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How to find the MAC address of a computer
I’m looking for a cross platform (Windows and Linux) way of getting the MAC address of a computer? I figured out I can use WMI for Windows, but I’m not sure what to do for Linux, nor how to combine them.

Answer Question   |  April 15, 2014  6:01 PM
Linux, MAC address, Windows, WMI
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54,755 pts.

Windows very slow repsonse with mapped drives. –
I manage a network of around 50 computers. Two of these systems are VERY slow in bringing up a Windows explorer window that also has mapped drives (the window opens and is blank for 30-40 seconds then fully populates with all mapped and local drives). The other computers on the network seem to be able...

Answer Question   |  April 15, 2014  2:45 PM
Mapped drives, Windows XP
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14,925 pts.

One DHCP server for two VLANS with different subnets
Hi all, How do I configure a same DHCP for two different VLANs. My setup is say VLAN 10 is having DHCP server with IP 10.102.1.2 VLAN 10 with subnet 10.102.1.1/16 VLAN 170 with subnet 192.168.10.1/22 VLAN 10 clients are getting DHCP, then what I have to configure in layer advanced switch to do get...

Answer Question   |  April 11, 2014  1:21 PM
DHCP, Layer 3-7 Switches, Switches, VLAN
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20 pts.

Can I use a Linksys print server as a bridge or access point?
Can I use a Linksys print server as a bridge or access point?  I want to use it to connect a VoIP phone.

Answer Question   |  April 7, 2014  8:43 PM
Access Points, Linksys, Print Server, VoIP, Wireless Access Points, Wireless bridges
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5 pts.

How can I get the MAC address from a client’s machine?
I’m trying to get MAC Address for one of my client’s PCs where their website is running. How can I get that? I need the script to be compatible with with IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Thanks for all the help!

Answer Question   |  April 4, 2014  2:00 PM
MAC address
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54,755 pts.

Configuring VLANs on NetGear FS726T Switch
I am not a trained network specialist, but I’m installing a network at our church. We have a NetGear FS726T switch and a WG102 access point. We want to have to two VLANs: one to be used by the staff with full access to all of the devices on the network and to the Internet;...

Answer Question   |  April 2, 2014  3:02 AM
Netgear FS726TP, Switches, VLAN, VLAN configuration
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35 pts.

How to connect multiple subnets using RV042 router
Hi all, I’m trying to figure out a way to get multiple subnets to communicate. Here’s the scenario: 2 subnets – 192.168.101.x and 192.168.104.x 1. Router – Linksys RV042. WAN 1 port to internet, LAN port to internal network. Default Gateway with IP of 192.168.101.253. The WAN2/DMZ port is not being used currently. 2. The...

Answer Question   |  April 2, 2014  1:01 PM
LAN port, Linksys Routers
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175 pts.

website download issues
I have a uk based network which is having issues downloading content from websites based in USA, but can download content from the UK without issues.  Different browsers/pcs also have the same issues.We can ping and resolve the website addresses for any sites.   The site was working for several years and the ISP claims...

Answer Question   |  March 30, 2014  1:05 PM
Cisco, Load balancing, Max hop, snapgear, TTL, Website
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15 pts.

Deciding between multicasting vs. broadcasting in LAN
Would anyone know if there’s an advantage to using a multicast group for sending messages (instead of broadcasting them to a specific port)? When it’s broadcasting, computers that don’t want the messages actually still receive them. Does that affect their performance / traffic? Don’t the computers just dump the message immediately? Thank you.

Answer Question   |  March 28, 2014  6:00 PM
Broadcast, LAN, Multicast
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54,755 pts.

Retrieving original MAC address
Our group is tasked with with retrieving the active MAC address for our Windows PCs. Here’s the code we’re using: private static string macId() { return identifier("Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration", "MACAddress", "IPEnabled"); } private static string identifier(string wmiClass, string wmiProperty, string wmiMustBeTrue) { string result = ""; System.Management.ManagementClass mc = new System.Management.ManagementClass(wmiClass); System.Management.ManagementObjectCollection moc = mc.GetInstances(); foreach (System.Management.ManagementObject...

Answer Question   |  March 26, 2014  12:00 PM
MAC address, Networking, Spoofing
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54,755 pts.

Private Cloud: Load balancing on mobile devices
Hello sir, my project is based on private cloud load balancing on mobile devices. How can I support a Vector machine that can be implemented to balance the load?

Answer Question   |  March 6, 2014  7:25 AM
Load balancing, Mobile devices, Private Cloud
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5 pts.

List of MAC addresses from Cisco
How do I get a list of all MAC addresses connected to our Cisco Wi-Fi in VB.Net?

Answer Question   |  March 5, 2014  5:11 PM
Cisco, MAC address
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5 pts.

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20 pts.

Does a VPN replace NAT?
If I am behind a router that I don’t control, is a VPN a solution to have access to all ports I might want? Does it expose me directly to the internet?

Answer Question   |  March 1, 2014  12:08 AM
NAT, Networking, VPN
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5 pts.

MPLS VS. DSL VPN
Hi Everyone , I wonder if i decide to implement MPLS (Layer2 or Layer3) to my WAN network. How do i know that I get a real MPLS in provider cloud not a DSL VPN instead ?

Answer Question   |  February 16, 2014  4:26 PM
DSL, MPLS, MPLS VPN, VPN MPLS
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5 pts.

Conversion of *.log file to *.chk
Is it possible one converts log file to chk? I have some data (HESSIAN = frequency calculation results) in the *.log file and the data can only be read by a code if those be in *.chk format.

Answer Question   |  January 27, 2014  9:24 PM
Log files
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5 pts.

Bridge mode vs NAT or router mode
Could any one simply explain the differences between NAT mode Vs brdige mode? And can I configure the same IP range for WAN and LAN interface for a router which can ein brdige mode? Is brdigne mode really requires IPs? Thanks,

Answer Question   |  January 22, 2014  7:26 AM
Bridge Mode, LAN, NAT, Router configuration, Router Mode, WAN
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1,675 pts.

Unauthorized Remote Lan Login on Netgear Router on Comcast
I have been searching for an answer all over the place and hope someone can help me. I even called comcast, but they had no suggestions beyond those I have already tried. I have WPA/TKIP security on my network, Norton, Windows defender, Spybot, and a few other security programs. I am running Windows XP. I...

Answer Question   |  January 15, 2014  7:52 PM
Comcast, LAN access from Chinese IP, LAN Security, Netgear router, Security, SPYING, Wan security
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15 pts.

Using Network Access Control to limit Internet access on a specific few machines
How can we use Windows 2008’s Network Access Control to limit intern’s computers from getting to the Internet? Where is this feature setup and do we need a client on the computers or does AD take care of this?

Answer Question   |  December 23, 2013  3:14 PM
NAC, Network Access Control, Security in 2010, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Support
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9,860 pts.

Netgear N300 Network Monitoring
I have a Netgear N300 wireless router. I live in an apartment building and I was wondering if there is a way for me to tell how many computers are connected to my network so I can tell if our neighbors are using our wireless network.

Answer Question   |  December 9, 2013  2:02 AM
Netgear, Network security, router
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5 pts.

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