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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 VLAN 10 with subnet VLAN 170 with subnet 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 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.

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
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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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