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  • How to Find Your IP Address on a Mac
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    How to Find Your IP Address on a Mac
    Use Finder to open the applications folder, then Utilities, then terminal. When the terminal window opens, and the prompt appears, type ifconfig . The IP addresses will appear on the lines that start with “inet”. Steps 1. Open a terminal window so that you can type commands that are not on a menu. If you already have a terminal window open, skip to Step 5. Otherwise, click on the desktop background (not on any application). 2. The top menu bar should now say “Finder”; click on Go -> applications 3. On the applications menu, click on Utilities to open the s...
  • How to Easily Setup Wpad.Dat in Ipcop
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    How to Easily Setup Wpad.Dat in Ipcop
    Setting up things can be hard to do. This article will show you how to do it! Steps 1. Enter yourdomainname.com in ipcop’s dhcp service. 2. Create dns record to point wpad.yourdomainname.com to your ipcop ip. or, 3. Edit /etc/hosts and put ‘wpad 192.168.1.1′ into a new line. replace 192.168.1.1 with your ipcop’s ip. 4. Test it by ping wpad and see if it resolve to your ipcop’s ip. 5. Create the wpad.dat file in /home/httpd/html/ 6. Add ‘Listen 80′ to a new line in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf 7. Restart apache: ‘kill -HUP 1234′ replace 1234 w...
  • How to Create a New Scope in DHCP
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    How to Create a New Scope in DHCP
    Learn how to create a new scope in DHCP in 13 simple steps. DHCP scope is a collection of IP addresses and TCP/IP configuration parameters that are available for lease to DHCP client computers. A DHCP scope must be defined and activated on the DHCP server to assign dynamic TCP/IP configuration to a DHCP client computer. It can have a single continuous range of IP addresses. To use several address ranges within a single scope, set exclusion ranges after defining the scope.Run DHCP from Start Menu > Programs > Administrative Tools > DHCP In the DHCP console, highlight the server, and ...
  • How to Connect Two Computers
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    How to Connect Two Computers
    These instructions show how to connect two computers for the purpose of sharing data. This will let you share files and folders, printers, play network games, etc. These instructions create a private network of only two devices. For an expanded understanding the private network concept, visit How to Set up a Private Network after reading this article. Steps 1. Choose a Network Address * Any network address will do for this purpose, so long as you understand the basics of how IPv4 works as explained below. * IPv4 (IP ver. 4) addresses are written like this: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (four numbers separat...
  • How to Connect One Router to Another to Expand a Netw...
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    How to Connect One Router to Another to Expand a Network
    You have your home or office network completely setup and working with a high speed internet service right? But you just bought a new computer that you want to add to the network but don’t have any open ports on your current router. Here’s how to connect a new router to an existing router to create more ports. Steps 1. Unplug one of the network connections from your old router. 2. Use this open port to connect the old router to the new routers WAN(wide area network) port. If your old router has an uplink port, use this instead of the last LAN(local area network) port and keep the l...
  • How to Add an HP Printer to a Wireless Network
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    How to Add an HP Printer to a Wireless Network
    If your printer has a built-in ethernet adaptor, adding your printer to your network is a snap. These instructions are appropriate for most HP printers with an ethernet adaptor. The instructions will differ slightly for those with an external print server. Here’s what you do: Steps 1. If you use MAC address filtering on your wireless network, you will need to add your printer’s MAC address to your router configuration. If you don’t use MAC address filtering for your wireless network, you can skip to Step 9. 2. To get your printer’s MAC address, first print your printer&...
  • How to Set up a Telnet Host on Your Computer
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    How to Set up a Telnet Host on Your Computer
    This is great if you need to access your computer from somewhere else. Steps 1. Download the telnet server software. 2. Extract the files to somewhere on your computer. It should be somewhere that you can remember. 3. Find “install.exe” and run it. 4. Restart your computer. 5. Now at your command prompt, you will be able to type “telnet your-IP-address” or “telnet your-hostname” to get access to your computer. If you type it properly, you will be asked for a login name and password. Tips * Your computer must be turned on to telnet it. * If you want your comp...
  • How to Differentiate Between NAS and SAN
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    How to Differentiate Between NAS and SAN
    NAS stands for Network Attached storage while SAN stands for Storage Area network. Network-attached [storage devices] connect directly to the network and sit between application servers and file systems. On the other hand a SAN isn’t a device but a network that connects storage systems. NAS can be almost any machine that can connect to the LAN (or is interconnected to the LAN through a WAN) can use NFS, CIFS or HTTP protocol to connect to a NAS and share files. Only server class devices with SCSI Fibre Channel can connect to the SAN. The Fibre Channel of the SAN has a limit of around 10...
  • How to Do a Remote Shutdown for a PC on a LAN
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    How to Do a Remote Shutdown for a PC on a LAN
    Do you need to shutdown a server or other remote computer? Need to do this from the convenience of your own PC? Here’s how to shutdown a remote Windows computer from your own desktop. Steps 1. Open the command prompt. This may be done by clicking on the “Start” button, and selecting “Run”. 2. Type in cmd and press Enter. 3. Type in shutdown -m \computername, replacing “computername” with the name of the computer you wish to shutdown or the computers ip address. 4. Experiment with the shutdown command’s switches. * -r will force a restart, disabli...
  • How to Configure a VPN
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    How to Configure a VPN
    Virtual Private Networks (VPN) allow users working at home, on the road or at a branch office to connect in a secure manner to a remote corporate server using the public Internet. VPN server or host is a computer that accepts VPN connections from VPN clients. A VPN server or host can be a NT/W2K server or W2K/XP Pro. VPN client is a computer that initiates a VPN connection to a VPN server or host. A VPN client can be an individual computer running MS Windows NT version 4.0, Windows 2000, 9x. VPN clients can also be any non-Microsoft Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) client or Layer Two ...