The ‘Networking’ Archives
Posted March 7, 2017 by

How to Control Your Computer Network

Managing a network involves specific steps an administrator must take to control, operate and maintain a network inside an organization.

Posted February 27, 2017 by

How to Use Public Wi-Fi Safely?

Public Wi-Fi is now offered almost everywhere, and most people make use of it on regular basis. As good as this sounds, there is just one huge problem – it is just not safe. Because public Wi-Fi is an open network, it can be hacked by anyone, enabling them to get into your device with […]

Category Networking

Posted May 13, 2016 by

How to Keep Your Data Backups Safe

Data Backup

We have all heard the horror stories: You receive a late night call from the office, the caller frantically telling you that the entire network has gone down and the backups are corrupted, or even worse, missing entirely. The IT landscape is littered with tales of backups gone wrong, both deliberately and accidentally. Businesses have […]

Category Database, Networking

Posted January 13, 2014 by

Xbox One: How to Open your NAT to Connect to Live Members and Servers

xbox one feature article

As I anticipated, the Xbox One falls short on network connectivity. Microsoft raised hype about the networking power of the Xbox One, but it failed to deliver. Everyone expected the Xbox One to be the latest and greatest media streaming device. However, it currently only supports playback with Windows Media Player 11 natively compatible codecs […]

Posted October 26, 2013 by

Windows: Find an IP Address of a Printer on a Network

network printer IP

Trying to find the IP address of a networked printer can be frustrating. Using these techniques, you should be able to locate it from your Windows computer.

Category Networking, Windows

Posted October 17, 2013 by

How to Share Files Starting with Windows File Sharing Wizard

file sharing in windows

From sharing movies and songs at home to folders and files with colleagues at work, the File Sharing Wizard is the easiest way to get started using the networking service within Windows.

Posted February 2, 2011 by

How to convert VMware virtual disks from thin to thick with the vSphere client

Have you ever provisioned a new virtual machine in vSphere, put it in production, and discovered belatedly that you mistakenly used “thin provisioned” virtual disks? This can often happen when deploying from a template which was thin provisioned since the default option is to use the same disk format as the source. Good news! It […]

Category Networking

Posted July 13, 2010 by

VOIP / Mobile Data : How to make incoming and outgoing VOIP calls for free w/Google Voice and an internet connection (USA tested only)

This recipe will explain how to utilize several free services to get free incoming and outgoing calls (2000 minutes limit/month) in the USA.  We will be utilizing a VOIP standard called SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) to allow us to use our mobile data only device or pc internet connection to make up to 2000 minutes of free VOIP calls w/o the complexities of creating one’s own PBX (SIP client required on device of course, Android and iOS4 have several clients, most are retail though).

Category Networking

Posted February 3, 2009 by

Route selection by host reachability with Cisco SLA

Cisco’s SLA features, available in IOS other than IP Base, allow modification of the routing table based on a monitored item. In this example, we’ll monitor an Internet address, and change the default route if that address is unreachable.

Category Cisco router

Posted July 1, 2008 by

Cisco Unity Unified Messages Do Not Work in Blackberry or Windows Mobile

By default, Cisco Unity Unified messages don’t work in Blackberry or windows mobile devices. Here’s how to make it work.

Posted April 17, 2007 by

Callmanager Express transfer direct to Unity express voicemail

Transfer a caller on a Cisco CME (CallManager Express) to a voicemail box on a CUE (Cisco Unity Express) system.

Posted March 19, 2007 by

PPTP on Cisco ASA or PIX 6.3 or later code

In PIX 6.3 and later, support for PPTP through the PIX has been added.

Category Cisco firewall