Recent content by 0ldman

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    cable system problem

    We have an apparent problem with someone hacking a cable system I advise for. I am not a Cisco guy, but I can put around a bit. I have some tools to monitor the network, manage QoS, etc, but they work between the CMTS and the router. I need to monitor network traffic on the RF side of the...
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    New computer has latency issues?

    Probably a driver problem. Try to identify the chipset and download the driver from the chipset manufacturer.
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    Vista networking issue

    Vista has some security enabled by default, firewall and antispyware/basic worm protection. Gotta either configure a passthrough or disable entirely. I don't remember details, I've only got a few customers with Vista. I've only set it up once.
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    problem with laptop wireless and bluetooth

    the CM9 is internal, mini PCI, $49. Might find it cheaper as well.
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    Anyone know why I am being asked for a password to view my shared folders?

    My issue was an automatic mapping with a different user name. Windows just refused to keep the user/pass info for the map.
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    Looking for a Reliable Wireless Router

    Get a cheap atheros based wireless card, couple of nics and an old computer. pfsense, dd-wrt x86, etc... torrents and p2p are hard on routers, especially wireless.
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    problem with laptop wireless and bluetooth

    The Intel 2200bg is good hardware with really crappy drivers. Try the newest drivers, certain drivers seem to work for certain people. Another thing, go to the adapter settings in the Intel wireless ap, set the tx power to the notch just below the max. This seems to fix a lot of problems on...
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    Anyone know why I am being asked for a password to view my shared folders?

    on the same note, my dad's computer (he's tied into my net connection and files) simply refused to keep the shared user/pass one day. I had to create user/pass on my media sharing PC so he could access. Had it been a customer, I would have tried to find a solution, however, I never...
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    College Student Needs major advice; seeking network security career... help

    if you're into security, get your CCNA and study linux. Build a network with linux and cisco, that seems to be the norm nowadays, and certainly the learning curve will give you more questions than answers. If you can figure it out, you've got it made. You need to tinker with various...
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    What are your IT job hours?

    Like YeOldStonedCat and swatbat, consultant/owner/ditchdigger. 8-9am or whenever the first call comes in, paperwork, the previous day's paperwork, run all over, put 300 miles on my car, fix laptops (no one else in the area will touch them), get home/office around 3-5pm, write down what I need...
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    Software vs Hardware Firewall

    While I agree about Spybot/Adaware, I have tons of customers with spywaredoctor that call me because their system is fried. I've not been impressed by any version of Norton when it comes to spyware. I still make quite a bit of money cleaning spyware, and more than a few of my customers use...
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    Dell Switches and Network Equipement

    another vote for Procurve. Good support, unlike Dell.
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    Software vs Hardware Firewall

    just curious. Nice to know as the winsock reset isn't available pre-SP2 and sometimes my brain and my fingers don't agree on the order of the letters... I've used LSPFix.exe before, but it doesn't reset to default, just lets you pull out the offending plugins/changes.
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    Software vs Hardware Firewall

    doesn't "netsh winsock reset" command do the same thing as your link? It doesn't give the option to back up your previous config, but...
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    Can someone tell me a good Wifi sigial booster?

    Just for clarity, most AP's with 2 antennas use diversity, it picks the antenna with the best signal automatically. I have set up one antenna outdoors, the other antenna indoors and tested a bridge between two houses. The way the router chooses the antenna isn't efficient enough, and the...