Networking

How to Upgrade Actiontec ECB6200 Firmware

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I recently purchased the Actiontec MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax adapter because my entire house is wired for coax and I recently upgraded to the FIOS Quantum Gateway that also supports MoCA 2.0. Using this adapter, I could increase the local data transfer rate on my LAN to somewhere around 400 Mbps or 50 MB/s […]

Limit Bandwidth on a Netgear Wireless Router

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I recently bought a second wireless router for several reasons, but one was to control how my kids connect to the Internet. For one thing, I wanted to restrict just how much bandwidth they could use in a given period of time. After that, the Internet connection would cut off and they would have to […]

Force Windows 7 to Use Wired Connection over Wireless

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So here’s an interesting situation I ran into when using Windows 7 connected to both my Ethernet network and my wireless network at home: whenever I would transfer data between my NAS and my machine, Windows 7 would tend to use the wireless network instead of the Ethernet connection! This was annoying because the speed […]

Fix “Windows is Unable to Connect to the Selected Network”

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I use Windows 7 on my desktop machine and I ran into an annoying problem the other day. I tried to connect to my wireless network at home like I normally do, but could not connect. I kept getting the following error message: Windows is Unable to Connect to the Selected Network Strange problem! I’ve […]

How to Troubleshoot WiFi (Wireless) Printers

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I recently bought a Brother wireless printer and I have to say that it’s really nice being able to print from my laptop while sitting outside on the front porch. No cables, no being forced to keep my computer in once place, etc. It’s super convenient. That is if your wireless printer works like it […]

Remotely Accessing a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 Computer

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Normally, when multiple people need to have access to a Windows computer in a network, you need to use a server version of Windows (such as 2003) running Terminal Services. However, you need to by licenses from Microsoft to do this. If you only need one person to access a computer remotely at a time, […]

Connect Two Computers using a Crossover Cable

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Ever needed to connect two computers together without going through a wireless network? I’ve previously written about how to connect two computers wirelessly using an ad-hoc wireless network, but it’s not as fast as being directly connected. If your computers are on a wired network, you can network two computers and then share files and […]

Fix “Logon Failure: The Target Account Name is Incorrect” Error

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When trying to logon to the domain from a client PC, I recently got the following error message in Windows: Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect. What was strange was that it was only occurring for one particular user account in Active Directory and not other accounts. When I tried a different account, […]

How to Change an Apache Server Listening Port

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Last week, I encountered a server with its HTTPS port 80 already taken by another software.  The “culprit” was unsurprisingly another web server software, namely IIS. Because the IIS users are already accustomed to the default port, the Apache installation had no choice but to use a less popular port for HTTP, in this case […]

How to Release and Renew an IP Address

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If you’re working in IT, there are a few things that you need to know no matter what. They are basically essential skills for any IT person. One of those skills is knowing how to renew and release IP addresses. You’ll need to do this a lot during your IT career and it’s really useful […]