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How To: Set up a wired network in your home or office

In this video tutorial, we learn how about the basics of setting up a simple wired network. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including a complete demonstration detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Remotely access a PC with Remote Desktop in Vista

Remote desktop is a windows feature which can be used to access a windows computer from an other windows computer over the internet. Note that to access a windows computer using remote desktop the computer must run on Windows Professional or Ultimate version. Remote desktop does not work if the remote computer runs on Windows basic home version. However you can remote from a computer that runs on home version of windows. Another requirement is that the two computers must be connected over an ...

How To: Secure a Zyxel P-660HW-t1 wireless router

This video shows how to secure a wirelees internet connection on your Zyxel P-660hw-t1. For this, first click on Start button and open Internet Explorer(or any other browser). On the address bar of the browser, type in the IP address of your router. On the next page, enter your password and on the next page, either change the password or ignore. On the next webpage, under Advance setup, click on Wireless LAN. On the next page, click on 8021xWPA. Select authentication required and then click a...

How To: Use SmartConnect with the F5 BIG-IP Edge Client

Watch how the F5 Networks BIG-IP Edge Client solution gets you connected automatically when you boot/start up your computer along with seeing the browser based version of the F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway. Whether you're new to F5 Networks' popular network appliance or are a seasoned network administrator just looking to better acquaint yourself with BIG-IP, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look.

How To: Enable & use a Remote Desktop connection in Windows XP

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to establish a Remote Desktop connection in Windows XP. 1st you got to enable remote desktop. To do this go to start, right click on My Computer and click on properties. Then click on the remote tab and click on ‘allow users to remotely etc’ and click on ‘select remote users’. Click add and add your account. Click OK, apply and again OK. Now get your IP. Click start > run and type cmd. In the cmd prompt type ‘ip config’ and not...

How To: Capture packets with the Wireshark packet sniffer

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, and is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions. This video tutorial demonstrates how to get the Wireshark packet sniffer up and running to do a capture as well as how to run a traceroute command. To get started hacking with Wireshark, watch this how-to.

How To: Bypass RealVNC authentication

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC server") using a simple program (the "VNC viewer") on another computer desktop anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view a Windows Vista desktop at the office on a Linux or Mac computer at home. For ultimate simplicity, there is even a Java viewer, so that any deskto...

How To: Remotely administer a Netgear wireless router

If you want the ability to change router settings remotely, then you'll have to change some settings. This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about three and a half minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

How To: Set up the Cain & Abel network security tool

First you have to install program, called 'Cain and Abel'. Then, you will be automatically asked to install 'Win Pcap' and you should do that. After installation you have to click on 'Cain and Abel' program icon with right mouse button and start it as administrator. Then push blue plus sign to scan Mac addresses. After scanning go to the bottom of program window and press APR tab. Then push blue plus icon again. When table appears push first option in first square and first option in second a...

How To: Use the Hacker Defender rootkit or HackDef

Hacker Defender is one of the most widely deployed rootkits in the world. It is a user-mode rootkit that modifies several Windows and Native API functions, which allows it to hide information (files, processes, etc.) from other applications. In addition, Hacker Defender implements a backdoor and port redirector that operates through TCP ports opened by existing services. This means it is not possible to find the hidden backdoor through traditional means, like launching a remote port scan agai...

How To: See who is connected to a computer with netstat

Want to see whether your PC is being accessed by hackers? Netstat (network statistics) is a command-line tool that displays network connections (both incoming and outgoing), routing tables, and a number of network interface statistics. It is available on Unix, Unix-like, and Windows NT-based operating systems. This video tutorial presents a basic introduction to working with the netstat tool. Determine whether you've been hacked with this how-to.

How To: Crack a WPA encrypted wireless network

In this how to video, you will learn how to crack a WPA encrypted wireless network. To do this, you will need the Air Crack package for Linux. First, disable the wireless adapter and enable monitor mode. Next, identify the channel in the wireless network and Mac address. Once you have this, you can listen to the traffic coming to and from this point. Wait for the handshake or disconnect something in order to force it to reconnect. From here, you are ready to perform the attack. With any encry...

How To: Secure a Linksys WiFi network from a Mac computer

In this video from benjamoon we learn how to secure a linksys wifi network from a Mac. First type in your IP address in your browser bar which is 192.168.1.1 then press enter. If it asks for a password it is admin. Click on Wireless and here you can edit your name and who can access your wifi network. Under wireless security, go to WPA personal from the drop down menu. When you make your password, make it very challenging. He recommends just banging your hand against the keyboard, as long as ...

How To: Set up a Remote Desktop connection on a Windows PC

This video illustrates the method to Set up a Remote Desktop connection on a Windows PC. This process is composed of the following steps: Step 1Install "TeamViwer" software on the PC's which would be involved in this process.Step 2Create a connection between the computer you want to access remotely and the one which would be used to gain remote access. To create a connection , you need to connect them through Wi-Fi, LAN or through the internet.Step 3Open the TeamViewer software from the compu...

How To: Crack a WPA (and some WPA2s) with BackTrack in Linux

In this video we learn how to crack WPA using Back Track. The first step is the boot into Back Track using a VMware Virtual Machine Image. Next you need to open a shell console. In the console you will type "airmon-ng" and press enter. This does a check to find the wireless guard interface name. Next, type "airodump-ng wlan0" and press enter. This will tell it what wireless card to use and scan for wireless networks. You are looking for the one that comes up WPA. Copy the MAC address then typ...

How To: Port scan with Nmap

Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they a...

How To: Set up an HP wireless printer

In this tutorial, we learn how to set up an HP wireless printer. First, click "setup" on the printer, then go to "network", then "wireless setup wizard". The printer will now go through the setup process and show you available wireless networks in your area. If your network requires a password, enter it by typing it in with the keypad. Now, install the software to any computer and wait for the blue wireless light to turn on. When this is done, you will be able to print wirelessly from any com...

How To: Enable the Windows firewall and Windows Defender

Check out this computer software tutorial from Dummies.com. This tutorial is made for PCs. Increasing a PC's Windows Vista security is easily done by turning on the Windows firewall and Windows Defender. There's no need to download the firewall or Defender. Protection against spyware and other security risks increases upon enabling these free, built-in Windows solutions. Enable the Windows firewall and Windows Defender.

How To: Enable the web server for your Mac Mini server

How to Use Your Mac as a Server: Turn your Mac Mini into a server! Yes, that's right, with a little know-how and a little spunk, you can turn an inexpensive Mac Mini computer into a server to provide services over you network. You won't even need the Mac OS X Server, just the Mac OS X Client, so there is no extra software to buy, just the Mac Mini and it's operating system.

How To: Reset your browser history in Mozilla Firefox

In this video, we learn how to reset your browser history in Mozilla Firefox. First, open up Firefox, then go to the options menu. When you're on here, go to the privacy tab and then click on the options that will dump out the history that has been saved. You can also change your settings if you want to remove your search history and clear your cookies. At the bottom, check if you want it to clear private data. After this, press on the "ok" button and everything will be saved. When you are do...