Hot Computer Networking How-Tos

How To: Use Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2003

Remote desktop in windows is set up with these easy to follow steps. First go to your start menu this is in the bottom left corner of your desktop. In the start menu locate your control panel. In the control panel open up your systems folder. Once this is open click the remote tab at the top right of this folder. In this tab you will have the option to check “allow user to connect remotely to this computer.” From here press ok to exit out of the systems folder.Again click the start menu, navi...

How To: Easily open your NAT on a ZyXel router

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to easily open your NAT on a ZyXel router. There are three steps involved in doing this. Open your web browser and type in the router IP address which is normally http://192.168.1.1. Then you will get the log in page. The password is either 1234 or admin. It will be written on the packaging of the router. On the next page click on UPNP, then check all three boxes and click 'apply'. Then you click on NAT and set the start and en...

How To: Set up a Linksys WR54g or WRT54g2 wireless router

This video tutorial is in the Computers & Programming category which will show you how to set up a Linksys WR54g or WRT54g2 wireless router. First you connect to your Linksys router. Then go to http://192.168.1.1 and type in "admin' as your password in to log in window and click "log in'. then go to the "wireless' tab and enter your wireless network name. In the wireless channel select '11 2.462GHz' and click save. Next go to "wireless security' and type in the wireless network key. This is t...

How To: Detect hackers with netstat

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: Make an email server on your home computer

Learn how to make an e-mail server on your home computer to host your own web page and webmail service by following the steps outlined in this video tutorial. You will need a web server, an e-mail server, and a webmail interface. For the server, the most common program is WampServer, which you will need to download. Run through the installation process and grant the program access to your fire. Click on the new icon on your desktop and click Put Online and then Start All Services. This will g...

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: 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 DNS spoofing in Ettercap

In this video, you'll find instructions on how to use the Ettercap plug-in dns_spoof to set up DNS spoofing on a local area network. This Ettercap plug-in is ony one potential way to pull of DNS spoofing, and only works if the attacker is on the same subnet. To get started DNS spoofing with Ettercap, press play! Use DNS spoofing in Ettercap.

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: Setup an Asterisk Server

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing with Asterisk. I have found Asterisk to be extremely powerful and fun to play with. There are several books and many scattered how to articles out there, but most are outdated and the information required to build Asterisk from beginning to end can be a bit daunting. I wanted to combine all the steps into a single article and share my experience with everyone. If I have left out any steps please let me know.

How To: Make a crossover ethernet cable from scratch

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a crossover cable from scratch. Users will need an Ethernet cable. Begin by removing one side of the connector and strip off the outside casing. Then separate the wires. Change the sequence order of the cables to: white green, green, white orange, blue, white blue, orange, white brown and brown. Make the cables straight and close together. Then cut off about half of the wires and carefully put back on the connector. Use pliers to squeeze the c...

How To: Configure a computer wireless router

In this how-to video, you will learn how to configure and change the settings of your wireless router. If you have a bt router, go to api.home. This will bring up your wireless ADSL configuration. Click on advanced to change the advanced settings. You must enter your user name and password. The default for these are admin and admin. Now you can edit the settings. Go to MAC address control to block certain devices. If you are running a non BT router, go to run and type in cmd. Now, type in ipc...

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: See who's using your wireless network on a Windows PC

This video shows you the method to find if someone else is using your Internet connection. There are two methods for this. The first method involves opening the start menu and click on 'Run'. Type cmd in the text box which opens as a result of clicking on 'Run'. Type NET VIEW at the command prompt. This will show all people using your network. The second method involves going to Start menu. Go to Connect to and Show all connections. Click on My network places. Click on 'View workgroup compute...

How To: Configure a router for Wifi

Llewyn demonstrates how to configure your router for Wifi. Access the router by opening up your internet browser and typing in your router's IP address. That will bring up the router configuration page. Now, click on the wireless tab. You can set the wireless network mode to accommodate your computers. As a precaution, set the mode to mixed for greater flexibility. Set your wireless SSD broadcast to enable which will enable your wireless card to actually see the webpage and the internet. You ...

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