Hot Computer Networking How-Tos

How To: Change the default password on a NETGEAR router

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to change the default password on a NET-GEAR router. Begin by opening your web browser and go to this site: Router Login. When the Prompt window opens, type in your router's user name and password, and click OK. In the sidebar, under Maintenance, click on Set Password. Now type in the old password, new password and re-type the new password once again to confirm. Finish by clicking Apply. This video will benefit those viewers who use a NET-Gear router,...

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: Encrypt a NETGEAR router with WPA password protection

In this tutorial, we learn how to set and encrypt a Wi-Fi password using WPA in Netgear. First, type "www.routerlogin.net" into your internet browser. Next, a pop-up window will appear, type your user name and password into this dialog box. A new window will pop up, click on the tab on the left hand side of the screen that says "wireless settings". Type in your user name and password once more, then find where it says "security settings", and click on the "WPA-PSK" radio button. Now, make a p...

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: Detect hackers on your network with Ettercap

Most of you are familiar with using Ettercap for attacking systems, but what about using it to find attackers? This tutorial will cover using Ettercap to find people sniffing on your network. The plug-ins we will be using are search_promisc, arp_cop and scan_poisoner. Have fun detecting network sniffers. Detect hackers on your network with Ettercap.

How To: Find free audiobooks online and network a Mac and PC

In this episode, Brandon Jackson joins D.Lee Beard to present an in-depth review of the Slingbox A/V, explore where to find free downloadable audiobooks online, and to answer viewer questions on using an iMac as a display and how to share files over a local network between a Mac and a Windows PC . Be sure to check out our next video to learn how you can win the Techies' Slingbox and begin watching your home TV from all over the world via the internet.

How To: Encrypt a NETGEAR router with WEP password protection

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set and encrypt a NET-Gear router with WEP password protection. Begin by opening your web browser and go to the router website: Router Login.. When the Prompt window appears, type in your router user name and password, and click OK. In the sidebar, under Setup, click on Wireless Settings. Once again, type in your user name and password, and click OK. In the Security Options, check WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). Then select the Pass-phrase box, typ...

How To: Setup PHP and MySQL 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: 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: 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: Hack a network with Nessus 3

The Nessus vulnerability scanner, is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture. Nessus scanners can be distributed throughout an entire enterprise, inside DMZs, and across physically separate networks. In this network security video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a network using Nessus 3.

How To: Set up an Airport Extreme for outside computer access

This simple video tutorial explains how to use Airport Utility to configure your Airport Extreme so you can access your Apple computer remotely for file and screen sharing. It explains how to setup DHCP IP reservations and port forwarding using Manual Setup option of the Airport Utility. Considering that the tutorial becomes a little bit technical during the second part, this tutorial is aimed at users who already have at least some knowledge and/or experience setting up a network. Absolute b...

How To: Encrypt a D-Link router with WEP password protection

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to encrypt a D-Link router with WEP password protection. First you connect to your wireless network. Open your browser and type in http://192.168.0.1. Type in your base station username and password and press OK. Under the SETUP tab, select WIRELESS SETTINGS, scroll down to 'Wireless Security Mode' and select 'Enable WEP Wireless Security'. Scroll down to WEP. Under WEP Encryption pull down menu select 128Bit. Now create a pass...

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: 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: Change your IP or MAC address

The video is about how to change the IP address. MAC address is the unique identifier a site of the most network adapters. MAC address is used to determine what IP address the computer will have and one way to change the IP address is by changing the MAC address. The method is only applicable for the windows systems and for the MAC systems you need to look at the link provided. In Windows in the start menu, type cmd in the run/search box, which will launch the command window. Type ipconfig/al...

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