Hot Computer Networking How-Tos

How To: Encrypt an Apple AirPort with WEP password protection

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set and encrypt the wireless password using WEP Apple Airport. Begin by opening the Apple Airport utility program. Then find the network's name and double-click on it. The Configure "Apple Airport Express" opens, click on the Airport tab. Then click on the Wireless Security button. Now click on the Wireless Security drop-down menu and select 128-bit. Click on the Set WEP Password button, type in the password and verify it. Finish by clicking on Upd...

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: Disable Wi-Fi SSID broadcast on an Apple AirPort

How to disable Wi-Fi SSID broadcast on an Apple AirPort in seven simple steps. Open your AirPort Admin Utility application. Find your network's name and double-click it or press the Configure button on the bottom right of the screen. Enter your password and click OK. The Configure "Apple AirPort Express" Base Station should open. Click on AirPort tab. Select the "Create a closed network" check box. Click OK on the dialogue box. Click the Update button on the lower right part of your screen. D...

How To: Hack SSL passwords with ARP poisoning

Are you serious about becoming a bonafide hacker? Then you simply must learn how to hack SSL passwords using ARP poisoning. ARP poisoning, also known as ARP spoofing, involves attacking an ethernet wireless network by looking at the data frames on a LAN (local area network). Resultingly, you can sniff plaintext passwords, SSL passwords, and even manufacture denial-of-service attacks.

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: 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: 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: 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: Use salty hashes to keep passwords secure

In this tutorial, we learn how to use salty hashes to keep passwords secure. A hash is stored in a database that is hashed with an algorithm, so not everyone can see exactly what your password is. When you type your password into a website, it doesn't actually register as words, it registers as a hash. This keeps your passwords secure so not everyone can see them. Salting is when you use random pits and attaching them to your regular hashes so not every password is the same. The salt is what ...

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: Disable Wi-Fi SSID broadcast on a NETGEAR router

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to disable SSID broadcast on a NETGEAR router. Begin by opening your browser and go to the site: Router Login. Then type in your user name and password. Click OK. In the sidebar under Setup, click on Wireless Settings. In Name (SSID), type in a new network name and click on Apply. In the sidebar under the Advanced, click on Wireless Settings. Type in your user name and password once again, and click OK. Under Wireless Router Settings, uncheck Enable S...

How To: Use the F5 Networks' BIG-IP Edge Client

Learn how to use the BIG-IP Edge Client and its Smart Connect, Location Awareness, Customization, Deployment features. 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: Build APRS on the cheap

Long-time packeteer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, developed the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS), which allows packet radio to track real-time events. It deviates markedly from the usual message- and text-transfer activity. Instead, APRS concentrates on the graphic display of station and object locations and movements.

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...

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