Hot Computer Networking How-Tos

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: 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: Hack into WEP encrypted wireless networks

Check out this video tutorial on how to hack into WEP encrypted wireless networks. The aim of this video is to show people how easy it is to crack a wireless network with WEP encryption. Seriously, if you know how to do it, even a little kid could if you showed them how. Now that you know this, you should upgrade to WPA! It is much harder and takes much longer to crack.

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: Use the Nmap security tool

This hour-long hacking tutorial looks at the Nmap security scanner. In particular, this Nmap tutorial looks at port scanning concepts, TCP three way handshake, stealth scans, idle scans, bounce scans, version detection, OS detection, NSE/LUA scripting and firewall logs. To get started using Nmap, watch this video tutorial. Use the Nmap security tool.

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: 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: 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: 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: Hack a weak WPA wireless network

This video tutorial presents instructions on hacking a weak Wi-Fi Protected Access, or WPA, wireless network. To follow along, and replicate this hack yourself, you'll need knowledge of the deauthentication, or DeAuth, process. For more information, and to get started hacking WPA networks for yourself, watch this hacking how-to.

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: 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: 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: 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...

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