Hot Computer Networking How-Tos

How To: Detect all computers connected to your wi-fi network

In this tutorial, we learn how to detect all computers connected to your Wi-Fi network. To begin, go to the website, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/netframework/aa569263.aspx. Once you are on this site, download and install the program. Once it's installed, open the program and then look for the MAC address. Once you find this, go back to the website and enter this into the MAC address line. After you do this, you will be able to see what computers are listed on your network. If you see any ...

How To: Reset a wireless router

In this video, we learn how to reset your wireless router. You can use this if you are getting the "server can't be found" error, and it will work most of the time. First, grab your router and unplug the electricity and DSL plugs that are in the router. They will be round and look like post, and shouldn't be hard to find. After you unplug it, plug it back in after about 30-45 seconds. This will reboot your router, so it will most likely fix the problem you are experiencing. You should be able...

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: 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: Password protect your wireless network

Most of the home wireless networks are not set up by professionals and hence they might lack in security features. People just set up the wireless networks by connecting the devices and powering them up and never care to apply security settings to the network. This may result in your wireless network being compromised by unwanted external entities. How ever you can do a web based configuration settings and secure your wireless network by password protecting it. This settings differ from the m...

How To: Setup VNC on your computer 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: Use SSLStrip to remove encryption from browser

You should encrypt everything. These are what you need: BackTrack 4,0, modify IP tables, Python and ARPspoofing. Program the PC to flip to forwarding mode. Adjust the programming in the IP tables. You are convincing the host and the client that the man (PC) in the middle is the host and capture passwords, user names and other information from unsuspecting clients. This program strips the "S" from "https" which make your computer vulnerable to hackers. You need to observe the address bar and m...

How To: Encrypt a Linksys router with WPA password protection

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set and encrypt your Wi-Fi password using WPA on a Linskys router. Begin by opening your web browser and type in the address: Click Enter. Now type in your user name and password, and click OK. Then click on the Wireless tab and select Wireless Security. In the Security Mode drop-down menu, select WPA Pre-Shared Key and then type in a password under WPA Shared Key. Finish by clicking on Save Changes. This video will benefit th...

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: Establish a Remote Desktop connection in Windows XP

This video from Michael presents how to establish a Remote Desktop connection in Windows XP Professional.This type of connection allows you to access your computer via Internet from any place and manage files, local resources, or perform any other remote activity.To establish Remote Desktop connection click Start button, right click My Computer, from the opened menu select Properties. System Properties window will open. Choose Remote tab. Check Remote Desktop - Allow users to remotely connect...

How To: Use Remote Desktop in Windows 7 to connect to an XP PC

This video shows how to do a remote desktop connection from a new Windows 7 to a older Windows XP or Vista. With Remote Desktop Connection, you can access a computer running Windows from another computer running Windows that is connected to the same network or to the Internet. This feature from Windows easily enables you to get old files from Windows XP or Vista if you need to view or print documents. This feature is free from Windows and is built in the operating system. Once connected throu...

How To: Set up a network tarpit or teergrube

A network Tarpit, sometimes know by the German word Teergrube, is a service or set of hosts that deliberately try to slow malicious network connections down to a crawl. The idea is to put up unused hosts or services on the network that respond to an attacker, but do things to waste their time and greatly slow their scanning (or spreading in the case of Worms). To follow along with this video tutorial, you'll need a package called LaBrea by Tom Liston and an unused IP address to tarpit. Set up...

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: 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...

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 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: 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...