Hot Computer Networking How-Tos

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 a wireless internet connection without a router

Using your laptop you can set up a wireless internet connection at home. You will not need a wireless router to do this. You can turn your computer into a wireless internet access point and set up a local network to which other computers in your home can connect. This feature is recommended for those who have no existing network setup. If you simply have a computer connected to the internet then you would be not needing this. Go to your system preferences and select sharing. Click on the inte...

How To: Set up a Remote Desktop connection on a Windows PC

This video illustrates the method to Set up a Remote Desktop connection on a Windows PC. This process is composed of the following steps: Step 1Install "TeamViwer" software on the PC's which would be involved in this process.Step 2Create a connection between the computer you want to access remotely and the one which would be used to gain remote access. To create a connection , you need to connect them through Wi-Fi, LAN or through the internet.Step 3Open the TeamViewer software from the compu...

How To: Hack an Oracle database

In this installment from the Unorthodox Hacking series of Internet security tutorials, you'll learn how to get a shell on an Oracle database. To see how to pop a shell from within Oracle or even perform a port scan from the database itself, watch this hacking how-to.

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: Send Fax From Computer

Advances in technology continue to make our lives easier and more convenient. If you want to send fax, for instance, you no longer need to own a fax machine. You can easily and quickly send fax directly from your computer in one of several methods, including via an Internet fax service provider or using Windows built-in Fax and Scan tools. Read on how to use an Internet fax service, one of the faster faxing methods, to send fax messages from your PC.

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 ...

How To: Set up a network printer on Windows XP

The video describes sharing of printer with other computers. There is no need of any cable. Can be connected to desktop or laptop. Open (System Properties) from (My Computer) and check computer name. Open (printers and faxes) window. Select the printer to work on. Activate the box named (share this printer) under sharing in printer properties. To use this feature in laptop open (printers and faxes) again from printers and other hardware options in control panel. Open the (Add Printer Wizard)....

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: Secure your computer with a bios password

What you need to do is press a certain button when your computer boots (it should say something like press this key to enter setup). Press the specified key and inside the bios find the option that allows you to set a password. Once you create a password then you have to set it so the computer requires the password on boot. Please rate and comment this video.

How To: Change the default password on a D-Link router

This tutorial shows us how to change the default password on a d-link router. First, go to your web browser and type in "http://192.168.0.1". A pop up box will now appear, in the user name section write "admin" and in the password section, leave it blank. On the new page, click on the "tools" section, then type in a new login name under the administrator section. After this, enter a new password and confirm it. Now delete all the information under the "user" section. Save these settings, clic...

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: 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: 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: Crack a WPA encrypted wireless network

In this how to video, you will learn how to crack a WPA encrypted wireless network. To do this, you will need the Air Crack package for Linux. First, disable the wireless adapter and enable monitor mode. Next, identify the channel in the wireless network and Mac address. Once you have this, you can listen to the traffic coming to and from this point. Wait for the handshake or disconnect something in order to force it to reconnect. From here, you are ready to perform the attack. With any encry...

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: 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 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: 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: Create a wireless network at home

Anyone can set up their own wireless network. All you need is a little know-how. You will need a computer with wireless capability, a high-speed modem, a wireless router, and a broadband internet connection. Don't get tied to the wall; a wireless connection will allow you to move the computer freely around your home and still get an internet connection. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to hook up a wireless network at home.

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.