Posts Tagged ‘ipconfig’

Network Troubleshooting Basics: The Ipconfig Command

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Once again, this is bound to be old news for many, but it’s also likely to be helpful for some too …

This article is the second in a series of the basics of network troubleshooting. Last time, the ping command was demonstrated. Now the ipconfig command will be covered (the Linux/Mac ifconfig & route commands will be touched on too). While this is a basic tutorial, there are some advanced tips and topics included.

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How to Enable IPv6 on Windows XP

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Here’s a handy trick for Windows XP users …

Most ISPs are in the process of enabling the IPv6 protocol which is then available for usage in addition to the currently used IPv4 protocol. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users do not need to enable or configure their operating system for IPv6 usage as it is enabled by default. The situation is different for Windows XP users who need to install the IPv6 protocol to add support for it to the operating system.

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Find Out which Sites Users have Accessed in Private Browsing Modes

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Here’s a good trick to help system administrators keep a step ahead of their users.

Private browsing, a relative new feature that allows users to hide their web activities. The modes basically block storage of browsing session data in the browser or the computer’s hard drive. This for instance means that no data is written to the cache or the cookie storage.

Users naturally feel safer using that mode, but that should not be the case. Why? Because there are means to find out which sites have been accessed in private browsing mode.

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