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Network Configuration Question

Q: Network Configuration Question

I was asked this question in class and I'm not sure if I gave the right answer or not.

Company with 50 (max) different locations.
1 Head Office and 1 Store House
Each location has a static IP address.
Each location has max 13 PCs in the internal network.

Locations need to be able to connect via VPN thus have the same Sub Net:
Im thinking (IP) Class B/ (SN) giving me 126 IPs/SN to work with just in case all locations connect to one location at the same time.
Q1: is this SN a good choice?

For the internal network at each location:


Public IP (Static)
Private IP / SN

Firewall with 2 NIC
Router facing NIC IP SN GW
Data Server IP SN GW
File Server IP SN GW

Switch / Switches
IP adds 172.16.20.x/ SN GW
Q2: Is this the right configuration? If not what should I change?
Q3: Recommended OS for Firewall, Server 1 and Server 2.
Q4:Recommended hardware for Routers/Switches

Appreciate you taking the time to help me out.

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I am trying to re-configure my home network to allow for a secure and normal (not to secure) networks, that will not be aware of each other but will both connect through to the same router for Internet access.

Basically I want one network that will be used only for Online banking, other important transactions and store important data and another which will be used for random web browsing,web mail, games etc that are more likely to get Spyware or Viruses.

The two networks will only have a few computers/laptops on each network and obviously as this is for home I want to know if this is feasible without spending huge amounts of money. If anyone sees any problems with my thinking or has any advice please let me know.

Am I correct in thinking that all I need is 3 routers?
1. Wireless ADSL Router connected to phone line that receives Internet.
2. The secure network router that connects to 1 and several computers.
3. The standard network router that connects to 1 and several computers.

2 and 3 would each have a separate wireless SSID and workgroup and use DHCP within different ranges to allocate IP's to the various computers.

Is there anything specific that I would need to do to the routers configuration to get them to work?
would the ADSL router need DHCP as well?
Will I need to configure different subnet masks?

Any help regarding this is much appreciated.



A:Home network configuration question (2 sub networks)

That will work. The secondary routers need to have a different subnet from the primary router. It doesn't matter if the two secondary routers use the same subnet.

Not sure how you are using the word "secure." I would advise WPA-PSK (or WPA2) on both wireless networks.

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I need to set up three user accounts on two computers the accounts on each computer is going to be monitored.
Each user will be assigned access for certain folder or files and certain applications, like internet explorer.
And all usb ports and dvd drive will be blocked. Only the admin will be allow to have full access.

So i need to do something that allow ( managers) to monitor employees activity on the system during working hours.

On one pc is windows xp pro on the other os windows 7 home premium.

Any idea how i can acomplish this task?

I.was thinking of group policy on both computers but on home premium there is not group policy.

Also the users will be using almost all the same programs and files just the with different information.

Thank you in advance.

A:group policy configuration and computer configuration question

Read this
But for Windows 7 Home Premium you will not have the
Local Security Policy so you may need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro for that.

This is easier to control with a server like Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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Hi all,
I've some users added to 'Network configuration operator' on Windows 7x64 Pro SP1 and they cannot open the properties dialog of network interface. I've tested the KB2157332 on Windows 7 x64 Pro
without SP1 and it works, but I cannot install it on W7SP1 computer, . I'm looking a SP1 version of the hotfix but I cannot find it. 
I've read
this and
this post but still getting the issue
Any idea to solve it?

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Hi. I have no more ideas on what to try next. Any help greatly appreciated.My laptop is running Windows 7 Professional 32bit and is fully patched. The Ethernet adapter (Marvell Yukon 88E8055) is enabled and the wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) disabled (via software and the hardware switch). Symantec Endpoint Protection provides AV/security (via group policy). It is highly likely the problem was self inflicted and not caused by a virus / malware.I use the cisco VPN client and wanted to upgrade it (a reinstall may have been sufficient but as I was going to the bother I thought I would upgrade) as I was having some annoying timeouts when using the client immediately after logging into my desktop.I started by removing the existing (old version During the removal the screen went black and the laptop was not responding; ie I couldnt get the screen to wake up. I ended up powering off by holding the power button for 5 secs. On reboot, it appeared that the old vpnclient ( had been removed and everything else was functioning as normal. So I tried to install the new version ( vpn setup program gets as far as "Installing Network Components" and produces error "Error 27854. The network configuration lock is held by another application. Close all applications and run Setup again. If this message re-appears after closing all applications, reboot then re-try the install (the application holding the install lock may... Read more

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Please let me know what needs to be done for this infected notebook , I can't connect it to my wireless network. Attached herewith is the log file.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:13:19 PM, on 4/06/2014
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17041)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Anti-Theft\Engine\\NAT.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SugarSync\SugarSync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Sleep Utility\TSleepSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\Sync Utility\TosSyncScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = 
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A:Virus spamming itself through the network,changing network configuration

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I just bought a 2GB DDR2-667 for my laptop. I originally had two 1GB DDR2-533. My question is this, should I go for the faster 2GB or slower 3GB option?
Note: FSB speed is 667 MHz.

Benchmarking tools gave me inconclusive results. Any one can suggest a good memory benchmark? Anyways the comparison I got was using Everest.

A:RAM configuration question

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Hi guys, some quick questions about LAN IP configuration:

I have a DSL modem has an ethernet port, and a USB port, to allow for a second computer to connect to the internet. However, I have a netgear 4 port switch LAN/WLAN router, of which I connect one desktop computer to the ethernet port, my laptop using the WLAN, and one computer connected using USB (through modem, not router). Thus, the last computer has a different IP address (assigned by DSL company). My other two computers have IPs assigned by the router, thus, are able to share through Itunes...

...Which leads me to the question: is it possible to configure the ip of my modem-assigned computer to match those of my router's, or vice versa, as I want to allow my Itunes music to be accessible on all three computers. Thanks in advance, and happy thanksgiving.

p.s. I know you're wondering: but you have three more switches on the router, why not use it..well, this last one doesn't have LAN card.

A:ip configuration question

What you should of done is connect all the comptuers to the LAN ports on the router (except the laptop) and share internet connection that way. As far as iTune, you might need to open up the port in the firewall software on your router (check the manual for more details).

Q: "is it possible to configure the ip of my modem-assigned computer to match those of my router's, or vice versa?"
A: No

Network cards are very cheap now, you should use that. Much faster than USB.

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I think this is a dumb question but is there any reason my Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P MBO will work at 32 bit but not at 64 bit? If I configure at 32 bit it works fine but when I go to 64 bit it gives me all kinds of strange problems. My OS is Win 7 Home Premium. I want to use 64 bit because I have 8GB of memory. I've tried this several times and can't make it work successfully.

A:MBO configuration question.

Well, it could depend on exactly what "strange problems" occur, so lets start there. Can you give a list of what issues you are having when you try to run Windows 7 64-bit.

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This should be simple, but I cannot find details on whether or not this is possible.   What I want (end-state) is a P51 with the 256Gb SSD as the boot drive and the 500Gb spinning drive as the data drive. When I look at the ordering page, I can get both those drives, but there is no way to specify the SSD as the boot drive.  Alternatives are:1. Buy the P51 with just the 500Gb non-SSD, install something like a Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD myself, migrate/reinstall Win10 from the non-SSD to the SSD, and tell the BIOS that the SSD is now the boot drive.Pro - cheaper.Con - more effort and there's always hiccups finding the right drivers.Assumption - the P51 supports the Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD as a boot drive.2. Buy the P51 with just the 256Gb SSD (so it's automatically the boot drive), then buy another 2.5" SSD or non-SSD drive (and the associated caddy kit from Lenovo) and install that.Pro - no reinstall issues.Con - More expensive since I need to buy the larger data drive ($80-$100 and it's free in option 1), plus the Lenovo SSD is about $90 more than option 1. So, can I specify the SSD as the boot drive if I order the P51 with two drives, or do I have to go to alternative 1 or 2? If so, which one is generally recommended? Have I missed something critical? Thanks, ~rick

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I have an unallocated 1Mb partition as the first partition (according to Easus) on my laptop drive, in addition to the recommended reserved, system and EFI partitions. Could this extraneous partition be the reason for my inability to restore from an image backup? (Restores fail after making my laptop unbootable)

A:GPT configuration question

No - this partition is only to ensure partitions are properly aligned (especially for ssds).

There is something wrong with your image backup.

Do you have more than one hard drive installed?

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this is my first NAS device. what raid config should i run? JBOD, RAID 0 (striping), or RAID 1 (mirrioring). I am using the NAS primarily for storage. however, i want to stream video from it as well. i am going with two WD black edit 1TB HD's.

A:NAS RAID configuration question

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Quick question. When I go into system configuration into the 'Startup' tab, it shows programs that are not on my computer anymore (at least I think). Is there anyway to get rid of these? I follow the file link and can't find them so I believe they are removed. Just wondering how to delete them from the Startup tab.

A:System Configuration question.

Open registry editor and browse to HKLM>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Curent Version>explorer>Run. Delete this Run key.

Method Three in OPTION TWO.

Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

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Can I add the following ram board to my existing [email protected] with CL2.5?
PC2700 @333mgz with CL3
I have checked with my computer manufacturer and they state that my system will accept 1GB.

A:Ram memory configuration question

If you're existing memory is clocked @ 266mhz than you may indeed be able to use the PC2700 333mhz memory but it will run at 266mhz. It really all depends on your motherboard.

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I have a dell XPS 15 l502x which is supported by a 130W adapter. My adapter broke and I had to purchase a new one. well the question is that I received a 180W charger online (obv their mistake). Will it cause any damage to my Laptop as it is of higher watt than the normal one or can I continue to use it as it did not throw up any error when I plugged it in .

Looking forward to a response.
Thanks in Advance. 

A:Hardware configuration question

Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you not use the 180W  adapter  as it might cause damages to the main board.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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I have about a dozen HP T5325's in my network.  We have recently put XenApp 7.5 in place.  I am unable to configure a connection on the 5325's.  When I choose Citrix ICA, it wants me to choose Server/Published App, the type of protocol, etc., and the connection won't work with those settings.  Choosing the XenApp connection, it's using the PNAgent, and that's not working either. I have an abundacne of HP T5565's/T510's, and those all work great with Firmware 4.4 or later.  I just choose Citrix, put in the URL, and go, and it works. I did go download the latest firmware for the 5325 and install that, but I already had that, so that didn't help. What I'm wondering is, is it possible to make the 5325's work?  If so, what do I need to download, or how does the connection need to be configured?

A:HP T5325 Configuration Question

Hi Did you ever find a solution to this as we have the same issue? We have tried a few things but doesn't look good! Looks like we will have to replace all of these devices. Thanks

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I'm a Netscape user from before there was an IE and when Bill Gates was saying the internet was a fad that mass interest in it would pass.

I have used Netscape 7 for quite a while and downloaded version 8 today. I am trying to customize the tool-bars. I would like to move or re-move Google, Security Center, etc. on the navigation bar.

I would also like to remove the add-bookmark item from the personal tool-bar.

Does anyone know how to do this?

A:Netscape 8 Configuration Question


It doesn't look like the Google search field can be removed.

To remove the Security Center and Bookmark items from the toolbar, go to View > Toolbars > Customize. Then drag the unwanted item from the toolbar to the customize window.

If I find a way to get rid of the Google search, I'll repost here.

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I just completed the download for the COMDO antivirus program and each time open  my computer I'm greeted with a huge pop-up box that reads:
I'm wondering if this is for real......does it really need to be configured to my computer, or is this simply a bait tactic to try to sell me something.
And if this is simply bait, is there a way to block it from popping up?

A:Comodo Configuration question

I don't use Comodo but it sounds like Comodo's GeekbuddyUninstalling Comodo GeekBuddy

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Hello everyone,

I recently bought a Linksys wireless router so that I can finally get wifi in my home. The computer I'm on now is going to "host" the router. I use verizon dsl, and a dsl modem. I correctly plugged the Linksys in all of it's intended ports, but Windows Vista doesn't pick it up. I "googled" around a good bit for the solution. I basically found out that the CD with the Linksys is useless, and I have to allow my modem to connect itself and the linksys at the same time manually (configuring). To do this, apparently, I have to get my gateway address (which would be, and type that into my web browser (being firefox). The Westell site comes up with my connection info. - I "log in" with "admin" "admin" as the user and pass. Now I have the administration to change my modem and connection settings, WHAT SHOULD I DO FROM HERE?

Thank you all very much,

A:Linksys Configuration Question.

That would be unusual that your LinkSys disk is useless, because most will get you started in VISTA as well as WXP.
There are updates at the LinkSys site for each operating system. You will benefit from going to the LinkSys Support site, while knowing your model number and version number, then download and print the Quick Install Guide, the long User Guide in PDF format, and the latest drivers... which may be about 36 MB or more.
Then follow the instructions in the quick install or user guide after you install the latest driver... you are on the right track... you may want to talk to tech support of your high speed connection to see what they require, codes wise... as they vary from location to location.

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Can McAfee Virusscan enterprise 8.7i schedule a scan without ePolicy Orchestrator?
I finally got it the way I want it except the virusscan console Full Scan and on-demand
scan properties have the schedule button grayed-out. I only see Administrator from the
Windows XP w/ sp3 login screen in safe mode and it has no password. I didn't get ePolicy
Orchestrator with my McAfee install and there is no Hub or Server here so I guess I am
the Administrator. I set up this machine and gave the user I set it up with administrator
privileges, This is XP Home so I have no users and groups button in my Manage MSC.
Am I out of luck, or will I just have to either get ePolicy Orchestrator or run on-demand
scans manually, when I am about to be away from the machine? Thx paj692

A:How to (McAfee configuration question)

I installed McAfee Enterprise 8.7i on my XP Pro (w/ SP3) and ran the setup using "Run
as" Administrator. I had to set up a password for the Administrator account so the
program would run, but with XP Pro, that is no problem. The schedule button is not greyed
out like it is on the XP Home (w/ sp3) system using the exact same installer. I did not
install it using "Run As" the Administrator Account. I'd like to, but the problem is this; I
can't run the installer from safe mode since the installer service is not running and I get
this error when trying to run in regular mode (Run As Administrator). Unable to log on:
Logon failure: user account restriction. Possible reasons are blank password (That's not
it!), logon hour restrictions, (probably not it) or policy restriction has been enforced. Any
body know a work around for this. It would be good to know how to run something in XP
Home as the Administrator without having to go into safe mode. paj692

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I've got an issue with my laptop which I think suggests a configuration issue with my network card. I can access the internet and pinging external websites and other computers on the network work fine. However certain programs (e.g. certain google desktop gadgets, winamp and other background programs) can't access the internet. Other google desktop gadgets can (gmail notifier). My desktop connected on the same network (and location) works absolutely fine, no problems.

The Laptop has been connected to a university network before (and been connected to networks in other countries) but I've only been noticing these problems since connecting it to my home network.

Checking ipconfig /all I fixed the fact that is was on a peer-peer node, but apart from that I'm lost.

Desktop: Win XP Professional SP2
Laptop: Win XP Home Edition SP2

Any help would be great!


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Hello all,

I own a 2004 Dell Dimension desktop. It's been down for a few years since I now own a newer laptop, but recently I decided to bring it back to life. I've gone through many upgrades and problem so far, but come out on top each time. My most recent problem, however, is my wireless network. I just reinstalled xp, on a new hard drive actually, and this installation was done through the discs that came with the computer. When I started the computer up everything went well, everything looked great except for my internet. I still have not been able to get my internet to work. I've done many many things to try, exploring network settings, the network wizard and such things. Under my network connection I see no icons or networks showing up, and when I try to set up a new connection it says it does not detect the hardware (I don't remember exactly under what this is). I've posted about it before, but any simple explanation people have given hasn't fixed or worked so far. Until a few minutes ago, I thought it was my network adaptor, which is an internal adaptor. A spark just went off in my head though, it can't be my adaptor because I have ubuntu installed on my external hard drive, running through this computer, and the internet connects automatically to my house network through that. Another large this I've seen is under device manager, I don't see anything about my network card there or adaptor. I see under other devices tab to things t... Read more

A:Network Configuration and XP

Hello and welcome to the forum!

I think that you do not have the network and wireless drivers installed as they are showing up in other drivices.
Ubuntu may be loading some built in drivers and that may be why you have Internet access through it.

Please post the model number of your laptop so that we can link you to the correct drivers on the Dell website.

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I have a school laptop and for some reason I have problems using proxy's and using programs that require opened ports, even if it says its open.

I was thinking of configuring windows, a while ago I found a program that automatically configured windows xp for a specific connection. Maybe someone here knows anything similar.

Or does anyone know different ways of opening ports? (excluding routers, I have this problem even without a router). I configured the windows xp firewall even though its disabled and I don't think I have any other firewalls blocking it, I was just hoping that it's some sort of windows xp settings that if changed, could give everything a boot.

-Windows xp SP2

A:Network configuration

ISP's block certain ports also. What port is being blocked, and what exactly are you trying to do?

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I have a dual NIC in my work desktop (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit) connecting to separate routers. Eeach router has internet access, each on a different segment, each on the same subnet. We have 2 independent networks here. One segment is a domain and the other is a work group. Both have multiple servers.

The first NIC's IPv4 is configured with a static IP Address on a Domain and has a gateway configured. The second one also has a static IP address in a work group and is configured with no gateway. This seems to work fine, but the second one shows up as a Public newtork and I would prefer it to be a Work network.

Researching this pointed me to an article that said networks without default gateways are always public.

I changed the second NIC to also have a default gateway, matching the router's IP Address on the second segment. Windows slapped me for having 2 default gatewyas and let me save it anyway. Now, both connections are showing up under Domain Network and everything seems to be working fine. Both connections show that they have internet connectivity.

I fear that just because they seem to be working does not necessarily mean that is is working efficiently. I am also not positive that it even matters that the second one is listed as a Public network. Can anyone identify the proper configuration in my situation?

A:Dual NIC, 2 Segment configuration question

OK, after a bit more poking I now have the second router configured to assign a static leased IP Address for my second NIC where it assigns the NIC an IP address based on the MAC Address of the card. Then I configured the ipv4 for that card to obtain an ip address automatically.

Now, that connection's details show the original IP Address (the one I had previously set as a static IP on the card itself) as well as a default gateway (Router #2's IP Address), and I am no longer getting slapped by Windows for having 2 default gateways (even though each connection shows that it has a default gateway in the details). It is also showing up as a connection in the Domain Network's location.

Visually, this seems to be set up the way I would expect to have it, but I am still not 100% positive that I have good expectations.

Any input?

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The problem is that since I purchased ZA Pro my wifes games ( primarily Pogo ) will not download. She just plays online games. If I turn on the Windows firewall and turn off ZA everything works fine. I've tried changing a few settings here and there - one at a time then putting it back where it was. There is so much there I've become a bit overwhelmed and thought I better stop and ask for more help at this point.

I almost forgot to mention what actually occurs. When I attempt to download a game the screen just "sits there" for a few minutes then I get an error message that says " java not working or not found ". But apparently it's working fine because the games load quickly using Windows firewall.

Thank you - Keith

A:Zone Alarm Pro Configuration Question

Open ZoneAlarm's user interface. Click on the privacy tab on the left, then click on the Sites tab on the upper right. Scroll to the website the game comes from, then right click on that site. You will see a small window pop-up with three tabs. Click on the Mobile Code tab. At the very least, for the games to work you will have to uncheck the box by Block embedded objects [java, ActiveX]. You may have to clear other check marks in this tab. Experiment and find out.Hope this helps.Orange Blossom

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I have a dell optiplex 755 using A22 bios, I mainly have a question in the drives section that deal with raid autodetect. The options are raid autodetect / ahci, ( get error with this setting ), raid autodetect /ata ( will boot and can sign into windows, raid only & legacy... I had to replace the dell hd because it crashed and was unreadable use western digital hard drives and work fine so what are the differences between th ahci and ata settings that allow one to work and not the other, also the dvd/cdrom that came with the system died a long time ago replaced it with another drive and get the error message of sata 1 (blah,blah,blah), I just press F1 and it boots into windows fine ... this is a refurb system from a company that replaced it's older dell systems with newer ones.

A:Bios Sata Configuration question

Always include version of Windows in your posts.
If you installed Windows on a new HDD and now get an error message when SATA Mode is set to RAID AutoDetect/AHCI in BIOS, it means you didn't install the SATA driver during the Windows installation.
Depending on the version of Windows, you may have overlooked the option to press F6 to install the SATA driver early in the installation process.
You can leave it as RAID AutoDetect/ATA without the SATA driver, but you won't have the benefits of Intel's Storage Management technology. (You might not notice any difference...)
As for the Press F1 error, power off, unplug and press/hold power button for ~15 sec. Remove motherboard battery and press/hold power button for ~30 sec. Now reinstall the battery.  
Note, removing the battery will reset all BIOS settings back to the defaults, so if RAID AutoDetect/AHCI is the default setting for this PC model, you'll have to go in and change that to /ATA, assuming you don't start over and install Windows again with the SATA driver...

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Keep scrolling down as pics take up a lot of space.

I am trying to clean out things in my start-up procedure that I don't need when I boot up the computer. Initially I disabled everything. One particular item keeps getting put back on automatically somehow after re-boot. This particular item is related to Dell Support Center. I use it occasionally, but don't need it at startup. This is what is being re-selected. (note checked item)

Here is the process with which I performed this. As stated, Initially I did a <disable all> and clicked on <apply> to which I get a message

I click ok to the message above then <OK> to accept changes and I get the same message again to which I answer ok again. This seems to accept the changes. the next thing I see is the choice to restart or exit without restart. Either way when I do eventually restart I get this message below.

If I simply click ok it seems to keep the changes but dumps me back out to the system configuration Utility screen, which I don't want.

IF I check the box "don't show message or launch system config utility", the next time it I restart or power up again everything is as I selected except it puts the item "sprtcmd" back into the startup procedure again. How can I keep my changes and still not show this message everytime I start up?


A:System configuration utility question

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Hello all. Using Windows XP SP 2. After I use run, MSCONFIG, and bring up system config utility, I have it on selective startup. It shows Process System.ini.file and it is checked...Process Win.ini.file and it is checked...Load system services has a green highlighted box next to it...Load startup items with a green box...and Use original Boot.ini is checked with a green dot.
Are all of these supposed to be checked and highlighted like this? I've noticed some greater than usual memory usage and cannot remember if these are all supposed to be checked.
Any help or comments appreciated.
Thank you, Tom.

A:System Configuration Utility Question

Hi Ohfer,
Yes that is supposed to be check once you edit/disable/enable something in the startup it will be changed to selective startup. That is normal, the only difference I have is Load system services is checked for mine and yours is higlighted. I don't think it makes a big diffrence though.


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I have recently installed an internal card reader and started to notice
a slower boot time. After sitting next to my PC during POST I witnessed that it was
caused due to the BIOS going through each and every card slot (even when not occupied) and then it 'initializes' them.
It persists on doing this even after I removed them from the "Boot Sequence" list (they just keep getting added on back there by default).

My question is. Is there a way to skip all of the USB related tests and initialize them
once logging into OS?


Thank you!

A:BIOS POST configuration question

Anyone ?

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Well, it's just a thought I've had that since it's possible to connect a console to a PC monitor such as an HDMI-DVI connector for a PS3 for example, what about a way to play the sound through PC speakers? I ask this because not only would I be able to output a better resolution than my SDTV with my PC monitor, but I'm hoping to get better sound too if I could use my 2.1's since they're only a couple feet away (5.1's if I use it at home, 2.1's at the college dorms).

Thank you for any suggestions


A:Console Audio Configuration Question

Would this do the trick

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I have x2 320Gig Hdds and x2 DVD burners.
Simply put; Can I attach each Hdd to the end of each 80wire Ultra ATA cable as Master and the DVD drives as Slave. Using Jumper settings of course.
Will the speed of the Hdd's be affected by the DVD burners lower speeds?
I have read posts and recommendations from various sources and information is sketchy at best. Anyone have a clear and precise understanding of this. Or any links to Microsoft about it. As I have not found any topic from them at the moment addressing this choice of set-up.


A:Solved: IDE Hdd and DVD drive configuration question

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if i have 2 fans (MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Fan) on the back of the case with one right on top of the other, should one blow in or should they both blow out? i also have a arctic cooling freezer 7 on the cpu (or i will when i build this weekend).


A:Solved: case fan configuration question

It really depends on a lot of things. Generally speaking, if 2 fans are close to one another, you don't want one "in" and the other "out" because the air-flow will then be in a small loop and cooling for the interior will not be optimal. If there are plenty of intake ports for air, you may want both blowing out, especially if the power supply blows in.

Think about how air will flow with the case closed. Imagine some smoke flowing through the system.

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I'm sure my brain has the answer to this from when I got my network cert 10 years ago but I just can't seem to figure this one out.

When I cross connect the switches the link lights go crazy and I can't connect to the internet or the servers.

My configuration is the following

2 Poweredge 440sc's

48 port patch panel

3 Netgear 24 port 100/1000 switches (Then do NOT have a dedicated uplink port)

A Dlink 4 port 10/100/1000 router.

Its wired like this (I'll try to keep it simple without pictures)

Switch 1

Servers, Phone System and 4 ports from the Patch Panel
1 Connection to the Router

Switch 2

22 connections to the patch panel
1 Interconnect to Switch 1
1 Connection to the Router

22 connections to the patch panel
1 Interconnect to Switch 1
1 Connection to the Router
So in the configuration, technically each switch is interconnected twice, once through the interconnects going from 2 and 3 back to 1 and then each switch's connection to the router.

When I take the Interconnects out or the simultaneous connections to the router (one or the other), everything works fine.

Why is this happening? I would think more interconnections the better.

Secondary question:

Given it does't work, which way would work better, the interconnections to Switch 1 with 1 wire going to the router from Switch 1 or all interconnecting at the router (It is a re... Read more

A:Multiple Switch Configuration Question

The reason the way you have it wired doesn't work is because you created the text book switch loop. Apparently your switches and router does not support spanning tree. Spanning tree allows multiple meshed links between switches without creating loops by determining best pathing to the root switch and putting the other links in blocking mode.

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The last 3-4 times my NAV Corporate Edition has run the scan has lasted only 4-5 minutes and scans only a few thousand files. In the past, the full scans had been averaging 50-60 minutes with over 300,000 files scanned. I have checked the configuration and I can't seem to find anything that looks out of order. I've run the live update but that has not resolved the issue either?

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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When I enter "msconfig" into the search box, a window opens that is titled system configuration. Five tabs are shown, and I know that I can choose the "startup" tab and uncheck items to speed up starting and shutting dowm my computer. My question is about the "services" tab. There are sooooooo many items listed here! Can I uncheck any of them and how would I know which ones? Thanks!

A:Solved: system configuration question

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Is it possible to configure Windows Store so it'll only show free apps or showing without the picture? My internet connection is not that fast and every time I tried to browse, it takes few seconds to load up a page, if I can just display types of apps (free, etc.) or list apps (without icon/picture), it'll speed up the loading time, but I can't find anywhere to configure this.

A:Windows Store configuration question

With Windows 8.1 you can launch the store from the metro screen, from that location if you scroll across to the right you should find "Top Free".

Also if you right click anywhere in open space in the store to bring up the menu, you should see "Top Free"

I am not aware myself of anyway to optimise for low bandwidth.

Hope that helps,


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I'd like to use the same IP address for both internal E7480 network card and DS1000 network card.
How can I perform this settings?
In the "old" E-dock there isn't any problem the e-port network interface "!replicate" the internal network confighuration now with the Type-c dock isn't possible.

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Hi all

1st of all I'm new here my name is Alan, I'm a computer technician and own a computer shop, and am happy to be here.

2nd, I would like your advice since I'm not a pro when it compes to networking so here goes:

I get internet through LAN (PPPOE) to my computer1.
Then using a crossover cable computer1 is linked to computer2 for file sharing and internet connection sharing.

I would like to know what would be the safest way to isolate, or maybe secure my file sharing between computer1 and computer2 from the rest of the network. Private is not an otion since it already caused me much troubles when reinstalling windows.

Thx in advance


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Two days ago in the evening, my computer that always used network 2 made a network 3 that included the neighbor's computer and there was extreme lag.

Even after they're gone, there's still some lag, and whether network 2 or 3 is active varies per start up. The way the network looks keeps changing randomly across the night :

Sometimes it can't detect them at all :

This next one is closest to how it used to be, except without the question mark, having a tower instead :

Currently it is this the third one down again.

Several of these have the modem type also listed at the bottom of the page as hardware it can't identify.

The BRCM one is the only one I can click to get to the normal IP adres of the modem.

I can't access the IP address of the others, which leads to this :

I suspect I've been hacked, which would explain the lagging in the evening. What I don't get is why the network keeps changing, and what I can do about any of this.

A:How do I get control over what my network configuration does?

This looks helpful
How to Secure Your Wireless Home Network: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

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I have the following network setup:

* Actiontec M1000 DSL Modem/Router - configured as the network gateway:
- ISP Protocol: PPPoE
- Modem IP Address:
- Subnet Mask:
- DHCP Server: On
- DHCP Start:
- DHCP End:
- DHCP Subnet Mask:
- Dynamic DNS: On
- NAT: On

* Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless Router - configured as an access point:
- Internet Connection Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
- Local IP Address:
- Local Subnet Mask:
- DHCP Server: Off
- Operating Mode: Router (not Gateway)
- RIP: Disabled

The M1000 is connected to the WRT54G2 via CAT5 cable between the Ethernet ports on each device (not the WRT54G2 WAN port). The NIC on my Windows 7 PC is connected to the WRT54G2 via CAT5 cable between the Ethernet ports on each device.

This setup works (connects to internet, connects to wireless devices, etc.) but there are some oddities that I do not understand:

1. The Network Map (Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> See Full Map) shows a device chain of PC -> WRT54G2 -> Gateway -> Internet (which is correct). However, when I right-click on the Gateway, it shows two devices: Actiontec M1000 and Actiontec TR64 M1000. This makes absolutely no sense to me.

2. The MAC Addresses reported by the Network Map for the WRT54G2 and the Gateway are off by one from the values reported by the device Management URL (e.g. WRT54G2 - Network Map says 00... Read more

A:Network Configuration Oddities

Quote: Originally Posted by claytoncarney

1. The Network Map (Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> See Full Map) shows a device chain of PC -> WRT54G2 -> Gateway -> Internet (which is correct). However, when I right-click on the Gateway, it shows two devices: Actiontec M1000 and Actiontec TR64 M1000. This makes absolutely no sense to me.

Windows may be trying to understand your Actiontec the only way it can and given it's a modem AND a router (and can be one but not the other, as well) It may have two technical names?

2. The MAC Addresses reported by the Network Map for the WRT54G2 and the Gateway are off by one from the values reported by the device Management URL (e.g. WRT54G2 - Network Map says 00:23:69:7e:ac:4b; Management URL says 00:23:69:7e:ac:4c). Weird.

See answer #1. 4b may be router, 4c may be modem?


3. Running 'ipconfig /all' reports the primary DNS Server is (the gateway) and the secondary DNS Server as one of the ISP's DNS servers. When I run an 'nslookup' on a domain name, I always get two 'DNS request timed out' errors (presumably from the gateway) before it returns the addresses (presumably from the ISP's DNS server). I don't understand why the gateway is being set as a DNS server rather than the ISP's DNS servers which are normally set via DHCP.

Does anyone have a clue what would cause these oddities?

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I had a question about what the best network set and configuration was for my home we do a lot if gaming and I want to make sure we are taking advantage of our 150Mbps speeds I have two routers my main is an Asus Tm Ac1900(in main office) and the second I would like to use as a repeater or additional access point is a Tp link router (front room) what would be the best recommend set up and configuration for these routers

A:Best network set up and configuration for gaming

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Our network consists of 3 Desktops, all Windows 7 Home Premium, and one printer, using ATT DSL. It's presently wired through a 2Wire 2701 BHG wireless router modem/combo. It works well, when wired, but is the older G type. The upgrade plan is to use a TP-Link TD-8816 modem/router combo configured as the modem and a Netgear WNR2000 modem/router combo configured as the router, will it work and will it work with ATT. How should the TD-8816 be configured for modem only and the Netgear WNR2000 for router only. My research indicates it can be done but the manuals are impossible. FYI, Dumped my wireless due to slow speed and constant drop offs. ATT was no help. Thanks for your input.

A:Wired network configuration help.

It's very much possible. The modem shouldn't need any configuration, it's the Netgear device that just needs configuring. You'd need access the Netgear device's config settings via Ethernet and change the IP address of it, disable the DHCP server on it as only one DHCP server should be running on the network, which you want your modem to be. Connect the Netgear device to the modem via Ethernet, and configure the SSID to be the same on both devices.

When you set up the router's IP address, keep it out of range of the modem's DHCP server, so duplicate IP addresses won't be given out, for example your modem's IP is, so the first IP it gives out on the network will be Setup the Netgear router's IP address to be, to keep it out of the IP pool of the modem.

This diagram should help:

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Last week I was running a peer to peer network with Win98/Win2K/etc boxes like this:

Cable Modem --- Win2K Server (2 Nics) --- Switch --- PCs on p2p network (Netbui and TCP/IP)

I had a cheesey SW "firewall" on the internet server and decided I needed some real security so I bought a Compaq CP-2E Router/Firewall. Now my configuration is like this:

Cable Modem --- Router/Firewall --- Win2K Server (2 Nics) --- Switch --- PCs on p2p

The problem is that to enable an FTP or even a simple game server on my Win2K box so it can be seen from the internet, I supposedly need to enable DMZ on the Router/Firewall which effectively eliminates the firewall. I ran network vulnerability checks and the PCs are completely exposed when DMZ is enabled. The gameserver does not show on Gamespy like it does without the firewall. I also tried opening only the port for that gamer server (Medal of Honor port: UDP 12203) but it still won't show on Gamespy. (Note that the game server is only a test so I know I have it right before I build a Linux FTP server.)

I tried the following configuration but it doesn't work:

Cable Modem --- Win2K Server (2 Nics) --- Router/Firewall --- Switch -- PCs on p2p

I would like to expose the Win2K server to the world and don't care much about security on it. (There are no files of consequence and I'm running NTFS) The internal PCs, however, need to be protected. hacking a Win2K box is hard enough, but getting throug... Read more

A:Firewall/Network configuration

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i have 2 machines at my work place; one with windows XP OS and other with windows 8.1.
i have router Wi-Fi for internet connections for both machine.
On my windows 8.1 machine i can see listing of my windows machine under Network section.
but when i am trying  to access the winxp machine i am getting error as below.
Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found.
on WINXP machine when i am trying to view My Network Places
with Who AM I option i am getting messagebox as
NetWare Network --> Error The network path was not found. occurred while trying to get connection information.
How can i resolved this configuration issue to share information among both machines.
Ravi P.

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I am having problems connecting to the internet. Windows Network Dignostics is indicating that my network adapter "Local Area Connection" is not configured to use the IP protocol. It also indicated that the "Realtek PCIe GBC Family Controller" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues and that I should ensure the IP bindings are correct. To ensure that the "IP version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and IP version 6 (TCP/IPv6) are selected in the configuration for the network adapter "Local Area Connection", they are selected. When reviewing the adapter in device manager, it indicates that the device is working properly and that the lastest driver is being used - Driver version dated 9/02/09 - 6.227.902.2009. My connections was working on 12/24/09. I installed a windows update on 12/24/09, service pack 212 24 2009 that appears to have loaded some system 32 drivers (KB917607) in addition to win32 help.exe. I restarted my computer on 12/26/09 and have not had internet connection since. I also tried attaching a D-link wireless connection which the computer recognizes and indicated taht I have a wireless connection but I am still not connecting to the internet. I am using my laptop to access using the wireless. Can someone help

A:Network adapter LAC configuration


It sounds like windows tried to update to the "newest driver." Whats the model and brand of this laptop? i.e. HP Pavilion dv4 1280us

From there I can go to HP site and post a link to the download of the latest and greatest driver.

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I have a server that when I go into the Network and Sharing Center I see 1.jpg. I'd expect to see something similar to 2.jpg. Does anybody know what might be causing this?

The reason I ask is that although my settings seem to be configured correctly I am having problems connecting to the internet with the first server.


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