About Experts Sitemap - Group 25 - Page 8 2016-04-26

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Unusual Wireless Network Porblem, dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software
dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software, intel proset wireless: Hi Mohamed, and thanks for your question. I happen to have the exact same laptop and wireless adapter as you, and I can use my wireless capability just fine. A few comments: - You are right that you can t set up the wireless with both Windows and...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Unusual Wireless Network Problem, dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software
dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software, intel proset wireless: Hello, I have heard of issues with wireless connectivity, where users with two softwares for configurations run into varoius problems. So firstly I would suggest you to get rid of the intel software conmpletely and re configure the wireless network settings...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Unusual Wireless Network Problem, dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software
dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software, intel proset wireless: Hi, Looks like u have tried out lots of options and still no use.... So as per your description, there is problem only with the wireless connectivity and the wired connectivity works just fine... RIGHT? See there are some basic things to keep in mind...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Unusual Wireless Network Problem, dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software
dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software, intel proset wireless: When you click on either Wireless config apps, you should have an option to view all available wireless networks. Does your D-Link appear on that? If not, check and see if your D-Link is set-up to broadcast it s SSID or not. If not, your ll have to manually...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Unusual Wireless Network Problem, dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software
dell inspiron 6000, intel proset wireless software, intel proset wireless: Azher, Besides your router and laptop card you also need to check the sources for interference like if you bought a new phone or microwave or some construction started at your place/neoghbor hood. I would suggest that you switch off the router and switch...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: UPnP media renderer, cusat india, mail id
cusat india, mail id, media servers: Hello, You can have a look at the following links, might find something you can use, as these UPnP media servers are for open source. http://mediatomb.org/ http://ushare.geexbox.org/ http://www.twonkyvision.de/UPnP/index.html Regards, Tejas...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Uploading, then Downloading to/from network, tiny number, necessary files
tiny number, necessary files, backup copy: Hi Joseph, and thank you for your question. Unfortunately, you almost always need the original install disks if you want to install software on another computer. A tiny number of software programs will be self-contained in a single folder, but this is...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: USB/LAN modem which is better??, high speed connection, lan modems
high speed connection, lan modems, speed internet connection: Hello Aseem, I would definitely suggest that you go for the Ethernet package (LAN). It is easier to setup, infact it dosent require anything to setup, its just plug and go online. Only thing is that you need to make sure that you have an ethernet card or...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: USB or LAN modem which is better??, high speed connection, lan modems
high speed connection, lan modems, speed internet connection: I don t know of any difference in performance between the two. The main reason why the USB option is offered is for convenience. Not everyone has a LAN card in their system and one would have to be installed. Lots of people would find using USB easier. ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: USB Memory Device, device driver wizard, windows millenium edition
device driver wizard, windows millenium edition, dialogue boxes: Im sure you ve heard this before....... Unplug the device. Remove the device from Device Manager. Uninstall the driver/software. Reboot the computer. Install the driver. Reboot the computer. Insert the device. If you still have the problem, then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: USB Networking, nic network interface card, network interface card
nic network interface card, network interface card, rj 45 cable: Hi George, It s important to understand that when you make a smalle peer to peer network, or any network for that matter, you need to assign an IP address to an adapter. Nowadays USB Network Cards exist, however, they have software that fools the computer...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Using phone cable between 2 laptops, hp laptop, acer laptop
hp laptop, acer laptop, dns tab: Hello, It is not possible to connect two computers to each others using a telephone cable. You will need an Ethernet Cable (RJ45) to connect the two computers directly with each other. Once you have connected the two machine wit the Ethernet cable then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Using Router As Modem?, broadband modem, wireless isp
broadband modem, wireless isp, netgear router: Hi Brady, and thanks for your question. I think you are probably out of luck. Your ISP most likely requires that you use their device to access the internet. You can contact the ISP and ask them, but I suspect they will tell you the same thing. Your...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Using a Switch along with my router?, router port, port router
router port, port router, modem ethernet: Hi Shane, and thanks for your question. You can absolutely use your switch. You can even attach a switch to each port! I do this in my home network, and my little 4-port router services over 30 ethernet ports with no loss of security or performance. ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Using a switch to allow two computers to share internet access..., cable hookups, extra computers
cable hookups, extra computers, internet cause: Hi Chris, A switch and a router are almost similar except that a switch is missing the O/S (Operating System) in it that is required to hookup to your ISP. The price is the same for a switch and a router at this level and you simply purchased the wrong...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Using a switch and a router, wireless boradband, linksys 54g
wireless boradband, linksys 54g, share printers: Hi Steve, First it s very important to understand that a router is a switch. The only difference is that the router has a menu/web interface to configure it as well as connect to your ISP. Because it is a switch, any peripherals attached to it will be able...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: UTP-CAT6, nikkel, lan connection
nikkel, lan connection, pairs: Hi Taifi, and thanks for your question. Ethernet cables use pairs 1-2 and 3-6. Here s a diagram: http://www.icontrolnet.com/EthernetPinOut.gif Here are complete instructions on how to build and test ethernet cabled: http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/ethernetcables.html...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: UTP Cable and Ping, cat5 utp cable, rj45 connectors
cat5 utp cable, rj45 connectors, utp ports: I would suggest going for a 25-50 foot (8-16 meters?) premade cable. Not sure what could be wrong. Could be the way you crimped, could be substandard cable, could be interference along the route. Cat5 can have runs up to 100 meters. HTH Scott ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Did u see my network Diagram, cisco catalyst 2950, network c
cisco catalyst 2950, network c, access list: This is done with the routers, not the switch. All the switch does is forward MAC address s to the correct port. So on router A: Access-list 100 permit TCP 192.168.20.0 (add which interface) Access-list 101 permit tcp 172.16.0.0 (add which interface)...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: did u see the network diagram, vlans, addressess
vlans, addressess, vlan: Hello, I had a look at the configuration, I can tell you that you will have to create VLANS by going to the vlan prompt. To go there, type in vlan at the enable prompt, then goto VLAN prompt and then add the number of VLAN s that you want, one by one. Then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Can upgrade to anything more then an FTTH connection, isdn connection, necessary speed
isdn connection, necessary speed, original group: Hello, Under normal cicumstances a FTTH conenction should provide the necessary speed for home use. But this is not sufficient for you. Then I think that you need to go for some corporate conenction, like a T1, or a point to point serial connection, but...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: upgrade from windows 98, version thanks, older computer
version thanks, older computer, drive space: Before you install XP run the capability test to see if your computer will work with XP. Basic requirements are 450Mhz processor, 128megs of ram, and 2gig hard drive space available for the OS to install on, best scenario is 1ghs Processor or better, 256megs...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: usb to usb networking, usb direct link cable, hardware dealer
usb direct link cable, hardware dealer, usb ports: Hello, The cable is called a USB direct link cable. You can get this cable from your local hardware dealer. Please visit the following link for more details on the connection: http://www.usbgear.com/link/usb_link_cable.html Regards, Tejas Natu ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: usb, external hard drive, usb port
external hard drive, usb port, viruses: If the hard drive is USB, try changing the plug to another USB port. If this does not work try and reinstall the software that came with the Hard Drive. If this does not work, check your pc for viruses or if it is not a virus call the tech support for the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: how can use internet in two computer, cable modem, wireless adapter
cable modem, wireless adapter, wireless lan: Hi Narendra, and thanks for your question. If you want to share your internet connection, you need a device called a router. A router connectes to your broadband (Cable or DSL) Internet connection, and your computers connect to the router. You can even...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Can I use Norton Internet Security 2004 for my WLAN?, norton internet security, norton internet security 2004
norton internet security, norton internet security 2004, smc barricade: You actually don t need the software firewall on any of the computers. The router has a built in NAT firewall in it and, therefore, makes the use of Zone Alarm or Norton Internet Security redundant. In addition, using a software firewall on each computer...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: how to use a second nic card for my wireless router, wireless access point, switch ports
wireless access point, switch ports, wireless router: I would talk to your provider about this to make sure. I m assuming this is a satellite broadband system. I m not specifically familiar with this system, but I may be able to give you some direction. The question is whether it plugs into your PC via a...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: user locations, mail exchange, network shares
mail exchange, network shares, shared network: Hi Robert, How large are these files? The reason I ask is that it should not use up bandwidth that would make any difference unless you are talking about much more than a single user. Even then a good server with a good upload and properly configured VPN...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VISP, mail reply, retail bookseller
mail reply, retail bookseller, isp arena: Hi Mohammed, and thanks for your question. A VISP is an ISP that piggybacks its services off of a third-party provider in order to offer ISP services without the expenses and duties required in providing those services. The virtual ISP does not invest...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VISTA WORKSTATION & NT SERVER, new vista, installing windows
new vista, installing windows, lan manager: Answer: Hi Vern, I had already answered this question. In case you did nor receive it, here is a copy of the answer: No one is stupid...certainly not in this business. We learn everyday and its actually quite hard to keep up with technology. I m glad...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VISTA WORKSTATION & NT SERVER, new vista, installing windows
new vista, installing windows, lan manager: Hi Vern, No one is stupid...certainly not in this business. We learn everyday and its actually quite hard to keep up with technology. I m glad you brought up this issue as I did some experimentation, but not with an NT domain. I did a little research and...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Video surveilence remotely, video surveillance software, static ip address
video surveillance software, static ip address, internal ip address: Hi again Paul, The software I pointed you to can be used on a Microsoft Windows NT/2000/2003 server platform without any problems. If you are using another type of server, you will need to contact another expert as my knowledge is with Microsoft Operating...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Viewing computer on network, crossover cables, disabling firewall
crossover cables, disabling firewall, norton antivirus: Hi Clay, Most of the time Norton and McAfee (more McAfee) will be the culprit. You might want to also check the Windows Firewall in the Control Panel and shut it off. I always suggest uninstalling these software packages. As for an anti-virus, Vista is...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Viewing a network cam outside of router, site netmeeting, live web cam
site netmeeting, live web cam, how to setup a webcam: Hi, I ve actually never had to set that up for live webcam, but you would need to direct traffic to your computer. That means enabling port 80 and directing the traffic to your computer s IP address if you want to set it up as a live web cam. There s a...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Virtual Private Network - HOW?, virtual private network, two networks
virtual private network, two networks, workgroup: See: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;300434 You will need a server running Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 to do this; no VPNs without it, and your two networks presumably have more then ten machines and so cannot be set up as a...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Virtual Private Network - HOW?, remote desktop client, remote desktop connection
remote desktop client, remote desktop connection, windows xp remote desktop: Add port 3389 to each router - pointing to the private IP address of the machine you wish to connect to. Enable remote desktop connection by right clicking on My Computer and selecting the remote desktop tab. Launch remote desktop client and type in...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Virtual Private Network - HOW?, virtual private network, vpn connections
virtual private network, vpn connections, vpn connection: Hello, You need to setup a device such as a router which will accept VPN connections. So if you set it up a your second location, then you can create a PPTP VPN connection from your first network and then access the other network safely over the internet....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Visitor's IP Address, ip addresses, web servers
ip addresses, web servers, intermediate level: Hi Adeel, and thanks for your question. There are a couple of ways to extract a visitor s IP address. The easiest way for a web site owner is to simply examine the access logs of the server. By default, all web servers will record the IP address of all...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VLAN, lan segments, local area network
lan segments, local area network, google: VLAN fearures on a switch(s) with divide each port or groups of port into different LAN segments. For example a 24 port switch, you can have the first 12 ports to be one network and the last 12 to be a dfferent network. So you got VLAN 1 and VLAN 2 ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VLANS on Lucent Cajun Switches, public ip, 2 names
public ip, 2 names, natu: Hello, Yes, I would be able to help you in configuring VLANs on the Cisco 2900. Let me know the following details: 1.number of vlans 2.names to be given to vlans 3.which ports to be put in which vlan If you have a public IP address, and if you are willing...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VLANS, wan router, wan link
wan router, wan link, remote networks: Hi Gary, To have VLAN traffic across a WAN link, you will need to configure the following - create local VLANS on the two remote networks configure ACL s to allow that traffic across the WAN link Both the end routers need to be configured to allow...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VLan ??, dammam saudi arabia, cisco world
dammam saudi arabia, cisco world, etherchannel: Hi Majid, Good to hear from you again. Both NIC s in your team should be set-up in the same VLAN. Your server will only use 1 IP address for both NIC s. It s the teaming network drivers that actually to all the loadbalancing/fail-over. The basic concept...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Vlan configuration, incoming traffic, access list
incoming traffic, access list, natu: Hello, We have two scenarios. First, if both the switches are in the same network.Then, The VLAN can be configured on the remote switch and routes should be setup on the router to point to the main router, which will then pass on the VLAN traffic to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Vlan question, ip subnets, hp switches
ip subnets, hp switches, vlans: Hello, VLANS are mainly used for creating boundaries in a network for security. To have vlans communicate acrosss WAN links, best option will be sto setup VPN connectivity between the two ens sites a confiure trunk acoss the link. VLANS are usually...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Vlan and VTP Problem, trunk interface, class interface
trunk interface, class interface, vlan: Dear Kamal, For VTP to work between switches you need: 1) VTP Domain name should be same on switches. 2) Switches must be adjacent 3) Shitches must be connected with trunks 4) If VTP password is given it should be same on all switches. So now you need...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VOIP - Calls all ring busy, linksys router, protocol settings
linksys router, protocol settings, wan setup: Hello, As per the information given by you what I can guess is that you have selected wrong WAN settings (PPPoE). You need to confirm the WAN connection type from your ISP and set it accordingly in the Router. This is the reason that your internet connectivity...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN, setup a vpn, internet servers
setup a vpn, internet servers, reskit: Hi Lou, It depends what you have as hardware/software. Do you have a router at home? Do you have a computer that you can leave on all day? Do you have a fixed IP address or a static one? In a business, a VPN normally runs off a server like Windows 2000/2003...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN or something else - how?, setup servers, vpn connections
setup servers, vpn connections, virtual private network: Hi, Normally between offices we setup servers and configure them to accept VPN connections. If you are doing it workstation to workstation directly, please see this link it has a step by step guide with screen shots on how to do it: http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2004/03/09/vpn_connection.html...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN, virtual private network, security mechanisms
virtual private network, security mechanisms, deffinition: A vpn means virtual private network which is just that. It makes an office that is thousands of miles away, feel like its right there beside you. VPNS, by nature, are usually very secure. If you ve got another branch office that has an IP of 123.456.789.1...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN, vpn configuration, chapter2
vpn configuration, chapter2, hi john: Hi John, Please go and visit the links below which will clear your understanding of VPN. VPN is itself a secure way to send data across so there is no such thing as securely configuring VPN. The VPN configuration depends upon the devices that are used at...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN, vpn tunnels, natu
vpn tunnels, natu, ios: Hello, You will need a firewall or a router which has the IOS that supports terminating and creation on VPN tunnels. A site ti site IPSEC VPN will be the best option for you. Please goto the following link for the configuration notes - http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/779/servpro/solutions/vpn/site_ipsec.html...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN, netcomm modem, modem router
netcomm modem, modem router, mail web: Hello, If your routers at both sites have an option, then you can setup a permanent site to site IPSec VPN, which will create a tunnel thats always connected and let you share resources amongst sites. Follow the VPN wizard and check if it can guide you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN, vpn concentrator, local ip
vpn concentrator, local ip, vpn configuration: Hi, Thats true. It is called as SSL based VPN where you have a VPN client installed on the remote system and the SSL VPN configuration is done office end/other end. Below links will guide you to configure SSL based VPN on Cisco VPN Concentrator/router...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN, private gateway, hardware firewall
private gateway, hardware firewall, public gateway: dave, You are right..as both the IPs are same it becomes difficult for it to understand where to send the packet. I would suggest doing NAT at the firewall so that you do not have to do many changes. Other possibility is of firewall rules please verify...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN connections, wireless laptops, correct ip address
wireless laptops, correct ip address, vpn connections: First of all, you need to check out which VPN client you are using and is that client correctly configured to eastablish VPN connection to your office? There are multiple and crucial parameters which needs to be correctly configured to eastablish the VPN...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN or PCAnywhere, vpn server, vpn client
vpn server, vpn client, broadband gateway: Hello Pedro, To connect to your network from outside, VPN or PC anywhere both could have been ggod solutions. But in both the cases, you need a static public IP address. With a dynamic IP, you will need to get the IP once conencted and then connect to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN Remote Access, netgear fvs318, group policy object
netgear fvs318, group policy object, roaming profiles: Hi again Alan, Sorry if I missunderstood. You hit a brick wall with Server 2003 with the VPN? Can you tell me what the problem is? I have it installed with many clients and it s really great. Whatever rights your users have are the same since all authentication...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN Setup, vpn client software, service pack 6
vpn client software, service pack 6, vpn concentrator: Hello, To ste-up VPN between two locations you need to have a device like Router/Firewall or VPN Concentrator which can terminate the VPN connection from outside. This device must be placed in your office server room. Once you have any such device then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN set up, how to setup vpn, vpn connection
how to setup vpn, vpn connection, good luck: Hi Joe, and thanks for your question. In general, you need to open a port in the router to allow the VPN to work properly. You don t say what you are trying to do exactly, but in general a router will block any incoming ports, so if you want to allow...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN setup, exact model number, netcomm modem
exact model number, netcomm modem, modem router: Hi Mark, First of all, you need to make sure that whether both your routers supports configuring IPSEC/Remote VPN. For this you need to know the exact model number of your Netcomm and Billion Router. After you that you need to go to the manufacturer...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN setup, documentation windows xp, shell type
documentation windows xp, shell type, server nic: Hi Sameen, From the information you provided, I would suggest first of all to uncheck the default gateway on remote network. What that does is use the router from your VPN to access the exterior, first slowing things down and secondly can cause confusion...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN between zywall 10 and linksys rv042 in lan, zyxel zywall 10, linksys rv042
zyxel zywall 10, linksys rv042, vpn ipsec: Hi Patrick, The reason your VPN is not working or setup is because your internal gateway is Natting the VPN traffic which should not be the case. For the VPN to setup between the two locations you need to configure No Nat on your internal gateway for...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: VPN, isdn terminal adapter, isdn line
isdn terminal adapter, isdn line, polite person: Hello Abdul, You are a very polite person. The easiest and cheapest way to access a PC in a remote location is with software in the category of remote control applications. There are any number of these, two of the most popular are PCAnywhere by...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: vedio, 56k modems, v90 modem
56k modems, v90 modem, chopy: Hi Kerry, In general I would have said that streaming video over a dialup connection is what would have slowed it down in the first place, however if you said it was working fine before, this would leave me to believe that it might have been something you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: vlan cme, cisco call manager, trunk ports
cisco call manager, trunk ports, cross over cable: I currently have the cisco 7940 and 7960 phone connected via the switch pot conected to the computers So your IP phones connect to the CAT500 and the PC s connect to them? or does the phones connect to one switch port and the pc connect to another...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: vlan configuration, command interface, cisco systems
command interface, cisco systems, configuration mode: Hello, The 3750 is a Layer3 switch, which will perform routing as well. To create VLANS, just go to the configuration mode and issue the command vlan along with the vlan no you want. This will take you to the VLAN config mode where you can set a name...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: vpn, local ip address, lan network
local ip address, lan network, indis: Hello Mahesh, If the server local IP address and the IP address of your PC in India is conflicting (is on the same range), then you will have to reconfigure the IP addressing properly. If you are able to access all other devices in your network in australia,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: vpn, accounting programs, excatly
accounting programs, excatly, word files: Hi Crystal, The real basic things are a server, a router a DSL or Cable access with a fixed IP address. Now in order for me to give you more details I would need to know how many people will be accessing the VPN, what kind of data will be transferred...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: vpn netbios, remote access server, microsoft vpn
remote access server, microsoft vpn, dhcp messages: Hi, I am not clear on what you are asking. When activating the Microsoft VPN, you get to choose wether you want with or without NAT. Also to support relaying of DHCP messages, you will need to configure the DHCP relay agent, as it states at the end of the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: vpn on xp, ipsec tunnels, pptp l2tp
ipsec tunnels, pptp l2tp, vpn routers: Hello, You can setup VPN tunnels using IPSEC between two or more locations. This will depend on the router you have at each site. Is you have a cisco router which supports IPSEC tunnels, then you just need to configure them and wont require any other devices....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: vpn, setup a vpn, internet servers
setup a vpn, internet servers, reskit: Hi, In a business, a VPN normally runs off a server like Windows 2000/2003 Server. There is a router in place with ports 500 and 1723 opened and forwarded to the appropriate computer hosting the VPN. It gives you access to the network just as if you were...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: W3K Routing, network segments, dsl router
network segments, dsl router, server interface: Ibrahim, It depends upon how is your traffic flow and which part of the network you want tp protect. If its inside network connected in Interfcae 0 than you need to NAT traffic going out of it and convert it back once it is on reverse path. -sudhansh...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: W3K Routing, network segments, dsl router
network segments, dsl router, server interface: Hello, I am unable to understand why you need to configure NAT on the W3K server. The whole routing can be done on a much easier setup. With this topology, you just need to route the packets inbetween the two networks. NAT is already on the DSL router....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN, input files, natu
input files, natu, tejas: Hello Jay, I would suggest you have the applications installed on a single server and acess them using VPN. All the sites can be connected to the server hosting the applications using VPN via the internet, that covers for security concenrs. Also, setting...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN, wireless nics, local area network
wireless nics, local area network, modem router: Hi, Jeff, my suggestion to you is to but the wireless LAN (Local Area Network)you want but just buy, makes sure that it works than go purchase the others. Most wireless NICs (Network Intface Card) will pick up almost any kind of transmission from a WLAN (Wireless...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN with 3 LAN, ethernet interface, static route
ethernet interface, static route, serial interfaces: On the router you need to have connectivity through serial interfaces to all remote locations. On ethernet you need to define the interface and advertise tem into a routing protocol or define static route. All machines on each lan should have default gateway...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN, modem router, accellerated
modem router, accellerated, westell 327w modem: Hi Jeff, and thanks for your question. You absolutely do not have to use any particular brand of wireless adapter. It s true that using the same brand adapter and router will pretty much always work, and sometimes a brand will have a proprietary accellerated...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN, local area networks, networking terms
local area networks, networking terms, online dictionary: Hello jean, and thanks for your question. Simply put, a WAN is a network of computer or other devices that are located in a large geographic area. Here is one definition from an online dictionary: http://pcwebopedia.com/TERM/W/wide_area_network_WAN.html...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN, office vpn, vpn client
office vpn, vpn client, office computer: Hello Jen, You will need an Internet Connection, a VPN username password configured at your office VPN router which will allow access to the office computer, and the IP address of the VPN router to which you will connect. You home computer must have...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN CONFIGURATION, private ip network, atm backbone
private ip network, atm backbone, cisco 837: Hello, The providers may have their own cables layed, which they will be using to provide conenctivity. Still once you are connected, I suggest that you have a VPN tunnel created between your two offices for security. Following link will explain you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN components, lan interfaces, wan components
lan interfaces, wan components, wan connection: Hi Chris, and thanks for yout question. Sorry for the delay in replying; I did not receive the notification email. This happens sometimes, and I apologize for the inconvenience. To connect two LANs, you need to have two routers, each with a LAN and...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN to connect our branches, lines adsl, dsu csu
lines adsl, dsu csu, cost comparison: Dear Ranjeeva, I do not know how much data you need to transfer every night. If you do not have much data and the transaction can be finished before the morning, I would stay with dial-up. If dialup is too slow, then I would go to ADSL or lease lines...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN connections, remote control software, cable modems
remote control software, cable modems, wan connections: Hi Mike, and thanks for your question. What you need is Remote Control software. You can buy a package like PCAnywhere, or use a web-based service like GoToMyPC.com or LogMeIn.com. Once you install these utilities, you can access the remote computer...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN connectivity using dedicated fiber optic cable, ethernet media converters, fiber optic cable
ethernet media converters, fiber optic cable, typical router: Mike, I need some more information before we go into detail of designing this. 1. WHat is the IP addressing you are using? 2. WHat is the layer 2 protocol that s been used/planned? 3. What is the layer 3 protocol that you want to use? 4. How are these...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN design, cisco router, telecom authority
cisco router, telecom authority, wan solution: Hello, I can suggest that you go for a Cisco router. You can choose from the list on their website, or consult their dealers in your area, and then decide which router to go for. Cisco has good routers which will be suitable for your kind of network. You...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN failure, wireless router, 4 walls
wireless router, 4 walls, antennas: That might help, but you need to check on your router what is the optimal distance from the router to your computer, you might be at the edge of your range. Check to see if you can move your router to another room more centralized so to form a complete bubble...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: From WAN to home network, broadband modem, public ip
broadband modem, public ip, home lan: This is why I was asking WHY you want to connect. If your ISP is constantly refreshing your IP then you can t connect via IP. BUT, there are other ways. For example logmein.com allows you to take control of a computer on your LAN over the Internet. It does...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN link fails periodically after W2K to W2003 upgrade. Repair fixes for a while, intel pro 100, tcp ip stack
intel pro 100, tcp ip stack, internal lan: Hi Andrew, There are many factors here that are difficult to diagnose over email. However, it sounds like a DNS problem. When you do a repair on a Nertwork Card, it flushed the DNS cache, etc...Also when you change a Network Card in a Server, even if...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN Networking, remote access server, virtual private network
remote access server, virtual private network, wan networking: Hi Mark, The most secure way is to create a VPN (Virtual Private Network) access. Now on the server side, this is easier because it s already a Server and I assume you have a Static IP address. So you can access the server though anywhere in the world via...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN Networking, ipsec vpn, setup a vpn
ipsec vpn, setup a vpn, pptp vpn: Hello Mark, Best solution would be to setup a VPN between the two locations. If you have an ADSL router at both the sites, and have public IP addressess allocated to each WAN interface, then you can setup a site to site IPSEC VPN that will secure and encrypt...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN/Router/Switch usage, cable modem and router, wireless access point
cable modem and router, wireless access point, cat5 cable: Hi Ken, and thanks for your question. Yes, you absolutely can connect another switch to another port on the router. In fact, this is the way I have my home network set up. The router is in the basement; port 1 runs to a switch on the 1st floor, and port...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN routers, frame relay network, routers and switches
frame relay network, routers and switches, wan routers: Hello, For connecting 5 locations across WAN links using frame relay, I would suggest you the following devices - For the central office, router - cisco 3700 series modular For branch offices, routers - cisco 2600 series or 2800 series Switches...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN SETUP, vpn concentrator, relay circuits
vpn concentrator, relay circuits, vpn tunnels: Hello, The central site needs to have enough bandwidth and interfaces to terminate connections from all the remote sites. I think you will need to have routing enabled on this hub and spoke topology network for all devices know the routes. Regards, ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN Solution, assam india, wan solution
assam india, wan solution, kind response: Terribly sorry, but I am most definetly not qualified to answer this. I am a fifteen year old high school student and I live in Canada. I m good with computers, but I don t feel confident telling you how to run a railroad!! I m terribly sorry about this...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN setup, frame relay connection, ipsec vpn
frame relay connection, ipsec vpn, static ip addresses: Hello KSK, You will require public static IP addresses for the WAN interfaces on both location routers. Then you can setup a IPSEC VPN tunnel between these two IP s thus building a secure channel between the two sites. If the IP addresses are dynamically...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN vs Remote access, t1 line, windows xp home edition
t1 line, windows xp home edition, wron: Hi Manny, There is another way. You can simply create a IPSec VPN tunnel over the Internet. This will enable you to use it like a leased line, and your boss will be happy. But you will need routers at each end for that. This will mean some one time cost,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WAN, router resources, wan hardware
router resources, wan hardware, wan connection: Hi Farooq, Sory but I did not understood your question correctly. Do you want me to give you tips on how to configure your router for WAN connection with minimum router resources utilised? Or you want me to give you tips on how to save on WAN hardware cost?...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wake-on-LAN, wol cable, wake on lan
wol cable, wake on lan, magic packet: Dear Jack, Try this other WOL program: http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-gui.asp Have you contact Dell about your problem if it is a onboard NIC. There maybe a newer bios revision. If it is a PCI NIC have you connected the WOL cable...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wan, dsl, static ip address, internal ip address
static ip address, internal ip address, small busines: Hi, Its not possible. You need to have atleast one static IP address @ ur server side for the remote users to allow accessing the server from outside. Apart from the static IP address you need to do the port forwarding on ur router to the internal ip...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wan, Lan Router !!, cisco 575 lre, linksys befsr41
cisco 575 lre, linksys befsr41, bandwidth controller: Diego, Please restrict access to that subnet using access lists on your interface. access-list 100 deny 192.168.100.0 0.0.0.255 192.168.1.6 0.0.0.255 on the interface from which they come on add following ip access-group 100 in. this would solve....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wan Network configuration, remote access server, amazing free software
remote access server, amazing free software, own mail: Hi Ron, First we have to separate the question as Spam, spyware and access to the Internet are 3 different things. If you have your own mail server, which is really what you should have if you don t, you can install a prgram such as from GFI and control...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wan network setup help, vpn connectivity, internal ip address
vpn connectivity, internal ip address, adsl router: Hi Michael, The two methods you have suggested are correct. Now depending upon the requirement, it is decided which method to follow. 1. If you want to share files/data across each location then the best way to proceed is to setup a file server at one...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wan router set up, routers and switches, wan router
routers and switches, wan router, collapsed core: Hello, The decision to choose the devices does not entire depend upon th number of users and the IP classes to be used. You can go in for 4510R L3 switches for the core, with 2950 as the access switches and have a collapsed core. Regards, Tejas Nat...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wavelan card, o reilley, external antenna
o reilley, external antenna, google: Hi again, Slade, Is this it? http://agere.com/mobility/docs/windows_drivers_sr02-2.3.zip http://agere.com/mobility/docs/client_mgr_for_windows_sr02-2.3.zip The first link is the drivers and the second is the software. There are some docs here: ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WEP?, internet signal, using your internet connection
internet signal, using your internet connection, wireless adapter: Hi Jeff, and thanks for your question. Using encryption on your wireless network is a very good idea. It will prevent unauthorized people from using your internet connection. It s also built into any new router you can buy. WEP stands for Wired Equivalent...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Weak wireless signal., cordless telephones, range extender
cordless telephones, range extender, wireless signal: Hi Mike, Normally you can add a booster to the router itself, not the laptop. This will extend the range of the WIFI. Sometimes it s just a larger antena. There are many out there...here s one example of a product from linksys: http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=647&scid=38...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Web hosting!, lasry, programmer analyst
lasry, programmer analyst, domian name: Hi Assaf, and thanks for your question. There are many options for hosting a web site, and what you want to do will depend on who you intend to access the site, and what kind of budget you have. If your web site is internal to your company, then you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Web hosting!, intel xeon, amd athlon
intel xeon, amd athlon, lasry: Hello, It is not the difficult to build your own server. First you need to decide where you want your website to be hosted, that will depend upon how you create your website. For Eg if its going to be in ASP then you need a Windows server, if its going to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Web Server, netcomm modem, modem router
netcomm modem, modem router, external addresses: Hi Mark, At first glance it sounds like a simple DNS problem. The internal network addresses and the external addresses are mixed in the same DNS so it does not know where to find your domain. Try to create a new record of the domain name in your DNS...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Web site filter, netgear router, wireless internet access
netgear router, wireless internet access, pentium 4 ht: Hi David, The only way I know of blocking unwanted websites across a netwotk is by using a hardware firewall. This device would first plug into a DSL modem, than the firewall would block all websites that you dont want you guest having access to,this will...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Website Accessability., security risk, public internet
security risk, public internet, dmz: hi, You are right that it possess a security risk and it hsould be avoided before hand. If server is kept on public IP anyone can try and access it and once that is compromised other resources in the network can also be compromised. FOr that you would normally...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Website Stuff Needed, homenethelp, free networking
homenethelp, free networking, practicallynetworked: Hello, What I can suggest is that you research on the internet for the material that you need. I will not be able to give you the material in hand, but can suggest a few websites, from which you can take the documentation. hardwarecentral.com comptechdoc.org...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wellfleet AN, fellow classmates, show ip
fellow classmates, show ip, shutdown command: Dear Mike Yauk, Sorry it took this long to reply, I had to research the answer for you. The S11 will not come up if you do not have a modem connected to it. You need to cross connect a router back to back to make S11 come up. You can use a feature call...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WIFI Home Network, roadrunner cable, wireless routers
roadrunner cable, wireless routers, 2wire: Hmm, I thought I had answered this last night. I use Linksys equipment for my home LAN. Linksys is a subsidiary of Cisco, the largest manufacturer of networking equipment. They have great 24/7 toll free support. I would also recommend G over A. G is...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WIFI network client card/bridge/antennas?, reflection and refraction, faint signals
reflection and refraction, faint signals, card bridge: Hi Matthew, Find out what Chipset is in your Brothers Laptop. You ll be able to tell in the Hardware list. If he can it the AP from here you are, try getting a card with the same chipset? I have a built-in centrino wi-fi chipset in my Toshiba and it...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WIn98 and PC Network Card Problem, 3com network, modem card
3com network, modem card, gateway number: If the IP you are getting is 169.x.x.x then your pc is not seeing the NIC. THis is an auto assigned IP via windows. Try installing the NIC in another slot and trying again. Also, make sure that you have an active port connection, you can make sure...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WIRELESS LAN, wireless access point, bridge connection
wireless access point, bridge connection, wireless capability: Hi, and thanks for your question. Sorry for the delay in responding - I did not receive your question notification in my email. Thank you for your patience. Yes, you can add wireless capability to you existing network. All you need to do is add a Wireless...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WIRELESS NETWORK SHARING, subnet mask, ip adress
subnet mask, ip adress, peer to peer network: Hi Sean, If you want to share files between them, this is called a peer to peer network. With a router you will need to make sure that all computers are set to accept automatically an IP adress, you do that by right clicking on My Network Places go to properties,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WIRELESS, error 80072ee7, massenger
error 80072ee7, massenger, default gateway: Probably you are not getting correct setting from DHCP, Ellyas. Go to command promt and see the details of ifconfig you would come to know about default gateway, dns server etc. Modify the setting on DHCP server as needed. Are you able to ping other machines...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wi/FI Conection, mobile home park, wireless access point
mobile home park, wireless access point, microsoft firewall: Hi Paul, and thanks for your question. You can never be 100% secure, but there are steps you can take. First of all, see if you can get the owner of the wireless access point to enable basic wireless encryption, such as WEP or WPN. All recent wireless...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wi-Fi Connection, wireless asp, howstuffworks
wireless asp, howstuffworks, coffee shops: Hi Nick, and thanks for your question. It s actually pretty simple, but there is a lot of variation in what is available, and what is free or costs to connect. As far as the mechanics of connecting, that is pretty easy. Wireless Connect is built right...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wi-Fi capability, wireless lan adapter, lan adapter card
wireless lan adapter, lan adapter card, belkin wireless g: Hello Jack, and thanks for your question. Yes, all you should need is the wireless LAN adapter card you already have. You might want to check the settings to make sure you re allowing connections to both G and B networks, since some locations only...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wi Fi Network, sony vaio laptop, sony vaio
sony vaio laptop, sony vaio, desktop computers: Your laptop will be able to connect to your 802.11g setup at home. G is backwards compatible. However, as soon as you put a B device on the network it slows the whole network to B speed. Hope this helps, Scott Please don t forget to provide feedback...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wi-Fi Repeater, wireless access point, d link di 624
wireless access point, d link di 624, plasma tv: A Wireless Access Point (WAP) is the part that communicates between your router and your wireless device. Your DI-624 includes a WAP. I would go for the G800AP (especially if its the same price). You can always disable the WAP feature, but it might make it...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wi-Fi vs Wi-Max, wireless access point, worldwide interoperability
wireless access point, worldwide interoperability, cellular phone companies: Hello Mat, WiMAX is a short name for Worldwide Interoperability of Microwave Access. WiMAX is described in IEEE 802.16 Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) standard. It is expected that WiMAX compliant systems will provide fixed wireless alternative...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WiFi internet access, trend micro pc cillin, pc cillin internet security
trend micro pc cillin, pc cillin internet security, wireless broadband service: Once you connect to someone s network, you make yourself vulnerable. Internet Security protects you from people OUTSIDE the network, not inside. Plus, if their netwokr is not secure then people from outside can get into the network and they are then on the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Win 2000 can't connect to router (Netgear DG834Gv2), dns server address, modem router
dns server address, modem router, adsl modem: Hi again Giulio, Firs tof all, the laptop you said you are trying and can t reach, that might be a separate problem. If you are wireless, you will not be able to administrate the router as by default, wireless administration is deactivated. Do any of those...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Win 2000/XP networking, xp networking, lan device
xp networking, lan device, knowldge: Dear joe i guess ur the first user i have faced , have a good knowldge in hardware n networkin ...... coz other wise it would have been difficult for me to solve this problem ......as u have tried all the options regarding this.......n u found out the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Win 95 NIC Problems, 3com web, installation diskette
3com web, installation diskette, 166mhz pentium: Something ( have seen work in this situation is to remove all the networking componets from the control panel, remove both NICs from the Device Manager, reboot three times, and then install the NIC. Reboot, and install the networking components (TCP/IP, etc.)...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: How to make Win 98 work with router, cable modem connection, shell dos
cable modem connection, shell dos, dos shell: Hi Joe, No matter what O/S you are using it should work fine, so if you need to go ahead and keep Win 98. First of all no, you should not keep NetBEUI, it actually might be causing the problem. The only protocol that should be there is TCP/IP. Also make...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Win XP and Win 2000 Network, netgear wireless router, cat 5 cable
netgear wireless router, cat 5 cable, cable modem: Hi Jason, Couple of things to understand here. First of all when synchronizing data...it s not actually beeing duplicated. You are simply seeing an image of the data. If the first computer, actually holding the data goes, so does the data. It is not replicated...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Win98 Network Neighborhood, network neighborhood, network operating system
network neighborhood, network operating system, cosmetic issue: Windows 98 is not a TRUE Network Operating System, it has many glitches. What you are seeing is one of them. It may suddenly go away, or it may not. Either way, this is just a a cosmetic issue, and will not change the functionality of your network connections...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows 2000 as a Web Server, compaq proliant server, compaq proliant
compaq proliant server, compaq proliant, mail server: Hi Dave, Please excuse the delay in answering. Well you can easily setup a a web server with Windows 2000 server as it is meant for that. I can t explain it all in email so here is a step by step link provided by Microsoft for your product. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/technologies/iis/evaluate/featfunc/iis5feat.mspx...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows 2003 Server with Very Low Disk Space, dell poweredge server, low disk space
dell poweredge server, low disk space, gb hd: You wouldn t use Ghost, that s for copying not partitioning. I ve used Acronis Disk Director on a Vista machine so it should support 2003 Server. I m pretty high on the Acronis products, expecially over Symantec. I think you need to look more on usage....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows 98 Network, windows 98 network, network neighborhood
windows 98 network, network neighborhood, wireless router: Hi Mark, and thanks for your question. First off, thanks for the fantastic level of detail in your question. Great job. Next, I have to say that you ve already tried almost everything I could suggest to fix the problem. About the only thing left is...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows Domains, microsoft windows server, security configuration
microsoft windows server, security configuration, trust relationship: SYMPTOMS After you upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you may find that your list of Trusted sites is missing. CAUSE This issue occurs because Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is turned on by default and your list of Trusted sites...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows Explorer Problem, open windows explorer, gateway 500s
open windows explorer, gateway 500s, new folders: Two causes: WINEXPLORE.EXE is corrupted or you have a virus. Try scanning for adware and viruses in safe mode. THis will insure that what ever is causing this - wont be running. If you still have the problem, then its explorer. You would have to install...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows NT Server Administration, windows nt server administration, mark minasi
windows nt server administration, mark minasi, mastering windows 2000 server: Mark Minasi s Mastering Windows 2000 Server, Fourth Edition, is without peer, and 95% of it applies to NT. The Windows NT Administrator s Bible, which I think may still be available (check www.amazon.com or www.alibris.com) is also excellent. And I can always...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows socket error using VPN, windows socket error, strange error message
windows socket error, strange error message, microsoft kb: Hi, In order for me to help, could you please tell what application you are using. Also, is the server 2000, 2000 advanced or 2003? Is this happening on the client side and if so is it only happening with clients running XP? Hope to hear back from you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows taskbar, task bar, start menu
task bar, start menu, start button: Hi, Please forgive the delay in response. If you want to have control over everything, and I mean everything including the wallpaper, you will need to create policies. In your Active Directory just create a new group to put them in, or if you already...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows XP Networking, dns domain name, windows xp networking
dns domain name, windows xp networking, internal ip address: Hi Dan, When you say you changed IP, do you pay for a static IP address with your ISP? In any case, if you have a router, the only thing that should change is your public IP address. If however they changed the DNS (Domain Name Servers) information, then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows XP Networking, computer browser service, type computer
computer browser service, type computer, computer name: Hi again Tim, Before you mentionned it, my next suggestion was to tell you to reformat. If you don t see the services and you don t even see the Files and Printer sharing and can t install it, there is a serious problem because this comes installed by default...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows XP Networking, windows xp networking, dummies book
windows xp networking, dummies book, linksys wireless: First, you need to turn File And Print Sharing on for the PC with the printer. Next you need to add the printer to the other PCs as a network printer. All 3 PCs need unique names and need to be in the same workgroup. Have you tried contacting Linksys for...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Windows XP Sharing Question, microsoft file and printer sharing, web howto
microsoft file and printer sharing, web howto, homenethelp: Hi Logan, and thanks for your question. File and resource sharing problems are common. It sounds like you are doing the right things, but as you can imagine, without hands-on access, it s difficult to diagnose problems. I suggest starting over. You...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wingate, access one, fire wall
access one, fire wall, lans: Hi, Wingate is an old program used to provide a gateway for a munber of computers to access one internet connection. As far as I know there is very little demand for this product with the advent of ethernet routers made by manufacturers such as Linksys...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WinXP Cannot Access Shard Files on LAN, comp3, sure your windows
comp3, sure your windows, comp2: The most common cause is authentication. Windows 2000 and Windows XP both take security very seriously, and won t allow remote access to any computer without a valid username and password. Conversely, Windows 9x/Me has virtually no security, and does not enforce...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: WinXP Unable to Access Shared Files, true networking, comp3
true networking, comp3, comp2: Because Win98 is not a true networking OS, you cannot easily map shares from 98 to 2000/XP. This is because of the network security in place in the NT-based Operation Systems. However, if you create shares on WIN98 folders and set permissions to everyone,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wired Internet Connection With Router Failed, comcast cable modem, system file checker
comcast cable modem, system file checker, problem occured: Hi Maciek, Many things could have happenned and the steps you took so far are the correct ones. If changing the NIC does not work then you have a few possibilities that are left. 1) The wire might be defective. Sometimes we overlook this but really worth...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless, local disk d, removable disk
local disk d, removable disk, cd drive: Jim, Sorry for delay and I do enjoy answering questions. I get sick when I do not get loads of them :). D would be partition on your hard drive. Use cleanup from system tools. See if you can remove files from recycle bin. There are lot of temporary files...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Access Point Config, wireless lan access point, lan access point
wireless lan access point, lan access point, wireless access point: Hi Michelle, and thanks for your question. Since you received this WAP from a 3rd party, my first suggestion is to reset the unit back to factory default configuration. The instructions to do this should be in the owners manual, or you can access them...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Broadband, 11b wireless, co australia
11b wireless, co australia, adsl modem: Dear Ryan Lisson, You need to find out what model ADSL modem Telstra is using. Then call up the ISP that you want to use and ask then if you can use the same ADSL modem. They may or may not allow you to use other model of adsl modem from another company....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Card Installation Errors, resource allocation problem, dell 2400
resource allocation problem, dell 2400, microsoft patches: Hi Jake, Did I mention I dislike D-Link? This is NOT a Microsoft problem, it is a problem with the adapter drivers being incompatible with the patches. If you are getting an exclamation mark, forget it, it will never connect, there s a problem with the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Cards, internet connection speed, dell 4600
internet connection speed, dell 4600, usb dongle: Hi Sarah, In essence, all wireless cards and routers are compatible. Where it makes a difference is if you get a specific router that says it can go up to 108Mbps when used with a wireless card of the exact same brand. Whatever you use, a PCI wireless...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Connectivity, network interface cards, wireless access point
network interface cards, wireless access point, international regulatory agencies: Hi Rodney, A Range Extender is for the other side, the one sending out the signal. It allows the signal to be sent further so clients may receive it. As for routers, even on a budget routers are very affordable these days and as low as $40. It does not...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless card country selection, netgear wg511t, selection choices
netgear wg511t, selection choices, radio shack: Hi Dallas, One quick way of explaining the reasons for country selection is because your wireless card operates on a certain frequency, here on the 2.4GHZ, which is the same as many of our cordless telephones and these frequencies must be approved by the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless card error, dell 2400, microsoft patches
dell 2400, microsoft patches, device cannot start code 10: That surprises me, since D-Link tech support is generally pretty good. If the card was working, then how could it be a problem with Windows? I would go back to D-Link and force them to escalate the issue. Even if it is a problem with Windows, they should be...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless card network, usb ethernet adapter, modem ethernet
usb ethernet adapter, modem ethernet, null modem: Hi Armando, and thanks for your question. Your laptop and your desktop both probably have an ethernet adapter port (it looks like a phone jack, only a bit wider). You can use this ethernet port to connunicate between your desktop and laptop. If either...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless card, a router, and lost internet, netgear router, picking up the signal
netgear router, picking up the signal, default gateway ip: Dear Amy, When you type in ipconfig /all what do you get? Do you have Link Light blinking on your network card? If you do then try this: Go to local area network properties, then uncheck Internet protocol TCP/IP then click ok then restart...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless card, 2wire wireless card, linksus
2wire wireless card, linksus, lan settings: It has been a while on this problem and I was re-reading the thread. The problem has to be with the settings in the routers that you are trying to connect to. Since you are able to ping the other computers on those routers, then your computer and wireless...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless compared to hard wired, transferring files between computers, network backbone
transferring files between computers, network backbone, support speeds: Hi, When you are on the internet...abosultely none. Where wireless and hard wire make a difference is within a network. If transferring files between computers, with a wireless you will get a speed of 11 or 54 mbps. However with hard wire you will get a...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless connection, netgear router, dsl modem
netgear router, dsl modem, simplest thing: Hi Mike, and thanks for your question. Yes, absolutely. There are a number of options depending on what you want to do. They simplest thing is to do is to use the file sharing that is built into Windows. All you basically have to do is make sure the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Dongle Problems, legacy support, john thanks
legacy support, john thanks, usb ports: Hi Max, Wow this is a head scratcher...have you ever had anything plugged into the USB ports ever since you ve had the computer? Try to borrow or have a friend come over with anything like an MP3 player or a USB printer. Plug it in and see if the same thing...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless ethernet bridge, wireless ethernet bridge, bridge mode
wireless ethernet bridge, bridge mode, wireless router: Hi, Yes it is possible to share the files across the 3 computers. You need to configure your Wireless Router to act in a bridge mode so that it can communicate with your wireless bridge and the files can be shared. You can do the configuration of the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless file sharing, cable internet connection, firewall router
cable internet connection, firewall router, netgear wireless: Check to see if Microsoft s firewall is turn on. This will block all network connections. Right click network place, left click properties, right click local area connections, left click properties, select advanced tab, un-check the firewall. Next ensure...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Home Network Help., wireless lan card, lan pc card
wireless lan card, lan pc card, home network help: Here what you need to do, first you need to know what brand of wireless card you, i.e. D-link, SMC,.... you will than need to go down to Comp USA or your equilent computer store and buy the same name brand as your wireless connector, a wireless router. You...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Internet, alepo, wayport
alepo, wayport, stsn: Hi Avi, and thanks for your question. Here are some links to software providers of WiFi billing packages. http://www.alepo.com/wireless-lan-billing-software.shtml http://www.logisense.com/wifi.html http://www.nomadix.com/applications/wifi-hotspots.asp...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Internet, belkin 54g wireless, bridge kit
belkin 54g wireless, bridge kit, dell notebook: Hi Carly, and thanks for your question. In order to share a wireless connection across a half mile, the first thing you wil need is line-of-sight (LOS) access. In other words, you need to be able to see the houses from each other. If you can t do that,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Internet, internet wireless, basicly
internet wireless, basicly, 11b: It is indeed just like plug and play. Minus the plugs of course! We here in Canada (and I know the US uses it too) use 802.11 technology. Usually 802.11b. If you have an 802.11g or an 802.11b device you will be able to access our networks with no problems...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Internet Connection!, toshiba satellite pro 4600, computer internet connection
toshiba satellite pro 4600, computer internet connection, wireless internet connection: Hello, Looking at your problem it seems that your machine is not getting IP address from the DHCP server. There could be two reasons to that: 1. DHCP server is not functioning properly (but that should nopt be the case as other machine would have also...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Internet, ammount, hotspot
ammount, hotspot, wich: I ve actually seen software advertised that allows you to use a WAP and sell access to it. Try googling Hotspot management and you will find some of these apps listed. By the way, there is another issue here you need to deal with. You really need to consult...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless IP, tcp ip settings, wireless laptop
tcp ip settings, wireless laptop, wireless ip: Hi Susan, and thanks for your question. Each network interface must have a different IP address. The easiest way to fix this problem is to simply let Windows do the work. Instead of specifying an IP address, let Windows pick it by selecting Obtain...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless internet?, wireless lan adapter, usb wireless adapter
wireless lan adapter, usb wireless adapter, setting up a router: Hi Linda, and thanks for your question. First of all, the laptop has to have a Wireless LAN adapter installed in it, or you need to add one. If you need to add one, a USB wireless adapter is usually easiest to set up. If you re sure you have a wireless...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless internet wiring, wireless pci card, wireless lan adapter
wireless pci card, wireless lan adapter, linksys wrt54gs: Hi again John, You absolutely do NOT need to use only wireless in your network. You can use a mix of wired and wireless at your convenience. I would recommend that if your desktop computer is physically close to the router, by all means use wired instead...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless internet, pcmcia card slot, external 56k modem
pcmcia card slot, external 56k modem, dialup port: Hi Bob, In this day and age it s hard to setup this way as DSL and Cable is pretty much everywhere now and for the same, if not sometimes less, than the price of dialup. However if it s just not available in your neighborhood, your choices are somewhat...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless LAN, wireless router, shared key
wireless router, shared key, kep: Hi Gareth, As per the information given by you what I suggest is that : 1. You need to check out that the kind of encryption method used is same on your wireless router as well as on your laptop (WEP, PSK, etc). 2. The pre-shared key should be the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless LAN, point hope, kep
point hope, kep, management group: Gareth, hi... Please check if you can join the domain without any authentication. If yes than you need to talk to your local IT management group to sort it out. If no than you need to search/refresh the network and join the correct access point. Hope...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless LAN, linksys router, router system
linksys router, router system, wireless interface: System restore as in OS System restore on your wireless PC? It sounds like you may have something wrong on the PC. Maybe something s chewing away at your bandwidth on your wireless (i.e. spamware, trojan etc.). If your running XP/2000 - hit ctrl-alt-delete...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless LAN, central filestore, wireless access point
central filestore, wireless access point, wireless access points: Yes, you are exactly right. You can skip the cables if you have WAPs that can act as repeaters, but these are usually expensive. www.tigerdirect.com will have everything you need at good prices. I like both NetGear and D-Link products, but just to save yourself...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Lan ( Internet use), wireless lan internet, wireless access points
wireless lan internet, wireless access points, two network cards: I think that if you do not have the technical expertise, then it is good to have them do all the technical stuff. If they are providing you a firewall, then you do not need any proxy server, since firewall can do that task as well. This setup is more secure...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Lan Network for home use, wireless lan network, dialup modem
wireless lan network, dialup modem, windows xp home edition: To PING the router, open a Command Prompt (Start Run type cmd) and type PING 192.168.1.1 or whatever the IP address fo your router is. However, The connection level does indicate you are getting to the router. Why would you need the dialup modem on?...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Link Coverage Distance?, orinoco ap, range extender
orinoco ap, range extender, s line: I would go with a MIMO device then. Most 802.11G devices are rated at under 400ft (150M = 450ft). and that s line of site in optium conditions. MIMO devices are rated as twice that. By the way, I would be very careful about this. First there is a security...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Link Coverage Distance?, orinoco ap, optimal range
orinoco ap, optimal range, range extender: This may work, but you might need to get a high range attenna for your friends WLAN NIC, or get an access point, if you have another neighbor that lives in between you two and if they will let you setup a bridge in between the two houses this would be even...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless ( Linksys WAP54G ), linksys wap54g, setup a wireless network
linksys wap54g, setup a wireless network, community columns: Hi Ali, and thanks for your question. Your WAP54G is not a router, but is designed to connect to an existing LAN. The complete setup instructions are in the Users Guide that chouls have come with the unit. If not, go to www.linksys.com and click on...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless laptop to Network - cannot see other computers, wireless laptop, web howto
wireless laptop, web howto, wireless network setup: Hi Mike, abd thanks for your question. It may be simply that File and Printer Sharing is not installed or enabled on that new computer. Here is a web page from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=87C0A6DB-AEF8-4BEF-925E-7AC9BE791028&displaylang=en...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless N, hp laptop, n connection
hp laptop, n connection, wireless adapter: Hello, Looking at the status value of 130 Mbps, it is sure that the connection in on 802.11N rather that 802.11G, which has lower speed. There is another way where you can check on which band have you connected to the router. This can be displayed in...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network, broadband modem, broadband router
broadband modem, broadband router, wireless router: She needs to purchase a wireless router that is connected to the broadband modem and a wireless network card for the laptop (If 802.11 is not built in). You may need to install a repeater in your house if the signal is weak. The repeater would be in line of...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network, wireless access point, necessary cables
wireless access point, necessary cables, access internet: You need a wireless access point that can also server as a router or hub. The cheapest tend to be from www.tigerdirect.com. I find the D-Link products come with all the necessary cables, software, etc., and almost set themselves up. If you need help beyond...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network, student lodgings, wireless access point
student lodgings, wireless access point, network cards: I assume this flat is larger then a standard dorm room, maybe with separate bedrooms. A standard dorm room, would be kind of small to bother with wireless. If there are separate bedrooms, I can understand the reluctance to run wires since its student lodgings....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network, gloucester city nj, cable internet connections
gloucester city nj, cable internet connections, 56k dialup: Hi Edward, Isn t just like a salesman to sell you something you don t need! No, you absolutely don t need to upgrade your connection to DSL to have a network...in fact it has absolutely nothing to do with it. However Internet Connection Sharing has everything...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network, modem adsl, adsl modem
modem adsl, adsl modem, router problem: Hi, My apologies for the delay, your question was somehow overlooked. Whithout knowing what level of expertise you have, I can say that the setup you want might require some knowledge of networking since it is pretty easy to setup...if you know enough...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network, adsl modem, router problem
adsl modem, router problem, wireless router: Hi Piperis and thanks for your question. All you need to do to protect your shared resources is to password protect them. For example, if you go to Start... Settings... Printers, and right-click on your shared printer, you can click on Sharing... and configure...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network Coverage, netgear dg834g, wireless access point
netgear dg834g, wireless access point, reception spots: Hi Mark, and thanks for your question. Your Netgear box is an all-in-one DSL modem and wireless router box. Here s its web page: http://www.netgear.com/products/prod_details.php?prodID=223 This unit has a WAP (Wireless Access Point) built into it....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network Problem, usr router, microwave ovens
usr router, microwave ovens, interference problem: Hi Aaron, and thanks for your question. Given that your router works fine at work but not at home, it seems likely that interference is indeed the problem. There are many devices that can cause problems, including microwave ovens, cordless phones, and...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network Problem, windows xp firewall, firewall router
windows xp firewall, firewall router, netgear 108: Hi, First thing you should know is that whenever doing any kind of networking with the Home edition, you will encounter some problems. This is the difference between the Pro and Home, Pro has networking capabilities, Home does not. However a basic pier...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network Problem, usr router, wireless routers
usr router, wireless routers, port switch: It certainly sounds like interference since it works fine at the office. It may be something in a neighbors house as well. The best I can suggest is trying channels until you hit on something. I doubt if a different brand would make a difference, but it...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Network, wireless access point, broadband router
wireless access point, broadband router, wireless router: I would really not recommend this because of the distance between the houses and the number of walls that you would have to go through. You would end up with a weak signal to start with. If you still want to go through with this, she would need to have...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, rv trailer, 5th wheel rv
rv trailer, 5th wheel rv, network wirelessly: Hello, You seem to have a good picture abt the network that you want to setup. But i am afraid that wont be possible because the wireless connectivity cannot go beyond the room, or the hall. So, for connecting your Laptop in the trailer , you will have to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, linksys wireless n router, wireless network adapter
linksys wireless n router, wireless network adapter, wireless capability: Hello David, I can suggest you to do the following - 1. Check in Device Manager whether the drivers for the wireless network adapter have been properly installed and the status shows that the device is working properly. 2. Update the drivers if needed...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, rv trailer, 5th wheel rv
rv trailer, 5th wheel rv, network wirelessly: Dear Dave, Yes wireless technology support over 90 Feet, but the farther you go the slower the connection. Also if security is an issue I do not suggest wireless. Yes you can connect 2 laptop wireless on a network. Linksys Router has great review,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, wireless network cards, wireless access point
wireless network cards, wireless access point, rv trailer: Point 1-You will need a wireless router. This is a device that generally combines 3 functions. The router part is used to share the Internet among all devices connected to the router, either wired or wirelessly. The Wireless Access Point (WAP) which is a transceiver...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, dsl internet connection, wireless access point
dsl internet connection, wireless access point, wireless network adapter: If you currently have nothing, you need a Wireless Broadband router. Such a device is actually three devices in one. First its a router whose function is to take the signal from the broadband modem and share it among all devices connected to the router (either...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, wireless access point, wireless routers
wireless access point, wireless routers, networking components: The second question is easy to answer; nothing! As long as your laptop has a built in WiFi (802.11) network adapter, then you don t need anymore equipment. The first question is harder since you don t indicate how you connect to the Internet. If you are...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, netgear wireless, setup wizard
netgear wireless, setup wizard, internet light: Try this, have you run the netgear setup wizard, you will also need to ensure that the wireless is turned on in the router. Next make sure the wireless is turned on the laptop. Call tech support for the wireless router if this does not help you. Also try your...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking..., tnc connectors, directional antennas
tnc connectors, directional antennas, linksys wap54g: Hello, I suggest that you go for the HGA7T High Gain Antenna for R-TNC Connectors. This is a pack of two, which can work with the WAP54G access point. This is good range boosting antenna, which can surely stretch upto 700 feet, as your requirement. ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, dell d600 laptop, protection from intrusion
dell d600 laptop, protection from intrusion, wireless laptop: Hi Vien, and thanks for your question. You can use your main computer to act as a switch for your wireless connection, but I strongly recommend against this. It is very insecure and can be difficult to set up and keep running properly. Instead, I recommend...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, wireless pci adapter, d link wireless router
wireless pci adapter, d link wireless router, pci adapter card: Hello, You can go in for any brand of router, not only D Link. As you said, get a Linksys, Netgear or any other brand. You will just have to make sure that the PCI wireless adapter support the router technology and vice versa (802.11a,b,g etc) Regards,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless NetworkingDouble NICInternet Access, netgear wireless router, cox cable internet
netgear wireless router, cox cable internet, network bridge: What you need to do is this: 1. Connect the cable from the modem to the WAN port of the router. 2. Connect the cable from the desktop computer to one of the ports labeled 1-4 on the router. 3. Follow the instructions to set the router up. Makes...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless NetworkingDouble NICInternet Access, netgear wireless router, cox cable internet
netgear wireless router, cox cable internet, network bridge: JC, hi... Just check if the connectivity has been through always. That when you are not able to connect to Internet from any of the computers were you able to ping to it. Have you installed and configured Proxy server properly. If you have both of these...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless NetworkingDouble NICInternet Access, netgear wireless router, cox cable internet
netgear wireless router, cox cable internet, network bridge: Hi, From what I understand, the main computer loosing the connection is the one with 2 network cards. What was the need for a second netwrok card? Or did you simply replace the first one? If there are 2 network cards, I would first remove one. In the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless NetworkingDouble NICInternet Access, netgear wireless router, cox cable internet
netgear wireless router, cox cable internet, cable internet connection: Hi JC, and thanks for your question. You should be able to share your Internet connection with your Netgear wireless router, either wired (ethernet) or wireless. You should not need to use a wireless bridge or other tricks to make this work - it should...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless NetworkingDouble NICInternet Access, netgear wireless router, cox cable internet
netgear wireless router, cox cable internet, network bridge: Dear JC, The problem maybe the Netgear wireless is a different specification then your laptop s wireless specification. In other words, your router wireless maybe an 802.11G while your laptop s wireless card is an 802.11b. I m a little confused,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless NetworkingDouble NICInternet Access, netgear wireless router, cox cable internet
netgear wireless router, cox cable internet, netgear router: Its definitely possible since I do it. However, not knowing what you did its hard to comment. The Netgear router should have come with instructions on how to set it up. The cable modem should connect to a WAN or broadband port on the router. The Desktop then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Networking, rv trailer, 5th wheel rv
rv trailer, 5th wheel rv, wireless laptop: Hi Dave, Sorry for the delay in response as I have been receiving more questions than I was suppose to. I believe the Costco hub is actually a router. A router will increase your security and act as a hub at the same time. The hub simply allows you to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Nework Design..., external antennas, directional antennas
external antennas, directional antennas, wireless internet access: Hello, Looking at the overall situation, I can suggest is that you go for a Cisco outdoor wireless access point, which mostly will resolve all your issues. Other option will be to have seperate wireless routers for each couple of cabins. Regards,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless netw., internet connection sharing software, wireless access point
internet connection sharing software, wireless access point, dialup connection: Ok, like I said, I m not sure this will work with a dialup. Frankly I would upgrade to broadband if possible. Then it becomes much easier. The only way it MIGHT work is if you buy a switch and connect your desktop PC and a wireless access point to the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless network, wpa psk, encryption algorithms
wpa psk, encryption algorithms, environment considerations: Hi, I meant to say, if you are located in a environment where you have lots of wirelesss users, trying to break into other devices, then you need to go in for a stronger security policy with strong encryption. Else you can do with any of the available security...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless network add-on, usb wireless adapter, wireless pci card
usb wireless adapter, wireless pci card, luck jim: Hi John, probably the easiest way to go is with a USB wireless adapter, this way you will not have to open the case. Once you install the USB adapter you will need to find out what work group they are using on the other computers. To do this you will need...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless network blocker, encryption code, wire mesh
encryption code, wire mesh, aluminum foil: Nope, won t work. What you *can* do, is turn on a WEP or WPA encryption code. Then just give the code to your guests :D There are plenty of tutorials on the internet for this. Basically, just login via 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 and goto wireless settings....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless network coverage, netgear dg834g, wireless access point
netgear dg834g, wireless access point, line thanks: How far away do you get before the signal drops? How many walls/floors are you going through at that point to get from the computer to the router? Is the router located in the center of the flat? A WAP would help, but it would need to be connected via...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless network with Dial-up, share folders, wireless router
share folders, wireless router, wireless cards: Hi Jeff, and thanks for your question. Yes, absolutely. There are a number of options depending on what you want to do. They simplest thing is to do is to use the file sharing that is built into Windows. All you basically have to do is make sure the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless network problem, wireless pci card, 54g wireless
wireless pci card, 54g wireless, linksys wag54g: These are all well-known problems with XP and XP Pro, which Micro$oft refuses to admit. (I assume that the other PCs are XP or XP Pro as well.) Some, but not all, of them are fixed in Service Pack 2. Run Windows Update and make sure that both of them are upgraded...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless network setup, asus card, asus mobo
asus card, asus mobo, asus wifi: I m not familiar with the hardware listed, it would also have helped if you included your version of Windows. However I can tell you that there are three wireless protocols out there right now; 802.11a, b & g. A & B are not compatible, G is backwards compatible...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless network, wireless broadband router, tcp ip protocol
wireless broadband router, tcp ip protocol, netgear ma111: Hi Rory, and thanks for your question. You re most of the way there! If you follow the instructions that came with your Linksys router, you should be good to go. All you have to do is make sure that each computer has the TCP/IP protocol installed, and...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networking, dsl internet connection, reputable name
dsl internet connection, reputable name, dsl router: Hi Niall, Yes I like linksys products as well...especially since they are now owned by Cicso, the leading manufacturer in the world and by which other companies set their standard by. I know the terminolgy gets confusing, but essentially they all will...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networking, wireless lan card, wpa psk
wireless lan card, wpa psk, authentication type: Hello, WEP and WPA are 2 different authentication methods. You need to have the same authentication methode setup on both your PC (with wireless card) and your router. Now sice your router is already setup with WEP authentication, you need to configure...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networking, networking question, wireless experience
networking question, wireless experience, computer networking: Hello, You wont need to collect the IP s which you need to block. You can set a different IP range to be allocated via DHCP to clients connecting to the network. Then block that entire range on the router which connects to the internet. A gateway is...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networking in my home, linksys wireless router, d link wireless router
linksys wireless router, d link wireless router, dsl modem: There are two pieces of equipment you will need to get. first is a wireless router that is connected to the DSL modem, this will transmit your data wirelessly to any wireless device such as a laptop or a PC with wireless NIC. The you will need a wireless bridge...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networking at home - equipment required, wireless network cards, windows 2000 desktop
wireless network cards, windows 2000 desktop, crossover cable: Hi Gary, Very good question...most people think that you automatically need a router to network 2 computers. In fact you don t, you can use 2 wireless network cards by themselves. Stations can communicate directly with each other, without the use of an...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networking at home, wireless ethernet cards, rj 45 connector
wireless ethernet cards, rj 45 connector, crossover cable: Hi Gary, Well a couple of things. First of all, a wireless Network Card is a Network Card...that is to say, wether it s wireless or has an RJ-45 connector, its job is to provide you with communication...hence a network. So yes you can have a peer-to-peer...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networking, d link wireless router, electrical noise
d link wireless router, electrical noise, noise filter: Hi Cesar, and thanks for your question. You are right, the interference between the router and the wireless phone is a well-known phenomenon. They do share exactly the same radio frequence band. Most people who have this problem have to choose between...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networks, internet wirelessly, broadband internet connection
internet wirelessly, broadband internet connection, wireless internet access: Hi again, Mike, The process of setting things up is exactly the same when you are connecting wirelessly. Just think of the wireless part as a LAN withour cable - because that s exactly what it is! You can do anything with a wireless LAN connection that...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless networks, network interface cards, international regulatory agencies
network interface cards, international regulatory agencies, 11b wireless: Hi John, In my experience, something like a cordless 2.4GHz phone can cause interference in the network, however, I have not yet seen it the other way around. The 2.4GHz range is the ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. It contains the frequencies...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Printer Server, wireless print server, netgear wireless
wireless print server, netgear wireless, wireless printer: Hello Tina, As per your requirements there is one wireless print server from Hawking Technologies which fits to your requirements. To know more about that printer follow the link below: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1191248&CatId=371...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Printer Server, wireless print server, linksys wps54gu2
wireless print server, linksys wps54gu2, wireless printer: Hello, There are not much products to choose from for a print server with parallel as well as USB ports. You can have a look at the following products - - D-LinkDP-G321 - LINKSYS WPS54GU2 - Hawking / HWPS12UG / 54Mbps / 802.11g / USB 1.1...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Printer Server, wireless print server, wireless laptop
wireless print server, wireless laptop, wireless printer: The only reason you might need a wireless print server, is if your printers are located too far from your router to connec via a cable. Otherwise I would look for a wired print server. You can still print to it from a wireless laptop as long as its on your...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Range Expander, invalid syntax error, wre54g
invalid syntax error, wre54g, default ip address: Hi Omar, as far as WEP goes, it is very limited security and hard to set up. If the access point has WPA, this is a secure encryption that works better than WEP, try WPA is also easier to setup and manage. If this does not work, you are stuck with the access...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Range Expander, invalid syntax error, wireless range expander
invalid syntax error, wireless range expander, wireless expander: Hello, You should have some kind of configuration interface for the device. Try to get to that, look into the documentation for the product. If the expander is set to obtain configuration from the server, then it will use the forced configuration from...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Range Expander, invalid syntax error, factory default settings
invalid syntax error, factory default settings, wpa security: Hi Omar, and thanks for your questions. It may be that the WRE54G was not set to factory defaults when you got it (i.e., it was a store return) or someone connected to it before you did and changed the settings. In any case, you need to start from scratch...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Router antennae, replacement antennas, di614
replacement antennas, di614, wireless router: There are a few things that can be done. There are replacement antennas but I m not sure if there are some specifically for the D-Link. Check with them. There are third party antennas but you would need to make sure they work with the D-Link. There are...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Router/Connecting to Internet, d link router, product engineer
d link router, product engineer, diagnostic check: Hi Chuck, I m a Wireless Product Engineer and I say plug me in every time! Wireless looks cool and sophisticated and is great when it works, but at the end of the day, a piece of copper is what it is, it s plugged in or unplugged. Wireless can suffer...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Routers, linksys wrt54gs, linksys wrt54g
linksys wrt54gs, linksys wrt54g, wireless routers: What kinds of wireless card do you have (802.11b, 802.11a or 802.11g)? If the wireless card is built-in then you should get the WRT54G. To get speed of 108MBS you will need to buy Linksys wirless card with speedbooster. Your built-in wirless card will not...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Routing, internet security zone, netgear dg834gt
internet security zone, netgear dg834gt, correct ports: Hi Guy, After going through your problem, I think that you have already taken most of the steps to rectify your problem. What I suggest is that you upgrade the firmware of the router from the Netgear website, then re configure the router as required....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless router/card compatibility, d link driver, router card
d link driver, router card, pcmcia cards: Tom, There are no settings on the router to change. ROuter is working fine with other card so it should work with this also. Can you check this card in some other PC also. My doubt is now on the hardware itself i.e. radio port of this card. -sudhansh...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless router and Internet access, d link router, dsl modem
d link router, dsl modem, internet modem: Hi Tony, and thanks for your question. It sounds like you have a very frustrating problem! My first thought is also that the problem is not in the PCs. If it were a PC problem, it seems unlikely that both would fail simultaneously. That leaves the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless router security, encryption protocol, wireless network adapter
encryption protocol, wireless network adapter, kim hi: Hi Kim, and thanks for your question. I think it s good that you re concerned about the security of your wireless router. First of all, go to this web site: http://www.topcom.net/support/downloads.php?cat=&catsub=48 and download the full user guide...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless router trouble, wireless internet acess, cabel internet
wireless internet acess, cabel internet, wireless router: Ok, then all you should need to do is plug the cable broadband modem into the wireless router. Plug any wired devices into the wired ports on the router. Make sure you set your TCP/IP to automatically obtain an IP. Once you do that, you will need to setup...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Speed Fluctuations, linksys wrt54g router, linksys wrt54g
linksys wrt54g router, linksys wrt54g, cisco 675: Actually Linksys has a device that will work. It is a WRE54G Wireless Range Expander. It will extend the range of the signal for you. Just locate it downstairs and plug it into the wall. It picks up the signal from the router and then boosts it and sends...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless security, modem customers, broadband modems
modem customers, broadband modems, wireless router: I don t know whether you have Cable or DSL, but the way I would do this is with 2 broadband accounts and 2 broadband modems. Put your business network on one and put an unsecured wireless router on the other. You do NOT need to have the router connected to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless security, netgear dg834g, rj 45 cable
netgear dg834g, rj 45 cable, work server: Hi Mark, Well I can reassure you by saying I do the same. But I will re-inforce what you stated, a hacker can get through if he really wanted to...question is, would he really want to? Most of the security measures we undertake are levels of security....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless setup: Westell, Mac broadcaster, and Linksys, new roommate, static ip addresses
new roommate, static ip addresses, linksys wireless: I am not familiar with the Airport equipment because I do not deal with Apple products. However, I do know that when you set up a wireless connection to share the internet, you still need something that will share it. This requires a router. My recommendation...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless setup, wireless laptop, privacy key
wireless laptop, privacy key, 2wire: Hi Gage, The WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key can be set either manually or set to receive automatically, which to me defies the purpose, but in any case, if it sees the network but you can t connect to it, there might be an encryption key but it does...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless trouble., david roylance, ubuntu linux
david roylance, ubuntu linux, ubuntuforums: Hahahha welcome to the world of Linux :) More specifically: wireless on Linux! Quite an adventure - not one for the faint-hearted. I would highly recommend you post your question on http://ubuntuforums.org - you will most likely recieve an answer within...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless Van Setup, wireless broadband services, broadband internet services
wireless broadband services, broadband internet services, wireless broadband internet: Ron, There are a lot of service providers who provide wireless broadband internet services. You can contact anyone of them. They will provide you a small pcmcia card for laptop or a wireless modem for desktop (if you wantto use one while on the move). that...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wireless is not working..., wireless router, power failure
wireless router, power failure, factory defaults: Hi Luis, and thanks for your question. If you have already tried resetting the wireless router back to factory defaults (if that is what you mean be a reset ), and it still is not working, then most likely the device was damaged and needs to be replaced....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Going Wireless, netgear wgr614, isp internet service
netgear wgr614, isp internet service, router hub: Hi again Patti, As I stated above, if you want to keep your dialup, you will need a special kind of router which costs much more and not available everywhere. You will need to check on the Internet. All standard routers such as the one you showed me absolutely...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Wonder !, linksys wireless g broadband router, linksys wireless g
linksys wireless g broadband router, linksys wireless g, cat5 cable: Ok, so what you have is a wireless router, NOT a standalone AP. The WRT54GX is a typical wireless router that combines router, switch and AP into one box. However, that certainly makes my theory out of whack. I have a similar device, and both my wired...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Workgroup Access Problem, dns problem, peer to peer network
dns problem, peer to peer network, dear john: Hi, I would need a little more information to help you out. Do you have a server or is this stricly pier to pier? Normally all the computers should be part of the same Workgroup, but assign different names to the computers. Do you have a router or switch?...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Workgroup computer - not visible, default subnet mask, network neighbourhood
default subnet mask, network neighbourhood, dynamic ips: Hi, have you tried using search, look for the computers IP address with search. With work groups name all the workgroups workgroup . Now Windows Me does not like Dynamic IPs you may have to set that one to static IP. Your default subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Working on a network, network analyser, network job
network analyser, network job, cable plant: Hi Ken, What you are asking is very difficult through email and requires a Consultant on site to help you with that. The only thing I can suggest is to start by using a program like Network Analyser that will check for all the information and help you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Workstation to Server connect, domain controler, admin rights
domain controler, admin rights, workgroup: Hi David, This normal. Windows Server 2003 cannot and will not give you access. It is not meant for a Workgroup, a workgroup should only be used if there is no server. With a server you need to use DCPROMO and make it into a Domain Controler. You will then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Worrying about my privacy in the company LAN, american servers, different perspectives
american servers, different perspectives, company lan: Hi Emma, The short answer is yes, and actually worse but not to make you paranoid is that anyone pratically in the world can see this email since it is sent unsecured via Internet and email. Email is NOT a secure way of sending anything. In fact it goes...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wan, virtual private network, wown
virtual private network, wown, best bet: Hi Simon, and thanks for your question. It really depends on what kind of connectivity you want or need between the remote offices. One strategy is to use a telco Frame Relay or ATM WAN. You would install a router at each location that connects to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: make a wan, wan connection, mail
wan connection, mail, desi: Hi Desi, To make a WAN connection between two LAN, you need One router at each location, connected to at least one of the other two locations. The kind of connectivity you need between these locations, depends on your requirements. Once the physcal...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: I wanna earn more, google search, jetking
google search, jetking, networking course: There are lots of institute which can do this training. You need to check which provides training material as well as give you enough hands-on experience. there are lots of learning sites also. You can do a google search and get loads of information. ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: I want to disconnect my service from allvantage, wanda, good luck
wanda, good luck, monday through friday: Hi Wanda, and thanks for your question. You can call custoemr support at 401-667-7500, Monday through Friday 10:00am to 10:00pm EST, Saturday 11:00am to 7:00pm EST, or Sundays 12:00am to 8:00pm. However, it s easy to cancel your account online. Go to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: want to isolate my D drive, deleting programs, d drive
deleting programs, d drive, several ways: Hi Kal, Well before I can tell you how I really need a little more information. 1) First are you in a network? (like in a company, etc...) 2) What is your Operating System (Windows XP Pro, Home, etc...)? 3) When you say someone is messing with the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: watch dvd over network, player computer, player software
player computer, player software, two computers: Sending streaming video across a network can be very slow. I wouldn t try it unless you have an all 802.11G setup. Sharing the drive should work, but you need DVD player software on the other PC. You need to map the DVD player on the other machine and set...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Is there a way to combine a cable and another lan connection, private web server, modem phone
private web server, modem phone, internet protocols: First, what you are referring to is NOT an intranet, its a LAN. An Intranet is the use of Internet protocols for communication on a private LAN. Now if your ADSL group where to put a private WEB server on the LAN just for the use of the group, that would be...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: is there a way to hook up..., dell inspiron 8200, external usb hard drive
dell inspiron 8200, external usb hard drive, usb hard drive: Not that I know of. Ethernet ports and USB ports are very different. The only USB device that would connect to an RJ45 port would be a network adapter. Linksys does have an adapter that you con connect to a network and hook up an external USB hard drive,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Two way trust relationships, trust relationship, trust relationships
trust relationship, trust relationships, pdcs: There are many differences, but the biggest one is that the Active Directory will update between the two PDCs and it will not between a PDC and a member server. Also, on the same site is meaningless here. The critical term is in the same forest. ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: weak signal, linksys wireless router, linksys router
linksys wireless router, linksys router, address conflict: Hello Diane, First of all let me clear you one thing; signal strength and IP address has nothing to do with each other. The IP address which you are getting to your laptop is correct and should be different from what you have on your desktop or else...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: how to get to website to reset vonage WAN, public internet, firewalls
public internet, firewalls: John, Though the question is not clear as to what is the problem you are trying to resolve, all I can say is that the address you are trying is not routable over public Internet. If its your intranet you should be able to. Do you have any firewalls in...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wep &wpa, wep wpa, belkin wireless adapter
wep wpa, belkin wireless adapter, correct key: Hello, The security encryption settings have been set to different algorithms on both devices, hence they wont communicate with each other. Make sure both are using either WEP or WPA and match the correct key to connect to the network. Regards, Tejas...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: whats on my pc that I cant see, realistic expectation, magnetic domain
realistic expectation, magnetic domain, intelligence agencies: Because of the design of Windows, it leaves stuff that you thought you had erased in hundres of places, too numerous to list. The real kicker here is that EVERYTHING that was ever stored on the hard drive, no matter how often overwritten, is now recoverable...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wi fi connection, documentation windows xp, dell dimension
documentation windows xp, dell dimension, cable modem: Hi Annette, and thanks for your question. First of all, a warning. You should not connect to a Wireless LAN (WiFi network) unless you have permission. To do so is actually illegal and although the chances of getting in trouble are small, you should be...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wi-fi reception, wi fi card, radio interference
wi fi card, radio interference, link quality: Hi Mike, Link Quality depend upon the no of users accessing the Wireless channel at a particular time and Link Signal means the actual radio signal transmitted by the Wirelss Access Point. So as you are using the wireless network then the link quality...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wi-fi reception, wi fi card, rf signals
wi fi card, rf signals, link quality: Link Quality and Signal Strenght are two ver important items in WiFi. The basically measure what they say. Link Quality it the quality of signal your getitng while Signal Strenght is just that. One thing you ll notice, as Signal Strenght drops so does...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, high gain antenna, netgear
high gain antenna, netgear, laptop: Probably the best would be to add a high gain antenna to your router. there are several on the market, some specific to routers, others that can be used with multiple routers. You might consider upgrading to 802.11G but that would be more expensive. ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, wireless access point, ferrous materials
wireless access point, ferrous materials, wireless lan: Hi Mark, and thanks for your question. You are correct to be concerned about the quality of your wireless LAN signal from the basement to the 2nd floor of a building. It may be that you get a very good signal, and it may also be that you get little or...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, local computer store, wireless router range
local computer store, wireless router range, natu: Hello, There are range booster antennas available in the market which claim to extend the wireless router range considerably. You can select the antenna based on the router model present and then attach it to the router. You can buy these antennas at any...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, wireless router, hth
wireless router, hth, repeaters: There are repeaters, but the way they work is you have to place them midway or closer to the router. If the signal is too weak to pick up in your home, then the repeater isn t going to work. You might chip in and get your friend a more powerful router....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, wireless router, signal strength
wireless router, signal strength, antenna: Hi Tuhin, Depending upon the kind and make of wireless router your friend has you improve the signal strength by adding an additional antenna (external preferred) to the wireless router. Depending on the make of the router you will get the required antenna...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, wireless repeater, linksys wre54g
wireless repeater, linksys wre54g, signal gain: Hey Tuhin, Yeah, there s a ton of stuff out there to boost signal strength. Most that you build yourself have more to do with building a better antenna (ie. the Pringles potato chip antenna actually works really good). Your not really boosting the signal...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, wifi antenna, directional antenna
wifi antenna, directional antenna, external antenna: Hi Tuhin, and thanks for your question. Yes, it is possible to boost a remote WiFi signal. A directional antenna can help tremendously. This works best when you have both a router and a WiFI adapter that can connect an external antenna, bu you may be...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, wireless broadband router, broadband routers
wireless broadband router, broadband routers, wireless internet access: Hello Eric, My suggestion would be you go for Linksys WRT300N Router. This is a wireless broadband router with 3 Antennas and support for 802.11 (a,b,g and N) technology. The router provides good area coverage and access restriction and security features....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, dlink wireless router, rj45 cable
dlink wireless router, rj45 cable, desk top: Hello, You should be able to connect both devices using the router, as you are conencting the desktop using a wired conenction and the new asus using wireless. Please check the settings on the router as I feel thats what is causing the desktop to loose...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wifi, wireless router, single home
wireless router, single home, admin password: Hi Robert, Most people I know or talk to are looking for ways to increase the signal. I assume this is only because you don t want the neighbors borrwoing your signal or for general security reasons. So first a quick no, no and maybe to your questions...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: win2000 Network, rj 45 cable, intermittent problem
rj 45 cable, intermittent problem, communications problems: Hi, Well a few problems could be causing this from hardware to software. The first and sometimes overlooked ones are the network card itself, it can have an intermittent problem or the driver for the network card can also be a cause. Further, depending...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: win2000 server/ xp clients/ how do i setup this network?, internal firewall, dsl router
internal firewall, dsl router, managed switch: Hi Jerry, first on the question on the DSL dynamic, the way you are set up is correct; just ensure that you have the Microsoft XP internal firewall turned off on all systems. A switch can make your network easier to manage; with a switch you can dial into...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: win2k adv server keeps restarting by itself, server pdc, windows 2000 advanced server
server pdc, windows 2000 advanced server, event logs: Hello, The best way to diagnose the issue will be to study the event logs and find out the reason for the unexpected shutdown. You can shutdown services which you dont want to run on the LAN, from services in MMC. I wont be able to say anything much...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: win2k adv server keeps restarting by itself, server pdc, windows 2000 advanced server
server pdc, windows 2000 advanced server, memory check: Hi, Well from what you are telling me, the answer is right there...the RAM. If you re server reboots by itself, and the last upgrade you did was RAM, I am 99% sure that it s the problem. If you can afford having it down for a few hours (or do it over...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: I have windows 98 what monitor..., internet explorer tools, proper video driver
internet explorer tools, proper video driver, update internet explorer: I suspect you are getting only 256 colors because you do not have the proper video card driver installed. Download the Belarc Advisor from here: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html See what video card you have, and download and install the proper...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: windows network, peer topeer, dell poweredge
peer topeer, dell poweredge, dell server: Alright. I have no expiereience whatsoever w/ Windows Server editions. But For a forgotten password on any server system that you don t have and can t retrieve.. you ve got to use the sledge hammer option .. reformat get all the important data...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: windows server 2003, printer and faxes, internet line
printer and faxes, internet line, office intranet: Dear bakhtiar, Answer to question 1: To share a printer that is connected to Win2k3 Server. Start- setting- Printer and Faxes. The a printer windows opens and right click on the printer and go to sharing. Then share the printer by providing a name for...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: windows xp networking secure server, software firewalls, internet connection sharing
software firewalls, internet connection sharing, server operating system: I am really confused why you are using two software firewalls. To increase the security of the server (it is really not a server because XP Pro is not a server operating system, it is a workstation os) then get rid of the second NIC and install a broadband...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: windowxp networking, internet connection sharing, norton antivirus
internet connection sharing, norton antivirus, blackice firewall: Hi, There s allot of questions here. I think the basic idea is that you are looking to secure your network from attacks. Well by having a router, you have eliminated 90% of your problems. I would suggest making sure that the router is configured properly...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wired network failure, computer wizards, lynksys router
computer wizards, lynksys router, network failure: While I agree that Linksys outsources their tech support, I have still found their people to be helpful and knowledgeable. Depending on the model of router then may be a choice to save the config in the router setup. To get into this set you open a browser...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wired network, cox communications, cable modem
cox communications, cable modem, internet error: Hi again Debrah, Sorry for answering a little later, the allexperts site was down a few days ago and it seems I lost all the answers I wrote! Now I have to remember what I said...LOL! Well this is one of those situations where I wish I could be there...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wired vs. wireless, strong signal, two computers
strong signal, two computers, upstairs: Wherever you can I would use wired. While wireless works, it can be interfered with. The further the distance, the more walls in the way, the chancier the connection. The only time I would recommend wireless is when you have a laptop and you want to take advantage...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wired/wireless network configuration, wireless network configuration, wireless access point
wireless network configuration, wireless access point, lan ports: Hi Austin, and thanks for your question. You certainly can add wireless capability to your LAN. In fact, you can use your router as a wireless access point. Basically, all you need to do is connect your wireless router to one of the LAN ports on your...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: one wired one wireless, wireless dsl modem, modem router
wireless dsl modem, modem router, dell laptop: Hi Jim, and thanks for your question. You can run multiple computers either wired or wireless to one broadband (DSL) internet connection. All you need is a router, which is a device that connects to your DSL modem, and to which you connect your computers....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless, private ip address, 3com wireless
private ip address, 3com wireless, wireless router: Hello, Find out which type of IP address you have for your internet connection. Is it a public IP address which you get from your ISP once you are conencted? or is it a static public IP address? or is it a private IP address which your cable modem gives to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless, cable internet provider, 3com wireless
cable internet provider, 3com wireless, router setup: Hi Paul, and thanks for your question. There may be several things wrong. First of all, check to make sure that all your cable connections are correct. You should have a coaxial cable going in to the cable modem, and an ethernet cable going from the cable...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless, usb dsl modem, belkin router
usb dsl modem, belkin router, overclockers co uk: What you want to do is make a clean infrastrcture. No crossing over. So yes. You need a wireless router, and wireless adapters. For a permanent solution, I recommend internal wireless cards (circuit boards). But if you want a portable one for other computers,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless, wireless network adapter, lan ports
wireless network adapter, lan ports, dsl modem: You will need a wireless router. Any notebook you get will probably have a wireless network adapter built in. Almost all wireless routers have some wired ports for whatever computer you are using now. Your DSL modem connects to the WAN port of the router....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Going wireless, velcro fasteners, wireless network cards
velcro fasteners, wireless network cards, 3d animator: Hi Steve, and thanks for your question. While you certainly go wireless, I would recommend against it. Wireless is slower, more expensive, and less secure, and given that you have most of your equipment together, wired is definitely the way to go. All...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Going wireless, wireless network cards, 3d animator
wireless network cards, 3d animator, win xp 64: I would NOT recommend wireless for you. Emphatically NOT. Wireless is good when you have a PC placed far away from the router and running a cable is impractical or when you want to use a wireless device that can be easily moved. Otherwise, I would not recommend...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless, microsoft update, support microsoft
microsoft update, support microsoft, good luck: Hi Albert, and thanks for your question. If you install the MN720 card, then Microsoft Update should automatically download and install the latest drivers for it. You can also install the updates manually - here are the instructions from Microsoft: ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless access to internet, dependency service, internet question
dependency service, internet question, gateway desktop: Sorry, my fault. Most wireless connections are with laptops. But if the PC is a new Vista machine that came with a built in wireless adapter, then of course you can call them for support. However, if you added the adpater, call the tech support for the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless not accessing wan port?, wireless signal strength, network interface cards
wireless signal strength, network interface cards, international regulatory agencies: Hi Faraz, There s a few things to check but first I would like to say that many people do not know that the 2.4GHz range on which most wireless routers and Network Interface Cards transmit is the ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. It contains...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless ad hoc routing protocole, master degree student, router simulation software
master degree student, router simulation software, eigrp: Nader, hi.. each routing protocol uses different matrics. SOme like eigrp have composite metrics and some like rip use hop counts as metric. There are several sites where you can find a router simulation software. once such site is boson.com. I hope...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless antennas, yagi uda antenna, yagi antennas
yagi uda antenna, yagi antennas, yagi antenna: Hi Slade, and thanks for your question. Wow, what a lifestyle! Yes, you can make a WiFi antenna out of a can. If you make one carefully, you will not harm your equipment. The most common is a full-sized Pringles can, which is foil lined. They are...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless ap, cisco 1721 router, ip address assignment
cisco 1721 router, ip address assignment, wireless access point: Hello Chris, You can buy a wireless access point and conect it to your Cisco 1721 router using Ethernet cable. The wireless access point has multiple configuration parameters built into it. So this needs to be professionaly confgiured and setup so that...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless card, pci network adapter, linksys wireless g pci adapter
pci network adapter, linksys wireless g pci adapter, dell dimension 4600: Hello, I can suggest you to try out the following wireless adapter(s). Netgear WG311 802.11g Wireless PCI Network Adapter Card D-Link DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter These are just suggestions based on my personal experience and reviews from...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless card / router, road runner time warner, router cards
road runner time warner, router cards, time warner cable: Hello, The connecting way seems to be the right one. What you can do is start from scratch and reconfigure the router/modem. Reconfigure all settings on both the laptops and then give it a try. Should not be much of a problem. Regards, Tejas Nat...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless card, wireless pci card, motorola wireless
wireless pci card, motorola wireless, natu: Hello, You can try that, I surely feel that there must be something wrong with the wireless card or the wireless router. Try to test the router with another wireless card or device like a laptop. If router seems to be okay then try another wireless card...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless connection, wireless modems, wireless routers
wireless modems, wireless routers, broadband router: There used to be some routers with built in modems, but they were expensive and I haven t seen them for a while. It wasn t that I left off a word, but that I put in a word. It should have been; suggest getting broadband . All the wireless routers are designed...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless connection, high speed connection, mail thanks
high speed connection, mail thanks, internet wirelessly: If you want to use the laptop at hotels that have wireless and state that they are wireless , all you need is your laptop. Just turn it on and it will find the hotels network. Front desk will give you more information if you need. Now, if the hotel...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless connection on a laptop, dell latitude cpi, dell latitude cpi laptop
dell latitude cpi, dell latitude cpi laptop, home hub: Similar, yet different. Bluetooth is for short-range communications (within 10-20ft). It is used primarily *only* for cell phones, PDA s, and other such handheld devices. There will be a detailed instruction manual and CD that come with the dongle. Be...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless connection problems, motorola sb5120, linksys wireless g
motorola sb5120, linksys wireless g, pavilion ze4400: Hi Chad, Being unable to obtain an address indicates a DHCP problem of some sort. Have you set reserved IP addresses for each device, or restricted wireless connections to specific MAC addresses? Also, if you have specified an address range to use for...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless connection to router, hp site, network protocols
hp site, network protocols, wireless option: Hi Phil, and thanks for your question. I recommend that you completely uninstall all networking on your PC. Sometimes, files get corrupted and there s not much you can do except start over. Go into the control panel network setup and remove all the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless connection, wireless access point, transmission antenna
wireless access point, transmission antenna, ed costello: Assuming your laptop has built in 802.11 (WiFi) networking, it is similar to a cordless phone inside the house. You will need a wireless Access Point (WAP) Generally these are built in to wireless broadband routers. For me to be more specific I would...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless connectivity, wireless lan card, wireless access point
wireless lan card, wireless access point, wireless connectivity: Hi Vinod, and thanks for your question. You don t say whether you want to connect the laptops to the internet or to each other. In either case, though, the answer is the same - you need to get a wireless router or wireless access point. With either a...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless gaming, wireless router setup, netgear wgr614
wireless router setup, netgear wgr614, wireless gaming: Hi Ronnie, Normally some games require that you open a specific port on the router and redirect the port to the machine playing that game. You would need to check the manufacturer s web site under FAQ or Support section. If you recently added a router with...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless internet, wireless lan adapter, network adaptors
wireless lan adapter, network adaptors, dial up internet access: Hi Lisa, and thanks for writing. If you want to share an internet connection, you need a device to help you. Usually, people will buy a box called a router which connects to their internet service and their computers. This may work in your case, but...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless internet, zyxel router, range extender
zyxel router, range extender, pentium 3: Hi Kassie, The first thing you should do is verify that you have the latest drivers available for Windows ME installed. If any drivers for the wireless card are actually for XP and don t say ME, that might be the problem. As well another thing is that you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless internet, zyxel router, range extender
zyxel router, range extender, belkin wireless card: Hmm, You didn t answer whether you can Ping the router when connected to the Range Extender. However, I would contact Hawking for support on this. If you can surf when connected to the Access Point but not the Extender, without any change in config, then it...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless internet antenna, internet clients, natu
internet clients, natu, wireless internet: Hello, The technology exists, and is used by some ISP s, even one I know in India. But the cost of setting up such an antenna is beyond a single persons s reach. Only huge companies can affors such an investment, to get the returns in form of internet...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless internet connection for laptop, wireless internet connection, dell windows
wireless internet connection, dell windows, networking card: Yes you can do this with the things you already have. You can use the internet sharing application located in the preferences of macosx. Only you need to specify that the internet connection from ethernet in the Mac will serve as internet sharing for the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless internet, wireless access point, crossover cable
wireless access point, crossover cable, network adaptors: Hi Lisa, Wireless connections rely on a wireless access point to a LAN (local area network). In a home environment a typical wireless LAN would require a cable or DSL modem. Because your parents have dialup I would consider a wired network connection...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless LAN and WAN, cat5 cables, wireless router
cat5 cables, wireless router, wireless lan: Hello Runo, A network cannot be termed as a WAN if it falls within 100 ft of each other, it can be called a LAN as well. To setup a LAN, the hardware you will need will be a Wireless router, a switch depending upon the number of computers that you will have...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless/lan, hp desktop computer, worm virus
hp desktop computer, worm virus, hp notebook: Dear Amy, There have been a recent virus called Blaster Worm virus that has the syptom you described. Update your anti-virus and do your windows update at least everyweek. Check out this link for more info: http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=description&virus_k=100547...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless/lan, hp desktop computer, wireless network adapter
hp desktop computer, wireless network adapter, hp notebook: Hello, You said that this started happenning when the notebook started using internet through the wireless router, so it seems that the problem is with the wireless network adapter that is installed on the notepad.The blue screen that you mentioned suggests...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless/lan, hp desktop computer, hp notebook
hp desktop computer, hp notebook, laptop info: I doubt if its the router, but it could be the wireless network card. It also depends on what he is doing when it shuts down and other pieces of info about the laptop. I would need more info to go further. Like version of Windows, model laptop, info about...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless/lan, hp desktop computer, hp notebook
hp desktop computer, hp notebook, security patches: Without looking at the message that comes up, the first thing that I would do is to make sure that the laptop has the latest viruse definitions for the software that you have on it and then do a thorough virus scan. Also, when was the last time that he did...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless lan, ethernet cables, dsl modem
ethernet cables, dsl modem, factory defaults: Hi Mike, and thanks for your question. It does indeed sound like a DHCP problem. Here are some things to check: - Make sure that DHCP is enabled on the router (it probably is, since your desktop can get there) - Ensure there are enough addresses set...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless lan, luck jim, wireless router
luck jim, wireless router, link profile: I had the same problem before, it came down to that I had different types of products. Ensure that both of your Wireless adapters and your Wireless router is by the same manufacture. I have had great success with D-Link. See, if you have one adapter working...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless laptop, little chunks, wireless fidelity
little chunks, wireless fidelity, ibm t23 thinkpad: Well, all you need is a wireless card (WiFi means wireless fidelity -- wireless).. You can buy these at any computer/electronics shop like BestBuy or Futureshop or RadioShack. Look on the side of the computer. See those two little chunks of plastic...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless metwork, netgear wireless, windows xp sp2
netgear wireless, windows xp sp2, mac addresses: Hi Mike and thanks for your question. This is a common problem that is caused by a bug in Windows XP SP2. I was bitten by this one myself when I tried to go from wired to wireless with a new laptop. Here is Microsoft s page on the issue: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=892896...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless NIC, linksys wireless g, wireless nic
linksys wireless g, wireless nic, ram usage: First, I m wondering how you tell the RAM usage. I just checked under Task Manager and don t see anywhere to tell what the network card is using. Second, If you have Win XP, the network drivers are built into Windows, and are not from Linksys. There is really...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network, upstairs bedroom, wireless router
upstairs bedroom, wireless router, soem: Not directly, but there are several devices that that you can connect to your stereo that will allow you to play music stored on a PC. Some are wired soem are wireless. Do a WEB search for network media adpaters and you should find some. Linksys, Netgear,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network, netgear wireless, wireless laptop
netgear wireless, wireless laptop, dsl modem: Hi Mark, and thanks for your question. It would have been more helpful if you d told me why you are unable to set up my wireless network - what you did exactly, what errors or behavior you are seeing, etc. However, I ll let you know what you need to...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network, trendnet router, networking cable
trendnet router, networking cable, setup a wireless network: Check the manual for the router, but Win XP should find the connection and connect automatically. You can try setting up a LAN connection by going to Start My Network Places. You can use the View Network Connection then Add a Connection or Setup a Wireless...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network, wireless lan adapter, trendnet router
wireless lan adapter, trendnet router, networking cable: Hi Gary, and thanks for your question. Yes, once you purchase a Wireless LAN adapter for your computer, it should be a simple matter to get it talking to your existing network. The WLAN adapter will come with detailed instructions, which sometimes are...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network, netgear wireless, lan connection
netgear wireless, lan connection, mac addresses: Hello Mike, You can get to know the MAC address of your NIC of the laptop, by looking at the properties of the LAN connection. You need to see the details of the LAN card. It is registered as the physical address of the card. Regards, Tejas Nat...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network, linksys wireless router, tcp ip port
linksys wireless router, tcp ip port, wireless laptop: The Add New Printer wizard will walk you thru the process. Just follow the onscreen instructions. You need to use the IP address for the computer the printer is attached to, because that s where the print output will be sent. You might want check the workgroup...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network client card/bridge/antenna?, faint signals, directional antennas
faint signals, directional antennas, card bridge: Client card is fine mathew but finding an antenna would be really difficult and if you find one yu need to get it connected to Starbucks for direction and have your mac addresses allowed through it. So if you are the admin or if you own it it should be fine...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network problem, contacting hotmail, sony pcg
contacting hotmail, sony pcg, firewall issue: If the problem is only on hotmail, then its not your Internet connection that is at issue. Belkin was very nice in helping as much as they did. Nor would it be an A/V or even a firewall issue. The first thing I would do, is clear the cache in IE and delete...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network problem, sony pcg, dr tcp
sony pcg, dr tcp, norton software: Tim, To be very precise I too don t have an idea why this should happen from one PC. If you are getting forst page from hotmail that means you connections are working fine. Only when you try to go to logon page which is most of the time an https session you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network problems, wireless router, wireless adapter
wireless router, wireless adapter, natu: Hello, Seems that the microwave is really giving out some strong interferance signals in the 2.4 Mhz, the same in which the wireless router works. But you say that you are using a wired PC, which really should not be affected. But if you have internet...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network question, rf amplifier, rf interference
rf amplifier, rf interference, rare instances: Hi William, This is a very interesting question. Unfortunately, you did not give much information as to the set-up of your network, so I ll try to answer as best I can. Since this seems to be a nightly issue, I m wondering if there s something in your...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless network, modem router, external antenna
modem router, external antenna, wireless hotspots: Hi Robert, One of the problems that happens often enough is cordless phones or some other item...even your neighboirs cordless phone can do it. If the phone is on the 2.4GHZ band, it will interfere with the router s signal, making it lower and sometimes...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networkiing, netgear wgr614, ferrous materials
netgear wgr614, ferrous materials, wireless adapter: Hi Ali, and thanks for your question. You are correct to be concerned about the quality of your wireless LAN signal from the basement to the 2nd floor of a building. It may be that you get a very good signal, and it may also be that you get little or none...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networking, laptop pc, link profile
laptop pc, link profile, computer search: Glyn, hi... the setting you have done are quite right for ad-hoc connection. Just double check to be sure that they are in order. Once they are connected you should be able to see them. I would suggest to check the card in someother laptop/pc. Try to reinstall...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networking, amateur radio operator, communication capability
amateur radio operator, communication capability, hp notebook: Wireless networks work off of 802.11a - m frequencies. When setting up a wireless network you would need a wireless adapter for each computer, and a wireless router, try and stay with the same brand or you might have some unexpected problems. Good luck Jim...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networking, linksys wap54g access point, linksys wap54g
linksys wap54g access point, linksys wap54g, default ip address: Hi Mark, When you want to extend your range, you simply need to purchase a switch. The router is essentially a switch, however it does have firmware with a GUI and a DHCP...it s a fancy switch. It s probably going crazy because you need to deactivated everyhting...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networking, cisco 1100, 11b wireless
cisco 1100, 11b wireless, signal booster: Hi Shelly, You can use a signal booster and will have to check out for power needed from the local market. But 300yards is little too far. Outdoor range it can cater in ideal environment conditions is 210m at 1mpbs. So either use one more access point as...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networking, wireless access point, netgear wgr614
wireless access point, netgear wgr614, gain antennas: An Access Point is NOT what you want. You already have one in your wireless router. A wireless router consists of 3 devices; the router to manage the data flow between the WAN and your LAN, a Wireless Access Point (WAP) to manage data flow between the router...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networking, windows 98 2nd edition, gateway router
windows 98 2nd edition, gateway router, win98 machine: Hi Jayceexx, Have you tried Pinging the Gateway(router) from the Win98 Machine? 98 is a pretty dated, but it should work if we can configure it correctly. Check with ping and also let me know if you have set a WEP key on the Router? If is is all...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networking, norton internet security, norton anti virus
norton internet security, norton anti virus, workgroup name: You need to have the user account on the PC that you will connecting to. So if the laptop has Tom and the desktop has Dick, then Tom has to have a user account on the desktop for the laptop to connect or the laptop has to have Dick and be logged in to Dick....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless networking, wireless router, comp usa
wireless router, comp usa, hi amy: Hi Amy, go and buy a wireless router and two wirelesses NICs, external is the best way to go. You can find these at Comp USA, or almost any computer store. Read the instructions and insure that you ask the sales person/ computer tech questions on how to set...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless office setup with two desktops, hp 6210 all in one, printing invoices
hp 6210 all in one, printing invoices, hp6210: You will need a print servers to connect the 6210 to the network. The CLP510 can be run as a shared print from the server. I would NOT want to connect a server via wireless. WiFi is just not stable enough for that. I would recommend running Cat6 cabling...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless print server, adsl modem router, factory default settings
adsl modem router, factory default settings, wireless print server: Hi Vernon and thanks for your question. I checked the DLink Product page for the DP-G301: http://www.dlink.com.sg/products/dlhome.asp?sec=0&pid=532 It is a wireless device that you connect directly to your printer. It communicates wirelessly to your...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless printing, g3 powerbook, mac person
g3 powerbook, mac person, printer server: I m not a MAC person, but you can t print using a printer server unless you are connected to the network the printer is on. Since the Airport is what you use to manage your network, then you would need it to print. Your best bet might be to connect the printer...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless router, belkin wireless router, subnet mask
belkin wireless router, subnet mask, default gateway: Have you configured gateway for your computers. You need to give IP address of your wireless router in your PCs aas default gateway. SUbnet mask need to be same for all PCs amd routers interface which is towards your network. Hope this helps. -sudhansh...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless router security, network interface cards, wireless access points
network interface cards, wireless access points, d link di 524: Hello, I think you should use WPA, instead of WEP. A brief on WAP - Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2) is a class of systems to secure wireless (Wi-Fi) computer networks. It was created in response to several serious weaknesses researchers had...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless router trouble, netgear router, netgear wireless
netgear router, netgear wireless, wireless router: It shouldn t matter what a PC s Operating System is that s connected to the wired ports of your Netgear router. I ve actually had lots of similar problems with Netgear. It almost always turned out to be an issue with the router. Make sure you ve got...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless routers, wireless routers, broadband modem
wireless routers, broadband modem, wireless router: You need both. A wireless router is used to take the connection from your broadband modem and allow you share it among the computers on your home LAN. The wireless adapter is used to connect your PCs to the router. You don t necessarily need to connect...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless routers, dell 4600, comcast cable
dell 4600, comcast cable, wireless routers: Hmm.. well, how far will your computer be from the location of the router? its gotta be withing about 300ft from it.. ya.. go out and get yourself a wireless card (for the computer) and a wireless router (preferably both the same manufacturer).. ...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless security, wireless usb adapter, mail spoofing
wireless usb adapter, mail spoofing, d link 614: There are two kinds of spoofing -- e-mail spoofing and IP address spoofing. For more information that you ever wanted, search www.google.com on each term. It would be something that you should be worried about, but since your firewall is stopping it, you...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless set up, wireless pci card, linksys routers
wireless pci card, linksys routers, wireless router: Hi Raven, Yes of course it s possible. Quick question that s none of my business really but relevant to this...is your mate living with you? If so, you only need to add a wireless adapter, no a router. Otherwise, if you already have DSL or Cable Internet...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless setup, wireless access point, verizon internet
wireless access point, verizon internet, wireless router: First, I don t know if Microsoft makes network equipment anymore. Second to connect the laptop to the internet you will need either a wireless access point or wireless router )whihc includes an access point). Third, such routers or access points generally...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless signal weakened, netgear wireless, dell laptop
netgear wireless, dell laptop, 11b cable: I would contact Netgear. Its possible something is interfering with the signal. Maybe you or a neighbor added a cordless tekephone that also uses the 2.4 Ghz frequencies. If that s the problem you may be able to change the channel you broadcast on. Hope...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless + xbox, documentation windows xp, crossover cables
documentation windows xp, crossover cables, crossover cable: Hi Mike, Yes you could use your computer (provided it stays on). You will need to use a crossover cable. Straight through cables are used when you have a router or hub, crossover cables are used when connecting 2 PC together...the XBOX is a PC. You then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wireless, transmission area, network adapters
transmission area, network adapters, bottleneck: G is a newer frequency and technology that is being used, D-Link is now using G, when you purchase a wireless network, ensure that all devices are made from the same manufacture and are using the same technology. The products will say on the package what their...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: wiress lan, gayeway, ethernet cables
gayeway, ethernet cables, dsl modem: Mike, your wireless devices should get IP address from Belkin. And Belkin should not only assign IP address but also subnet mask and default gayeway, which should be Belkin s IP address. THis much should be sufficient for them to surf. You can find out...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: how can work & take money in internet, translation services, hardware design
translation services, hardware design, hardware computer: Hi Ali, I am not familiar with the way businesses run in Iran or if you have any restrictions in Iran? You sound like you have a very good background in computers. What exactly do you want to do or sell on the Internet? There are many services you can...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: Xbox 360, cable internet connection, isp internet service
cable internet connection, isp internet service, using a router: Hi Bill, When using a router, there is no primary computer . All connections to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is done through the router s menu. All information on how to access the Internet is sent through what is called DHCP . Just make sure...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP-ME. CANT SHARE NET OR FILES., cat 5 crossover cable, atached
cat 5 crossover cable, atached, windows xp pro: Hi John, I can honestly say I have had problems that I just wanted fix and I did not take care how long it took, just understanding the why ...it takes alot of patience...don t know if I have that much left anymore though, I think that today if I had been...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP Home + Client for netware, netware networks, windows xp home
netware networks, windows xp home, microsoft server: Hi, You cannot use Windows XP Home editon for any kind of networking with a server. It will not work. This is the difference between Pro and Home. Same thing will happen if you try to put Home in a domain with a Microsoft server, you will get all kinds...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP Network?, crossover cables, linksys router
crossover cables, linksys router, isp internet service: Hi Paul, First, what I would suggest he gets a router. A router is typically a splitter but at the same time has firmware that allows you to connect directly to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and then you share the signal with the other computers....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP Network, network hub, network cable is unplugged
network hub, network cable is unplugged, stability issue: Frankly, I think its using ICS. ICS does not have a reputation for stability. With broadband routers so inexpensive (you should be able to get a decent one under $50), I would strongly recommend replacing your setup using one. I used to use a similar...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP Networking, crossover cables, crossover cable
crossover cables, crossover cable, subnet mask: Hi Joey, Depending on if you have a router the only thing different will be the hookup. If you plug them directly to one another you need a crossover cable, otherwise, straight through cables connected to the router. I don t know your level of expertise...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP in NT 4.0 network, auto reply, email
auto reply, email: I m sorry I don t know.. I can t even SEE your email. I have no idea what it is. It s all handled behind the scenes. I just answer questions. Sometimes though, if you push send twice by accident then I get the same question twice in a row. So I push Duplicate...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP network/workgroup om cable modem?, network setup wizard, hard drive backup
network setup wizard, hard drive backup, failue: Hi, and thanks for your question. First of all, you should have this friend back up all the data on their computer before you proceed any further. If they have a CD burner, you can use that for back up; otherwise, he should get a hard drive backup unit...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: I have XP Pro Desktop for..., hidden folder, outlook folder
hidden folder, outlook folder, export feature: Hi Suzanne, Please excuse the delay in responding. As for the Favorites, that is simply a matter of copying the folder which is under c:Documents and settings = your profile (ie administrator). Simply copy it over the new one in the same location on...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP Pro and XP Home Edition, wireless broadband router, wireless access point
wireless broadband router, wireless access point, broadband modem: Why would you need the Hub if you have a router. Why would you need a second router if your Wireless Access Point includes a router? Like I said most Wireless Routers include the three functions. I would just plug the DSL Modem into the WAN port of the...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP Pro and XP Home Edition, lan port, dsl modem
lan port, dsl modem, port router: Hi Jacques, and thanks for your question. My first advice to you would be to remove the hub in your network diagram and connect the XP Home computer to the router. The way it is shown, that computer is completely vulnerable to an attack from the internet....

General Networking/Lan/Wan: XP Pro and XP Home Edition, crossover cables, connecting 2 computers
crossover cables, connecting 2 computers, switch hub: Hi Jacques, Well first, according to what you are showing me, the proper way to have both computers pluged in and be able to see each other would be by plugging the XP Pro machine in the Hub as well. Note: By the way if ever you plan on having more machines,...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: can I do it myself?, network interface card, software installation instructions
network interface card, software installation instructions, nic adapters: Hi Bill, nice thing about DSL is that you can hook up multiple computers on one connection and your service provider will none the wiser. Your service provider sends one IP address; a router will receive that address than transmit out multiple addresses that...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: IT, entry level position, network admin
entry level position, network admin, bs degree: Hi Paul, To tell you the truth...I am not a big believer in certifications. The reason for this is that people go on this weekend boot camps learn all the answers to a Cisco CNA exam for example and then expect to go in and ask for $100,000 / year. Of...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: -------------------------..., wireless access point, wireless nics
wireless access point, wireless nics, share printers: hi bob, on your access point you should enable dhcp so that machines get an IP address. You can have work group and ebanle name services also so that you can access machines by their name. once ths is done you can browse for machine sand share printers folders...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: me again!!, type ipconfig, norton firewall
type ipconfig, norton firewall, share drive: make a new folder on the desktop or where ever you want to put he folder. right click the folder and choose sharing. do not use wizard. share drive. if system is xp pro, we need to take other steps. XP Home you just share the folder. Now go to the other computer...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: ?, cross cable, cross over cable
cross cable, cross over cable, theri: Dear Chanzeb for cross over cable u have to connect the pins in the following way. pin no 1 must be connected to pin no 3 on both the sides and pin no 2 must be connected to pin no. 6 . and then try to ping the systems. thanks n regards abhiji...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: xp home networks, crossover cables, network wizards
crossover cables, network wizards, broadband router: Hi Russ, There are a number of factors that can create this. My first question is are you mixing XP Pro with XP Home? Do they all run same version/Service Pack 2, etc... For now however let s go through the basics from A-Z: Make sure you are NOT using...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: xp home and xp pro cannot see each other, mshome workgroup, adsl hub
mshome workgroup, adsl hub, setup wizard: Plug the printer in. Goto Control Panel. Goto Printers. Add it as a regular printer. Right click it choose Sharing and Security . Make it available on the network. On the other computer: Goto Control Panel. Goto Printers. Add it as a NETWORK...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: xp network, crossover cables, cat 5 cable
crossover cables, cat 5 cable, connecting 2 computers: Hi Jay, First make sure that in your router menu DHCP is turned on. DHCP is what gives out an IP address to your computer along with all the information it needs to access the Internet. You can turn that on in the router s configuration menu. If not, then...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: xp networking tweaks, internet tweaks, copper lines
internet tweaks, copper lines, network speeds: The network speeds you can adjust in XP are mostly for LOCAL performance. No matter what - you can t do much to improve the speeds from your ISP. In all honesty? Get another ISP. Don t pay for a service you re not getting. Also try http://www.speedguide.net/...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: xp pro does not see network printer, ipx spx, netbeui protocol
ipx spx, netbeui protocol, cd rom drive: Hi Chris, There use to be this problem with Windows NT and since Windows XP is built on NT, I believe it might be the same problem. This is Microsoft s only article on the problem and a possible fix. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;129855...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: yahoo, peoples profiles, safer networking
peoples profiles, safer networking, internet explorer: Hi Donna, For Yahoo Messenger, you will have to check with the help files and their FAQs on their web site. http://messenger.yahoo.com/ As for Internet Explorer, did your ISP provide you with software? If so, that maybe the problem. Normally with...

General Networking/Lan/Wan: i have an yellow triangle on my network connection, yellow triangle, crossover cable
yellow triangle, crossover cable, wireless router: Hi there! The yellow triangle normally means that the Network Card is detecting a connection (for example a wire plugged in or sees and connects to a wireless router) but it cannot connect to the network because it does not have the proper information to...

General Retail Business Issues: 6 Month Merchandising Plan / Open to Buy, merchandising plan, retail purchases
merchandising plan, retail purchases, sales forecasting: Julie, Your EOM is decided by you based on what inventory turn number you are trying to achieve. Four would be best for a start up. The real problem is your sales forecast, that is the hardest for a startup to project. Do your best at the forecast and don...

General Retail Business Issues: CPA's, control freak, retainer
control freak, retainer, cpa: Christina, About $60 to $80 per hour is what you should be looking at for a good CPA. I would limit their work to about three to four hours per month to just review your bookkeeping entries and make sure you are submitting the proper withholding and tax...

General Retail Business Issues: cost of lease and % of sales, foot traffic, lease price
foot traffic, lease price, business plan: Julie, There is no way that 36% is acceptable. You will set yourself up for bankruptcy in a very short time. The average maintained margin for a children s store is in the 42% range. If you spend 36% on rent, how will you afford to pay employees, advertise,...

General Retail Business Issues: EIN, tax id number, professional accountant
tax id number, professional accountant, dear mr: Christina, Some suppliers will accept a tax ID number (which is often issued by the state) but many require a EIN. The only way you can limit your liability is to be an LLC or Corporation. The cost of setting up either is less than $200 in most cases and...

General Retail Business Issues: EIN, social security number, personal assets
social security number, personal assets, s corp: Christina, Are you setting up the business as a corporation? As an LLC or partnership? I would always advise the LLC or S Corp structure to protect your personal assets. You should have a EIN and not use your social security number for any business transactions...

General Retail Business Issues: 6 Month Merchandising Plan / Open to Buy, excellent sales, sales forecast
General Retail Business Issues: 6 Month Merchandising Plan / Open to Buy, excellent sales, sales forecast, markdowns

General Retail Business Issues: obstacles facing a start up, b line, vera bradley
General Retail Business Issues: obstacles facing a start up, b line, vera bradley, dollar volume

General Retail Business Issues: Margin, direct and indirect costs, gross profit on sales
direct and indirect costs, gross profit on sales, retail selling: Denis, Margin in retail is always expressed as a percentage of retail selling price, never cost. So, if I have a cost of 14.26 and I need to make a 60% margin as a retailer, my selling price would have to be $35.65 or rounded up to $35.95 or $36.00 which...

General Retail Business Issues: i need help, store fixtures, malcom
store fixtures, malcom, clothing store: Malcom, It depends on what type of clothing and if you will be in a mall or storefront. You can figure no less than $60,000 in cash to start, this is for inventory, store fixtures and equipment. It could easily run double this amount for a mall store...

General Retail Business Issues: obstacles facing a start up, crabtree and evelyn, bob neal
crabtree and evelyn, bob neal, vera bradley: Hi Bob! Thanks for finding me. I m not sure I m the best person to answer your question, since my expertise is primarily in store operations and loss prevention, but I can certainly try to give you some advice based on what I would do if I were in your...

General Retail Business Issues: Is Restaurant Business a Retail Business?, critical differences, restaurant business
critical differences, restaurant business, business thanks: Ash, Technically you are not in the retail business, you are in the restaurant business. Although similar to retail there are critical differences, for example, in many ways you are closer to a manufacturer as you make many of your products, retailers just...

General Retail Business Issues: Getting Retail Stores as Clients by Mail Out from Australia, hallmark stores, barnes and noble
hallmark stores, barnes and noble, art bookmarks: Nelson, you have a very interesting business plan, unfortunately for every 100 you mail you will be very lucky to get even one response. A better method maybe to go direct, to sell on Amazon which is relatively simple to set up. Or you can select the big...

General Retail Business Issues: Starting a Home Accent Boutique - Start -up Question, home accent, boutiqe
home accent, boutiqe, home accents: Dear D the highest concentration of home suppliers is in New York and Chicago. You can search them out on the web or go to the main showrooms (Merchandise Mart in Chicago, the Home Mart in NYC). Every supplier has different policies on minimum orders and...

General Retail Business Issues: Which to do and how?, dallas texas area, small business administration
dallas texas area, small business administration, start ups: Rose, Starting a retail business today is not very easy. Banks almost never loan money for new retail ventures and even the Small Business Administration which has traditionally been the source of money for retail start ups have significantly tightened their...

General Retail Business Issues: Advanced Auto parts Failure, advanced auto parts, store thanks
advanced auto parts, store thanks, opportune time: Brandon, Yes, it sounds like they did not do right by you. A letter to the company wouldn t hurt and is probably your best option. Unfortunately, it also sounds like your only option at this point. One suggestion aside from going the regular route,...

General Retail Business Issues: Debating on Type of Clothing Store to Open, baby boomer women, wracking my brain
baby boomer women, wracking my brain, consistent growth: Jennifer, I would go for the plus size business as it has less competition than boomer clothing stores. You will need to find plus size staff for sure but you not being plus size should not be a problem. That market is growing so fast and it really needs...

General Retail Business Issues: Mark Up on International Exports, starting an export business, international exports
starting an export business, international exports, merchandise categories: Jason, Yes, the markups will vary wildly across merchandise categories and even within a category depending on the supplier (name brand vs non branded). And what markup are you inquiring about? What the markup that the US supplier will attach or the one...

General Retail Business Issues: retail outreach, canadian solution, store traffic
canadian solution, store traffic, software programs: Gordon, Yes, many of my clients have an active customer out reach program that requires that sales associates call at least ten customers every day to suggest new items and invite the customer to come in. Many software programs generate tickler file lists...

General Retail Business Issues: seasonal orders, shoe retailers, fashion accessory
shoe retailers, fashion accessory, perishables: Kori, It depends on the category of merchandise! For example, shoe retailers as well as fashion and fashion accessory retailers order about six months in advance of the season. So for fall arrivals I am ordering in January. For toys it can be as much...

General Retail Business Issues: thr process, thr process, small business loan
thr process, small business loan, consolidation point: Kori, In most cases, the retailer does not pay for goods in advance. Though this can be done, retailers will generally make payment for merchandise on terms - Net 30 days, 60 days, etc - once product is received. You may be able to work out pre-payment...

General Retail Business Issues: value addition, market segmentation, niche market
market segmentation, niche market, departmental store: Ash, Almost impossible to answer this when I do not know what type of Department Store you are. Are you high end? Low, or Middle? What is your current service level? How big is your store, or how many do you have? There are many value adds that can be...

General Retail Business Issues: value addition, locker organizers, pens pencils
locker organizers, pens pencils, market segmentation: Ash, I m not certain if you meant that your are a niche segment of a department store, or that that that is who you are competing with, so I ll answer this fairly broadly. The best method to look at adding value to any niche segment is through one of two...

General Retail Business Issues: Travel Retail Growth, ritz carlton hotel, jewelry timepieces
ritz carlton hotel, jewelry timepieces, staff location: Michael, The NRF has a publication called Retail Industry Indicators for $45 if you are a member. The US Department of the Census keeps economic data by category going back over 20 years for trends. You can see October 2008 at www.census.gov/marts/www/marts_current.pd...

General Retail Business Issues: Used Mechandized Equipment - Liquidation, internet event, auctioneer
General Retail Business Issues: Used Mechandized Equipment - Liquidation, internet event, auctioneer, liquidation

General Retail Business Issues: Questions on Pricing and Protection of Designs, silicone bakeware, retail markup
silicone bakeware, retail markup, design patents: Yes, from your point of view you would not want retailers to sell below MAP however, unless you want to spend time in court, it is a suggested retail price. And stores like BB&B still need to offer specials on occasion and have to discount occasionally. You...

General Retail Business Issues: Rental Question, ladies store, landlord
ladies store, landlord, rents: Robert, you are right on the edge with a 14% occupancy cost. You need to talk with the landlord, you have an excellent case for a significant rent reduction due to the lack of completion of the center. You are not getting the traffic you would if the center...

General Retail Business Issues: Retail Marine Product Margins, relative thoughts, product margins
relative thoughts, product margins, boaters world: Tim, Marine retail is not really my area of expertise. I can give you some relative thoughts however. Where does the product play in the marine area? With accessories retailers in general will work between a 50% to 70% markup, depending on the promotional...

General Retail Business Issues: retail pricing, new bmw, retail pricing
new bmw, retail pricing, price tags: David, I am not aware of any laws that pertain to this. If per chance there is, it would more than likely be state or local. I would check with your state and with your city on the law aspect. There would more likely be a law in regards to if it was advertised...

General Retail Business Issues: stock to sales, moderate size, seasonality
moderate size, seasonality, retail stores: Stephanie, Understand that these three categories, based on different SKU intensity will likely have different SS Ratios. For example, apparel, based on moderate size and color issues will likely average a three or four to one stock to sales ratio, higher...

General Retail Business Issues: Used Mechandized Equipment - Liquidation, equipment liquidation, approximate age
equipment liquidation, approximate age, ebay: Sebastian, As it is US based, you may be better off to use Craigslist for maximum possible recovery or even set up a store on ebay to liquidate the equipment. As you will have quite a bit of quantity the ebay way to go might be better as you could then attract...

General Retail Business Issues: Clothing retail markups, mens dress shirts, time terry
mens dress shirts, time terry, clothing label: Terry, A better question would be, why would someone pay you $190 for the shirt? Is it a name brand? what is the reason for the price? Wholesale is a different area and you would have to make at least 30% and the retailer at least 50%. But again, cost is...

General Retail Business Issues: Clothing Store inquiry, kohl s, national chains
kohl s, national chains, type atmosphere: De Aaron, Kudos to you for knowing what you want and going for it! It sounds as though you are off to a great start, and that you have chosen a relevant college major. My retail experience has been almost exclusively within big box , or major national...

General Retail Business Issues: calculating markdowns, cash flow analysis, operational benchmarks
cash flow analysis, operational benchmarks, inventory reductions: Robin, There is no industry averages for markdows by month! It totally depends on what type of store you have, i.e. high fashion, moderate fashion etc. Also markdowns will vary by your strategy, seasonal system vs progressive system. If you are a start...

General Retail Business Issues: Licensing for online retail store and E-Bay sales, personal assets, retail license
personal assets, retail license, e bay: Harold, Unless you are carrying some very specific items (guns, ammunition etc.) you should not need a license from the State of Arizona. However, for all sales shipped within the state you would need to collect local and state sales tax if there is any....

General Retail Business Issues: Merchandise from China, china question, man from china
china question, man from china, baby baskets: Diana, That is a completely different situation. Are you prepared to hold inventories? Assume product liability? Pay duties and taxes on import? This will not likely be a easy part time business, I am not saying it is bad, but it will require a lot of learning...

General Retail Business Issues: what can i do about all movies that are rented and never returned?, small claims court, small business owner
small claims court, small business owner, easy solution: Hi Jason, Thanks for finding me on the AllExperts board! I feel for you. As a small business owner, you are in a very tough situation. It s difficult to compete financially with large chains that have the resources to address these types of issues. ...

General Retail Business Issues: Price justification, pricing guns, eyeshade
pricing guns, eyeshade, knowledgeable service: Robert, You are so right. She is buying Travel Essentials and all that you do for your customers. Do not ever let someone like her make you question your strategy for a second. For $1.95 difference she does not have to pay shipping, she can immediately get...

General Retail Business Issues: Regarding job post, management development programs, jesal
management development programs, jesal, manager trainee: Jesal, That depends on what type of retail you want to get into. Some large companies have management development programs and they hire MBA s right out of school, but most retail companies want you to start at the store level as a manager trainee and then...

General Retail Business Issues: Regarding the U.S and European markets, spring begins in march, resort apparel
spring begins in march, resort apparel, spring summer fall: Sharon, Holiday is generally the Christmas season and in fashion it is both special occasion as well as resort apparel. The idea is that people dress up over the Christmas season and higher income people take vacations to warmer climates, hence the resort...

General Retail Business Issues: Wholesale, turnbull and asser, pleasure men
turnbull and asser, pleasure men, guilty pleasure: Terrance, Sorry for taking so long to reply. I thought that this was just a follow up answer from you. If you keep your market small and really deliver a superior quality product you have a real chance of making it work. Why do men frequent the stores they...

General Retail Business Issues: How do I determine wholesale price in liquidation/buyout scenarios, line sheets, wholesale price
line sheets, wholesale price, designer boutique: Geri, The only way to value any inventory is to start with the market value, not the original cost, wholesale or retail. Look at every item and ask yourself what would a consumer pay for the item and then work back to what you would pay. For example, if...

General Retail Business Issues: EBAY STORE, female audiences, niche business
female audiences, niche business, ebay: Yamilette, I don t know what type of merchandise you are selling. If it is generic like jewelry or clothing then search engines are not going to help much. Try searching for jewelry in Google and you will get 219 million hits! Unless you have something that...

General Retail Business Issues: Franchising Vs. Business Oportunities, j c penny, arbor crest
j c penny, arbor crest, turnkey package: Yamilette, Franchises offer a benefit to a owner when they provide something that the owner cannot provide themselves. Often this is access to a proven system or product that a single owner cannot do by themselves. Both of the categories of merchandise that...

General Retail Business Issues: licenses/permits need for home based online retail business Chicago, generic city, wondering what type
generic city, wondering what type, retail license: Lauren, You will likely need a generic City of Chicago Business license, it costs $250 for two years. You also will need to register with the State of Illinois to submit sales tax on any sales that you make in the State. You are not required to collect or...

General Retail Business Issues: Can a retail store ask people to leave?, cracker barrel restaurants, federal constitutional law
cracker barrel restaurants, federal constitutional law, downtown kansas city: Denese... I am so sorry it took so long for me to answer your question. I ve been sick for the last few days, and am just checking email now. That said, your question is tricky on a few levels. First, I have to say that I am not a lawyer, and that...

General Retail Business Issues: Selling to Boutiqe Shops, boutique store, boutique shops
boutique store, boutique shops, apparel line: Peter, Yes, you would not sell to them at retail value, Your wholesale price to them should be around $15. The issue you have is that you are selling too low on the website. The $25 retail and $10 cost will simply not support two levels of distribution profit....

General Retail Business Issues: Selling in Europe, houston texas usa, eastern european countries
houston texas usa, eastern european countries, clothing market: Tahir, Sorry it took this long to reply. Their is not a large market in Europe for used clothing, if there is, it is more in the Eastern European countries and not in western Europe. Even in Eastern Europe much of the used clothing market is served by local...

General Retail Business Issues: Contracts/deposits, garry wise, wedding flowers
garry wise, wedding flowers, contractual issues: Hi Sandra, I m sorry to hear about this problem you are having. Unfortunately, this is not in my area of expertise. I can give you a contact in your area. His name is Garry Wise and he is based in Toronto. He is a lawyer who deals with civil issues and contractual...

General Retail Business Issues: Jewelry Wholesale / Retail, harmful materials, wholesale retail
harmful materials, wholesale retail, adriana: Adriana, Yes, there are regulations about the amount of lead and other potentially harmful materials used in children s jewelry, as well as size of the pieces for ages below 2 for choking hazards. You have to have content of the items, how to properly use/wear...

General Retail Business Issues: How can I get more store to stay neat and sized?, change areas, pizza party
change areas, pizza party, everyday practice: Amy, Thank you for your question. This is a very common issue and my experience within a large department store is that it can be difficult. As you already know, having a well maintained floor is key to having satisfied customers, no matter what the product....

General Retail Business Issues: wholesale profit vs retail profit, wholesale profit, retail chains
wholesale profit, retail chains, retail profit: Tracy, the most common terms are net 30 which mean that they will pay you 30 days after the goods are shipped to them, many today however are now asking for net 60. You can help your cash flow by giving them terms of net 30 or 3 percent ten which means you...

General Retail Business Issues: Customers with skin disorders., material yard, matt anderson
material yard, matt anderson, allexperts: Well Juan, This is a tricky one. I m not very familiar with laws in the united states that relate to this. Here in canada, we have what s called the shopkeepers right to refuse service. You will need to find out if you have something similar in the states....

General Retail Business Issues: importing, united global
General Retail Business Issues: importing, united global

General Retail Business Issues: Paint Your Own Pottery, paint your own pottery studios, paint your own pottery studio
General Retail Business Issues: Paint Your Own Pottery, paint your own pottery studios, paint your own pottery studio, paint your own pottery

General Retail Business Issues: Importing and distributing cosmetics, spa show, spa business
spa show, spa business, cosmetic manufacturer: Marna, There are trade organizations for cosmetics, such as the International Esthetics, cosmetics and spa show http://www.iecsc.com which you would have to attend as an exhibitor to sell your products. There are tons of local and regional shows where retailers...

General Retail Business Issues: importing, reputable agent, chinese consulate
reputable agent, chinese consulate, smooth transfer: Dick, What tends to be the most difficult issue with the importing of product, whether samples or more, is the paperwork needed to pass customs, etc. I would look for a reputable agent. Agents specialize in the processes and requirements necessary for...

General Retail Business Issues: Mark-up, mortar locations, brick and mortar
mortar locations, brick and mortar, home furnishings industry: Donielle, Sorry for my delay in my response. If I understand your position in the question correctly, you are buying women’s apparel from a wholesaler, but there isn t an established MSRP on the product for you to use on your website. With no established...

General Retail Business Issues: Merchandise abandonment, cost benefit analysis, checkout area
cost benefit analysis, checkout area, claim ticket: Kirk, It is situations like this that make me believe that customer is not always right. Four years is an unreasonable expectation on her part and I think you are in the right here. That being said, I would consider two things; 1)If it s feasible, check...

General Retail Business Issues: Paint Your Own Pottery, bisque pieces, kilowatt hours
bisque pieces, kilowatt hours, paint brushes: Lisa, As I said in the first answer, generally retailers use a what the market will bear approach to pricing. If there is heavy competition then you have to match the competitors almost no matter what your costs are. That is why when Wal-Mart moves into...

General Retail Business Issues: Specialty party supply ebusiness, christian baptism, church bulletins
christian baptism, church bulletins, google search: Maria, I just did a Google search on Christian Baptism Supplies and it returned over 1.5 million references. Unless you have a way of reaching a large local market that you can advertise to the likelihood of doing much web business is slim. But if you can...

General Retail Business Issues: A supermarket in USA with volunteer discount, workers compensation insurance, coop member
workers compensation insurance, coop member, stock shelves: Thomas, Yes there are similar concepts in the US, they are often called co-ops short for cooperative stores. You can also visit http://www.co-operative.coop/food/ which is the UK version and http://www.ncga.coop/member-stores has quite a list of US co-ops....

General Retail Business Issues: Boutique clothing store, four seasons in chicago, cash flow projections
four seasons in chicago, cash flow projections, fashion changes: Olivia, We have four seasons in Chicago too! I also will be in Melbourne in early September. As to your question, you can figure at least four if not six inventory turns per year, that means that you should average about two to three months supply of stock...

General Retail Business Issues: Markup Costs??, wholesale price, volume increases
wholesale price, volume increases, markups: Ken, Most retailers are going to want to make at least 40% margin on an electronic product, so if they sell it for $90 they would expect to pay as much as $54 at wholesale. Your concern should be that if you sell it for $54 they should not discount the retail...

General Retail Business Issues: student from india, sri sathya sai, customer centricity
sri sathya sai, customer centricity, national retail federation: Sriram, I generally do not answer homework questions for school! You can find a good white paper on Customer Centricity on the National Retail Federation web site http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=Pages&op=viewlive&sp_id=635 and there are a number of books...

General Retail Business Issues: Mark-ups, mark ups, golf putters
mark ups, golf putters, sporting equipment: J.D. It would vary from name brand to name brand and to private label also. Most common is manufacturer makes about 25% net profit on the sale, the distributor about 20 to 30% and the retailer about 40 to 50% margin. All are based on the selling price of...

General Retail Business Issues: mark up and margins to retailers, yes commission, typical margin
yes commission, typical margin, car allowance: Ronnie, If it cost you $100 the retailer will need to make at least 40% if not more on retail so if the vainity could be sold for $300, then you could charge them $150 to $160. Reps make anywhere from 5 to 20% depending on size of territory, do you give them...

General Retail Business Issues: opening an online boutique, brick and mortar store, brick and mortar
brick and mortar store, brick and mortar, minimum inventory: Vanessa, Your idea of starting on the web before you move to brick and mortar is a good one. However, it takes at least $80,000 to start a brick and mortar store today, even a small one. And $10,000 may not be enough to start an on line store. You can figure...

General Retail Business Issues: How do I start a boutique with no money, small business centers, maternity clothing
small business centers, maternity clothing, clothing boutique: Kelly, You could try approaching the small business centers located in larger cities in the U.S. Although it will be very tough for someone with no experience in retail to get a loan from the SBA. You may be best off to start working for an existing retailer,...

General Retail Business Issues: Wholesale/Retail, distributor price, wholesale price
distributor price, wholesale price, retail customer: Katie, The retailer would take the product and in most cases double the cost to arrive at a retail price, we call this Keystone So that the original $7.00 first cost became a $10 to distributor price, which the distributor will then add another 30% in most...

General Retail Business Issues: wholesale markups, wholesale price, retail side
wholesale price, retail side, wholesale sales: Brian, You have a ceiling price of 99 cents and a cost of 19 cents. If you wholesale at 49 cents, you are earning a 61% margin on the 49 cent sale. This is a very healthy margin for a manufacturer. You also have room to move to give a discount as you said...

General Retail Business Issues: distributing, distribution structure, hydroculture
distribution structure, hydroculture, distribution strategies: Toni, With no room for storage your distribution strategies are very limited to say the least. You will have to sell the product to either retailers or wholesalers who have the ability to store large amounts. For importing today most companies arrange for...

General Retail Business Issues: mass marketing, mass merchants, large corporations
mass merchants, large corporations, mass marketing: Pamela, First, that is great news for your. Yes, I would definitely contact a lawyer. You re dealing with technicalities that you want very clear; 1) commission on gross or net sales, or perhaps on items produced vs sales, 2) Multiple usage - T s, etc....

General Retail Business Issues: retail abbreviations, Sites for retail terms
Sites for retail terms: There is a lot of terminology related to retail which can be either from the retailer aspect or the consumer side. There are some relatively good sites that give some terms and definitions which may be useful to you. It really varies by what aspect of retail...

General Retail Business Issues: Margins, abercrombie fitch, great fortune
abercrombie fitch, great fortune, customer interaction: George, I understand and empathize with your dilemma. Prior to opening another location, I would recommend that you take a analyze your current business in depth. Break it down into detail so you can ascertain what categories, assortments, pricepoints,...

General Retail Business Issues: Masstige growth statistics in US, skin care market, growth statistics
skin care market, growth statistics, skin care: Susan, There is no common agreement of what the masstige sector of skin care is. The name/category is a description from a book not a true sector in the industry. Everyone would define what should be included in it differently. So impossible to get any...

General Retail Business Issues: Merchandise - to box or not to box?, dealbreaker, attractive package
dealbreaker, attractive package, coffee shop: Sorry for the delay Kori. Think of the packaging like an interviewer for a job. If you go into coffee shop wearing jeans, you might be okay. But if you re looking for a six figure job and you show up in shorts and a T-shirt, you ll have a problem getting in...

General Retail Business Issues: markdowns, markdown, two different ways
markdown, two different ways, markdowns: pernament, sorry for the delay. There are generally two types of markdowns. 1) Hard marks (often called permanent), which tend to be taken at the end of the season, but can also be taken on slow moving merchandise you want to exit out of, and 2) Promo Markdowns...

General Retail Business Issues: Approaching retailers, ducks in a row, receiving process
ducks in a row, receiving process, kori: Kori, It would take about one hundred pages to tell you what you need to know to be prepared for a sell in to a retailer. For example, how does your margin compare to other products similar to yours. Are you selling GMROII or just Margin. What are your payment...

General Retail Business Issues: pricing, musical instrument store, drop shipment
musical instrument store, drop shipment, overhead costs: Chris, The simplest way to look at your margin would be the formula: (Retail-Cost)/Retail. For example, if you are selling an item for $10 and you paid $3.50 then your margin would be 65%. The important thing to remember when calculating what retail...

General Retail Business Issues: Question about how to sell my product in certain situation., tiny quantities, monthes
tiny quantities, monthes, market situation: Ahmad, Thanks for the follow-up. With the information you gave I believe you have several opportunities. Due to the current supply limitations, you have a legitimate reason to increase your price to your customers. Knowing that your quality is higher...

General Retail Business Issues: Retail Marketing Strategy, retail marketing strategy, mail piece
retail marketing strategy, mail piece, direct mail: Cheryl, I ll let you know that I am not an expert on all the advertising or marketing you listed above. However I do believe I can provide some insight. With your product I can assume you have a fairly good idea of the nature of your potential customer....

General Retail Business Issues: Retail representatives - seller's reps, retail representatives, business thanks
retail representatives, business thanks, web prices: Kori, The best place to find reps is in New York, Atlanta, Chicago or Dallas. You can contact the Housewares Association at www.housewares.org/ and they can provide a list of reps but you may have to pay for it. You could also attend the show and find reps...

General Retail Business Issues: export of retail merchandise, sole proprietorship, brand apparel
sole proprietorship, brand apparel, retail merchandise: Isabella, I would look directly into the country, Italy, where you are trying to export to regarding the legal issues, permits, and the like you you should concern yourself with. Generally, what you will be looking into is the requirements needed for your...

General Retail Business Issues: Need more info about POS, POS
POS: Hello Dave. POS is short for Point of Sale, and in this context refers to the computerized system you have when processing sales and managing your inventory. Managing a business with thousands of SKUs (items) does mean you will need a POS system...

General Retail Business Issues: Retail Pricing, price search engines, minimum retail prices
price search engines, minimum retail prices, eye kandy: Leslie, If the company has a MAP policy (Minimum Advertised Price) they can enforce it as courts have found that a web site is considered an advertisement. Many sites avoid this issue by having the price only show up on the shopping cart and this avoids...

General Retail Business Issues: Retail Pricing, national retailers, retail pricing
national retailers, retail pricing, branded products: Adam, Yes, unfortunately you are right with your observation and some customers continue to fall for this artificial savings on the arbitrary percentage off a fictitious regular retail price. But, some customers are catching on and looking at the net price....

General Retail Business Issues: Taxes and RN number, definitive answer, state revenue department
definitive answer, state revenue department, product category: Kai You would have to call the New York State Revenue Department to get the definitive answer to this question. I would suspect that scarves and hats would be considered clothing while bags would not. And I also do not think you need an RN number for each...

General Retail Business Issues: Clothing export, levis jeans, clothing export
levis jeans, clothing export, brand clothes: Eric, Yes, those products are indeed more expensive in Europe, that is because of many factors, VAT taxes being one and duty and transportation another. If you notice that there are tons of sites selling Levi s and Polo product in the US, and almost every...

General Retail Business Issues: from FOB price to retail price, FOB, freight
FOB, freight, margin: Hello Mana, Congratulations on starting out on your own venture. The FOB price quoted by Chinese manufactures is normal. What they are saying is this: The cost price quoted includes the price to get it on a ship at a specific port. Once it is on...

General Retail Business Issues: Margin expected by up market UK retailers on luxury leather goods, luxury leather goods, clutch bags
luxury leather goods, clutch bags, return privileges: Loren, Whew, lots of questions. I will answer a few as I make my living my answering most of these! Generally companies would use that extra 10% in margin to support advertising, free shipping, marketing and other initiatives. If you give too much to the...

General Retail Business Issues: Starting a business, tibayan, small quantities
tibayan, small quantities, phone suppliers: Dear Jeric, I admire your willingness and desire to start your own business and as you are discovering it is not as easy as it would appear to be. Vendors who sell the products you want will generally only sell to dealers who are purchasing quite a high...

General Retail Business Issues: specialty t-shirts, lisa lisa, likeness
lisa lisa, likeness, michael jackson: Lisa, Yes, it would be illegal for you to sell any item with the likeness of any person living or dead without their permission (there are some exceptions such as politicians!). You could get what are called licensing rights from the Jackson family to use...

General Retail Business Issues: wholesale pricing, wine glasses, retail pricing
wine glasses, retail pricing, retail industry: Donna, Retailers would like to make at least 50% margin on wine glasses. This is a percentage of their selling price, not cost. So, if the cost of your glasses are $25, they would buy them for the $25 and sell them for $50. Basically they double the cost...

General Retail Business Issues: department, selection process, trainees
selection process, trainees: Neo Kim Poh, The head of a department should be deeply involved with the selection of a trainee. As the department head is ultimately responsible for all that goes on in their department they also need to be responsible for selecting any trainees as well...

General Retail Business Issues: New account and gifts, introductory letter, best bet
introductory letter, best bet, department stores: Hi Mark, Thanks for the additional information. I can tell you that reps are not the answer at your stage in business. You have a proven product line - quite extensive as well - and have sole distribution rights. This should be a fairly easy sell,...

General Retail Business Issues: Wohler, watch company, middle man
watch company, middle man, quality value: David, There are several possibilities why the watches are not available in stores. First, the company is trying to maximize profit. By selling directly they realize higher margins because they don t have to worry about the stores making a profit. In a...

General Retail Business Issues: Avg Household Spending, brick and mortar, household spending
brick and mortar, household spending, food transportation: Jim, You can find the answer to your question on http://www.bls.gov/cex/ which has 2007 data, the latest. As to on-line totals, which is a very different question, that is very hard if not impossible to get. There are estimates for books and other categories...

General Retail Business Issues: New Retail Store Design, retail store design, jim dion
retail store design, jim dion, easy chairs: Dear Jen, Be very careful about this larger space! You are right that you need to find ways to make less look like more so you do not over inventory the store and end up with way too much inventory. You may want to create a nice area for customers to sit...

General Retail Business Issues: Selling to retailers., lighting stores, furniture stores
lighting stores, furniture stores, light fixtures: David, sorry for the delay. My recommendation is to look at where you will find the buyers for these stores. Whether it be at national or regional shows or through associations. Shows and associations will give you the opportunity to meet and your product...