network

Mon
03
Mar
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PacketTrap 360: Review

Network management is easy. No really, it is. Or at least, it is when you use a new software package from PacketTrap called pt360 Tool Suite Free/Pro (pt360). You see, the folks over at PacketTrap.com realize that running a network can be a painful, ... complex affair that often involves utilizing dozens of tools to diagnose a network problem -- and few ever use a graphical user interface (GUI). In other words, diagnosing a network problem relies on reading long-winded, boring, ugly, jargon-filled text. That's where PacketTrap's pt360 is different. pt360 works just like a dashboard on a car: or ... (view more)

Wed
16
Jan
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'Packet Trap Network Management Tools', and 'Vista4experts'

Packet Trap Network Management Tools Many network management tools on the market are expensive, non-intuitive, or poorly supported. PacketTrap free network management tools are forever FREE, up to date with an elegant user interface, and are fully ... supported. To make your life easier, PacketTrap free network management tools are also consolidated into the free pt360 Tool Suite in an effort to eliminate some of the burden that you, as a Network Engineer or System Admin, face every day. http://www.packettrap.com/product/pt360/pingscan.html Vista4experts Vista4Experts is a treat for computer ... (view more)

Mon
25
Jun
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'Microsoft Network Monitor 3', and 'Sim Wiz'

Microsoft Network Monitor 3 Network Protocol Analyzer is a tool to allow capturing and protocol analysis of network traffic. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads Sim Wiz SimWiz defines, validates, communicates and runs simulation models. Its ... accompanying tutorial is sufficient to guide the novice in numerous representative applications of simulation, including traffic, call centers, factory floor, maintenance, inventory, hospital. http://my.jce.ac.il/bani/ (view more)

Wed
21
Feb
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'Network Notepad', and 'Okay Key Bees'

Network Notepad Network Notepad is a Freeware program for creating interactive network diagrams. Runs on Microsoft Windows 9x, NT, 2K, XP. Includes: Point-and-Click Telnet / Browse / User-definable Network Management. Simple Drag and Drop interface. ... Open, Text Based File Format. Printing. Linked Diagrams. Flow Charts. http://www.networknotepad.com/ Okay Key Bees Okay Key Bees is a keyboard remapper with a twist. You define what keys are always replaced or what keys are replaced only when a user defined modifier key is held. You can effectively "move" keys to either side of the keyboard or ... (view more)

Fri
08
Sep
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Free WiFi for Residents and Businesses in Silicon Valley

Announced earlier this week, a group of technology companies are planning to provide a vast wireless network that will give the entire Silicon Valley free high-speed Internet access. The free WiFi service will be available as early as next year and ... will be provided by Silicon Valley Metro Connect: a group that is comprised of IBM, Cisco, SeaKay, and Azulstar. (Source: abcnews.com ) Silicon Valley Metro Connect will provide the service for 38 cities in California's San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Santa Cruz counties -- an area covering roughly 1,500 square miles. This move takes advantage ... (view more)

Wed
26
Jul
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Firewalls: Hardware and Software Solutions

[Continued from: Firewalls: Definition | Firewalls: A Brief Discussion ] Because of my need to test everything I share with the infopackets audience, I have spent a great deal of time evaluating various firewall packages. This kind of testing takes ... a lot of time. Installing each firewall and letting it work while I monitor it isn't hard work or anything, but it does take time -- sort of like watching grass grow, if you know what I mean. ;-) The process I followed included installation and configuration as well as some time to allow the firewall to actually do its intended job. That last part ... (view more)

Thu
13
Jul
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A Continent Connected: The (Slow) Rise of WiFi

As North America becomes increasingly dependent on the Internet, WiFi is becoming a household term across the continent. City planners are building WiFi into future plans, and in many U.S. cities wireless Internet can be reached from the average ... cafe. What is WiFi, exactly? The name WiFi was originally coined by the company WiFi Alliance as a descriptor of its Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). However, as wireless technology and the name itself have become so popular, WiFi is no longer a licensed term, and it even appears in recent versions of Webster's dictionary. By engaging anything ... (view more)

Thu
13
Apr
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'Brute Force Uninstaller', and 'Network Notepad'

Brute Force Uninstaller Program to help forcibly remove unwanted software and the likes from a system. BFU is a scripting program that can execute a series of preset commands like a Windows batch file, aimed at uninstalled programs that are hard to ... remove, uninstall improperly or simply unwanted. Scripts are plaintext and can be written with Notepad, and the command syntax is very transparent. BFU is very complete and powerful, has a small memory footprint and has no uninstaller. http://merijn.org/downloads.html Network Notepad Program for creating interactive network diagrams. User-definable ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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Ftp

FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a commonly used protocol for exchanging files over any network that supports the TCP/IP protocol (such as the Internet or an intranet). There are two computers involved in an FTP transfer. The first computer is an ... FTP server. This computer listens on the network for connection requests from other computers. Another computer (called the client) can make a connection to the FTP server by using FTP client software. Once connected, the client can do a number of file manipulation operations such as uploading files to the server, download files from the server, ... (view more)

Thu
13
Oct
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Email

Electronic mail, abbreviated e-mail or email , is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. The term email applies both to the Internet email system based on the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol ... (SMTP) and to workgroup collaboration systems allowing users within one company or organization to send messages to each other. Often workgroup collaboration systems natively use non-standard protocols but have some form of gateway to allow them to send and receive internet email. Some organizations may use the internet protocols for internal email ... (view more)

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