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  1. Hello, First, if you boot from a USB flash stick then i assume it will run at 1.1 speed even if the motherboard supports 2.0, i am thinking that only the 1.1 drivers will be loaded from the bios? Second, if you want to boot a NON linux iso(of linux files) what is best way to do this, there are a few tools like unetbootin that burn Linux isos to a flash drive and hence make it bootable, i don't think it works with windows isos though, could be wrong.??
  2. I got the answer, it' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_portal
  3. So assuming a i offer wireless internet in a cafe and only want the customers to be able to access the wireless so hence it would be secured with WPA2 etc... but i don't want to customers to have to enter the WPA2 key, do i have any other options, is this what a radius server can solve, have looked very breifly at what a radius server is so far though.
  4. Thanks, looks ike that sourceforge app only comes in source code maeing i have to compile it, and i would guess i was done in VC++ or whatever they are at now VC++.NET i think, which i don't have? EDIT: I see it's dnne in good ol VB6 which is no probelm to compile.
  5. Say you are setting up an internet cafe but don't want to set up a domain, so just peer-to-peer, do you have any option to administer the PCs on the LAN from your computer using XP Pro. Rolling out patches / updates for example or resetting user accounts, monitoring PCs, restricting rights on the PCs, disable cmd, regedit, restrict access to the C:\ drive....etc etc And i am not talking about using Linux.
  6. Have a look at this, http://www.ads-links.com/index.php/how-to-...k-transfer.html conclusion, firewall/av cauing the problem.
  7. What do you mean downloading from the net, so you are downloading and then file sharing at the same time? explain.
  8. Buy and try a raid card is one option.
  9. Correct, i got this myself, but if anyone else wants to know the theme service is stopped by default.
  10. 1) Get a PC with windows server 2008 2) set up AD(active directory) domain controller as a new forest on the server 3) Set up DHCP on server if you need it 4) Set up LAN DNS server on server to reolve LAN domain names to ips 5) Configure WAN DNS server on server for internet 6) buy a good router and switch pref cisco 7) connect all pcs(client) and server to switch 8) Give the server a static ip address which is different from router ip 9) Either use DHCP on router if it has DHCP or use DHCP on server if you insatlled it up or give static ips to all clients, disable the dhcp servers that you are not using 10) On each client pc, set the dns server to in tcp/ip properties and the domain name in computer name properties to the domain name you set when setting up the AD DC 11) Add client pcs to AD
  11. That is basically called a DOS attack, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack
  12. So i have a program that connects to various well known websites to gather data, bit like agthering the state of the weather for example, the data is shown on a graph on my pc in real-time and updated at very regular intervals. Now in this program you have to add some configurations and private data (trade secrets if you like) that will determine the data sent back to me. These "trade secrets" data could be of use to competitors etc... Could this program send this information to some IP without will it was already connected online without my knowing, in other words spyware.... If so how would i block it from doing so? I guess a software firewall would be the only answers as i could see what outgoing connections are being made? Still if you really wanted to i am sure you could bypass the firewall, process injection etc,,, i don't think i am being unrealistic here, any ideas?
  13. So i forgot my server 2008 password as i don't really use 2008 that much and i think it required a 9 char password which i don't usually use. Any way to get back into my system?
  14. It sounds like a DNS problem, try the openDNS DNS servers, here are 2, go to start/control panel/network connections then dbclcik on your active network connection then choose properties, dbclcik on internet protocol(tcp/ip) then click the "use the following dns server" and add those 2 above DNS ip in there.... note this is for win xp, vista is ultimately the same process although i cant remember if it the same way to get to the tcp/ip proerties i think it is.
  15. Ok so say you request somesite.com, then starting directly after it leaves the users modem where does the signal go next? This is what i've pieced together so far from reading bits and pieces, how much or this is correct, 1) IThe signal travels down an optical fibre to the local loop meeting point, the local loop which basically consists of switchs and routers, the local loop can be referred to at the "edge router" or "edge gateway". 2) The local loop exchange takes all these connections and connects them to next point of presence POP again via fibre, so the local loop and POP are owned by local ISPs. 3) The POP is again just a bunch of switches and routers same idea as the local loop, and from the POP your signal is redirected to the next IXP of which there are not many and directly after the signal passes through the IXP it enters into the internet. The IXP is where major ISP backbones are conected together 4) If ADSL then the internet is the national telecommunications system of telephone wires/exchanges and if cable then.....??? 5) the signal is then routed to the corresponding server of somesite.com 6) The signal makes its way back to you etc... I am making progress but can anyone polish this up a bit, there is much info it seems on these things??
  16. Nope will try it the next time, but still doesn'y explain cuase of problem
  17. It's ps2 and it does work just not the first time i boot up, i have to reboot everytime for it to work, also if i reset i then have to reboot again after the reset........
  18. The "first time" maybe not 100% the best way to describe this. Always on the first time there is no mouse function so i reboot and have the mouse again. Basically everytime this happens if i reboot i always get the mouse functioning again... This has happened with different setps and different mice, so what is the deal??
  19. So there are about 8 pcs in my lab and the tutors pc now i am pretty sure he has win xp. So all 9 pcs are connected to a switch in another room and hence they all have internet. There is also another pc (a dedicated server) in this other room as well which is also connected to the switch. So we must be in a client / server setup as his xp pc has admin rights over all of us, he control the share folder for all our pcs, what we can and can't install etc etc.... So i thought you had to have like win nt, 2003, 2008 to be the server controller(domain controller??) Or is he somehow working "through" the server in the other room from his pc to act as the domain admin?? Or are we actually in a peer-to-peer setp ad win xp has the power to control certain things like this on our pcs?? maybe confusing from my description..
  20. Am trying to change theme in win serv 2008 Server Manager/Features/Add Features/Desktop Experience --> Install reboot Personalize/theme still no vista theme there though, what is the deal?
  21. Yup i just figured that out as well. It's the system volume information folder that is taking up the missing 9gigs, aka system restore files. Now the weird thing is that the checkbox option to turn off system restore in its properties is greyed out...
  22. I meant right click not left click. So i see my pagefile size is 1.5 gigs and can't find the hibernation file, hiberfil.sys, so still that would take me up to 6.8 + 1.5 = 9.4 but that still gives a difference of 15-9 = 6 gigs where is this other 6 gigs and anyway i included the pagefile when i got the original 6.2 gigs by selecting all folders and files in c:\ and viewing properties, i don't have that much installed and have run various cleaners and also diak cleanup. What is the deal??
  23. If i left click the c:\ drive and choose properties it says i have used 15.2 gigs of space wbut if i go into the c: drive and select all folders and files there like program files, documents and settings, windows and all others etc... and the left click/properties it says the total space used is 6.8gigs. I have 2 other primary partions as well set, both of them say they have used 10 gigs each even though i have only installed windows 7 and windows sever 2008 respectively on them so that is another mystery as well.. any ideas??

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