Windows XP is configured to help you take care of networking. It uses the TCP/IP protocol for networking in workgroups, or what you might call small office or home networks that do not use a dedicated server.
The problem is that automatic IP addressing can be slow. When your computer boots, it has to query the network to see what IP addresses are already in use and then assign itself one. If you want to speed up the boot time a bit, consider manually assigning IP addresses to all computers on the network. This way, the network computers do not have to worry about locating an automatic IP address. Because one is manually configured, the operating system doesn’t have to spend time solving this problem. More »
Lots of people use networks, but most people don’t have the time or inclination to become networking experts. Instead, we often rely on someone more knowledgeable to troubleshoot our network problems. But what if you don’t have someone available to help you? The Network troubleshooter in Windows 7 provides a way for anyone to diagnose and repair network problems.
Networks are complex
Networks rely on complex technology, so diagnosing the root cause of a network problem can often be a difficult task. For example, if you can’t access a website, you will see an error message, but the message might not be necessarily very helpful since it typically won’t pinpoint the exact problem. The problem could be caused by a number of issues with your computer, the web server, or the network between your computer and the web server. More »
You have 2 network cards, and are connected to 2 networks. You want to specify which one is used to surf the internet.
Here is how you do it on Windows. It’s comes down to an “Interface Metric”.
step1:First, right click on the network card/item that you wish to use for the internet. In this case it is the “wireless network connection 2″
step2:Here I left click once on the connection to select it, then right click to get the dialog box below. Choose properties.
step3:Then scroll down until you see Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), select it (make it blue), then click on the Properties button.
step4:Click on the Advanced button. More »
If you use a bitTorrent program to download MP3s, music videos, and other types of files from legal BitTorrent sites, then you may have found at times that your downloads can be painfully slow. To boost your file sharing download speeds, you can use a P2P accelerator program.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the freeware program, FeyAccelerator, to give your BitTorrent downloads a boost. This small program for Windows works between your P2P program and Internet connection. It is light on system resources and supports a large selection of BitTorrent clients.
- On the main screen, click the box on the P2P Run field and select the BitTorrent program you use from the list. More »