Cable Modem – Bridge Mode

Background For a while here my pathway to the Internet on my home network is a Cable Modem. Ever so often when I need Customer Support from my ISP one of the first things Tech Support does is reconfigure my Cable Modem for dual mode. Dual Mode is this case means :- Modem A modem connects your … Continue reading Cable Modem – Bridge Mode

Samba :- Name Resolution – From Windows, Resolve Linux Host Names

Background Upon trying to connect to the lone Linux host on our LAB network found it inaccessible. Later found out that the IP Address received from the DHCP Server has changed.   Goal Need to be able to use name resolution and find the Linux host from a windows box.   Network Ports Netbios Name … Continue reading Samba :- Name Resolution – From Windows, Resolve Linux Host Names

Pathping / Day 01

Background Wanted to talk very little about using pathping to get an idea of the route between one and a destination host. Syntax The syntax is generic enough. Enter pathping and the destination's hostname or IP Address. Sample Output Tracing Route Computing Statistics Interpretation   There are two sections to pathping's output. The sections are … Continue reading Pathping / Day 01

Get Network Address using VBScript

Background Like everyone else took a boat load of CISCO Networking classes.  Took night classes at the local community college. Forgot about it. But, then last week a Network Engineer asked me what is my network address and I just did not know. Yes, I know how to issue ipconfig and get my IP Address … Continue reading Get Network Address using VBScript

Netbios Over TCP/IP – Yea Or Nay

Background Had an insomnia night last week.  And, so took to the laptop and wanted to troubleshoot an issue. As part of that troubleshooting exercise I knew Network Traffic Pattern might be pertinent. Wireshark Network Traffic Here is sample of some of what I noticed through capturing Network Traffic. Image   Explanation Noticed a lot … Continue reading Netbios Over TCP/IP – Yea Or Nay

Auditing Home Network using MS Windows Based Tools

Prelude Here I am having gone crazy troubleshooting my home network.  And, so let us write down the little bit I found out.   Tools Address Resolution Protocol ( ARP ) Get all entries in the ARP Pool Syntax: Output:   In ARP Pool, get entries for Specific Interface As we are only interested in the … Continue reading Auditing Home Network using MS Windows Based Tools

Automatic Web Proxy Discovery and Client Configuration in MS Windows Environment

  Background For most of us that work in Corporate MS Windows Environment, our Internet Gateway \ Proxy configuration is pretty hidden. At home, we either have direct connections to the Internet, have a gateway assigned to us by our ISP, or get on the Internet through our own Router or Wireless Access Point (WAP). … Continue reading Automatic Web Proxy Discovery and Client Configuration in MS Windows Environment