How To Disable IPv6 In Fedora 21

Today we’ll learn how to disable IPv6 on Fedora 21. The steps will work on Fedora 19 – 22. Currently our network configuration these days does not require IPv6 support. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the... read more

How To Reset the IP Stack in Windows Vista

Viruses, Spyware and the like can mess with the Windows IP Stack. the steps listed here are how to reset the IP stack in Windows Vista. Go to the Start Menu, type cmd and right click or (Ctrl + Shift and hit Enter), and select “Run As Administrator” Type the following commands, each followed by pressing enter. ipconfig /flushdns nbtstat -R nbtstat -RR netsh int reset all netsh int ip reset... read more

How To Install Nmap on Windows 2008 / 7

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Unix / Linux administrators have been enjoying using nmap useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Why should Windows Systems Administrators have the this tool added to their arsenal? Well you sure can as... read more

How to clear ARP Cache in Windows 2003 / 2008

There are many tools and different ways to troubleshoot TCP/IP network issues. One of those steps could involve clearing the ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) cache. One area where clearing the ARP cache can help is if you are seeing web pages not loading, ability to ping certain IP addresses. Clearing the ARP cache is easy to do. Open a a command prompt Start > Run > type cmd and click OK. Enter in... read more

Speed up Windows 7 and 2008 R2 Network

Slow network is a pain in this high speed Internet and local area networks we have and with Windows 7, Vista and Windows 2008 R2 having a slow network is a big issue. Slow networks can cause issues with accessing shares,  accessing and transferring data, DNS name resolutions and of course Internet downloads and uploads. Here are a few items that can be tweaked to aid in reducing some of the slowness with... read more

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