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I'm working on a web application that will receive gps data and split received string to detailed information and then store it in some database tables. Every piece of application is ready, now I need to setup my new server to accept data from gps device. In my gps device, …
by phpkoder in Linux and Unix ()
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1.Does a Router also have a MAC address or just IP? 2.how does a router recognize a Switch because switches don't have IP address? 3.is it using the MAC? if so do routers deal with both network and data link layers? thanks
by silvercats 10 in Networking ()
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Hi, Can anyone tell me the difference between Linux and Window hosting.
by fashionandyou in Hardware and Software ()
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I havent been here for a long time, my son got his hands in my laptop and now its really messed up with a lot of stuff, was looking for the old "Read me first before requesting help" sticky but cant find it anywhere, Could anyone give me the list …
by jackraf27 in Information Security ()
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So, a few times I have typed in some specific searches into google, and ultimately come up with some really spooky coming back to me from google. I don't really want to share what I was searching for, it's highly specific however, and it smacks of past experiences I have …
by overwraith 57 in Information Security ()
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Have the HP C4700 and the D110. Need an image of the printer alignment page. Don't use printing anymore... just the scanning function. Took them out the empty cartridges recently and now a cannot get back to the scanning function until an alignment page is generated. Do not know if …
by philpense in Hardware ()
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I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop and am using a USB Mouse. Cannot disable the touchpad. Downloaded the Dell utility to turn it off, and upon booting up it turns it back on. I've tried uninstalling drivers in device manager (touchpad, PS/2 device) checked the BIOS (couldn't find it). …
by Thorgo in Hardware ()
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Hi folks! Need urgent help please! I'm looking to replace my regular windows 7 boot HDD with a faster SSD and upgrading to windows 10. I also have three other drives striped in a raid0 configuration that hold a great deal of important data. So will replacing my current windows …
by Ali_46 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Computer is slow as molasis/
by billman11 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Had anyone else problems with this add on. Seems to be almost impossible to get rid of it
by Minimalist 54 in Information Security ()
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i have a code for counting a ones digit in a random number generated 0-100,000,000 and has to display the count 0-9 and how many times they occur.
by Trevor_5 in Networking ()
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Good Evening, I hope everyone is doing well this evening. Regarding the subject of subnetting in a LAN, please bear with me as I try to quantify the question in which I have. While the question did spawn from a homework assignment that I am attempting to complete for a …
by kes166 37 in Networking ()
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How does VLAN work on Network Manager? I didn't installed the needed packages for network manager through apt-get and or configure the VLAN interface in the command line. The strange problem was that network manager crapped out after deleting the VLAN connection.
by LinuxGuy80 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hi All, I currently have a a netgear R6300 as my router on my network, which has 4 Gigbit ethernet ports. I am moving a lot of my devices over to wired connection, as I stream a lot of data via Plex from my server. I want to increase the …
by mcoliver88 in Networking ()
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The other night I put my Dell Inspiron 1501 on hibernate (it was plugged into A/C adapter and wall) and went to sleep. When I woke up the next day, I went to use it and it wouldn't turn on. No lights, no fan noise, nothing. The AC adapter is …
by aladdinsane12 in Hardware ()
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OK here is the situation, I have a 2003 Exchange server that has taken a dump. The raid 5 is intact (I was able to see the partitions an data from Microsoft recovery console) I have a week old backup of the mail store. I would like to just move …
by merritt2 in Hardware and Software ()
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My inbox is completely erased after last night's windows update restart. I tried to reimport the inbox.dbx file but keep getting "no messages can be found" error. tried to copy the .dbx file else where, rename the old .dbx file and reimport, also didn't work. I even tried to delete …
by andrspalma in Microsoft Windows ()
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... I have an empty file called backups in my backups directory to keep the tar file from trying to backup itself. Does anyone know why I'm getting this output? -> ... Note that there was a backtick between leading and ../ .
by lewashby 14 in Linux and Unix ()
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I have had a look online but can't seem to find what I want. I can find RDP clients for Linux but that is not what I want. I am looking for some software so that a Linux server can be used as a relay or proxy. The idea is …
by Borzoi 24 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hi guys, Vin here. I just like to ask if it is possible to dual boot two different operating system with different architecture(64 bit/32 bit)? My current os is windows 7 hp 64bit and I would like to dual boot it with windows xp 32 bit.... Here's my computer specs: …
by vin24 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Currently have relatively small amount of data to archive. Any opinions? Has anyone used M-disc? All suggestions welcome Want a technology that will still be around in at least 50 years. And one that won't degrade. Thanks! Jane
by Jane Curtis in Hardware and Software ()
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Hello All, I am interested in gaining more hands on experience when it comes to network infrastructure. I am limited as of right now with physical devices and in the meantime would like to know what would be a great software program for either Windows 7 or Linux to utilize …
by knggee in Networking ()
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The start button does make a comeback, sort of, in Windows 8.1 but it's still not enough to satisfy the die-hard 'I got Windows 8 but miss Windows 7' brigade. Not least as when you click the Windows 8.1 start button it doesn't pop up the old folder-structured start menu …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I've looked through older posts and my story is pretty similar. I was just using my laptop last night. I closed the laptop. This morning, when I tried to turn it on, it wouldn't turn on. The power button wouldn't even light up. I noticed that that the laptop feels …
by orphanarium in Hardware ()
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Hi all, i'm creating virtual wifi using the microsoft virtual wifi, the problem is i need to specify my ip on my tablet manually, is there anyway i can fix this ?? so the wifi provide ip for clients automatically .... thank's in advance
by mouaadable in Networking ()
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What on earth do I do? Monday Midday, a spam email was sent from my account to all my contacts. I could still log on, see my emails and send new emails but no incoming mails were reaching my mail box. Asked a quesiton on Gmail Answers forum, but got …
by Andrew_25 in Information Security ()
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I'm looking to find a place to start learning. I've been a member since 2008 but by trade I'm a structural designer. I have an A+ and Network+ certificate but I know I need a lot more to find a job in this field. Any ideas would be appreciated D. …
by ut151469 in Hardware and Software ()
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Now that Java cannot be compatible with browsers like Google and FireFox, so many tools working fine before now cannot be launched normally. I used to take Screenr to record my fancy videos and share with friends. And before long it has announced that Screenr will retire and will be …
by Nick_10 -3 in Cloud-based Applications ()
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good day sir kindly please give me more information regarding how improve internet connection and also to improve the performance of the computer thanks.. very truely yours ARIEL MARALIT
by darkhero126 in Hardware and Software ()
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I want to do a /home search and remove for files named error_log that are over 5mb I use this now but it doesn't factor space: find /home -type f -name error_log -exec rm -f {} \; Any idea how to add the 5 mb limit here? Thanks!
by chaze in Linux and Unix ()
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