Archive | Network

Here you find all networking related news. This includes news about server software and offers, reviews of desktop software to manage computer networks, tutorials on how to configure networks properly and a lot more.

The majority of posts that you will find in this category are Linux related, but there are also posts covering Windows Server,
and general network related posts that apply to home Windows systems. This for instance includes programs that help you maintain a computer network, applications that you can use to monitor the network and more.

why cant I connect

Most programs that you use to connect to servers or site on a local network or the Internet display only basic information when a connection attempt fails. These basic information are usually not enough to find out why the connection failed, and while it sometimes helps to try again, you often need to troubleshoot the […]


While you can make use of specialized system admin tools to find out which devices have been connected to a local area network in the past, it is not really something that is really something that you may want to explore if you need to run a quick check. That's what NetworkConnectLog by Nirsoft has […]

media sniffer

When you watch videos on the Internet or listen to audio streams on websites or in applications like Spotify, you are not really exposed to what is going on behind the scenes. While that is usually not a problem most of the time, you sometimes may want to download media to your PC or open […]


NetTraffic is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices to monitor the network traffic of selected network interfaces. If you want to find out how fast you are downloading or uploading in Windows, you will notice that it is not really that easy to find out. While some third party programs display those information […]

bittorrent sync screenshot

Bittorrent Sync is a new file synchronization software for local area networks and remote servers based on the popular Bittorrent protocol that was announced a week ago. The program is not publicly available yet and interested users can sign up to participate in an alpha test. Program downloads are provided for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac […]

cubby cloud off sync

The file hosting and synchronization service Cubby recently entered open beta. It is a file synchronization and hosting service much like Dropbox, SkyDrive or Google Drive, but with a couple of extras that the majority of contenders do not offer. Among the features is the option to synchronize any folder regardless of location on the […]

Almost three quarters of companies and public-sector organisations across nine European countries might not recover all of their data if they suffer an IT failure according to a new report released by the IT group EMC.  For the survey a total of 1,750 European companies and organisations were quizzed across the UK,  France, Germany, Italy, […]

Virtualisation specialist zInstall have previously impressed with their products that include utilities to capture an existing Windows XP, Vista or any other operating system installation and allowing you to boot from it on any other computer from an external hard drive or suitably-sized USB pen drive.  This software meant you could take all of your […]


If you’re a network administrator, chances are at some point you may need to set up a number of different networks on your IP range. In order to do this, you will need to know how to create different subnets. There are two main things to remember when trying to calculate subnets. The first is […]

Virtualisation is the way forward, there's absolutely no doubt about this.  It all began as a way of saving money, and saving the planet, by running two or more operating systems, each with their own specific tasks to perform on the same server hardware.  It's not a new concept either, the now legendary VMWare was […]


This article is the fourth and final part of a series on the basics of network troubleshooting. The tools covered in the previous articles (ping, ipconfig, tracert and pathping) will be combined into a troubleshooting method. This guide will teach you valuable steps in finding where a problem is on a network connection. One of […]

screenshot tracert

This article is the third in a series of the basics of network troubleshooting. So far ping and ipconfig have been covered. Now tracert and pathping, which are similar commands, will be covered. While this is a basic tutorial, there are some intermediate tips and topics included. The focus will be on Windows based systems […]

vmware horizon application manager

We presently use application managers such as the Active Directory for the verification process while using the access credentials for various Windows Applications and other local network web applications. But as the environment portal changed from the local to external web based SaaS applications the managers like the Active Directory were inefficient as they became […]

ipconfig windows

This article is the second in a series of the basics of network troubleshooting. Last time, the ping command was demonstrated. Now the ipconfig command will be covered (the Linux/Mac ifconfig & route commands will be touched on too). While this is a basic tutorial, there are some advanced tips and topics included. The Ipconfig […]

ping website

This article is the first in a series delving into the basics of network troubleshooting. It covers what tools to use and how to use them. While this is a basic tutorial, there are some advanced tips and topics included. The focus will be on Windows based systems (with a tip or two for others). […]

router ip address

These days, there is one piece of networking equipment that has become much more common: the router. Many of them actually have the same IP (Internet Protocol) number,, and for an interesting reason. Every website, router, and computer has an IP address. It is how computers uniquely identify themselves on a network or on […]