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How could I access my website from my local server by typing a name like 'info.p' instead of the IP of the server on url

Friends,I am a beginner in linux environment.I am hosting a website in LAN. But to access my website i need to type the server IP address on the url from other computers in the network. I want to make my website accessible on the network in such a way that from other computer connected to the LAN users need to just type a name instead of the IP address of the server.So please help me out...

Question by kalitap  


Sattelite radio

I have a satellite radio. Got it from World space satellite radio inc. Since it got bankrupt in India , i cant avail any service. 1.Can i reuse it by subscribing to other company 2.Can i use it for some other technology eg. use it as local receiver. say something compatible with the frequencies that satellite radio use.

Topic by jagmeetsinghsaluja    |  last reply


Single or dual ethernet ports in each room? Answered

I'm thinking about wiring up our house for LAN with CAT 6 ethernet cable, Is there any advantages of putting two ports in each room or should I just stick with one port?

Question by thermoelectric    |  last reply


Bose Radio/cdplayer

When I turn on my HP laptop computer in the next room, which is on our house wireless network -- my clear playing Bose -- playing NPR begins to include "static" what can I do about it?

Topic by fcduda    |  last reply


Transmit Video over a Local Area Network? Answered

I need  to send video from a webcam from a computer running Windows XP through my router and to another computer connected to the network. NOTE: There is no internet connected to the router! Thanks, joespicnictables... =D

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how do you start a digital TV network for digital TV? Answered

I would like to start a free channel for DTV+ can you help me?

Question by shoyru_master_11    |  last reply


Social Network Hackerspaces?

Hackerspaces have gotten pretty popular among makers across the world. They are a great place to borrow tools and share knowledge. But what about people that don't have local hackerspaces? The solution: social network. Digital hackerspaces! Great for people that don't have physical buildings, or can't afford to round one up.  If you think about it, that's what instructables is! The idea is to have video chat and forums to share knowledge for projects. If you guys would voice your ideas, that would be great!

Topic by Robot Lover    |  last reply


Which cell network is better? Answered

Which cell network is better? At&t, or Verizon? Verizon just started service in our town, and they claim they own all the radio towers in the area after they purchased alltel. However, At&t has some good service too. I can get 5 bars in my bedroom. Any help? What I want you to consider: Phone selection, price of service, quality of service. Thanks!

Question by DJ Radio    |  last reply


Create a search engine for a local server?

I'm trying to make a web server for personal use. It will not be hosting to the internet, only in my LAN(local area network). I need to make a search engine that I can put on the main HTML5 site so I can search it. If possible could it be free? Thanks in advance! -joespicnictables

Question by joespicnictables    |  last reply


How do you setup a router? Answered

 I have a 54M Wireless router here. It's a TP-Link with 5 ports at the antennae side. The first port is labeled "WAN" and it may mean "Wide Area Network" or "Wired Area Network" or "Wireless Area Network". The other ports are for wired connections. I want to use this router, but my problem is that I can't seem to secure the thing with a password (remember it's wireless). Also, the last time I tried to use it, the whole thing won't work. Well, sure the Network was setup, but the internet won't work. Where do you plug the network cable from the modem to the router, and the PC to the router.  Straightened out: How do you put a password on the router? How is it supposed to be connected? Could you disable the wireless feature? If so how? What does "WAN" mean?                                        - Thanks                                                                                                        

Question by nutsandbolts_64    |  last reply


Intercom radio network with tree or more old landline phones?

Hi, me and my friends who live at a bording school, wold think it was a lot of fun, if we could make an intercom network so we could speak with each other, we have thought of making the network with tree or more old landline phones. anyone got some suggests?

Topic by sunes13  


Creating a Local Network One transmitter, Multiple Receiver Application (Local Network Radio App)

Alright, So here goes(Hope this is the correct category): THE STORY I attend a Hungarian conference event held every year along with some of my relatives, family, and bunch of other people i know. The issue is, is that some of the Hungarians who attend this conference do not know the language very well, and require a translator. Our "group" per se, does not yet have wireless transmitter/receiver setup yet, and are looking for a solution for being able to broadcast the English translation to all who need it, without disturbing the actual event. So i began to think. While i was listening to a digital radio station on my mobile device, i asked myself, "What does everybody already have?" Then i realized: A mobile device. I then began to think, "Could i harness the power of these peoples devices, and use them as receivers?" Then the idea grew, and now i am left with this: THE IDEA My idea is to create an application which gives the ability for someone with a mobile device to broadcast audio to other mobile devices with the app also installed that are connected to either the local network (Preferred) or to the internet in general. What i was thinking, is to have the broadcasting device work as a wireless hotspot that doesn't necessarily provide internet, but instead streams the live audio to any other device connected to the broadcasted network, with the app installed. This way, anyone who needs a translation of whatever is being spoken can simply plug in a set of earbuds (And if someone doesn't have a mobile device, use an audio splitter) into their mobile device, and listen to the translator, who is using the mic on his mobile device to speak the translated version of whatever is being spoken. With this, nothing but software and mobile devices (Which everyone already carries around) Is needed. (The conference is held in a different location every year in order to make it suitable for everyone distance-wise.) Think of it as a local network digital radio app. The Translator is the radio station, and the people who need translation are the listeners/radios. THE PROBLEM The problem is, I know near to nothing about creating mobile apps for Android or Apple (Yet.). I know loads about Android, i work with it more than i do with Windows/Linux/Mac/Chrome. I have flashed roms, read into the OS, and done a few other things, but know nothing about building my own APK. Same goes with Apple, except i almost never worked with the OS entirely. THE SOLUTION/ANSWER What i would need, is help from people who have built apps, who know what they are doing, and have done similar things of such category. My free time is limited, and so i can't always be working on it. Nor is this project mandatory, i would simply like it to work efficiently by next year. I would be willing, and would love to learn how to build and design apps, so long as someone is willing to answer my questions. I don't plan on profiting off of this, so don't expect payment. (Maybe a donations page if this all works out, and other people start using the app?)  The idea is still just an idea, however i would love to go through with it and actually have an app of such created. Any constructive criticism is appreciated, and if i happened to do something wrong, please notify so i can correct it. If you have any questions, or are willing to help, please do reply! 

Topic by RocketPenguin    |  last reply


Managed networking switch question? Answered

I am on the CCNA networking track at my local college, so a friend gave me a managed switch he was about to recycle so that I could play around with it and learn equipment that wasn't Cisco.  He said that a few ports were bad, but other than that the switch was fine.  When I power it on, the self-check light starts blinking, along with the red fault light.  I assume that is because of the bad port(s).  It does not output anything at all to putty... even during boot.  I've tried pressing the clear button and the reset button, but nothing changes. The switch is a HP Procurve 2424M.  Does anyone have a suggestion of something else I could try? Thanks!

Question by thegeekkid    |  last reply


For Sale-- Long Range Wireless Networking Equipment --- New and Used

I worked with a local business for 2 years helping to set up and maintain a long range wireless network system to provide DSL internet to rural people. It reached over 75 miles from end to end with several offshoot branches. The owner applied for an extension on a Small Business Incubator loan that had come due and for some reason they said no. They called in the loan and he shut everything down because he didn't have the cash to cover it. Anyway, 2 years later and the dust and lawsuits have settled and my former boss has asked me to sell off all the salvaged and new equipment for whatever I can get for it. Much of it is going to be going on E bay. But before I start with that I thought I would give the instructables community a first chance at it. I do not yet have a full list of the equipment, some is still out in the field yet to be recovered, and the rest is on its way to me from our former building to sort and evaluate. If you are interested please leave a comment and or send me a message. Some of the new radios will sell for a fair amount, although not as much as if you bought it from the manufacturer. Some of the well used but functional stuff will sell pretty cheap. What is included : Our radios have a reliable range of 25 miles, with directional antennas. The picture is the mast on my house. Some radios are 2.4 MHz and some are 5.8.    The 2.4 which is the standard frequency used for normal wireless served as client radios. The 5.8 ones we used for long reaches to connect the backbone. They can act as bridges in a network or as access points. All have built in router functions. It takes 2, one to send and one to receive to make a network bridge. What can you use them for? They can link up buildings across cities or towns or anything that is in line of sight. We set up an Omni from the internet source and then tasked the surrounding radios to it. One central omni radio can connect with 200 or more clients. The local  school district uses this same technology to link all their buildings together. With just a couple of them you can link your house to your friends house miles away, and have a local LAN with them. They would work for extending LAN game play. You can link your house to your barn or shop or whatever and share your internet  through a router. There are lots of possibilities. We have the radios, the antennas, the cabling, even antenna sections, but I don't know if those can ship UPS. We have it all and its all going to go, which is sad to me but good for you. Possibly the biggest plus is that I will provide you with some tech support to get it up and running if you decide to get anything. I can also pre program the radios here so they are matched and set to link up for you once installed. So, let me know if this is of interest to any of you. I believe the shipment of these radios is limited to the US and Canada but I can check into that if you are from outside those areas.

Topic by Vyger    |  last reply


Best LOCAL Places/Stores For Electronic Parts.(Besides Radio Shack)

I cant buy stuff online as of right now because I dont have a credit card (I am 15 gimme a break) BAsicly I am looking for the equivilent of Radio Shacks electronic componets section but a different store because Radio Shack doesnt have a good enough selection for me.I am looking for stuff like switches ,capacitors ,potentianometers ,rectifers ,LEDs stuff like that basicly.

Topic by jackillac92    |  last reply


Floating radio power usage?

I am building a floating radio to take on a float trip. I do not know much about power usage. I was going to use a car or deep well battery for power. I was wanting to run (4)-6X9 speakers, a amp, a 10" sub, and possibly some LED lights that would beat with the music that could be shut off during the day. Is this to much drain on the battery? The float lasts all day and I was concerned about draining the battery before the trip was over. I was told by the local Marine shop that once I start adding amps andor subs the power would drain much quicker. Any suggestions on stereo, speaker, sub, amp, size or the number of things I could run would be appreciated.

Question by rodsteryz    |  last reply


Where to find old tube radios?

I am looking for old tube radios to collect and/or restore for fun. I have so far checked most of my local thrift stores about once a month for a while and I also checked a lot of local antique stores but found there prices to be ridiculously expensive for a beat up old radio. Now I am stumped as to where else to find these beutifull old radios loclaly, because the shipping for the heavy tube radios from E-bay can get incredibly exspensive as well. Anyone have any suggestions as to where to get them? I have already asked both my grandparents and my imediate family is keeping and open eye for them. Also if anyone knows of any good stores to buy this type of stuff in the DC/MD/VA area then I am open for that to.

Topic by jackillac92    |  last reply


How do I connect to DSL through Ethernet? Answered

This may seem like a silly question, but keep reading. I have DSL service from the local ISP. I have a home wireless network. I also have a new computer. (Well, new to me.) It's a 5-year-old Compaq desktop. (Read about it here.) In the room that my computer is in, all there is, is a regular phone jack. Would I be better off buying a wireless PCI adapter, or a cheap router to plug into the wall, so I can use a Cat5 to connect to my comp? Thanks Much! Instructables FTW!

Question by megakacktus    |  last reply


Two-way Radio for a medium-size community

I have been thinking of building something like a two-way radio except that it should be more like a mobile phone network with the exception of call charges. it will be used in a small environment of about 100 people. I was wondering if anyone has ideas on how to build something like this.

Topic by dhack    |  last reply


Sugru sellers

So has anyone else noticed that Radio Shack has now started selling sugru. Now it can be purchased locally. Woot.

Topic by apburner    |  last reply


Any body ever tried building a cell phone network repeater?

Hey has anyone ever tried building a cell phone network booster/repeater? A wireless one. I tried looking around online but just been getting Marketing stuff nothing which you could actually sit and construct yourself. May be using an old access point or something! I am not that too good with Radio circuits so looking for help to be able to try and make something really cool in my spare time. :)

Topic by metallica1025    |  last reply


Air Traffic Control on PC

Air Traffic control broadcasts from 108 - 138 MHz. (https://www.instructables.com/id/Transistor-Radio-Hack/)A couple of months ago I bought a Realistic Jetstream radio. It was used. I saw it there before. I finally bought it. I thought it was just an FM/AM radio. It said AM/VHF. I thought that was odd. After I bought it I realized that it wasn't an FM radio, it was an Air Traffic Control scanner! That was even better. It comes apart just like the radio Kipkay used in the hack. It was already an ATC radio though. My question is there any way to get Air Traffic Control on your computer? I tried an old tv tuner card. I set the frequency to 122.8MHz. That is the frequency for the local airport in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Centruy of Flight. It is also what my radio picks up. The antenna won't pick it up on the tuner. FM radio works though. I hope all this makes sense.

Topic by popit    |  last reply


Trouble uploading files

Having difficulty uploading files.  I've selected the files and pressed the upload button.  The percentage uploaded increases to 100% but the files stay on the upload list with a status of 100%.  Files are not attached to the step nor do they appear under "your library".  I'm using Firefox 14.0.1.  I've also tried it on Chrome 20.0.1132.57.  Had this problem this morning (Pacific time) and this evening.  This morning I was on a different local network than this evening - so not a network problem.

Topic by talk2bruce    |  last reply


How can i assign a domain Name to a local IP address?

What I am trying to do is network all of my computers in an intranet and I don't want to have to use an ip adress to access one computer from another in my intranet on a web browser. By domain Name I mean like how Google has Google.com even though they have a different ip address. Let me clarify what i want to do. I want to be able to access any computer from another through a local intranet "web" adress like "Http://Computer1.com This is for several reasons but one main reason is that i am planning on connecting a router to my intranet to allow my ipod to access my computers but the ipod doesnt use backslashes so i couldn't enter \\192.168.1......  or \\Computer1. I would have to enter  something like Http://Computer1, hence why i want to do this.

Question by danielemur    |  last reply


INSTRUCTABLE COMMUNITY! see if one of your instructables can help someone in a developing nation. Building for a good cause!

I saw this website called honeybee, Anyone who likes to solve problems using everyday things or inventing new things. Check this out This is a list of problems people have in developing nations they need help building constructing and recycling tools and machines to help them in there everyday lives, I have read them and i think the inscrutable community could really help there cause. take a look see if you made something that they need. http://www.sristi.org/hbnew/seeking_solution.php video about it http://www.ted.com/talks/anil_gupta_india_s_hidden_hotbeds_of_invention.html here's there about us   WHO ARE WE? Honey Bee Network is a crucible of like-minded individuals, innovators, farmers, scholars, academicians, policy makers, entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). A Network having presence in more than seventy five countries, what has made Honey Bee Network tight knit and efficiently functional is its philosophy. Honey Bee signifies a philosophy of discourse, which is authentic, accountable and fair. The Network has been woven around three basic ideals. The Network believes that a knowledge system in order to become sustainable has to be both just and fair. Hence, while collecting knowledge from the knowledge holder, the Network has made it a norm to acknowledge the knowledge provider with name and reference, if otherwise not desired by the knowledge provider. This particular practice has come handy in protecting the IPR of the knowledge provider. In the second place, the source of knowledge i.e. in the case of Honey Bee Network, the traditional knowledge holders and grassroots innovators must be acknowledged, if otherwise desired so by the knowledge holders themselves. Finally, any proceed that accrues from the value addition of local traditional knowledge and innovation; a fair and reasonable share must go back to the knowledge holders. These have been the guiding principles of the Network, which are fundamental to the functioning of the network and constitute the major non-negotiable for the Network. WHAT ARE WE DOING? Over the last sixteen years or so, the Honey Bee Network has lived the very spirit of the philosophy that it holds so dearly. Moreover, the actions that have followed the philosophy have grown and matured over a period of time and their trajectory of maturation has been based upon the strong realization of the essence of the philosophy. ‘Honey Bee’ Newsletter, the creative mouthpiece of the network, is published in seven Indian languages (Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Oriya) other than English. The very logic tells that any documentation and dissemination of local and traditional knowledge and innovations in English, certainly connects us globally but alienates locally. Living out the concern, the regional language versions reach out to the thousands grassroots knowledge holders, who otherwise would have been alienated from the benefits of knowledge, they themselves contribute in the first place. Acknowledging the very source of the traditional knowledge, the Honey Bee Newsletter and its regional versions carry stories of the local ingenuity with the consent of the knowledge holder. Another source of acknowledging the local genius has been preparing the database of the traditional knowledge and grassroots innovations and Honey Bee Network, over the last twenty years has documented more than 1,00,000 ideas, innovations and traditional knowledge practices. Honey Bee, true to its metaphor, has been the source of pollination and cross-pollination of ideas, creativity and grassroots genius, without taking away the nectar from the flower for ever.

Topic by LoganMackey    |  last reply


Laptop can connect to all wireless networks except home, but everyone else can connect to the home wireless network?

I've been having this problem for about 2 years now. When I am at my university address, I can connect just fine to the wireless there. And my aunts wireless too. I just can't connect to the wireless network at home, but my brother and mum can with no problem. But I can still connect to it with an ethernet cable. When I try to connect through wireless, my home network is detected and it says I am connected to it with "Access: Local Only" and I can't open any pages in my browser. If it's any help, I am using Windows 7. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have read a few other similar questions but do not understand the answers, I'm not very knowledgable on the subjet.

Question by Zukias    |  last reply


Port forwarding, I think?

Hi, I've been playing with this: http://www.panu.it/ardupower/. It works fine when my iPhone is connected to the wifi network broadcast by the router to which the arduino (arduino ethernet shield) is connected. Is there a way of making it work across the internet, rather than just the local network? I imagine it has something to do with port forwarding, but I don't know much about it. Thanks in advance. AlexHalford.

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Laugh a Little

Greetings!      Where I use to live my local paper posted some funny stories or or sayings titled "Laugh a Little" hence the name. I decide to post some of them to see what you think. None of these are ones that I made up, they're all from the paper. If you want me to post more I will. I have lots of them.      Enjoy.                                Questions that haunt me! Can you cry underwater? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? What disease did cured ham actually have? How is it that we put  man on the moon before we figured out how to put wheels on luggage? Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every to hours? If a death person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing? Why do people pay to go up in tall buildings and pay to look through binoculars at things on the ground? If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a coconut radio, why can't he fix a hole in a boat? If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?                                 Church Bloopers  The fasting and prayer conference includes meals. The sermon this morning 'Jesus walks on water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.' Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husband. Don't let worry kill you off - let the church help. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community.  A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

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Hydrogen car to be Open Source

The manufacturer of a hydrogen car unveiled in London on Tuesday will make its designs available online so the cars can be built and improved locally.The Riversimple car can go 80km/hr (50mph) and travels 322km (200mi) per re-fuelling, with an efficiency equivalent to 300 miles to the gallon....The company will distribute the engineering designs to the 40 Fires foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that will make the designs "open source".The idea, they say, is to allow local manufacturing in small plants. This stands in contrast to the "economies of scale" that drive current plants to huge sizes and workforces.In addition, designs can be adjusted for local markets, using locally sourced parts or materials.The agreement will be such that if the designs are improved by a local manufacturer, those improvements will be sent back, so that what the company refers to as its "network of manufacturers" can contribute to the overall development of the product line.

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is there a way to make a desoldering wick/braid out of common household items? Answered

Is there a way to make a desoldering wick/braid out of common household items? i cant get to a Radio $hack and my local hardware store doesn't carry them. thanks for any contributing thoughts!

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My desktop is conected to my home network but cant access the internet?

Yesterday my desktop was working fine and could conect to the internet no problem, today it will connect to the network but has no internet access. My laptop and phone both connect and have internet just fine. I have reset my router and modem and that didnt help. I changed it so my Ip addess and DNS where not automatic and that did nothing. Currently it is set back to automatic and it is giving me no default gateway and the IPv4 Address is not what it should be. Like i said earlier, i have no idea what could have caused this as it just happened when i turned on my pc this morning.   Here is my Ipconfig /all from my desktop (the ipconfig /all for my laptop is below) Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved. C:\Users\Josh>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Carius    Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 26-FD-52-9D-A8-D5    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR946x Wireless Network Adapter    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 24-FD-52-9D-A8-D5    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9800:2500:b98e:4c7f%12(Preferred)    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.76.127(Preferred)    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 371522898    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1A-49-24-DF-94-DE-80-A0-6C-BD    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1                                        fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1                                        fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-V    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-DE-80-A0-6C-BF    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) I210 Gigabit Network Connection    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-DE-80-A0-6C-BD    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {D48AD600-C4B6-4AFD-B2FC-BF9B507A9070}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{C53BE975-812F-49A0-9284-42BB4AB1439B}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{529D79F7-85B4-402F-8161-4C3646A74DB3}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{767C8613-F418-4EAE-808A-A34E5B710604}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #6    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{FCB4E177-CE0A-4BD2-92F4-E58DC452910D}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #7    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes C:\Users\Josh> here is my Ipconfig /all from my laptop Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved. C:\Users\Josh ^.^>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : fox    Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter OAS    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-C7-25-E0-13    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-FB-C5-7B-2E    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ecc3:343d:c0af:e4d5%17(Preferred)    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5(Preferred)    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:33:20 AM    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 25, 2014 10:33:16 AM    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 385884923    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1A-AB-13-7B-40-61-86-B0-1E-81    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : domain_not_set.invalid    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-B0-1E-81    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.coloradomesa.edu:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{C725E013-5059-40EB-9887-B52E2A9F7700}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.domain_not_set.invalid:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes C:\Users\Josh ^.^>

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Clock

Hello, I recently acquired this clock (photos attached), after googling around, i think it is some type of network synced clock.. It has a green plastic cover with a transparent front side, the cover has no buttons at all ( it s not a radio clock). the only input output are those 4 pins in the 4th photo. I think it can be a good project,  maybe box it in wood, but i have no idea how to make it work. can you help :)? thanks

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Electrical Enthusiast or Engineer Needed

Looking for someone that can help me design a system. This will include pcb layout and incorporation of wireless sensors or local wifi network and testing of the system. This is a great opportunity to be a part of great idea that will eventually be marketed, so it leaves room for great compensation. Anyone interested or that thinks they are qualified feel free to email me at fsgamers@gmail.com for any clarification needed.

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Arduino Clock: Getting The Time from Thin Air?

hello, I have made a few arduino based clocks now & one thing I been considering making an generic version of an atomic clock that can program itself with the local time using local GSM Network. The idea came when I noticed  that an old tmobile phone I had from years ago synced time & date automatically without an account or phone number assigned to it, as soon as a dropped the new sim card in the phone seemed to do an update of some type. As I looked more into this, I noticed the phones wap (data) settings were no longer set to tmobile.wap, but was now programmed for at&t.wap.3g.net; , that along with a few other network settings had been updated during a handshake! This actually caught me off guard, I had always assumed that a data connection was required to request the time but this is not the case, the network does broadcast the time to all clients (even suspended accounts) during handshake, now if you want to use an AT-COMMAND to request the time, that requires data from what I understand. Does anyone have experience using GSM & Arduino ? Is the handshake something that could be easlily "exploited" so to speak to get the time from thin air? Any ideas would be appreciated...  

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How to I make an AM Antenna?

I was recently given a "Tuner" set up ( one of those boxes that you plug TV, DVD, speakers, CD, and VCR, into and has a built in FM /AM tuners)The Tuner has ports in the back to plug in wires for FM antenna and AM Antenna. ( 2 wire accepting ports per band ) How do I make antennas to plug in to the back of a radio tuner with just wires? Do I need to put in other components? What other components might I need, where do I find them, and how EXACTLY do I incorporate them?I tried to follow the Instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Medium_Wave_AM_broadcast_band_resonant_loop_antenn/ I ran the two wires into the back of the Tuner instead of a "polyvaricon" (plastic insulated variable tuning capacitor) because the Instructable, as it is written, does not provide for plugging the Antenna into anything.I Used a 12ft length of CAT5 ethernet cable to create 8 loops of insulated wire as described in the Instructable but still can not get very good signal on local AM Stations that are less than 20 Miles away.

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My minecraft server quit working?

I currently have a PC dedicated to running a minecraft server.  Initially it worked just fine and could be accessed from anywhere, but recently that stopped.  It is now only accessible on a local scale.  Here is a quick rundown of the network: Wireless radio brings in signal which is then plugged into a router.  That router has one computer attached to it and then a long cable running to a second router.  That second router connects to everything else in the house such as printers three computers plus the dedicated server PC.  I am reasonable sure the problem doesn't reside within the secondary router because when connecting to the primary router with the ip 192.168.1.110:25565 the ports forward to the server just fine.  It is also possible to reach the server with the direct ip 10.0.0.11.  Using the port usually isn't necessary however I use it here to emphasize my problem.  I have also used my other computers in attempts to get the server to broadcast, however it has always failed.  I really need help because we were just about to go public with the server when this problem came up.  Do any of you have an idea of why I wouldn't be able to access the server above a local scale?

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Control over Multiple Raspberry Pis GPIO with single web-interface, running on a computer

Hi, I want to control the GPIO 5 Raspberry Pis, using a single website (running locally on the pc). Is it as simple as writing a small script on each pi that waits for incoming commands (via the network)? Could someone point me in the right direction, possibly to a tutorial where they use a separate webpage (not using the pi as a web server) to control GPIO? Thanks 

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hello

I'm new to the instructables although i respect the great job of many user. I'm university student in Greece, styding the "Science of Computers and Wireless Networks". I would like to take part in the Challenge for iRobots but i'm not sure if i should post here or somewhere else, furthermore i would like to inform you that it is a little bit difficult to purchase a new iRobot so i would be greatful if you could contact me via messenger at my e-mail cryptlordgr@hotmail.com to have my scholarship. My plans for the iRobot is to turn it into a moving wireless deck which will search for the local networks, i'm not sure if this possible but i would appreciate if you gave me the chance to challenge me oneself. PS.i'm confused where should i post so please contact me and is it possible for me in Greece to take part in the challenge?

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how can i fix my wireless router? Answered

Whenever i connect to my network with my new wireless card it connects fine. But after 5 minutes it disconnects from the internet and changes to local only. At first i thought it was the wireless card but i took the computer to my friends house and it stayed on the internet continuously. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem other than disabling and re-enabling every 5 minutes  

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Chasing circle of LEDS...?

I'm in the process of making a UFO model for the local Railroad museum's model trainset.  What I want to do is have the standard disc shaped UFO with embedded LEDs on the edge.  I would like the LEDs to chase around the edge repeatedly while the display is on.  I've looked into using Arduino, but size is a factor.  The UFO is going to be about 6" across.  As far as I can tell, I can use a 555 and 4017 to work it out, as but that limits me to 10 leds, right?   If it can be worked out, having counter rotating circles would be great... But that would be duplicating the circuit and reversing the 4017 pin outs... AND...where is a good place to buy small quantities of LEDs and ICs?  My local Radio Shack has nothing in stock

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"Secrets" about CB/UHF antennas on your car

Despite more and cellphone and internet coverage mobile radios are still a favourite of people in remote areas or just loving to explore by 4WD.And for most the complex task of starting with this great hobby ends by buying a radio and antenna.Of course the raio goes it fits best and that is fine but what about that antenna and while at it what type of antenna do you need?Let's start with the great myth that so called rugged or heavy duty antennas are really worth their money.Durability and stiffness is their main selling point or better was.At highway speeds they won't bend and flex around like your whip antenna.In the bush they won't swing all the way down onto the painted parts of your car either.But then again, a more solid steel whip on a spring base would do the same - but won't look as cool or proffessional...Inside those plastic or fibreglass rods is a dipole antenna, in rare case you get a 5/8 configuration or even a normal steel whip with a pipe around it...Means in terms of reception or transmission quality they are not a tiny better or worse than any other antenna out there.Come down to well it is tuned and where the radiating part is located.Location...There are often obvious choices to put an antenna, like that nice mount or your nudge- or bull-bar.Or the good old boot clamp in the back.I have even see 4WD's with the antenna mounted onto the rear bumper :(Why is it so important to place the antenna correctly?Place on the front corner of your car it is not only quite low but also partially covered by the metal parts of your car - limiting where the antenna can properly radiate.If you ever got some half decent training on a tiny handheld UHF radio then you remember to seek higher ground if you can't get anyone to hear you.The same is true for the antenna on your car.You want nothing obstructing it.People with a long spring base often think of it as just an elevated foot.Most of these however are "ground idependent", which means they actually form a dipole with the antenna you screw on the top.Having this "pole" below bonnet hight is quite bad for your reach and reception quality already.Mounting just a normal whip on a direct foot here means you might have better luck with a handhelp from inside the car...The best would be right in the center of your roof, the highest and most centered point.This provides not only the optimum radiation pattern but also give you that little edge in terms of higher ground.How much gain do I need and how long should my antenna be?Gain is quite relative if you ask me as it far more important to mount the antenna in the best possible place.A 3DB antenna on the roof will often provide better reception and range than a 9DB mounted on the bullbar.Assuming you have the best feasable location than to simplify it:The further you can see the higher DB you want if reaching far is the main objective.For general use a 4.5 - 6DB antenna is always good.In hilly terrain range does not matter that much, here you want the outgoing signal to be as strong as possible and with a shape that allows better coverage by being more like a sphere.For extreme cases it can mean on a 9DB antenna your friend that is just over that little bump ahead is not visible and with that can't hear you.On a 3DB antenna however the signal is strong enough to reach that blindspot at a short distance.The overall length of an antenna can be deceiving for UHF frequencies.What matters is where the antenna is radiating from.In most cases it will be the top 15 to 30 cm of your antenna.For a dipole or ground independent antenna you often need to include the entrire base mount.Antenna tuning....For the good old 27MHz bands we always had our SWR meter at hand and tried to get the best tuning.Since the big jump to UHF the commercial antennas come pre-tuned and are claimed to be good to go.That means that are within acceptable performance to fit almost all installation locations.In terms of SWR reading it means that 1 over 3 is still perfectly fine.Would have been an outcry on 27Mhz though in my times.What is true though that there is not that much real difference to notice between a near perfect 1 over 1.1 to 1 over 3.If you would bother to a distance test it might be less than 200m you gain on the near perfect antenna.For the reception it does not even matter all, so why bother anyway?On the much lower frequencies a really good SWR does not only mean you can get your signal much further out there but also that your transmitter is happy.Modern ones are now all digital and have ways to protect and compensate for bad antennas or cables.Together it means we could just forget about these few extra meters and move on.The stress on the transmitter in your UHF radio however is still there ;)The reflective energy from a badly tuned antenna has to go somewhere and that is usually back into the transmitter.The bit that lost directly to your antenna, as said, does not matter too much with the overall limited range of the UHF frequencies.I did quite a lot of experimenting with my own and commercail UHF antennas, so a network analyser and SWR meter was a requirement anyway.In terms of output power a good SWR reading means you get what your transmitter is capable of and set for.With an SRW reading between 2.5 and 3 however a 4W radio might only actually transmit 3-3.5W.With a bad mounting and an not so optimal cable it might go below 3W!Distance is not so much affected by this as we now know, but the loss in power on 3DB antenna in hilly terrain can make the difference between being heard and your signal getting lost in static on the other end.Repairing a blown transmitter often costs more than a simple SWR meter for UHF, so why not add it to the Xmas wish list? ;)Two antennas...In some case you want two antennas.Be it for two different DB ratings on the same radio or for totally different frequencies.High and centered is still best here but you should keep the antennas as far apart as possible, preferable at different heights as well.On a single radio it does not matter too much but right next to each other the unused anteanna is like these beams on your TV antenna on the roof.Unlike the directional and watned features in a Yagi antenna the unused element means we change the radiation pattern.In the worst case creating a blindspot from which direction we won't get any signals.As a rule of thumb let them be apart at least twisc as far as the wavelenght, so for UHF over 65cm.

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Can I use my Electric Imp on a WiFi hotspot with no internet connectivity?

As in, I would like to use it in an application where an android device has only wifi connectivity, and i intend on controlling other hardware using this android device. I was thinking of potentially using the imp with the android device over a local hotspot network, with no actual connection to the internet. but im not too sure if this would work, since the imp, from what ive read, is cloud based. so i am not sure if my plan would be feasible, and if it isnt, is there a way that i could run a local server, and use that? or would i be better off trying to find a different platform? (and if so, what? im looking at inexpensive platforms for this one) any insight would be appreciated, as ive been unable to find any real answers to this!

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How to configure clients with WSUS? Answered

Hi!  I am working in a tech shop, and one of the things we do quite often is download and install windows updates on client computers.  The problem is that we are in a isolated area and have painfully slow internet.  I built a server with the idea of using WSUS to speed up the update process by having the clients download the updates from a local server.  I had done this in an AD environment before at another job that I had, but when I was planning this project for this job, I forgot that I had to use GP to deploy it the last time I did it, and A.  I don't want to be configuring GP on consumer computers, and B.  Most computers that we work on are Windows Home Edition, not Professional, so they don't even have GP.  Is there a way to configure my server to "intercept" requests to update.microsoft.com and just respond within our local network?  I tried pointing a DNS A record for update.microsoft.com to our local server, but for some reason it doesn't seem to work (is WSUS a different port or protocol than update.microsoft.com maybe?).  In addition, whenever I want to sync updates on the server with that DNS entry, I would have to delete the DNS entry temporarily, since WSUS services will use the DNS server on my local server no matter what (I have tried telling the server NIC to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as it's DNS server, and also adding an entry to the hosts file to point it to update.microsoft.com on the server, but it always overrides and uses the DNS entry from my local server). Frankly, I'm not even sure that what I'm trying to do is possible.  If it isn't, my next idea was to create a script that our technicians and I can run on client computers to quickly switch the WSUS server settings to our local server and then when we are done switch them back to Microsoft.  But would that even work on Home edition computers, or just Professional editions? Thanks for your help!

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add motherboard stand-offs to an RS enclosure?

I need to connect the board from a PC ATX power supply to a Plastic Radio Shack project enclosure. as a part of my ventilation / grounding scheme I've got the power supply on standard brass motherboard stand-offs. I don't want to connect any hardware through the case, for insulation purposes. I need a good way to hold the stand-offs (and by extension the power supply) sturdily in place... preferably with bits I can get locally (hardware store or RS)... Any Ideas?

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Internet Help! Help me put my baseball teams games on the air!

Hi, This year my high school baseball team coach asked me to help televise the games for the local channel. He said that we have cameras and the only thing we need to broadcast the games live is the internet. The baseball diamond is around 200 yards away from the main school. There is no internet over there. So here are my options. (A) Put up a directional wifi antenna on the roof of the school, (B) Use a cell phone internet conection, (C) Set up a powerline network. Here is the problem with (A)- I don't know where to purchase a cheap antenna (less than $100) and a cable to the roof/ The Problem with (B) is that it would be very expensive and I don't think the internet would be fast enough. The Problem with (C) is that even if I were to set up a powerline network in the school the power out at the diamond is on a different breaker so it would not work. Do you have any suggestions for my problem? Where to get a cheap directional antennas? Thanks Joe

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ESP8266 Huzzah automated connection protocol

Hello guys! I would like to make a very small android app (or anything easy to use) so that at first :1. The ESP functions as a Wifi router in a local area (so no internet access) and allows anyone using a phone for example to connect to its network to enter the credintials of his home wifi2. The ESP board automatically changes to Wifi client and connects to the given SSID/ PAssword entered by the user. This would allow people to change ssid connections on a different wifi access point even if they don't know how to use any IDE. If anyone knows a tutorial or another topic with the same question i'd be happy to know ! Thanks

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