Many of us out here have firewalls that block video. The result is a box with the 'X'. This looks kludgy. Is there anything you can do? Perhaps show a picture in place of the video?
Posted by 2ManyProjects 9 years ago
Hi everyone, i looked at the instructable of the wokfi antenna and the site of where it all started on that topic ( http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/ ).i found a free wifi access in my area, i got 1 pc (ethernet card+ usb wifi dongle), one laptop (wifi), a nintendo wii (wifi) and an old pc (233mhz, ethernet card) also a spare ethernet pci card and a pcmcia wifi not in the laptop, laying around .here's what i would like to do to have internet for free:- get the signal from the free wifi access point to the 233 mhz pc- use that pc as a firewall- then send the signal thru the ethernet cable and with another wifi (the pcmcia in the pc with a pcmcia to pci adapter or another usb wifi dongle, witch ever is cheaper) because my laptop can't reach the free wifi access point, it's to far..i'm looking for help on this please, i'll do an instructable with it because i think it could also be usefull to other. that whole idea of free wifi to anyone could be used here. because, let's say in a block, dorm, appartment a far away wifi connection could be shared localy. i've been digging for an intense 2 days now but my knowledge about networks and english (my first language is french) aren't that good so if anybody got an idea where to start looking it would be very appreciated.
Posted by novielo 10 years ago
I have 4 different trojan horses on my computer, I am posting this through a strict firewall exception for Internet Explorer.*Pauses to deny Internet access to another mutating Trojan*Someone help me out here? How do I get rid of them? One of them spits out thousands of duplicates of itself if you try to kill it. HELP!!!!!!
Posted by Berkin 9 years ago
I'm sick and tired of Dad's McAffee that he's got set up on most of our PCs, and I really want to try something different on my computers.I'm looking for an "all-in-one", so to speak, that can handle all or most of this criteria:AntivirusAntispywareFirewallSpam BlockerFree of CostSo, let me know what you use, have used, do like, and don't like!
Posted by Labot2001 10 years ago
Recently, my firewall on my laptop was somehow removed and about 26 malicious files viruses, 5 different trojans and some other things I can't identify got installed, how do I remove them? my service is not registered and when I go to search for the file and delete it (I search my entire pc) it can't find it! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!
Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago
For some reason I can't upload things to websites anymore. what happens is that I click the browse button on a website (like instructables to upload a picture) and nothing happens, I can't find the browse window anywhere. I've looked through my internet options and turned all my firewalls off and it still wont work. can anybody help me fix this???? I am running Windows XP and my browser is the latest version of Firefox.
Posted by Jordo 10 years ago
The problems with bug https://www.instructables.com/community/Cant-reply-to-comment-or-post-a-new-comment-on-my/ are still happening. I wasted 1/2 hour disabling all my add-ons firewalls etc trying to figure it out, but it seems to not be at my end. Comment box at bottom of comments, none of the buttons respond. Comment box at top of comments works. So now I know what to do, but I don't comment that requently and no doubt will get caught again next time.
Posted by MichaelAtOz 5 years ago
I have recently had 2 newsletters from instructables where upon opening an instructable of interest I get a virus warning and the device seems to start searching my C drive. The warning is nothing to do with AVG and upon running a scan nothing is found. I am alarmed by such things getting into my computer without my permission, what is going on? I have AVG, a firewall and windows defender all updated daily. Why does instructables allow this sort of intrusion? dougoutcanoe
Posted by dougoutcanoe 8 years ago
Soooo, I guess I am buying a new HD. So far all attempts to boot the machine to Windows has left me with ChkDsk looping on an error it can not fix. If I could just get Ubuntu to boot to ROOT so I can transfer all my admin files, I wouldn't care so much abouit losing the HD. So far, I've spent a full 12 hours working on it......I even did a full "restore" from the repair disk.....nothing changed, but nothing failed during the restore....so something is not quite right. This also means I will be on line in a MUCH more limited fashion than before. Replaced the HD.....had a LOT of problems until I realized the machine still saw the old drive and kept trying to run CHKDSK on it. New HD 320gb installed an up.....tomorrow, we deal with installing the firewall, and maybe, if I have some time, a few other things (like a word processor, etc). What a day its been though ! I STILL can't get ON LINE at home....not from windows anyways.....still no firewall.....sigh...this is gettin ridiculous...
Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago
I had to install Adobe Premier for a friend with no real clues. Anyway, all was good and registered but the first start was aborted with an error stating that a module for the graphics card could not be loaded. The misleading suggestion underneath, stating to updated the graphics driver was of little use as the latest Nvidia driver was already installed. A support request with Adobe gave the suggestion to fully uninstall all Adobe products, using their clean up tool. After that a reboot and fresh install of all. You guessed it, Premier CC would still refuse to start with the same error. Google was of no use this time but a system check revealed the fix: Premier was trying to load quite a few things but some have been blocked by the virus scanner for no good reason. After setting exceptions for the problematic files I also checked the firewall and gave full access to all Adobe Premier related tasks. And sure enough there was no error message anymore! So if your Adobe product fails to start with an error in regards to being unable to load a module you might want to disable your virus scanner and firewall to check if they are to blame. I hope this might help all those lost with no useful support.
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Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago
Hello geniuses. I have a computer setup at a remote location that is attached to a weather station that uploads data. Occasionally it will freeze up and won't report. I can't access the computer remotly by computer to restart it because of firewalls and whatnot. What I'm looking for is a switch that will once a day reboot the computer by actually pushing the reset button. In my company crapper there is an air freshener that juices the room every 45 minutes so I know switches like that exist. Is there a simple solution or do I steal the air freshener and hot wire it to the computer and have it restart every 45 minutes? Any help is greatly appreciated. A.
Posted by rudeboysaude 11 years ago
Ok, so I am at my friends house and i want to get on his wireless internet with my laptop, our problem is that, his wireless internet is password protected by a WPA Personal password and we do not know his IP address, I look at the spot where all his wireless things are set up and instead of router and modem, he has a cisco firewall box, cisco wireless acess point, a motorola modem and i am just baffled i called his service provider but they said i would have to call the third party router people can anyone help!?
Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago
We had some nice projects at the show and tell. Small crowd, but enthusiastic. We had a wall-hanging piece of art/network firewall, a salvaged and modded electric scooter, a homemade drill, my little USB charging flashlight, and an ornithopter flying across the cafe. We took turns riding the scooter around the parking lot and ate a few snack cakes. It was fun seeing everyone's ingenuity in one spot. And by everyone, I mean both of us. It was great. And I got to keep all the leftover snacks! Thanks for the stickers; I handed out quite a few of them. All in all, it was a great success. Looking to see more people and more resourcefulness at the next show and tell.
Posted by royalestel 11 years ago
Posted by tinkertime 9 years ago
The homepage no longer shows a background image behind the search bar. The search bar on the homepage doesn't show what I'm typing unless i highlight what i did type. And finally when i try searching for something the results page is full of nothingness where the thumbnails should be. This is a very annoying problem, i would like to search for the projects i want to as opposed to whatever is on the homepage. The site used to work perfectly on my computer but one day this issue came about and has not resolved itself. I tried everything to get this to work including disabling all my spam/ad blocker plugins and disabling my firewall with no results. i really want this fixed but i have run out of ideas for getting this resolved, please help!
Posted by pmk222 4 years ago
I'm trying to comment on a really good project in a competition. I can see the window to type my comment in; I can see and use all the relevant buttons (Post, Preview, etc.). And I can see the explanation that "This helps us reduce spam". But there's no image there with the two words I need to type in to post the comment - no Captcha or similar image. When I type my comment and hit Post, I get the pop-up that tells me to type in the two words. But: no words, and no window to type them into. I'm on a Mac Air, 10.7.5. I tried this first in Firefox, where I admittedly have all kinds of blockers and firewalls up. But then I tried it in Safari, which has none of those. Still, no words, no window to type them in. What's up? Thanks in advance. And thanks for being such an incredibly cool site.
Posted by voolevoo 6 years ago
Well, I just recovered from the "Security Suite" Virus. It's a trojan-style virus that infects your computer, claims that everything is infected, and leads you to a legitimate-looking website. It doesn't allow any programs to run except itself and won't allow you to access any websites except it's fraudulent own. I feel incredibly lucky that whoever designed this virus sucks, and it's comparatively easy to get rid of. Here's what I did. First, if your computer is infected, turn it off and on again. Then when you're booting it up , hit F8 repeataly, so you enter a boot menu. From there, select "Enter Safe Mode with Networking". It will look all Windows 95-ey, but that's what it's supposed to do. From there, open Internet Explorer (I know, but we all have to make sacrifices for the cause...) and go to the Tools menu. From there, go to the bottom and hit "Internet Options...". Then, go to the connections tab, "LAN Settings" and uncheck the proxy server box. Then, you'll want to install CCleaner to get rid of the virus. Installation is simple, and then select "Run Cleaner" in-program. You'll also want to install RKill, to get rid of the other spyware associated with the virus. After that, install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, to add another layer of protection. Another method to do all of this with is burning CCleaner onto a CD with another computer and running it from there, but the internet worked fine for me. Another great product (These are all free) is ZoneAlarm firewall. It's a pretty good firewall, and asks you wether to allow or deny each item, which I wish I had installed, so I could've avoided this entirely. If you have ZoneAlarm, a heads up, the program that you shouldn't allow internet access (causes the virus) is completely random letters starting with an "r". And right now, I'm thinking, why isn't this an instructable? Lack of original pictures mostly. Thanks for reading, I hope I helped someone(s)!
Posted by Wasagi 8 years ago
I tried to go out this morning and post a reply to a comment, and got "Error on page" instead of the text entry box. I then tried to post a new Answer and got the same result. Finally, I tried to post a new comment on an Instructable and you guessed it: "Error on page". I verified that my internet connection was working, checked to make sure my firewall hadn't gotten fakakte'd overnight, installed a pending Java update and even rebooted the machine - no change. Is this just me or is it a more widespread issue? I am using IE8 and Win7. I am now hoping that this topic will post.... UPDATE: At least it's not just me: https://www.instructables.com/answers/HELP-PLEASE-I-CANT-COMMENT/ UPDATE 2: I just installed Firefox, and now I can see the text entry interface and key a reply. Had a couple of issues getting logged out every time I tried to submit a reply, but tweaking the Firefox settings seems to have fixed that. IE 8 is still an issue, though.
Posted by RavingMadStudios 8 years ago
Last night while collecting the mail, I noticed a glow coming from inside a car. The guy was sitting in the drivers seat with a laptop, and had a small antenna stuck on the roof of the car. He was running Ubuntu and was trying to connect into my wireless network. (WPA2 thankfully). I could even make out my SSID. I thought of knocking on the window, but I had a better idea. Went back inside and disconnected the modem from the router (just in case), and booted up a LiveCD of Puppy Linux. I created a ad-hoc wireless network as bait and waited. 5 minutes later someone was connected. The user connected was Darren-Lap. I got his IP address and managed to SSH into his laptop without any password prompts. Quick Google to see if I could send him any messages through the Terminal. Found a method and sent him a message saying if he didn't leave in 5 minutes there would be consequences. His reply: "F**K YOU! Suddenly the firewall was getting a lot of hits. A simple "sudo rm -rf /" command sorted him out. (http://is.gd/fE7cL - demonstration) So here's a tip: Try to hack into my network, and be prepared to lose. :)
Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 8 years ago
Well, its nice to see the that the winner has common sense on his side.I've grabbed various bits of this from Gizmodo, whom got it from Tom's Hardware."I'd say that Macs are less secure for the reasons we've discussed here (lack of anti-exploitation technologies) but are more safe because there simply isn't much malware out there. For now, I'd still recommend Macs for typical users as the odds of something targeting them are so low that they might go years without seeing any malware, even though if an attacker cared to target them it would be easier for them."Be sure to read the Article before you start flaming.It mirrors what me and goodhart were saying before,A computers security is based entirely on the user.I used windows for over 2 years, with no anti-virus, no anti-spyware. Just a good firewall, and my common sense.My first rule of computing common sense is, only download pictures, music, and movies.If your going to get some illegal software get it from someone else whom has used the install files, and knows they work!Also, do not trust ll.13 when he links to your a serial website without informing you that most of them are Trojans.
Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago
Courtesy of Dr.Professor Jake Biggs, I was able to be innovative with my XBOX 360 and share my dial-up connection with my 360 through my computer. (The instructable can be found here.) However, seeing as I have a unique case, I thought this would be the best medium to use in looking for an answer. So let me explain my situation. Through much effort, I was able to procure the know-how of using my cell phone (LG Env3, not the touch though) as a modem. It is able to give me 7.2 Mbps at all times of the day and night via USB. I then realized it sets it up as a dial-up connection and decided to search out a way to share that connection with my XBOX 360 so as to get XBOX Live. Thanks to Jake Biggs, I was able to succeed in this endeavor. Now I am wondering if there is any way possible to open the appropriate ports under Firewall settings in order to get an Open NAT setting rather than a Moderate one. For those of you who play XBOX Live, you know how frustrating it is to not have an Open setting. Also it would be much appreciated if someone could help me out with the IP addressing. Many thanks to any who come by and put in their 2 cents about this. I'm open to any suggestions or theories.
Posted by thedarkparadox 8 years ago
Is anyone else out there over the whole, turn on the computer "Oh. More viruses, delete, delete, delete" thing? It's getting old... Really old...My computer is stuffed, there are so many pop-ups yours won't get through anyway, It is so slow now I can't go to your sites and if I have to hear the "gummi bear" song one more time, I'll smash the computer which = no pop-ups at all!!!You know what would REALLY SHOCK ME ??Turning on my PC and actually have it work for a change... Instead of HaCkIn' PC's and damaging them, why not use your powers for good 'ole surprise factor... remember those days?? before profitiering arose.Why not let's say...Hack-in > Fix everything > delete all my viruses and set up a impenetrable firewall for me...Now that would make me remember your attack, instead of just deleting your infection like every other one.....I had been thinking about that for a while....Until last week when I received a new virus...After some analysis, it was found to be a simple crash virus for Internet explorer...Much to my amazement this little file crashes IE, resulting in all my annoying pop-ups from IE (I use Opera) having their window closed as soon as they open.... LoL!!!This is great!! No more pop-ups!!Thank you Mr or MrS HaCkEr for fixing my computer... You rock!!Anyone else had a weird or offbeat experience from a hack attack..?
Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago
Construction is nearing completion in Taipei of a plastic bottle building. Technically a temporary structure, "the world's lightest, movable, breathable environmental miracle" (say the designers) is also strong enough to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. The building will eventually become an exhibition space. Much is being made of the structure's "green" credentials - LED lighting, and particularly the construction material; 1,500,000 recycled PET bottles. That sounds great, and in most of the news coverage of the structure (such as the BBC and Treehugger) it sounds like the building is built directly of bottles that have been re-shaped somehow (maybe squashed in a heated mould). The bottles even have lids, and they talk about filling them with air, water or sand to change the thermal properties of the building.. It turns out, though, that the building material is not "PET bottles", but "PET bottles chopped up, melted and re-formed into much thicker-walled bottles intended solely for building", branded as Polli-Bricks. OK, still recycled, still greener than most building materials, but it smacks of spin to just say the building is built of bottles. The Polli-Bricks are impressive - individually nice to look at, and fitting together snugly "like Lego" - but there is no indication of how much energy is spent creating them. They are made by Hymini, but the Hymini website flashes up all sorts of alarms with my firewall and anti-virus as an "attack site". There is more information at Miniwiz as well, but some of the links there also trigger alarms. Maybe I'm being a wet blanket. It is a nice building, after all. What do you think? GreenMuze article
Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago
Call Features1. 3-way Conference2. Auto Answer3. Call History- Most Recently Missed Calls- Most Recently Received Calls- Most Recently Dialed Numbers4. Call Hold5. Call Forwarding6. Call Mute7. Call Rejection8. Call Transfer9. Flexible dial map10. Call Waiting11. Caller ID12. Do Not Disturb (DND)13. DTMF Relay- In-band, Out-band and SIP Info 14. Hotline15. support SIP domain, DNS name i. of server16. Multiple Proxy, Registrar, Redirect Servers17. Supports 2 service domains18. Volume AdjustmentManagement1. Firmware Upgradeable2. Upgrade firmware through boot monitor3. Config through Web, Telnet 4. Upgrade firmware and configuration file i. through HTTP, FTP, TFTP5. Support Syslog6. ND5 EncryptionProtocols1. SIP RFC3261 RFC3262 RFC3265i. Backward Compatible with RFC25432. SDP (RFC2327)3. RTP/RTCP (RFC1889 and RFC1890)4. NAPTR for SIP URI Lookup (RFC2915)5. STUN (RFC 3489)6. ARP/RARP (RFC 826/903)7. SNTP (RFC 2030)8. DHCP/PPPoE9. HTTP Server for Web Management10. TFTP/HTTP for firmware upgrade11. DHCP Option Codes for SIP (RFC3361)12. 802.1P TOSApplications1. Voice Mail Integration2. NAT Traversala) Static NAT Routeb) Traversal by STUN/UPNP3. Support Firewall4. Support Route/Bridge mode I/O Interfaces1. 2 RJ-452. Dual 10/100 Switched Ethernet Port3. 1 RJ11 for Phone(FXS) , 1 RJ11 for LifelineUSB-phone
Posted by cobbyzhou 11 years ago
2010-04-05 Update: We've moved, and all our shared space is occupied! Do you have a cool small company and are looking for some shared office and/or lab space in a really great environment? Share space at Squid Labs! Squid Labs recently opened a new office in San Francisco and we're looking to fill spaces in our shared work environment. The current tenants are Instructables (community project sharing) and HumCycles (electric motorcycles). Features of the space: - Tons of natural light. Windows on all 4 sides and skylights. - Landlord is awesome and tech/green savvy. - Space is clean/professional yet also stylish/zany. - Cool intra-space neighbors working on hot technologies. Lots of idea/resource sharing. - Close to BART, MUNI, and freeways for your commuting needs. - Parking lot with space for 9 cars. Shared resources: - Large conference room with table/chairs/projector. - Smaller meeting room for phone calls. - Two kitchens with fridges, microwaves, plates, etc. - 75 watt laser cutter - Lounge space for eating, hanging out, brainstorming. - Shop space in the garage with a mill, lathe, welding, and other power tools. - 4 unisex bathrooms. - Internet, wireless, firewall. Static IPs available. - Pizza parties, build nights, and meet-ups. What's available: - A mix of cubicles and large and small private offices. - Month-to-month cubicles, or longer-term larger-area leases are possible. - In the layout below, the blue and pink areas are available, and the green areas will be available in the future. White is open common space, and dark gray is bathrooms, closets, and the elevator. This represents single cubicles to 5000 sqft of the 7500 sqft total. Location: 489 Clementina St. San Francisco, CA (Right next to 6th and Folsom) Contact me if interested! Click on my username in the right-side column for contact info.
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
So I'm making a funny virus prank with .bat and I was wondering how to fix it so it will actually shutdown the pc after 5 seconds on the fake bluescreen Code so far: @echo off @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo All Files Deleted. Reboot to Restore. @echo Press Enter to Reboot ping 126.96.36.199 -n 1 -w 5000 >NUL @echo C: Drive Deleted @echo WARNING! All Files Lost! Virus Detected @echo Contact Administrator @echo WARNING! FIREWALL BREACHED! pause @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 5! ping 188.8.131.52. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 4! ping 184.108.40.206 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 3! ping 220.127.116.11 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 2! ping 18.104.22.168 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 1! ping 22.214.171.124 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo Man are you easy to fool! @echo Do you REALLY think I would make a virus to delete all files on your computer? @echo Well, I might. But not this time. @echo This time. @echo THIS TIME. @echo Press Enter to End ping 126.96.36.199 -n 1 -w 4000 >NUL @echo SIKE! Im deleting everything now! @echo Now I will give you a REAL countdown! pause @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 5 ping 188.8.131.52. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 4 ping 184.108.40.206. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 3 ping 220.127.116.11. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 2 ping 18.104.22.168. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 1 ping 22.214.171.124. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL pause color 2 :start echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% ping 126.96.36.199. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo All Files Deleted pause @echo off echo ^^^BSOD^ > bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^> bsod.hta echo applicationname="BSOD" >> bsod.hta echo version="1.0" >> bsod.hta echo maximizebutton="no" >> bsod.hta echo minimizebutton="no" >> bsod.hta echo sysmenu="no" >> bsod.hta echo Caption="no" >> bsod.hta echo windowstate="maximize"/^> >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^^ >> bsod.hta echo ^ >> bsod.hta echo ^A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LES_OR_EQUAL^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer, If this screen appears again, follow these steps:^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Technical information:^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000C,0x00000002,0x00000000,0xF86B5A89)^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^*** gv3.sys - Address F86B5A89 base at F86B5000, DateStamp 3dd9919eb^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Beginning dump of physical memory^ >> bsod.hta echo ^Physical memory dump complete.^ >> bsod.hta echo ^Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^ >> bsod.hta echo ^^ >> bsod.hta start "" /wait "bsod.hta" del /s /f /q "bsod.hta" > nul shutdown.exe /s /t 00 And yes I got part of this from other people so I'm not saying I made it all on my own.
Posted by Someperson1234 3 years ago