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Trying to understand routers vs switch and subnet mask.

Q: Trying to understand routers vs switch and subnet mask.

I know routers give out out IP addresses ,forward the packets and can block the packets . Well a switch just forward the packets. My questions is how does one router know how to talk to other router? I read that the routing table control this and how it is hooked up . But I'm confused here.

What is subnet mask? Is subnet mask just a way of having other networks? Having two or move routers with same IP address of the connecting computer will lead to major problems ? Only way to have the same IP address on the connecting computers is to use other subnet mask?

A: Trying to understand routers vs switch and subnet mask.

Not all routers are setup to act as a DHCP server to give out IP addresses. And some layer 2 switches have a DHCP server to give out IP addresses.

A switch actually forwards frames not packets. This is a common mistake in terminology which even seasoned network professionals make. It's common enough where when someone talks about packets and switches, its already an implied reference to frames.

A router is a layer 3 device which forwards packets on to another destination when it receives a packet to process. How the router knows how to forward a packet is through its route table. The route table is either self configured through known IP addresses from local interfaces on the router, through manual configuration called static routes in the router's configuration, or through learning of routes with what's called dynamic routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP).

In the first scenario where the networks are known through the local interfaces, this is what the route table would look like when we have a simple two interface router where Int1 has an IP of and Int2 has an IP of So the router knows that if it receives a packet from a host on the network destined for a host with an IP of on Int1. The router knows that the packet needs to be forwarded to Int2 as it has an interface on the network. The same thing would happen in the reverse direction. But if a packet originating on the 192.168.0.x network has a destination of received on Int1, the router will not know where to send the packet and drops it as there is no entry in the route table telling it where to forward it.

Now take the above scenario and add in a manual configuration of routes through static routes. The network admin puts in a statement that the is reachable by a gateway (router) at the IP address of So now this router knows to forward the packet which it dropped previously due to no route information to the router on which will then know how to forward the packet.

With a small simple routed network, doing static routes isn't too cumbersome But when you have a large network or something on that operates on the Internet, having someone (or a team of people) having to constantly manage/update route tables on routers with static entries is not only extremely cumbersome, it probably isn't even possible. Bring in the last scenario....routing protocols. Routing protocols allow routers to share route table information. So with the example I've been using, the router we've been focusing on will now know where to send the packet if this router is exchanging route table information with the router at; where it will know that the router at knows how to route the packet destined for Routers have to be configured to participate in the various protocols. They will not just exchange route table information on their own. With the various routing protocols, they specialize in the ability to do things like adjust for links/interfaces along the routed path which fail out and run algorithms to map out the optimal path the packet should travel based on things like network congestion or speed of a particular interface. So with routing protocols you get network performance and redundancy due to the ability for the routers to make decisions on where to send a particular packet and you get better management of route tables along with scaleability.

A subnet mask is a way to do bit math by a particular device to figure out if a particular IP address is on the local network or is outside of the local network which would require a layer 3 device/router to move the network packet. You cannot have two devices with the same IP address regardless of what subnet mask is used if there is an operating network path between the two devices. You can use NAT to preserve IP addresses already assigned where they overlap. The caveat is the two overlapping locations will need to be segregated by at least a layer 3 device.

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I have two networks set up in my home .I have all wired computers hooked up to router A that is router / modem combo . All wireless and other wired computers hooked up to router B

I have two subnet mask. Some one was saying if I use same subnet mask on both routers , I would have problems.Should I be using the same subnet mask? What is subnet mask ? When should I use two subnet mask ? I thought every network needs it's own subnet mask? Or data would not know to be sent to router A.

Also router B does not need to know the gateway or DNS of the ISP , all it neesds to know is the IP address of router A.

I read that DHCP should be disabled on router B . I do not know why that is the case.

A:Should two routers use the same subnet mask?

Yes, you need the same MASK - - but there are bigger issues than the mask itself.

Q.a) Also router B does not need to know the gateway or DNS of the ISP , all it needs to know is the IP address of router A.

Q.b) I read that DHCP should be disabled on router B . I do not know why that is the case.Click to expand...

If you wire from A(lan slot) --->(lan slot)B (ie leave the B wan port empty, then you will use B as a switch, not a router - - very effective and 99% of the time, the solution you were after in the first place. If B has Wifi, that is still operational !!.

We disable DHCP in the B router to make Q.a true. Router A's DHCP will control all devices attached to either A or B.

Now to assist in allowing B to be configured while attached this way, it needs an IP address on the same subnet as A and A needs to never allow DHCP to handout B's IP address.

on A, set the DHCP range from 2-100 (that's more than reasonable)
on B set its IP address static to 254 (if A is x.y.z.1 then B is x.y.z.254)
If B has WiFI, then you can modify those settings with the browser
http://x.y.z.254 and enter the user/pwd for router B

btw: if you wire A(lan)--->(wan)B, then B will enable NAT and devices on A will not be able to access devices on B.

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I'm not the noob on LAN modulations but i'm stumped on how to change the subnet mask...from to If a easy step by step instructions were given. I'd be really greatful... thx

A:Subnet Mask

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Hello evryone!!!

I'd like to know why when configuring a router the subnet mask is always

I would also appreciate more informations concerning ''subnet mask''

Thanks as usual

A:Subnet mask

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i am managing a WISP. i read the previous post with the same subject on this forum. now i need to implement on my AQ500h that My RAS (AQ500h) will allocate the same IP Address and Gateway address with subnet mask. for further clarification following IP setting would assigned by RAS to a client ;
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

A:my Subnet mask is it possible

For a PPPoE connection, that not abnormal. It just specifies a subnet of one device.

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As shown in the screen shot above, I have my router settings set for a subnet mask of and DHCP Range of - which is default I believe, I haven't changed either setting the only thing I changed is in the Port Range Forward to open ports for my Xbox 360's static IP which I've set to "" out of my routers DHCP range.

But in this screen shot --> http://s14.**************/n6nqt73bz/image.jpg

Its actually giving me a subnet mask of and I dont see why.

I've always had my XBOX 360's static IP settings set to a subnet and have had a Open NAT Type. But I recently started up COD: Black Ops and saw it at Moderate. Thats why I decided to check on my router settings and found out my subnet was different.

Can anybody please explain this to me and if it affects me in any way? Thank you


Also, as you can see in this screenshot: http://s17.**************/pszjbngal/settings.jpg

I have set manual DNS Servers to bypass Comcast's activation screen and have IP settings set to automatic including the subnet mask.

I have the DNS servers applied to the router settings as well.

I dont know anything about subnet masks but seeing this the option to change subnet on my computer network settings made me wonder if every device applies its own subnet? so just because my router says its is it different on other devices connected to ... Read more

A:Why is my subnet mask

The subnet mask for the WAN (Internet) side is assigned by your ISP. The Subnet mask is used in calcuating how many IP addresses can be allocated. It's only part of the picture. As it is the WAN side, it should not be a worry for you.

For your network, using the class C addresses, with a subnet mask of means you can have 255 addresses (well, 254 actually, since you can't really use; as that has other meanings).

Translating your internal traffic from LAN to WAN is what NAT is all about.

If you do an ipconfig /all from your computers you will see that your adapters show an address in your DHCP range, with a subnet mask of, assuing you haven't statically assigned an address.

With your DNS servers, that is fine. Many people don't use their ISP assigned DNS. I use Open DNS, many people use google. There are many. Indeed, not using your ISPs DNS servers can result in better performance if the DNS server your using is set up specially to handle DNS lookups and little else.

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How can i set my subnet mask to in windows..
without it telling me its invalid??

A:How can I set my subnet mask?

You can't... because it's not valid. Why would you want to do this anyways?

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A:Subnet mask of an ip range!

You cant determine that from only 1 address

You would probably have to do a traceroute to the offending IP, and then start the same process to each IP above, until your 2nd to last hop changes IP (meaning different router), then repeat the process to each IP below until a different 2nd to last hop is reached.

Of course that assumes that their network doesn't block ICMP, and also assumes every (or most) IP on that range are up.

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A question of theory: if I have the IP address of a PC, and I want to ping another PC of which I have the IP address but I am not sure if it is within my same network, what is the method?
I have heard that I have to do an END operation between my IP in binary and my subnet mask. The result will tell me if the PC I'm pinging, belongs to my network or not.
Now, what is this result? How can I understand from this result if that PC is out or in my network?
thank you

A:IP and Subnet mask, the link?

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I , working as an embedded software developer in the Networking Domain, had a issue in pinging a Device(IP: with Gateway of and Mask of from my PC(IP: with Gateway of and Mask of, but I'm not getting ping response. But Whenever I set my device's(but not my PC) mask to then it is able to pinging. Why class C IP configured device responding when it's mask set to class B's mask
Please Respond me as soon as possible.

Thanks and Regards.,
Siva Prakash Reddy


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I want to use an alternative DNS server to that of my provider.

The DNS addresses of the alternatives are listed, but not the 'Subnet Mask' which seems to be required in the Network Connections' TCP IPv4 dialogue.

Can I leave this blank or is it mandatory ?

A:Subnet Mask in DNS Settings

There is no Subnet Mask setting in DNS configuration. There is only the IP address for the Primary and Secondary DNS servers.

The Subnet mask setting is for your own IP address if it is statically defined. Typically this would be assigned dynamically by your router or ISP. If a static IP is used the subnet mask is required.

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Hi everyone,

I need to pick the brains of several network specialists. If you know TCP/IP like the back of your hand, please read this and see if you can help me.

A machine somewhere doesn't seem to connect to the LAN. It has a subnet mask of

Straight away, I noticed the address was subnetted, so I started working it out and it didn't make sense.

The third octet of the subnet mask concerns me. On the third octet, if you were to borrow 2 bits off the host portion (all bits set to 0) to create subnetworks, you'd end up with a subnet mask of If you were to borrow 3 bits off the host portion, you'd end up with a subnet mask of
So, it looked like a typo to me. They meant to put 224, not 204.
The person who set this up confirmed that this was correct but it doesn't make sense to me. You can't have a bit set to 1 after a bit set to 0 in an octet for a subnet mask, so where does the 224 come from? It should either be 192 or 224.

Am I correct or am I missing something critical here?



A:Weird subnet mask

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I have a subnet mask of and i would like to know where it is located in the world. Thanks.

A:How do you tell where the subnet mask is located?

What is Subnet Mask?

By Scott Seong
An IP address has two components, the network address and the host address. A subnet mask separates the IP address into the network and host addresses (<network><host>). Subnetting further divides the host part of an IP address into a subnet and host address (<network><subnet><host>). It is called a subnet mask because it is used to identify network address of an IP address by perfoming bitwise AND operation on the netmask.

A Subnet mask is a 32-bit number that masks an IP address, and divides the IP address into network address and host address. Subnet Mask is made by setting network bits to all "1"s and setting host bits to all "0"s. Within a given network, two host addresses are reserved for special purpose. The "0" address is assigned a network address and "255" is assigned to a broadcast address, and they cannot be assigned to a host.

Examples of commonly used netmasks for classed networks are 8-bits (Class A), 16-bits (Class B) and 24-bits (Class C), and classless networks are as follows:

Class Address # of Hosts Netmask (Binary) Netmask (Decimal)
CIDR /4 240,435,456 11110000 00000000 00000000 00000000
CIDR /5 134,217,728 11111000 00000000 00000000 00000000
CIDR /6 67,108,864 11111100 00000000 00000000 00000000
CIDR /7 33,554,432 11111110 00000000 00000000 00000000
A /8 16,777,216 11111111 00000000 00000000 00000000 ... Read more

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hi i have a dialup connection.
after doing ipconfig i found the following output.


Windows IP Configuration

PPP adapter dialupinternet:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 20x.7x.70.117
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : [B][/B]
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 20x.7x.70.117

i'm a bit confused about my subnet mask how come it be ?? :~
can anybody please make me clear about this matter

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: my Subnet mask is it possible ??

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Hello Have Samy UN40ES6100. Previously, tv used a wired connection. It was ran a short while wifi, maybe 4 yrs ago. Now physically moved to an apt and must use wireless on this tv. Also now have a different router modem ATT uverse. Unit is Arris NVG589. I obtain an a mac IP address, but 0's for subnetmask and gateway. I've done a couple factory resets on tv and firmware is up to date. (no longer supported) The router is found during the setup of tv and am able to put in the security key. Just get a failure to connect. I have connected to router/modem in living room, my wired main tv and wireless laptop and my iphones. No issues other than the wireless wifi tv at fault in bedroom. I use a Cisco extender that is in bedroom and works great. Distance from modem/router to bedroom tv is may 40'. Have not tried to reboot router/modem Didn't think there was a need. This tv has a wireless tuner for the uverse. I want the wifi on tv for Netflix and for the Allshare function. Any thoughts? I'm new at this so I'm a bit lost. Have done all I know to do, minus pull tv and stick in living room and hard wire it to modem. Thx for any help. DM

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Hi Guys,

Just wondering when subnet mask are actually needed... Just that I noticed that some people have (internal) IP addresses of 10.x.x.x but have 255.255.255 subnet masks and sometimes people have the right subnet mask of 255.x.x.x. any ideas?

thanks guys


A:Questions about Subnet Mask

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Hi All,

there is one machine on my LAN and I want to know its subnet mask. When I try traceroute command, it shows there is one more machine (Gateway) in between.Does it mean the first machine is on some different network?

Thanx in advance,

A:How to know the subnet mask of other machine.

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I'm going to add another IP Camera.

The manufacturer's search tool shows the new (and exisiting) camera but indicates that my PC is not on the same subnet mask. After a quick "CMD--> ipconfig" search, I see that my wireless PC is on subnet mask while all other devices are on

Keep in mind that I have ATT Uverse with a gateway that serves as a router. All other devices (wired or not) are on If I hard wire the PC to the router, I am assigned a subnet. If I unplug the Ethernet cable, the PC recognizes this lost network connection and goes to wireless where I'm assigned the subnet and therefore not able to connect with my ipcamera's, NAS drive, etc.

While on wireless, Ive tried ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew, nothing happens (still assigned

I've confirmed in the in the network connections tab that TCP/IPv4 is setup to
-Obtain an IP address automatically
-Obtain DNS server address automatically

I don't know what the problem could be. Im not sure why I'm being assigned a subnet outside of the normal What can I do?

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Hi there,

From IPHelper documentation it says that I need to use GetAdaptersAddress for Windows XP, Vista or later. It seems GetAdaptersAddress does not give me the IP and subnet mask info of the adapter.

I used to use GetAdapterInfo() to get IP and Subnet mask. It looks like that GetAdapterInfo is still working on Vista, XP, but Microsoft IPHelper Doc says that I should use GetAdapterAddress instead. It is really confusing.

So what are the proper API functions I should use for Vista or XP?

Please help.

A:IPHelper functions - to get IP and subnet mask

I can get IP now, but subnet is not found.

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Everytime I try to change my router settings it says, "IP address and gateway is not at same subnet mask!"

Can anyone help me please!!!?!?

A:IP address and gateway is not at same subnet mask!

Likely you are fussing with static addresses; STOP IT. If you leave the DHCP
alone, it does everything correctly.

1) why are you changing the IP (and which one: gateway, dns, router, or the PC)

2) what was it and what did you change it to (and we need the mask as well)

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Hi, i was using my computer earlier today doing normal things and all the sudden it just shut off. I thought the power went off but my monitor was still on so i turned my computer back on and it took much much longer than usual to boot.
When i was able to get back everything was fine but i am no longer able to connect to the internet. I have checked my cable, Checked my modem, checked my router and all are in working order. I am currently using my friends laptop on my wireless internet.
I do not connect to the internet via wireless i use an ethernet cable and it is fine.
My current Ip address isn't showing up instead i am getting ip/subnet mask and default gateway is just blank

Please any help will be greatly appreciated

A:Help ip address / subnet mask issues

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Hello all! To cut a long story short, how can you find out the IP address ranges for any given subnet mask?

Example from book:

Class B address of
5 bits borrowed from 3rd octect, which allows for 32 subnets (2 to the power of how many bits borrowed). Then it states 'on such a network, the first range of address for the first subnet is

My questions:

1) What would the 2nd range be?
2) How do you work out the ranges for any given subnetted address?


A:Subnet mask - Finding out the IP ranges

perhaps this will help

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I have to create 4 network ranges from a single IP. The goal is to have the most Host or Nodes per network on each subnet.

So what I currently have is the IP

This is what I currently have I have excluded the network and broadcast addresses because I assume they are not needed for the Host.

Anyway what we have is IP with SubNet Mask of

here is Subnet number 1 ranges from -
Subnet number 2 ranges from -
Subnet number 3 ranges from -
Subnet number 4 ranges from -

Do these Seem like the right subnet mask for 4 network address ranges, and does it seem like the most possible per subnet?

A:Could someone tell me if my subnet mask number is correct for the amount of IP's

Lastly should i use the Network and Broadcast network IP's with the host to Generate a possible 64 instead of 62?

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I am trying to solicit your feedback as to how I can change the subnet mask on one of the notebooks. Currently I have 4 PC's on my network and one of the notebooks subnet mask is different than the other 3 computers and will not renew or release.

I can access other wireless networks but cannot access the internet when I am home.

A:Subnet Mask On Notebook Not the Same As All PC's On Home Network

If you are using a manually assigned IP address simply change the subnet mask (in TCP/IP Properties) to what you want. However, I doubt that your question is relevant to "cannot access the internet when I am home."

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Hi all,
I am trying setup a virtual lab on my pc to test windows clustering. I am not a windows guy so, its apparent hard dealing with connection errors/ unreachable hosts when comes to IP's and subnet's. Let me brief about my project.

Project: I would like to configure a multi-subnet sql cluster on my virtual machine. As an initial setup, i spinned 4 VMs with WIN 2012 on each VM.  I'm using VMware workstation to build all this VMs. ( Not Hyper-V )

Environment Details:
Local PC -  OS: WIN 7
                  RAM : 16GB; CPU : 4

                  IP : / 24 

    Virtual Lab Setup: 

Could anyone help me on how to assign IP's , Subnet mask , default gateway & DNS server details to achieve this ? Also what should be the appropriate option from the below pic  when spinning those VMs?

Appreciate your help and comments..


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i always have this problem... my ip is always and i want to manually set up my ip so i wont this problem..

A:how to manually set up your ip dns server subnet mask and default gate

If you IP starts with 169.254.x.x that means you are configured incorrectly. You will need to fix that before you can manually fix the ip.

I suggested you run IPCONFIG /ALL and take a snip of the out put and upload it to us here/.

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In XP, I am trying to add a static route for a network with subnet mask. I tried issuing the command,

C:\>route add MASK

I get the error:
The route addition failed: The specified mask parameter is invalid. (Destination & Mask) != Destination.

I found that, when I give varyable subnet mask, the error is thrown. Can someone tell me if there is any other way of giving the variable subnet mask.

Thanks in advance.

A:Adding route with variable subnet mask in windows xp

I'm not sure what you mean by "variable subnet mask" in your subject line. Static routes are just that, static.

The command is failing because you’re using the wrong subnet ID. What you want is this:

route ADD MASK

That will route addresses - to Also, you will need to use the –p option to make the route persistent. Otherwise the route will only exist until you reboot the computer. That would be:

route –p ADD MASK

I hope this helps,


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Hi there,

I am doing the Microsoft 70/ 680 exam for my college course and i have an exam next week for networking stuff and calculating the range of an ip address from the subnet mask. I was wondering if any of you guys can give me some practice examples to work on such as the one i've worked on just there: /29

I can't seem to find many suitable ones online

A:Calculating the range of an ip address from a subnet mask/ prefix.

With 29 mask bits your address range will be 25 - 30. 25 and 30 can't be used, so you have 4 hosts available. The subnet mask will be (hence the total of 7 addresses).
Check out this calculator.. Online IP Subnet Calculator

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i can't figure out how to find all the above if anyone knows what i need to do please let me know

A:[resolved]can't figure out ip adress gateway dns and subnet mask on vista

start----->run------> cmd----->enter

now in dos type "ipconfig/all" enter and there you go

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I am 'connected' to my wireless network but am unable to access the internet.

I have a Desktop Compaq Presario sr1920nx running Windows XP Home with service pack 3 and I have an Airlink101 AWLH3028 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter installed. This machine has worked on a wireless network before, and I have not made any recent hardware/software changes. All other devices connected to network function properly.

My 'network connection folder' is completely blank (pic attached), and running the 'network setup wizard' does absolutely nothing. I was only able to find a list of available connections by opening my wireless pci adapter folder. I am connected to the network I selected and have a really strong signal, but no access to the internet (pic attached). The modem is super far away from my desktop, and I am unable to move anything around in order to hardwire.

My LAN settings are set to 'auto detect', and there are no ticks in any of the 'Proxy' boxes.

I have recently ran Malwarebytes, and it was unable to find any issues.

I ran the command prompt "ipconfig /all" and found that I do not have an IP address or Subnet mask address. (pic attached) I have no idea how to fix that, please help!
Thank you all in advance for your time!

A:'Connected' to wireless network, with no IP or Subnet mask address (screencaps incl.)

Try Start then Run and type cmd /k /ipconfig /renew (including all the spaces) into the open box then hit Enter.


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When Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is enabled on an NIC that is connected to the direct Internet line, the second NIC automatically gets the IP address and subnet mask.
Since the first IP address of the address range is set on the second NIC of the computer, the other client computers receive the other IP addresses from the same range, for example, and so on.

In my case, I already have static IP Network using network, I want to change Default IP from to I managed to change IP in
Regedit - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAcces - Parameters
- ScopeAddress / StandaloneDHCPAddress

which is working but Default IP has subnet mask, how do i change subnet mask to

Please Help..

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Currently, I have a router on subnet and the GW is and DHCP range is 50 to 99
I also have a router on a subnet for another ISP and the GW is and DHCP is 100 to 149
I connect to both for various reasons, and windows has no issues allowing me in both networks at the same time and I can manage both gateways from my browser just fine.

However, I have other devices that I would like seen on both networks.
Currently, one such device is only at and can only be seen on the subnet.

So, could I move my secondary GW from to
The DHCP pools would not overlap (per above).
The device in question could then reside at and appear on either network.

Any see any issues?

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Hi all,

Would like some advice / idiots guide if possible to setup the following:

I would like to have two separate networks running at home (192.168.0.XX and 192.168.10.XX) which are completely separate from each other, bar the ability for both to have access to my ADSL internet connection.
I would like one network to act as a ‘Dev’ network (where I might plug client machines into etc) and one as my main network.

So effectively I will have one network which is my main home network (running on 192.168.0.X) which all my home machines etc run on and have access to my main router or gateway to the internet (Gateway IP is:, and I will also have a seperate ‘Dev’ network (running on 192.168.10.X) which I can plug any PC / laptop etc that I am working on, into which won’t have network access to the other 192.168.0.X network for security purposes, but will have access to my ADSL gateway so they get internet access (like the other network).

Is this possible? And if so would someone please be able to give me a walkthrough on how to setup it up?

Current hardware is:

Main gateway router: Netgear DG834N on IP
Wifi access point: Netgear WNR3500 on IP
Spare (unused) router to work on the ‘Dev’ network: Draytek Vigor 2600 IP (to be confirmed)

Is it possible to do the above with my existing hardware? (I.e. not have to go out and purchase some expensive equipment)

Many many (many) thanks to any kind soul that is able to help.
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A:Multiple home routers and Subnet help

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So, let me explain my set up:

I have a Cisco 2610XM router picking up internet from a fiber optic T-1. I have a NAT overload on the Cisco 2610XM. My LAN is usin ip range with being the router.

I have hooked up a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router to my switch on the LAN to serve as a hot spot. I've set the router to be:


The internal network for this router is using

The problem is that the wireless users on the Linksys WRT54G can ping and access internal ips of the larger subnetwork of the Cisco router. For example, a wireless user can ping and even connect to it by usin the ip address. I do not want them to be able to access anything ouside of the range and of course, internet. IE, I don't want the subnet mask to be able to ping or access machines in the network.



A:2 Routers: Blocking subnet from accessing larger LAN

try blocking it (
in the wireless

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I searched and -- while I didn't exhaustively read all the matches -- it seems the pat answer to my situation is to put the multiple routers on the same subnet. That's NOT what I want.

I want router1 to connect to the net, host the inherently less secure gaming PC, and provide the wireless access point. For extra security, I want router2 to host the rest of our PCs on a different subnet and provide the usual SPI firewall and such between the two subnets. However, I want the two subnets to be able to share files and printers when necessary (under limited permission accounts, of course). I've banged my head against the routing tables on the routers and the PCs (mixed W2K and XP, BTW - I'm toying w/ Linux, but am not going to worry about that just yet), but I just can't seem to get it to work. Any advice? Do I have to have a Domain (as opposed to the simpler workgroups) to cross subnets?

I'm not an expert so I will admit that maybe I'm wrong about the extra security this will provide -- feel free to enlighten me if that is indeed the case.

Thanks for any time and advice you can give...

A:Chained Routers, Sharing Across Subnets (I do NOT want them on the same subnet!)

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Hello and i hope i could get some help. ATT provided me with a netopia port internet access. I bought a cisco 8 port small business 302 switch. The ATT port has a static of All of the devices i have are on a different subnet and need internet access. The ip scheme is of the local LAN. How do i configure the switch to allow network access for my local lan devices?

A:Netopia static IP with a cisco switch and devices on a different subnet

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sorry kinda new here if this isn't the right thread for my post please will you kindly relocate it. thanks. well here it goes.

can 2 routers. "the first one is an wireless internet connection". and the other one is a "DSL connection". is it possible if i connect the two routers in 1 switch if both of them have different ip address?what will happened? cause i want to avail a DSL connection w/ 1mbps but I already have a wireless internet connnection w/ 364kbps? but i want them to be both used at the same time so my wireless connection won't go to waste.

A:2 Routers w/ different internet con and 1 switch is it possible?

No you can not do this


isp#1 --- switch --- isp#2
+---- system with 2x bandwidth

You can create dual access, but it will not give 2x bandwidth!

isp#1---- system --- isp#2
the system needs TWO adapters ( (2) Nics or (2) WifI or (1) each and the Wifi needs a wireless router for EACH)

The issue will be the default routing will FORCE most access to be via one of the
isp's and only those IP addresses you add for explicit routing to the other adapter
will use the second path.

Internally, Once a connection is made from your system to a website, only that
connection will be used for transport -- the other ISP is ignorant of the traffic.

You're into the reason for Torents which have special coding to open multiple
connections to increase the download time, but even then, all of the connections
will still be lopsided and ignore the second ISP.

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I've just configured one of my routers as a switch by disabling dhcp and connecting the second router to the first by lan ports. I can now connect to the internet using pc's on the router I'm using as a switch, all the pc's are showing on the network map, but when I try to connect to them either using either browsing the network or trying to map a network drive, the pc's aren't visible to each other.

Hope this makes sense and any help greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Using 2 routers, one as a switch and cant see other pc's on lan

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My internet connection comes into my home and connects to a linksys 10/100 switch. I have two linksys routers connected to the switch. (a WRT54G and a BEFSR11). Both routers have their own public ip's.

-Is there anyway to be able for one pc to browse the network behind the second router?
-Is there a way to remove one of the routers from my config but still be able to use both public ip's?



A:1 isp, 1 switch, 2 routers, 2 public ips

you modem incoming line should go to one of the routers, and that router should be set to gateway mode. the other router should be set to router mode. use the ||<>X switch on the back of both routers to allow pcs on the network to share files/interact.

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Hi, the shares on the LAN constantly drop(for 4-5 seconds usually) or slow down and then speed up again. This only happens on the PCs using the private subnet but the internet is fine. We don't have any problems with shares on the public subnet though.

Private subnet goes through a proxy server to reach the internet.

Recently we had an internet outage in the building and suddenly shares weren't dropping or running slow anymore.....

Any ideas what could be causing this?

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i have a router directly attached by the wan port to my dsl modem. all the pcs attatched to it work beautifully. I have another router that i would like to attach to the existing one as a HUB/SWITCH WITH NO FIREWALL PROTECTION. basically i would like to use the wan port on my extra router as an "UPLINK" to a LAN port on the existing router how would i go about doing it? they are both DLINK

i want to be able to have all my computers share files. Also, if what i am talking about is not possible, let me know and i will just use the lan port instead.

A:Solved: connecting two routers (one as a switch)

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I've set up two routers (one a primary router and the second as an access point to extend my wifi). They are currently in the same room connected together a by 1 metre cable and everything is working fine.
However, I need to move the second router upstairs and trying to replicate the connection between the two routers. The house is wired with network points and cables which all feed into a 24 Port Planet 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch.
I've located the wall socket/ethernet port number (No. 6) from which the primary room is located and connected and similar the second router in the upstairs room (No. 2).
As its going into an ethernet switch, I thought that should automatic connect routers on the network. However, when I try to access the second router (via WIFI), its not connecting to the internet which is likely because the two routers are no longer connected.
I tested the two sockets (No. 6 and No. 2) with one of those cable testers and I did get a signal on both ends, so not sure what is going on. To my mind, the routers should be connected.
Can anyone help?

A:Connect 2 routers via Ethernet Switch

From your description it should work.
Go back to step one with two routers connected by the 1M cable and double check you get a wifi connection to the internet.
Plug Primary router into wall socket and secondary router into other end of cable, before the switch - check connection.
Recconect switch and plug secondary router to switch with 1M cable - check connection.
Reconnect switch and try secondary router in desired location - check connection.
A bit of hassle but will identify where the connection is failing.

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Hi I currently have a wireless linksys router hooked up to a linksys switch. i now want to hook up another router to it. how can i do this. i was told that i first have to go into the second(new) router and change the ip address to and then disable dchp and then hit save. this is all done at the set up page. my question is here. i have a linksys wireless router WKPC54G hooked up to a linksys switch ezxs55w, i now want to connect the linksys switch to a linksys router befsr41. i have port three of the wireless router connected to port 1 of the switch. here is the question. can i take a cable from port 2 of the switch and connect it to port 1 of the second router (the sr41) and then use the remaining ports of that router to go to other computers. i was told i should take a cable from the uplink port on the switch to the internet port on the second router and then i can use the other router ports for computers. and i was also told i can go from any available ports 1,2...etc form the swithch to any ports1,2,etc to the second router. i have two computers on the first router and one computer and one printer on the switch. i want to be able to print from all the computers even the new ones i plan to hook up to the second router. i was told the best way was to use an available switch port to any of the numbered ports of the new router. and not use the uplink port of the sitch or the internet port of the second router. please lt me know the best way.... Read more

A:help hooking up linksys routers and switch

Why do you want to add another router... A switch plugged into the current switch is the better choice.

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Can someone give me some advice on how to set up a basic network using two 2600 routers and a 2900 Cisco switch ? Not as far as commands but do I need to use NAT ? I have Comcast as my ISP. Please help me !

A:Setting up a basic home network with 2 Cisco 2600 Routers and switch

we always need nat.

Most of the time the connections look like

modem----router --- other devices and/or switchs --- still more devices
There are a FEW cases where the modem needs to be set to BRIDGE mode, but
don't go there unless it all fails.

Keep it simple to start with [ modem---router---one system]

see this for testing your ISP connection

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Systems Specs

Dell Optiplex GX1
Win 2000 installed, Office 2000 installed, Trend Micro on, Winzip, Acrobat,
192 MEG RAM, Pentium 3 Processor having Service Pack 4 with all the security updates done via Internet April 2005.

And the PC works absoultely fine.

But the problem arises when I moved this PC over to another subnet which is part of the WAN that this and my subnet is part of.
Gave it a static ip address with a default gateway and all the WINS and DNS servers addresses.
When I startup, it takes an hr to load system & network settings...very frustrating..

what is wrong?

A:Slow PC normal on one subnet, Then very slow on another subnet..why?

When it finally does load, is your CPU running at 100% or close to it? Or does it just take forever to load and then works fine? Can you be a little more specific about what you've changed or done to move it to the second subnet? You might be getting alot of collisions working with the second subnet, depending on what kind of hardware you're using to load all the network settings and stuff.

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1 modem
1 Belkin N600 router
1 Linksys E1200 router running DD-WRT

Currently, Belkin router is connected to modem. Belkin's ip is
Linksys router's IP is and its WAN port is connected to Belkin's LAN port.. internet is working fine however my PC can only access the GUi of the Belkin router since it is conected to the LAN port of the Belkin Router. I also want my PC to access the Linksys GUI without having to plug my PC's cable to the linksys..

How do i go about doing this?

Thanks a lot

A:Solved: 1 modem and 2 routers conedtion access both routers GUI

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I am an IT guy, so security is constantly on my mind -- I would like feed back as well some input and opinions into this injustice done by major manufacturers. This is the fact that major manufacturers of Consumer Routers (Mostly) are building in "Default" back doors to these devices that are not documented in their manuals. The fact that they (Companies) have built in users like "User", "Admin", "Mso", "Moxi", and "Root" Not only do they have built in [users] but they also have multiple inputs to those [users] ie. "User" / administrator "User" / Michael. Most of us are aware that the "User" is there and can be changed as well as [user] ie. "Admin" / admin "Admin" / Password ==> But I recently found a vendor with the hidden user named "Root" with default "password" and also the user "Moxi" (which is a multimedia acronym) with the default password "Blank". These type of back that are not documented and pose a threat to our home routers via government or hackers and I personally think that they should stop. I did not list the names of the five most popular brands on purpose. I don't think this forum would like it much, so I left the names out. ALL are guilty of creating this type of back door with users. I learned of this when my ISP called and said I downloaded some type of illegal music. Which turned out to be... Read more

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For my work I am looking to create wireless capabilities to remote locations. To do this we are using a standard modem/router that is connected to an Engenius (802.11b/g) wireless outdoor radio connected to a dish antenna. We are able to go to locations (3+km) and then with a corresponding receiving antenna (using LoS), receive the Internet and connect both to computers at the transmitting point as well as to the WWW. The problem exists is that we want to employ a series of routers at the receiving end that would be able to carry the transmission to a different location (relatively close), due to the fact that some of the locations do not have line of sight to the antennas.
We are using Encore routers, model # ENHWI-N3. When we connect the radio's Ethernet into the routers WAN reciever, we can connect to the Internet with a computer. The problem exists is we want to pass that connection over to a second router (R2). This connection is done when the routers are on access points set to a WDS function with R1 having R2's mac address and vice versa. Both routers are set to channel 1. Even when the routers are seperated by distances >50m a computer plugged into R2 can see a computer plugged into R1. Files can be transferred between the 2 computers wirelessly at speed around 3 mbps. However computer 2 on R2 can not connect to the WWW. This router features a spot that lights up if it has Internet access and R1's is lit up but R2's is not. How do we transfer t... Read more

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My stepfather who lives next door to me has a windows xp desktop and a actiontech modem with dynamic routing turned on for up to 4 computers on a dsl connection. I ran a cat 5 cable out of one of the ports and ran it to my house next door... about 175 feet roughly. I can get online next door. I am attempting to get all of the computers on the same network so we can share various resources and drives. All of the computers are apart of the same network, and I have double checked spelling... I have disabled all the firewalls, both on the machines and in the routers. If anyone can think of a step I might be missing, please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

A:Mulitple routers, computers on diferent routers can't see one another.

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i live in a house with 7 people. we have a cable connection and 2 routers (a linksys befsr41 and a netgear mr814). right now i have the setup as cable modem -> netgear router -> linksys router. all computers get internet but only computers hooked up to the netgear modem can see eachother, and only computers hooked to the linksys modem can see eachother. i have disabled DCHP on the linksys router. how can i see all computers in the house?

A:2 routers in house, internet works but not lan across routers

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I have two layers in Photoshop 7, i want to apply a already prepare mask (another image) to the second layer. Please
explain me how to do it.

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is it possible to have some kind of software or something to mask my computer's identity.
im running roadrunner behind a belkin router without a firewall with windows xp and wish to make it so people in Wolfenstein Enemy territory, msn, aim, Mirc, internet and completly everything as if it was a substitute for my ip. Can somone point me in the right direction on how to do this?

A:Can a proxy mask everything?

can somone help me please? please?

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I know that in every other game in town, there's nothing worse than knowing enough to be dangerous. That's me. I've spent a gazillion hours on the www learning about subnet masks and I think I know enough about bits,bytes,and the like to make a mask for my small network. And that there's only a handfull of possible ones. My network is an ASA firewall, 3 servers, and a couple dozen workstations and devices. It was always a network with a mask. My goal is to split it, and restrict the available ip's. (I have only ever used static ip's. No DCHP. I have always lived that way and like the control of static ip's). - I came up with to with a mask of (half the network will be to and My understanding is that 16 is the network address, 17 the lowest ip available, 30 the highest, and 31 the broadcast ip. So the questions are.. 1.)Am I right with the ip's and the mask? 2.) Is it true that and can not be used for a host, the firewall or other device? 3.) If someone programs a static ip on their laptop of or 40 or any other number with a mask of, what will happen? Can they use the gateway I'm assigning as Are they locked out of browsing the lan?

I thank you in advance for your patience and answers. I'm about to implement and hope I didn't just become an educated meathea... Read more

A:Building a Mask

You are correct on (1) and (2) unless I missed something.

For (3) in theory the computer with the different mask won't be on the same network, but I think that you can't count on no networking being successful.

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Train the brain for half an hour every day
Everything you do that involves the brain just a little bit, train your brain Crossword, Sudoku, Wordfeud, bridge, but also just to read a book, brainy.
Slightly bigger challenges could be to learn a new language or learn to play an instrument. Or mask begin to take hours in something that you were doing once, but have not done anything about for many years.
It is also good brain training to be Cogniflex with other people. When we talk together, discuss things and challenge each other's opinions, forcing one brain at work.
It can also be worthwhile to consider what you are good at and so train the brain to something else. Do you work with numbers, so dad brain bigger challenges when you take on something linguistically. But varies like your brain training, so you're doing something different every day. Half an hour, in which the brain is put on the work is enough.
Ga a walk every day
A gatur on half an hour, where you truly goes to, will do that you form more brain cells in the hippocampus, and said it will strengthen brain function in general. Exercise is also a good remedy for stress and can help to give you better humor and more profits.
Sometimes you can exchange the rapid gatur out with a gatur where you do not necessarily goes quickly, but when you goes on a substrate that challenges your feet, for example, a bumpy forest trail. The challenge different parts of the brain, because it challenges the baths ... Read more

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Hi gurus

I have a question, I need to accomplish the following

I have the following class C ip address and I would like to accept only the specific Range

what would be the mask that will help me with this task just that range.

Thanks a bunch

A:Mask Problem

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I live outside of the USA.
Some US Websites have IP filtering, which results in me not being able to access them.

Is it possible to create an IP mask, or proxy, to bypass this by making it look like I have a US IP address?
Please provide step-wise setup info.


A:IP Mask Setup

Sorry, we do not help with such activities. Closing.

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I was wondering if anyone could provide me with a good FREE program for masking my IP address with

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I have a new ASUS Q503 laptop/tablet running Windows 10.1, inrwl P3 2400 M, I E 11.162. I installed AOL 10.1 which I have used for many years and upgraded as they became available. I have not been able to control the mask of AOL, including the input area for web addresses, the address font in aol email is minisule. I can control font size in the body of email, and other areas, but within small windows of AOL and web sites accessed through AOL again the miniscule fonts, icons etc. I have used browser settings within AOL, and in the display settings of Windows 10 I have changed the resolution to all available and the mask of AOL does not alter, It is so small I cannot read what I type. I am guessing most of the times. I have spoken to AOL and they claim there is no way to alter the size of the mask other than through Browser Settings in AOL Keyword and/or Display settings within 10. I really cant understand how that would be true, I have come to the point that I may leave AOL for another browser, I have Gmail and hotmail available and I do not have that trouble. Any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated.
picture of screen here-

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I would like to 'load a mask' in Dreamsuite FX, but I can't find any information, on what format the mask should be. I know what a mask is, but...
what file format should it be?
do I create it in some other software....CorelDraw?
The help is no help at all, and I searched for tutorials but can't find any information on the Net, that answers these questions.



I use masks in Paint Shop Pro, and they are all in "msk" format. I have downloaded some from the net and have made some of my own and they work great. The ones I made myself, had to be named in a msk format to work, for example, mask1.msk .
As long as I change the name so .msk is at the end, they all work. I would assume because they are masks, even in other programs, they are still in this format.

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iwas quite happily editing a layer mask using black and white foreground colours saved my work, came back all well then all of a sudden i could onld editwith black if i swopped to white it just acted as if it was black, any suggestions?

A:Layer mask What have i done???

Click on another layer, you can only edit layer masks in black or white.

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When sending out a private message using the BCC function in outlook, how can you make it so the recipient's see your email address as "[email protected]" (that's just an e.g.) basically just looking for a way to mask your email address?


A:BCC Mask with Outlook

Hi croboy

Create a new Contact using your e-mail address and key in whatever you wish to be displayed in the Display As: field and the Name: field.
In your message, select the new Contact you just created for the To: field, then add your recipients in the Bcc: field.

This will not actually mask your e-mail address as Outlook will show the e-mail address next to the display name, in the message.
Using this method, you will not reveal any of your Bcc recipients to the other Bcc recipients.

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Hi guys n gals,
basically i have no idea. My life seems to mirror that statement but thats for another day.... anywayyyy....if i'm using the colour rgb(255,170,10) as the colour of my rectangular do I overlay a rectangle over that so that the mask is 'destroyed'? What process of bitblt's do I perform to 'remove' that colour from my bitmap? Using visual basic.
I've explained it badly. Beginner...not knowing the question or how to ask it is part of the problem, I know.
Anyway....any pointers greatly appreciated.

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Are there any programs out there that will mask or hide your ip address when surfing? I am currently using a cable access...

A:Recommend a ip mask program

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I got ocarina of time for the 3ds. Does anyone know if they are making majors mask for the 3ds?

A:Solved: Majoras mask 3ds

Well that Zelda game just came out, I doubt they will release Majora's Mask too close to Ocarina of Time. Give it about 5 months.

If you have a Wii, it's in the Virtual Console

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any body know any good cheat sites for this

A:Zelda majoas mask

Um and gamefaqs?

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How can I get rid of the mask that appears in every new Photoshop file when I click on Type tool? What did I do to create this pink mask? It shows up with each New File I open and I cannot get any type in black.

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I'v been playing zelda majoras mask for nentendo 64 and I would like to know and cheet sites that would tell me where to find all the masks at. Also i can't beat the last temple.

A:Zelda:majoras mask

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I'm not an Access expert, but I can use it fairly well. My problem is that I have an HR data base and I want to use an Input Mask for the last name field so that the user won't have to use the upper case. Well, of course, the input mask isn't good for that because we have many with two last names and suffixes and the mask can't address that situation. I've found some code to address this that was given out on the internet, but I don't know where to put it. Can you please help me with this? Thanks a lot.

A:Input Mask Doesn't Help

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Ok, I do a bit of downloading and I want to be able to mask/hide/encrypt my IP so that it isn't as easy for hackers to target me. I did a google search and it mentioned that you need to be behind a proxy server but this doesn't mean much to me. Is this easily achievable and is there any freeware out there that would do the job? Ta.

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Hi all

Is anybody aware of any decent alternatives to the above?

Any references to price/freebie would also be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.



A:Alternatives to Mask Surf or Tor - Any Recommendations?

No need myself, but have a look here:

Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services

A Guy

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I'm starting to deploy Windows 7 in a corporate environment. The problem I've encountered so far is that there's no way to hide the SSID keys. For example, if I configure a laptop for a user, I want to configure the WiFi settings without the person being able to snoop around in the settings and see the WiFi key. This was easy in XP.

I've also looked at Dell ControlPoint utility which is bundled with our new machines. It's doable with the Dell utility, but that thing is pure bloatware and is a pain to use, even for seasoned IT pros.

Thanks for any insight,

A:Any way to mask or hide WiFi keys?

Welcome to Seven Forums!

Are you referring to the SSID itself? Unless the radio utility supports hiding the SSID in the config there's no way to mask it.

As long as you use a good, strong security mechanism like WPA2-PSK or WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x), hiding the SSID won't cause any problems. Even if someone gets the SSID (it's actually pretty easy with wireless sniffing software) it won't really matter. Without the right security they can't connect.

If you're talking about PSK Keys, they should be stored encrypted anyway.

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It occurred to me that if I could have a desktop browser identify itself as a mobile browser, then I could see what sites (including ones I work on) look like that way, AND it could speed up web browsing, for sites that have a smaller web interface.

I know there are many online emulators to see exactly what a site looks like for a specific browser on a specific smartphone, but they use Java applets or proxy servers that make the pages load quite slowly.

I'm just looking for a way to make some browser--Chrome, Firefox, Opera, whatever--make visited websites think it's a mobile device, so the full browser loads the mobile-only version of the page. I have not found an easy way to do this. So far, all I can find are some user agent switching plugins for firefox that, if you know exactly what user agent header string to use, might convince sites to send you to their mobile site.

Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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I downloaded ComboFix this afternoon on my desktop. Either this site or another like it had a script to paste into a text file to remove files in C:\Windows\Temp named $67we.$ and $$$dq3e. Per the instructions, I dropped the text file on top of the ComboFix.exe (on the desktop).ComboFix started up and had me download the Recovery Console. I did. Then it appeared to start scanning except that ComboFix froze up and did nothing for hours. It stuck on the initial greeting saying the scan typically takes 10 minutes. No more information was displayed by ComboFix. The computer was not frozen. After about 4 hours my patience ran out and I tried to close ComboFix. Wouldn't close. Tried Ctrl-Alt-Del and that wouldn't work. Finally rebooted the computer manually. The computer boots up fine, I still have web browser redirects (as before) and I can't uninstall ComboFix which is in the C:\ directory. The ComboFix folder has the same icon as "My Computer" and when I click on it, I am routed to My Computer showing all the drives, but the address bar says C:\ComboFix. Did a virus do this?I ran AVG Free 9.0, Malware Bytes, SuperAntiSpyware and none of them can find an infection. I have disconnected from the internet just to be safe. I'm contemplating whether to buy a new hard drive, then copy all of my user files over. The current drive is 80% full as it is. What would you recommend at this point? If not... Read more

A:Did virus mask ComboFix folder?

Hello 535678,No, a virus did not alter that, and now you see why it's not a good idea to follow instructions you see in another thread. While you may see ComboFix being used quite often and without incident, the tool should not be run unsupervised (as stated in the Disclaimer that is first displayed by ComboFix when you run the tool) Going forward, I highly recommend you heed such instructions. The reason why we don't ask or advise anyone to run ComboFix from the onset is because we first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.Please do not run it again until I advise you. First, I need more information. Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here and post the requested logs so we can begin the cleaning process.

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i need an input mask and or validation rule

it should look like this[6:30 - 22:00] for example

both of the two time must be between 06:30 and 22:00
the 2nd time (22:00 in the example) must be later than the first time
there must be a dash between
my current input mask is ##:##" - "##:## and it works, so i guess i need a validation rule instead

please in christmas spirit

A:validation rule & input mask

nice smilies

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I have the cheats for the game to get all weapons (well at least I think they are the right ones) but I can't get it to work.. Can anyone tell me what the right cheat is?

A:Tomb Raider II The Golden Mask

Here you go:
have fun!

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Hi guys thanks for clicking in

A few problems, most of which shouldn't be too much trouble to you, I hope.

I've got the input mask for a field : >LL0\ 0LL;0;" " .. Ok so that's fine when actually entering data in the database as in actually physically in the table itself, but what I'm struggling with is that with the form I have created (and user HAS to fill this field in from the form) it won't give me the validation text, all the other input fields in the form work - just this one doesn't. I can enter whatever the hell I like and it will accept it and store it to the field in the table. So I'm wondering how you get the form to recognise the input mask and display an error ?

The other problem is so simple I don't really believe I'm asking it, for a field that should allow no integers of any type, it would be all char's right ? Well I originally thought you would do ...

Between "A" and "Z" ... turns out it's not that simple (I wish), anyone got the simple answer on how to make an input field exclusively char's only. (Form again)

Thanks very much for your time, no rush on this but it's essential that I get it sorted.

Cheers! Iron.

EDIT :: For the second part I also played around with LIKE for the input mask to see if i could get it to make it exclusively char's but to no joy lol.

P.P.S - Whilst I'm here in one thread, how do i got about printing out the databs... Read more

A:Input Mask - Access 2000

Try this for part 2:

I'm out of time to look up part 1.

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Hi. I'm and newbie and I'd like to set up a field's (ACCT#) input mask to change according to the type of account.
I have a table that lists the possible types (TYPE)
On my form I have a combo box that lists the available (TYPE). I want the input mask field for (ACCT#) to change based on the selection in (TYPE).
I'm not even 100% sure that I've created the input mask correctly.
These are the masks I've tried:
"0000/ 0000/ 0000/ 0000" and "0000 0000 0000 0000"
"0000/ 000000/ 00000" and "0000 000000 00000"
I've also tried the following code:
= IIf([Type] = "XXX", [ACCT#].InputMask = "0000 0000 0000 0000",
IIf([Type] = "YYY", [ACCT#].InputMask = "0000 0000 0000 0000",
IIf([Type] = "ZZZ", [ACCT#].InputMask = "0000 000000 00000",
[ACCT#].InputMask = " ")))
Private Sub TYPE_AfterUpdate()
If [TYPE] = "XXX" Then
[ID#].InputMask = "0000 /0000 /0000 0000"
ElseIf [YYY] = "VISA" Then
[ID#].InputMask = "0000 /0000 /0000 0000"
ElseIf [TYPE] = "ZZZ" Then
[ID#].InpuMask = "0000 /000000 /00000"
End If
End Sub
Any help will be appreciated.


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A:Access Input Mask Code for Phone #

How do you make a phone NUMBER uppercase?

!\(999") "000\-0000;;_

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A:Access Input Mask for Medium Date

Here ya go:


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Rick, I didn't answer last week because I also couldn't find out what difference it makes.

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Here are a few links which explain what is svchost and its purposes:
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What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running? Howtogeek
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