13 useful IT-networking tips for everyday life

In the IT-network very often much potential is wasted: in a homezone as well as in the Web, you can use little tricks and adjustments to significantly improve functionality and comfort. Here are some hints where you can tune:

1.  LAN bookmarks in the browser

Some important devices in the local network offer their configuration interface via a web server, which is accessible in the browser: this includes routers, repeaters, NAS, media server or network printer. Put in the browser of your choice its own bookmark folder for this local addresses that you call as “local” or “LAN”.
In this bookmark folder you put all important IP addresses by drag and drop from the address bar. In order to achieve the future configuration of all these devices in one click. The prerequisite is that the IP address is constant.

2. High-speed data transmission even far away from the router

Placement of the router is often dictated by the location of the splitter or DSL modem and therefore difficult to optimize even in unfavorable situation. If you are in another room require optimal throughput in apparent distance, wireless, even with repeater becomes only an unsatisfactory compromise. Convincing and without much effort, two Powerline adapters can solve the problem. Although the throughput in the power grid is well below the theoretical 200 or 500 Mbit / s, but that’s not the point: The equipments at the end of the current bridge are connected by cable either via the integrated switch of the Powerline adapter or via a separate Switch. The transmission rate then reaches at least Fast Ethernet speed (usually well over 100 Mbit / s), and so you also stream Blu-ray data rates with no problem from A to B.

4. Useful NET command on the command line (Windows)

The Net command in the command prompt is a very useful tool for many network tasks. After starting the “Run” dialogue with Win-R you get with cmd / k net use all local network connections, with cmd / k net share all releases of the current computer. The command

net use / delete *

is particularly useful when you need to clean up the existing remote connections because Windows multiple connections” complained during an access attempt. Popular in corporate networks is the command:

net config server / hidden: yes
Thereafter, the concerned computer in the network environment of the other is no longer displayed, but remains accessible if it is addressed in the Explorer with \ \ computer \ share directly. This does not  hide the computer from external network tools.

5. Publish your External IP address in the cloud

DSL users receive a new public IP address on the Internet daily. Using a Dyn-DNS Provider is often the solution for remote access to the own Home- Network. Alternatively, you can publish the external IP  to the Internet by using a cloud environment.

For this, a cloud storage at any provider is sufficient – Microsoft Skydrive, Strato Hidrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Ubuntu One, or whatever. However, these cloud storage must synchronize the local file system. They provide all these cloud storage either by default (Dropbox, Hidrive, Ubuntu One) or by installing an additional tool (Google Drive Sync, SkyDrive client).

Then, for example, using the following command:

cmd.exe / c [path] \ curl.exe
http://ifconfig.me>% user
profile% \ SkyDrive \ ip.txt

will do the work.

The necessary tool for this is curl.exe and it shouldn’t be missing on any system. It gets the own external ip-Adress address from calling ttp://ifconfig.me and writing the result to a text file in the Skydrive folder. From the sync folder on the hard disk, the text file is automatically synced to the cloud. This will get you access anywhere on the crucial information where your local network can be reached from outside.
To use services in your Home- Net from outside you have to configure Port- Forwarding in your Router.
By routing the standard port 21 forwarded to your home FTP server, you will gain access with ftp: // [External IP] with any FTP client such as FileZilla to your Home- FTP-Server.

Daily meditation for May 7, 2014: Don’t forget all His benefits

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:2–5
Forget Not All His Benefits

God wants you to remember all the benefits that Jesus has purchased for you with His blood! It is His heart to see you enjoying every single benefit, every single blessing and every single favor from Him in the new covenant of His grace. Forgiveness of sins is yours. Health is yours. Divine protection is yours. Favor is yours. Good things and the renewal of youth are yours! These are all precious gifts from the Lord to you, and it brings Him unspeakable joy when He sees you enjoying these gifts and succeeding in life.

What we need today are not more laws to govern believers. What we need is a greater revelation and appreciation of Jesus and everything that He has done for us! In Hosea 4:6, God lamented, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Let’s not be numbered among these people. Instead, let us be a people who are full of the knowledge of Jesus, His person, His love and His finished work.

Beloved, don’t allow your ignorance to rob you any more of any of His benefits. Find out all about your covenant rights and benefits in Christ today. Each day, remember them and meditate on them, and see His goodness toward you!

Daily meditation for May, 06 2014: No fear, just faith to be healed

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Romans 8:15, NIV
No Fear, Just Faith To be Healed

If you think that God is mad at you or that He is out to punish you, how can you have faith that He hears your prayer for healing? How can you believe Him for the miracle you need?

Yet, the truth is that God loves you so much that He gave you Jesus, heaven’s best, so that you will never be cut-off from Him. Jesus went to the cross to die for your sins so that God will always be with you and for you, to heal you and do good to you.

Beloved, when you have a deep revelation of how much God loves you, you can’t remain sick for long. You won’t be afraid that He may be keeping His healing power or any breakthrough that you need from you. Keep feeding on your Father’s perfect love for you. Keep meditating on it. Every fear of not receiving from Him will flee and faith will come instead!