Earlier I was testing an issue with scanning to a Brother printer at the computer shop and needed to flush the DNS cache on my Windows 7 laptop after I made an entry on the local DNS server. Flushing the DNS cache on Windows 7 is easy using the command line from a Windows Command Prompt. Follow the directions below to clear the Windows 7 DNS cache.
Setting up Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections to your office is becoming more common as work from home jobs expand. Typically the IT guy at your work should be able to provide you the necessary information needed to connect to your office securely such as IP address to connect to, username, password, and possibly domain. Once you make the VPN connection it will be as if you are working on a computer at the office so you can use things at the office such as network printers, file servers, etc.
There are many reasons that you may want to set a static IP on your Xbox 360 but the biggest reason would probably be the fact that you are having trouble playing online multiplayer games. I will be writing another article soon about how to resolve the issue of NAT showing as Moderate on your Xbox 360. This article is specifically related to assigning a static IP on your home network to your Xbox 360. Once you complete the below steps you will always know the address of your Xbox 360 on your local network which will make things such as port forwarding easier in the future. Follow the steps below to assign a static IP address to your Xbox 360.
With some of the security changes in Vista you can no longer release/renew IP addresses or flushdns with a normal user account even if that account is within the administrator’s group. When you attempt this with any user except for the “administrator” user you get the message: “The requested operation requires elevation” To get around this issue…