[AI] (no subject)

Neelam Jain Goyal neelamjaingoyal20 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 07:58:34 EDT 2010


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>    1. computer + spoken english and personality development
>       training	at jaipur (prateek aggarwal)
>    2. 1. twain and vsta (harish) (Kotian, H P)
>    3. Re: (no subject) (Sanjay)
>    4. writing wrongs (Sanjay)
>    5. boost your network speed (Sanjay)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:21:42 +0530
> From: prateek aggarwal <prateekagarwal99 at gmail.com>
> To: accessindia <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Subject: [AI] computer + spoken english and personality development
> 	training	at jaipur
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> folks,
> the last date for the application submission has been extended due to
> high demand.
>
> The boom in information technology has provided large number of
> opportunities to everyone in seeking job, seeking information, and
> exploring the world
> in ways which they have never done so far.
> While the flap of opportunities has opened for everyone, those who are
> blind or visually impaired are also not destitute from it.
> With an idea of empowering blind persons through the power of
> information and technology, rajasthan netraheen kalian sangh, jaipur
> invites applications
> for tranees in it?s forth batch of computer+spoken English+personality
> development training.
>
> About the centre:
> Started on 16th of September 2008, the AOF-RNKS computer centre and
> learning resource centre is a joint alliance of Rajasthan Netraheen
> Kalyan Sangh and Amway Opportunity Foundation.
> With the escalating demand of computer in every stratum of life, it?s
> must for a person to learn computer in today?s time to hunt for a
> groveling job, to keep inform, and to live a better life.
> With an idea, that those who can not see must also not be destitute
> from it, a highly advanced computer centre and learning resource
> centre has been established on 16th of September 2008 in the premises
> of RNKS.
> To enable visually impaired youngsters to keep pace with rapid changes
> in technologies and job-market requirements, we have taken utmost care
> that they can get opportunity to learn all the required skills which
> may lead them to live a well treasured and dignified way of life.
>
> The said learning resource centre does not only teach computer, but a
> complete training in spoken English and personality development is
> also provided.
> We teach 32 students every year divided in two batches of six months
> each. This consists 16 school students and 16 adults who may be from
> anywhere in India.
>
> We have all the different Amenities which indemnifies the superior
> quality of our course. These amenities consist of latest English and
> Hindi screen reader softwares, softwares for OCR technology, digital
> accessible information system, high tech computers and accessories
> etc.
> the study matterial for the course are provided in different mediums,
> I.E. braille, large print, eText, and audio.
>
> Further, we have a teem of well qualified trainers who are experts in
> their fields which insure the future of blind and visually impaired
> people in very safe hands.
> Apart from just providing training, we also take responsibility to
> place our students in well known government or private sectors. In
> fact, a number of our trainees have already been placed in banks,
> personal businesses, corporate sectors, multi national companies etc.
>
>
> About the course:
> Completely job oriented, this course provides education in computer
> basics including hindi/English typing, computer fundamentals,
> Microsoft word, Microsoft
> excel, Microsoft access with a thorough knowledge of RDBMS, Microsoft
> powerpoint, internet surfing, e-mail, messangers, basics of web
> development including web designing using static page creation method,
> HTML,  advance configurations, screenreaders, OCRs etc. plus,
> professional level training in
> spoken English and personality development is also provided.
> Its  a   certificket level course, which is recognized by rajasthan
> knowledge corporation limited (RKCL).
>
>
> Many of it?s passed out students have already got job successfully and
> living their lives with good salaries and dignity.
> The course runs in completely professional way using various methods
> of tutoring like practical sessions, live projects, group discussions,
> quizzes, assignments,
> presentations etc.
> We focus to prepare students to compete effectively in current corporate
> era.
>
> If you know someone who can be benefited by doing this course in
> jaipur at our organization, please let the person know, don?t miss the
> chance.
> Course duration: 6 months.
> Fee: no fee, completely free-of-charge.
> Food and lodging: free!
> Minimum qualification required: 10th standard from any recognized
> boardor equals to that.
> Last date of applying: September 18  2010.
> Phone: +91- 9928341197.
> e-mail ID:
> prateekagarwal99 at gmail.com
> postal address: computer department, rajasthan netraheen kalian sangh,
> 3780, langar ke balaji ka rasta, gangauri bazaar, jaipur.
>
> Interested candidates can apply using any of the above mentioned
> contact details. The selection will be held on the basis of interview.
>
>
> regards,
> prateek agarwal.
> head, computer department, RNKS, jaipur.
>
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:42:26 +0530
> From: "Kotian, H P" <hpkotian at rbi.org.in>
> To: "'accessindia at accessindia.org.in'"
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> Subject: [AI] 1. twain and vsta (harish)
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> Hello
>
> Sorry, wanted to send it to my personal id.
> Harish.
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 11:52:58 +0530
> From: "Sanjay" <ilovecold at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Subject: Re: [AI] (no subject)
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> In some countries, blind people are giving their exams in Braille.  I wonder
> why this is not  posible in India.
>
>
> Technical telepathy: 09969636745
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> Saints are not always saints; sinners are not always sinners.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kotian, H P" <hpkotian at rbi.org.in>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:49 AM
> Subject: [AI] (no subject)
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>
>> Dear Rajesh
>>
>> Well, I beg to differ, just because a paper is written in Braille, it is
>> expected the paper would be evaluated by VI or it is expected the
>> evaluator is expected to learn Braille. Braille is certainly an option and
>>
>> the importance of Braille should not be undermined.
>>
>> How to deal with Braille paper is an operational issue to be dealt with
>> the authority. Certainly the practical way out is to get it transcribed by
>>
>> a person knowing Braille. Sighted or blind.
>>
>> I would go further to state we should write in Braille to authorities to
>> ensure the importance of Braille as a medium.
>>
>> I am unsure if a Braille document can be considered as a legal document
>> although I reckon there should be no bar in it.It should be interesting to
>>
>> know the legal status of Braille.
>>
>> Audio Recording is good, However, it would make the candidate and the
>> scribe very conscious. Let us  not make a blind person treated like a
>> criminal.If the scribe does not read well it will still not make the
>> things better as no extra marks would be given for the wrong answer. If
>> for any reason the authorities could not arrange for recording or if the
>> recording did not come through will, some hypper intelligent babu would
>> penalise a blind person for it. You never know.
>>
>>
>> Harish Kotian.
>>
>> From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
>> To: "accessindia at accessindia.org.in" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations
>>
>> Well, braillers, what about evaluation?
>> Do you want papers of VI to be valued by VI only, or would you insist
>> valuers to learn Braille?
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Amit Bhatt
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:12 PM
>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations
>>
>> Well I too would not deny the fact that there is no better option than
>> writing the exams on our own using the Assistive Technology or Computer.
>> But if we want to use it just because some of the candidates are taking
>> the help from their Writers, then use of Computer also seems to be futile
>> and helpless to stop the cheating in the examination since Computer will
>> be very useful to correct the spelling mistakes specially for those who
>> are not that good in English spellings while writing a subjective Paper.
>> I think currently the main theme of our on going discussion is "Criteria
>> and eligibility of Scribe," not about the Candidate whether he or she is
>> honestly answering the papers or not. so better if we do not deviate from
>> the original topic and do not discuss about cheating and copying in the
>> exam. Otherwise this will be a endless debate and our motive of preparing
>> the correct guidelines on Scribe eligibility will not be fulfilled,
>> however, the problem of cheating will be remained there unless the
>> Invigilator is very active. I would again say that how can you stop the
>> sighted applicants who copy in the exam? So what my purpose is to say that
>>
>> doing swindle during the examinations is not our problem but the problem
>> lies on the part of Invigilator and related authority who conduct the
>> examination.
>> As far as taking the Exams through Braille is concerned, the idea is good
>> but then I would again say the time needs to be extended for writing the
>> exams since practically writing Braille takes more energy as compare to
>> use the pen and Braille cannot be faster than the print in writing in case
>>
>> of use of simple Braille-Slate. Yes, brailor can indeed be a very useful
>> tool to overcome with the problem of speed but, now question is raised
>> about how to arrange the Brailor, who would afford for those who cannot
>> buy it and there are many such problems involved in the use of Brail
>> script during the examination. So better if we continue with the use of
>> Scribe.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Amit Bhatt
>>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:26:59 +0530
> From: "Sanjay" <ilovecold at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Subject: [AI] writing wrongs
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> Though this article implicitly speaks about  Braille, the intention of this
> cross posting is to draw your attention towards the dwindling use of
> Braille, ,  among vi people especially among blind students, like print in
> case of sighted people.
>
>  WRITING WRONGS
>
> Take extra care when writing those thank-you letters.  Handwriting still
> matters
> - even in the digital age, as Richard johnson discovered
>
> School used to be all about writing, whether it was the exercise books we
> wrote
> in, the notes we passed round, or the lines we stayed in to do.  But not any
> more.  Now it's all about the typing.  Learning your QWERTY is almost as
> important as learning your ABC.
>
> I was fine with that.  My six-year-old daughter is part of the first
> generation
> that is truly computer-literate and I really didn't want her learning
> copperplate writing.  I could see that spelling, grammar, syntax and
> punctuation
> were important, but handwriting?  Like a Victorian?  By the time she's at
> university, surely handwriting will be about as relevant as needlepoint.
>
> So when my daughter came home last year with cursive handwriting homework, I
> was
> nonplussed.  Cursive was originally developed to make it easier for children
> to
> write with a quill.  By joining up the letters, it kept the quill on the
> parchment and minimised ink blots.  But my daughter writes with a laptop.  I
> explained as much to her teacher at the next parents' day.
>
> But her teacher explained something to me.  Research suggests that the
> process
> of writing information down on paper, by hand, has a more direct effect on
> the
> formation of memories in the learning process than typing.  Taking notes in
> class is still the most effective way to learn.  It's a better way to store
> the
> skills for written language in a child's brain than pressing keys.  There's
> nothing old-fashioned about handwriting.  Handwriting is where it's at.
>
> Maybe my hostility to handwriting came from the fact that I don't like my
> own.
> It's scruffy and ill-ordered.  But it never bothered me until the day I saw
> the
> loops on my daughter's ys and the uplift on her ts.  She had inherited my
> handwriting genes.  If I was going to help her, I needed to get help myself.
>
> Remedial work
>
> Angela Webb, chair of the National Handwriting Association (NHA), has one
> heck
> of a pencil case.  She's got pens with disjointed heads, pens for
> left-handers
> and pens for writers who have difficulty maintaining their grip.  Luckily
> for
> me, she's also got spare pens - the ones I brought along appeared to have
> run
> out of ink.
>
> Angela has offered to cast her eye over my handwriting.  She starts by
> asking me
> to write my name and address.  Easy.  "One measure of legibility," she said,
> "is
> to ask how well we can identify a word if it's taken out of context.  I
> assume
> that's meant to say 'London'?"  It was.  "If we took it out of context,
> would we
> know it says London?"  No, not in a million years.  I'm lucky my post
> doesn't
> get delivered to Lada.
>
> "There are five things you look for in handwriting" says Angela.
> "Legibility:
> if you can't read it, there's no point in doing it.  Comfort: you've got to
> be
> able to write comfortably.  Speed: so you can get everything down.  You've
> also
> got to be writing automatically, because if you're thinking about your
> handwriting then it deflects cognitive resources away from the content of
> what
> you're writing.  And you've got to be able to sustain your writing over a
> period
> of time."
>
> I write, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog," uninterrupted for
> two
> minutes.  I'm fast, but difficult to read.  Webb says that I know how to
> form my
> letters, but I'm not joining them properly.  Especially my lower-case r and
> the
> lower-case n.  To save time, I'm not bothering with the joining strokes
> (between
> v and i, for instance), which are so important for legibility.
>
> My daughter's lucky she was born a girl - boys don't write as well, as
> Gordon
> Brown can testify.  They are prone to scrawl, which goes some way to
> explaining
> their underachievement in writing tasks.  Bad handwriting has been shown to
> limit exam success by as much as 40 per cent.  So I want my daughter to
> write
> well - and quickly.  According to research, students who write quickly by
> hand
> achieve up to a grade higher at GCSE regardless of academic ability.
>
> But Angela doesn't want to ditch computers - she believes that children
> should
> be taught to touch-type early on.  She just feels that particular types of
> composition are aided by the physical act of handwriting.  "Authors often
> write
> their first draft by hand.  Whether it's to do with the pace of thought, or
> some
> kind of stimulation the physical act has, we don't know.  But it's a fact."
>
> The French would doubtless agree.  They love their handwriting.  Teachers in
> France believe that fluency with a pen "unlocks the mind" and they spend
> more
> time on writing than reading between the ages of three and eight.
>
> In this country, we teach children the formation of letters and the
> appropriate
> joining strokes.  But after Year 4 we leave them to their own devices, just
> as
> the written workload starts to increase.  That's when the bad habits set in.
>
> Practice makes perfect
>
> Angela sent me away with some homework.  And, if I do it, one day I'll have
> handwriting I like.  At the moment, my handwriting says I'm a busy man who
> doesn't mind how my writing looks.
>
> But as proper writing becomes rarer, spending some time improving your
> handwriting is a good investment.  In the future, sending a handwritten
> letter
> or postcard will be a display of affluence and class, which is why sales of
> fountain pens are on the increase.
>
> It will take time.  Anything that has motor involvement has to be learned.
> So I
> will have to unlearn the old motor pattern and learn a new one.  I've got to
> copy a sentence every day for a month and build up my handwriting muscles by
> towel scrunching.  I'll use my fingers to "walk" up the towel, "scrunching"
> as I
> go.  I just hope my daughter appreciates it.  But I'll be sure to tell her.
> I'll write her a letter that says what I want it to say.  I do care.  And I
> don't live in Lada.
>
> Socrates got it wrong when he predicted that writing would replace memory
> and
> cause the human soul to dissolve if it was translated into "ambiguous
> inscription".  We got the same warnings about the typewriter, the telephone,
> the
> computer, the fax, the email and the text.  But our souls haven't dissolved.
> Or, if they have, it's not down to the latest method of communication.
>
>
> Technical telepathy: 09969636745
>
> Saints are not always saints; sinners are not always sinners.
>
>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:36:04 +0530
> From: "Sanjay" <ilovecold at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Subject: [AI] boost your network speed
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> Expert networker ROSEMARY HATTERSLEY explains how to speed up wired and
> wireless
>
> networks, identify and manage bottlenecks and get everything running like
>
> clockwork
>
> Network like a pro
>
> Not being able to get online is an incredibly frustrating situation, as
> we've
>
> discovered here at PCA Towers during recent losses of web access and network
>
> connectivity. It's all very well taking a laptop to a nearby coffee shop,
> where
>
> the Wi-Fi is free and the beans freshly roasted, but who's to say how secure
>
> that wireless connection really is?
>
> Other network problems arise in the office. While one employee is taking
> part
>
> in a webcast or streaming a video clip, everyone else may find their web
>
> connection clunky. Even Spotify and online radio stations can affect office
>
> network performance.
>
> Similar issues occur at home. That all-you-caneat broadband connection
> suddenly
>
> seems less impressive - and gets a lot slower - when Mum's making a Skype
> call
>
> to a friend, Dad's checking his Fantasy Football team and the kids are
>
> instant-messaging their mates. And it doesn't help if the technology needed
> to
>
> deliver it all is prone to flakiness, or if the hardware or network software
>
> limits the bandwidth.
>
> We look at how to deal with some of these problems over the following pages.
>
> There are several ways to speed up your home network. First is to upgrade
> from
>
> an older 802.11b/g network to one that supports the latest, much faster
>
> wireless-n standard. This is able to offer wireless video and music
> streaming -
>
> ideal if you want to use a feature such as Windows 7's Play To function.
>
> Laptops, network media drivers and peripherals such as printers that support
>
> this protocol are now available. You'll need a suitable router to provide
> the
>
> additional bandwidth, but prices are already competitive. It took almost two
>
> years for the standard to be ratified, and many manufacturers brought out
>
> 'draft-n' products that are firmware-upgradable.
>
> Office users aren't quite so lucky. The cost of upgrading the network
>
> infrastructure is likely to be prohibitive, so a fatter pipe or faster
> network
>
> switch won't necessarily cure the symptoms. Instead, you may have to look at
>
> what's causing the bottlenecks in the first place.
>
> Once you've identified the traffic hold-ups and resource hogs, you can limit
>
> their video streaming to after hours or prioritise email traffic instead.
>
> SPEED UP YOUR NETWORK
>
> START Network slowdowns can be tricky to troubleshoot. Much depends on what
>
> you're using the network for; copying files to another system might slow to
> a
>
> crawl if you're writing to a NAS device attached to an old PC. However, a
> few
>
> general tweaks and tricks can boost your network performance in Windows.
>
> 2 Check your PC's connection status. In XP, go to Start, Connect To and view
>
> all connections. In Vista and Windows 7, type network connection into the
>
> search field. You should also run the troubleshooting wizard and install any
>
> new Windows updates ( update.microsoft.com) and the latest drivers for your
>
> network cards.
>
> 3 Next, check your router firmware is up to date; updates often provide
>
> performance improvements and smooth out glitches. Check for updates at the
>
> router manufacturer's website and initiate the firmware update using your
>
> router's web administration panel. This could produce a noticeable speed
> boost.
>
> 4 Windows 7 features a dedicated Network and Sharing Center where you can
> get an
>
> overview of your system's wireless connection status, see a map of connected
>
> devices - a potentially useful feature that could help you quickly identify
>
> which one is sucking all the bandwidth - and initiate a troubleshooter.
>
> 5 Now try adjusting the network card's auto-negotiating setting. In the
> Control
>
> Panel, click Network and Sharing Center, Change Adapter Settings, then
>
> right-click on your Local Area Connection and select Properties. Go to the
>
> Connect Using field and tick Configure. Select Advanced. Set 'Speed &
> Duplex'
>
> to its highest available setting.
>
> 6 Vista often throttles your network connection when playing movies. To
> adjust
>
> this, press Windows, R, type regedit, Enter. In the Registry Editor,
> navigate
>
> to the Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\
>
> Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile key. Enter a
> higher
>
> decimal value under 'NetworkThrottlingIndex'. J
>
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>
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>
> For a quick, no-fuss way to view all the devices on your network, along with
>
> their IP addresses and other information, give this small, free, simple
> utility
>
> a try. It performs a lightning-fast scan of all IP addresses on your
> network,
>
> or of all devices in an IP range you specify, then tells you what devices
> are at
>
> what address, and whether each device is live or idle. It also provides each
>
> device's status, machine name, NetBIOS information, ping information and MAC
>
> address.
>
> Also included are a few other useful tools, such as the ability to shut down
> PCs
>
> remotely. And the Wake-on-LAN feature can wake PCs containing network cards
>
> that support the capability. radmin.com
>
> Paglo Crawler/GoToManage
>
> Windows 7 shows you lots of information about what's part of your network,
> its
>
> status, what else it's connected to and whether it's in active use. Previous
>
> versions of Windows are less forthcoming. Paglo Crawler (recently relaunched
> as
>
> GoToManage) crawls your network, identifies every device, and gives you
> thorough
>
> information about each. It isn't especially easy to use but, if you know
> your
>
> way around a network, you'll appreciate the level of detail. For example,
> for
>
> each device you'll be able to view the NetBios name, the DNS information,
> the
>
> network subnet and even port numbers. paglo.com/product
>
> DIAGNOSE NETWORK BOTTLENECKS
>
> Ethernet networks can run without any problems for a long time. But a
> disaster
>
> can occur without warning, debilitating an underequipped network.
>
> One danger is a broadcast storm, in which a defective or misconfigured
> network
>
> device forces your network to shut down by flooding it with traffic. A
>
> malware-infected computer that sends a barrage of email or tries to
> replicate to
>
> computers on the network or internet is another potential headache. As well
> as
>
> slowing down everything on the network, it's likely to create friction with
> your
>
> ISP.
>
> Another common complaint is resource-hungry users, applications or services
>
> using up all the bandwidth to stream video or download huge files.
>
> Identify the problems
>
> Wireshark ( wireshark.org) is a user-friendly freeware tool that allows you
> to
>
> identify bandwidth hogs. It can also warn you of an email account that's
>
> barraging others with messages, suggesting a possible malware infestation.
>
> The tool captures network packets, analyses them and displays detailed
> packet
>
> data. Download the version you need from the site. When you run the program
>
> (the file is approximately 77MB) you may be prompted to install WinCap at
> the
>
> same time. Click the 'What is WinCap?' button for details of its functions.
>
> Now you need to identify the traffic you're monitoring. Plug a PC running
>
> Wireshark into any available switch port and you'll see only traffic to and
> from
>
> your system and broadcast/multicast traffic - interesting, but not always
>
> useful.
>
> To monitor traffic from an ethernet port other than the one your PC is
> plugged
>
> into, you need to mirror your ports. You may want to check on the port for
> your
>
> internet connection, for example. Consult your router documentation for
>
> specifics; there may be a simple browser interface to do so, as there was on
> our
>
> 24-port Netgear switch.
>
> Next, let's capture some network traffic. Click Capture, Options and select
> the
>
> correct interface; to focus on a specific type of traffic, choose Capture
> Filter
>
> and select or create a filter. You can specify a time period or amount of
> data
>
> Wireshark should collect by ticking the appropriate Stop Capture box and
> select
>
> a suitable drop-down menu value. If you let Wireshark run for an extended
>
> period of time, file sizes can become unmanageably large. Now click Start,
> and
>
> you'll see traffic flowing in real time. Press Stop to automatically cease
> data
>
> capture.
>
> Now you need to interpret the data. If you're investigating a network
> slowdown,
>
> you'll want to pinpoint the source of traffic. Choose Statistics,
> Conversations
>
> and select the IPv4 tab; from there, you can sort by such criteria as
> 'Bytes'
>
> (to pinpoint a PC that's generating too much traffic). To search for a
>
> particular type of traffic, click Analyze, 'Enabled protocols', and tick the
>
> protocols you want.
>
> Traffic-analysis alternatives
>
> Wireshark is a flexible tool for locating network problems and analysing
> your
>
> traffic. It can be a handful at first, but is well worth learning to wield
>
> properly.
>
> Another open-source option is NetworkActiv PIAFCTM ( bit.ly/bLD3dI). This
>
> content-management tool works on the same principle, mirroring the port
> where
>
> traffic enters the network from outside and identifying unacceptably large
>
> files. It allows you to search for offending files by type and then drill
> down
>
> to see who has been flouting the office acceptable-use policy. J Michael
>
> Scalisi
>
> CREATE A WI-FI HOTSPOT WITH CONNECTIFY
>
> A few months before Microsoft launched Windows 7, eagle-eyed developers
> noticed
>
> an incomplete bit of code that allowed users to connect with each other on
> an
>
> ad-hoc basis. The feature in the final version of Windows 7 is HomeGroups
> and
>
> allows pre-approved sets of users to connect and share content without
> having to
>
> negotiate tricky network protocols.
>
> Connectify (connectify.me) is based on the same principle, and allows a
> Windows
>
> 7 user to turn their laptop into a hotspot that others can use. Developer
> Gizis
>
> suggests the use of a wireless printer without any setup. Another scenario
>
> allows a smartphone user to use the Wi-Fi connection rather than their 3G or
>
> Edge data allowance.
>
> What's useful is that, while Connectify requires a Windows 7 PC as the host,
> any
>
> Wi-Fienabled laptop (Windows, Linux or Mac) can use the hotspot without
>
> installing any software.
>
> BANISH WIRELESS BLUES
>
> START Wireless networks have got faster but can still go wrong. And if your
>
> network's down, so is your web access. PCs and laptops have ethernet ports,
> so
>
> can be added to a wired network; each system simply needs an NIC (network
>
> interface card), and the 'server' machine must be connected to the router.
>
> 2 If your router has a Quality of Service (QoS) feature, use this to make
>
> clearer Skype calls without the voice dropouts and scrambling you'd
> otherwise
>
> get on a congested network. QoS options are often found in the Settings menu
> on
>
> the configuration and administration panes. Consult the router manual for
>
> details.
>
> 3 Another way around wireless woes is to switch to a different sort of
> network,
>
> at least for the most important elements of the network. HomePlugs (also
> known
>
> as powerline plugs) use the electrical circuit in the building to form a
>
> physical network. You need to have pairs of HomePlugs of the same type,
>
> however.
>
> 4 If a device disappears from the network or can no longer get online, you
> may
>
> need to release its IP address and generate a new one. Go to Start, Run and
>
> type cmd. In the black screen that appears, type ipconfig/renew. Assuming
> you
>
> aren't using a static IP address, Windows should provide a new IP address.
>
> 5 The useful thing about phones and laptops with multiple connection options
> is
>
> that, if you can't get one type of coverage, you've got a fallback option.
> If
>
> you can't get 3G, find an internet cafe and search at your wireless
> provider's
>
> site for local options, or switch to the more widely supported and cheaper
>
> Wi-Fi.
>
> 6 If you've got a patchy wireless network, consider moving the router or
>
> replacing its antennae with high-gain ones - remember that routers can be
>
> impeded by thick walls. If this doesn't work, a booster may help. You can
> buy
>
> or make an aluminium cone that intensifies the signal ( cantenna.com).
>
>
> Technical telepathy: 09969636745
> Saints are not always saints; sinners are not always sinners.
>
>
>
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