SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor Review

Posted by 20 May, 2012 Comments Off on SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor Review

SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a powerful yet easy-to-use tool for detecting, diagnosing,and resolving network performance issues. The next time a user complains that “the network is slow”, you can have the tools to turn that uselessly vague complaint into actionable data.

NPM automatically discovers your network, creates network topology maps, and then provides you with real-time views into network performance.

NPM provides a centralized console to monitor performance statistics from network devices such as routers, switches, wireless access points, and servers.

In addition to the up/down status provided by ICMP pinging, SolarWinds NPM uses the industry-standard SNMP protocol to retrieve detailed network performance statistics from SNMP-enabled devices.

NPM doesn’t just wait for you to watch the screen either, it’s network alerting feature monitors the network 24 hours a day and alerts you when an issue needs your attention. It can even correlate multiple events to provide you with sophisticated root cause analysis. For example, if fifteen servers behind a switch suddenly disappear, NPM is smart enough to notify you not that 15 servers disappeared from the network — but that the switch in front of those servers failed.

To help with one of the most hated chores in IT, Network Performance Monitor even creates customizable reports for you to share with your boss. The next time a user complains about network speed, you can respond with a detailed PDF report confirming or denying their suspicion.

NPM took me less than an hour to setup. SolarWinds even offers a 30-day free trial to try NPM before you buy it.

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Change IP Adress

Posted by 8 October, 2009 Comments Off on Change IP Adress

A lot of security is needed if you are a frequent user of the internet and that is why you need to change your IP address frequently. With the popularity of the internet today the safety of personal information for internet users has become vulnerable to identity thieves.

There are numerous ways of changing the IP address and this is by using Windows Vista, Windows XP and an  anonymous proxy, all these can work using the different browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer .


All you have to do is go to the internet options, select the active connection, check for a box labeled ”use proxy server for this connection”, fill the IP address together with the port number and click OK.

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Decision Support System

Posted by 8 October, 2009 Comments Off on Decision Support System

As you make every business decision you need to focus on issues that will help you make your business successful. Making those decisions will be useless if you do not have quality data to analyze the decisions. A decision support system that offers functionality and reliability is exactly what you need. The Decision Support System commonly referred to as DSS is basically a data-modeling method that comes in handy when analyzing business statistics it also assists in taking up business related decisions with no much effort.


The Decision Support System application gathers and presents information such as; the outcomes of various decision alternatives, revenue of products, comparative figures of sales on a weekly basis and the lists of existing information.

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Posted by 8 October, 2009 Comments Off on

Emoticons are a collection of animated toons and work in Windows Live Messenger and MSN Messenger. There are limited free emoticons that come with MSN. These emoticons are just related with basic emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger and several other emotions are covered with by smiley’s which are usually boring. However, there are several free emoticons that can be downloaded from MSN and are easy to install and fun using them.


All these emoticons have been designed by professionals and exhibit great images, this will make your chat more exciting and enjoyable. If you want to download these free emoticons, follow simple installation instructions. Free emoticons have become very popular which has led to development of their own site category.

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Trojan Horse Virus

Posted by 17 September, 2009 Comments Off on Trojan Horse Virus

This website describes a Trojan horse virus. This has continued to be the most persistent form of malaware. A malaware inflicts damage to a computer or a computer network. Technically speaking they are not viruses but it is their mode of action that leads them to be called so. The site features the variants of the Trojan Horse Virus for example Bohmini A and the aliases it uses ; Trojan, Skintrim, Mal/HckPk-A, Generic.dx and Packed, Generic.198, the characteristics of the Trojans and viruses, the effect they have on computers and the web browsers vulnerable to infiltration.

The site also describes their mode of removal and prevention.  The site gives an area for visitors to the site to give their views and opinions.

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Posted by 17 September, 2009 Comments Off on WMIPrvse

This website link describes the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) as a website component that provides information concerning system management inside an enterprise atmosphere. It is an Application Program Interface that allows the management and control of devices in network.

The link also describes the Windows Management Instrumentation provider service, its functionality platforms, and the path in which Wmiprvse.exe and its associated components are stored. Developers use the file to generate applications, which are distributed as monitoring tools.

It also describes the WMI control, which is a tool that allows users to assemble WMI settings close by or remotely. It gives instructions on how to access the WMI control. Then goes on to describe the tasks the WMI console is capable of performing.

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What is

Posted by 17 September, 2009 Comments Off on What is

This website link describes as a default IP address. Network devices like routers use the IP address. It was made to resolve the scarcity of IP addresses usable on the internet and that the range of the IP address is given by RFC 1918.

A private address is an identification assigned to any device, which is part of the computer network. The site continues to describe the IP addresses and their applications on the computer network including the internet.

It also describes NAT and private address space. That NAT were quick fix strategies for the shortage of IP addresses, the use of a router and firewall in the home. It describes the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority and its reserve of IP addresses.

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What is

Posted by 17 September, 2009 Comments Off on What is

This site explains about the structure and features of which is an IP address used by network administrators when setting up a LAN or when using a router. This IP address is situated between and It’s used as a broadband router for companies to facilitate connections and cables. In order to work effectively, only a single device should be linked to it at a time as well as keeping access to only the selected personnel. The is also a default gateway to various computer systems thus subnets can pass information to other subnets through it. If problems are experienced when using it the solution is to find out where the problem originated from then start working from there.

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What is

Posted by 17 September, 2009 (1) Comment

The is an IP address default that is used for particular forms of residential broadband routers.  It’s a private IP network address that can be used on a repetitive basis as long as it’s present on different networks. This IP address is specifically used as a gateway default by the SMC and Belkin broadband routers which mean that the can be used as a medium through which one subnet can pass information to another subnet. The DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) of the routers can enable the automatic designation of IP address to the computers on its network. Thus if computers with a fixed IP address of are set it may cause an IP clash on the entire network.

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Digital Audio Cable

Posted by 17 September, 2009 Comments Off on Digital Audio Cable

In this site you get all the information on the best types of cables and where you can find them. These digital cables are different from what was there a long time ago. The digital audio cables available for the electronics will vary in makes and types and finding the best can be difficult. The information on the digital audio cables available will guide you through the best such that when buying you will be guaranteed quality.

Digital Cable

When figuring out how to install audio cables in your home theatre system you will need reputable kinds of digital audio cables that will offer efficiency when it comes to sound clarity. Twisted-pair audio cables and coaxial cables are some of the cables available.

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