Some handy hints and tips about Networking:

Difference between Cat5e, Cat 6, and Cat7

A network pinout guide

Network Pinout

IPCONFIG: If you have problems with local network on PC’s and laptops, IPCONFIG can help with MOST of these issues IF they are caused by software. If you switch routers etc. then this is an essential piece of kit. Open Windows Command Line Interface in ADMIN Mode and copy and paste these commands.

ipconfig /release ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /renew

As an extra ipconfig /registerdns

Here is an explanation of each command:

How to Enable/Disable NetBios

How to Enable/Disable NetBios using the Command Prompt
First use this command to find out which card number you need to edit:

wmic nicconfig get caption,index,TcpipNetbiosOptions

make a mental note of your LAN card ID (in the pic mine is 12)

You can copy and paste the commands from this page to your Command Prompt 🙂 

So now use this command:

wmic nicconfig where index=12 call SetTcpipNetbios 2
The number at the end is what you are trying to do, here are your options:
(change the number 12 to your card’s ID)

SetTcpopNetbios option:
0 – Use NetBIOS setting from the DHCP server
1 – Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
2 – Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP

That’s it – Now reboot 🙂 

To edit the Windows Firewall (sometimes this is ON when you think it’s OFF)
just run this command:


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