Archive for July, 2010

Filed Under (Co-Op PC Game) by STARTNET on 27-07-2010

How to find a MAC address on your LAN. Locating a MAC address on your network.

CMD run as admin.

Then type in: “getmac /s ” or try: “nbtstat -A ” (without quotes)

But the best way is just to run the great cc-get-mac-address application.
Download here:

Robert Citek wrote about this on the CWE-LUG list a while back, & I thought y’all might find it interesting.

For example, when I want to know all the MAC address and IP addresses on my LAN, I do the following:

# ping -b -c 2 -W 1
# arp | grep eth

although I find this for-loop gives me more complete results:

# for i in $(seq 1 254) ; do ping -c 2 -W 1 192.168.1.$i >& /dev/null & done
# arp | grep eth

The above works great if I know the network I’m on. But what if there is a device that is using a different network IP, e.g. For example, we discovered serendipitously through using ethereal that one of our wireless switches was doing just that.

Now, here’s how I would do the same thing, using the fantabulous nmap:

# nmap -sP -PI -PT

Of course, Robert’s examples assume that his network’s addressing uses 192.168.1.x, while mine assumes 192.168.0.x, but you probably saw that anyway. :)

Filed Under (Co-Op PC Game) by STARTNET on 19-07-2010

Make your dynamic IP virtually static – making your dynamic IP a static IP – Changing your Dynamic IP to a Static IP. If you want to setup a home web server, ftp server, remotely access your computers or a number of other functions without paying for a static IP, then this can help you out.

My client, who runs a warehouse, wanted to be able to remotely login to his server while he was out of the country. To do this he could access it with the dynamic IP, but if it changes while he’s away his access will be denied. A better way to do this is to setup what’s called a Dynamic DNS Service. There are a number of providers that can do this, but I’ll be using DynDNS ( as an example. This enables you to alias a dynamic IP to a static hostname that you can get for free from DynDNS. Here are the steps:

1. Sign up for an account with DynDNS.
2. Under “services” select “dynamic DNS” on the left bar
3. Click “Create Host”
4. Pick any hostname you prefer (can be what you want)
5. Pick a corrosponding domain name (they have a dropdown box with a list)
6. Enter your current external IP address (if you don’t know that go to and click “Add Host”

At this point the only thing left to do is either a) setup the dynamic DNS on your router, or b) install an IP updater program on your computer. If your computer is stationary then sometimes a) is easier. Just login to your router and enter the Host information you setup with DynDNS (most routers already have DynDNS listed). Otherwise you need to download a small program to update your IP … get it here

Also try:

Filed Under (General) by STARTNET on 08-07-2010

COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working Error in Windows 7 / Vista

This problem is basically caused due to incompatible codecs and other COM components installed by various softwares that aren’t fully comtable with Windows like some versions of DivX or Nero

•If you are using DivX, you should be upgraded to the very latest version (6.5+) **** Just This Should Fix it..
•If you are using Nero, you can try upgrading to the latest version (
•You can also disable thumbnail views in windows vista / windows7.
•One another type of possible solution illustrated below of turning off DEP for dllhost, which might not work for everybody.

How To Turn DEP (Data Execution Protection for dllhost.exe) ?

1.Right click on My computer>Properties.
2.Now Click on Advanced System Settings, and then under Advanced / Performance, click Settings.
3.Click the “Data Execution Protection” tab, and then click “Turn on DEP for all programs and services exept those I select”.
4.With Add button, click “Look in:” then browse to C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe, then Open, Apply, ok and ok.

Thats it..Done