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aljuhani
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      10-25-2006
Dear microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless Group members,

Just wanted to indicate that we seem to be running out of discussions
in this group as there is always an answer under ezlan.net.

I have been to the website and seems fine but there are thousands of
other resources on the net and I do not see the reason of limiting all
references to ezlan.net unless is something to do with search engine
ranking improvement.

I of course appreciate the work of Mr. Jack (MVP-Networking) but thats
what I have noticed and felt that it is important to express to the
group members.

Thanks.

-aljuhani

 
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      10-25-2006
Hi,

One reason for this is that since wireless networking is a big broad topic
and it is hard to explain the features especially the setup features to a
person who has never seen a wireless network. This is true for people outside
of the USA and aplenty in Asia where i live.

So unless a user who goes for a wireless network or a wireless router will
be overwhelmed at the complexity at the set up features needed for either a
stand alone laptop or a wireless network and the only best way is by trial
and error. If you can get to visualise how a wireless router is setup or how
a wireless network is configured on a laptop then you will be seeing a lot of
things including the troubleshooting stages. And in fact it is never
documented except in ezlan.net

In fact I had experienced wireless networking during MS Events with the MS
evangelists who attend those events at 5-star hotels before going for a
wireless network and I must say that it is pretty tough to troubleshoot these
kind of problems unless you have an overview of what is going on and why.
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"aljuhani" wrote:

> Dear microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless Group members,
>
> Just wanted to indicate that we seem to be running out of discussions
> in this group as there is always an answer under ezlan.net.
>
> I have been to the website and seems fine but there are thousands of
> other resources on the net and I do not see the reason of limiting all
> references to ezlan.net unless is something to do with search engine
> ranking improvement.
>
> I of course appreciate the work of Mr. Jack (MVP-Networking) but thats
> what I have noticed and felt that it is important to express to the
> group members.
>
> Thanks.
>
> -aljuhani
>
>

 
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Malke
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      10-25-2006
aljuhani wrote:

> Dear microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless Group members,
>
> Just wanted to indicate that we seem to be running out of discussions
> in this group as there is always an answer under ezlan.net.
>
> I have been to the website and seems fine but there are thousands of
> other resources on the net and I do not see the reason of limiting all
> references to ezlan.net unless is something to do with search engine
> ranking improvement.

(snippage)

Then post some.

Malke
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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      10-25-2006
Hi

After spending time on many public forums I noticed that certain questions
are repeating quite often, so instead of keep typing the same answers I came
up with the EZLAN.NET idea.

As an example, most current laptops come with both wire and wireless Network
Cards. End-users wanted to know if it possible to set preference to decide
automatically which connection should be used first in the presence of both
wire and wireless (like use the wire first when it plugged in the Office,
and default to Wireless at home). The answer is Metrics, however if the
end-user does not know that, how he/she is going to look for it. At the
time, the I noticed that, the question kept coming in many forums on a daily
basis. There were many sources concerning Metrics on the Internet. However,
these pages did not make the direct connection to what the users were
looking for, and they are written in a way that makes it hard to End-Users
to understand how specifically it set in Windows XP. Therefore, I published
a simple page explaining the choices and how to set it (
http://www.ezlan.net/metrics.html ). Naturally, when I come across a
question concerning Network's connection preference I link to the metrics
page on EZLAN.NET (the same rational applies to most of the pages on
EZLAN.NET).

If you type "Configuring Metrics" into a MSN Search, or Google, EZLAN.NET
comes first, that has nothing to do with me (I do not think that I linked to
the page more than 20 or 30 times), it just shows the current popularity of
this topic

To the best of my recollection, I never issued a patent on using this
approach other people (and Microsoft MVPs) do something similar. May be
you would like to give it a try too.



As for your comment "something to do with search engine ranking improvement".



I hope that you noticed that EZLAN.NET does have any commercial aspects (Not
even the ""obligatory"" Ad Sense). I DO NOT have any financial benefits
from the Site, (actually the more traffic the more it costs me).

In my main profession I am a specialist in NeuroRehabilitation, I have No
income associated with my computer related Internet activities.

Jack (MVP-Networking).

P.S. If you have few pages that follow the same rational, I would be glad to
publish them and give you the credit.





"aljuhani" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Dear microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless Group members,
>
> Just wanted to indicate that we seem to be running out of discussions
> in this group as there is always an answer under ezlan.net.
>
> I have been to the website and seems fine but there are thousands of
> other resources on the net and I do not see the reason of limiting all
> references to ezlan.net unless is something to do with search engine
> ranking improvement.
>
> I of course appreciate the work of Mr. Jack (MVP-Networking) but thats
> what I have noticed and felt that it is important to express to the
> group members.
>
> Thanks.
>
> -aljuhani
>



 
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Patty
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      10-26-2006
On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 12:40:23 -0400, Jack (MVP-Networking). wrote:

> Hi
>
> After spending time on many public forums I noticed that certain questions
> are repeating quite often, so instead of keep typing the same answers I came
> up with the EZLAN.NET idea.
>
> As an example, most current laptops come with both wire and wireless Network
> Cards. End-users wanted to know if it possible to set preference to decide
> automatically which connection should be used first in the presence of both
> wire and wireless (like use the wire first when it plugged in the Office,
> and default to Wireless at home). The answer is Metrics, however if the
> end-user does not know that, how he/she is going to look for it. At the
> time, the I noticed that, the question kept coming in many forums on a daily
> basis. There were many sources concerning Metrics on the Internet. However,
> these pages did not make the direct connection to what the users were
> looking for, and they are written in a way that makes it hard to End-Users
> to understand how specifically it set in Windows XP. Therefore, I published
> a simple page explaining the choices and how to set it (
> http://www.ezlan.net/metrics.html ). Naturally, when I come across a
> question concerning Network's connection preference I link to the metrics
> page on EZLAN.NET (the same rational applies to most of the pages on
> EZLAN.NET).
>
> If you type "Configuring Metrics" into a MSN Search, or Google, EZLAN.NET
> comes first, that has nothing to do with me (I do not think that I linked to
> the page more than 20 or 30 times), it just shows the current popularity of
> this topic
>
> To the best of my recollection, I never issued a patent on using this
> approach other people (and Microsoft MVPs) do something similar. May be
> you would like to give it a try too.
>
>
>
> As for your comment "something to do with search engine ranking improvement".
>
>
>
> I hope that you noticed that EZLAN.NET does have any commercial aspects (Not
> even the ""obligatory"" Ad Sense). I DO NOT have any financial benefits
> from the Site, (actually the more traffic the more it costs me).
>
> In my main profession I am a specialist in NeuroRehabilitation, I have No
> income associated with my computer related Internet activities.
>
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>
> P.S. If you have few pages that follow the same rational, I would be glad to
> publish them and give you the credit.


Well, you know, I tried the metric thing with my Sony Laptop. When I set
it to default to wired first, it still connected to both, wired and
wireless. I had to disconnect from the wirelss manually. Luckily, my Sony
has a switch to just turn off the wireless.

Patty
 
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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      10-26-2006
Hi
Metrics settings does not switch Off the second connection it just establish
the preferred connection.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"Patty" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 12:40:23 -0400, Jack (MVP-Networking). wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> After spending time on many public forums I noticed that certain
>> questions
>> are repeating quite often, so instead of keep typing the same answers I
>> came
>> up with the EZLAN.NET idea.
>>
>> As an example, most current laptops come with both wire and wireless
>> Network
>> Cards. End-users wanted to know if it possible to set preference to
>> decide
>> automatically which connection should be used first in the presence of
>> both
>> wire and wireless (like use the wire first when it plugged in the Office,
>> and default to Wireless at home). The answer is Metrics, however if the
>> end-user does not know that, how he/she is going to look for it. At the
>> time, the I noticed that, the question kept coming in many forums on a
>> daily
>> basis. There were many sources concerning Metrics on the Internet.
>> However,
>> these pages did not make the direct connection to what the users were
>> looking for, and they are written in a way that makes it hard to
>> End-Users
>> to understand how specifically it set in Windows XP. Therefore, I
>> published
>> a simple page explaining the choices and how to set it (
>> http://www.ezlan.net/metrics.html ). Naturally, when I come across a
>> question concerning Network's connection preference I link to the metrics
>> page on EZLAN.NET (the same rational applies to most of the pages on
>> EZLAN.NET).
>>
>> If you type "Configuring Metrics" into a MSN Search, or Google, EZLAN.NET
>> comes first, that has nothing to do with me (I do not think that I linked
>> to
>> the page more than 20 or 30 times), it just shows the current popularity
>> of
>> this topic
>>
>> To the best of my recollection, I never issued a patent on using this
>> approach other people (and Microsoft MVPs) do something similar. May
>> be
>> you would like to give it a try too.
>>
>>
>>
>> As for your comment "something to do with search engine ranking
>> improvement".
>>
>>
>>
>> I hope that you noticed that EZLAN.NET does have any commercial aspects
>> (Not
>> even the ""obligatory"" Ad Sense). I DO NOT have any financial
>> benefits
>> from the Site, (actually the more traffic the more it costs me).
>>
>> In my main profession I am a specialist in NeuroRehabilitation, I have No
>> income associated with my computer related Internet activities.
>>
>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>>
>> P.S. If you have few pages that follow the same rational, I would be glad
>> to
>> publish them and give you the credit.

>
> Well, you know, I tried the metric thing with my Sony Laptop. When I set
> it to default to wired first, it still connected to both, wired and
> wireless. I had to disconnect from the wirelss manually. Luckily, my
> Sony
> has a switch to just turn off the wireless.
>
> Patty



 
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David Hettel
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      10-26-2006
I believe that the purpose here for most users is to get answers that work
IMHO ezlan.net does just that, that's why I have included links to it. And I
hope Jack doesn't mind. I try to give the clearest link I can find, often
that is ezlan.net. You are free to post different answers, or links to other
sites if you believe they will help. There are generally a number of
different ways to accomplish any given task in Windows, for most new users
having twenty different paths or way to get where they are going isn't
helpful, just confusing. At least that has been my experience. Nor does it
help the new user half way down a path to a solution, to be given directions
to finish a path they are not on.

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"aljuhani" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Dear microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless Group members,
>
> Just wanted to indicate that we seem to be running out of discussions
> in this group as there is always an answer under ezlan.net.
>
> I have been to the website and seems fine but there are thousands of
> other resources on the net and I do not see the reason of limiting all
> references to ezlan.net unless is something to do with search engine
> ranking improvement.
>
> I of course appreciate the work of Mr. Jack (MVP-Networking) but thats
> what I have noticed and felt that it is important to express to the
> group members.
>
> Thanks.
>
> -aljuhani
>



 
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Patty
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      10-26-2006
On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:19:26 -0400, Jack (MVP-Networking). wrote:

> Hi
> Metrics settings does not switch Off the second connection it just establish
> the preferred connection.
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>


So, the point is? If one has preference over the other and yet they both
still connect what's the point? You don't want them to both connect when
you're using the computer, do you?

Thanks!

Patty
 
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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      10-26-2006
Hi
If you have one Network, they are connected but both are Not really Active .
Only one connection to same Network can be maintained, and the metrics
established which one would be the default connection.. You might not need
this feature but other do.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"Patty" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:19:26 -0400, Jack (MVP-Networking). wrote:
>
>> Hi
>> Metrics settings does not switch Off the second connection it just
>> establish
>> the preferred connection.
>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>>

>
> So, the point is? If one has preference over the other and yet they both
> still connect what's the point? You don't want them to both connect when
> you're using the computer, do you?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Patty



 
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David Hettel
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      10-26-2006
Perhaps you just don't get it. The point is with metrics, you can control
how the request is routed (which card the request is sent out on) So yes
both cards get IP addresses and both cards maybe connected to two very
different networks, but the metrics determine which card the computer sends
request through. In effect plugging or unplugging your cards as needed.

--
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Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
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DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights


"Patty" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:19:26 -0400, Jack (MVP-Networking). wrote:
>
>> Hi
>> Metrics settings does not switch Off the second connection it just
>> establish
>> the preferred connection.
>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>>

>
> So, the point is? If one has preference over the other and yet they both
> still connect what's the point? You don't want them to both connect when
> you're using the computer, do you?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Patty



 
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