Using the Windows 7 Event log to check WLAN Link Quality

When using WLAN on a day to day basis we can see the WLAN signal strength via the Windows User Interface as shown in the screenshot below. But there are other ways, and yes the approach might appear a bit inconvenient, but basically I want to demonstrate the Power of the Windows Event log. First open the Windows Event viewer (eventvwr.msc) and then within the View Menu enable the Show Analytic and Debug Logs option. Read More …

ToolTip: Network Emulator for Windows Toolkit

While watching the Deep Dive on Designing a BranchCache Infrastructure presentation I noticed the Network Emulator for Windows Toolkit (NEWT) that Tyler Barton was using to simulate a slow network link during his BranchCache demo. After a quick search I’ve found a compiled version for 32 and 64 bit here provided by Marco Pol. NEWT is a Very useful easy to use tool if you want to simulate a slow network connection for testing BranchCache, Read More …

TinyURL

Some of you who have read Technical books might have noticed that the author provided download links to content that starts with http://tinyurl.com/ TinyURL.com is a free service that allows you to create nice short URLs to your own or other sites or download content on the web. Let me give an example with this blog post. The full URL to this blog post is: http://www.verboon.info/index.php/2009/02/tinyurl/ kind of a long URL right ? For demonstration purposes I Read More …