Send Messages across workgroups in a trailer park

July 13, 2012 at 09:24:17
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I manage a Wifi and Hardline network in a trailer park. I would like to Messaging across workgroups when I will be shutting the connection down or doing other maint. on it. is there any way to do this?

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#1
July 13, 2012 at 09:52:14
Look into the net send command, it may do what you need.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#2
July 13, 2012 at 09:54:35
In order to do this you need to run it in DOS.

I don't know what O/S you are running but if you are on XP go to Start > Run > then type in cmd, then press enter.

If you are on Windows 7 then go to Start > In search box write in "cmd".


Once you are in DOS type in net send /domain:domainame after you write in your domain name press space bar then write the message you wish to send to all users on the domain/workgroup.

For Windows 7 have a look at this link :

http://www.cezeo.com/tips-and-trick...

Get back to me with the outcome.


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#3
July 13, 2012 at 10:31:15
net send was removed in Windows 7, and maybe Vista as well. It was replaced by the msg command.

If you use net send it requires the clients to be running the Windows Messaging Service, whereas msg does not, or samba on Linux.

Tony

Tony


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#4
July 13, 2012 at 13:49:10
The problem is that I'm not running a domain service, it is a free wifi service provided by the landlord of a trailer park. so each person that connects can be on their own workgroup based on their own settings. I want to send a message to those users on unknown workgroup's. I have seen Free wifi cafe's with a program or something that they call up to target a specific computer using their wifi, even though it is not set to their workgroup or domain, and I can't find anything like it doing searches in Google, Yahoo, Cnet, or anywhere else. If anyone out their knows of what I need to get please let me know here thank you very much. I can get their Mac Addresses and IP address but that is about it.



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#5
July 14, 2012 at 08:40:40
I don't believe you'll find a way to send messages to other people's networks. Especially if they have a SOHO Router with a firewall up.

I have seen Free wifi cafe's with a program or something that they call up to target a specific computer using their wifi, even though it is not set to their workgroup or domain

This was within one LAN. You're talking about sending to multiple separate LAN's which you're not a part of. This is a totally different situation and that messaging service likely won't work in your situation.

Can you not create a web page they can all connect to for info on the local internet. Maybe an email group including someone from each home......

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
July 14, 2012 at 09:28:31
I was thinking of just making the web page, for everyone to see. Now to figure out how to set all those that connect to the network to see a static page if I have the network down for some reason. Might have to make a page and just ask each person to download it and set it p where when the connection is down it comes up.
Thanks for all the help guys.

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#7
July 16, 2012 at 10:52:13
Look into a Captive Portal.

Tony


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