Category Archives: Windows

Wildcard domains DNS and local WAMP for website development

When developing websites on a  local WAMP installation, I often need control over the DNS. It is no problem to add a hostname to the Windows hosts file, but a wildcard in the domain does not work. For example you need a wildcard domain when installing Wordpress Multisite locally with subdomains. This article has the solution to add wildcards to your local WAMP installation, without installing Bind or other heavy DNS solutions.

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Configuring the Fritz!Box router

Download the configuration tool

To configure the Fritz!Box router VPN configuration, download the tool: ‘Configure FRITZ!Box VPN Connection’ tool (v01.00.05 or newer) at www.avm.de/en/vpn. Which runs on 2000/XP/Vista, I did not test it on Windows 7.

Attention!

The local and remote network can have the same IP range! Local network is the network where you connect from and remote network is where the Fritz!Box router with VPN will be installed (at home or at your office)

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