A family of networking technologies for LANs. Ethernet encompasses bother the physical connection between devices and part of the protocols which define how the connected devices can communicate.

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No network connection Windows 10

I recently updated my PC to Windows 10 from Windows 8. My computer is not finding my ethernet network adapter anymore and I therefore lost internet connection. My motherboard is the MSI B85-G43 and ...
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Everytime I restart router, i have to plug in ethernet cable again in wan port. Why?

I have an ADSL+2 modem to which I have connected to a TP-LINK WR740N wifi router with a 100 feet Cat6 Ethernet cable. Every time I turn on the router , i have to plug in the Ethernet cable again in ...
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Networking via Switches and Powerline ethernet

I'm interested in trying out this Xbox to Windows 10 streaming thing. Right now my setup is that my Xbox is on its own powerline ethernet switch, as is my PC, and the router is on a 3rd one. The ...
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Determine bottleneck for the Wi-Fi speed and match the Ethernet speed

The speed on my Wi-Fi is substantially less than the speed on the Ethernet. Through mtr, I don't see any substantial packet loss between the laptop to the router. I want to be able to diagnose the ...
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Wondering why this ethernet wall plug is not working?

I have an ethernet wall socket in one room which is wired to another ethernet wall socket in another room. Everything appears to be connected up correctly, but it does not appear to be functioning. ...
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HP Probook 6460b automatically disconnect wireless connection ethernet cable plugged [duplicate]

I am using HP ProBook 6460b laptop. I want to use both wireless and wired connection simultaneously. But when I am try to connect Ethernet cable on Ethernet port the wireless connection going to ...
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Ethernet LED blinks

I have HP 1000-1140ATU notebook PC. it has 2 Ethernet LED. One is White(glows when Cable is plugged and router is working.) second Orange which keeps blinking while Communication. Now my problem is ...
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Sharing internet without wifi

How can I use the Internet on two computers when I only have one Ethernet cable connected to the switch in my hostels's server room which is further connected to central sever room which is further ...
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PC no longer finds network adapter

Yesterday I came to find my computer no longer connected to the internet. It is hard wired directly to the router with an ethernet cable. When I started to investigate the problem, I found out that ...
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Setting up Arctica 4804i Switch [closed]

I need help setting up this switch: http://www.penguincomputing.com/products/network-switches/arctica-4804i/ I have never worked with switches before and am sitting here scratching my head. I tried ...
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How to securely run two LANs on a single ethernet cable?

there are two rooms (A and B) connected by an ethernet cable (~50 meters long). All the main appliances are in Room A (router, server, firewall, smart switch…). Currently all the devices in both the ...
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What are the factors for Bad Ethernet connection?

I just made someone install RJ45 from my Living Room to my Office on two floors above the current one. Cable is Cat6 for what is worth. Thing is that when I put cables on the two ends (one to the ...
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USB connector to Ethernet (and then a router)

ok, i haven't really found an answer anywhere, but is it possible to have a usb cable transmit data through an Ethernet cable and by extension a router, basically what i would like to to is to have ...
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Can two HDBaseT receivers share the same line via an RJ45 splitter?

What I'm trying to accomplish: Allow two HDBaseT receivers to share a single Cat6 Ethernet line via a splitter. IMPORTANT: I AM NOT ASKING FOR PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS. I'M ASKING IF HDBaseT ALLOWS ...
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Is there a way to manually see and write data that comes out an ethernet port? [closed]

I am thinking that since I have a 9 pin Serial port to RJ11 adapter. I can plug the RJ11 port in my laptop's Ethernet port, since they plug in with no conflicts. Is there a way I can send and receive ...
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Thinkpad x200 ethernet cant connect to cisco modem (BUT to router it connects)

I got a problem with my x200 thinkpad. When I connect it with my modem/router thingy (http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/support/modem_DPC3208.html), the connection it not established. Its get stuck ...
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100 mbps network transfers slows down PC

We have a network with many PC's. There is a 1 gbps ethernet switch with 8 ports and a 100 mbps ethernet switch with 8 ports. My PC is plugged into the 1 gbps switch. When someone on the network that ...
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convert Ethernet router into integration gateway

I need to integrate to an Ethernet proprietary network. It is IP based but doesn't implement TCP. I need a router which will poll devices on this network, and periodically post the data using ...
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Dual ethernet interaction [closed]

I was looking at the overview for MSI's new X99A motherboard and noticed that it came with two ethernet ports. I've only ever used motherboards with a single ethernet adapter so I am wondering how the ...
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Network devices down suddenly

This is a home network with many wired and wireless devices. Yesterday I plugged in a bad CAT5e cable (Orange/White and Orange - Tx- & Tx+) were crossed. It seems I lost all internet access for my ...
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Optimal advanced settings for Gigabit NIC

My laptop's NIC is gigabit and I am searching for the optimal settings on the "Advanced" menu to take advantage of gigabit speeds. The settings are: Energy Effecient Ethernet Green Ethernet EEE ...
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Unable to Connect Marantz receiver on Ethernet on D-link 2750U

I was using a Netgear router, which was connected to my BSNL internet connection working as a Modem and a Router, it was connected to my Marantz receiver as well which I use to connect through my ...
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Twisting a LAN cable in the middle of another one

Theoretically if i have 3 devices and i want to connect them through a lan cable, can i connect 2 of them with a LAN cable, then cut it in the middle and twist in a third cable. Will it work as three ...
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What is the procedure of gaining and maintaining wireless internet?

There are a lot of parts in the procedure of having and maintaining a Wifi connection (or lack thereof) that sometimes makes me confused as to what the heck is going on when I try to connect to a ...
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What does a router do?

This question in its current state may be too broad, so I'll clarify. Obviously, most routers today are a combination modem, WiFi transceiver and router, taking the signal off the phone line, ...
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HTML5 web content really slow, somehow caused by ethernet driver

HTML5 content is really slow for me, browser independent. It seems that my ethernet driver crashed recently, causing HTML5 videos and other content to load slowly, get stuck etc. I updated the driver ...
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How do I detect whether somebody is using my MAC address?

Some universities use MAC addresses of laptops to share internet. When we access to internet by common routers (universities, working place) if someone use our MAC it is a problem since data usage of ...
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Only one of two ethernet connections has internet access

Alright, this one has got me completely stumped. Among other devices, I have three computers currently connected to the same wireless router: One of them is connected through ethernet and has ...
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Ethernet will not activate on DELL/Alienware Aurora R4 box running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm running an Alienware Aurora R4 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the Ethernet cable is plugged in, the light is amber, but it will not connect. It shows: NEVER USED. I've turned off IPV6 and set IPV4 ...
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Rejoin split ethernet cable?

In my apartment we have an old LAN network where every room is reached by ONE ethernet cable that splits in 2 ethernet ports, the same happens to the hub where 6 cables arrive (one from each room) and ...
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Splitting my Ethernet signal

My modem comes into my house on the first floor and I have a Cat5 cable running from it through the walls upstairs to my wireless router. I need the router upstairs in order to get a hardline to my ...
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“Automate” a clean install of a random personal Windows computer? [closed]

I'm the guy who is always tasked with reinstalling Windows on random personal PCs with different hardware. I'm referring to friends, family, personal PCs and not organized corporate PCs. I did not ...
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I am getting small shock on my laptop's metal part when i connect to WLAN Ethernet

I use a cat 5e, 4 pairs, UTP cable using T-568 B standards. when i connect this wan cable provided by my ISP (my ISP don't need any Modem it's a direct digital) in my Dell xps 15R L502X (early 2011) ...
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Is it better to have 2x 48 port switches or 4x 24 port switches in a network?

Short questions Is it better to run a large local network through either : A) run all cables back to 2x connected 48 port ethernet switches (with STP (required by Sonos)). or B) Run 4 x 24 port ...
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Do Rj45 couplers slow down / create bottle necks in a network?

Do Rj45 couplers like the ones here on amazon below slow down a network / create bottle necks. Network switches are specced as gigabit or 10/100, but i havnt seen any couplers specced as such, is this ...
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Ethernet over Powerlines

I have a question about Ethernet over Powerlines. I am trying to create a network between my main floor, and my basement. The thing is my basement is a separate apartment. I am wondering if Ethernet ...
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Could connecting two seperate routers via an ethernet switch cause issues on one or either of the networks?

We've got 2 incoming internet connections each coming into their own modem / router combi. (I do plan to eventually combine these connections using a load balance, but haven't got round to it yet). ...
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Data hub setup for a structured wiring panel

I have a structure wiring panel in my home and the bedrooms and living room all have ethernet jacks. All the coaxial cables in the panel are labelled as: 1, 2, 3, fp1, fp2, and 2 cables called emarc ...
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Is there a magic box that can simulate 2 different IP addresses through a USB port

In work we have equipment pc's that is segrgated to the company network because the machine makers pc standard never matches the comapny requirements and validation activities render it impossible to ...
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DHCP server on bridged Ethernet/Wifi not working; Windows 7

I live in an apartment complex that provides Wifi. I have my Windows 7 laptop connected to this Wifi, and that works fine. I have setup a network bridge between Wifi and the Ethernet port. I have also ...
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Can you suggest a more reliable Wi-Fi setup for use on a Yacht?

I have a friend with a yacht who is having networking issues trying to get devices connected on his boat. He regularly sails between marinas and needs to basically 'repeat' their Wi-fi connection. ...
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Get IP address from one-to-one connection?

I have PC box with installed Windows Embedded which runs specific software and have no display and I can't connect one. It has stable ip address which was set years ago, but somehow it was lost by ...
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Synology read performance degrades with Jumbo Frames over 6000

Short Version My home network is pure gigabit with devices that all support jumbo frames up to at least ~9000 bytes. Increasing the MTU jumbo frame setting on the Synology to 6000 (bytes) increases ...
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View network devices on different subnet

I have my main router (192.168.1.1) connected to another router (second router) via ethernet (used as an access point 192.168.1.2) to extend my coverage. Other network devices are also connected to my ...
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When terminating a straight through network cable, should I use 568A or 568B?

What the title says, really. Sure, it'll work either way, even if I order them by my favourite colors, provided they are the same in both ends, but what is the "correct" standard to use with 100BaseTX ...
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No connectivity at CAT6 Ports

I've been running into a bit of a weird issue, so hopefully this run down will help someone come up with ideas I haven't had. I'm setting up a new home that has the following: CAT5E 350MHz T.568C.2 ...
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Windows 7 professional Networking query using Sky Broadband and NAS

I have a D-Link NAS which was working happily thru an EE BrightHub. It could access the internet whilst the PC was switched off. I have changed from EE to Sky and find an issue with the Sky hub. It ...
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Reset Bios now onboard ethernet is detected but can't connect

The other day I reset the bios on my Dell Dimension e310 and installed windows 7 on it right after. This computer is mainly just for me to play around on so I've been installing a lot of OSs on it ...
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How do I get ethernet cable to register on the network? [closed]

I have been using an ethernet cable on my personal Windows 7 x64 laptop to my corporate network at work. I unplugged it one day, then plugged it back in the next day, I didn't even use the laptop ...
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Netgear N600 Router/Modem Access Point

I have a NetGear N600 Router/Modem that I used to use before I got a new router and modem. I've been wanting to get an ethernet connection into my room without having to route a cable across the ...