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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Check MAC address of a device on the other end of an Ethernet cable

Assuming I have a machine with Windows / Mac / Linux OS installed that's connected via Ethernet to an unknown device (e.g.: router, another computer, LAN printer), how can I figure out that device's ...
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What's wrong with my home networking setup?

I have the following home network setup: Ground Floor Typical Wireless router which is connected to WAN/Internet and its LAN IP is 10.0.0.1. DHCP is ON with the address pool set to 10.0.0.100 to ...
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Is it possible for a desktop computer to use a laptop's WiFi? [duplicate]

Given a curious setup, my desktop computer is now far from an accessible connection to the internet as it lacks WiFi, yet I do have a spare laptop lying around with WiFi capabilities. Is it possible ...
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Can I “add” an ethernet port to laptop using USB-to-Ethernet Adapter

I have a laptop with one ethernet port and a wifi too. To share an internet connection, I connect my laptop through wifi (typically in hotels), then bridge it to the ethernet port by making the ...
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Can I use my hub to expand my network?

I have one line of Ethernet, with no DHCP on it ( I have to assign IP manually). Now I want to turn that one line into 10 lines. I am using a Hub to do so, but it's not working. There doesn't seem to ...
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What kind of cable do I have to use to administrate 3com SuperStack ® II Switch 3300?

Documantation for this switch says to use "Null modem cable". Do I have to use some kind of cable with one end "null modem" connector and the other end "Ethernet" connector? What is the name of it? ...
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conecting my ps to my tv using ethernet

i am trying to connect my tv to the internet, my pc receives a wifi signal via my neighbours router and i am wanting to send that signal via my pc's ethernet port to my tv using an ethernet cable. my ...
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What is the purpose of usb0 ethernet device on Centos 6.5 machine?

My Centos 6.5 machine installed with 2 ethernet device (eth0 and eth1). But when I listed all ethernet device with ifconfig -a as root, in resulted list have another ethernet device usb0, as follow: ...
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SSH working, but SCP+git not working at all when network link is overloaded

SCP (and other programs that use SSH, like git) establishes a connection, but just sits there without doing anything. Using an SSH shell works fine. This only happens when the Ethernet network link ...
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No connections are available

Desktop machine operating on Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1. Ethernet cable is plugged into the computer on one end, and into the WAN port of the wireless router on the other. ...
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How to use the Suricata IDS to monitor the entire network?

I have the following 3 PCs connected to a router via Ethernet: PC1 – 192.168.1.101 (Linux Ubuntu) PC2 – 192.168.1.100 (Windows) PC3 – 192.168.1.1 (Windows) All PCs can ping each other. PC1 has ...
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D-Link Ethernet PCI Card DGE-528T

Since my built-in Ethernet port fail to acces the internet, I decided to buy and install a brand new D-Link Ethernet PCI Card DGE-528T. On one side I can access lots of web sites and on the other ...
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Ubuntu failing to acquire IPv4 over I217-V, Windows failing do the same over a USB Ethernet adapter

Just installed a fresh copy of 14.04, and ran into a very upsetting issue, which I wouldn't expect to encounter in 2014: Ubuntu refuses to work with my integrated network controller - Intel I217-V. ...
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Use wifi for internet but access a printer over ethernet

In my office I have a Wifi connection and a LAN connection the printers are connected via LAN. LAN and Wifi both have internet but the LAN internet is slower. I want to use internet through Wifi but ...
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Connect main (serving) PC to router or to switch in high traffic LAN?

I am restructuring my home network after finally upgrading my aging Linksys WRT54G router to an Asus RT-N66U. All desktop computers are gigabit ethernet wired connections utilizing multiple switches. ...
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Routing data over WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 8

I have a wireless connection that I use for internet and an Ethernet connection which connects to another router that is set up as a client repeater bridge (dd-wrt). I want to be able to connect to ...
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Connect 4G router to multiple devices via Ethernet cable

I have a 4G router (Huawei e5172) with one LAN port (DHCP enabled). I need to connect 3 PCs and 1 wireless access point to this router via Ethernet so I got a 5-port Ethernet switch and connected it ...
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Internet speed is slower than other PC/Laptop on my LAN

I have subscribed for 40Mbps Internet connection. But in my PC I have just 10Mbps (with CAT 6 Ethernet cable and Intel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection). I have also tested the internet speed ...
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Sharing internet connection using ethernet switch

I use a TP-Link modem for my internet connection and use a switch to share the internet connection between two PCs. I previously had a Enterr switch that worked perfectly fine and recently stopped ...
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Skydog is slowing my internet speed

I have two systems running my internet at home: Skydog and BOB (iinet). When I use Skydog (either by Ethernet or wifi) my load speed slows dramatically. However my Dad’s computer runs perfectly both ...
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Connect to the internet via routing through another PC?

Build Windows 2008 R2 Server. Two (2) Ethernet ports: One Ethernet port, statically assigned to 192.168.2.4, is connected to an internal subnet (192.168.2.x), which I'm using for a local test ...
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Ethernet issues in Linux mint.

After a hardrive crash I installed mint 17 LTS with many attending woes related to lack of drivers (two of my 8 usb ports can actually recognize devices plugged into them). I'm currently attempting to ...
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Speed difference between cat6 and cat5

At what speed am I likely to see a real difference between Cat6 and Cat5 Ethernet cables? From what I know, there is little difference speed wise when the connection is slow, so what is the minimum ...
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Ethernet cable too long?

I have an Ethernet cable running from a Huawei ADSL router to a computer> The total length is 61 meters (200 ft). When connected to the computer, a cycle of identifying, disconnected, identifying, ...
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Ip conflict and ethernet issues

I have this mobo Gigabyte Z87N-WIFI rev 2.0 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4732#ov which has two lan ports and when i unplug the jack from atheros port and plug it to intel ...
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Giving a switch an IP Address so I can telnet into it

Right, so I've just reloaded my switch resetting the to complete default configuration. It's a Cisco Catalyst 3560. What I am trying to achieve is this: Giving the switch an IP Address, then telnet to ...
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Network Fluctuating

Am working an a small business and i have over 20 client computers on my LAN and i am having a windows Server 2008 R2 on the LAN also which is my dns server. My ISP installed a bridge (outdoor) that ...
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Adjusting Ethernet Frame padding for ARP protocol in windows

Is it possible to configure the count of trailing (padded octets) used for stuffing the ARP messages created by Windows 2008? NOTE: I hoped, but could not find any info in the TCPIP_Reg.doc from ...
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Share internet connection to ethernet and hosted network

I have used my iPhone as the source of internet using USB connected to my laptop (Local Area Connection). How do I share the connection to: a computer connected via Ethernet a hosted network ...
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What is the “Current message level”?

What is the "Current message level" of an interface that ethtool provides? E.g. ethtool eth1 [Other stuff] Current message level: 0x00000014 (20) What is the message level? What is message ...
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Windows 7: How do I find missing drivers?

I installed windows 7 32 bit for a friend, his laptop is hp 2000-2d07ee. I installed all the drivers I could find here. I ran windows update, I searched in device manager for these drivers couldn't ...
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Read registers on a NIC card on Windows

I have a Realtek Ethernet Controller on my x86 machine running Windows 7. I have the datasheet for the Ethernet controller. I am trying to debug a low-level issue and I need to read certain registers ...
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Why my internet speed is very inconsistent/slow with switch

I recently bought a switch http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156250 so I could get more ethernet ports in my room. All I had to do was plug in an ethernet cable from my router ...
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Excel - switching from ethernet-cable to wireless - file becomes read only

I tried to figure this out already, but I haven't come up with a solution so far. We have a laptop that is connected to our network via ethernet-cable as long as it sits in the docking station and ...
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Macbook Pro and Edimax Ethernet to USB adaptor

I am using Macbook pro 13 retina (from 2013). It does not have ethernet connector and I need to plug in ethernet cable in my work office. So I have bought EDIMAX Ethernet to USB adaptor. For some time ...
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Disabled network card and turn off Network Discovery so why is Windows still looking for network or connection?

I am confused and this is driving me crazy: I have two network drives attached to a network router that connects to my computer via LAN/Ethernet. Every time the computer reboots, it takes about 5 ...
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I have split my PPPoE connection with an Ethernet switch and now I am getting the same speed in both PC simultaneously. why is that?

Not that I am complaining or anything, its just that I am overwhelmed! I have a PC and a laptop and a Netgear 5 port Fast Ethernet Switch. I connected both of my computers to the switch and started ...
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Windows 8.1 NIC Exists in Two Networks at once

My ethernet adapter is showing in two windows network locations at once. How is this possible and how do I remedy it? The ethernet adapter is configured: IP: 192.168.10.100 subnet: 255.255.0.0 ...
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VMware 10 and Linux guest OS: how to change NIC driver from vmxnet3 to vmxnet

Guest OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Host OS: Windows 7 VMware Workstation 10 Problem: vmware tools automatically install vmxnet3 driver, without an option to select nic driver. In .vmx, ethernet0.virtualDev = ...
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Why does just splitting an Ethernet cable not work?

I thought the Ethernet is logically a one-line communication bus (for argument's sake, I am excluding hubs). All machines attached on the bus hears the same signals and the machines themselves try to ...
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Why does no small Rj45 port exist? [closed]

While I bought my last Tablet I noticed that no Tablet (and most smaller notebooks /convertibles) has a Rj45 port. Which I finde quite dissatisfying since I like to use RJ45 in numerous places. I ...
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Centralized computer with control possibilities from several locations within same network

In my new home I would like to make a different set up for my computer. I want to place my computer in a certain location in my house, like a closet or something. And then be able to access that ...
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All USB ports on my laptop are dead, any options via Ethernet, SD/MMC or HDMI?

My son's laptop has taken alot of pain in his school over the last few months and he and his buddies have succeeded in breaking both USB ports. I've opened the box, unsoldered the USB ports, replaced ...
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USB3.0 network cards: worth buying?

So, my current laptop is an ethernetless "ultrabook" with a rather poor built-in wifi, and this causes problems (unacceptable ping in online FPS games, reconnects, etc). Cheap external USB wifi is ...
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multiple network interfaces, browser issue

I have two network interfaces on my laptop: wireless, and wired. The wireless network is connected to the internet (automatic, dynamic ip assignment). The ethernet card is connected to an embedded ...
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How do I Connect a 30yr-old Tandy 1400LT laptop to the internet?

Just for the fun of it, I want to get an old Tandy 1400LT laptop: NEC V20 (Intel 8088 equivalent) 640 KB RAM 9'' CGA backlit monochrome display two 3,5'' 720KB DD floppy drives RS-232C serial port ...
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PPPoE in Linux Mint 16

I use a broadband connection in windows 7 to connect to internet. I use a spoofed MAC id on the same Windows 7 laptop because my internet is MAC binded to my desktop computer. Now I am trying to ...
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How do I switch from ethernet to WIFI (and vice versa) without losing connection?

I there a way to switch between ethernet and WIFI connections without losing connection? I am downloading a huge file via Firefox without an option to resume.
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Wireless or wired LAN: Which consumes less power?

I have a printer that has Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi WLAN. The printer is seldom used, so I'm interested in minimizing idle power consumption. My Wi-Fi AP is on anyway, so that's not interesting. My ...
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Ethernet connection not detected

my Ethernet connection somehow stopped being detected by Windows and Ubuntu on my laptop(Dell Inspiron M5010) all of a sudden after just another reboot. The local area connection is not showing up in ...