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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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Short-circuited ethernet wiring? Cable tester loop

Ethernet at the place I rent was dead, and since I noticed the wire was terminated in "reverse" 568 B standard, I bought crimper and cable tester to fix it. However, there is still NO connection ...
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Can my laptop's model have internet speed restrictions?

So I just upgraded to 120 Mbps internet. It works fine on all of the devices on the network, I get up to 90-100 on most. However, even connected through an ethernet cable, this specific laptop keeps ...
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Home NAS design?

There are a lot of questions about NAS here. I'm looking for input on how to expand my home network: with a (4-bay) NAs. Current setup: 1x PC (gigabit ethernet), 1x Mac (gigabit ethernet), 1x media ...
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Internet access without NIC card?

If have a USB modem dongle for INTERNET connection. Can i access INTERNET from a brand new desktop/laptop without NIC card using this dongle? I feel that the dongle is just a modem ( with a DHCP ...
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Some sites load very slowly or not at all

I am staying with my friend in her dorm room. She doesn't have wifi, we're just using one Ethernet cable she has. While her computer (win7) works as expected, when I plug in the cable, some sites are ...
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Is it possible to use a ethernet switch to provide two different routers with the same internet?

Say I wanted to created two networks. One for the more privileged group of people. The restrictions on this network would be less severe. Then the other network would be for the "guests" or those ...
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Accidentally click “disconnect” on wired internet connection, cannot get it back

So for internet access I had two options installed. The first is wireless and my backup option, which I use if my powerline network adapter is being sluggish. The powerline adapter plugged into an ...
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Linux Mint: Set eth0 to static IP now linux won't boot

I set my desktop running Linux Mint 16 to a static ip. The idea being I could connect to the desktop as a server. This way I could access my bitnami lamp stack from my laptop if I wanted to program in ...
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Driver ma-config : “your hardware is not supported on this windows version”

I'm not sure if it's the right place place to ask for this but well, I don't find the answer anywhere so I try here. To be simple I'll describe my situation : My PC was running under Win 8.1 x64 and ...
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where to place network switch now that wires are run?

I just had my house reno'd with about 1000' of CAT6 everywhere, for both internet and phone Currently, nothing but cables dangling from the walls, gathered in the basement I've never wired up a ...
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unable to change ip address because ipconfig is telling me the ethernet cable is disconnected when its not

lenovo something running windows 8 This is what I get: "No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has it's media disconnected." The ethernet cable is connected and internet is ...
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Type of UTP cable for running outdoors

Currently in our home we have UTP Cat5e cables for Internet connection, which have been here for over 10 years. We are now going to expand a line to the back of our yard and we'd like to make it a bit ...
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Two PCs, one ethernet port - whats the best solution [duplicate]

I have two PCs which need to share one ethernet port. What is the best solution? I have tried using a splitter, and then two splitters.....only one PC gets internet at a time. What can I try? ...
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windows 8.1 broke internet

recently I was forced to update to windows 8.1, and now neither my WiFi nor Ethernet works at all. I have a Qualcomm atheros Ethernet adapter and an Intel WiFi one. I've tried changing drivers ...
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Cisco Catalyst 2950 Console to DB-9 female to USB Linux

My dad has given me a secureworks iSensor with centOS, 3 ethernet cisco catalyst switches and a the wires needed to connect them. I am trying to connect several computers via ssh, and eventually a ...
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Use wifi direct via bridge on ethernet enabled devices

i have sony smart tv which supports wifi-direct and has ethernet port on it. I have a wifi bridge or wifi router which is connected to my tv using Ethernet port rather than those sony wifi-adapetr. ...
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Why are Ethernet/MAC addresses needed?

I don't understand why Ethernet MAC addresses are needed. Can't all computers just be connected to the unified network and use IP addresses to communicate? For example, there is a following mechanism ...
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how to force 10baseT after negotiation fails

I have a 25 meter Cat5e ethernet cable connected to a FritzBox and a computer. If I'm using a short cable I will get an 100 and 1000 Mbps connection respectively. But with the 25 meter cable I will ...
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setting up connman to manage a single preferred connection

I have a device that has both ethernet and wifi adapters. I'm trying to use connman to manage my connections. I'd like it to connect to ethernet when it's available and fallback to wifi if there's ...
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How to add an additional ethernet jack in a room already wired?

I have a router and switch in the basement and have set up ethernet jacks here and there on the first floor. During some remodeling, I had an electrician pull Cat6 cable up to my 2nd floor. Now I ...
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How do MAC addresses get burned into devices during manufacturing?

I'm interested in the steps necessary to manufacture an IP-capable device - say an Ethernet card. Manufacturing the hardware is pretty straight forward since all of the devices are exactly the same ...
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Network interference from a PC wired into router/switch?

Is it possible for a desktop PC directly wired into a switch to have a bad ethernet port which causes problems for other devices wired into the switch? I noticed whenever one of our desktop PCs is ...
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Kali Linux over WiFi listed as new-host-X on Verizon (fomerly: WiFi only works with an Ethernet cable)

This was the text of my original question. I am keeping it here just in case I end up having this problem again: I installed Kali Linux as a dual boot using these instructions: ...
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Ever have bad voltage on an ethernet jack on a router/switch?

So I've got a bit of an odd problem I'm trying to solve. I have an ASUS RT-N66U router which has a desktop, xbox, and my brand new NAS directly wired into it. Whenever I hook the brand new NAS up ...
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Can't connect to Internet (Ethernet or WiFi) after 14.04 upgrade on ideaPad U530

I am currently unable to connect to the Internet on my newly upgraded Ubuntu 14.04. Network Manager is able to identify wireless networks, and it can detect when I'm plugged into an Ethernet ...
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Ethernet audio transmitter for long ranges?

I need to make up a solution for transferring audio file from server to speakers (preferred option via Ethernet). The problem is that in worst case the server may be ~300 km away. Is there any ...
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Connected devices

I have several devices connected to my Network. At the moment, 2 x Access points connected by ethernet (plugged into 2 network points), 1 x IPod and 1 x PC connected by WiFi. When I query the ...
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Difference between Ethernet and Ethernet cables?

Though I have read definitions of Ethernet on many websites and everywhere, what I read is that it is a technology. I do not get what do they exactly mean by technology. Is Ethernet the same as an ...
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Why no ethernet after shut down?

I installed Linux Mint 17 and had Ethernet connected. I shut down the computer and the Ethernet connection vanished. BTW, I had the same experience with Ubuntu. If the OS can see the Ethernet ...
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Automatically switching between network interfaces

When commuting I usually have several network interfaces active on my MacBook (phone, hotspot, bus wifi). Periodically one of them becomes slow/unresponsive, and I have to manually switch to another ...
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Maximum Length of Ethernet over CAT5

As part of my course I’ve been reading the paper Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for Local Computer Networks. I understand that “classic” Ethernet (over coaxial cable) has a maximum length of ...
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Bridging WLAN and LAN for double the speed

I have a file server in my basement. I can transfer files at 30Mb/s over powerline ethernet, and 40Mb/s over WiFi. Can I combine them together to get 70Mb/s? I'm running Windows 7.
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win7 ethernet cord “disconnected” when setting network adapter speed to “auto”

When I change the speed&duplex settings of my ethernet adapter to auto, my win7 machiene does not realize I have an ethernet cord connected. Using 10mbit/s full duplex mode works, but my ...
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Will the network interface change between different operating systems?

I am interested to know if the network interface name (eth0, eth1, ..) associated with each physical ethernet card will change depending on what OS you use. If it is constant how does it assign the ...
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PC connected to two networks but no Internet access

I'm trying to set up two networks on my PC but am encountering an issue when connected to both. The PC connects to one network via Ethernet. This network has no Internet but is essential to operating ...
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Multiple default gateway issue on a laptop

Its been a long time but i'm back. I do have a Linksys WAG120N brand of wireless router at home which allows me share internet connection between three laptops either wired or in a wireless manner. ...
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Why does two servers connect the same NIC when I use bonding in Linux with mode=6?

I create a bonding interface with 3 NICs in CentOS6.3. I use mode=6, which doesn't need the hardware support of the switch. Here is the bonding file: [root@~]cat /proc/net/bonding/bond0 Ethernet ...
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Connect two wireless routers with Lan cable over a distance of 100 meters

I have a Fiber optic coaxial connection in my home connected to a wireless router provided by my ISP. My office is not far away 4rm my house but I don't receive a wireless signal from the router so I ...
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Multiple network Adapters switching

I have a multi-network adapter workstation. Lets say its a ethernet and a wifi. The ethernet is somewhat restrictive, blocking alot of blogs and other resources, and is behind a proxy server that f*** ...
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Lenovo M30-70 Windows 7 Ethernet Controller

I've recently installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo M30-70 Notebook. It came in Windows 8 as default. I delete all partitions when I downgrade/upgrade. My main issue is that I am missing multiple ...
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Cannot connect to eth0 using static configuration

My router broke, so I am trying to set up a wired connection using eth0. I am using Crunchbang Waldorf, which is Debian based. I put the correct settings in /etc/network/interfaces and I also created ...
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Can I use a ethernet splitter to connect a router to two devices? [duplicate]

I have a portable mini wireless router with different functions (AP/Client/Router). Can I use a ethernet splitter to give internet access to two devices? The router only has a ethernet port and ...
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What can the second LAN port be used for on a NAS?

I've got a NAS with 2 ethernet ports. I have one connected to the router. I read that the second could be connected to double the speed of data to and from the NAS. I don't need to do that, as the ...
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How to use windows 2008 as router

i have a windows 2008 server with 3 network cards and 2 internet lines. i want to separate apps traffic and usual traffic as below. i tried RRAS as bridge but can i use windows 2008 as router using ...
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Can't connect network in “CentOS 7 on Dell Precision T7610 ”

I have installed CentOS 7 on my system Dell Precision T7610. While I am trying to connect to network. PFB the details [sigma@localhost ~]$ nmcli d DEVICE TYPE STATE ...
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Bridge a 3g connection with ethernet

Line-up: 1. An 3G usb dongle stuck in a laptop with ethernet port and wi-fi disabled. 2. An wi-fi router serving as dhcp server for another 3 wi-fi routers configured as access points. All those 3 ...
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Laptop and ethernet connectivity issue

This laptop has always had this issue, but I thought after I upgraded the operating system, it may work. My laptop is an Acer Aspire 7741Z-4433. It has a 320 GB hard drive with Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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Do I need different RJ45 plugs?

I bought this ICIDU UTP CAT5E Pullbox Solid Wire Straight 100m Network Cable and these 100pcs UTP Male RJ45 Connectors (CAT5/6) Ready plugs. I've tried time and time again repeated watching and ...
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Need advice on changing from wi-fi to multi ethernet in my house

My house has longterm wi-fi issues which can not be solved apparently, so I need to get ethernet connections to a maximum of 8 rooms in the house through the Sky router downstairs...The router has 2 ...
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installing windows 7 from emergency disk, connecting with the internet

I have just reinstalled windows 7 on a laptop using an old emergency cd. Now this cd does not contain any drivers and as such it can no longer connect to the internet. This is on an dell inspiron 15 ...