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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Connection dropping when i plug an ethernet cable

Not sure if it belongs here, so please forgive me if it's not the right place. On satuday, I installed a SSD on my desktop computer at my parents' place. Then, I reinstalled Windows on it. The ...
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Router as NAS fileserver

I have a Router with USB hard drive sharing capabilities... but I want to replace it. There's a good chance the replacement router won't have USB sharing capabilities... Can I just disable the ...
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Using ethernet ports on Surfboard SBG6580 in bridge mode

tl;dr: I have a Surfboard SBG6580 modem/router combo running in bridge mode with an Airport Extreme as the main router. I want to be able to use the Ethernet ports on the Surfboard to attach ...
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Create a wifi hotspot from ethernet connexion using D-Link DWA 160

How can I create a Wi-Fi in my house using the ethernet connection that I have? Right now I can connect one computer to internet via ethernet. I bought a D-Link DWA 160 B2 wireless adapter. From ...
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apartment house master antenna TV coaxial to carry Internet access [on hold]

Is it practical to use apartment house master antenna TV coaxial to carry Internet access, with some kind of MOCA or Ethernet-over-coax gear? We have a Senior apartment building and seniors need ...
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What type of ethernet-to-wireless extender do I need [duplicate]

My house is wired for ethernet. So far, I've got everything taken care of with gigabit switches in most rooms to handle XBoxes, PCs, etc. Until today. My Amazon Firestick arrived and only connects ...
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can I use eth0 interface to connect to two different networks

I'm using Ubuntu on PC. I have switch with 5 ports, and Rasberry. how can I connect to raspberry via eth0 using static network (192.068.0.0/24) and in same time connect to internet using another ...
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Bypassing the router doesn't work?

So I'm trying to bypass my router, just for kicks. I thought it'd be pretty easy, just connect the router-modem wire to the computer, and I did just that, but I'm not getting an internet connection. ...
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How many ethernet cables should I use from one switch to another? [closed]

I've got a cable running from my server room to a room with a switch and 38 computers. My instructor says only one Ethernet cable from the server to the switch in the computer room should be good, but ...
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Win 7 - Run wifi and cable connection simultaneously

I'm wondering how I can connect to 2 different networks (one WiFi and one by ethernet cable). I have notebook with built-in Wireless adapter and also ethernet adapter. After i plug in the ethernet ...
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Why are IP addresses tied to a specific network but Ethernet addresses are not? [closed]

While IP addresses are tied to a specific network, Ethernet addresses are not. Why is this?
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Use ADSL modem as router only, with ethernet input

Now here is the situation, I got a Fibernet internet connection. The modem is available outside the house and I only get an ethernet cable as an input I have a D-Link DSL 2750U modem + router. It has ...
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Establishing ethernet connection unreliable on Dell E6530, Arch Linux

Since end of September, my network connects only sporadically, or with 100Mbps on my Dell E6530 on Arch Linux using netctl. Typically, I need to execute netctl switch-to myconnection many times until ...
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xbox-360 ethernet to win7 tower to wireless

alrighty i have an xbox etherneted to a pc running win7 this physical connection is solid because upon turning on the xbox the pc recognizes "unidentified network" in a local area connection. this ...
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How can I create Local Loopback on Linux (RedHat or Debian)?

How can I do the same on Linux (RedHat or Debian)? I need to create local loopback as shown herein: ...
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10/100Mbps router overwhelmed by Gigabit switch & its devices?

I believe I've got the scenario outlined in this SU answer, where my 10/100Mbps router is being overwhelmed by a Gigabit switch and the devices connected to it. This comes into play with frequent ...
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ubuntu 14.04 cant connect to any development board through ethernet

i was trying to connect by intel galelio board to ubuntu 14.04 through ethernet but it is not getting connected. it shows "connecting" for some time (the networking symbol is blinking) and then it ...
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Ethernet works on Ubuntu, not on Windows 8.1

I have pretty strange problem. I have dual boot of windows 8.1 & ubuntu. The thing is that ethernet perfectly works on Ubuntu, but won't work on Windows 8.1. All it says in Win is that is ...
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access over different IP network over the same cable

I have two machines: A and B A and B are in the same Ethernet network divided only be a switch but they have different IP network. A is on 10.0.0.1/16 and B is on 172.17.1.1/24. I have access to A ...
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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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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.