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2answers
29 views

Unable to access static IP of wired device connected to wireless network

I have a proprietary device with a static IP. I have connected this device to my wireless router through an ethernet cable. When I connect my laptop to the router via ethernet, I am able to access ...
0
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1answer
67 views

Can MoCA be used behind a wired router?

We have Comcast cable internet, and we want to connect two devices: one WiFi router, and one PC via a wired connection. We have these all set up in the same room and it basically works: wall ...
0
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0answers
47 views

3com OfficeConnect 8 port switch freezes/crashes?

I have some old 3com OfficeConnect 8 port switches. I have two of them, switch A and switch B, connected together and some hosts connected to the ports of both switches. When I let a host on switch A ...
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3answers
170 views

Running Ethernet over two phone lines

I am trying to run Ethernet through my house along existing phone wires. I had originally planned to use the phone wires to pull the cat5e cable, but it appears the phone lines are stapled to studs ...
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4answers
1k views

Wrong order in CAT5 cabling — does it matter?

I've got in-wall CAT5 wiring in my house. The wall sockets were done by an electrician and the requirement was straight-through T-568B, but I think he got it wrong. When I use a cheap cable tester, I ...
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2answers
272 views

For in-wall home wiring is shielded ethernet cable necessary?

I want to wire my house with ethernet. Mostly this is going to before internet access, but also some NetFlix streaming and gaming. I am not running any home servers and not expect to go above gigabit ...
0
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1answer
155 views

Running both internet- and TV-signals on coaxial?

I have a 1) Zyxel P-2812HNU-Fx for a) home network+internet and b) landline and a 2) satellite/FTA reciever for TV. There's already a decent coaxial network going from the utility room and to all ...
2
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2answers
123 views

Regarding Home Network and Structured Panel

I have a question that maybe pretty simple for those who are little more adept at this. Recently, I've been wanting to get the Ethernet ports around my house (which was built last year) live. I have a ...
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2answers
525 views

Computer connects directly through modem but won't through router

I've get some problems that kept me from accessing internet on my computer for some time. So i spent the last 6 months using wireless connection on my laptop. Yesterday, I bought a 20 meters ethernet ...
0
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1answer
210 views

Two ethernet connects how can I set the default one?

I have Two ethernet cards / Connections How can I tell windows to set Eth1 as default so web,steaming all the normal stuff uses this connection? I have set bittorrent up correctly to use the other ...
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2answers
237 views

Home network setup with two access points

In a couple of months I'm moving to a new place (ground level appartement) with a bit of a peculiar network setup and I'm seeking some advice on how to set it up. There is cable internet which enters ...
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1answer
75 views

Any switches powered over Ethernet? [closed]

My home has a single Ethernet jack going to most rooms. In some rooms I'd like to expand that into several ports so I'm going to be putting a small switch next to each one. All the switches I've seen ...
0
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0answers
531 views

How do I make my NAS box, which is connected to my desktop directly via ethernet, visible to our home network?

I have a NAS unit that I attached to my Windows desktop via direct ethernet cable. I have it set to use automatic DNS, and it retrieves an IP address from my desktop with no further configuration. I'd ...
7
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1answer
371 views

What to specify for 10G Ethernet installation for new building?

I'm buying a house which I intend to live in for a couple of decades. The house is not complete yet, so now is a good time to specify modifications. It looks to me like it's worthwhile to wire the ...
0
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1answer
176 views

Slow ethernet connection on Lenovo IdeaPad s10

I got this netbook from my friend when he bought a new one. All it needed was a charger and it was up and running again. I wiped his HD and installed Debian (crunchbang) and noticed immediately that ...
0
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2answers
139 views

Is there a way to partly make an ethernet cable wireless?

I have two AP's, one in each house on my ranch. The houses are about 20m apart. One AP is sitting in a window facing the other house, but the other is deep within the second house. My internet router ...
0
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3answers
512 views

Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice

Coming into my home, have a modem connected to an allegedly 20mb broadband connection. The modem has a single ethernet output. At present, I have it wired into a WRT54G 1.1 10/100 router with 4 ports ...
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1answer
380 views

How to terminate ends to router in structured wiring panel

I have Cat5e cables run to outlets/jacks throughout my house. They all come into a centralized structured wiring panel and are terminated at a punch-down module. My goal is to enable private DHCP ...
3
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2answers
438 views

Cheapest way to connect 2 PCs to a single ethernet outlet

I have 2 laptops sitting on my desk, but only one Ethernet outlet. At the moment, one of the laptops is connected via WiFi, but it's too slow for my needs. I suppose I could buy a router, but they ...
0
votes
3answers
4k views

Routing internet through ethernet to a computer without a Wireless adapter

I'm setting up a small home network. I have a laptop which connects to internet wirelessly- that works fine. I have a desktop connected to this laptop by an ethernet cable which I'd like to access the ...
5
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8answers
1k views

Home Networking Questions

I'm looking to wire my home with CAT-X (where X is probably going to be CAT-6, unless someone can convince me differently. ;) ). I'm seeking advice on what equipment I'll need for the job, and any ...
1
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3answers
1k views

I can't get router and switches configured properly for my home office network

I recently built a new detached garage, with an office above. As such I had it tied into my existing home Ethernet wiring. The Ethernet signal is coming into the garage just fine, but I cannot get ...
0
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2answers
407 views

Setting up router: I can get online via Ethernet, and I can connect to router wirelessly, but can't get online wirelessly

I'm setting up a new D-Link N300 router, and trying to connect a MacBook Pro and a MacBook, both running OS X 10.6. As the question says, either computer can connect to the internet when connected to ...
0
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0answers
242 views

Home networking - Wireless switch?

I currently have a Linksys WRT160N that has a couple wireless clients and a few wired clients. We are planning to switch from DSL to cable and unfortunately, there isn't a cable point in a location ...
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5answers
6k views

Does Ethernet over Power Lines work well for home networking?

I am considering putting a computer in my garage (geek alert) and my wireless signal is simply to weak to get through all of the concrete, steel, etc. I've seen products at Fry's for Ethernet over ...