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Network limited in dorm but I have password [closed]

So I just moved into dorm and I received username/password for my internet connection. When I plug in ethernet cable I got Ethernet and under it Limited so I suppose I should enter username/pass ...
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1answer
57 views

Realtek ethernet port does not work in HP 1000 notebook PC with Windows 7

A day or two back, my HP 1000 notebook had been in sleep mode for a long time. Then when I opened the screen the LAN light turned off. The weird part is that the LED for LAN glows when the screen is ...
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7answers
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Why am I getting 950 Mbps up but only 360 Mbps down on Gigabit Ethernet?

I got two desktop computers talking to each other directly. They both have Gigabit Ethernet capable network adapters. That's 1 Gbps or 1000 Mbps. I have them connected with a brand new 10 meter long ...
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2answers
179 views

Does Windows 7 split packets between wired and wireless connections?

On an old Windows laptop, I always had to use the hardware switch to force it to use the wired internet connection, otherwise it would try to connect to wireless, and either fail or get poor speeds, ...
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2answers
82 views

How to add a password to join LAN network

I have a router set up with wireless passwords, but anybody who plugs an ethernet cable into a wallsocket will have access to the network regardless of passwords. Is there a program or method of ...
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2answers
61 views

Determine my network card? [duplicate]

I've got a fresh install of Windows, but I just noticed that my ethernet card will not work. Checking the device manager, it appears as "Ethernet Controller" and is missing a driver. Is there any way ...
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248 views

How to run a Windows application when the ethernet cable is connected?

We have a laptop that is primarily used offline, but when it is connected to our network (via ethernet cable), we would like to start a backup application. Is it possible? The network address is ...
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0answers
273 views

laptop restarts when ethernet cable is plugged in

Laptop (Windows 7, Sony Vaio) automatically shuts down, retarts and then after a minute shuts down, restarts etc in an endless cycle when the ethernet cable is plugged in. When the cable is removed ...
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333 views

linux <-> windows network (ethernet) connectivity over usb

problem: I have a linux box that i want to use as firewall for my Windows workstation. it has only one ethernet that is needed for the switch, but no pci expansion slots. So the only option to connect ...
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1answer
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Generic Ethernet drivers for WINDOWS

Background: I have a custom built box that I like to setup with multi-boot using GRUB2 and having Windows 7 x64, latest Linux Mint x64, and couple other Linux/Unix distros. I've had this setup ...
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2answers
300 views

Windows, wired and wireless at once, force SMB to use Ethernet to get faster transfer

I'd like the access to remote files by My Network Places (SMB or Samba) was done by wired connection always when it's available. It makes big difference - WiFi G (about 2-3 MB/s) vs Gigabit Ethernet ...
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0answers
317 views

Windows 7 Ethernet over USB (RDNIS) works but is very slow to acquire IP Address

I have a Windows 7 64-bit Professional machine connected to the internet through a Netgear N300 Router. I also have a small Linux based camera that does Ethernet over USB (RDNIS). When I plug in the ...
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1answer
164 views

How do I prevent connection resets upon pulling the ethernet cable?

In Windows, when you pull out (trip over it) a network cable, then the connections get reset. If you do the same on a Linux box or if you put a switch between PC and router and then pull the cable ...
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3answers
178 views

Is there a way to stop my Windows 7 laptop from connecting to the Wi-Fi if the ethernet cord is plugged in?

Essentially I want to have my wireless automatically connect to the router, but only if the ethernet cord is disconnected. If the ethernet cord is connected, I don't want it to automatically connect ...
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1answer
187 views

Network cable showing unplugged

The network cable is shown to be Unplugged when i connect my ethernet cable to laptop.But when i connect the same cable to my desktop it works fine,why is it so. Both use Wdows XP OS. Could it be ...
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1answer
342 views

Two applications use two Different connections to download simultaneously?

Since I have a download cap in one connection [LAN] but faster speed compared to my [3g] connection which has no cap, I want to use [LAN] for browsing and [3g] for downloads/torrents. But as I've ...
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1answer
982 views

Broadcom NetLink BCM5906M driver

I have bought a laptop HP 6715s today, but I'm not able to find the ethernet controller driver. The drivers from Broadcom and Google are not the same version and are not compatible. Can someone tell ...
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1answer
679 views

Which free software can convert Serial to Ethernet?

I'm using Serial over Ethernet, but it's not free. Is there any free software that can do the same thing?
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3answers
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Wired and wireless conections: force Windows to connect to laptop through Ethernet?

I have a desktop connected to the internet and to my home network through Wi-Fi, and a latptop connected to said desktop through an Ethernet cable. But Windows seems to only reach the laptop through ...
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1answer
170 views

Ethernet and wireless on the local network

I have a computer connected to the local network (which in turn is connected to the internet) both via ethernet and wireless on Windows. I wondered what happened to the data transiting to/from the ...
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2answers
618 views

Best way to find a driver for an onboard (NIC) card

I've just recently installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 onto a second partition on my hard drive. The primary Operating System (partition 1) is Windows 7. Realizing that I could probably boot up into ...
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1answer
158 views

One network connection affects another?

We have a network connectivity issue that appears very surprising (at least to me). I'd expect two network interfaces (e.g., ethernet and wireless) on one PC to behave rather independently from each ...
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2answers
302 views

trace program network communications

I'm looking for a program that can trace what a specific program on my computer is sending/receiving over my Ethernet connection. I'm not trying to crack a password or anything. Thanks
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3answers
1k views

Connecting two Windows PCs' network cards directly without a router?

Is this still something that can be done? IIRC you can get a standard network cable and plug it between two network cards but I've never done it and in these days of wireless, haven't heard of anyone ...
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1answer
87 views

Wired and Wireless Network Duplication

Running into an issue when some of our client's have their laptop's connected via the wired ethernet network aswell as on the WLAN of the same network. There is know issues caused to the end ...
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4answers
16k views

How to take advantage of two Internet connections (WiFi / Wired)?

I have two separate internet connections, one through WiFi and other Wired. However, generally I have observed that Windows try to use only one ( mostly faster one/ Or Wired by preference - I am not ...
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1answer
500 views

Windows xp laptop wifi internet to ethernet port for TV

I have a Dell Laptop running Windows XP Media Centre edition with Internet using Wifi in my bedroom on 1st floor. The Wifi router if on the Ground floor. I recently purchased a Sony Bravia TV with a ...
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2answers
360 views

Broadcasting Internet from a WiFi router to another, and then to a PC via Ethernet cable

I'm trying to connect a Windows XP PC (that has no integrated Wi-Fi capability) to my wireless Internet network. I have a spare wireless router (ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 v2) so I was hoping It could connect ...
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4answers
638 views

How to use the same internet connection over two machines with different MAC addresses?

My service provider does some binding to my Ethernet MAC address. So, I am not able to use the connection on a second machine that I need to use (I need to use both the machines, though not at the ...
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3answers
1k views

Is there any harm in changing the mac address of my LAN adapter?

My internet provider has done static binding to thee MAC address of my adapter. Now I need to use the same internet connection on another machine also. So, I figure that one way of doing that is to ...
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2answers
2k views

Wireless and Wired Network Access at same time?

At work, I use a laptop. It is a Dell Latitude D630 with Windows XP. I work in a lab environment where I need to use the Ethernet Port as a Static IP to interact with a local network (which cannot ...
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6answers
2k views

How can I hide my network connections in the task bar when I'm not connected?

How can I hide my network connections (the PC with the red X icon on the task bar) when I'm not using a that connection. Typically, I switch back and forth between wireless and wide connections ...
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3answers
1k views

Connecting two pcs through cable, at the same time as wireless

I've got 2 pcs setup with WLAN - however when I copy files between the machines it takes forever (obviously, since I run 801.11g). So I thought, why not just connect them directly with a cable (my ...
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5answers
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Moving large files between Windows machines

I need to move a large file from one laptop to another. Can I just join the two machines with an ethernet cable and create a shared folder on my desktop or is it more complicated than that? Update ...
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1answer
594 views

Slow FTP Over Direct Windows Connection

I am connecting two Windows PCs (XP and Vista, if that matters) via direct connection (the 169.254.. IP addresses). The XP box is serving FTP via FileZilla Server, and the Vista box is downloading, ...
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4answers
283 views

Ethernet speed mystery

I get unusably slow network speeds on my HP 8530W laptop when connected via Ethernet. Here are the results of some unscientific tests, comparing throughput reported by Windows while copying a 130MB ...
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1answer
999 views

Connect Ethernet Device Directly to Tablet PC Running Windows

I have an Ethernet device that I need to connect directly to a mobile tablet computer. (The device contains some sort of embedded Linux that supports DHCP.) Is there any way to set up some kind of ...
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2answers
16k views

Using “route add” to tell my computer to use a direct ethernet connection instead of wifi?

2 PCs are involved. Both are connected to the internet via Wifi on the same router. I can ping to/from each other and share folders flawlessly, but I'd like to be able to set a direct Ethernet link ...
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4answers
128 views

Knowing which ethernet driver I have

I am trying to install Windows XP on my machine, but have misplaced my nVidia nForce 630i CD (I never needed it before). Now after installation, I used my Mac to download the latest drivers and ...
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votes
5answers
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Combining two ethernet ports

My computer has two gigabit ethernet ports on the motherboard. Is it possible to have the OS (Win XP) combine them and treat as a single 2-gigabit connection? Failing that, is there any general ...
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4answers
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Internet connection sharing (Windows Vista/Windows 7 or Windows Vista/Ubuntu)?

I'm a DSL user and don't want to buy a router as I won't need it in a few months. I know it's possible to plug-in a DSL cable to your modem and get on the internet. I also know it's possible to share ...