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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Usb keyboard connected on windows, sending keystrokes to linux tty over Lan

My current set up, i have a usb keyboard connected to a windows machine, I have linux machine on Lan which has a monitor but is NOT running X.org, (synergy won't work for me). I was wondering is ...
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same pci bus address for pci slot and on board ethernet port?

The pci slot address shown is same as the one shown for on board ethernet card. There is a conflict. Not sure how to resolve it. Various command output are dmidecode -t 9 | grep 'Bus Address' ...
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My Belkin F7D4301 Router has slow wireless speeds but fast Ethernet speeds

My Belkin F7D4301 Router has the fastest wireless speed of maybe 2MBps but wired with a cat5e cable to my asus laptop of almost 7MBps. I have a one smart tv, one blu ray, one roku, and a nexus 7 using ...
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Bridging Wifi to Ethernet on Ubuntu not working

When running Windows I was able to bridge my wifi connect through my laptops Ethernet connection so a range of ethernet only devices could piggy back off my wifi (Raspberry Pi, Xbox etc etc). I am ...
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Does Ethernet transmission distance have to be reduced with transmission speed?

I found that the distance that data transmission can be done in Ethernet has to be reduced when the transmission speed increases, which in turn leads to the use of Carrier Extension, Frame bursting, ...
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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 ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...
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Network connection needs to be brought up a second time at boot for networking to work on Debian 7

I am using Debian 7 on some newly designed hardware. After bootup the Ethernet is not setup correctly, but if I run an "/etc/init.d/network restart" or do an if down/up after bootup then it works. ...
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Is there a way to prioritize network speeds on networked applications?

Just as there is "high priority, normal priority etc" or "niceness" for cpu time, is there a way to do something like this for a network card/internet? For example If I am downloading a file from my ...
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Two Browsers, Two Internet Connections, 1 Computer

My mac computer is connected to my corporate network via a LAN connection. When the Mac is disconnected I can connect to our corporate wireless. The wireless is more open than the LAN connection. ...
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Windows 8 on network and self-assigned IPs

Whenever I turn off my computer, my friend's computer (who is on the same network) loses Internet access and grabs a self-assigned IP, and the router stops reporting any computers connected to the ...
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wireshark makes network working

Have a number of boards with ethernet on it. Some boards have hardware bug. When pinging such boards, not always got answers. But when running wireshark capture mode, have stable network exchange ...
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windows ethernet adapter not recognizing lan cable

Not sure if this is the right place - please refer me to another group if not. I have an issue getting my Asus laptop (Windows 7) LAN card to work. My setup is: dsl modem --> asus wireless router --> ...
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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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Ethernet hub - is it an active device?

When building a small home ethernet network, we normally use switch to connect all cables together. I remember 10 years ago it was also possible to buy a much cheaper device called hub which can be ...
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When does ethernet cabling need to be shielded?

I run IT for a small business that does primarily office type work (no manufacturing or high levels of electrical interference), and we're looking to build additional office space onto our current ...
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“Plug an Ethernet cable into this computer”?

I'm having to re-install Windows 7 onto a user's PC. Just finished with the basics, Windows 7 is re-installed. However, it can't see our network, the Internet, or anything. Running the troubleshooter, ...
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Corrupted/Missing NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Network Adaptor

Yesterday, when I went into Network Connections in Control Panel and enabled the Ethernet feature (to use an Ethernet-based router), it disappeared from the Network Connection window. When I now look ...
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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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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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xPUD doesn't recognize Wi-Fi adapter

I saw xPUD, and decided to give it a try. It's basically the same concept as Chromium/Chrome OS - boot (nearly) straight into the browser, only it's Firefox-based instead of Chrome/Chromium-based. ...
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My pc can only work on ethernet, don't know how to activate the wifi

I have an HP Pavilion 20 All-in-One PC running with Win 8. I recently moved from the place I was living and cannot manage to establish a connection. In my old place the computer connected through ...
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Effect of adding Ethernet 10/100 printers to a gigabit network

Everything here is gigabit (NICs, router and switch) except for two ethernet 10/100 network printers. Will attaching them to my switch slow the whole network down?
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Can I use a basic ADSL modem with modem+router?

I have a TP-LINK TD W8951ND wireless Modem+Router which contains one RJ11 (phone line) port and four RJ45 (Ethernet) ports along with wireless N support. Now for some reason, my TP-LINK modem ...
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Prefer WiFi over Ethernet

I want to use my Ethernet power line adapter in order to use Wake on Lan for my desktop PC. However, once it has booted into Windows, I want it to use my WiFi by default, as the powerline adapters ...
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How to wireless connection available only to command prompt?

As in my office, the ethernet connection is full of restrictions, therefore I use my smart phone to provide a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, by which I connect and install packages using command prompt ...
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Stuck with ethernet

I have an old router that I was wondering if it would be possible to use it as a bridge as such to extend Ethernet For example Main router - Ethernet - Router 2 - Ethernet - device! Any help would ...
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Is it possible to create a network proxy that accepts connections over both WiFi and ethernet?

I have a 'traditional' home network where my ISP modem/router acts provides WiFi hotspot and 4 ethernet connections for my home PCs. I want to add a proxy server that will connect to the modem via ...
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Jumbo Packet vs Transmit Buffers

I want to increase the transfer speed between two network adapters: 1) Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Network Adapter. 2) Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Marvell has a "Jumbo ...
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Would connecting an Ethernet cable between 2 switches increase transfer speeds between 2 devices?

Basically I would like to know if the transfer speeds would be any faster between 2 computers if an additional Ethernet cable was added into a network between 2 switches, which are both connected to a ...
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What is the relation between interface MTU and received packets length?

Let's say that two hosts A and B communicate via an Ethernet medium. Host A has MTU 1500 and host B has MTU 1300. If A is sending a packet with length 1500, will host B receive it?
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High number of ethernet errors. Tool for testing the ethernet card?

have an Asus Sabertooth X79. I often get corrupted files. I checked the RAM, but memtest finds no errors. To avoid the possibility of disk errors, I tried copying files to tmpfs. If I copy from the ...
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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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“Ethernet” doesn't have a valid IP configuration

I'm using an ethernet cord to connect to my internet and it has been working well until Thursday morning when I turned on my laptop (Windows 8) to see a yellow triangle sign in the bottom right hand ...
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Are USB Ethernet adapter slower than embedded NIC?

I've just bought an usb-lan adapter. it is usb 2.0 and 10/100Mb it connects in full duplex at 100Mb but it is really slow: it goes 10Mb Compared with embedded NIC same file transfert goes ~100Mb Is ...
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RS232 / Ethernet Port Servers - Protocols Involved?

Firstly, I'm not responsible for the equipment, so don't panic that I'm asking such basic questions :) At work we have multiple RS232 / Ethernet port servers (Say the 16 port version of this ...
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Wifi at home(no modem) but my bluray player and PS2 have ethernet port how do i connect?

i have Wifi at home(using HTC hotspot) no other modem but my phillips bluray player and sony PS2 have ethernet port how do i connect? Please advice
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Gentoo in virtualbox, eth0 present but no internet

I've a gentoo installation in Virtualbox which was working perfectly few weeks ago. Then all of a sudden it started complaining. * Bringing up interface eth0 * ERROR: interface eth0 does not exist ...
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Network unclaimed and internet is not working?

I have just installed Linux Mint on my laptop Dell Vostro, but networking is not working - I am getting a "-network UNCLAIMED" message when I run lshw. uname -a linux vostro 3.5.0-17 generic ...
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Cannot ping Wireless IP when ethernet is connected

I have a computer with a USB-to-WiFi adapter and and Ethernet port. When I connect the PC to the wireless network I receive an IP and I'm able to ping it. However when I connect the Ethernet cable as ...
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Ethernet not working on main comp, but works on laptop

So I've just recently moved into university accommodation (college over here in Australia) and the college goes through some crappy internet provider called Everywhere Internet. Anyways, I set up my ...
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Configure the Ethernet Interface from the Command Line

I have connected to a Virtual Server with an SSH client using IP address: 172.xx.xx.154/22 I have been asked to configure eth1 to 172.xx.xx.155/24 with gateway IP Address of: 172.xx.xx.1 Any help ...
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Connecting more than 2 ethernets [closed]

I have a problem. I need to plug two RJ45 into 1 PC with 1 RJ45 plug so my question is. Is this possible to make form 2 cables one?
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MOBO has 2 Ethernet ports. I want to use one for Internet and one for LAN only. Possible?

My computer (Windows 7) has two Ethernet ports (ASUS Maximus IV Extreme MOBO), both are Gigabit, and I have one port connected to the Ethernet port in the wall that leads to the central ...
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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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Is there a difference between LAN cable connecting two PCs and one connecting a PC to a router?

I went to a computer store to buy a LAN(Ethernet) cable and they asked me whether I want to connect two PCs or a PC to a router. I used to do both using same cable and it worked for me till I lost the ...
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Strange network quirk for ethernet-connected Brother DCP Printer, Buffalo Router (DD-WRT)

I have Brother DCP-7065DN all-in-one hooked up to my Buffalo WHR-G300N router, which is running a recent (though not quite latest) build of DD-WRT, using an ethernet connection. For computers ...
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Ubuntu ethernet interface

I have experienced most strange thing in Ubuntu last day. I have a Dell latitude laptop which i used in India with ubuntu 10.04 and windows 7 installed in it. I could connect to internet by using both ...
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Network Problems of Ethernet? [closed]

At a school I used to attend, we were told by our instructors that connecting our laptops to the network via ethernet was against their computer use policy, and apparently resulted in some tech person ...
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Problems with torrents

I have the Cisco Linksys X2000. I have it on my PC an i have an ethernet cable on it with wich i give internet to my neigbour. Problem is he is kinda overuse my kindness and he uses it to download ...