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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File transfer via ethernet cable

I have read that ethernet cable (normal, not cross-over) transfer is faster than normal USB transfer, and I'm trying to do just that – transferring from Windows 7 to Windows 8. However, after turning ...
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Can not access local network through devices connected through wireless

I have a D-Link DSL-2750U ADSL router (Firmware version: IN_1.08). I have 4 devices connected with following IPs: Router (10.0.0.1) WireConnected1 (10.0.0.4) WireConnected2 (10.0.0.5) ...
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Same Rack Servers Ethernets Usage

I have manually installed CentOS on all three hadoop nodes There are 6 Ethernet interfaces in total for each box using lspci -v: 4 ports :from Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II ...
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Load Balance Server Across Multiple Ethernet Ports

I have a server that 15/20+ workstations must remote into in order to do everyday business. The server is a Dell R720 w/ 6 ethernet/nic ports. I wanted to know if it were at all possible to put all ...
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Connectivity slowly decreases over minutes

My PC is experiencing network issues over a wired connection (albeit via a Powerline). Yesterday, web pages took ages to load, most timed out. I would occasional 'spikes' of connection which would ...
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LAN transfer speeds cat6 vs wireless

The current setup is one file server (windows) serving 3 other windows 7 computers (identical spec) via cifs/windows file sharing. The server is connected via ethernet cable to router(netgear ...
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Is there an advantage to using a Surfboard SB5101u's USB?

I have a Motorola Surfboard SB5101U. It has a USB output and a Ethernet output. I currently run the Ethernet into a Netgear router that my primary computer is wired to (all other devices run on the ...
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Keep IP and MAC address when cable is unpluged

I have an application that look for ethernet interface and only works when at least one ethernet interface with an static IP and MAC address exists. this should show in ipconfig. I have an on-board ...
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wireless connection get listed as eth1 + UNIX + MacoX

I'm not sure what is the best word to put forward for this since I'm connected to my wireless router and by that definition I was assuming the ifconfig to list my ip in wlan0 section but it display ...
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Copy Ethernet Stream to A Virtual Ethernet Adapter

For a project I am working on I need to connect to a webcam stream. The webcam is connected to the computer via Ethernet. The problem is that the client has provided a separate proprietary software ...
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How can I connect to a router through a switched ethernet network?

I have a computer and a router connected at different positions to a switched ethernet network. I want to connect them as if I had plugged my computer directly into the router. As I understand it, ...
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10base2 (a.k.a. thinnet) over TV coax (wrong impedance) - will it work?

I have a run of TV/DVB-S coax in my house and I think about abusing it for ethernet. I am aware of the "good"/modern solution (ethernet over coax, fancy modulation an all, something like ...
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Ethernet link going up/down repeatedly

I have a TP-Link TL-WR841ND router with OpenWRT connected to an ADSL modem. The problem is that it often happens that the ethernet link starts going up and down repeatedly and the Internet connection ...
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Connect to internet with wifi, while wired to a different LAN through ethernet

So I have a small router I'm connected to through an ethernet cable, and I'm having multiple devices connecting to that router through wifi, so they can view my computer screen. Screen sharing on ...
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Ethernet port/device not picked up at all in Windows 7

on my Windows 7 machine my ethernet port is not recognised at all. Even in device manager (shown below) it is nowhere and same as in network connections. I've tried installing the motherboard ...
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Choosing from multiple network connections

I have two different ISPs in my home and also two different routers. I'm using one for Wireless, and one for ethernet. On my PC here, it has both wireless and ethernet connections setup at the same ...
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network connection suddenly disconnected and disabled during large file transfer over the network

I am currently using windows 8.1 64 bit on my laptop. I have a working network setup and I can start to transfer some large (20+GB) files. However after a few minutes the network connection ...
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Disable wireless when ethernet connection is detected on an HP EliteBook

My company has recently started giving out HP Elitebooks to employees, replacing the Lenovo ThinkPads we used to use. I'm trying to find a way to disable the wireless when it detects that an ...
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Ethernet (en0) loses IP address when WiFi (en1) starts/stops on OSX

We're using the Ethernet connection as a point-to-point connection to a lighting console and then the WiFi to connect to the main network. The issue is whenever we turn the WiFi on/off the Ethernet ...
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gigabyte speed in an ethernet connection

My operating system is Ubuntu 12.04. My cable modem is a motorola surfboard extreme. My comcast cable is 58 mbps. I'm using a belkin router. And my NIC is a NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Ethernet ...
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Is there any device that receives WiFi signal and translate to an ethernet?

I was looking for a device that receives my house WiFI and gives me an ethernet, if possible a very high speed WiFi, I would like to put cables everywhere but I can't actually, so this would be my ...
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In Windows 7, what is meant by a “managed” network connection? An “unmanaged” one?

As referred to by opening the "Network and Sharing Center" and by clicking through as shown in the illustration below:
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How to bind a PC's ethernet port to a particular router?

I wish to limit my office PCs to within the local LAN I set up. So, I've set the router to restrict internet access from these PCs. Basically, the idea is to prevent users from uploading confidential ...
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Dual wifi router setup

Can I use a gigabit ethernet switch plugged into my cable modem and then plug two different wifi routers into the switch. I want to use my new high speed router to always go through my VPN and my old ...
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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 ...
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Download and upload from different router using eth0 and wlan0 connection

I have 2 modems, one with 5 mbps upload and another one with 8 mbps download. Is it possible to connect one from wlan0 and another from eth0 interface and use one of interfaces for download and ...
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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 ...
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ethernet interfaces are sometimes renamed to 'renameX' on startup

I've installed a recent daily build of Ubuntu Trusty on several HP dl380e 2U servers. These servers have 4 x 1Gb onboard NICs. In addition, I've installed a PCIe 2 port 10Gb NIC in each server. The ...
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In theory, how would you set up a mechanism by which repeaters/hubs could detect loops and shutdown ports to break the loop? [closed]

I am trying to think of a mechanism to use repeaters to detect loops and then shutdown ports in order to break the loops. Is it possible for any solution to work 100%?
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Ethernet for Internet, WiFi for VSwitch

I would like to: Connect to the internet using the laptop ethernet port. Share the Wifi on my laptop to a Hyper-V VSwitch and connect "physical" clients to the Hyper-V domain. (Tablets, laptops, et ...
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Do cabled connections and Wi-Fi “use” the same bandwidth?

My brother likes to play games online on his Xbox. However, because he is far away from the router, he uses our Wi-Fi instead of an Ethernet cable. I, being closer to the router, use an Ethernet cable ...
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Crimping T568A vs. T568B color scheme: Does it matter electrically?

I have bulk Cat 5e Ethernet cable with "TIA/EIA-568B.2" stamped on the jacket. I'm assuming this means I should use the T568B color scheme. If I were to crimp both ends using the T568A color scheme ...
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The difference between metro ethernet vs fiber internet?

I am confusing these two things each other. Okay, fiber is a type of media used to conduct light signals rather than electric signals conducted across copper cables and thus offering high speed ...
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Using ADSL Router With LAN Internet As Input [duplicate]

Can I use ADSL modem with Ethernet LAN? The purpose was to broadcast LAN wire internet over WIFI. By mistake,I bought ADSL router, it accepts telephone jack input only as input internet Is there ...
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What happens if an unmanaged ethernet switch is looped (connected to itself)?

I don't know much at all about networking, and I when I tried to find an answer to this online I found someone who posted a one sentence answer saying "It would cause lots of broadcasts and ...
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Bridging vlans across en0 on OSX 10.9

I'm setting up to run virtual machines to as sample clients with different usage profiles. To do this, the VMs need to run on different vlans to each other, and to the main machine. The switch is ...
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DNS server does not respond after reboot in Windows 7

First of all, I think that this might be an issue with the router (TP-Link) because I never had this problem before I moved into a new apartment. But I also recently formatted my PC, so I'm not sure ...
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My Internet access stopped working after restarting CentOS Linux

I have given static IP on my Vmware CEntoS virtual machine. My internet was working fine. but after restarting machine This is my ifcfg-eth0 file DEVICE="eth0" NM_CONTROLLED="no" #ONBOOT="no" ...
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Can I split the ethernet signal from cable modem

Can I connect the Ethernet cable from my cable modem into A wireless router A direct Ethernet connection to a PC Do I need anything special? What kind of splitter?
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Why are USB connectors different from RJ45/Ethernet connectors?

I note that USB cable and Ethernet cable (RJ45/Cat5/...) have the same function : to transmit data as fast as possible over a wire or a port that we can connect and disconnect. In their evolution they ...
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Set MAC address fails - RTNETLINK answers: Cannot assign requested address

I am attempting to change the MAC address of eth0 to 3d:dd:c8:88:c2:0d on a linux mint 15 cinnamon machine. Using "ip link set dev eth0 address" fails as seen below and macchanger produces a similar ...
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Can the Linux kernel shuffle Ethernet frames?

I have an FPGA connected to a Linux x86 via an Arista switch. The FPGA-to-Arista link is 10Gb Ethernet, and the Arista-to-x86 link is 1Gb Ethernet. For some reason, when I sent a "burst" of 10 ...
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Windows 7 won't detect ethernet cable

A month or two ago, I bought an ethernet cable to replace my existing wireless connection on my computer, as I frequently live stream and wireless connection is too unstable to do that. I should also ...
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Two Devices, Same Subnet, No Communication

This is a stripped down version of my home network, and my problem is I can not get 192.168.20.100 to communicate with 192.168.20.4. The workstation pings both routers and the server fine, and ...
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Looking for a fiber optic “switch” or “router” for home use

The gist of my question: What is a "fiber optic" switch called? I.E. a layer 2 ethernet switch that uses fiber TX and RX connections and sends layer 2 network traffic between the fiber strands ...
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Can't use Wifi when Ethernet is Active

I'm not able to use Ethernet and Wifi Simultaneously on Windows 7. I've read that it is supposed to be default in Win7, but when I connect the Ethernet, I can't connect to WiFi. A pop-up comes up ...
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Why is my wireless internet connection abysmal when my wired connection is great?

I know speed is likely to be slower over Wi-Fi than ethernet. This is about the consistency or persistence of the connection itself. When I'm plugged into gigabit ethernet, I get a great connection, ...
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Network Instable Connection over LAN, Airport Express works

I just got a cubox-i4 but have a big problem with the LAN connection. It establishes and crashes again. The thing is, that if I connect it via LAN to an Airport Express (connected via wifi), the ...
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How does a router detect a connected device ? (ENC28J60 module)

BACKGROUND: I am actually an Arduino beginner and learning to connect one to the internet via Ethernet. I'm not using the more commonly used (much easier) Ethernet shield (based on the Wiznet ...
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Is it better to run voice, data and tv cables in separate conduit?

I'm hoping to run new phone, ethernet and coax cables. As it turns out, I'll also be running 3 conduit runs from the distribution point to the attic. Is there a significant benefit to running the ...