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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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 ...
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Internet connectivity ok, but Windows disagrees and won't connect to VPN

I have a Windows 7 machine connecting to a network via an ethernet connection ('Local Area Connection'). It connects up fine, gets an IP address, I can browse the web 100% fine and connect to printers ...
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linux configure 2 NICs to team mode / redundancy mode / switch mode

I would like to implement 3 modes of NIC operation to my users, so that they can choose how to use 2 NICs on their machines. These 3 modes are: Team mode: (aka) link aggregation, use 2 NICs ...
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Ethernet and wireless suddenly not working on Win 7

My laptop is a Lenovo g530 running win 7. I installed SP1 on 2/8. My wireless was working fine on 2/10, which was the last time I tried to access the internet before today. Today, I can't connect to ...
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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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Computer crawls when connected to switch but not router

I just upgraded to GS605 Netgear gigabyte switches on my network, and I use Cat 5e cables, so I can use the gigabit Ethernet. One of my Windows PCs seems to have a very slow connection. I see an ...
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FDN and Link LEDs on when computer is off

My computer is off, but the FDN and Link/Act lights are still on for its channel on my network switch. Is it affecting my network, because when my computer is off other devices on the switch lose ...
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Internet not connecting via LAN port (damaged LAN port)

I am a Dell Inspiron N5010 user, and I use wired internet. Recently, when I tried to remove the ethernet cable from my LAN port, it was not coming out even though I pressed the clip and pulled it. So ...
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How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?

We have a crowded computer laboratory. We render free Ethernet ports for laptop users. But they don't carry their Ethernet cables with them, they unplug cable of a fixed desktop PC and plug it to ...
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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How to install a driver which does not have a installer, just object files

I am using a USB2.0 to Ethernet driver from Plugable on my Windows XP 2002 professional. When I plugged it in, Windows XP though detected this hardware, it was not able to install driver for it. So i ...
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Computer Assigning DHCP IP Addresses on Switch

I have four computers on my network, and an Xbox 360, all of which plug into my Comcast router in the following fashion: Comcast plugs into the router box. Port three of the router goes to a small ...
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Home Networking Issue with Switch

I have an Allied Telesyn 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch. Plugged in is the main line to port one, direct from my Comcast router, an IBM ThinkCentre 8143-28U to port two, an Xbox 360 "classic" (mfr ...
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USB to Ethernet?

So, due to the fact I live in the middle of nowhere I have this Virgin Mobile (Sprint) 3G HotSpot that will connect up to 5 devices. I have 4 connected now. On one of the 4 computers, I have a ...
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Which driver should I use for this Atheros network adapter?

I ran the command sudo lshw -c network and here is the hardware info. for my network adapter. I have build all the modules related to Atheros, and have load them already. But none of them could help ...
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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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Looking for a tool to test my Ethernet connection

I would like to build an instrument to test my Ethernet connection. I would like it to show me if there is a 10/100 or 1000MB Link as well as the IP, subnet, and gateway addresses. Does anyone have ...
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Will multiple switches slow transfer speed

I want to create link between a data server (It's more like NAS) and around 300 computers. Data transferred per day is around 2GB/computer and speed really matters. If I use a single switch it would ...
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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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Mac share ethernet connection with proxy over wifi without proxy

I have a wired connection over a proxy server, and I'd like to share it over wireless to my iPad / other devices without proxy. Is there some software or something that allows me to do this?
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Plugged-in network cable is not detected (possibly related to green ethernet?)

I have just purchased a D-Link DIR-652 wireless router, and now I want to connect a Shuttle XS25GT V2 computer using a 1 metre Cat 5e ethernet cable. The Shuttle runs Ubuntu 12.10 and has a JMC250 ...
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What could cause wired internet latency to increase between wired users?

I have 3 roommates (4 people total). Three users, including me, use wired internet. The fourth uses wireless internet (connected to our network). During the evenings, they complain of high network ...
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Connecting PC with static IP to netbooter

I am trying to connect a netBooter to a computer with a static IP address. The instructions in the netbooter ( http://www.synaccess-net.com/support.php ) say that I can connect the netbooter directly ...
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Network interface does not become active although onboot enabled, Linux

Due to some other conflicts, I disabled/stopped NetworkManager in Fedora 15. Now, for network configuration I used system-config-network-gui to config & enable Ethernet interface. Problem is, ...
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Bypassing ethernet card with mobile 3g modem

i have a mobile 3g server. But I can't use it with my wired connection. In my workplace some sites(youtube, grooveshark or any kind of streaming sites..) are restricted. It's also impossible for me to ...
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Ad-hoc network disconnecting when not using web

I am at university and I have a desktop computer and several mobile devices, however only a wired Ethernet connection is provided in my room. I want to use an ad-hoc network to share my internet ...
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What's the most cost effective (reliable) way to establish a 200m ethernet link?

As the title suggests, I have some kit which is 200m from our current infrastructure (outdoors). What is the cheapest way to establish a reliable connection across a 200m stretch (Cat 5e ethernet ...
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ASUS N56VZ Ethernet does not connect

I recently purchased a ASUS N56VZ-DS71 for use at work. I set it up as I usually do but am unable to connect this laptop to the domain. The laptop came with Windows 7 Home Premium and I wiped that ...
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How to setup VLAN on same subnet as Ethernet

So this is what i'm trying to do: I have a physical NIC with dev name eth0 with ip 192.168.1.2 and gateway 192.168.1.1 and I want to setup a VLAN with ip 192.168.1.x and same gateway as eth0. ...
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XP to Win 7 via ethernet cable. No routers, no wireless. They can't ping each other

I've got a windows XP machine and a windows 7 laptop connected by an ethernet cable. The xp has static ip address 169.254.84.221 and the windows 7 has 169.254.84.220. both subnet masks 255.255.255.0. ...
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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 ...
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How to switch between 2 ethernet NIC with Windows Powershell or coding in a Linux environment?

These are the linux routing commands I had used so far. #!/bin/sh # time checks in second SLEEPTIME=58 #IP Address or domain to test ping. TESTIP1=198.168.1.0 TESTIP2=198.168.1.1 #Ping timeout ...
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Ethernet to USB adapter (with power supply)

My internet setup is as follows: Internet > wireless > 4G router > wireless > Main Router > PC (wired) and other devices (wireless) As you can see the Main Router (which I connect all of my devices ...
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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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Is there free software that can convert serial input messages to TCP/IP packets?

There is a serial port that can receive text messages from the external device. Now I want to pass these messages to a special software. But that software can only receive TCP/IP packet. For example, ...
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Ethernet connection does not work

I have a problem with local area connection on Windows 7 64bit. I have laptop dell n5110 and Realtek PCIe FE family Controller installed as driver for my Ethernet controller on it. But I am getting ...
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Why wouldn't an ethernet interface advertise gigabit speed if it's capable?

I have a laptop with a gigabit capable ethernet interface: # lspci -vvnn -s 08:02.0 08:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet [10ec:8167] ...
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Bridging wireless network to remote wired devices

I have a bunch of old desktop computers (maybe 3) that I'd like to set up in my basement. However there is limited wireless reception down there. Running cables is not an option because I rent my ...
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Isn't ethernet used for LAN?

I'm not really knowledgeable about networking stuff, hence the stupid question. I read that ethernet was used for LAN connections but I'm pretty sure what I'm currently using to connect to the ...
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Sharing internet through a wired connection makes the host internet to drop

I have connected two computers (a laptop and a desktop), using a wired connection. The laptop has Ubuntu 12.10 and the desktop has windows 7. The connection is good and I'm able to share the internet ...
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Can I split up a telephone line into two ethernet cables?

I have a telephone line and I was wondering. Is there a way to convert the telephone line into ethernet and splitting it so I would be able to have internet on my PS3 and my computer? I already have ...
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Two sources of internet

In the house the internet comes in via my phone which rebroadcasts the wifi and through my wife's mifi. I have two devices a TV and a NAS which both have ethernet connections to access a wired network ...
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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 ...
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Linking my Humax Foxsat HDR to my wifi (XP) laptop via ethernet

I want to be able to remote record to my Humax Foxsat HDR and believe that I can do so via a website so if I can get an internet connection to it. Sadly, the SFR box (I'm in France) and the PC are ...
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way to switch between two internet connections [closed]

Say you have two separate internet connections, with two separate ethernet cables. How can you switch between them automatically at time intervals, in windows 7?