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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Can two USB to Ethernet adapters be used as a USB2 extension? [closed]

I want to use RJ45 type of cables to make a 10m USB2 extension. Is it possible using two USB to Ethernet adapters (even without drivers so they act as USB to RJ45 adapters, not as Ethernet ports). If ...
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Powerline networking and power surges

I have a powerline network solution set up. Since powerline networking cant use surge protectors because of the signal degradation, I have to plug it directly into the wall. If there is a surge in the ...
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Broadcast screen on LAN (wifi) to many clients

I would like to know if the following is possible, and how to go about it if it is: I want to lecture using my laptop in front of 100 students, each with their own laptop. I want my screen, or part ...
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Residential router with configurable ethernet interfaces (disable autonegotiation) - do they exist?

Currently, I'm in a situation where an end device talks at a certain transmission rate over ethernet. Auto-negotiation between the device and router are supposed to be able to address the issue, but ...
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How to troubleshoot network problems after fresh install of Linux?

Almost every time I install Ubuntu on any laptop there are some problems with connecting to the Internet. After the last installation neither Ethernet nor Wi-Fi is working. What would be the steps to ...
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Direct connect device to ethernet port on pc, and give it internet access through my wireless

Ok, bear with me this is going to be a long explanation. I have my PC(Ethernet) and a PS2(Ethernet) connected a router(B). My PC is also connected to my homes wireless(A) connection for the internet. ...
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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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Ethernet cables dying quickly

We have to regular replace ethernet cables. A few have said its because we are close to the ocean. We about about 2 miles form the ocean. Is this true and if so can we do anything about it.
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Network Intermittent

This morning my network started being very intermittent. The connection only drops for a couple of seconds so you don't really notice it when browsing, but when streaming music from my network drive, ...
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how to connect only ethernet and only wireless hosts together

Here is my problem. I have an android tablet that have only WiFi for network connectivity and I have a windows server that have only Ethernet ports for network connection. Now I want to telnet to my ...
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Raspberry Pi slows down internet access for the whole network

Whenever my Raspberry Pi is connected to the network (via ethernet) the entire network is slowed to a crawl. On my main computer, ping times for google.com go from ~10ms to ~200ms and it takes forever ...
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Connect to wireless network via another computer's ethernet port

I have a computer running Debian 7.0 that is connected to a wireless network I have a second computer that only has Ethernet, and there is nowhere to plug it into a router directly. Is there any way ...
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Different networks with different NICs (more details inside)

I have two computers: a desktop (Windows 7 Professional) with an ethernet jack in the motherboard and room for another (PCI or USB) and a laptop (Win7 Home Premium) with an ethernet jack. Internet ...
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Downloads slow despite nominally high speed

I am living somewhere with 100 megabit internet. I have a laptop running vista and a (new) desktop running windows 7. For some reason, I have a lot of trouble downloading things on my desktop. ...
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Why are not all MAC addresses randomly assigned?

At 48 bits, this would seem reasonably safe: you would need 751 devices on a network to have a 1/1 billion probability of a collision, and 751 devices with entirely layer 2 connections are rare -- ...
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How to disable internet access through ethernet connected to router

i have two machines 1.Windows 7(Synergy Server) connected to router via ethernet 2.Ubuntu 13.04(Synergy Client) connected to router via Wifi i want to disable internet access in windows 7 but i ...
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Ethernet switch selection [closed]

I want to build a small cluster out of beaglebone black computers, this toys support only 100Mbps ethernet and the question is what kind of switch would be the best to connect them all? I thought of ...
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cant connect to lacie cloudbox when connecting directly to PC

I have bought a Lacie-Cloudbox NAS (http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10597) for backup my PC.I can connect it to my router and access it without problems. For the initial backup of my data ...
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Can I use a router to wirelessly connect to the internet and then share it via Ethernet?

So I have 2 routers. Router A and Router B. Router A is connected to the internet. Router B is connected to the desktop via Ethernet. From the perspective of Router B, can I wirelessly connect to ...
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Old Cat5 Network Cable With Gigabit Equipment [duplicate]

We moved into a different building a couple of years ago. Instead of rewiring everything I elected to use the existing wiring. I tested it all and only replaced the defective wires. Currently, here ...
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Can't connect to device behind switch

probably it's a very simple question, but I'm not a network expert. At home I have a modem router with WIFI + LAN (D-LINK DSL-2680), in another room I plugged a switch (Netgear GS208) and then ...
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If my router has a MAC filter, does that mean that a laptop with its wireless address registered cannot connect via Ethernet?

Here is the situation: I have a router that has been hijacked/hacked recently and we're attempting to up the security. Whilst I know MAC address filtering can easily bypassed, I'd like to clarify one ...
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Cannot connect to internet in Backtrack 5 R3

I am running a full installation of Backtrack 5 R3 on my computer (no VM) and have a working ethernet connection to the local network. I am able to access the intranet sites, but cannot access the ...
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Specific ethernet cable not working with router only, but works with NIC

I have a DLink DIR-605L, which is a 10/100 Mbps (non-ADSL) router. I am connected to it on a Desktop with a Realtek Network Adapter onboard MSI P45 Platinum. I also have an Asus X54H-SX137D. Both ...
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What protocol does the Wii use for Ethernet over USB?

I was disappointed when I realised the Wii doesn't have an Ethernet port, but the settings interface has support for a wired connection. Apparently there is an Ethernet over USB adapter for the Wii ...
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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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LAN connection not working for 100mbps half/full and auto for one particular LAN point

I use unlimited broadband internet connection through LAN provided by our internet provider, without any domestic router. Recently, I am not able to connect my ACER laptop to the net as a message ...
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Connect to a Router via Terminal

How can i connect to a router via the CLI (eth or wlan) and login with the password i created? My OS is based on Debian. So if you have no GUI with suggestions that show you the available Networks ...
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Setting up DNS on mobile broadband and/or setting a system wide DNS address?

I am using a Huawei E3131b 3G dongle to connect to internet. I'm having troubles setting up DNS servers that persist across reboots. Manually specified DNS servers are not used at all if I use the ...
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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. ...