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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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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Paying for expensive, relatively slow WAN link between virtually adjacent offices. Alternatives?

A few years ago, I worked for a corporation which payed quite a lot (I forgot exactly how much but it was quite a few hundred dollars per month) for a WAN link to connect two adjacent offices. The ...
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USB UVC Webcam to IP [duplicate]

I have 2 USB UVC webcams, are there: a simple adaptater that transform my USB webcam to an ip address? a simple command (like mplayer uvc://192.168.1.102) to show my webcam?
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Will I experience degraded performance on a Ethernet connection through a splitter if I'm the only user on the line?

I currently have a long wire ethernet chord travel from my office to my bedroom (the rooms are side by side), as I wish (It's a long ethernet cable wire). I went from a 1.9 MBPS to a 15.+ MBPS after ...
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Using a DD-WRT router as a wireless ethernet hub

As the title says, I have a DD-WRT router that I would like to use as a wireless ethernet hub. I have a machine in an RV park that is ethernet only, and I need to connect it to the internet. The park ...
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Switching to WiFi connection when Ethernet is slow (Windows 7)

My PC is connected to a powerline adapter via an Ethernet cable, and I get a fast connection. However several times a day the powerline adapters seem to lose connection for a couple of minutes, ...
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Ethernet and wireless connection [on hold]

I have a device connected to my laptop using an ethernet cable. This connection has nothing to do with an internet connection as such but the wireless capability on my computer gets disabled everytime ...
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Scanner Canon DR-2020 U network

I bought a scanner (Canon DR-2020 U), but it doesn't have the network card. How can I make this a network scanner? I can hook the scanner to a computer that is on most of the time, but is it ...
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2 Pair Ethernet not working

I have one 4 pair cable. The brown pair is being used for a telephone (that is working). I took the green & orange pairs and punched those down to a CAT6 block and added a CAT6 connector at the ...
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Why is my connection only 100Mbps?

We recently have installed Cat6 cabling in our walls using Cat5e jacks (Could not find any other type). From research, this seems to be a working method, however the connection is auto-negotiated by ...
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Wired connection being dropped

I have an ARMv7 microcomputer (based on Freescale IMX6) that works as media server, running on Archlinux. The last couple of weeks i've been having issues with the wired connection (eth0), it drops ...
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Wired and wireless connections: make Windows prefer Ethernet when connecting to a specific other computer in the network?

I have a desktop connected to the internet and to my home network through Wi-Fi, and a laptop connected to said desktop through an Ethernet cable. But Windows seems to only reach the laptop through ...
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is there any way that my computer should first use ethernet connection and then wifi when both are connected to the system [duplicate]

Is there any way that my computer operating system (windows 7) should first use ethernet connection and then wifi when both are connected to the system. Because I want to control a device using ...
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Wired Connection Suddenly stopped working on ubuntu 12.04 after update

Here is the thing! am on day 5 of no wired internet connection. I have spent the last 4 days searching through every forum and Q&A sites, until i finally decided to post this, so I have done my ...
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withdraw MAC address assignment

Is it possible to un-claim ownership of a MAC address via special kinds of gratuitous ARP or possibly by sending ARP packets with special addresses (e.g. 00:00:00:00:00:00) to invalidate cache table ...
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Is there such a thing as a double ethernet cable?

I have a cable modem in the living room. I have ethernet running out of the cable modem to an Apple Airplay, then back out of the Airplay to a 4 port switch so that I can hardwire all my consoles. I ...
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Doubling bandwidth with 2 ISPs

For about another week I'll be connected to 2 providers simultaneously from home. I thought this could be a great time to double my bandwidth (I have ADSL + HSDPA) thanks to the fact that my computer ...
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Taping down Ethernet cable without damaging paint

I need to run some Ethernet cable across a room. The most logical thing, I think, is to go along the perimeter on top of the baseboard. How can I fix the cable in place in a way that I can later ...
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Router possibly bricked, reverting to stock firmware

I am currently using this router, the TL-WR940N (It's also referred to as WR941N, even says so in the stock firmware, no idea why). Hardware version 5, stock firmware revision 2.1 There isn't exactly ...
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Should I connect my laptop through an ethernet cable instead of wifi?

Im currently running Internet through everything in my house (two laptops, one desktop, 4 phones, a couple iPods) through WiFi through my 2.4GHz router. My laptop is pretty much always sitting very ...
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Unhappy with performance of GBit Ethernet to Fiber converter

I just bought a TP-Link MC200CM GBit Ethernet (1000-T) to Fiber (1000-SX) media converter. The device works but I'm unhappy with the performance: When connecting my computer over 1000-T (twisted ...
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Enable Internet (Wi-Fi) and Intranet (Ethernet) to work at the same time

EDIT: OS is Windows 7. I have seen a couple of threads about this, but I am so limited in my networking knowledge that I have been unable to get those solutions to work for me. I am trying to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 15.04 wired internet not working

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I have this installed on a separate drive. My normal boot is Windows 8, which I am currently writing from, so no issues with the cable or router. My wired internet isn't ...
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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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Is it worth using Cat6 cables with existing Cat5e wiring? [duplicate]

We are currently in the process of installing a new Wi-Fi repeater in our house. Our house was built with Cat5e cabling in the walls, conveniently going from the location of our current router to our ...
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What is IEEE 802.3 Ethernet's communication type: Synchronous or Asynchronous?

In the IEEE 802.3 frame structure there is a 7 byte preamble section for synchronization. If it is really for synchronization does that mean Ethernet is synchronous and not asynchronous? Ethernet ...
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Ethernet issues in Linux mint.

After a hardrive crash I installed mint 17 LTS with many attending woes related to lack of drivers (two of my 8 usb ports can actually recognize devices plugged into them). I'm currently attempting to ...
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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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Connecting multiple low brandwidth devices into one Ethernet switch port

I have added several new computers to a home network and I run out of free ports a gigabit-in switch... Two of the connected devices are printers and run just ocasinally. I would like to have all ...
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Ethernet connection fails in virtual machine (linux mint 17 KDE)

I am having trouble gettting my internet to work in my virtual machine. I am using VMware on my Windows 8.1 pc. The VM runs Linux mint 17 KDE. VM settings: either NAT or bridged (both fail to connect ...
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Linux Mint 17 cannot connect to wired connection

I have just installed the latest Linux Mint after running into this problem with Ubuntu and thinking that was the culprit (Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 64bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS were what I have been ...
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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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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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Difference between Ethernet splitter and switch

I have one Ethernet port that is wired directly to the router on another level. However, I want to run a desktop and a server both off this one Ethernet port. Can anyone tell me the difference ...
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Windows 7 DSCP and 802.1p QoS Mapping?

When I create a QoS policy in Windows 7 through the Group Policy editor and set a DSCP value, does Windows 7 add the 802.1p QoS field to the Ethernet frame? If so, how does it map the different ...
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Transferring Files Over Ethernet to Network Storage Kills Internet Connection

I have an Airport Extreme router (newest model) with a USB drive attached that I transfer files to. My Mac Pro (3,1 running latest Yosemite) is connected to this router via Ethernet, and I've been ...
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A separate network card for p2p traffic [duplicate]

I have a motherboard with 2 ethernet outlets. Is there a way to route all p2p traffic though one (with VPN) and the rest through the other without VPN? I am on Windows 7. EDIT: there are solutions ...
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Realtek PCI network card not functioning on Linux

I have two Realtek Ethernet devices on my Linux (CentOS) machine. The onboard interface is detected but the other one is not. In the below lspci output first one is working. [root@compute ~]# lspci | ...
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Connecting 3 PCs in a LAN

I'm running on GNS3 and in my topology I've connected 3 PCs. PC1 is connected to PC2 via eth0 and PC3 is connected to PC2 via eth1. I can only ping between PC1 and PC2. I cannot ping between PC2 and ...
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Wireless clients disconnected from router when PS4 traffic begins

I consider myself pretty good at networking, but this one has me stumped. My brother-in-law has a PS4 connected by wire to his router. All other (three or four) clients are connected wirelessly (one ...
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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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Eth0 missing on Linux 3.18.8 with onboard Realtek card

Ethernet is completely gone on a Laptop with Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 and Kernel 3.18.8. I have installed the realtek driver from their website, but that is not solving the issue. ifconfig -a only ...
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Ethernet switch throughput

I'm not a network/hardware guy so please bear with me if I'm using the wrong vernacular in my question: My office recently upgraded our Internet from 50/10 Mbps to 150/20 Mbps. For this upgrade, we ...
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Intermitent high latency caused by Cablemodem

I have 2 computers conected to my Thompson model TCW770. I have been experimenting connection problems while playing online in different games. I have some seconds every 2-5 minutes that the game is ...
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Can I get some advice on my speed using wifi? [closed]

I have AT&T DSL and, as expected, the speed isn't the best. They made me pay a high price for a cheap router and modem (2in1). I've had the router for a few years. Lately, the speed has been ...
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Do RJ45s need to be wired differently to enable POE (Power over ethernet) ?

On larger projects we tend to buy cat6 in drums of 1000ft, these are then run to the locations as required and RJ45s placed on the ends by the electrician, this all works fine. Were now starting to ...
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(TalkTalk) Huawei HG635 as Modem for Other Router

I understand that some routers allow an internet connection provided through an RJ45 ethernet connection. I have a nice ASUS DSL-N55U that I wish to use as my router in place of my new ISP provided ...
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Flat ribbon network cables sold as UTP, are they really twisted, and how?

I am about to buy some network (Ethernet) cables for home use, and am looking at the flat ribbon variant as here: However, given the very flat form and no visible structure that actually suggests ...
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How can powerline ethernet adapters be faster than their hardware ports?

On many of the powerline ethernet adapters, they claim high speeds of 500 Mbps, however, I've noticed that the actual jack on the device is only 10/100 Mbps speed. For reference - look at the specs: ...
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Using Powerline for telephone and internet

As far as I know, CAT 5 cable can be used to run a 100 Mbps Ethernet and a telephone connection (2 pairs each). Would it be possible to use power line with this cable?