LAN, short for Local Area Network, is a network that connects multiple devices in a limited geographical area, such as a room, an apartment or a building. Currently, most LANs are based on Wi-Fi, linked together with means of a central wireless router or Ethernet transmission, where computers are ...

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External IP Addresses, Subnet Masks, and SSH - How does it all work?

I'm really confused as to how I can connect to a specific computer on my network on a computer in another network over the Internet. For example, I have a beowulf cluster constantly running at my ...
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Can I connect Range Extender's Ethernet Port to another access point/router?

I have a home network with 2 Netgear Routers: 1 Modem+Router, 1 Router only. I have DELL Laptop, with Windows 8.1. Presently, the router + modem gets heated up due to being on since months! And so ...
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Laptop as *primary* display for desktop PC via LAN remote desktop

As the title says, I want to use a laptop as the primary display for a desktop PC. There's a few added challenges to this, however: The desktop PC does not have a display device of its own. By ...
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Rejoin split ethernet cable?

In my apartment we have an old LAN network where every room is reached by ONE ethernet cable that splits in 2 ethernet ports, the same happens to the hub where 6 cables arrive (one from each room) and ...
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Configuring home network that uses 2 hubs/routers

I have two computers (one Win7 and one XP) upstairs networked via a Netgear hub/router. File and printer sharing works fine. The Netgear hub/router is connected to another hub/router supplied by my ...
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How to connect a Windows CE 5.0 device to a domain

I am looking to buy a Motorola MK500 kiosk. This machine run on Windows CE 5.0 This kiosk will serve as a time and attendance system, logging scan time in a file. I know that CE will not connect to a ...
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shut down computer while retaining LAN function

Well basically I have noticed that in hibernation mode the network card is still running (which means the router can detect that the computer is still in the network). Is there a way to do the same in ...
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How to provide access to the Internet using 2 different ISPs

This is the problem: We have a contract with two different ISPs for different reasons, and each contract provides access to the Internet. The thing is that there are two different networks in our ...
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I am getting small shock on my laptop's metal part when i connect to WLAN Ethernet

I use a cat 5e, 4 pairs, UTP cable using T-568 B standards. when i connect this wan cable provided by my ISP (my ISP don't need any Modem it's a direct digital) in my Dell xps 15R L502X (early 2011) ...
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Is there any way to change LAN MAC address on Wi-Fi router?

I have a Wi-Fi router which has WLAN MAC address and LAN MAC address. I can spoof WLAN MAC address easily, but can not spoof in the same way on LAN MAC address. How can I spoof the LAN MAC address?
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MAC filtering for Network

I have TP link router and I want to block unwanted users on my network so I used MAC filtering but it has limitation that I can add only 64 users in it to allow on my network but I want to add more ...
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How to force Win 8 box to use a given WAN gateway?

I have a laptop that I connect to via RDP on a 192.168.. LAN via ethernet. The box that I'm connecting from owns the WAN connection for the LAN. i.e. the router is not configuring the internet ...
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How to pass modem WAN port to a soft router by a switch with VLAN?

Moved from Networking Engineering. I had a fiber modem (100M) connected to my main router through one CAT5 cable in my local LAN. Now I just built a HP Gen8 microserver, and I plan to create a ...
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Hopping Gateways in a Multi-gateway Network?

I'm on a network that has multiple gateways, and it seems that my machine connects to a different gateway than what my phone does. I'm curious as to how I may switch to another gateway. I've tried ...
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What internet filtering system can selectively block a proxy-accessed website?

In my public library there is free wifi. Some websites are blocked by a content blocking system. I used a free proxy to access these sites. Now, after using this method for a few days, some of the ...
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Weird high ping when another user on the same lan uses Skype

Well, this is not happening to me but my flatmate. He is having a high ping while playing(League of legends) as soon as I use skype (I've tested it by shutting it down and his ping was lowering ...
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Add virtual network interface to limit internet traffic?

The setup is as follows: I have a server with one network card in my LAN network. Now I want to limit the upload / download speed from / to the server but not the speed within the local network. ...
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Router to Receive Client-to-LAN and forward to LAN-to-LAN VPN

I work as Telecomunications Services provider and I usually connect to customer network by using VPN Softwares like Quidway SVN Client and Cisco Any Connect. But now, one of our customers does not ...
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Connecting router as a switch [duplicate]

In a home LAN, I have connected one router A (which is also connected to the Internet) to router B but router B is supposed to work only as a switch (I am not using the WAN port in router B at all). ...
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How can I monitor packets sent between two devices on the LAN?

I'm trying to determine the cause of a communication problem between two devices on my wifi network. I CANNOT install programs on them to determine this. How can I monitor the traffic between these ...
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SSH very slow log in after changing sshd_config, even on LAN

I am trying to get my home server to be ssh-able from the internet. Initially (before touching any config files, just doing apt-get install openssh-server i was able to connect to in while on my ...
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Is the bandwidth of the router usage divided equally?

I have a router/modem NETGEAR VEGN2610 which supports QoS. Assuming there are 2 computers downloading something that requires high bandwidth (for example a movie with torrents), will the speed be ...
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wireless and LAN network sync

I was wondering if its possible to use both my lan and wireless connections at once ... i know that it is possible from the same router but i have a different situation, i currently live in a building ...
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Tomato: routing WAN traffic to local port

Setup My Tomato router is configured with one of the lan ports (LAN4) in the same Vlan as the WAN port. The server has its own WAN IP assigned by my ISP (11.11.11.22 in this example). All other LAN ...
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How do I reach a computer behind a router?

I need some assistance regarding computer-to-computer communication. The network set-up is like this: At the top is the Company DNS/Server. I have a computer, "PC A", connected to the server via ...
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Can't telnet to uverse router

I have a standard 3801HGV Uverse router, and I am attempting to configure Wake on WAN for it. I have forwarded port 9 with UDP, WOL works great, and so now I have attempted to send the magic packets ...
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Possible network loop with WiFi and Ethernet when docked

I have been seeing a weird problem that I can't reproduce on demand and have a suspicion on the root cause. The Issue: Intermittently the entire network goes down until I walk around and unplug ...
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Program for warning sendings in LAN [closed]

I work answering support chats with another 19 assistants in LAN. I'm looking for a program for Windows that allows my boss to send warnings or notifications to all of us at the same time, that also ...
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Can I use crossover with a gigabit switch to play games over LAN?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a switch to play games that use a LAN connection with my family. I know that the game I want to play works with a standard Ethernet cable from one Intel NIC ...
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Router connected to internet but devices have limited connectivity

My router is showing that it has a solid connection to the internet however when I connect any device, they have limited connection. It happened when I rebooted my router due to a sudden slow ...
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LAN disconnects, brought new LAN card but old one comes back [duplicate]

So here is the story, the old LAN port came with the motherboard and after installing windows 8.1 (from windows 7) the LAN would drop in about 30 mins of a restart and never connect again. I thought ...
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How to share a drive with a network in Windows 7

How can I share a drive with my network, so that I can access the drive form my mobile (any device) which is connected to the same network (same wireless modem). I did try it once and when I tried ...
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Poor streaming performance on link with good bandwidth

For the longest time I've had an elusive problem with my network. I've changed router, access point and made wireless connections wired in search for a performance thief without getting any closer to ...
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In my wired LAN, when i connect ethernet cable to a particular PC Internet goes for all other system

In my college Lab all PCs are connected through wired LAN. When i connect Ethernet cable to to a particular PC (say PC-A) then we do not get internet connection in all other PCs. So every time i have ...
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Connecting LAN cable to wall socket

I have a few computers I want to connect to internet. All PCs are connected to a network switch. My task is to connect the switch to the internet router. The cable that came from the internet router ...
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How do I make it so that my a computer won't boot unless it is connected to a LAN cable?

I know this sounds like a bit of a silly question in some ways but humour me :P Basically I want to make it virtually impossible for a computer to start up without having a LAN cable plugged in. I ...
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Why did setting a static IP fix my LAN connection issue?

My router is working perfectly, and all other computers use automatic DHCP to get an IP address (all hard wired--no wireless). This one laptop lan connection kept getting stuck "identifying" the ...
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Conveniently SSH to internal hosts?

I recently discovered that with ~/.ssh/config, I can save a lot of keystrokes and automate long command lines, specifying a lot of per-host defaults. Now that I noticed how powerful the tool can be, I ...
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Why are we getting low download speed as compared to the our bandwidth from browser? [closed]

Our bandwidth is 16Mbps 1:1 leased line, and we have been getting download speed of about 1.3+ MB/S earlier. But for 2 weeks we are getting a maximum of just 150-200 KB/S although the speed test ...
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Driver for LAN to USB

My on-board LAN dropped the link frequently, so I got a new PCI-LAN card. Unfortunately, it also drops the link. I had a hardware specialist check my motherboard. He says some internal links between ...
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Network printer loses connection, but not its fault

tl;dr: What could cause a network printer to lose its connection besides the printer or router or cable between them? I have had a Canon wired network laser printer for years with no issues, but ...
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Using 3 LAN Connections Simultaneously

I have ;one onboard lan port and have two additional lan cards totalling to three lan ports. So can i use these simultaneously for internet connection. I know we cannot simultaneously connect to ...
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Hyper-V: Create virtual network, with LAN access, but without Internet access

I'm pretty paranoid when it comes to Windows 10's "data collecting". But I need to set up a Windows 10 VM on my build machine for development purposes. I basically want to be able to send files to ...
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IPsec on a LAN without a VPN

I'd like to set up layer 2 authentication and encryption for a LAN via IPsec, without having to run a VPN endpoint. Essentially the goal is a point-to-point setup where traffic between configured ...
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Is it true that IP is used to transmit data from network to network and cannot be used to transmit data within a LAN?

I just started to learn about Networking and I am curious if I am right with my understanding that IP is used for networks to networks data transmission, it cannot be used for data transmission within ...
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PCMCIA card under linux

Is it possible to use STLAB 10/100 PCMCIA LAN card under linux? From linux live CD?
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Configure Apache 2.4.9 to access on LAN

I have Apache 2.4.9 installed on Windows 8.1 system. I have configured httpd.config : Listen 0.0.0.0:80 Listen [::0]:80 .. .. <Directory /> AllowOverride none Require all denied Allow ...
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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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Home internet: ISP-->Switch--> WiFi Router

Currently, cable internet (WAN) from ISP enters my house through a junction box and runs to the WiFi router in one of the rooms. However, I have quite a few devices (TV, Consoles) that do not have ...
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Can't ping a host in the same network

So i'm setting a network of three PC's (PC1 - PC2 - PC3). PC2 eth0 is connected to PC1 eth0. And PC2 eth1 connected to PC3 eth0. I can ping PC2 with PC1 but i can't do the same for PC3. Also, are they ...