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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Bridge between 2 identical LANs

device PC2 PC1 ......should-talk-to...... device PC2 PC1 \ | / \ | / hub lan1 hub lan2 I have two lans ...
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Gigabit LAN not working on ASUS M2N-MX

Today I replace my FastEthernet switch with a newly bought gigabit switch (DGS-1008A). All computers in my house are displaying that the connection speed is 1 Gbps except for one. The computer that ...
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How to interconnect two different LANs?

I have two different routers connected to different ISPs having different LANs. I want to setup the network such a why that we can connect to devices on the other LAN or ping devices on the other ...
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Internet connection is gone after connecting a server PC

When I am connecting a particular PC to my switch (D LINK 10/100 8 port switch) the whole internet connection to other computers is gone. And while I remove the connection net is working good. What ...
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Share a VPN connection with non-VPN capable devices

I have a VPN connection through Cisco AnyConnect that I'd like to make available to other devices on my LAN. These devices (tablets, cellphones, media players ...) can't handle or don't implement the ...
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Skype LAN capabilities

My roommates and I were playing a game online; we were all in the same Skype call. Our ISP went down due to weather conditions, and our router lost internet access. We all lost connectivity to the ...
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How to check if my apartment has free internet from lan socket in the wall?

I am renting an apartment and just noticed there is a lan socket built into the wall right next to the tv antenna socket. Is it possible that the building provides free internet to tennants, and if ...
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Can ping another compurer by IP but can can't folder/file sharing in Windows 7

I have some computer with same workgroup and one of them is a print sharing server (localPrintServer machine). All computer can connect into localPrintServer by \\localPrintServer or \\192.168.1.2 ...
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Is there a way to detect a LAN's IP and its subnet mask?

I'm not a English speaker, but I'll try my best make it clear: If your laptop connects to a unknown local network (through a wireless or wired router) and there's no DHCP service at all, and nobody ...
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Send messages using Command Prompt knowing IP address in LAN

My laptop is connected to College LAN and It has windows 7 Ultimate. I want to send message to my friend using IP address (using command prompt) without any external application. How can I send ...
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Getting the local IP address in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I am trying to get my locally assigned IP address from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with ifconfig and what I'm getting is my external IP address (in other words, it's the same IP I see on whatismyip.com) When ...
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Instant messaging in LAN between PC (Windows XP) and Mac (OS X 10.6)?

I wonder how I could send short information (like a URL or a small text) between a PC with Windows XP and a Mac with OS X 10.6, which are both in our LAN at home. Up to now I sent in such a case an ...
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Simple Local Network Chat Program

I'm looking for a chat program that I can run on my corporate workstation that does not need to go outside of the firewall to operate. All communication should be limited to the same subnet ideally ...
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nginx proxy_pass and virtual hosts within LAN returns 404

I hope this makes sense. Basically, I have set up a local server on my MAC using nginx, with these rules for the proxy_pass: location /engine/rest { proxy_pass ...
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Linux users frequently disconnecting wired LAN

We have a LAN with about 200 users and servers. . All are in one big /23 subnet using unmanaged switches. Recently we have purchased new Internet connection. The ISP provided us with a Cisco router ...
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Connect LANs together with a router [closed]

I have a lot of routers and I want to connect 4 LANs together with a router. I know routers have a WAN port. Is the wan port an Ethernet port? I have a diagram on what I want to do. How would you ...
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Nas/Switch/ DD-WRT Router, Interesting Problem

I had a network setup that consisted of the following. WNR2200 [router] with DDWRT [Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/23/14) std] running on it, connected to a Netgear 8p Gigabit [Switch]. My laptop and ...
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Can a PC be damaged over LAN cable when thunder strikes router?

During thunderstorm everyone unplugs PC power cord from the socket. Is it necessary to unplug LAN cable?
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Windows shows “Limited Connection” when it isn't

[12/16/2013 - Updates below] [12/20/2013 - Updates below] Bear with me, this isn't the normal "limited connection" sort of question, I promise. When I am at the office and on the LAN, my Win8.1 ...
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Can a huge coiled LAN cable have some trouble for transmitting a signal?

Let's say I have a long (> 30m) LAN cable, that connect two (very close) devices. Could some of the unused wire, disposed as a huge coil, cause any issue ? I'm thinking about the special wire layout ...
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Sync PC Time off Android Device

Is there any way to set the time of a Windows PC by querying an (unrooted) Android phone on the same LAN? IE, net time \\computer_name /set /y but with an Android device as the time source. As in ...
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How to calculate the number of requests per second for home LAN?

I am planning to build a simple DEV data center for my app out of my home LAN. I am trying to figure out (ballpark) how much load my web servers will be able to take, and need help from some network ...
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Combine WLAN with LAN

I have D-link DSL 2750U wireless router. My PC and notebook are connected to router by Wi-Fi. They can share files or ping each other. I have a network storage unit plugged into router by an ethernet ...
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How do I setup a wireless connection for a LAN to WAN build up between two Routers

Im an enthusiast in Networking & I like to play around a lot with wireless networks, LAN, Routers, Switches etc. Well he other day I came accross a setup wherein two routers could be wired ...
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Manual proxy setup won't uncheck

whenever I uncheck use a proxy server and check automatically detect settings, it just checks it back again. I'm running windows 8.1 on a toshiba laptop. I tried doing the same thing but in the pc's ...
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How to message any user on your LAN?

I have admin access to all (read most) the machines on my LAN. However, I wanted all users to be able to coordinate with each other. How should I approach this problem? One solution which I can think ...
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How to connect 2 LAN each one with its own DSL connection?

I have set up 2 separate wired LANs each one with its own DSL connection. Each LAN consists of the ISP's residential DSL modem, a switch and some PCs, NAS, media players etc. What I want is to ...
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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks, no existant wi-fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN between the two, and (depending on how fast ...
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Windows 7 Set metric to use 2 different network interfaces at the same time

I'm looking for a way to use at the same time wired and wireless interfaces. My situation: 1 Gbit ethernet interface (10.100.x.x) 1 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interface (192.168.x.x) The PC is part of a ...
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How many partitions in lan computer

I need a way perhaps CMD in windows to discover names of paritions in a LAN computer (something like DIR) to display his > my computer drives I already have admin account that i can login and already ...
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Port forwarding for Teamspeak server

I am trying to forward ports 9987, 10011 and 30033 for my Teamspeak 3 server. My setup for the connections is as follows: Bayantel modem-router (Aztech 5001en) D-LINK DIR 300 (wireless router) ...
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When I change the subnet for the LAN interface on a Sonicwall firewall the WAN interfaces go haywire. What should I do?

Our company's old subnet was 255.255.255.0. To adjust for growth we decided to implement a 255.255.248 subnet. Upon changing this in our Sonicwall's LAN interface, our WAN connections quit working ...
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How to optimize LAN connection between two home computers

I'm trying to figure out how to optimize the connection between my home computers. Both have Intel CT Gigabit PCI-e network adapters using Jumbo packets, etc (both PCs are setup the same). I'm using ...
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Trouble extending a network with bridge

I am currently trying to extend a small computer network between 2 buildings around 1 km apart. The setup looks like this: modem | Dlink router 1 - 192.168.1.1 (antenna connected to LAN port) | ...
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Unable to establish connection between host-server-host on the same network

Can anybody please tell me what stupid thing is it that I'm doing which makes it impossible for me to ping between hosts in a following HOST1-ROUTER-HOST2 config explained below: I've got one PC - ...
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video conferencing over lan

I am looking for a video conference application for my colleagues. I don't need many feature, only single person to single person video chat, But I want to avoid external bandwidth, as it would only ...
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How do IP answer packets reach their destination inside of a private LAN?

This is a little theory question that has been confusing me for a pretty long time. Basically, if we are inside of a private LAN, and we want incoming packets to reach, for example, an HTTP server ...
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Sitecom 300N port forwarding access from lan

I have this modem-router: external IP: x.x.x.x (static) internal IP: 192.168.0.1 now, I have assigned x.x.x.x as www.mydomain.com, app.mydomain.com and svn.mydomain.com on public DNS. on the LAN ...
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Creating AD-HOC network on Server 2012 along with LAN

Problem: I am trying to figure out the solution for the following problem. However, I am not fully sure if the following solution will work or not in this case. We are shipping servers with Server ...
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Can I use my laptop as a monitor of PC using Ethernet LAN cable?

I have a PC and a laptop . I want to control the PC by laptop's mouse and keyboard ! (no monitor & no mouse and keyboard for the PC) And i want to do it only with LAN cable and without using ...
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How to propagate a server's host name on local DNS

I am asking this question because I don't know which network service should do this. I have a lightweight server on my LAN, and its host name is my_server. Now I would like every machine on my local ...
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I can't access my local Apache server (WampServer) from other devices inside my LAN

I'm using WampServer on Windows 7 and while it works locally (using localhost), for some reason access to it from other devices using my PC's local IP, which is fixed (192.168.1.130) is not working ...
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Debugging choppy video playback on LAN - Bandwidth measurement

I am using VLC to playback videos stored on a personal NAS. I sometimes experience choppy playback, which I would like to diagnose by measuring with precision what bandwidth is required by the video ...
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Sharing folders on LAN with a DMZ computer on same tier (in DMZ)

This is my current setup, tiers in order; Modem Linksys wireless router D-Link wired router - wired desktop 1 - wireless laptop Wired DMZ desktop 2 Modem is connected to the linksys wireless ...
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NAT on LAN interface

I have set up DDNS and it is working fine. The router is D-Link 2750U and I could not see any NATting option on the LAN interface. However, I wish to cut short the trip to the DDNS server when I am ...
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Interpreting Netgear wireless router security logs

I have a NetGear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router, model number WNDR3700. It's been working fine, but I recently logged into it by pointing my web browser towards 192.168.1.1 and typing in ...
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Connect 2 computers serial to a router

In my home network, I have a router with 4 LAN connections and currently 2 computers are connected to the router with a LAN cable. Now I want to add a 3rd computer to the network. The problem is that ...
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Windows 7 can't login when LAN cable plugged in

If I login to any user account in my PC and type the password for any users the password will be accepted but when I plug out the LAN cable from my PC(if cable were plugged in). It shows username or ...
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What is Windows command to convert machine name to ip address and vice versa?

I need to know the ip address of another machine in a lan network. What is the Windows command for getting ip address from machine name and vice versa?
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How to send files via lan between two computers

Does anyone know a software which allows you to send files between two computers connected directly via lan cable (machines run WinXp and Win7)? I've already tried to use shared files and folders ...