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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How to LAN boot Windows from single installation simulaneously?

My Requirements: I want to maintain only one Windows installation on one system (say, server). I want to boot to this installation using LAN boot feature of BIOS of other systems in network. ...
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Cookies blocked by router?

My friend has a D-Link DI-524 router that she uses for her home broadband. It's a pretty vanilla setup with the standard firewall settings, DHCP enabled etc. However, recently she has experienced ...
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TeamViewer meetings on a LAN connection

I know that we can use TeamViewer on a LAN connection without internet for remote control. I was wondering whether we can use meetings to connect via LANs without internet as well. I tried doing this ...
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Two internet Connections, one LAN - how to share?

Well, the title says what I'd like to achieve: I'd like some workstations connect through my 1st internet account and some through my second one. The workstations are in a workgroup. They're not ...
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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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Best way to network computers next to each other

I've got 2 computers in my home office, and they are both connected to the wireless router sitting in the living room. Problem is I often need to copy files back and forth between them, or VNC from ...
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How can I secure an Ethernet-over-power network?

I just bought myself an Ethernet-over-power adapter, and plugged it in. It seems to be working great, but now I'm concerned that my neighbours may be able to access my network. I live in a rowhome ...
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avahi-browse or avahi-discover for Windows [closed]

Is there a Windows free (= libre) software analoguous to GNU/Linux avahi-browse or avahi-discover (which would discover avahi/bonjour services on the local network and list them)? Since I have ...
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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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Sharing an external hard drive over LAN

I have a 1 TB external hard drive that I'd like to share over my local network. What is the best way to do this ? FTP, Windows sharing, etc. ? Most of the computers run Windows XP/Vista. PS: Is there ...
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Inserting a non-Internet LAN cable breaks wifi

My vista laptop catches wifi fine here. But when I plug in a lan cable (for a separate pc-to-pc connection), the wifi stops working (page loads timeout). Any idea why? It seems vista thinks I'm ...
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NAT vs Port Forwarding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is port forwarding and what is it used for? What is the difference between NAT and Port Forwarding? Are they two different names for the same thing? Could you provide ...
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Building an improvised 'supercomputer' by connecting a number of used PCs in a LAN

I am in ongoing development of a simple but processor intensive computer program that I use for scientific research. It would be really helpful to have more processing speed. Right now I'm running Mac ...
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How can I use two Internet connections at the same time?

I have two Internet connections to my home and I want to use them simultaneously. Both of them are the same speed — something like 10Mbit/1Mbit. How can I achieve this? I'm thinking of using ...
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My dyndns domain doesn't point to the right IP from inside my network, how do I correct that?

I set up a DynDns account to point a domain to my dynamic IP server at home. From any "outside" network, the connection is working and pointing to my server. But when I point my browser to my URL (...
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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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Keep lan connection alive while going to sleep

Is it possible to keep lan connection alive when going to sleep? Although I would like a laptop independent(in general) answer, my laptop is Thinkpad T500 and the power manager shows in PCI options, ...
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Buying another router and use as a “signal repeater” in bridge mode?

I asked about using a pc almost as a "router" and although it's a solution, I tought about just buying a second router to act as a "bridge" between my connection. (Reason: I don't want to have to keep ...
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Power went out and now my router doesn't give any internet

yesterday the power went out for a second. I then noticed that my router (D-Link DGL-4300) had stopped working. It didn't power on at all. Today I borrowed my friends power adapter because he has the ...
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Linux server acting as router for network switch (LAN party)

I'm going to be hosting a LAN party as part of a youth group and need to set up a small wired network (about 10 people) for the players to access the server where the game files are held for ...
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Redirect audio from laptop to desktop over LAN

I want to be able to play a song on my laptop and have it sound through my desktop's (infinitely better) speakers. If you're familiar with Input Director: I want something that is to audio what Input ...
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Can only ssh when not using wifi

So I have 3 machines, a windows 7 desktop that is always wired to my router, osX laptop, and raspberry pi running debian linux. My router is a Linksys e1000 wireless N. My goal is to be able to ssh ...
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LAN/WLAN/home network connection dropping intermittently

I'm having an issue on our home network that is driving me mad. More often than not, when a user on our LAN is downloading and using most of the bandwidth my connection my PC or my laptop or my ...
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All of my Windows computers won't connect to the Internet (LAN or WiFi)

My Windows computers: Desktop - connected to LAN. Error: LAN connection / Ethernet Adaptor may have a problem Laptop - connected via WiFi Error: "Limited Access" Laptop - connected via WiFi Error: "...
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Accessing Workgroup Shared Folder from Domain

I have a domain and a workgroup. My users are supposed to upload files on regular basis to several shared folders on the workgroup. I have difficulty accessing the workgroup shared folders without ...
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Open LAN-hosted website in IE 10 Metro

It appears that IE10's Metro mode blocks connections to servers running on the local network (for example, 192.168.1.x). I am able to connect to the server from IE 10 in regular desktop mode. How do ...
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How do I test the speed of file transfers on my LAN?

I have a Macbook Pro (wirelessly connected to the Internet) and a G5 tower (connected via ethernet). The MBP wirelessly backs up to an external drive on the G5 tower. I would like to know how fast the ...
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How to limit my Windows network transfer rate?

Downloading a 2 MB file in my LAN using HTTP is going to fast, and I need to slow it down so I can debug one app I'm developing. Is there any way to do this?
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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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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks—HP Mini 210-1060BR and HP Mini 210-1040BR—no existent Wi-Fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth enabled. What I want is to create a real LAN ...
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How can I achieve Gigabit LAN speed without wires?

I have a Netgear Router which connects to my Cisco router. I have a gigabit switch which connects to my servers in my Garage.. I am currently connecting with wifi adapter on my desktop (in my room) ...
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How can I unite two LAN connections on one network?

The small flat in which I live is designed for two students. I manage to pay the entirety of the rent myself, so I'm living by myself, but I have 2 LAN outlets in the flat. I wish to configure a local ...
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How can my router have the same MAC as a computer in the LAN?

My ISP refused to give out a new IP when I switched from just having one computer in the LAN to using a router in spite of me doing a few releases and renews. So I tried an a little unorthodox ...
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Purpose of LAN Domain?

What is the purpose of creating a domain name for your LAN? I'm using DD-WRT on my router and assigned local.moofz.com as the LAN domain. I setup Apache HTTP servers on two of the computers on my LAN ...
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How can I stream media from my desktop to other PCs on my home LAN?

I know that this is a basic question, and I'm aware of a similar one, but that answer does not appear to be evergreen - it's a simple link which says that VLC can do it, with no other explanation of ...
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What is a good way to shield my computer against local (network) attacks?

I'm trying to secure my computer against local network attacks for when I'm at university or a LAN party. At home, we have a router which serves this purpose. But at university and LAN I don't have ...
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How can I tell Firefox to access intranet

At my job, we have a lot of sites on our intranet. How can I tell Firefox to access the intranet sites? I keep getting this: The requested item could not be loaded by the proxy. Proxy server ...
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Improving the speed of a Wireless LAN, currently very slow

I have a Netopia 3347W router, which I got several years ago. There are several laptops and two desktops in my house which connect to the internet via this router, and thus are all on the same LAN. I'...
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Why am I getting such slow transfer rate over wired LAN?

I have a Linksys WRT400N. Im trying to copy 400GB of data over LAN from one PC to another. Im getting 7-8MB/s over wireless AND wired. I have 10/100/1000 network cards in all PCs. Anything I can do ...
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Can I combine two LANs into one to get double speed?

I have 2 LANs in my own PC & 2 Routers (TP-Link WR941N each) with 2 internet accounts (512Kbps each) connected to the same ISP signal & company using NanoStation 5 from ubnt. As you know the ...
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Is there any Open Source Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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how do torrent clients circumvent router's firewall?

Could anyone please explain me how the deluge torrent client can get incoming requests to my local machine from the Internet, while I'm behind router's firewall and do not have any port forwarding etc....
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My wireless network slows down every 7.5 minutes when my desktop is switched on

My network has lag spikes lasting for a few seconds every 7.5 mins. The spikes also effect any other computer connected connected to my wirless router at the time. My wife has to connect her laptop ...
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Slower LAN speed than Internet speed

So, this is very weird in my opinion. My current internet speed when connected to ethernet is 950mbit up and down. However, when I transfer files to/from my my Apple Time Capsule or my ReadyNAS NV+ ...
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Wake-On-Lan - Behind Two Routers

So here is my current network setup: There is a central 'Cisco' router for the apartment. I connect wirelessly using an old router of mine (WRT54Gv2) with DD-WRT installed as a client to the central ...
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What is the security risk of using WLAN and LAN network on a computer at the same time?

We have a few older HP laptops that when docked in a port replicator the WLAN connection is disabled and the LAN connection is enabled. We have since replaced these with Toshiba R700s which do not ...
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Changing router from 100Mbps to Gigabit. Is it really worth it?

I have currently 100Mbps router and using a NAS. Unfortunately, seems that the speed is not as I expected. So I planned to change the router to a gigabit router. Is it really worth it? UPDATE: The ...
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Disabling internet connections while keeping one web service online

I know similiar questions were asked, but my problem has a little twist. I'm new at IT administration, but my supervisor gave me a task to complete: I have to disable web browsing on one of the ...
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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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Can't connect to local Sql Server while connected to a VPN

We have a Sql Server in our office here that I connect to regularly. No problems. We have a client now to whose VPN we need to connect using the Windows VPN software. When I connect to the VPN ...