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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Cat5e network that runs longer than 30' (10 Meters) will not connect at Gigabit speed

I have three network switches, all gigabit, from DLink and TPLink: 1x 4-port 2x 8-port Connecting to these are 5 laptops and 2 desktops, all with gigabit NICs: 4 Realtek 1 Intel 1 AMD 1 unknown ...
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Sharing Android 4G phone internet connection from PC to LAN

I have a Windows 7 x86 PC and an Android phone with a 4G connection. I would like to share the 4G connection – I currently do so using PDAnet software – but I also want to share it over ...
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Dropbox sync across LAN - Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Dropbox installed on both my Windows 7 machine and my Ubuntu machine. I've got "Enable LAN sync" ticked on both. However it doesn't seem to be syncing via the LAN. Is it possible to sync ...
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Why does the Internet WI-FI connection of my laptop disconnect when I connect the ethernet cable to the LAN?

Why does the Internet WI-FI connection of my laptop disconnect when I connect the ethernet cable to the LAN? These are two separate networks, the LAN is without Internet, I just use it to connect the ...
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Remote Desktop: can't connect to remote computer

I am trying to RDP to another computer on a LAN and sometimes get the folllowing error: This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the ...
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Connect two PCs via Ethernet to multiply bandwidth of 1 Gbps NIC

I just wanted to know if there is a way to create an Ethernet channel between two PCs. Let's say that I have two PCs each having two 1 Gbps NICs, then I want to connect them together so that there is ...
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How to change Totem buffer size?

I've seen some suggestions by using gconf-editor but it doesn't seem to work anymore. The option may have been removed (see). Is there another way to increase Totem buffer size so when I see a ...
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How can I access my desktop from my laptop on my private home network?

I want to set up my first home network and have read up on LAN configuration, but am choking now that I'm actually trying to venture out on my own without the help of a tutorial. My equipment: ...
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Static IP in LAN with DNS name

I have a LAN at home sitting behind the router (Linksys WRT54G). The IP addresses assigned to the Linux boxes are 192.168.0.101 192.168.0.102 192.168.0.103 The Router is also connected to the ...
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Windows 7 and XP LAN oddity

I have three computers: Windows XP Desktop Windows 7 Desktop Windows XP Laptop And have set up a LAN between them. Sharing files works fine, except the Windows XP Laptop cannot access the Windows ...
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Small utility to use a LAN chat in my WiFi connection using Windows 7

My brother is in the next hotel room and no wifi is here... For fun we'd like to use ad hoc wifi connection and a small utility to do a little chat... Is it possible? Do you have any utility ...
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Is there any SMS/MMS server for LAN environment

I am looking for a solution to send SMS/MMS message to mobile device from desktop or browser in LAN environment. As such, it is most probably using TCP/IP protocol to transmit request/response. The ...
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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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Linksys E3000 slow local speed on 1Gb/s Cat5e cable

Here is the hardware I am using: Linksys E3000 router with Firmware version 1.0.04 Computer A with Windows OS 7 installed which is connected to router with 1Gb/s Cat5e cable. Computer B with Windows ...
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Syncing four computers over LAN if possible and over internet if not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping folders synced between several machines Is there any software that allows you to sync the files arbitrary folders on four computers over the LAN and keep it ...
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LAN connection drops when screen turns off

I have a very strange issue with my network connection on my laptop. My LAN connection disconnects every time my lcd screen light turns off. and when I press a key or move the mouse to turn on the ...
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Xbox Live over Mac connection sharing using a Socks Proxy

I've recently moved into an apartment with a managed wifi connection. Everything is heavily proxied and most ports besides 443 & 80 are blocked. I have a personal server running at my parents ...
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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 to use Wireless and Wired Connection both at a same time in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 Problem is while using internet in Wireless if i connect LAN cable to my laptop, it stop Wireless connection and Wired Connection gets active. I am using Internet using ...
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How can I share my computer screen on a LAN?

I want to share my computer screen over LAN, without an internet connection. How can I do it? There is different software like: LogMeIn Team Viewer etc. But these require an internet connection. ...
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Is a “multi-km” LAN network possible?

A LAN (local area network) is often thought of as a small network, usually not exceeding a few kilometers. However, assuming we have an unlimited supply of quality wires and chips, is it possible to ...
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Can a computer with 2 network cards have the same IP address for both

While answering this question I found something I didn't know and couldn't find an answer for. In the context of the above question if a computer / server has 2 LAN ports built in on the motherboard ...
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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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Connect to two LAN networks with a single card

I'm connected to a LAN with the aid of DHCP. Now and then, I need to reach a laptop someone brings to the office that's not configured to use DHCP. So far I need to do the following: Connect laptop ...
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What types of Ethernet cables are there?

There seems to be various type of Ethernet cable: Category 3, 4, 5, 5e UTP cable, Ethernet over twisted pair, RJ45, 100Base-Tx. I cannot tell the difference among these ethernet cable, and I do not ...
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Allow someone to join a local LAN via a public ip?

We are doing a small PC Lan at an apartment, but a couple of the persons playing want to play from home. Is there any easy way to do this, that would not require all the players to install anything ...
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Can router connect back to itself over Internet and why?

As it it sates in title. Every router I had couldn't connect back to itself over Internet, for example: I open forward port 22 for ssh on my PC. I try to connect to that ssh with other PC in same ...
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How can I setup a router to assign IP addresses to all connections through a 24-port hub?

How can I do that? Also is there any router that is already ready to handle something like that? Is there any other recommended setup to solve this problem. This is a relatively low budget (probably ...
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Set LAN to take network priority before Wi-Fi on Windows 7

So far I've tried to prioritize LAN the following: Moving the "Local Area Connection" up in the advanced settings as shown in How to change the network connection priority in Windows 7 and ...
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LAN sharing on Dropbox

We've got several machines running Dropbox (all mac osx desktops and laptops - no mobiles / tablet apps). 99% of the time we are syncing data between machines that are in the same room and on the same ...
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DD-WRT Linksys-n Enterprise Networking

I am the network manager and I have about 30 Linksys Wireless N routers positioned in different rooms at the campus I manage. The campus is saturated however when a user walks from one access point to ...
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How to connect a Desktop (without WiFi) with a Laptop (with WiFi card)

I recently bought a Dell laptop. I have a very old desktop system with no WiFi. My WiFi router is connected to the desktop using a cable (Ethernet?). I connect to the net via WiFi router (for the ...
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Home Network- Gigabit not working with 5 out of 6 patch cables

Setting up a netgear n600 (WNDR3700) in my home. I have tried connecting two PCs to the LAN and am only getting 100mb/s with most of my patch cables(all are cat5e). I was only able to achieve 1Gb/s ...
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Can we run two Lan cards simultaneously?

am using windows 7 . am having two lan cards one is a built in onboard card and the other is seperate one. can i use two lan cards simultaneously for accessing the two different internet connections?? ...
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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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How to unjoin Windows workstation from Active Directory safely?

I have a Windows XP (SP2) laptop, which was originally used with an Active Directory network. Now the laptop has been moved away from the corporate environemnt and is used as a standalone ...
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Can iPhone Apps “see” your data or information?

I would like to install one of the iPhone apps that allows me to remotely log into my home network from wherever I am. Does anyone know if these apps can see my login and password as I enter it to ...
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Combining a wired network with an ad-hoc network

I have two Windows Vista computers (A & B) with an ad-hoc network connecting them. Can I somehow then connect computer C with A through a switch/router and have all three computers on "one" ...
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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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Install Windows 7 over Lan from pc with Win 7

Is it possible to install Windows in a brand new machine, if it only has the ability to launch OS from disk and lan? I set the machine to Boot from lan and set my computer to Internet Connection ...
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Static Routes for Small Home LAN

What are the reasons why anyone would configure a static route on a small home LAN? Are there performance gains? Hardware/config issues that they circumvent?
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About MTU settings in machines and switch

Update: to be more realistic: M1 Switch and M2 are all running on a 10G network, and we use ipv4. The settings are: M1 has MTU set to 1500 Switch has MTU set to 9000 M2 has MTU set to 9000 Does ...
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How to configure domain name within LAN?

I want to have a domain name accessible within LAN only. for example, I have hosted an online quiz on machine with ip 192.168.1.140 and want to access it with myquiz.com within LAN. How can I do it? ...
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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 ...
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LAN can connect with computer name but not with IP

I've got a small office network, about 20 machines, that all use Windows 7, and the problem described in the title. Computer TM (the troublemaker) wants to talk to Computer FS (a file server), but it ...
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Routing a static private IP address

I'm running a home server inside my NATed LAN, which is connected to the Internet through a D-link DIR-652 home router. I have specified the necessary port forwards at the router settings and have ...
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My Laptop does not switch to wired connection when put into a docking station. Is this normal?

I have a Dell 6430u laptop for my job. I usually work off wireless, however when I place my laptop BACK on my docking station, it does not recognize my LAN network. I continues to use wireless. Is ...
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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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Access a local web server from a mobile phone?

I am developing a website and I'd like to look at it from my mobile phone (which is right next to the dev computer, on the same LAN). The development is on a dev computer with XAMPP. The local domain ...
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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 ...