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 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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Computers connected on LAN ports, via a wireless router, are unable to communicate

What I have Linksys WRT54GL with DD-WRT replacing the original firmware Linksys is connected to the internet on the WAN port, standard stuff 2 windows (7 and 8) desktop computers connected via the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Networking - Games can't see/join anyone else's LAN servers, unless I host

This happens with various games, from Battlefield 2 to Trackmania and therefore seems to be some network configuration error: When anyone else hosts a LAN game I am the only one that can't see their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Guest wifi mode on a secondary router

I am trying to configure a router as a secondary WiFi access point, that provides internet access but prevents access to the local network. The router supports both, but I cannot get it to work. My ...
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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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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 ...
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How to share traffic via LAN?

Might be a simple question, but keeps bothering me: The university we live at has a limited traffic of 20GB per month. Some of us use more, some less. Is it possible to somehow "connect" several ...
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2 WAN to LAN, What router do I need?

I've done CCNA a long, long time ago at school, and now I need to use it.. But as you know, you forget things quite easly when not using it :P Ok, I need a router that is able to be connected to 2 ...
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How can I set a password for shares in Windows 7 that is different than my account password?

How can I set a password for shares in Windows 7 that is different than my account password? If I'm on a LAN and want to share something with someone, I might not want to give my account password out ...
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Route gaming data over wireless and everything else through LAN?

I have two internet connections available to me. One is via LAN. Not a great ping, but fast downloads. The other is via USB wireless adapter. Good ping, but slow downloads. I want to connect to both ...
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Send LAN messages

I would like to send message to targeted receivers. I need to warn my users with LAN messages in case of breakdown of applications, and not mails because nobody read them!
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(wake on lan in any reduced power state) Wake on any request, with no magic packet needed?

I have a non-professionally/non-commercially purposed server - a 5yo laptop actually - on the www with low traffic, accessed no more than perhaps twice a day, and of course at unpredictable times. ...
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VM's, virtual networks and my home network

I want to create a small lab of VM's to test out networking with. I have two PC's running VMWare and I need the VM's on these two PC's to be connected to their own LAN. I am planning on bridging the ...
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Why is my cat5e cable not okay?

My LAN cable seems to work (indicator LED lights up) but the computer can't find a connection. What's wrong? Setup: I had to run a network cable from a router in one room to a computer to another ...
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Disconnect LAN computer from modem with admin priviliges (D-link Dir-300)

i would like to know how to disconnect a persons computer from a local network when i have admin priviliges on the modem, the computer i wish to disconnect is connected to the modem by a LAN cable, im ...
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Cannot reach the computer in WAN

I wanted to split the internet connection in my room. And my brother also wanted a better wifi accessability. So we bought a router (NETGEAR JWNR2010v5). All we wanted works great, good wifi. I have ...