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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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 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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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 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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Messaging tools to be used inside a LAN [closed]

Are there any freeware tools for messaging within a LAN. I have come across IPMSG and BorgChat, but I find their UI to be not so appealing. Any other alternatives?
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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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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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What limits the “length” of a LAN network?

The common consensus seems to be that LAN is usually limited to a few kilometers. However, is this restriction built into the protocol? If someone has unlimited good wires and computers, what's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to send one command to multiple PC's over LAN (linux)

O/S: Debian Hi, I've got multiple computers in a LAN network that I monitor remotely, they're all running the same hardware and software. To monitor them I simply ssh in to one computer and then ssh ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Connect two LANs?

I have the following LANs: LAN A IP Range: 192.168.1.x Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 In LAN A using a NetGear Router (Model WGR614v9) I am connected with WAN. Router B ...
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LAN assembly 2 packets into 1 packets?

I have two computers A and B, there is a TCP connection between them. I use TCPdump to capture the packets. I notice that when A sends a lot of TCP packets to B, each IP packets are 1514 bytes. In ...
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how to display an image all PCs on a LAN

i have 10 pcs connected on a LAN using a 16-port hub...our LAN was setup for educational reasons..my problem is how can i display the image in PC# 1 to all the PCs connected on the network?what ...
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Multiple LAN configurations

I have a laptop that I use on several different networks, some of which use DHCP and others which require a static IP address. On Windows XP I was accustomed to being able to simply set up as many ...
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802.11N+ signal limited to 65MB, why?

I just bought a brand new wireless router because all my devices are N or N+ so I figured if I had a router that could support it, I could get some better LAN speeds. I installed my router, set its ...
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Why would a DB connection over LAN be slower than a WAN connection?

I'd noticed for ages that a MySQL database connection over my LAN was significantly slower than a database connection over the Internet. I'm running Windows 7 32bit and I'm connected to a switch ...
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Cat5e Network Runs Longer Than 30' Will Not Connect Gigabit

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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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 would I isolate one networked PC to LAN only?

I would like to have one of my PCs available to the rest of my home network for file sharing and VNC access, but I want to block any Internet traffic going to and from the PC. In other words, I want ...
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How to set up my laptop as some sort of access point between two LANs

I have a laptop and a workstation at my office: Laptop(WinXp) connected to Office LAN via wireless and project LAN via cable Workstation(Vista) connected to project LAN via cable Servers and ...