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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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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cant browse dev server on lan, but can ping

Ive got a weird issue. My mac book has its hosts file configured with the IP Address of my windows dev server hosted on my lan. I can ping the domain name on my lan without any issue. homedev.local ...
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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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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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Disable LAN Ports on ASUS RT-N56U

I've upgraded my network, and I want to use the old router as a print server because it supports that feature. However, if I'm going to do this, I need to disable all the LAN ports on the router to ...
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XP can connect to router and LAN but not Internet

I have a modem router (TP-Link TD-W8961ND) connected to the internet and working fine. It is broadcasting a wireless network and that too works fine. I have a second modem router (Siemens SL2-141) ...
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Internet from 3G phone to PC, trying to share internet through LAN port to router

I posted over on Reddit for help first, but ultimately the issue is unresolved. Anyone trying to help may want to look at the conversation I had over there. I'm on Win7x64, Enterprise N. Ultimately, ...
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What could be the reason behind the game's failure to treat the Hamachi network as a LAN? [closed]

I'm having an issue with Hamachi LogmeIn and Red Alert 3. I looked for answers and tried many workarounds but to no avail. I am trying to set up a virtual LAN so that I can play Red Alert 3 with my ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot access network computers can access internet. DNS server not responding

I'm running on a Windows 8.1 machine and I've got two other computers on the network. One is on Windows 7, the other Ubuntu 14. All 3 are connected to the Linksys E2500 router by wire. I recently ...
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Sync contacts from XMPP server automatically

I have setup Spark server on my LAN. But I am using Adium as XMPP client. It's working great except one problem. When a new user joins my LAN, I have to add him to my contact list. But, I'd rather ...
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How to create game connection over my router but don't share internet?

My friend and I want to play a game that requires a lan connection between two computers. I have a modem with wifi and he has a laptop with inbuilt wifi. So I want to let him connect to my router (to ...
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Network adapter slow - Windows 7

I'm having problems with my internet speed when connected to a PLC. I'm connected to the PLC with an ethernet cable and to the internet via WiFi. The LAN adapter has a static IP set but I don't get ...
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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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What file sharing systems for peer to peer Linux boxes on LAN with occasional Windows box?

This is a home network and I am the only person using it. I have two Linux boxes (Mint 16 and 17) dual boot with both MATE and Cinnamon desktop logins. I would like to set up my network to enable ...
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How do I know if two machines are on same LAN?

I am very poor with Computer Networks, even though I took class in my grad school. I keep forgetting about subnets and masks and what not! Currently, I am playing with Docker and Erlang and was ...
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How do I access Jira from my LAN?

I purchased the server version of JIRA Agile and have it running on my Windows 8.1 x64 machine. I have the Catalina service in conf/server.xml file set to port 8100. I also modified the Windows ...
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Autoresolve a hostname via “closest” network - how?

Having all linux(redhat) machines always on one VPN network and moving them between different LAN networks, how to setup hostname resolution(/etc/resolv.conf?, and DHCP server?, and DDNS server?, and ...
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Screens in LAN?

I need to connect about twenty (~10 inch) screens (or photo digital frames) next to each other, and display photos and videos in each one. Those photos and videos would be in a LAN server, and every ...
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Edimax BR-6624 Multi WAN

Could someone explain to me these Load Balancing Base options, naming: Bytes Tx + Rx Packets Tx + Rx Sessions Established IP Addresses
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Two router LAN without connecting cable

Trying to create a single network which will cover two seperate buildings, so that only one set of login credentials are needed. However, buildings are in close proximity but entirely seperate, i.e. ...
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What might these connection attemps mean?

Yesterday I opened a port on the router, forwarded to LAN IP 192.168.1.201 and blocked the ADSL company password to access the router. There is no other open port on the router. This log is from the ...
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I'm able to ssh into host, but not to access it from browser - No route to host

I have a setup on my home lan like this: router with OpenWRT OS which also acts as DHCP server host machine - Debian Wheezy guest OS on the host machine - CentOS 7 which only has one NIC which is ...
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System freezing regularly using Vuze - update LAN driver?

I've pretty much narrowed down the cause of my system freezing to VUZE. I've ruled out overheating, memory issues, malware & viruses. In fact, when I don't run Vuze for a few days, there are no ...
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Killer LAN e2200/Atheros AR8161 not running at Gigabit

I have ASRock Fatal1ty 990fx Killer that has the Atheros AR8161 NIC (branded as Killer LAN). I'm direct connecting to a Motorola SurfBoard 6141 with Cat5e cabling. My Windows 7 Professional is set to ...
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Very slow LAN connection because of the distance from the router

I have a 2Mbps Internet connection at home. I also have two desktop computers. One desktop computers is located in my room and the other is in the living room together with the router. The distance ...
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Accessing machine connected to another machine

I have very simple network with 3 machines on it: A - Asus router B - Windows 7 PC with two network cards C - LG Smart TV A is connected to the internet over WAN port, and B is connected to the A ...
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Are the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi MAC addresses assigned in the same address space?

Are the MAC addresses of Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth devices assigned in the same address space? Or are MAC address unique irrespective of the physical layer? Is there a possibility of MAC address ...
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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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How can I connect to two separate routers (one via wifi for Internet and one via LAN for networked drives) and still get Internet service?

I live in a small hotel that provides WIFI Internet service. I have 3 - 2TB Network hard drives I also want access to. I have a Cisco E2000 Wireless Router that they are connected to. For the past 3 ...
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Connect a computer through the internet with a local ad-hoc network

We have a local network (several laptops) using an ad-hoc network, where one laptop is the host for a game. How can I connect a distant laptop through the internet to that ad-hoc network and be able ...
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Using a powerline adapter and wireless bridge together as failover or loadbalancing

I have two routes via ethernet. One is more stable but slow, the other is fast but might disconnect. What solutions are available to have a load balancer or fail over? The routes are both from a ...
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Possible to route multiple networks through same Switch? [closed]

I am not sure if I phrased this question correctly so I drew it out as best as possible My dilemma is I am on a budget and Nano/Booksize PCs with dual RJ45 connections are twice as much as the lower ...
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Is it possible to share files using eth port and without crosscable?

I wish to transfer huge data from my desktop to laptop both have Ubuntu 14.04. Following link mentions howto: Problems connecting two laptops using a cross-over cable? but this specifically needs ...
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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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Multi router setup…best approach

I'm trying to figure out the best way of setting up my network. I've got internal wiring to various points in the flat. As such, the topology is somewhat limited. I have 2 routers - a netgear n300 and ...
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Is there any reason not to use the external IP when accessing local resources?

Until recently I had always assumed that accessing the external IP address from within the LAN would go out to the internet and then back unless specially configured in the router. Apparently, if it ...
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(Un)managed switches (R)ARP tables size?

The question in short : What is the address storage capacity of (un)managed switches nowadays ? Or does it not matter anymore ? Question in long : I remember that back in 2005 you had to make sure ...
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dnsmasq: DNS request timed out for machines in local network

I have a vagrant machine running on my mac with virtual hosts I want to make available to my local network. I installed dnsmasq via brew and have the following in its /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf: ...
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external domain controller for multiple LAN merging

my home network consists of two pcs and one laptop all behind one DSL Router. Simple Question: Is it possible to set up a Windows Domain Controller on a V-Server (hosted in the Internet) in such way ...
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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 ...
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Connecting to LAN webserver through a tunnel on LAN node? [closed]

So I have work computer that has access to LAN webserver that is not accessible from WAN. Now I want to plant some kind of silent software in my computer to allow me to tunnel to said server through ...
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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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Restrict wifi router to assign ip address to LAN Users

I have used two types of network in my department - LAN and WiFi network. I have given internet access on WiFi link. The user connected to wifi, can use the internet. When a Desktop on the same ...
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D-Link router WiFi and LAN segment

I have D-Link 2650 router. Some wireless and wired clients connected to it. The problem is there is no interconnection between wireless and wired devices. For instance, when I start webserver on PC ...
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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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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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Monitoring network usage across different devices on lan [duplicate]

My internet connection has come with an upper limit on the usage after which it throttles the speed. They have provided me with a portal where they update my internet usage everyday but I have a ...
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Windows 7 recongizes lan cable, but there is not network or internet connection

It's a while that I'm facing with this problem. I connect the lan cable to my PC, but there is no network connections or any internet connection, but the computer recognizes the lan cable (because in ...
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Remote join LAN [closed]

I would like to join company LAN from my PC at home through VPS server. Connection diagram: I only found http://www.packetix.net/en/vpn/help/remote.aspx, but it uses third party server. I want to ...
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Connect two different networks

I have a two small networks: One is cabled and another is wi-fi and has the internet connection. The first one is: 10.5.0.0 subnet 255.255.0.0 gateway 10.5.60.1 The second one is: 192.168.0.0 subnet ...