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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All internal LAN nodes are internet facing, how?

My school has it setup so that all connected devices have an internet facing IP address. That is, they appear to own a subnet: 129.107.0.0/16 (If I recall correctly) where any device can be accessed ...
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Relocate a LAN cable without breaking the network

For some years the cable was laying under a bedroom door. Now I need to slightly move it. To get a better idea look at this picture. On the left is the current "cable status" and on the right is how ...
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How to implement a LAN between two systems, without a modem?

I have two systems, and I want to transfer data from one system to another while doing my project. I do not have an internet connection, and I do not have a modem. Is there any possibility of ...
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Simple Local Network Chat Program

I'm looking for a chat program that I can run on my corporate workstation that does not need to go outside of the firewall to operate. All communication should be limited to the same subnet ideally ...
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Where is my LAN (or faster then n) speed wireless?

802.11g has been out forever and a day, n is the "new" standard but its still dog slow for some work (running application from the NAS for one). The wimax stuff out there is for your internet ...
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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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Is there any way to drill down and see what System process is producing network traffic on my LAN?

I've got an XP machine acting as a server and a Windows 7 PC connected via wired LAN. Gigabit Ethernet b/t them. Occassionally, usually after a long day, the connection to the server gets very slow. ...
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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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Can I use static routes for dedicated IP across power cycles?

I am trying to set up a development environment on my home LAN on the cheap. I have purchased 3 PCs with some extra RAM to play the role of "servers", and am planning on just using my NetGear ...
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How to disable disclosing a computer name to a network?

I don't use (I've disabled it by normal means and blocked the ports with personal a firewall) Windows Networking (CIFS aka NetBIOS aka SMB etc), but my PC has a name as it seems to be mandatory in ...
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Connection between two computers with Ubuntu 10.04 for transfer files

I have two computers: one is connected with router by wi-fi and another is connected with router by lan. How I can optimal organize connection between two computers with Ubuntu 10.04 for transfer ...
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Why doesn't my website doesn't display correctly when it's accessed via another computer on the same LAN

I'm running a web server (Ubuntu) on my local home network. I'm behind a router. On the WAN I have a direct IP. When not on my home network and accessing my website via the WAN direct IP my website ...
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Can a PC be damaged over LAN cable when thunder strikes router?

During thunderstorm everyone unplugs PC power cord from the socket. Is it necessary to unplug LAN cable?
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Local DNS server

I am using a local (company) network which provides some servers which are also available from the outside (through one public static IP and port forwarding). And there are some domains which are ...
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IP CAMERA OFF INTERNET

I recently installed an IP camera on my sytem (Xp Pro Sp3 with cabel modem, linksys router (WRT54G) and 8 port ethernet switch). Problem is the camera eats up a ton of bandwidth. I would like to be ...
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How can I install msg.exe?

I have downloaded msg.exe and installed it but I just can't manage to use it. I work under Windows 7 and since NetSend disappeared I had to find a solution and that's why I downloaded msg.exe and ...
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PPPOE and LAN security?

If I use PPPOE to connect to Internet and enable network discovery for public networks, do I open my shared folders to others? If only admin from ISP can see my folders i dont't like it :) I hate ...
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Is there any harm in changing the mac address of my LAN adapter?

My internet provider has done static binding to thee MAC address of my adapter. Now I need to use the same internet connection on another machine also. So, I figure that one way of doing that is to ...
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lan with failover internet connection (adsl)

I need to create a network which has 2 adsl connections with failover incase one goes down. I'd prefer to have one primary adsl connection and one backup adsl connection which is only used if the ...
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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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LAN transfer speeds cat6 vs wireless

The current setup is one file server (windows) serving 3 other windows 7 computers (identical spec) via cifs/windows file sharing. The server is connected via ethernet cable to router(netgear ...
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What does it mean by 10/100Mbps in Lan card?

10/100Mbps - It is written on specification of a internal Lan card.What does the 10 stands for ?ie - Data Rates -10/100Mbps for Half-Duplex mode,20/200Mbps for Full-Duplex mode.
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Is the idea that a switch is a multiport bridge accurate?

I think there are at least 3 differences: switches don't allow multiple mac addresses belonging to each port Switches don't use the fast spanning tree and use different management mechanism switches ...
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Connect my router to the internet via another router?

What I want to do: Connect to the internet through my wifi router, via some other router that the room I rent provides. What I have: 1 ethernet cable that comes into my apartment. If I plug the ...
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DD-WRT - Connection count for a device is very high?

My desktop PC has a connection count of 238 on the DD-WRT lan page. Other devices have only a few. I connect to it using a powerline adapter. Could that be the reason? What does the number mean ...
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Does computers on same LAN share their hosts file between each others?

Does computers on same LAN share their hosts file between each others? As I do not have access to the iPad host file, I was wondering if my iPad would try to resolve an address by asking other ...
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Use desktop as hotspot

I have a windows 7 desktop that is connected to the internet through wi-fi. I have a linux laptop that I want to share the internet with through a LAN able form my desktop to my laptop? HOw do I set ...
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How to use Tor over Lan

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with Tor. Now with following credentials Tor works fine with any SOCKS5 supported apps. Host: 127.0.0.1 Port: 9050 This laptop is connected with WiFi router ...
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Setting up the subnet mask for two separate connections on XP?

I'm on Windows XP SP3 and basically my topology consists of 3 computers (see drawing for more detail), a wireless connection to the Internet and a wired connection to a router. My main computer (A) is ...
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DNS resolution for Lan website

I have a website hosted on my LAN, and I want my users to go to myWebsite.com rather then my internal IP address. I have Windows Server 2012 running a domain and IIS for my website. I know I can add ...
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How should I reserve IP addresses for my home LAN?

My Netgear router supports MAC-based IP reservation, and I'm setting up my very first home LAN where I want multiple Ubuntu servers to be given dedicated IP addresses. This is a consumer-grade router, ...
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An ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or might be broken

I am trying to enable LAN on my laptop, but I failed with some unknown error. When I tried to diagnose the connection it shows an error like An ethernet cabe is not plugged in or might be broken. I ...
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Function of Routers as LAN?

Here's a quote from TCP/IP First Step - Book Router's role is to figure out what to do with IP packets that it receives. One thing routers can't generally do is function as a LAN. They can ...
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How to access a remote machine which is in a LAN

I have a machine located at my office. It is in a LAN, and has a private IP address, something like 192.168.X.X, but it can connect to the Internet. I also have another machine at my home. It share ...
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How can I share Macbook with a Windows computer on LAN?

I have a home wifi network, where I have connected my main desktop running Windows Vista, another laptop using Windows 7 and newly a Macbook Pro running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. What I need to do is ...
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If I bridge a WiFi card to an ethernet card, then I connect another computer to the ethernet adapter is the router aware of this?

I have an ISP that only allows me to add seven computers to the wireless network, I have to call them and give them the computer MAC address. I have a computer that isn't authorized, and I have a ...
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Where can I find specifications of my ethernet card?

As the title says, I've got an ethernet card but not enough specs information. I have tried looking in Device Manager -> Properties but no dice. Google searches haven't revealed much. The card is ...
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How to create LAN among machines on internet

Say i have home PC and office PC (both Windows 7) having internet connections. How to bring them together on a LAN ? Another is if there is an existing LAN, then how to join these PCs to that LAN ? ...
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Forbid one ip to access the wan

I'm trying to configure my DLink DI524 to do the following: I've got a PS3 on the LAN trough cable and my router is configured with MAC filters (this part is OK and working). But now I'm trying to do ...
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How to troubleshooting the connectivity issue between 2 hosts in LAN

I have a home LAN (router D-LINK 524) which has a Windows XP laptop and a Mac. The Mac is running ssh, VNC server and RDP server and listening to 22/5900/3389. When pinging/telnet those ports from ...
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Shared Internet On LAN

I am on LAN and internet connection is slow because of multiple users. My connection is also coming from someone else. Can I control/get more speed than others? Is any software out there to do this?
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solving network connection problem on xp

I feel so stupid, because I have to fix my dad computer(which was mine years ago). So it is an old computer on which I have installed windows xp and the drivers for main-board. The device manager ...
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Peer to Peer solution for LAN over Internet

I need to emulate a LAN between some machines over the internet to play some LAN only games. I remember that there was software that could do this, but don't remember what it was called. Anyone heard ...
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How can I reduce bandwidth of a computer in LAN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Home Network Bandwidth Control The title might be confusing as I don't know the correct terminology. The situation is: I have two PCs connected directly to each other. ...
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Network MP3 player recomendations

I'm looking for a device with the following capabilities WiFi a/b/g/n any will do, WPA support Connect to my Windows machine and play non DRMd mp3s from it, Zune device or software integration would ...
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Using both ADSL and LAN at the same time

I run personal server at home. My LAN ISP provided a static IP and ~20 Mbits/second upload speed. But the download is really slow. I also have an ADSL connection with dynamic IP but very good download ...
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Send files between two systems over LAN

I am able to send the files from one to another system connected on same router in a LAN. Now, I connected one more router to the first router to increase the range of wireless connectivity. When I ...
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Hide computer from list, but keep file sharing and remote desktop service running?

Is it possible to hide my computer from local network's list of computers, but keep its ability to provide file sharing and remote desktop service? (I mean something like hidden SSID on WiFi network, ...
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Can I connect 2 Gigabit lan connections between 2 switches?

I have 2 switches (one functions as a router with the broadband connection) both of them have 4 gigabit ports. Currently they are connected with a single cat6 lan cord and work fine... I would ...
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ping frequency for LAN

Suppose I have a LAN with 20 devices attached (eg switches, router, access points, XBOX, DirecTV, IP Cameras, etc). I want to ping each devices periodically to see if all devices are alive. My ping ...