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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Software that simulates a LAN admin [closed]

You know you recommend a software that simulates a LAN, to use as a virtual test environment before you apply the settings on physical machines? Should I install it on Windows 7.
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Setting Windows to resolve all hostnames via DNS when not connected to a Domain Controller?

The enviroment is a private network with a single router using DD-WRT's dnsmasq to resolve names and do caching. Resolving hosts via DNS works fine: dig +short @192.168.1.1 gamma 192.168.1.22 Now, ...
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DD-WRT No Internet connection over LAN

FINAL UPDATE: IT WORKS NOW Kovica's original idea did proove to be right. I used "Win7 MAC Adress Changer", to generate a new random MAC address and it instantly worked. This does seem to be an issue ...
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Is there a way to detect a LAN's IP and its subnet mask?

I'm not a English speaker, but I'll try my best make it clear: If your laptop connects to a unknown local network (through a wireless or wired router) and there's no DHCP service at all, and nobody ...
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HOW TO: Remotely access Synology NAS on home LAN behind multiple routers?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I split/share an internet connection with family members that live next door to my house. I don't have/need/want cable, so they have the modem. I have ...
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Possibe data corruption in x-ray room

I built a small fingerprint ID system for a lab. Registration is done at a reception and identification at 2 other points. One point is the x-ray room The problem: Identification often seems to fail ...
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Set up a virtual LAN with a PC behind internal IP

I have a Tonidoplug running on Ubuntu Linux at home which has a NAS attached to it. The problem is, the cheap Internet service provider that I am using at home basically only assigned me an internal ...
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Do Network Permissions apply to the Local Computer Too?

If, say, I were to say that only a certain account were allowed to read a folder on an external drive, and then I were to take the external drive to another computer, would it be able to read the ...
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Is it possible to setup and switch multiple wired IEEE802.1X authentication profiles in windows 7?

In Windows 7, I use two IEEE802.1X wired network authentitication settings which I have to change by hand, since every time I switch the configuration, the old one is lost. (In Linux this is trivially ...
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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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Is there a way to set up the LAN connection to connect via proxy, instead of through the browser?

Is there a way to set up the LAN connection to connect via proxy, instead of having to set the browser connection up? If the LAN is set up to go through proxy, then all applications - even non-browser ...
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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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USB Drive that simultaneously connects to more than one computer

Background: I have a portable USB drive that I use to make sure I have access to common files whenever at home, work, travel etc for cases when I may not have Internet/Network access of any kind. ...
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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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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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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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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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Connecting router as a switch [duplicate]

In a home LAN, I have connected one router A (which is also connected to the Internet) to router B but router B is supposed to work only as a switch (I am not using the WAN port in router B at all). ...
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Why can’t I see my Macs on LAN under “Network”?

EMBARRASSING UPDATE: I rebooted my laptop and it solved the problem. D'oh! Thanks for your thoughtful answers. I’m using OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). I’m not sure when this changed, but certainly a ...
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How to get internet from WiFi and share to LAN router

I have a Cisco 877 Router (plus a 16 port Switch) managing my Office LAN where 10+ PCs and Network printers are connected. I need a LAN because I run an Apache server with some web apps (accessed ...
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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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how to download a single file in separate chunks with different computers in LAN?

I have access to a LAN network with about 20 computers and I want to download a file with large size which will take ages to download with my current download speed ( 50 kilo-byte/s ) So, I am ...
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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 ...