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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Can I use crossover with a gigabit switch to play games over LAN?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a switch to play games that use a LAN connection with my family. I know that the game I want to play works with a standard Ethernet cable from one Intel NIC ...
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Poor streaming performance on link with good bandwidth

For the longest time I've had an elusive problem with my network. I've changed router, access point and made wireless connections wired in search for a performance thief without getting any closer to ...
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Router connected to internet but devices have limited connectivity

My router is showing that it has a solid connection to the internet however when I connect any device, they have limited connection. It happened when I rebooted my router due to a sudden slow ...
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LAN disconnects, brought new LAN card but old one comes back [duplicate]

So here is the story, the old LAN port came with the motherboard and after installing windows 8.1 (from windows 7) the LAN would drop in about 30 mins of a restart and never connect again. I thought ...
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Network printer loses connection, but not its fault

tl;dr: What could cause a network printer to lose its connection besides the printer or router or cable between them? I have had a Canon wired network laser printer for years with no issues, but ...
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How to share a drive with a network in Windows 7

How can I share a drive with my network, so that I can access the drive form my mobile (any device) which is connected to the same network (same wireless modem). I did try it once and when I tried ...
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How to set up a home web server with Ubuntu and Windows 7?

How do I set up a local home server that will also be used as a web server? I have an old desktop with Ubuntu 12.10 and wish for this to be used as my central web and local server. I also have ...
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In my wired LAN, when i connect ethernet cable to a particular PC Internet goes for all other system

In my college Lab all PCs are connected through wired LAN. When i connect Ethernet cable to to a particular PC (say PC-A) then we do not get internet connection in all other PCs. So every time i have ...
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Is there any Open Souce Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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Connecting LAN cable to wall socket

I have a few computers I want to connect to internet. All PCs are connected to a network switch. My task is to connect the switch to the internet router. The cable that came from the internet router ...
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How do I make it so that my a computer won't boot unless it is connected to a LAN cable?

I know this sounds like a bit of a silly question in some ways but humour me :P Basically I want to make it virtually impossible for a computer to start up without having a LAN cable plugged in. I ...
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Windows 7 Set metric to use 2 different network interfaces at the same time

I'm looking for a way to use at the same time wired and wireless interfaces. My situation: 1 Gbit ethernet interface (10.100.x.x) 1 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interface (192.168.x.x) The PC is part of a ...
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When I change the subnet for the LAN interface on a Sonicwall firewall the WAN interfaces go haywire. What should I do?

Our company's old subnet was 255.255.255.0. To adjust for growth we decided to implement a 255.255.248 subnet. Upon changing this in our Sonicwall's LAN interface, our WAN connections quit working ...
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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-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN ...
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Instant messaging in LAN between PC (Windows XP) and Mac (OS X 10.6)? [closed]

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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Why did setting a static IP fix my LAN connection issue?

My router is working perfectly, and all other computers use automatic DHCP to get an IP address (all hard wired--no wireless). This one laptop lan connection kept getting stuck "identifying" the ...
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Gigabit LAN not working on ASUS M2N-MX

Today I replace my FastEthernet switch with a newly bought gigabit switch (DGS-1008A). All computers in my house are displaying that the connection speed is 1 Gbps except for one. The computer that ...
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Conveniently SSH to internal hosts?

I recently discovered that with ~/.ssh/config, I can save a lot of keystrokes and automate long command lines, specifying a lot of per-host defaults. Now that I noticed how powerful the tool can be, I ...
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Why are we getting low download speed as compared to the our bandwidth from browser? [closed]

Our bandwidth is 16Mbps 1:1 leased line, and we have been getting download speed of about 1.3+ MB/S earlier. But for 2 weeks we are getting a maximum of just 150-200 KB/S although the speed test ...
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Driver for LAN to USB

My on-board LAN dropped the link frequently, so I got a new PCI-LAN card. Unfortunately, it also drops the link. I had a hardware specialist check my motherboard. He says some internal links between ...
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Using 3 LAN Connections Simultaneously

I have ;one onboard lan port and have two additional lan cards totalling to three lan ports. So can i use these simultaneously for internet connection. I know we cannot simultaneously connect to ...
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Hyper-V: Create virtual network, with LAN access, but without Internet access

I'm pretty paranoid when it comes to Windows 10's "data collecting". But I need to set up a Windows 10 VM on my build machine for development purposes. I basically want to be able to send files to ...
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Is it true that IP is used to transmit data from network to network and cannot be used to transmit data within a LAN?

I just started to learn about Networking and I am curious if I am right with my understanding that IP is used for networks to networks data transmission, it cannot be used for data transmission within ...
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IPsec on a LAN without a VPN

I'd like to set up layer 2 authentication and encryption for a LAN via IPsec, without having to run a VPN endpoint. Essentially the goal is a point-to-point setup where traffic between configured ...
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When setting up Proxy Server, how to ensure that all network traffic is routed through that PC?

I have around 15 PCs (some Windows 7 and rest Macs) connected in a wireless lan. I have setup one of the Win 7 PC as Proxy Server. How do I ensure that all machines in the network connect through ...
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What is Windows command to convert machine name to ip address and vice versa?

I need to know the ip address of another machine in a lan network. What is the Windows command for getting ip address from machine name and vice versa?
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PCMCIA card under linux

Is it possible to use STLAB 10/100 PCMCIA LAN card under linux? From linux live CD?
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Configure Apache 2.4.9 to access on LAN

I have Apache 2.4.9 installed on Windows 8.1 system. I have configured httpd.config : Listen 0.0.0.0:80 Listen [::0]:80 .. .. <Directory /> AllowOverride none Require all denied Allow ...
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How to direct connection local lan + WIFI internet?

I am running 2 computers. Each have a WIFI connection to the router (other location in the house) which provides internet. I would like now to directly connect those 2 computers via their Gigabit ...
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Connecting 3 PCs in a LAN

I'm running on GNS3 and in my topology I've connected 3 PCs. PC1 is connected to PC2 via eth0 and PC3 is connected to PC2 via eth1. I can only ping between PC1 and PC2. I cannot ping between PC2 and ...
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Home internet: ISP-->Switch--> WiFi Router

Currently, cable internet (WAN) from ISP enters my house through a junction box and runs to the WiFi router in one of the rooms. However, I have quite a few devices (TV, Consoles) that do not have ...
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Can't ping a host in the same network

So i'm setting a network of three PC's (PC1 - PC2 - PC3). PC2 eth0 is connected to PC1 eth0. And PC2 eth1 connected to PC3 eth0. I can ping PC2 with PC1 but i can't do the same for PC3. Also, are they ...
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How does an outside of my LAN server know which computer made a request? [duplicate]

For example: I have 5 devices in my LAN, on one of them I request http://superuser.com, the server responds and the 'answer' gets to my home router (gateway), but from there, how does it know which ...
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No internet access exclamation mark appears across LAN

I have some problems with my domain network. we have about 100 - 125 PC's in our office and they are connected to domain.we use windows server 2012 as a domain controller.most of the computers connect ...
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Is it possible to have different subnet for different VLAN in a L2switch?

While creating the VLAN in L2 switch, is it possible for us to have diffetrent subnet for each VLAN? and for inter VLAN comunication can we use router(L2 switch)?
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TP Link TL-WR740N lan problems

Used my TP Link router for about 6months now,when i shut it down ,by the on/off button,suddently afther putting it back on,no internet acces what so ever...wireless - down ,lan - down ,everything just ...
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How to use dnsmasq in LAN?

I want to implement DNS in LAN. For the purpose, I am using DNSmasq. I am following this article to config dnsmasq.conf file Linux.com. The content of dnsmasq.conf file is as follows: ...
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LAN is messing with localhost connectivity

I am developing a web app and am using PhantomJS (basically, a headless browser) to run automated tests. Phantom is connecting to my project locally, via http://localhost:3000, and is checking certain ...
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How to make a computer DNS in local area network? [duplicate]

I am in my college and working on DNS. Whenever, I need to use network, I have to login using 10.2.0.10:8090. Now, some times it becomes tough to do so. For my own system, I know that we can make some ...
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How can I see my LAN when connected to a VPN?

At home I use a VPN and to share it with other devices I use the computer which connects to the VPN as access point for a second LAN, but I don't want all the traffic be routed through the VPN: I want ...
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Send msg over LAN - wireless

I'm trying to send a message to one of the neighbors by connecting to his wireless router (Open - No security) and notice him to "Put a password on the router!". I find his IP 192.168.1.2 and mine is ...
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ssh: login in LAN works, WAN using ngrokh fails

Over the LAN I can ssh from my laptop to my RPi without any problems using my public key. The debug output from ssh in the successfull case: debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey ...
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Access my home network printer while I am using VPN to connect to work

When I work from home, I am connected to the resources in my company via VPN. In my home network there is a network printer in the same local network. The problem is that when I open VPN to my ...
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Using ntp across LAN

I have 3 debian computers connected to a network switch across LAN without WAN access. I would like to manually set the date and time on one of the computers, then automatically sync the time to the ...
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What is the difference between AV Media Servers and Streaming Media Systems?

I found two groups of software, concerning transmitting video over LAN. Both are often referred to as media servers. But groups are not intersected, although, apparently, both provide similar ...
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Make PC Accessible over Internet using Public IP [duplicate]

I want to make my PC as webserver, file server which should be accessible over internet. I have a public IP, how can I use it to make my PC accessible through internet? Any help?
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TP-LINK MR3020 accessing internet?

I have installed openwrt firmware on my TP-LINK MR3020 and installed torrent transmission for downloading torrents. I have a DSL connection (wired, not WiFi). How do I access the Internet from the ...
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LAN connection - DOS to Windows 7

Hello community, This is my problem: I'm trying to connect a DOS-machine to a Windows 7 computer, using a LAN-crossover-cable - and it won't work. I want to access a shared directory on the ...
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LAN network freezes

I have three Ubuntu computers connected to a router. Everything's OK, both have internet conections running well and can connect via ssh to each other. In one computer, I usually launch a softwared ...
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Local are Network DNS and IP settings

I want to set up a small network with four computers, a tablet, an Arduino with a network shield and a wireless router. I want to give everything a permanent IP address and run WAMP on one of the ...