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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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 ...
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Multiport connection between home router and switch for better LAN bandwidth

I have quite a few GigE devices at home that I’d like to have better LAN speed between them, but at the moment, all I have available are 3 ports on my (GigE) FTTH router (It has 4 but can’t use one of ...
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How do you Drive Map using Multiple LAN Networks

I use a Comcast broadband gateway, say that this network is called 'Home'. Connected to the 'Home' LAN I have multiple PC's, a Wii, and a Linksys E2500 Router. Connected to the Linksys routers LAN ...
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Router handles wrong IP address

For a couple of days, my router (ZyXEL ZyWALL USG 20W) handles wrong IP addresses to several LAN devices. Where all my devices formerly got addresses in 192.168.1.*, they now get 192.168.2.* upon ...
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How can I force Windows 7 to give my LAN (wired) conection priority over my WiFi?

Given the choice between my LAN (wired) and my WiFi connections, my Windows 7 PC gives priority to the WiFi - how can I make it prioritize the LAN connection?
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Hyper-v 2 External Switches

I wish I could have a setup as the following: I have Windows Server 2012 R2 I have Two NICs: First one is connected to the LAN and the second one connected to the Internet I have Created two ...
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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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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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brother printer lan connection to my computer

I have a Brother HL-5250DN that was working through a lan connected to a Windows xp system. I removed Windows and installed R4W which is a Debian wheezy Linux. I can not get the printer to work.
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How to make static ip for mac in its own shared network?

I use Android app mac remote to control my mac. It is achieved by ssh into my mac. Usually the step is : shared mac's network. connect android in the shared network. enable ssh in mac. I can see a ...
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Extend existing IPv4 network by embedded System with its own network (different subnet)

I'm developing an "embedded device" using a self-made RTOS that should be connected to arbitrary customer IPv4 networks. Let's call this embedded device "master". Additionally to the NIC connected to ...
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Create a second network within an existing LAN? [duplicate]

I have a LAN at home using the subnetwork 192.168.1.0/24. I know this subnet mask supports 254 hosts. Two Questions: How can I create a subnetwork like 192.168.2.0/24 on the same physical network? ...
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tcp retransmission on lan, wifi is fine

I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop (about 5 years old) running Windows 7 and a Synology RS412 NAS. I also have various other networked devices (servers, routers, laptops, pcs). Some are in my domain, some ...
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Network mess! Joining networks and access NAS outside LAN

My home network is a complete disaster. See diagram below. I need a bit of help fixing it up. I have moderate networking knowledge, but still go easy on me. As of current, my household has three ...
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Windows 7 Local Area Connection disabling and enabling

I've just moved from an excellent, extremely user-friendly Windows XP computer system to a Windows 7 system. When I started with XP, I was advised as a matter of good practice to disable the Network ...
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Recieving AT&T U-verse TV Signal Over Wireless Bridge

In case of confusion I have included a graphic of my local network below. If you need more information just let me know through a comment and I'll edit this post. The Problem - I'm currently ...
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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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How can I separate networks so users can only see computers in their own department? [closed]

With 5 different departments, I want people to see and ping only one's department computers. 60 computers are connected in LAN environment through various switches, routers and one Cisco Managed ...
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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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Bridge between 2 identical LANs

device PC2 PC1 ......should-talk-to...... device PC2 PC1 \ | / \ | / hub lan1 hub lan2 I have two lans ...
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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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How to interconnect two different LANs?

I have two different routers connected to different ISPs having different LANs. I want to setup the network such a why that we can connect to devices on the other LAN or ping devices on the other ...
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Internet connection is gone after connecting a server PC

When I am connecting a particular PC to my switch (D LINK 10/100 8 port switch) the whole internet connection to other computers is gone. And while I remove the connection net is working good. What ...
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Share a VPN connection with non-VPN capable devices

I have a VPN connection through Cisco AnyConnect that I'd like to make available to other devices on my LAN. These devices (tablets, cellphones, media players ...) can't handle or don't implement the ...
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Skype LAN capabilities

My roommates and I were playing a game online; we were all in the same Skype call. Our ISP went down due to weather conditions, and our router lost internet access. We all lost connectivity to the ...
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How to check if my apartment has free internet from lan socket in the wall?

I am renting an apartment and just noticed there is a lan socket built into the wall right next to the tv antenna socket. Is it possible that the building provides free internet to tennants, and if ...
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Can ping another compurer by IP but can can't folder/file sharing in Windows 7

I have some computer with same workgroup and one of them is a print sharing server (localPrintServer machine). All computer can connect into localPrintServer by \\localPrintServer or \\192.168.1.2 ...
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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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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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Getting the local IP address in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I am trying to get my locally assigned IP address from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with ifconfig and what I'm getting is my external IP address (in other words, it's the same IP I see on whatismyip.com) When ...
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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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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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nginx proxy_pass and virtual hosts within LAN returns 404

I hope this makes sense. Basically, I have set up a local server on my MAC using nginx, with these rules for the proxy_pass: location /engine/rest { proxy_pass ...
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Linux users frequently disconnecting wired LAN

We have a LAN with about 200 users and servers. . All are in one big /23 subnet using unmanaged switches. Recently we have purchased new Internet connection. The ISP provided us with a Cisco router ...
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Connect LANs together with a router [closed]

I have a lot of routers and I want to connect 4 LANs together with a router. I know routers have a WAN port. Is the wan port an Ethernet port? I have a diagram on what I want to do. How would you ...
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Nas/Switch/ DD-WRT Router, Interesting Problem

I had a network setup that consisted of the following. WNR2200 [router] with DDWRT [Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/23/14) std] running on it, connected to a Netgear 8p Gigabit [Switch]. My laptop and ...
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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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Windows shows “Limited Connection” when it isn't

[12/16/2013 - Updates below] [12/20/2013 - Updates below] Bear with me, this isn't the normal "limited connection" sort of question, I promise. When I am at the office and on the LAN, my Win8.1 ...
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Sync PC Time off Android Device

Is there any way to set the time of a Windows PC by querying an (unrooted) Android phone on the same LAN? IE, net time \\computer_name /set /y but with an Android device as the time source. As in ...
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How to calculate the number of requests per second for home LAN?

I am planning to build a simple DEV data center for my app out of my home LAN. I am trying to figure out (ballpark) how much load my web servers will be able to take, and need help from some network ...
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How do I setup a wireless connection for a LAN to WAN build up between two Routers

Im an enthusiast in Networking & I like to play around a lot with wireless networks, LAN, Routers, Switches etc. Well he other day I came accross a setup wherein two routers could be wired ...
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Manual proxy setup won't uncheck

whenever I uncheck use a proxy server and check automatically detect settings, it just checks it back again. I'm running windows 8.1 on a toshiba laptop. I tried doing the same thing but in the pc's ...
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How to message any user on your LAN?

I have admin access to all (read most) the machines on my LAN. However, I wanted all users to be able to coordinate with each other. How should I approach this problem? One solution which I can think ...
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How to connect 2 LAN each one with its own DSL connection?

I have set up 2 separate wired LANs each one with its own DSL connection. Each LAN consists of the ISP's residential DSL modem, a switch and some PCs, NAS, media players etc. What I want is to ...