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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Alias for IPs in the home LAN network

Is it possible to assign a readable string alias to an IP address like 192.168.1.1? Maybe something like this: 192.168.1.1 -> router.home or 192.168.1.22 -> printer.home There is no need ...
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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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direct machines with HTTP messages through browsers

I'am running a ventilation system in my home. It gets accessed through LAN with a browser. I'm curious, how is it possible to permanently change a machine's state through browser using just HTTP ...
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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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Game process not binding UPD socket to VPN interface

I've recently set up a VPN for playing LAN games with some friends. I have a Linux server running pptpd and have successfully been able to connect on Windows using the VPN client built into the ...
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Internet speed much faster than over LAN between PC's

I’m stuck and can't figure out how to get my speeds any faster, or figure out why my transfer speed is so slow between PC’s compared to from the Internet. Please be aware when reading this that ...
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Is there any Open Source Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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Windows 10 wan't reconnect to my wifi spot after reboot

I have two active adapters on my PC under Windows 10: LAN and Wi-Fi; however, when I connect to Wi-FI I check the option "connect automatically", but after a reboot I have lost the Wi-Fi connection ...
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Best way to share folder or drive over LAN and WAN

I have a dedicated home linux server and 100 Mbps internet connection at home also I use it as a central folder storage (500 GB SSD) for LAN. (I have shared a folder on the server across all computers ...
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Port forwarding not working for certain LAN IP

I hope someone can shed some light on this. My knowledge of networking is basic at best. I have a CentOS server on two networks: NIC1 is on a public IP with gateway set sitting on Switch 1. (ADSL ...
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How to use both Lan and Wifi Together?(Ubuntu 14.04)

I have internet access on both lan and wifi(both are differnt network).I want to connect to both and use them simultaneously.I am able to connect to both but only lan's net is use by default.I can ...
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Windows Vista Local Area Connection Not Working

So I have a Windows Vista and the local area connection worked fine until I moved the PC to a different room. After I moved it I tried using local area connection and it doesn't work so I run a ...
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Packets don't come back in a network with NAT in Cisco Packet Tracer

This is my network: I have done my best to try to solve the problem, but with no success. Whenever packets come from LAN 1 or LAN 3, the local IP addresses are translated into one of the 3 public ...
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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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two different ethernet lan connection internet connection issue

I have a two lan connection: Ethernet 1 is a my internet access. Eherhnet 2 is our office lan connection /no internet access/ So I have problem with internet connection while I enable 'Ethernet 2' ...
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can't access my lan's webserver after reconfiguring the lan

I recently changed isp and got a cable modem which works fine for most things but I put it on bridge mode to add the modem router I was using with my previous isp as it has more features I like to use,...
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Why connecting the WAN port and a LAN port of a router?

In this post (in Chinese), there's a configuration that I don't understand: they connect the WAN port and a LAN port of the same router by a cable, and connect the cable which furnishes the Internet ...
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How to configure router to limit a computer to local network and block its incoming or outgoing WAN access?

How can I configure a router to limit a computer to local network and block its incoming or outgoing WAN access? What kind of settings I should look into? I am using Tomato firmware.
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Raspbian can ssh/ping Me I can't

Very strange problem here. On my LAN, there are a Raspbian and my PC, both connected to a router/ADSL. Raspbian can ping/ssh me. But I can't from my PC toward the Raspbian. My PC is a Fedora 23 ...
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Set up a website on my internal network and access it with a domain name instead of IP

I have a small local network, with the following devices: a Belkin n150 router (older generation), a Dell laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU-Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64) as my server, and another ...
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Why can't I access LAN servers in Windows 10?

I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10, and now I can't see LAN servers (Minecraft, COD, etc). If I start a LAN server from my desktop I am not able to connect to this server from my laptop. (I tried ...
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Internet Sharing on OS X Mavericks stopped working

I have an iMac with OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed. I've been using the Internet Sharing feature to connect to other devices regularly, but since last week the Internet Sharing option has stopped ...
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Iptables drop forward packets to specific host

I am having trouble isolating a specific host from others on my lan. What I am trying to do is only allow communication between 192.168.0.2. and 192.168.0.8 as well as not allow any other host to ...
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Static IP to LAN ports - OpenWRT

I have TP-Link TL-WR841N router and I had install OpenWRT firmware on it. I want to use it on a experimental project which requires me to set static IPs for LAN ports on router as mentioned in below ...
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Time Capsule Wireless spot give enormous latency

Noticed, that after a day or a two of use of home network I getting enormous ping time to ADSL modem. Usually it's about 2 ms. But when problem appears - it's 500++ ms. After Time Capsule rebooting ...
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Can't ping a hostname even though nslookup can resolve the hostname to an ip-address

I have a Windows 10 client connected to a Asus rt-n66u router and I'm trying to ping a Raspian client, sesosapi03, connected to the same router. On the Windows client I try the following; PS C:\...
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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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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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Occasional SSL problems on private WiFi

Once in a while I would get a problem like this: It happens to any website (e.g., even in Gmail). After a few hours the problem's gone even if I didn't do anything to fix it. What could be causing ...
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Sharing a folder in LAN with a password using Folder Lock Software

I have a problem in sharing my created locker in the sharing server of my LAN. Let's assume that the address of the sharing server of my LAN is \\192.168.1.1 and there I stored the locker. Now, after ...
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LAN / WAN issues when transferring large amounts of data

I'm having an issue when I copy data from a PC to my NAS at gigabit speeds. My Router is an Asus RT-68U ROUTER --> Port 3 --> Printer | | | ---> Port 1 --> NetGear GS108PE ...
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Is the MAC address needed outside of the LAN?

I am learning about MAC and IP addresses and why we need to have both of them and not just one. Say I have the following network: Say PC 1 wants to send a packet to the Web Server. Now I understand ...
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Does a consumer Router have a Switch built into it?

I am learning about Networking, and based on what I have learned so far, this is how a LAN network is set up: So basically all of the computers and the Router are connected to the Switch. If a ...
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Is a Web Server also connected to a Switch?

Let's say that a computer inside of a LAN wants to request a webpage from a Web Server. I have drawn this scenario in the following image: So the request data will travel from the computer (for ...
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Subnets or VLANs?

I have a network with multiple groups of people that I want to secure and separate. Here are the groups company devices (wired and wireless) center devices (wired and wireless) visitor devices (...
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Routing process in home LAN

Having super simple home LAN as below and following route table on PC1: 192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0 On-link 192.168.0.11 276 192.168.0.11 255.255.255.255 On-link 192....
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Computers connected on LAN ports, via a wireless router, are unable to communicate

What I have Linksys WRT54GL with DD-WRT replacing the original firmware Linksys is connected to the internet on the WAN port, standard stuff 2 windows (7 and 8) desktop computers connected via the ...
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Computer Receiving WAN IP instead of LAN IP

I cannot for the life of me figure out what is going on. I recently purchased a Netgear CM400 cable modem and a Netgear N300 router. I was able to successfully configure my CM400 with Time Warner ...
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Ethernet LAN Port broken on HP Compaq 6730s. What model is compatible to mine?

My little brother broke the Ethernet LAN port on HP Compaq 6730s. I wanted to order this part, but I can't anywhere find the part for this model. I found this on E-bay: HP Compaq 6720S - Ethernet LAN ...
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Expanding wireless coverage: What are the differences between LAN to LAN and LAN to WAN when it comes to connecting two wireless routers?

I'm trying to link two wireless routers with an Ethernet cable in order to expand my wireless network. Both routers need to provide wired and wireless Internet access. I'd like to know the ...
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Can router bottleneck LAN traffic over Ethernet?

Say I have a 100mb router and I'm using cat 6 cables connecting 2 PCs to the router, will I be able to achieve 1gb transfers between the 2 PC's via the network or will it only get upto 100mb?
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How do i communicate between my LAN & WLAN which are on different subnets?

I want to communicate from a PC to a server and vice versa where the PC and server are on completely different subnets. The configuration is: Router 1 has an ip address of 172.16.13.1(LAN) The PC has ...
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Routing in home LAN

I'm trying to understand some basic concepts of networking. I have following home LAN: Is it right (like above) to have 2 NIC's each one having 2 different gateways on one station? There PC2 have ...
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LAN DNS timeout when not logged in to domain controller

I have a computer that sits on two LANs (different NICs), each has a domain controller. I log in to DC1, and can access the DNS that sits on that network. I can also ping the DNS on DC2 but I can't ...
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throughput over LAN low with small files

A single threaded program reads files 3 KB each over 1 Gbps link LAN (using e.g. \\other_machine_ip\share\file_name.txt) from one windows machine to another. Calculating the speed using time, number ...
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Set Ethernet Network as Metered Connection in Windows 8

Windows 8 introduced a new feature which allows users to set any Wi-Fi network as metered so that they can check their bandwidth usage: [img credit] But, it doesn't allow users to set any Ethernet ...
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Unbridging connection can't detect LAN?

I created a bridge connection with LAN and Wireless Adapter via Windows 7; works out ok for me and I decided to remove it. After removing, I can't seem to detect my LAN connection (diagnosing the LAN ...
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connect to two domain controllers on two NICs

I have a computer that sits on two LANs, each with its own NIC. Each LAN has a domain controller. This computer logs in to windows using the domain controller on LAN A, after logged in I would like ...
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Can I disable Hamachi for computers on same LAN?

I run the it of a small business of 4 employees. We run all our it-infrastructure in the cloud or using P2P tech. Now we are in need of setting up a CodeMeter license server to allow floating licenses,...
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How to get my router IP address (assigned by ISP via DHCP)

My router has a WAN PRIVATE IP address which is assigned via DHCP by my ISP. This is different from my public IP address of course. In my router settings page I can read it: 10.245.134.71, and ...