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 combine two LANs into one to get double speed?

I have 2 LANs in my own PC & 2 Routers (TP-Link WR941N each) with 2 internet accounts (512Kbps each) connected to the same ISP signal & company using NanoStation 5 from ubnt. As you know the ...
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Monitor network traffic on PC's connected to router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software for measuring internet traffic? Hi! Anyone know of an application for Windows or Mac that can monitor the amount of network traffic on the different computers ...
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How does a hacker in a public WIFI actually view your computer?

I've read that they can see what sites your viewing or even access your computer if you're connected on the same WIFI connection but how exactly?
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Messaging tools to be used inside a LAN [closed]

Are there any freeware tools for messaging within a LAN. I have come across IPMSG and BorgChat, but I find their UI to be not so appealing. Any other alternatives?
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What can I do about “ping flooding”?

Recently I have started getting period of poor connections on my home LAN. So, today after my connection was unresponsive for a while once again, I decided to take a look at what was the problem. The ...
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Buying another router and use as a “signal repeater” in bridge mode?

I asked about using a pc almost as a "router" and although it's a solution, I tought about just buying a second router to act as a "bridge" between my connection. (Reason: I don't want to have to keep ...
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Send LAN messages

I would like to send message to targeted receivers. I need to warn my users with LAN messages in case of breakdown of applications, and not mails because nobody read them!
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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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My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?

This might sound weird. My colleague and I were working on a Windows machine. He frequently shuts it down through the LAN. He usually follows these steps: Access command prompt, enter shutdown -i. ...
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Best way to transfer files over a LAN between two Linux computers

I want to transfer files (a music folder) between two Linux computers. After searching for the best way to do this, I've seen that there are lots of ways of doing this. I know this has been asked a ...
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Extend Network by Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router?

I came across this question and it seems similar, however I dont have an XBOX and its not D-Link specific as both of my network devices are D-Link. So, I figured I'd ask. I just purchased a D-Link ...
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Why is my LAN not gigabit?

The in-wall CAT5e LAN cabling in my newly built house (photos during construction) is weird: it works perfectly fine except it only allows 100Mbps and not gigabit. To clarify, the wired LAN ...
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How to give network choice priority to LAN other than WIFI in windows 7?

Currently my PC auto switches to use wifi network if you enable both LAN and WIFI. How can I reverse this?
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Host name resolution on a home network

I have several machines (both virtual and physical) in my internal network at home. Currently I have to connect via 1P addresses. The one main machine I connect with to all the other machines is ...
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how to configure a wireless LAN using my ADSL router (beetel 450tc1)

I want to be able to share stuff with my roomie over our apartment Wireless connection but currently it is not possible. Is there a router setting that will make it available for us?
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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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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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Windows 7 Wi-Fi only connecting when LAN cable plugged in

Wi-Fi connection works when the LAN cable is plugged in but it shows "Limited Access" as soon as it is removed. I would like to troubleshoot this or even provide further details - but I dont know what ...
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Customize LAN to favor bandwidth to one computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Home Network Bandwidth Control I would like to customize my router's settings so that one computer in my home network is favored bandwidth-wise. There are 4 computers. ...
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External IP not accessible through LAN [closed]

I can't access my server in my LAN by using my external IP address. I have no idea why. Hosts doesn't seem to be able to fix it.
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How can I join two simple home networks together using an ethernet cable?

I want to join two different home networks together like so: PC A1 PC A2 PC B1 PC B2 \ / \ / Gateway A ...
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Dropbox alternative with local sync support? [closed]

I am currently using Dropbox. Just decided to sync my huge (about 5 GB) iTunes Library (music collection) in Dropbox. For that I must subscribe to their paid account. But before I do so, I'd like ...
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Test the Speed of a Local Area Network

How can I test the speed of a LAN? I hope there is something baked into Windows to do this, because I am unable to install any third-party products.
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How do I change the Windows7 LAN proxy config from the command line?

In Windows 7, Is it possible to define/change the proxy config from the command line? So, using the GUI, I would go: Start → Control Panel → Network and Internet → Internet Options → Connections → ...
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WiFi cannot connect to internet in two router setup

I am struggling to setup my home network. I have the following setup, also shown in the diagram below (sorry for the MS Word screenshot!): My landlord has an ADSL connection, established by Router ...
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Does uTorrent use LAN networking if a peer is on my LAN?

Can uTorrent (or any other bittorrent client for that matter) detect that a peer is on your LAN, and share parts through LAN instead of the internet?
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Why transfer speed over Fast Ethernet (100mbps I think) is only ~1.5MiB/s

Checking Google, 100mbps (Fast Ethernet, wired) is ~12MiB/s but in reality, transferring a file over the network (home LAN) is only ~1.5MiB/s. Why might that be? I am on Ubuntu 11.10 transferring to ...
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How can I set up a 'local' domain so that everyone on my local network can view a locally hosted site?

I want to set up MediaWiki on one of my home machines, and then have all requests made on the local network for 'wiki.home' or 'wiki.local' point to that box. I know that this can be done by editing ...
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Two internet Connections, one LAN - how to share?

Well, the title says what I'd like to achieve: I'd like some workstations connect through my 1st internet account and some through my second one. The workstations are in a workgroup. They're not ...
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Is it possible to change your local IP to something other than 192.168.x.x?

There's no particular reason for wanting to change my prefix for my local IP, I'm just wondering if it's possible. So can I change my local IP from 192.168.x.x to something of my own choosing? I ...
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How to limit my Windows network transfer rate?

Downloading a 2 MB file in my LAN using HTTP is going to fast, and I need to slow it down so I can debug one app I'm developing. Is there any way to do this?
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How can I get my internet connection from a specific network adapter?

In my enterprise network we have two ways to surf the web, by Wi-Fi network or by LAN network. The Wi-Fi network does not have restrictions but the LAN is restricted by firewall. I like to be ...
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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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What's wrong with my custom LAN cable?

This question is basically a continuation of this previous question. Never mind, here's the deal: I've made a LAN cable that goes through a wall, but it doesn't work. The cable is roughly 10m/30ft ...
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How can I unite two LAN connections on one network?

The small flat in which I live is designed for two students. I manage to pay the entirety of the rent myself, so I'm living by myself, but I have 2 LAN outlets in the flat. I wish to configure a local ...
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Why is my cat5e cable not okay?

My LAN cable seems to work (indicator LED lights up) but the computer can't find a connection. What's wrong? Setup: I had to run a network cable from a router in one room to a computer to another ...
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How can I share my computer screen on a LAN?

I want to share my computer screen over LAN, without an internet connection. How can I do it? There is different software like: LogMeIn Team Viewer etc. But these require an internet connection. ...
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Combining a wired network with an ad-hoc network

I have two Windows Vista computers (A & B) with an ad-hoc network connecting them. Can I somehow then connect computer C with A through a switch/router and have all three computers on "one" ...
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Load-balance with LAN and Wi-Fi

I have a Mac, which runs Mac OS X 10.6 or Ubuntu 9.10 or Windows XP (Multiboot). Solution can be for any of the systems, whatever works better. I have two ISPs, one can be accessed via Wi-Fi, one ...
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Directly connecting two computers (Like Laplink) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there some way to connect two computers using USB? In 2011, is there a way to directly connect two half-way recent computers running Windows without Ethernet? The ...
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How can I use two Internet connections at the same time?

I have two Internet connections to my home and I want to use them simultaneously. Both of them are the same speed — something like 10Mbit/1Mbit. How can I achieve this? I'm thinking of using ...
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How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address?

If we have a collection of Windows and Linux computers on a LAN, is it possible to shutdown a computer having a specific IP address, using the Linux shell? Assume that I do not have ssh or telnet ...
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Power went out and now my router doesn't give any internet

yesterday the power went out for a second. I then noticed that my router (D-Link DGL-4300) had stopped working. It didn't power on at all. Today I borrowed my friends power adapter because he has the ...
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Setting up Remote access home LAN behind multiple routers?

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 admin/config access to all components involved. ...
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Is there any Open Souce Office Chat Messenger?

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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How can I secure an Ethernet-over-power network?

I just bought myself an Ethernet-over-power adapter, and plugged it in. It seems to be working great, but now I'm concerned that my neighbours may be able to access my network. I live in a rowhome ...
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How using ssh/scp between non-public machines

I am often in the following situation: I have two machines, A and B, which are on LANs, and have non-public IP addresses. Machine C is on the same LAN as B, but publicly visible. I would like to copy ...
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monitor internet bandwidth on LAN

I'm on a office network and there are around 12 PCs that are connected to a switch and then to a Prolink Router. Now the Internet connection is very slow and I'm the one who manage all the computers. ...
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Does WiFi LAN gaming affect the internet of other users?

I know it probably slows down the network for the ones that are engaged in the LAN multiplayer game because the packet queue gets filled up, but does it affect other users that are accessing the ...
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XP can connect to router and LAN but not Internet

I have a modem router (TP-Link TD-W8961ND) connected to the internet and working fine. It is broadcasting a wireless network and that too works fine. I have a second modem router (Siemens SL2-141) ...