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Router reconfigures PC's and they can no longer access the internet via hardwired connection to DSL Modem

Router reconfigures PC's and they can no longer access the internet via hardwired connection to DSL Modem. Hardware Information: Buffalo Wireless Router/access point, Model: WZR-HP-G300NH-AP DSL ...
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How do I get the computer name from an IP Address in Unix

I want to find a computer on my network, I have the IP address but not the name. How do I get the name? Thanks
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DD-WRT (WRT54G) and (THOMSON TG782) how to put them togather?

Ok so let me explain, i bought WRT54G and successfully installed DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/26/08) mini-special - build 9994. That's all ok no problems with it all normal functioning. And just to add (i don't ...
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How to enable network adapter for Windows 8 in VMWare Player

Just downloaded and installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview onto a VMWare virtual machine. Despite VMWare not recognising the OS (I selected Other -> Other at setup) everything works fine. However, ...
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The “Network Map” function in Windows 7 does not work for me. Why?

When I attempt to use the See Full Map function in Windows 7 Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center it always abends. I really have no idea what the problem may be. I am sure ...
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Will the removal of NAT (with the use of IPv6) be bad for consumers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How will IPv6 impact everyday users? (World IPv6 Day) As I understand when we have finally made the switch to IPv6 not only will NAT be unnecessary but it is incompatible ...
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Windows 7 file sharing password protecting or making stuff available to just me

Even with the new Homegroup feature I'm still finding the way Windows deals with folder sharing utterly baffling. Here's what I want to do. I have two computers, a PC Desktop and a laptop. I also ...
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How to avoid routing loops because of router default route entry?

Say my router has two interfaces (eth0 and eth1). The default entry in the routing table uses eth0. Now if the router gets a packet on eth0 and the dst IP does not match any entry in routing table, it ...
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How to accelerate internet speed?

In Windows 7, How can I accelerate a 1Mb DSL connection speed ? what tips I can apply on browsers or windows to get a faster web-surf ?
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5GHz vs 2.4GHz dual band router, max mbps

I've done a fair amount of reading before posting this but there are a few things still unclear. I just bought a Netgear WNDR3700 N600. I understand that 5GHz offers more channels, less ...
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How to use a different Ethernet connection

I'm running a virtual machine at home which has a VPN connection to our main office, but I also want to connect to a share on another machine at home. When I check with IPCONFIG I can see two ...
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Usage of two Routers on LAN

I've currently own a Linksys E4200 and a Thomson 546v6. Because I have an IPTV service I must set the Thomson as the main router connected to the phone line so that I can distribute the video signal ...
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Turning on my computer brings the internet speed down and eats up huge bandwidth

In my office network I have observed that turning on my laptop brings the internet speed over the network down by a huge amount. The moment my laptop is turned off (or is brought out of the network) ...
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Ping to router not possible from ssh connected machine

I have a ubuntu pc with openssh server installed in my home network. I can connect via SSH to it without any problems. Being connected, every bunch of minutes this machine is not more able to ping ...
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Configure DD-WRT router as a network switch with services

I've had a Linksys WRT54GS running DD-WRT (build 14929) for a while. I recently bought another Linksys (Cisco) router (WRT160NL) and installed DD-WRT on it (build 16785). I'd like to keep the ...
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windows 7 no internet access

Just did a fresh install of Windows 7, and the network and sharing center says no internet access. Disabling and enabling the adapter seems to fix the issue temporarily, but the internet stops working ...
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Viewing CHM Files Across The Network in Windows 7

When I try to open .chm help from a network shared drive I receive the following error: Navigation to the webpage was canceled. I know about the .reg solution described on KB896054 [...
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CentOS 4.7 final not seeing my eth0 card

I have installed cacti on an HP machine, the OS running is CentOS 4.7 final and i don't seem to figure out how the OS can see the card (eth0). I am not an a vivid linux user, so detailed steps would ...
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How to determine which process sends UDP packets periodically to an IP address?

I tried looping with netstat and but the packets are small and not frequent so do not get caught (can still see them with tcpdump). Need to know which process sends those packets.
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How to prevent eMule from jamming up the router?

Usually, when eMule is started, after some time, I find that the router is jammed, so the internet connection on that computer stopped working, or it seemed to be waiting for some port to be freed up ...
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Stopped windows firewall service during ICS, how is this possible?

Although windows firewall is required to be on when you "start" Internet Connection Sharing, you can stop the WF service with MMC. When done a client can still use the host machines internet. The ...
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How can I set network priority to give me faster download speed?

I have been trying for some time to torrent at school. They blocked almost every port apart from the necessary ones, (21 80 443 etc.) I finally figured out how to torrent, but with over 200 people ...
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Allow Incoming Responses Apache. On Ubuntu 11.10 - Curl

I'm trying to get a Curl Response from an outside server, however I noticed I cant neither PING the server in question nor connect to it. I tried disabling the iptables firewall but I had no success. ...
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Xen networking - bridging issues

I do love Xen as a product, but sometimes, I really hate it. I'm having some networking issues with one of my Xen clients sitting on a Debian 6 machine VM (so Xen is running inside a Debian 6 virtual ...
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Wireless access point -> Powerline -> Router -> Internet, should this work?

My network at home used to be a laptop and desktop connected wirelessly to a single Wireless ADSL router, a Cisco 877W. Wireless reception around the house with this setup was quite unreliable, so I'...
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Cisco VPN Client Error 51 - setting up network interface

I'm working on a mac and recently downloaded the Cisco VPN Client from my company's internal site and when I try to open the application, the icon shows up in my dock and I get an error message saying:...
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What is the shortest path to set IP4/IP6 settings in Windows 7?

What is the shortest known path to change IP4 settings for network connection in Windows 7? Are there any hotkeys or key combinations that will take you directly to Network Connections without having ...
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Access my router's gateway network?

I have 2 routers in my place. Main Router (Connected to the Internet) - 192.168.1.1 Secondery Router (Connected to the Main Router) - 192.168.0.1 I have a Network Storage Device and few Shared ...
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Realtek PCIe FE Losing Connectivity in Win 7 Home 64-bit

I am having an intermittent problem with my network connection dropping out for no apparent reason. When it drops, I still see the lights blinking on the NIC card, but cannot pass packets even to the ...
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Can I create a virtual network interface to connect to a real network device?

I have a networked windows pc with 2 network interfaces. The first connects to a lan with ip address 10.1.. The second connects to another lan with ip address 10.2.. Maybe it's a dumb question, ...
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Can a Linux (Ubuntu 11) server manage a NTFS partition on a seperate drive on a Windows XP/7 network

I'm hoping to set up my backup machine as an Ubuntu server yet preserve it's seperate 500G NTFS drive as the backup target in a small (< 10 machines) Windows peer to peer network that is a mix of ...
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Debian networking stopped working after I cloned VM image (virtualbox) [duplicate]

After I cloned a VirtualBox VM image, either original nor cloned Debian 6 (squeeze) image have networking works anymore. I've read A TON of articles online describing modifying the /etc/udev/rules.d/...
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tsocks and OpenSSH

I try to use tsocks as a socks-wrapper for an OpenSSH socks5 tunnel: Here's my tsocks.conf: wishi@kage ~ % cat /etc/tsocks.conf # This is the configuration for libtsocks (transparent socks) # Lines ...
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Windows requires reboot to change TCP/IP settings

I have a Windows XP computer that has recently been having some network related issues (intermittent problems saving to a network share). While trying to troubleshoot the original problems I noticed ...
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Does ICS modify windows firewall policies in the registry?

I had a host machine I wanted to enable ICS on. First I realized that doing so was not possible until I enabled the Windows Firewall. Once I enabled the firewall and set up ICS, I noticed due to ...
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Is there no such thing as a Gigabit switch? [closed]

According to the manufacturer specification, even my rather plain desktop computer has "Gigabit Ethernet". So when I want to copy large files over the LAN (not Internet) it would make sense to have a ...
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Router drops internet connection if I connect an additional PC

I'm using a SMC2804WBRP-G router connected to my ADSL-modem. Usually there are two computers connected to this router: a win7 ultimate desktop(wired) and a macbook air (wireless). Both working ...
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Wireless and Wired Network Access at same time?

At work, I use a laptop. It is a Dell Latitude D630 with Windows XP. I work in a lab environment where I need to use the Ethernet Port as a Static IP to interact with a local network (which cannot ...
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Connect and use to multiple networks in Windows 7?

The core of this questions I suppose is "How to I tell Windows 7 which interface to use for each network?" My current set up is: 1) 10/100 cable connected to my corporate network, which is behind a ...
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Multiple connections to the Internet

I have an internet connection via institute lan and another via a 3G stick. I want my chrome to use 3G connection and my ie to use LAN. Can this be achieved? Also, I have a virtual machine and I want ...
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Network routing with two networks which don't like each other

I have an interesting situation at work. I bring my MacBook Pro in from home because it's the most suitable machine for what I do. At work I have access to two networks as follows: Network 1: ...
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Ubuntu - wireless connection works great but wired is totally dead

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. The wireless connection works great, but the wired is totally dead. When I plug the Ethernet wire, the little led next to the port doesn't ...
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Can't reach internet in home wireless router setup

I have a DSL modem setup with local IP 192.168.1.1. Everything working fine. I also have a LinkSys wireless router that I have connected to the DSL modem. I've enabled DHCP on the wireless router, ...
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On ping first packet fails

I am trying to ping a virtual machine.The first packet always fails and rest all packets are recieved.The DNS of the virtual machine is configured manually.Can someone help on what can be the issue
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Internet connection is so bad on my linux mint, but good on windows 7 and windows xp and on mobile, why?

I dual booted my xp, installing linux mint, My connection is so bad on my linux mint, but good on windows 7 and windows xp and on mobile. speedtest.net results on my linux mint 12 Ping: 200ms ...
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Can a router map a URL to a local ip?

I'm setting up a facility with many different computers where I don't have access to their hosts files. How would I map test.com to a local server without using the hosts file? Can this be done using ...
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Cant visit some websites in linux but in windows XP I can

I have a Ubuntu box and a windowsXP box, both are working well. But I can't visit some websites(like Apple.com, www.suning.com) in Ubuntu while I can with my other windows box. Those are just ordinary ...
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Does the link layer pass frames or datagrams to the network layer?

If I am correct, at a source node, the network layer passes the datagram to the link layer. Then the link layer breaks the datagram into frames, and move entire frames from one network element to an ...
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How to configure SSH on Ubuntu VM with a Dynamic IP?

On a Windows 7 desktop, I've installed an Ubuntu virtual machine with VirtualBox. On the virtual machine, I've installed OpenSSH and can connect to it from other 'real' machines on the network ...
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linux ping not actually sending 1 packet per second

I've been experiencing some odd behavior. While on a congested wireless network I run $ ping google.com I expect one packet to be sent out each second and only some of them to come back with a ...