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Network cable third pair not firing - can I switch pairs?

Is it true that computers only need three of the four pairs to transmit data? I have the third pair on a very long wire, goes through conduit, etc. Can I switch one of the pairs and make it work? ...
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Mcafee Conflict with Windows 7 and Bradford Persistent Agent

My college network requires Bradford Persistent Agent and Mcafee Virus Software 8.7i. The Bradford Persistent Agent basically checks to make sure Mcafee is running and updated, and reports this status ...
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How to route traffic to website using a specified network connection on Windows 7?

I want to route all traffic to a website over my wireless connection while the rest of the traffic using my lan. What I tried was first finding out the IP address of the website I want to go to. For ...
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Is there a quick way to make VirtualBox running Win XP connect to the Internet?

Is there a quick way to make VirtualBox running Win XP connect to the Internet? If using Virtual PC 2007, then it is pretty simple: just choose the Network as "Shared (NAT)" and the Virtual PC ...
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scp a little slow? windows vm ubuntu and mac leopard

I am running ubuntu under VMware. I connected my USB drive directly to ubuntu instead of through windows XP and i started transferring files from my mac leopard to ubuntu/usb HD Most of the time the ...
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local access network

what devices do i need to build a LAN? looking to make a LAN for about 6 PCs
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Is there a command line way to show the outward-facing IP address for my machine?

Is there a command line way to show the outward-facing IP address for my machine?
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Mac download speed keeps decreasing

I have a Mac that is getting extremely low connection speed from my WiFi. The other 3 computers in this house have a fast connection. However, on this Mac, once I connect to WiFi it's fast, but as ...
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Restricting system-wide access to all websites outside of a specified list

I want to restrict access to all websites outside of a list of allowed domains. (localhost, superuser.com, stackoverflow.com, etc.) I would like this to be applied system-wide and to be browser ...
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A truer gauge of network speed

I was recently setting up a new 1.5MB DSL connection at home. After connecting my computers (wirelessly) to my DSL modem I fired off a broadband speed tester to see if both were delivering the ...
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Remotely push DNS server to client via OpenVPN

When I try to push a DNS server via the OpenVPN server-config I don't get that server to be the first DNS server on the connected client system. It ends up being specified as an alternative DNS server....
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port 8082 on ubuntu 9.10

When I nmap my computer I get this port open with this text 8082/tcp open blackice-alerts Do anyone of you know what this blackice-alerts is netstat reveal this Active Internet connections (...
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Share files between laptops without prior network connection

Is it possible to somehow connect two computers together and create a temporary network between them to share files? Every now and again me and a few other people need to share files, but there aren't ...
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Selecting a good and stable IPv6 tunnel broker?

I'm looking for a good and stable IPv6 tunnel broker, to be used from Germany. For example Sixxs and Hurricane seem to be popular choices. What qualities should one look for when selecting a tunnel ...
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Save network configuration

I use my laptop on 2 different networks. Each time I change the network I have to change the IP address, subnet mask, gateway etc. I'm looking for an application or something that can remember my ...
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How to setup virtual PC with php and access it from PC host?

I want to put a php server on Virtual PC but can't figure out how to connect to it from PC Host. Is there something special to do or to know about network config ?
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Problem with Macbook air automatically not acquiring free wifi network dns or router address

I have this problem when my macbook air sometimes does not connect to free wifi hotspots. When the problem happens and I try to run the diagnostics, it normally gets to yellow network settings tab. It ...
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Is it possible to change my MAC address?

The wikipedia article on MAC address mentions that it is stored in the ROM of the NIC. How can the MAC address be changed then?
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100Mbps and Gigabit switch on the same LAN

I have a simple 10/100 router at home. Suppose I connect a gigabit switch to one of its ports and several gigabit devices to the switch. Will the gigabit devices be able to communicate full speed? ...
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Which home router support IPv6?

Which routers suitable for small/home networks support IPv6 as described in the Microsoft document IPv6 Support in Home Routers? Edit: to answer some comments wondering about the reasons of wanting ...
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Is there an easy way to straighten network cable individual wire pairs?

Is there any easy way to straigten the pairs in a cat 6 cable? I've been making network cables lately, and I was wondering if there was a trick other than just a lot of practice for straigtening out ...
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What virtualization solution should I try next, after hitting problems w/ VMWare Player in dual-network setup?

I have been using VMWare Player 2.5 for a while (Ubuntu guest on Vista host, 32-bit). VMWare had worked great until now but then I hit a brick wall: Due to some reorganization of my home network, the ...
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How do I Ban/un-ban users in Hamachi2?

I was using Hamachi (v1) and banned a couple of users for a week. During this time, Hamachi auto-updated to Hamachi2, and now I can't find the ban/un-ban function. Any idea where this is and how to ...
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Windows 7 - Cached Network Share Credentials?

I have an issue in Windows 7 where I get the following error message when attempting to access an admin network share on a machine in another domain: Multiple connections to a server or shared ...
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Wireshark does not see interfaces (winXP)

Short story: Wireshark is working....on my winXP-32b ... usage .... Long long time later Wireshark does not work It can't find any usefull interface (just VPN) ipconfig /all Ethernet adapter ...
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How can I determine why my home IP address is blocked from work?

I am sitting at work right now, I can use my cell phone to access my home IP address, but I can't access it from work. Typically when a site at work is blocked by the proxy, it explicitly says so. In ...
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Tell my system which network connection to use for internet access?

I have two (three) network connections. LAN, Wireless WiFi, and Built in WiFi. Built in is off in this case. I want to be able to tell my computer to always use the Wireless Wifi for internet (no ...
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How can I make browsing through network folders/drives/computers faster?

Usually when you have shared folder or a drive on a network location, it's browsable through Microsoft Windows Network. This is however painfully slow. Often when the computer or network location ...
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XP doesn't see External HD in My Computer

My XP Professional with SP 3 is not recognizing External HDD using USB cable. I already have two HDD in my computer. One drive has two partition (C: and D:) and Other HDD is F: drive. E: drive is ...
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Windows batch command to display all network connections?

What Windows (preferably XP) batch command will list all of the network connections that appear in the Network Connections dialog? I've tried RASDIAL, IPCONFIG, NETSTAT, and NET commands with various ...
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Connecting an Ubuntu machine to a windows network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting a Ubuntu machine to a windows network I am in the process of installing Ubuntu (9.0) onto a spare machine. I want to make the Ubuntu machine a part of my Windows ...
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attach a second router to my network to expand coverage?

I currently have one Linksys wireless router attached to a cable modem. The router is 192.168.1.1 and is a DHCP server. The router itself gets a dynamic IP from the cable ISP... pretty standard ...
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Connection lost whenever I lock the computer

I recently formatted my PC and installed Windows XP SP3. Now whenever I lock my computer (Windows + L) or (Ctrl + Alt + Del) it loses the LAN connection. Are there any registry hacks or something ...
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Windows Explorer slow to open networked computer, fast to navigate once opened

I open Windows Explorer and enter an IP for a computer on my home network (\\192.168.1.101). It takes 30 seconds or more to present a list of the shared folders. It does not appear to be an initial ...
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Windows 7 ipconfig is timing out

I upgraded my machine to use Windows 7 and now experiencing weird network problems. When using "ipconfig /renew" I receive... Windows IP Configuration An error occurred while renewing ...
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Multiple network connections in Ubuntu with one prefered for internet traffic

Is there a way to make all internet traffic go through one network connection when there are multiple connections? I've connected my mobile broadband modem into my Ubuntu Jaunty box so that I now ...
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Get Network Traffic

Is there a command line program for Linux that will tell me how much is currently being uploaded and downloaded (ie the network "speed"). I want a program that runs, tells me the traffic, then stops. ...
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How do I force a default gateway change? It seems stuck on 192.168.0.1 in Ubuntu

This has me stumped. I am connected to a college network, which requires me to have my MAC registered (Done, windows works fine). So, when I boot to Ubuntu, I try to access a page in Chromium, and I ...
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Is there a way to limit bandwidth in Linux?

I've setup a network which will have 3 users, two of them use a Windows based operating system and the other uses a Linux based one. It is a 12 MB ADSL2 connection and the idea is to distribute the ...
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What are the different ways of remotely connecting to your computer?

I'll be leaving for uni soon and would like to know the different methods of connecting remotely to my home pc. I know about VPN but are there any other ways? Also how secure is each of this method ...
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How can I setup an IPv6 network in this way?

I have a network mapped like this : To experiment with IPv6 connectivity, I want to configure my LAN network using IPv6. Can someone explain how to convert the connection between the Desktop and ...
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How do I solve an unidentified network issue? It can't connect to the Internet

I basically have a problem with Windows 7 connecting to my home network. It keeps identifying my home network as unidentified, and it continually does "identifying" until it simply say cannot connect ...
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The ipconfig command on other networked computers under same domain/workgroup

Does the ipconfig command only work on the workstation that you are physically on or can it be used across a domain/workgroup? Is there a different command that does accomplish this?
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resume from network interuption in ubuntu

Hi guys I am using Ubuntu 9.04. Things are cool, except for the annoying part about networking. Say, if I am connected to a LAN cable, and somehow the connection is lost (let it be network congestion ...
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increasing the ping size

can the default maximum size 0f 65000 bytes of packet of ping can be increased..
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Can't ping by hostname of CentOS running on VM from Windows, but can from Mac

I have an instance of CentOS running in VMware on a Windows Server 2003 machine on my home network. CentOS hostname: varia Windows XP hostname: friend From my Windows XP machine I am unable to ping ...
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Difference between host name and domain name

What's the difference between Hostname and Domain name? especially in regards to NIC Could someone please elaborate with examples as this concept is a little confusing
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How do you get the Mac-address of a Networking Card in Windows?

I'm running XP SP2 and need to get the MAC address of the card running on this machine. Where do I get that from?
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Mount points disappear from network share directory listing

When browsing a network share which contains volume mount points, said mount points disappear from the directory listing. The mount points are still accessible directly by path, just not present in ...
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Eratic network speed

Having erratic network speeds and have come to the end of ideas for troubleshooting. Basically I have a wired connection that when downloading files starts off slow and slowly builds speed then will ...