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The locking clip/tab on my Ethernet cable's plug is broken. How can I fix it?

I have a 10 meter long Ethernet cable. One plug has the little locking clip missing, just like missing the part in red ellipse in the following picture. How can I fix it? Is this something I ...
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Does All LAN Traffic Travel Through A Router

I have a very simple question: if I have a router (DHCP enabled - leasing IP addresses between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254) with a switch plugged in, and I plug two computers into the switch, will ...
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Missing eth0 Ethernet interface in Ubuntu — can't connect to router

I'm having trouble getting my Ubuntu 10.04 machine (Sony Vaio VGN-SR490) to connect to the Internet by way of an Ethernet cable connected directly to my router. I'm able to connect to the Internet ...
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How do I connect Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 with an Ethernet cable?

I'm looking for a way to directly connect my Windows 7 laptop and my headless Ubuntu 10.04 server. (Desktop edition is installed, for my own reasons.) I have a regular Ethernet cable. My problem is ...
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Connect two users to internet with one wired socket

I am a university student, and I live at a student hall. My student hall, does not have WiFi, (and does not allow someone to install a router), and I only have a socket to connect to the internet by a ...
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How do I take my home office network from consumer-grade to small-office grade performance?

I work from home and all my communication and all my home entertainment is done over IP via my home network. I'd like to take my consumer-grade home network to the next level but I'm unsure where to ...
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New construction - cat 6A. Will cat 6A patch cords work with my cat5e computer/switch ports?

In the planning stages of a new school construction project. What is the current recommended wiring standard for this type of communication A/V heavy structure? Assuming it is Cat 6A, and all ...
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What can cause my horrible download speeds?

I assembled a Windows 7 machine a few weeks ago, and now I noticed my download speeds are abysmal. Copying to this computer is about 150kbyte/sec, on a Gigabit LAN. Copying from it is fine. It is ...
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How to make a Gigabit Ethernet crossover cable?

Nowadays, I usually make EIA/TIA-568A crossover cables for Fast Ethernet(10/100 Mbps) networks. On these cables, just 2 of the 4 wire pairs are used to comunications(the 2 remaining could be used for ...
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Connecting a Wifi router to receivers with a cable instead of antenna?

This is a very strange question--I'd go so far as to say it's a stupid question. I'm being told that it is possible to, to describe it briefly, use a cable to connect an access point and a receiver ...
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Multiple network connections on Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 and I have 2 networks: one wireless with internet connection one wired with no internet connection The computer is connected to both. The problem is that although in Network ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection detected but no internet access

I have no wired connection internet access on ubuntu 14.04 even though it is detected, my computer connected to the same router has. ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 4c:72:b9:7e:b5:61 ...
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How do I configure my wired router to get its internet connection from another computer?

I'm connected to the internet wirelessly (via xfinitywifi) on one laptop and I want to share that internet connection via a Linksys BEFSR41 wired router. So far, I've tried to connect the ethernet ...
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Why wouldn't an ethernet interface advertise gigabit speed if it's capable?

I have a laptop with a gigabit capable ethernet interface: # lspci -vvnn -s 08:02.0 08:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet [10ec:8167] ...
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How do I prevent my broadband connection from resetting my MTU?

I'm using an old PC as a Linux-based firewall, running Ubuntu and Shorewall among other things. It has 3 discrete network cards in it: one for the internal network, one that connects to a cable modem, ...
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How to set up a netbook to act as a bridge

I have a netbook that I want to set up as a bridge (that's the only thing I want it to do, I don't use it for anything else anymore). I want to bridge wlan0 to eth0 (see picture below) Ethernet ...
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Home cat6 Ethernet wiring not connecting with cat5e cables

I'm having trouble wiring home with Ethernet. I want to be able to connect my laptop to the internet via the Ethernet jack in my bedroom while having my router/modem in the living room. Last year ...
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How do I keep Windows XP computers from turning Master Browser elections back on?

I have a wired LAN network that includes two XP computers and a Windows 7 computer. I previously turned off the two XP computers from running in the master browser elections so the Windows 7 computer ...
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Possible to use a crossover cable to share internet between Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

All right, I have a machine running Windows 7 that's connecting to the wifi network at my apartment. Unfortunately, they won't give me another access code for the network, and I would like to get my ...
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How to test the throughput between 2 Network adapters on the same PC? [closed]

The motherboard of my desktop PC features two Ethernet ports. Each port has its own network controller from Realtek and they are both capable of Gigabit Ethernet. Now, I have this crazy idea to take a ...
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Use computer as a virtual wired router

My dad's wireless router is on the opposite end of the room than the TV and I brought over my xbox 360 to play this weekend. However, I lack the will to purchase an overpriced wireless adapter and I ...
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Windows XP System Has Limited Connectivity With Multiple Routers

My folks have a Windows XP system (fully patched) that recently stopped communicating with the local router. Wired connectivity is as follows: Computer >> Router (Netgear WGR614v6) >> DSL Modem >> ...
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Windows 7 crashes on wireless/wired internet connection

I've just started to encounter a problem with Win7. My PC is fine until I connect to the net using wireless, wired or even iPhone hotspots through USB. I use a dongle for the wifi and can connect it ...
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Why would a layer 3 switch ever need more switching capacity than all ports full-duplex?

I've read a few different places about switching capacity etc. From these items I've learned that in order for a switch to be non-blocking, the switching capacity of said switch must be double the ...
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How do I share files between MacbookPro over WAN to my PC over LAN?

I have a wireless router set up, connected to the internet through a modem through LAN, connected to my PC through LAN, and connected to my Macbook Pro via WAN. Here's a rough image of the network map ...
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Why does traffic between two computers on a switch still travel through my router?

After reading Does All LAN Traffic Travel Through A Router as well as my previous experience, I'm surprised that traffic between two Mac computers on a Gigabit 5-port switch (Netgear Model GS105) was ...
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Configure router and switch to share internet over network

We have one TP-Link ADSL (Modem/Router) and one D-Link 5-port switch connected via a CAT5 cable. The TP-Link has configured ADSL internet connection and is working. We also have 4 client pc (all ...
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What could cause wired internet latency to increase between wired users?

I have 3 roommates (4 people total). Three users, including me, use wired internet. The fourth uses wireless internet (connected to our network). During the evenings, they complain of high network ...
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Why am I invisible to the devices on my network?

I've been using a DLink powerline adapter to establish a wired connection to my upstairs PC. A couple times a day, for sometimes hours at a stretch, I lose the ability to communicate with other ...
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What's the static IP address, subnet mask, etc, for VMware Player

I'm trying to set up Arch Linux in VMware player. I set up the player so that it automatically connected the guest to the internet, and it worked (I could download the packages needed for install, ...
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Ethernet connection dropped, still shows unplugged

I was using my Windows 8 desktop when it randomly defaulted to using my wireless connection. I was watching videos online at the time, and nothing was near the tower itself. Since it has gone down, I ...
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Windows 7 Netgear WNDR4000, Adapter issues

I can not seem to connect to the internet, when I troubleshoot it, I get a "There might be a problem with the Driver for Local Area Connection Adapter, try running in admin mode to fix it." So I do, ...
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Windows XP computer cannot be seen on Network

There is a wired work LAN network with 4 computers on it. The workgroup name is the same on all of them. Three of the computers are Windows XP computers and one is a Windows 7 computer. Not all of the ...
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Minecraft and Networking

I am a college student on a small campus. The school's network is set up like so: one single router with a bunch of different subnets connected to it. A friend and I would like to play Minecraft, and ...
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How do i setup this ip for two location which will be using a same gateway as different subnet?

I have two public IP, they have not given me any subnetmask and gateway for those two. But in seperate they have given me one subnet mask/gateway as below: 217.91.227.x 217.91.170.x To be use ...
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Windows Vista Network Folder and File Sharing

I would like to know how to allow a user/username from a different computer (sample: \home-pc\Owner) to have viewing permissions and someone else (sample \home-pc\Guest) to have full accsess to the ...
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LAN wire is not detecting in ubuntu 12.04 Lts

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. After that, the Internet is working in Windows 7 via ethernet, but in Ubuntu 12.04, ethernet is not working. It is showing me the ...
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Not able to connect to the wired network. Wireless connects fine.

I am not able to connect to the wired LAN from hostel rooms. I am able to connect to the wifi connection. I have checked that the NIC is working properly by connecting two computers with a crossover ...
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How to use Data Card + Wired internal lan to make a proxy server on Suse

On my suse 12.1, I can connect to internet using data card. I have installed squid proxy on this computer. I want to use a modem+hub, to connect multiple pcs together, and then other PCs should be ...
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Windows 7 - Changing domain prefix for different wired networks?

I have two wired networks that I connect to regularly with my laptop. Both of them have different DNS servers My home network has a router that I have configured with DNSMasq, and I use a static ...
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Is my router capped to 11 MB/s?

My router Dlink DSL 2640t is giving me headaches. I can't get past 11 megabytes per second through wired LAN transfers. I've tried with different cables and network adapter settings with no results. ...
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Reinstalled Windows 7. Ethernet not detected anymore

In fact, wireless was not detected at first either for whatever reason, until I pulled out my USB wifi adapter and put it back in. Right now, Local Area Connection does not even show up in Control ...
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Connecting tablet to wired only network

Hi techies out there.. I have a wired only network through a hub which connects two computers and two printers the two printers I want to print from with my tablet. I have a Samsung tablet that ...
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Ethernet led is not on, when cable is plugged in on both ends to online PCs [closed]

Even if network is missconfigured, leds should be on, right? So here my network map: modem_------cab1-------(eth0)_linux_(eth1)------cab2----_winxp the led does NOT work ONLY when I connect eth1 ...
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Manually connecting to a wired network with linux

I currently only have wired internet via a cable modem connected to an Airlink 101 ASW105 switch. It works fine for my wife's mac. However, my laptop does not connect; I've tried connecting via eth0 ...
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cannot connect to DHCP server

I have the following network setup: A fiberoptic router (provided by service provider, no wireless functionality) -> to a wireless Linksys router (to get wireless coverage at home) -> to Switch 1 -> ...
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Using a WRT54G to provide wireless capability to an existing wired network

We have an existing 100Mbit wired network. All the PC's are WinXP. The internet comes in via a wireless modem that connects to a one of the workstation via USB. So this W/S runs with a fixed IP ...
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Connecting two wireless routers with a crossover cable

I tried to bridge two wireless routers wirelessly, but after extensive research I came to the conclusion that this wasn't possible. Now I am trying to connect these two routers through a cat5 ...
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Why did I lose the Internet connection after making a home group?

I have two computers in my house. They are; laptop with Windows 7 Home Basic desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium I use internet which is of wired connection and it has a modem. The modem has 1 LAN ...
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Can I use a Q1000 router as a wireless 'receiver' to provide ethernet to my desktop?

I have an actiontec q1000. It is hooked up to DSL via a phone cord (rj-11) and provides wireless to various devices in the house, as well as a wired connection to my desktop machine with an Ethernet ...