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Connecting dual monitors to 2 devices

I have a dual monitor set up for my windows PC. I now have a Lenovo Thinkpad X13 laptop for work that I'd like to use the dual monitors for too. How do I set this up so I move the monitors between the ...
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Automatically switch between monitor speakers and headphones

My laptop: runs Windows 10 (Version 20H2) has built-in speakers has jack port for headphones is usually connected to a monitor with speakers I want the sound to come: from headphones, if they are ...
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Mismatched Subnets, what could possibly to wrong (and to what extent)?

I have two routers at home, one from my employer (LAN IP locked to 192.168.0.1/16) and another from my ISP, which I have put on 192.168.0.4/16. Both the routers are connected to a dumb switch, which ...
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Asus Router: Allow traffic between wired and wireless devices on internal network

I have an ASUS RT-AC87U router (on firmware version 3.0.0.4.382_51641-g46d2311). I am trying to connect from a Wi-Fi connected Windows laptop to an Ubuntu VM running on a wired Windows desktop PC ...
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L2Tp forming session, but not tunnel (Cisco)

Two cisco routers For some reason they establish a session but not a tunnel. The session says: LocID RemID TunID username, Intf/vcid, Circuit State Last Chg Uniq ID 1 2 n/a 1, Gi0/1 ...
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Learning MAC address of next hop without knowing IP address

Say we have a LAN - 5 hosts connected to a switch. I have not configured any IP address to any of the hosts. Can I communicate with another host machine by sending L2 traffic - L2 header and data ...
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Difference between tcpdump and port mirroring? (Layer 3 switch)

When you can use TCPdump on an interface of a layer 3 switch in order to analyze the packets, why do we need to use the mirroring feature and make duplicate copies of the packets on that interface in ...
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Brocade FastIron Basic Switch Configuration

I am new to complex switching and stumbled upon a free Brocade Fastiron x648 Layer 3 switch. I am looking to integrate it into my home network and get it up and running just as a switch and then ...
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Comms between uplinks on same vSwitch on ESX

I'm driving myself crazy thinking this should work, but it's just not! I have the below setup in ESX. The vubuntu VM has an IP of 10.0.10.99/24 as do the VMkernel interfaces (I have two as a backup)....
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External DHCP not working in Cisco Switch C3750

I have Cisco Switch C3750 (IOS version 12.2 ) and I have four physical computers and one physical Dell t30 Server connected to it. In Server, I have created DHCP with a Pool of IP Addresses. How ...
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Computer switching on but turns off before boot

My PC was working fine 2 days ago, I have switched it onfor a short time to check something, then shut it down properly, seemingly no issues. Yestersay I tried to switch it on again, heard the fans ...
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Having issues connecting PC to home media/gaming setup

Huge wall of text incoming, so please bear with me! I have a media/gaming home setup consisting of an HDMI switch (this one) which allows me to connect my various devices to my fairly recent Acer ...
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Can I swap harddrives with identical laptop, and different operating systems

My laptop had coffee spilled on it. After cleaning it up with alcohol, everything seems to work fine besides for some keys on the keyboard (which was replaced after the spill) The technician in ...
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Connecting switch through to virtual machine host-only network

I have a mac book running Mac OS High Sierra. It is host to three virtual machines running Ubuntu 16.04. All VMs have two adapters enabled; NAT and Host-Only. The mac is connected to another host via ...
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Internet Protocols: calculating end to end delay when a header is added to each packet

I have been trying to teaching myself about internet protocols, and I learned how to calculate the end to end delay for a packet switched network from this website (1c): http://www.ics.uci.edu/~...
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Switch “goes to sleep” … sometimes

tl;dr: a switch will pass traffic between 2 segments for a while, but then "goes to sleep"(?) for 1 of the two directions on that data path. Packets from 1 segment will wake it up, but not from the ...
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Netgear ProSafe with Cisco Aironet - Guest VLAN no Internet

I'm running into an issue setting up a guest VLAN on my Netgear Prosafe switch using a Cisco Aironet 1832i Access Point. The Management VLAN works as expected (issues IP addresses, can access Internet,...
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How to switch from SATA 2 to SATA 3 after cloning HDD to SSD

I have recently cloned my old HDD of my laptop to a new Kingston HyperX Savage. But it only shows half the speeds it should get. I followed the tips from this thread: How can I determine the SATA ...
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How to automate the backup of Dell switch

We are trying to automate the configuration backup of Dell L2 switch N2048. Switch is in the network with SSH, HTTPS enabled, and Telnet disabled. Steps we've tried: Plink – we could connect ...
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layer 3 switch with vlans and home router

I have a home wireless router let's say a cisco e2500 and a layer 3 switch with 3 vlans, how can I get them to comunicate? vlans are like this 172.168.10.0 172.168.20.0 172.168.30.0 wireless has the ...
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How smart is my network?

There is an argument within my office about how smart/efficient the network we have set up really is. We have a fibre line and a cable line running into a load balancing router, which has a hardware ...
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RS232 switching matrix for multiple devices and PCs? [closed]

I have six pieces of equipment which con be controlled via RS232. I want to be able to select which pieces of equipment are connected to any one of my three computers at a given time. I know that I ...
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Netgear GS724Tv4 inter-VLAN routing

Summary I am toying with a relatively small home LAN and I am baffled and idealess as to how to configure inter-VLAN routing on GS724Tv4. I suspect it's because of some oversight on my part or simply ...
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Can I connect a CM820 modem to a switch to get more ports?

I have an Arris Touchstone CM820 cable modem (DOCSIS), but it has only one RJ45 socket. Can I connect a switch to it (like TL-SF1005D for example) in order to have more internet ports?
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Connecting router as a switch [duplicate]

In a home LAN, I have connected one router A (which is also connected to the Internet) to router B but router B is supposed to work only as a switch (I am not using the WAN port in router B at all). ...
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Switch between desktops in windows 7 when we pin many programs to taskbar

When we pin many programs to the taskbar another desktop window is added which we can switch between them as you can see in the picture: my question is how we can add them (without pinning the ...
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connect two vlans in cisco switch to one server

I have two VLANs on a Cisco switch. The first VLAN includes 24 PCs and the second has another 24 PCs. Now the company has decided to install a server for these computers. How can we connect these ...
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Can I use a VLAN to prevent naming conflicts from devices on the same subnet?

My scenario is this... I have a business where all of the devices are connected to two layer 2 HP switches that are joined by a static port team. All of the connected devices are on the same IP ...
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How to enable ip masquerading/forwarding on CentOS 7

I want to enable IP masquerading/forwarding on CentOS 7, but when I specify net.ipv4.conf.default.forwarding=1 in /etc/sysctl.conf, it doesn't work. Can any one help with this problem?
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Inter vlan routing through Layer3 switch vs Router

I am trying to understand a network configuration that I have recently inherited. I am trying to diagnose slow network speeds, internet latency, dropped packets... you name it, the network it kind of ...
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What happens if an unmanaged ethernet switch is looped (connected to itself)?

I don't know much at all about networking, and I when I tried to find an answer to this online I found someone who posted a one sentence answer saying "It would cause lots of broadcasts and collisions....
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In XOrg, can i switch keyboard-layout per application and still honor ~/.Xmodmap

I'm using my ~/.Xmodmap to map: keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis and similar to be able to type German umlauts (äöü) on a US-qwerty layout. For switching keyboard layouts between German qwertz ...
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Computer goes haywire when connected to modem/router or switch, but not AP

I've got a really weird situation with one workstation on my network. Topology: Comcast Business class modem/router -> D-Link gigabit switch (192.168.42.0/24) -> Linksys EA6500 router/AP (192.168.1....
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Instead of VTP , what protocol can be used for non Cisco switches?

I got to know that VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) is a Cisco proprietary protocol. So VTP can be used only on CISCO switches. So if there is a non-Cisco switch in a network, what kind of protocol can ...
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Cascading KVM switches

I have a not-so-small number of computers (say, 5) which I want to access with a single keyboard, USB and monitor. I can get an 8-port KVM switch, which is a pretty expensive piece of hardware; ...
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Disable of discrete/native graphics on MacBook Retina when using apps like VMware, VLC, etc

I got a MacBook Pro Retina a few months ago and I'm really happy with it. However, since I do a lot of work in different environments/OSes, I make heavy use of VMware to have them with me when I'm on ...
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Switching Between Desktops does not Stick

I am using a MacBookPro and use the three-finger swipe gesture to move between desktops. However, this feature seems to stop working randomly. Interestingly though, when this happens, I am still able ...
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SFP Expansion Slots - Bad terminology or Bad understanding?

I'm doing a bit of product research for my company as we need to select a special use switch for an industrial customer which requires the use of both Ethernet and Fibre connectivity from the switch. ...
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Extract and overwrite existing files

I am trying to write a batch script to extract files out of an existing ZIP file, into another folder on my desktop and to have the system not prompt me as to whether I want to overwrite the existing ...
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Moving “Workspace Switcher” in Ubuntu Unity Launcher

I need the Workspace Switcher in Unity's Launcher at the very top just below Dash or Nautilus. I need this because when I run VirtualBox the commands CtrlAlt↑/↓/←/→ are not ...
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wireless networking: can wicd switch wireless cards automatically

I have slackware64 13.37 installed on my laptop, with wicd 1.7.0 as network manager. By default wicd connects using the internal wifi card. I have a much better usb wifi card that I would prefer wicd ...
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What is the security risk of using WLAN and LAN network on a computer at the same time?

We have a few older HP laptops that when docked in a port replicator the WLAN connection is disabled and the LAN connection is enabled. We have since replaced these with Toshiba R700s which do not ...
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Enabling Alt+Tab buffer switching like Windows or Firefox in Vim

How do I set up a buffer switch like Alt-Tab on Windows:? It cycles through a list sorted by last access first? So if I pressed Alt+Tab, I'd get the last accessed buffer. If I pressed it again, I ...
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Is it possible to share a big-screen monitor - switching between personal Windows 7 laptops in the office?

We use laptops & WiFi in the office. We often make demo to each other and need to show the demo on a big screen monitor hang in the middle of the room :). I want to switch the display between ...
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In Opera 11, how can I set up shortcuts to switch to specific tabs?

In Firefox on Linux, we can use Alt+1, Alt+2, etc. to switch to the first, second, etc. tabs, till the 9th tab. This is very useful to switch between tabs. In Opera 11 on Linux, I couldn't find a way ...
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Switch buffers in vim without saving to a currently modified file

Ok, I'm a vim user with the Minibufexl plugin which shows buffer tabs, I've mapped Shift+J and Shift+K to switch between tabs. One thing that frequently frustrates me is while editing a file, and ...
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Get multiple systems at once?

I heard that there are some programmes that allow to feel like you have 2 OS at once, that is to say, you can easily, without rebooting, switch between them. So I have the follwing question concerning ...