19 votes

Email addresses giving internet connection

It's not actually an email address. It's a username styled like an email address. In fact, PPPoE doesn't do any authentication at all, but it's handled by an additional protocol like PPP or (MS-)CHAP. ...
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12 votes

Email addresses giving internet connection

They're not email addresses – just usernames that happen to be in the form of "user@domain". Many other systems besides email have a need to distinguish between user accounts that fall under ...
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4 votes

Why does repeater need to connect to the original wifi network itself

Doesn't a repeater only have to hear frames and then retransmit them? Why does it need the original Wi-Fi's connection details for itself? Can't it be a genuinely invisible middle man between the ...
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2 votes

I disabled IPv6 in my smartphone but nslookup returns ipv6

Not having IPv6 connectivity does not prevent software from asking DNS servers about IPv6 addresses. If you don't explicitly tell nslookup what DNS record type to query, it will always query for both ...
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2 votes
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IPv6 fe80:: (link-local) addresses not being assigned to newly created network interfaces in Linux

If ip reports state DOWN for any interface (you can see a NO-CARRIER among the flags), the kernel won't assign a link-local IPv6 address, because the interface hasn't been completely activated. You ...
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1 vote
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Windows: Cant access self hosted URL by IP

It turns out it was Avast firewall. It decided to set my network as an untrusted one. It's been installed that long that I forgot I even had it. Installing that TOR utility must have triggered it to ...
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1 vote

Is it possible to setup Wake on WAN while not having access to ARP tables?

You probably can't use "Wake on magic packet" in this situation, as the router needs to know the destination MAC address somehow. (In other words, the feature that you don't have access to ...
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1 vote
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which network mode should I use if want every machine to be connected

Under computer manager, in device manager, I added legacy hardware so that a new NIC would appear in my host. In WALN, share this network with the new adapter. In VMs, I switched NIC to the new ...

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