Ethernet is the most common set of standards for wired connections in local area networks.

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Is it ok to use cat5e patches/jacks on cat6a cable for 10Gb

I understand that "technically" you are supposed to use cat6 cable jacks as well as cat6 patch panels. In practice I've seen cat6a plugged into cat5e patch panels, although I've never seen cat5e ...
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patch panels… or directly to the switch?

does it make a difference in terms of signal quality if I connect the Ethernet cabling: from the wall-plugs to the patch-panel and from the patch-panel to the switch with a cord. as opposed to: ...
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How can I stress an Ethernet managed Switch?

for testing purposes I need to stress an 8-port managed ethernet switch. Essentially, I want to simulate a scenario in which two hosts on the switch are exchanging data and the other hosts connected ...
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Ethernet Frames and CSMA/CD [closed]

I'm learning about Ethernet and I'm wondering if with several stations within the same Ethernet collision domain like pictured below, is it possible that a frame sent by station A is fully received by ...
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Maximum throughput on switch with different link speeds

While doing some benchmarking on a network app I discovered strange behavior that involves 100MBit and 1GBit ethernet clients connected through a switch (at-gs900/8e). I have one server (Gbit) and ...
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TIA 568A vs. B Wiring for Long Ethernet Run

I have a long Ethernet run (about 280 ft/85 m) that goes through a conduit between two buildings. On each end, I have an APC Ethernet surge protector that is grounded to the main ground for each ...
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Linux network interface broadcast statistics

I am looking for a way to see the number of Ethernet broadcast frames transmit/received by the network interfaces. I am familiar with many Linux commands,procs and options to get interface statistics ...
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CentOS Network Interface Priorization

I have a CentOS server with 2 network interfaces with configurations: eth0: DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=none BROADCAST=10.0.0.255 HWADDR=xx: IPADDR=10.0.0.2 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 NETWORK=10.0.0.0 ...
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Is it possible to use WPA2 over ethernet?

Like, as in requesting a "password" to connect, just wondering. Also, are any of these (VPN, public key auth?) methods either possible or implemented?
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OpenVPN to host tap device having very large MTU

Question What is the minimum set of server and client configuration directives that I need in order to satisfy the following conditions? Virtual layer 2 ethernet network that will not be bridged ...
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Can Wireshark capture an entire Ethernet frame including preamble, CRC and Interframe spacing?

I am examining an Ethernet frame in Wireshark. According to the "Ethernet frame" Wikipedia article and accompanying diagrams, "A frame starts with a 7-octet preamble and 1-octet start frame delimiter ...
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10GbE be2net low pktgen performance

I am testing the network performance of two workstations, each having 2.4GHz Xeon quad core processors and NC550SFP PCIe Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapters, linked back to back. I've checked the ...
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Source and Destination Packets on Wireshark Relative or Absolute?

New in Packet Analysis. Sniffing on the Ethernet device of my computer. Does the Source and Destination columns on Wireshark tell the source and destination from where the packet was originated and ...
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Switch between network configurations via command line in fedora 17

I have two different setups I use on my work laptop; one enables synergy over an ethernet ssh tunnel with my work computer on the local network, and the other opens an HTTP tunnel to my work computer ...
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bonding - balance-tlb and a mysterious ethernet packet with lots of 00:00:00

Whilst attempting to get bonding working with mode=5 (balance-tlb) it seems that the driver sends an ethernet packet with length 0x0060 and the data, payload is all zeros. I can't work out where this ...
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Tunnel Ethernet Packets over SSH

I have two machines. My laptop and a machine in the local intranet. This machine has next to the network device (for the intranet) a second network card. I want to send raw ethernet frames out of this ...
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Missing Ethernet preamble [closed]

I am helping my colleague debug his problem. Basically, there are two 10M devices, and only one of which we have control over (the other being a "black box"). Analyzing the Ethernet hardware signals ...
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Is the 64-byte minimal Ethernet packet rule respected in practice?

A quick WireShark scan of my network interface reveals a bunch of Ethernet packets which are less than 64 bytes in length. I know that WireShark strips off the trailing 4 byte CRC, but I still see ...
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Enabling Ethernet X3530 M4

I have IBM X3530 M4, and it appears to have 4 ethernet ports, but under Ubuntu just 2 ethernet ports are enabled. How can I enable the other two ethernet ports?
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Extending a PaGP EtherChannel run beyond the maximum ethernet length [closed]

I have an office downstairs which requires approximately 500 feet of cat-5 to reach. We have a basic L2 switch in a closet at the halfway point which acts as a signal booster, and allows us to give ...
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How do fiber Ethernet transmitters set their power output?

I've noticed that fiber-optic SFP modules from Cisco and the like often specify a range of power outputs, such as -3 to -9 dBm. What determines the actual power output we should expect to see from ...
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Bond0 Failover when link light stays up: High Availability Network

Configuration: Two switches, each with a separate internet route Centos servers with eth0 and eth1 bonded as an active-backup on bond0, eth0 in on switch and eth1 in the other /etc/modprobe.conf ...
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Effect of reversing a pair, in cat5 cabling (e.g. swapping stripe and solid)

Is there any practical effect of reversing solid and stripe, when wiring cat5 cables? But if I've got a cable where each pair is a pair but one end is flipped, will this make any practical difference ...
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Calculation units in EtherType frame field [closed]

The EterType ethernet frame field value is represent a payload field length in bits or bytes?
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Interface eth0 not reacheble outside LAN

First of all, sorry for my bad english. I configured my two interfaces, eth0 and eth1! Bove have the LAN IP 192.168.0.10 and 192.168.0.11.... everything ok. The problem is, eth0 is reacheble from ...
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Need to “extend” wireless signal to conference room

We have a network set up using an ASUS RT-N66U for our office with the following configuration: Private SSID (one for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) Guest SSID (one for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) Unfortunately, we've ...
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obtain the MAC Address/interface name from GUI on FreeBSD?

Is there any way I can obtain the MAC Address/interface name from GUI on FreeBSD? Are there any system calls to do that? I was searching everywhere but couldn't find any information. Can you please ...
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How to build a L2 Ethernet with 1000 comupters?

We don't really have 1000 computers. I'm asking this question just because my brain is blocked here. If I put a number of, say 1000, computer on a L2 Ethernet. Since most of L2 switch has only maybe ...
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Multiple ethernet interface on one ethernet card

First I must say that I am new in linux and maybe I will ask trivial question. My job is to create 8 ethernet interface to be visible in kernel, but all of them should send and receive data through ...
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Why do metal fasteners (e.g., staples) around ethernet cables impair network performance? [closed]

At one point I was living in a 6 bedroom home that had cat 6 ethernet wired to each bedroom. The internet connection to the bedrooms furthest from the cable modem had terrible performance, though I ...
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troubleshoot Ethernet (layer 2) without layer 3

I am troubleshooting a LAN and the problem is to make sure each host can reach each other at layer 3. Each host is configured to the same subnet, but some hosts cannot reach other at layer 3 (e.g. ...
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Use or not to use multiple ips on the same network card?

I got a Dell r620 that cames with 4 network interfaces. If I have for example 4 ips, and want to assigne them to the server. What would be better, in terms of performance. Add all the 4 ips to the ...
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command for MAC broadcast

I am looking for a command to discover all hosts on the same LAN segment from a host with unassigned IP, default gateway, and subnet. I know there's ping 255.255.255.255 but that operates at layer 3 ...
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How can I make a secondary NIC port “eth0”?

I am using CentOS 5.9. One of my servers recently had a malfunctioning NIC port. The software running on the server was hard-coded to use eth0. The other physical NIC ports were fine and unused. The ...
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Supress FreeBSD “link down: cable prοblem?” messages

I have a FreeBSD lab machine that is regularly connected and disconnected from the network, sometimes to borrow the port temporarily for another machine and other times to test the ability of certain ...
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How to determine remote link speed?

I'm on a non-manageable switched 1 GbE network with mixed 100 MbE and 1 GbE hosts. Is it possible to tell if a certain host has a certain link speed without looking at the status LEDs of the switch ...
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ESXi5 - 12 Network Interfaces in Windows Guest

I am building a CCIE lab where I will use GNS3 to map virtual router interfaces to physical NIC interfaces which connect to physical switches. I want to build this in an ESXi5 Guest running Win 7. My ...
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How do I find out which pairs of a CAT5e cable are actually connected to another machine?

Using Linux (Debian, to be specific) on a laptop, I want to be able to check whether, for example, the TX or RX pairs are both connected to another machine. If, say, I've only connected RX (and am ...
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High number of ethernet errors. Tool for testing the ethernet card?

have an Asus Sabertooth X79. I often get corrupted files. I checked the RAM, but memtest finds no errors. To avoid the possibility of disk errors, I tried copying files to tmpfs. If I copy from the ...
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Sanity Check: Is my CAT5e cable probably bad, or do I just need different connectors?

I'm working with a small company, and since I'm the only one with even a half-ounce of network infrastructure experience I've got the job of wiring up our network. So please forgive my newbie-ness. ...
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I have a firewall that supports 1Gbit ethernet ports but 1.4Gbit of traffic, can I make use of a 10Gbit pipe from the router in this case?

We're putting up a rack of servers in a datacenter which provides us either a 1Gbit pipe or 10Gbit pipe from the router (our choice, our package includes 10Gbit). But if we have a firewall which ...
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half-duplex and full-duplex Ethernet vs Switches and Hubs [closed]

From a youtube video I came to know of the following things All machines connected to a HUB are a part of a single collision domain. All machines connected to a SWITCH are a part of a single ...
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Is it possible to receive dhcpdiscover from ff:ff:ff… mac address?

Today I saw this record in my log files: dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff via vlan400: network 40.60.100.10/24: no free leases ...
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linux ethernet card ping problems?

I have a very strange problem with my ethernet card. Here is ethernet card details: description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek ...
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Bridge to a used eth1 card without losing connection via that card

How can I set bridge between a real eth card on a remote machine without losing my ssh connection to that machine. I ssh into a machine via its eth1 iinterface. 172.168.40.2 255.255.255.0. I ...
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ethernet cable is connected but It shows unplugged [closed]

I told datacenter too connect two of my servers with a crossover cable to each other. But when I try this command ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Supported ports: [ TP ] Supported ...
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Is is possible to put a tagged vlan on one physical interface on a Force10 S50N switch?

I servers that have a shared ethernet port for IPMI and the first NIC. They have 4-1GbE nics. I would like to bond the nics via LACP while still being able to access the IPMI over a tagged vlan only ...
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How do I calculate the ethernet NIC-to-NIC time to send a MTU packet (1500 bytes)? (OS-excluded) [closed]

I understand it will depend on the speed of the ethernet 10 Mbit to 100 Gbit. Given an ethernet speed, how do I calculate the time spend in the wire from NIC-to-NIC? I am assuming here that the ...
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How to change 'Advertised pause frame use' and autonegotiation setting on gigabit NIC

I'm investigating some poor nfs performance on a new server, as compared to an old server. Both the old and the new server are nfs clients, and they connect to the same exact NetApp nfs server. My ...
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How can I 'link' one ethernet Network with a Wireless Network? (Linux) [closed]

I have: WiFi network with SSID=Network1 (running its own DHCP Server and connected to internet). Computer1 with 1 ethernet interface and 1 WiFi interface. Computer2 with ethernet interface. My ...