LAN, short for Local Area Network, is a network that connects multiple devices in a limited geographical area, such as a room, an apartment or a building. Currently, most LANs are based on Wi-Fi or Ethernet transmission.

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What am I doing wrong with this cat 6 patch panel wiring?

top number is transmitter bottom number is remote terminator 12345678 36145278 is this because I could be mixing T568A and T568B wiring? how do I know if my patch cord is A or B? Do I just look at ...
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Connecting to NAS boxes/printer located on local private WAN network

The set up Here's a diagram of my network: # Building 1 (Main) --------- | MODEM | --|------ | |-[WIRED] | --|------------------------------------------ | DrayTek Vigor 2130N ...
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How to implement firewall in LAN(out of users' os) like EC2 have done?

In aws ec2, users can set up security groups which works like a firewall, usually, firewall work behind a gateway/nat server, however, I found that firewall in EC2 works in the LAN, too. For example, ...
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How can I configure my network to allow bi-directional traffic between two lans?

Here's my current setup: (and it may require reworking): 2 LAN networks - 192.168.41.0, 192.168.21.0 2 Public IP's (they are assigned to us by specifying MAC Addresses - not subnetted) ...
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2 nic cards in ubuntu PC, one to router, one to win7 pc, make connected pc on router talk to win7 on 2nd nic

There are 2 win7 pc, 2 100 mb/s routers and 1 ubuntu 12.04 pc. I scanned a diagram of the Lan setup with IP's ...
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Cisco sg100-08 connections

I have multiple computers, some have a 10/100 ethernet adapter while others have a 10/100/1000 ones. If I connect them together with the Cisco sg100-08 switch, do I keep the 1Gbit speed where possible ...
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Accessing My Xampp services from WAN [closed]

Hi and forgive me if I am unclear in this question as I am trying to get back to development after my fourth brain surgery in 2 years so I feel a little groggy. I am trying to set (and learn how to ...
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Comunication from Server to Client + Client LAN

I'm having some trouble with some network setup. I've tried OpenVPN, SocialVPN, Hamachi, still it is not working. This is my setup: Server A: NIC 1 with internet public address, NIC 2 to LAN Client B ...
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Redirect users to internal webpage on first visit

I have a lan of maybe 20 - 30 computers, and a Windows server 2003 server on hand (I can also run any x86 Linux distro). What I am trying to do, is to redirect users to a webserver inside the LAN the ...
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postgres server works on LAN but not WAN (connection refused)

I'm trying to set up a postgres server, but I cannot access it through the Internet. It works fine on my LAN. Server is just a desktop computer using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. disclaimer: I am not ...
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(Zywall USG 300) NAT bypassed when accessing in-house-server From LAN Via domain name

My situations is like this; i host a number of websites from within our joint network solution. On the network is basically 3 categories: the known public, registered via mac, given static dhcp ...
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Gateway Modem loses ability to DNS lookup intermittently, often under heavy load

We're using a Bell 2Wire Gateway modem/router as our only hub (with some switches attached). Intermittently, but frequently when a large download is initiated, all computers on our LAN lose the ...
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Accessing database from local network

I would like to access database running on virtual machine which resides in server connected to local network. Here's the whole situation: There is Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter running as ...
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how to access my lan based postgresql db from my website

We have lan based .Net application with Postgresql 8.1 , now i have task to provide interface on website to read and write two tables on LAN based database I don't know where to start Please help me ...
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Performance issues on LAN with Load balancing

I recently set up a network which is running "slow" and I can't seem to debug the situation. I'm fairly noobie at networks I'll explain the setup and hopefully you can give me possible solutions. I ...
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Lot of Multicast traffic on LAN

Recently the whole network at work is being hit by multicast traffic originating on the LAN itself. I did some investigating and the service which seems to be responsible is ws-discovery. I have ...
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windows server 2003 subdomain routing to lan

I have Windows Server 2003 with two network cards. 1 network card is connected to the router and router is connected to internet. 2nd cards is connected to switch and there are another 5 PC’s ...
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Slow LAN transfer from 3rd party computer

I've got an odd problem that I'm not really sure where to start the troubleshooting process. I have a 'server' with Windows Server 2008R2 (64-bit) installed and it has a couple of hard drives. If I ...
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Auto switching between wired and wireless connections

How about this situation. Our business deals a lot with medical information. And some of our clients have demands based off HIPPA, etc. There is one now where they do not want an employee to have both ...
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PC to MAC Ethernet LAN

I'm trying to setup VNC between a (Windows XP) PC and a MAC (OS X) for semi-permanent installation in a space, but I can't even get the PC to ping the mac. I've got an ethernet cable running between ...
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How to track down connectivity drops

My company just changed it's old firewall (Zyxel ZyWALL 70) with a new one (Zyxel ZyWALL USG 300). Everything seems to be working fine but sometimes, in a non-periodic span of time, connectivity ...
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Error loading interface lanplus (ipmitool on CentOS)

I'm having trouble specifying the lanplus interface for the ipmitool program. I issue a command such as ipmitool -I lanplus -U USER -P PASSWORD -H 10.16.0.253 sol activate and I am given the ...
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How to connect 2 Physical Networks with 2 Separate WAN together

My customer has two small companies in two separate buildings that have merged. The buildings are 30ft apart, so they ran an outdoor, buried CAT6 cable between them. They want to use the main ...
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Validity of my basic Performance Testing Results on a LAN

Networking is not my main job and i am hoping you guys can comment on my test procedure so far to identify PCs best to host a few voip softphones. Our 100Mb LAN comprises of 40 Win XP/2000 PCs and a ...
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Duplicate MAC address on the same LAN possible?

Let's say someone is on the same network as me and spoofs their MAC address to match mine: Is this possible? Can two or more clients with the same MAC address be on the same network at the same time ...
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why we need VLAN in any network?

What is the use of VLAN in networking.Can any one point out a scenario where VLAN is useful
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Can't Ping host, nmap detects it?

I have a simple question that I'm trying to wrap my head around. I know this requires knowledge of my internal network, but at a glance, what do you guys think.. I cannot ping a host in my network ...
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is there a local DNS Software which uses external DNS for actual resolution?

I have a LAN with few PCs on it. I want to have them to use a local server for DNS look up, and let the local server do look up with external (actual) DNS. So, which proxy-DNS server do you suggest ...
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How to detect weak points in my lan

I am starting to "polish" the LAN here at my new work and since it's the 1st time I face sommething that big (almost 300 clients a switches, proxy) I would like to understand easily where I get weak ...
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What do I request from the LAN upgrade contractor to avoid simple oversights? [closed]

The company for which I work have allowed me to hire a LAN wiring contractor to completely overhaul the building LAN. Currently there are old 10MBit Ethernet cables and switches running and I ...
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HOWTO: Ring Ethernet Lan, My drawing Correct?

I have a special demand that to improve the redundancy of a network. (any of the cable between switches broken will NOT disconnect any clients) S = a switch C = a computer - = CAT5 cable ...
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Windows LAN IP addresses

How can I find all the active IP addresses on my LAN and their host names?
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How to find programs using DNS on a network/machine

I have making a server switch. I am using wireshark and seeing that some PCs on my network are using DNS to make requests to the old server. I would like to track this down but do not know how. I ...
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Remote Desktop to WAN address from inside LAN doesn't work

I have a router opened up to allow Remote Desktop to one of the machines. It works if I try to connect from outside the network. If I however am inside the LAN and try to connect using the WAN IP ...
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NTP Meinberg GPS167: How to connect to a Ethernet?

I have a Meinberg GPS167 NTP: http://www.meinberg.de/english/products/gps167.htm Although it doesnt have a ethernet RJ45 port. Is there any way to connect it to a LAN?
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how to ssh from one pc to another on LAN

I have two pcs on a LAN. I can connect from one to the other using ssh, but not the other way. I get ssh -vv 192.168.1.2 OpenSSH_4.7p1 Debian-8ubuntu1.2, OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007 debug1: Reading ...
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Why proxy servers can access to my server while I can not?

So I have a server. Its up and running. It is accessible by Proxy servers. Problem is - server is accessible out of local network by its global name and not accessible inside by that name... I used ...
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Reboot ML350 G4 Server in sealed room

I have an old server in a remote location. It has its own power feed which is subject to failure twice a month. The problem with this failure is that it does not simply drop and recover hours later. ...
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is it possible to use ms loop back adapter to setup local vlan

Is it possible to use Microsoft Loop back adapter to set up Lan connection between two computer which is logically isolated from the main network? 1st computer: has a regular ip stack 192.168.1.x ...
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Avoid connect 2nd DHCPs on 1 LAN [closed]

I have a LAN network using Draytek 2910 with DHCP. The network goes through 20 different rooms. At first everything is working good. Suddendly the network keep losing IP addresses every 30 t0 60 ...
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Is Cisco Misquoting the Nexus 7000 specs [closed]

Looking at the following image: http://blogs.cisco.com/wp-content/uploads/7000-family-550x358.png Cisco is quoting the 7009 as having a 10GigE density of 336 and a backplane bandwidth of 550G/slot. ...
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LAN speeds and firewall/switch connections

I have a small network with about ten users. All workstations flow into a Dell PowerConnect 3424 which then has a single link to a SonicWALL firewall and from there to a cable modem. More important ...
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Cant ping ip on LAN. Port forward works fine though

I have a Solaris 11 machine running inside the LAN. It is a default install. I can access the machine and ping it if I ssh into my router (if it matters, it is running dd-wrt). I cannot ping the ...
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ip address of computer (history)

I was asked a question: how can you look for an ip address for the computer (XP,Vista) - this is no problem, but my question is how to get history of assigned IP's to computer - is it possible ? ...
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How does NetCut work?

NetCut is a software which enables a network admin to turn off the internet connection of any machine in a LAN. I want to know how it works. It has something to do with spurious ARP packets, however ...
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localhost name error with linux machines

CASE 1: I have a Ubuntu machine with name midhun.local I can access this in http://midhun.local/svn ... But its can't access from other machines(both Windows and Linux) through this host name. But ...
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How to enable access to LAN?

I don't have a domain name. And I browse my site by "http://localhost" How to enable visit my site by guys not in LAN?
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Why single file transfer is not faster than 50MB/s over Gigabit LAN?

I ran some tests on our gigabit network. When I transfer a big file (10GB) from a windows 7 computer to another, the troughtput never exceed 50Mb (it start at 80MB/s for one second then slows down to ...
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Excessive ARP request with no reply

I had been monitoring our LAN setting due to slow bandwidth. In the wireshark, I am seeing an ARP request that is never resolve to a MAC address from the same IP address. I did a NMAP scan, the ...
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How to set up remote login and DNS resolution in a small business environment having centralized server

Dear fellow Administrators, I have a very burning issue I am still hunting an answer for. We had a maintenance involving the IT infrastructure (new computers, cabling, etc.), but we have found that ...