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Q: LAN Network Question

Hi there Tech Forum thanks in advance for your help - I have a question about a LAN and stuff There is a modem and a wireless router with LAN ports In one of them there is conected also a switch Network LAN Question with LAN ports - Some weird things have been going on I always get a wireless connection so LAN Network Question no problem there Issues appear with the wired network On one hand I had many times an unidentified network a x x x ip and no LAN Network Question network Nothing changed in configuration on my box or the router and got to connect at MB s while if connected through wi fi I got LAN Network Question more than MB s From a moment on again unidentified network and no signal in the adapter a yellow light would blink quick So now after touching the cable and a little bit of despair not driven to the computer by the way I have a full conection by lan and by wi fi both at a good speed AND weird for me a green light on and the same yellow blinking - So main questions are - What does the green light ON not blinking means - Could there be a difference due to the cable manipulation - Is there a gost inside my router D Thanks a bunch to all of you I try my best to understand computers so now I am happy with the connection but curious on the rest - Regards nbsp

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A: LAN Network Question

How new are these devices? Are you using new 'patch' cables? Is DHCP running on only one of the devices? Seems weird that "touching the cable" caused a change.

1. The LEDs differ, but usually one signifies a connection [on/off] and the second signifies activity [blinking]
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A:Network security question suspicious network activity

Yep, that sounds like P2P.

What kind of a router is it? If it's Cisco, may be able to drop with NBAR.
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A:Solved: Network Question if I can use a hub with it- Just a question
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A:xp network set up question

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A:Network question -Possible ics

Look into DD-WRT 3rd party firmware for this router, because the standard router doesn't support a bridge mode configuration.
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If someone on the same network as you uses p2p software will they end up forcefully sharing their files to you or you to them? Even though you do not have p2p software.

Will malware be force shared between the two?

A:question about someone using p2p on the same network as you

Quote: Originally Posted by junjun

If someone on the same network as you uses p2p software will they end up forcefully sharing their files to you or you to them? Even though you do not have p2p software....


Quote: Originally Posted by junjun

...Will malware be force shared between the two?

Malicious files can get on the computer that is using P2P and then those files can look for ways to get onto other computers on the network. The same is true for computers on the internet... since the internet is a network.

P2P software is a very generic term. Not all P2P software is used for file sharing.
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any ideas? am i doing something wrong?

thanks mark

A:Network question

I had this same problem at work, i don't know if it's the same problem cause you are having but here's what I did, maybe it will help you, it did for me.

Basically, after pulling my hair out not being able to fix it with configuring on the fly, I removed all the networking stuff (not uninstalling, just stuff like "workgroup names" etc.). So now nothing was networked anymore.

Then I double checked all the names of the computers. Once I had everything checked, I created a new workgroup on the "main" computer. (doesn't really matter I think, just pick the "main" comp as the one you're going to start from or is acting as the main server).

I then used the network wizard to find and add the other 4 computers. Strange, and this may happen to you too, but one out of the four comps still did not find the "main" comp. So, I just ran the networking wizard on that comp and now everything works fine.

It seemed like the solution was to make sure all the comps were under the same WORKGROUP name. Multiple workgroups (as we had in the beginnnig, don't know who did that) seemed to be causing problems. Fairly easy fix really.

I hope this helps. This fixed us constantly having to "remap" network drives, slow responses and "one way only" problems we were having.
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A:network question

The computers will have to be turned on and running a operating system for other computers to see it on a network.
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A:Network+ question

You can do the math or get a subnet calculator which is easiest.

You can get a free downloadable calculator at

Or if you wanna learn how

Or you can find tutorials at (after you create a login).
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A:network question.

It will work,

What you will have to do, is buy a crossover cable to connect the two computers together and either setup Internet Connection Sharing on the Windows 2000 Computer, or set up with proxy software.
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Please list you VPN specs. make, model, software?
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A:Network question

Sounds right to me.
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As far i i can gather the isp hardware can work solely as a modem and router to the internet leaving my internal network using my gigabit switch,am i correct in this asumption?

A:Network question


Installing the new Router shouldnt make a difference on your internal network providing that your not using the routers built in switch to connect other PCs. All PC's want to be connected to your Gigabit swicth as well as the router.

Even if you install a gigabit router you are limited by the speed of your ISP's network which is very unlikely to be gigabit.
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A:new network question

What os are you running on the two platforms : Is Windows simple file sharing turned on in any one of the machines.
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A:Network Map Question

Did it prompt for network catagorization? Ie: Work/Public/home?

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A:Network Key Question

From what i remember, it only shows 8 *'s but in fact you typed in 16 characters.
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A:Home network question

How much "managing" do you do?
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A:Wireless Network Question

That's not a whole lot of info to go on.

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A:Quickie network question

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A:Home Network Question

Yes, you can put another switch in the living room to split off the connection to those devices. I would get a wireless access point instead of another router for the Wifi piece.
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A:Extended network question

the specifics are make/model dependent but for example on a Netgear RP614
find the Static Routes->Add and you get
Name ___
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metric z​for your setupName whatever
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And you have one IP? What is your average connection speed? What is your cable modem or DSL modem brand and model? Finally, what sort of equipment will be connected to these devices?

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Yes. Connect the Xbox and 2 PCs to an ethernet switch and enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the desktop's wireless connection.
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A:Simple (hopefully) network question

Have you enabled file sharing on the Windows 7?

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A:network security question

Quote: Originally Posted by junjun

I have heard that if one of the computer on the home network is infected there is a chance that the rest of the computer conected to the network might also be infected. However, I don't exactly understand how that might happen. Could someone explain how that might happen? Because all I know is that people on the same network can access your documents and file if you do not set up your security properly but I don't know how they can infect each other.

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The wireless or the wired network adapter can be disabled.... if you always only connect wirelessly, turn off the Intel Pro, or vice versa. This can be a problem if you loan the computer to someone, or there are other users who use it. I didn't say it would be.....I said it could be
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A:Network Drive Question

Quote: Originally Posted by dannycc

Hi, I am going to map a network drive of one of my folders but I want all users to be able to view it without having to create it on every user :S

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You need to open ports for that Remote Admin to work correctly. It should tell you which ports. I don't use that software anymore, since you got it free with XP Pro Remote Desktop works much better..

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Rather than buying a router and connecting both PCs to it, you can connect both PCs together using a crossover cable.

Standard ethernet cables (cables that you plug from your PC into a router) are not crossovers and therefore won't work.

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remove all the wireless profiles and reconnect - maje sure you know the wireless password key

How to remove Wireless Profiles

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- XP
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What version of windows are you using on the laptop?
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Same subnet
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Reboot and login

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Many Thanks,

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Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines

First off i would like to thank who ever responds with any reasonable answers on this situation

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Attachment 28181 ?
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under where it says customize is there a link status
if so click that then diagnose
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