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How is data flow in a twisted pair cable?

If i use a ethernet cable (twisted pair cable) in what form the data is flowing - digital or analog signal. And in pair 1 that is wire no 1,2 there is transmit+, transmit- respectively. how is pair 1 ...
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Uplink port, router and switch - advice needed [closed]

I have a BT Home Hub which has four Gigabit Ethernet ports (https://www.bt.com/help/broadband/learn-about-the-ports-on-your-bt-hub) I then have an Ethernet cable running from the home hub to a switch ...
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Can a bad cable stop a Linux box but somehow allow a Window's box to connect? [closed]

This is a weird one for me as I'm not a Network Engineer, so I am posting here where the pro's are at. The 2 X's mean those 2 Linux computers cannot connect to the company network using the same long ...
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Bad performance with Intel E810-C 100 GbE card [closed]

I have a test setup with 4 servers, one of them is equipped with an Intel E810-C 100 GbE card. The other three have Mellanox ConnectX-5 100 GbE network cards. All four are connected to an Alcatel 100 ...
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Did a “network hub” actually send and receive all data to every node? [duplicate]

In the early 2000s, I went to a store and bought a Netgear "network hub" either exactly this one, or extremely close to it: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/...
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Can Ethernet frame be fragmented?

If there is IP fragmentation, is there also Ethernet fragmentation? I tried to google it but there seems to be no such thing. So what if, for example, we encapsulate Ethernet into ATM, what would the ...
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Losing connection when connecting a server to Stratix 5400?

I have a problem that when connecting a server to Stratix 5400 the Stratix loses connection for some seconds which causes a Safety Fault for the line because we have Safety PLC’s any help. ,Software ...
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PPP vs PPPOE vs Ethernet frame [duplicate]

PPP is a protocol that encapsulate data for point to point communication between 2 device that know mac address of each other ( I say they are in a scope that can see each other) why we need PPPOE and ...
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Does duplex depend on the cable or the interface?

I wanted to know what made a Duplex system work? I always thought it was the Switch that made it work. But I just read on my Cisco course 2 things that made me question it. It said this, and made me ...
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If SFP supports 4.25Gbps why don't they make a SFP RJ45 2.5Gbps module?

SFP transceivers support speeds up to 4.25Gbps, but SFP RJ45 only support 100/1000Mbps Why is there no support for 2.5Gbps RJ45? Is this a technical limitation or did no one ever decide to make SFP 2....
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Are there any advantages of using a crossover cable to directly connect modern devices?

Modern devices no longer need a crossover cable to directly connect via an ethernet cable. But are there any advantages of using a crossover cable anyway? For example, does a crossover cable decrease ...
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How is the maximum speed of an ethernet cable detected?

Let's say two hosts are connected with an Ethernet connection. There is a similar sounding question that talks about how the two LAN cards determine the link speed by sending and receiving auto-...
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Is Having a layer-2 broadcast domain cross long distances or multiple sites a bad idea? [duplicate]

Is it incorrect to have a layer-2 broadcast domain cross long distances or multiple sites?
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Geographic or Physical Limitations of VLANs

Is it incorrect to have a layer-2 broadcast domain cross long distances or multiple sites?
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Homeplug av frame

I want to check differences between a frame sent by a pc connected to an homeplug and one pc connected directly with the gateway/router. When i sniff packets i cannot see any differences in the frame, ...
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Detecting Ethernet over power by packets

If someone plugs an Ethernet over power (EOP, Homeplug) into the switch and then connect elsewhere in the building, can I detect this device by sniffing the packets with tools like Wireshark or ...
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Why do some Ethernet interface implementations fare better on cables with poor Near End Crosstalk and/or Return Loss performance than others do? [closed]

I'm conscious of the fact that this question may be open-ended which is discouraged per the How-to-ask guide, but I'm ignorant enough on the matter that I can't figure out how to ask a more pointed ...
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Could using punch-down blocks with long stripped ethernet cables cause signal loss or any other issue?

I see it on the internet where people strip and untwist their wires more than 10 cm to use with punch-down blocks. Won't this cause cross-talk or can other noises effect the signal when cables are ...
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Daisy chained ethernet: how to “tee” the loop without switch?

In this Schneider Electric white paper: Reduce Ethernet Connected Cost with Daisy Chain The author provides a daisy chain Ethernet topology in Figure 3: To connect the loop to another device (I'm ...
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Queuing delay model in ethernet switches

I am trying to model queuing delays in ethernet switches. Can anyone guide which queuing model can be used to model the queuing delays in a switch ?
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Why does PPP need an underlying protocol?

The Point-to-Point Protocol is (at least according to Wikipedia) a Datalink Layer Protocol. I know that different use cases exist for it but on examining the image below from Wikipedia one can see ...
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RJ 45 Ethernet cable for Industrial purpose [closed]

For an Industrial Solution, I have to use 8 Core cable more than 200 terminals to my device for maximum length of 4 to 8 meters. this for push button signal and switch indicators from micro control ...
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How does the network client pick a wifi signal, given two available frequencies?

This might be basic, but I don't know the answer... Given a router and a client, both having 2.4G (slower, more range) and 5.XG (faster, less range) frequency radios (and both named with the same SSID ...
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Is the exact endianness of an Ethernet Frame start with LSbit of Octet (MSByte)? [duplicate]

Following up this question: Confusions regarding byte and bit ordering of Ethernet Frame Just so I get the understanding correct, if I have a Destination address of the way we usually read MSByte/...
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Connecting two HP 2910al Switches using SFP to get 2Gb/s speed

I would like to Connect my two HP 2910al switches using SFPs to get a maximum of 2G links. is this possible, and how? I want to make both of them to use the IP address (ex 192.168.2.xxx). I have the ...
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Dynamic CAK, how MSK is derived at supplicant end?

For MACsec, dynamic CAK scenario using EAP-TLS, MSK at Authenticator is derived from Authentication-server as part of MPPE-Send-Key and MPPE-Recv-Key, which are used to further derive CAK/CKN. I am ...
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Should snmpIfHCInUcastPkts include packets bigger than 1522 bytes? [closed]

Packets bigger than 1522 bytes (as counted by Spirent Test Center) are being forwarded (bridged) but not counted in the following hardware counters on an Open Network Linux device: ifHCInUcastPkts ...
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Using GNS3 to Sniffing Packets on Siemens RuggedCom RS900

I am using GNS3 to simulate an environment. I have 4 docker containers which all host Python programs. Three of the devices communicate with each other via the programs (Program 1, Program 2, Program ...
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Alternatives to 802.11* wireless bridge?

Every now and then the question arises for me to link two Ethernet segments over some kind of outdoor wireless connection. It is usually over comparatively short distances (at some places maybe some ...
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GNS3 can not ping from ethernet interface to serial interface

So I am doing a Lab for one of my classes involving ipv6 and routing using EIGRP. When I set-up the network and assign the router interfaces with IPV6 address I get an issue pinging the whole network. ...
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Wireless, powerline or ethernet right next to electric cable

I need a new point of access to our existing network. We have power sockets but no Ethernet cable on the spot. I see three possible solutions to achieve this: Add a new WiFi6 router and connect it to ...
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Implementation of multi-lane ethernet

In multi-lane ethernet, are the lanes synchronized? i.e., if the symbol of byte 1 of a packet is sent in lane 1, the symbol of byte 2 of a packet is sent in lane 2, then symbol of byte 1 will be ...
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Transmission delay of multi-lane vs single-lane Ethenet

Suppose there are two devices that can transmit with same throughput (e.g., 10Gb/s). Suppose that one device is connected via single-lane cable while the other with multi-lanes (e.g., 8 lanes). Will ...
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Ethernet frame encapsulation - multiple

is it possible to encapsulate two Ethernet frame packets into one ether packet? My search seems to indicate that there is not a way to do this, unless one was using something like VPN packets, be ...
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In an IGMP V2 membership report message, isn't the destination Ethernet address based on the multicast group IP address?

Specifically, I think for this message type the Ethernet destination address always starts with 01:00:5E, followed by the second byte of the IP address masked with 0x7F, followed by the third and ...
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Routers FastEthernet interface clock autonegotiation protocol

In routers, for serial interfaces, we need to manually set the clock at the DCE router so that the ends of the connection can communicate. I know that in this way we are using time-division ...
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Query regarding ethernet header [duplicate]

I have a query regarding ethernet header. Some representation of ethernet header have Type Field and some tell it as Length field. Which is the right one here ?
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Is MII PHY RX_DV required to stay HIGH for entire ethernet frame?

Regarding MII spec, I have a question about the RX_DV signal that I'm not able to find elsewhere: From the perspective of the Ethernet MAC, when sending a frame to a PHY over MII, does the RX_DV (Data ...
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Static speed and duplex/no-negotiate causing input error

I noticed gradually increasing input errors for a FastEthernet interface which is connected to an end-user Windows PC. The default setting for all interfaces is no-negotiate. The Foundry switch will ...
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What if my data contains nothing but Preambles and Start of Frame numbers?

Will that continually reset the receiving NIC or is there a sort of escape character that need to be used if my data contains nothing but alternating 1s and 0s in 7 byte blocks with start of frame ...
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Ethernet Frame visualization

One IP packet is fragmented in multiple ethernet frames at sender's side And at receiver's end, all the frames are combined to get back the IP packet So is there any way to see what payload each ...
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Can we use NLP/Autonegotiation to sync clock instead of preamble?

since both NLP/FLP and preamble are using predefined pulses, can we use autonegotiation as a way of sync clock, so we don't need preamble anymore?
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RSTP sending BPDUs out of the network switch?

I need some information about RSTP If the port state is blocking, discarding alternate . Should BPDU be sent to external ports? I cant see any BPDU in wireshark if the port states Alternate,Discarding ...
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How to detect start of FCS in an Ethernet Frame

I was reading about the Ethernet frame and its various fields, I noticed that the data (payload) field can be variable and is followed by a FCS field for detecting bit errors. If the payload is ...
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In practice, how much can the 100m ethernet limit be pushed?

I am faced with putting an outdoor WiFi access point about 800 feet from the nearest building. There is no power at the far end. This will require a weatherproof AP that accepts PoE I've looked at ...
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Understanding L2 Switch (Network Noob)

I currently have the setup on the left and it works just fine... I use it to transfer data between laptop and embedded systems hardware device. (Data...Not internet) Question: What would the set up on ...
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Minimum MTU size on Ethernet and minimum Ethernet frame size

I am a bit confused about the understanding of the relationship between minimum MTU of MTU and minimum Ethernet frame size. We know that the maximum MTU of Ethernet is 1500 Bytes which makes the ...
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Which type of ethernet cable for external runs to cameras and home office? [closed]

I'm sure this question has been asked a hundred different ways, but I've been struggling to piece the various bits of information together and finding quite a lot of misinformation about ethernet ...
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Optical RX/TX only link [duplicate]

If I connect on one side only TX (RX stays empty in the optical LC Transceiver) and on the other only RX (empty TX) will the link come up ? Both sides are ports on a switch. I assume the RX side comes ...
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How strong a ground loop would necessitate the use of isolation transformer in Ethernet? [closed]

One reason against the use of shielded twisted pairs in residential environment is the possibility to create a group loop between equipments, as discussed in Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) termination ...

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