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Windows network icon shows internet access while there is no internet access [closed]

I've two networks in my company, one is an (INTERNET) network and the other one is (INTRANET) which is not connected to the internet, the two networks are physically separated from each other, the ...
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Clock Synchronization in a Network

I had a query in Clock Synchronization in a LAN.. If we already have clock synchronization in a network with the help of preamble field in an Ethernet frame. Why should we need still protocols such ...
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How does a router route traffic on a LAN, in detail?

Electrical engineer here trying to understand things. So I guess this might be simple or very complex, but how exactly does a router route traffic between say 2 PCs that are on a LAN? eg. PC-1 and PC-...
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Can not get public ip/port of my pfsense from lan side

I am trying to connect to a server that I have setup through port forwarding. It works from all the clients on the internet, mobile, online testing sites, etc. I have verified that the machines ...
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PING being sent to different IP address [closed]

I'm attempting to communicate a device on my LAN, which (should be) IP address is 192.168.250.40 When I PING 192.168.250.40 I get: Pinging 192.168.250.32 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168....
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How to connect multiple devices with identical static IP into a wireless network

I've been searching StackExchange and the Internet for a while looking for a solution for my networking question. Some articles I found are here, here and here, but these don't need to deal with a ...
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Connect LAN port as internet to DSL-2750U [closed]

I want to use my router as a normal router by just using a LAN cable instead of WAN. The network is accessible to one of my computer via LAN(2 LAN cables, one I the one which provide internet and the ...
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Why isn't 10.0.0.0/8 used instead of 192.168.0.0/16 for private addresses?

RFC 1918 “Address Allocation for Private Internets” (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1918) specifies 10.0.0.0/8, 172.16.0.0/12, and 192.168.0.0/16 as private addresses suitable for unrestricted private ...
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LAN to LAN Connectivity of Moxa routers

I am with background of DevOps and to optimize stuff in office i am assigned a networking task with not much experience of networking. My scenario is like below I have two moxa (EDR-810) routers ...
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very strange broadcast in LAN with Cisco ASA

Today i have detected Cisco ASA 5505 CPU usage went to 100% and LAN was flood with broadcast (ff:ff:ff:ff:ff) going to 10.0.12.255 address, i have noticed all these activity in wireshark that some ...
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Route between two routers

This is the topology I'm working with. I'm able to ping from VPC_LAN_Ato VPC_LAN_B and trying now to ping from those lans to Router_2_Cisco. Here are the configurations for these 4 devices: ...
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Can't ping across router with two interfaces [closed]

This is the topology I'm working with. In the router, e0 is ether1 and e1 is ether2. LAN_A has a maximum of 96 clients. LAN_B has a maximum of 48 clients. VPC_LAN_A: ip 192.168.10.1/25 192.168.10....
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How to give one pc with dhcp a default-gateway while the rest use static ip and static default-gateway

I have this topology where the PC0, Server0 and PC4 use static ip and static default-gateway, but one pc is Request DHCP, so i have to use DHCP ip address for him and static ip for the rest, now the ...
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IP addresses from public IP block in my LAN

If I have NAT or PAT applied on edge router, Would it matter if I use IP addresses from public block in my LAN? And how?
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Transferring data speed of Fast Ethernet

I am wondering that between 2 hosts in LAN, when i send one file which weights 1Mb versus 1 file weights 0.3Mb from the first host to the second host using TCP/IP protocol, would the latter come first?...
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What precisely is a link?

When reading about layer 2 the word "link" is frequently used but strangely I'm struggling to find a formal definition of it. What is the precise definition of a link? So in the image below, how many ...
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Addressing for a WAN, LAN and DMZ

I was wondering about the addressing for certain types of networking areas... I use 192.168.0.0 for a LAN network, 10.0.0.0 for a WAN and 172.16.0.0 for a DMZ. But I've been confused why a 10.0.0.0 ...
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Using an Ethernet cable and USB Ethernet adapter at the same time?

What would happen on using an Ethernet cable connected to one network and then plugging in another Ethernet cable but using an USB Ethernet adapter from a different network. Would it connect to both ...
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Does sending a packet to a private IP adrress for a local network interface work in the same way as sending it to a loopback address?

On my local host, there is a loopback address 127.0.0.1, and a wifi interface with private address 192.168.1.97 assigned by the local wifi network. Do both the loop back and private IP addresses ...
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LAN connection with out VPN

Is it possible to connect LAN between 2 systems which are located in different areas and connect with same ISP ?
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Switch Configuration for Connecting LAN and WAN

Totally new on networking and on switches, so excuse me if I use some wrong terminology. Problem I have 1 computer and 7 instruments. I would like to form a network setup fulfilling the following ...
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How do i find out if a LAN is behind a multi-level NAT? [closed]

Not much i can specify here - its obvious that my CPE is NATing my LAN, but how do i find out if my ISP is using a carrier-grade NAT (obviously, without asking them)? I heard that port forwarding is ...
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Please help me understand this simple arp request / reply - how does a router know an IP address without knowing the MAC address?

I am new to networking, I am using Wireshark on my home PC to learn about ARP. I understand that ARP is used to build the ARP cache, which correlates IP addresses to MAC addresses on a LAN. ARP ...
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Connecting two ISPs on one network

I am working in an institute where the internet connection is divided amongst 3 different floors: Ground Floor, First Floor and Second Floor. Now since I am new to the networking, I know the ...
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Ethernet Protocols (Modbus TCP/IP & Ethernet/IP) can be in the same network and in a ring topology without problems?

Ethernet Protocols (Modbus TCP/IP & Ethernet/IP) can be in the same network and in a ring topology without problems? Please, refer to the attached drawing. What are the equivalent Cisco Switches ...
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What's the role of Default Gateway?

It acts as the "gateway" to the Internet,but also from what i have read,it's the last thing a packet would be sent to while trying to route (when checking the senders' route table). Maybe it's the ...
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DHCP Broadcast messages [duplicate]

Why are there so many DHCP broadcast messages while trying to give a computer some network settings? 2.Last,when can these broadcasts be avoided and how are DHCP relay agents related to the whole ...
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Access to a server behind the SonicWall from the LAN using Public IP addresses

We have a SonicWall TZ 400 with a Comcast Modem in Bridge Mode. Everything works fine, except the fact that the exposed services on the LAN couldn´t be reached using the public IP of the WAN from the ...
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How can I configure link aggregation/bonded LAN for my simple Ubuntu router build? [closed]

I'm spinning out on this one...! Someone please help! I followed this fab tutorial below to make my own Ubuntu based router: How to build a simple router Ubuntu Server 18.04 Which works great using ...
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LANs with no router,just a switch(or hub)

Can a LAN be implemented just with a switch? If so,how is the communication completed?just by MAC addresses? When sending a frame from the source to the destination,and inbetween there is a switch,...
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Industrial machines lose connectivity when one is powered off

I am working with 2 identical industrial machines with multiple Ethernet switches per machine. The basic layout looks like this: Switch 1 Machine A -> Switch 2 Machine A -> Switch 4 Machine A ...
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How does a router forward datagrams from the internet to an interface of a private network?

As I have seen in How does a router know to which PC in a network to send a response from a server? if I haven't misunderstood it, if an interface in a private network sends a Datagram to the outside ...
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Basic networking and DHCP theory

Background We're organizing an event where we need to connect about 10 PCs into a single LAN network (no internet access). We've got some general experience with "home" and "web" networking but we've ...
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Decentralized instance communication [closed]

I intend to build an application that will run on several devices and its main task is storing and presenting data. This application will be deployed to several devices. These various instances should ...
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How to force users on my LAN to use a specific DNS server using ARP poisoning?

I'm attempting to force all hosts on my LAN to use a specific DNS server to filter certain material, however I'm running into problems. I've had problems in the past trying to configure my router's ...
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How can a public DNS server know the hostname of a machine on a private network [closed]

Example: a home LAN a simple SOHO router (both DHCP and DNS server at 192.168.1.1) 2 client machines (192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3) Is it possible for the Google public DNS server located at 8.8.8.8 (...
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How does WAN work?

I understand the basics. WAN is a network that connects multiple LANs together. Usually the router is the connection between the LAN and WAN. But I have some questions books and the internet could not ...
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What Are LAN technologies?

I know about different LAN topologies(like star, bus, ring,...) and that Ethernet is one of the ways to practically implement wired LANs. I wonder what other technologies exist to make LANs? And, is ...
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Pinging computer on a local wireless network, what exactly happens?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of networking in general. Here's one of the many questions I got: What exactly happens (network wise) when I ping 192.168.0.5 from 192.168.0.3, when both are ...
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What is the difference between DHCP and NAT?

Both seem the same to me. I don't see how DHCP is different from Dynamic NAT. Can anyone please help?
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Why am I getting different public ip from two computers on the same local network [closed]

This is a network setup in a lab of academic institution PC1: Connected to wired LAN socket of Lab. Connection is DHCP. IP: 10.21.106.221 Netmask: 255.255.252.0 Default Route: 10.21.107.254 ...
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What is the purpose of 3 or more LAN ports on routers?

what is the typical purpose of 3 LAN ports on a router ? What kind of usage require more than 3 ports ? Are LAN ports on routers similar to the capability of a managed switch ?
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connect two routers each one with a LAN with a cable (no internet)

i want to connect two LANs, each one has a router, to allow pc's to communicate between the two LANs without internet. i am a complete beginner in networking and i need to make this project urgently. ...
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Compatibility of CentreCom Transceiver 210TS 10BaseT Ethernet with modern Ethernet

I have two old legacy system communicating each other using CentreCom 210TS 10BaseT Ethernet Transceiver. The Transceivers are connected to AUI port of system. SQE test is disable on both transceiver. ...
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Creating bandwidth with multiple WAN and LAN ports

I have a network with roughly 50 machines all on one LAN, consisting of Linux, Windows, and server machines. I have an untangled u150 firewall/router. I have the ability to add an additional WAN &...
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Maximum no of Host's possible in private network on class wise? [duplicate]

my query is that what is the maximum no of host's are possible for Private network in class wise. i.e i want to know No of Private host's in CLASS A,B,C? how to calculate these no?
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How LAN works in video games if only one station is permitted to transmit?

I've read the in a LAN the data is transmitted in packets so as to allow only one station to transmit at a given time, so how could this be applied in video games LAN parties if only one device is ...
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How does Ethernet Switch ensures the validity of the MAC address table?

Let us say I have switch S with 4 ports, PA, PB, PC, and PD, to which I have connected 4 hosts, A, B, C and D with the MAC addresses AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA, BB:BB:BB:BB:BB:BB, CC:CC:CC:CC:CC:CC and DD:DD:...
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How is data sent from multiple different sources (computers) to the same destination host (computer) on a local network is handled by switch?

Let us say I have switch S, to which I have connected 4 hosts (A, B, C and D). Now let us say hosts A and B both want to send a series of data to the same host D at the same time. So here, A and B are ...
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Change of IP address range

As part of a corporate project, I am responsible for changing the IP address range of remote sites. I will show you a theoretical scheme of the network and explain the details of the migration. My ...