For questions on connecting devices together so that they can communicate with each other, as well as questions on networking equipment such as routers and switches.

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How can I monitor internet usage in my network?

I need to know which computer is consuming my bandwidth. Is there a tool to do this?
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13answers
200k views

How can I make the Windows VPN route selective traffic (by destination network)?

I want to use a Windows VPN but only for a particular network, so that it doesn't take over my entire network connection.e.g., Instead of the VPN becoming the default route, make it only the route ...
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7answers
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Merging two incoming broadband lines for faster Internet

We have a broadband line coming into our building which delivers around 8-10Mbps, which is okay but not great. Fiber is available in our area (30-100Mbps) but it's not available where we are just yet. ...
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3answers
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How to launch a command on network connection/disconnection?

I have a wifi connection that requires to authenticate using a web form once the wireless link is established.I know how to automate the authentication with a script that uses curl/curlIE.But how ...
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2answers
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Is your MAC address revealed when you hit up a website?

When you hit up a site, such as cnn.com, does the TCP/IP packet contain the MAC address of your network card?Could cnn.com theoretically record my MAC address?
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2answers
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Difference between Ethernet splitter and switch

I have one Ethernet port that is wired directly to the router on another level. However, I want to run a desktop and a server both off this one Ethernet port. Can anyone tell me the difference ...
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2answers
10k views

direct ethernet connection between two wirelessly connected Windows 7 laptops

I've got two systems that are right next to each other, and connected wirelessly to the same router. I want to connect the two of them together with an ethernet cable - both have gig-e and ...
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17answers
201k views

Why is 'ping' unable to resolve a name when 'nslookup' works fine?

On my Windows XP workstation, I can find the machine I want to connect to in DNS with nslookup:nslookup wolfmanServer: dns.company.comAddress: 192.168.1.38Name: wolfman.company.comAddress: 192....
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3answers
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How to monitor bandwidth use of each device on wifi network

I have in my home a standard Comcast cable internet connection. I have it going from the wall to a cable modem, and from the modem to a late-series Linksys router, which provides wired and wireless ...
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10answers
410k views

How to install Windows 7 from the network?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 (Current RTM Version) on a computer without using removable media like DVD or USB?The first thing that comes to my mind is through the network, but I don't have ...
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8answers
67k views

How to bond two different internet connections [duplicate]

I have two internet connection, each with 4mbps bandwidth. I want to join/merge both of them to get 8mbps speed, both routers have WLAN and LAN capability. How to Double my speed using two routers?...
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7answers
100k views

Enable/disable wireless interface in a bat file

Is there a way to enable/disable a wireless network interface via the command line (so I can put it in a bat file)?When I'm in the office I use a wired connection, but Windows still occasionally ...
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6answers
86k views

Use VPN connection only for selected applications

I have access to a VPN and want to use it only for some applications, not all.For example:If I connect to a VPN I want only the applications Opera and Newsbin to use that VPN connection. All other ...
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9answers
252k views

How to do networking between virtual machines in VirtualBox?

I have two virtual machines in VirtualBox. I would like to do networking between them. For the moment I have the default configuration on both, but they seem to have the same IP-address 10.0.2.15. I ...
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5answers
12k views

A good solution to switch between different network settings?

I use my laptop (Windows Vista Ultimate) to connect to a wireless network in college, which assigns a dynamic IP address, and at home, with a static IP address and DNS server.I'm looking for a good ...

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