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Items tagged with: LAN

How To: Wake on LAN / Wake on WAN

Wake on LAN / Wake on WANWaking your PC up over the Internet can come in handy. Doug Reid shows you how.

InterWorking Labs announces portable $1,500 network emulator

InterWorking Labs today announced Mini Maxwell, a portable, low-cost network emulator.

The product is a Layer 2 network emulator with the ability to apply packet impairments including drop/lose, duplicate, delay and reordering to five user-defined traffic "bands" in both transmit and receive directions. A variety of packet filters can be applied including IPv4 source/destination address, Layer 3 source/destination port, protocol, MAC address and more.

The Mini Maxwell measures 6" x 6" x 1" weighs less than two pounds and is controlled via a web interface. Two 10/100 Ethernet ports are available for traffic and one for control.

The product is available now for $1,499 direct from InternetWorking Labs' website.

Homegrown Networks

Readers share their stories about building their own home networks. We look at three systems, one of which takes an especially unique approach to component integration.

HomePlug Turbo Adapter Round-Up

HomePlug "Turbo" technology prominently touts that it delivers data at "up to 85 Mbps" rates. But Tim Higgins found that the usual games that manufacturers play with throughput claims has been taken to new lows with these products.

Making a little Magic on your Network

Setting up a small LAN isn't always easy for the newbie. David Strom looks at two products that try and somewhat succeed at easing the pain of getting a small LAN up and running.

How To: Diary of a New Home Network- Part 2

Tim Higgins is back with Part 2 of his new home network adventures. This time it's all about the connections - wall plates and patch panels, that is.

How To: Diary of a New Home Network- Part 1

Designing a system to distribute communications and electronic entertainment services around a new home can be a daunting task. But with the right approach, you don't have to be a master of the home networking universe to do it, and you might even have fun! Tim Higgins recently did just that.

LAN Party How To - Part 3: LAN Management and Troubleshooting

Chris Dickens' series has so far shown you how to organize a smooth-running LAN party and get it powered properly. This time he offers tips on choosing networking gear, installing it and handling the problems that come with the territory.

LAN Party How To - Part 2: Building the LAN

You can't have a LAN Party without a LAN and you shouldn't set up your party's LAN before reading the latest installment of our How To. Chris Dickens returns to step you through what it takes to set up a fast, robust LAN that can handle plenty of fraggin'.

LAN Party How To - Part 1: Planning and Power

Ever think about throwing your own LAN Party? Or maybe you already have an didn't have a great experience. Chris Dickens has been there and done that and in Part 1 of our LAN Party How To shares his secrets of getting set up for success and making sure that there's power a'plenty to keep everyone happy.
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Over In The Forums

Okay, this is going to be quite long as I am a network noob; as such, I don’t know which items of information are important, and which may not be. Net...
I have a mixed environment today with an AC-68U as the primary internet boundary router connected to an AC-68U and an AC-66U via gigabit ethernet as A...
HelloI wanted to start fresh with 384.12, I had issues with 100% cores which was resolved with disabling Ai protectionHow can I make it so that it's l...
Hello all,I am looking to be able to do the following: At the touch of a button I would like to block clients on my LAN from accessing a set of extern...
I just noticed that my node was down (2x86U) .. most likely for multiple days. I have icmp disabled and only allow login with ssh via pub/private key....

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