LAN is short for local area network. Commonly refers to cable bound networks.

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How to see all computers connected to a network

I am in a LAN and there are 3 Ubuntu, 2 Kubuntu, 2 Windows XP and 2 Windows 7. What commands or tools are available to see what PCs are connected to the LAN that it shows the name of the PC and the ...
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Why can't my machine resolve local windows hostnames?

When I ping any local windows hostname from my Ubuntu machine I get "unable to resolve host", but when I ping from a windows machine it works fine. Why would this be? OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Samba & ...
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How to configure preferred network for internet?

I am connected to a LAN network and wireless network. Both provide access to internet. Sometimes when the internet on LAN is not working, the browser simply throws an exception instead of switching ...
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How can I setup SSH so that it is restricted to my local network?

I'm trying to link my new laptop running 11.10 to my old laptop running 8.04 through my router using SSH. This question is asked and answered on ubuntuforums here: ...
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I have a laptop, can I use Wifi and cable (Ethernet) networking at same time?

I have an intranet without connection to the Internet, and then I have WiFi with connection to the Internet. Can I make a configuration that makes it possible to be connected to the Internet through ...
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Connect Ubuntu to other PC with direct (crossover) cable

Ubuntu 11.04 (PC-1) is connected to PC-2 (Windows XP) with LAN cable (crossover direct cable) Internet access is through USB wireless modem accessing router in separate room If I boot in Windows 7 ...
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How to connect to Wired internet connection through terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with KDE on it. I am facing a problem in connecting to wired LAN internet connection. Can any one tell me the procedure on how to connect to wired LAN internet connection ...
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How do I turn off WLAN automatically when LAN is connected?

I use my Thinkpad laptop with a docking station. The docking station is connected to my router via LAN. When I walk around the house I use my laptop with WLAN. Is it possible (and how) to manage ...
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Cannot SSH from outside LAN despite port forwarding seems fine

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I've set up the OpenSSH server. I can connect from within LAN, but not from outside. I am using the same sshd_config file as on my other Ubuntu 12.04 machines (that sit in a ...
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How do I set up a LAN game?

I'd like to play freeciv on my local area network over a wireless router. I can get the freeciv server up and running, and the client will connect to the server if I run it off of the same computer. ...
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Compiling error while installing Realtek RTL8111E in 64 bit 13.10. “CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support”

I downloaded the Linux drivers for my onboard RTL8111E (Mobo MSI B75 Pro3-M) from the Realtek site. The Realtek driver has been updated 23/09/2013, so I assume it can handle 64 bit Ubuntu (13.10 in my ...
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How to configure a LAN connection between two Ubuntu machines?

I have installed Ubuntu on two of my desktops PC's. I have not installed any addon packages or anything related to network as yet. Please guide my on how to set up a LAN between these two machines. ...
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Connecting to other LAN computers using their names [duplicate]

I have a LAN at home with my desktop and my laptop. IP addresses are allocated dynamically to both, so the IP number keep changing. I try to connect from one to the other using places->Server, and in ...
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Can I share my internet(lan) through Wifi(adhoc) connection via a laptop?

Is there a way I can share my lan internet connection through my wifi when I has an mesh connection from my android through the Open Garden Wifi Tethering App(A WiFi Tether AP Mesh Client)? Link to: ...
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How do I forward sound from one computer to another over the Lan?

I have two computers. Computer A is running Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Clasic. Computer B is running Mythbuntu 11.10. Computer B has a sweet digital audio sound system. I want to play music from Banshee ...
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Best Wifi Manager [closed]

Which is the best Wireless LAN Manager for Ubuntu Linux? Is wicd the best one available?
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Use two networks at the same time?

I want to use Ubuntu 10.10 Server in a classroom, a computer lab whose bandwidth is provided by a local cable ISP. That's no problem, though the school network has an IP printer that I want to use. I ...
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How to give Wine / Crossover games access to LAN?

I'm trying to do LAN gaming with Crossover for Linux, but my computer doesn't ever get found by other players in my network, neither does it find other players itself. (I tried with 2 games, Battle ...
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LAN visibility and network sharing

I have two Ubuntu machines with wifi network cards configured as DHCP interfaces. machine1: inet addr:192.168.168.105 Bcast:192.168.168.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.168.252 machine2: ...
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How to access second disk locally and over LAN

I have just added a second 1TB HD to my Ubuntu box and I can see it listed when I run blkid. But how do I reference it so I can use it as local storage share it on my LAN
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How do I share my Ubuntu's Internet connection with a LAN (via hardware router)

I know this sort of question has been asked many times, and I've thus tried many ways to get it working, but I think my setup is a bit different from what I've seen others trying. I've got an Ubuntu ...
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How to create LAN of Virtual machine?

I have 2 virtual machines in the same physical machine [using libvirt/KVM]. How can I create a lan with these 2 machines? Host and the guests are running ubuntu.
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Intel I217LM ethernet controller not detected by Ubuntu 12.04LTS

My last installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on a machine using an ASUS Q87M-E motherboard with an Intel I217LM Ethernet controller has failed to detect the ethernet card. The only thing displayed by ...
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How do I disable local DNS caching?

I have a small private LAN with 6 Ubuntu systems. To improve performance and simplify maintenance I implemented a DNS server on my Debian firewall/router (dig shows 0ms on repeat lookups). Will I ...
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Lan party network usage statistics

Me and couple of my friends have decided to make a lan party around 40 to 50 players. I have couple of conserns I need to find solutions for. DHCP server I have now installed a DHCP server (in ...
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ubuntu server not resolving LAN hostnames

Bit stuck here. I have 2 machines that cannot resolve LAN hostsnames, unless there are specific entries in /etc/hosts But other machines on the LAN can resolves hostnames. My LAN: 1 x Cisco ...
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How to configure 2 lan cards?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system and I make it as a server in my office with having 15 employees working. I have 2 LAN cards in my system: One for input from router to my Ubuntu server ...
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Can SSH with IP but not host name?

When I SSH directly to the server's IP address, it works. (ssh michael@10.1.10.129) For reference, here is the resulting prompt: michael@noranetserver:~$ However ssh-ing by name doesn't work like ...
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Network Bonding with WAN and wireless

I am still new to Linux Ubuntu and I wanted to know if it is possible to bond a LAN and Wireless internet connection when both of them use static IP addresses. My current information is: LAN: ...
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Connecting to LAN with specific IP

I am totally a newbie to Ubuntu. I am trying to connect to LAN. Here is the screenshot of what I do in windows to connect to that network: But in Ubuntu while editing connection with specific IP ...
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How to add/remove user accounts in Ubuntu from a remote machine

How to add/remove of user accounts of a remote Ubuntu machine, from a local Ubuntu machine in the LAN?
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simple and easy way to sync folders over LAN

Summary: i'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and on my desktop. I need to sync my data between these computers. I don't want a backup utility - i need a two-way sync. What i tried already: Using a ...
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LAN works but Internet gone after going to static IP

I had a perfectly functioning Ubuntu 12.04 system. I saw a YouTube video from DEFCON where a guy was discussing attacking home routers. In an Internet search of home router security I found a 2011 ...
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Unable to access folder on LAN since upgrade and switch to KDE

I am running Lucid and after installing some upgrades and switching from Gnome to KDE, I found I can no longer connect to the server on my office LAN. I can see it on the network, but clicking on it ...
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Lan not working if cable not inside while booting

I have an annoying problem. Every time the LAN cable is not in while booting, I cannot get any connection to the internet, network, router, etc. I tried to plug in and out the cable several times - ...
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Why does 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu OS change the behavior of the r8169 LAN module?

This question is posed because I finished building a new rig with a GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo, unlocked FX 4100 proc, 16gb RAM, and GT 640 graphix card. Started it up and tested the mobo (via BIOS) and all ...
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HDD on a router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I access an external hard drive plugged into my router? I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS. I am using a D-Link router for our wifi here and we have connected an HDD via ...
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How to find “only” IP addresses in a Local Area Network

sudo arp-scan --interface=eth0 --localnet I know the above command works fine but it outputs everything like MAC address etc, etc. But I need to find only IP addresses. Is it possible ?
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Connecting 2 ubuntu machines as a LAN

Hi i am trying to connect 2 ubuntu computers as a LAN. In my current setup I have: One machine running ubuntu 11.10 with Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet ...
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How to get connection to both wifi as well as LAN in ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

On my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop, I have a LAN connection with a static IP address as well as a WiFi connection to the internet using DHCP. LAN connection goes to a switch and WiFi connection from a WiFi ...
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How to setup a local network over the CAT5 cable?

I use Wifi to connect to the internet, and want to interconnect the two machines I am using so that it is easy to transfer files I can copy from one machine and use the same buffer on another ...
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openssh server is refusing connections by blocking or resetting

On a quite fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 (machine1), I have openssh-server with a completely default config. When connecting from machine2 on the LAN, with an empty ~/.ssh, I get the following debug ...
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How to switch internet access over multiple ISP connected via LAN ports?

I have two lan ports, I am connected to two different ISP simultaneously. I am aware that I can use only one ISP at a time. My problem is how to switch active ISP? I want to do this because sometimes ...
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Firewall settings for Dropbox LAN sync

I have two Ubuntu 12.04 computers on a wireless home network, kept in sync using Dropbox. I use Dropbox rather than Ubuntu One because of its LAN sync feature - preferable to doing everything via the ...
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Why can't I get a wired connection to my new router?

I have only had ubuntu for about a month, when i got it i had no problem connecting to our netgear router using an ethernet cable. We have just replaced our router with an identical one (due to ...
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How to disable/disconnect LAN cable during startup

How to keep my LAN (Ethernet) connection disabled during startup.. Coz when I login to system it is automatically enabled i dont want that due to some security reason. Want howto in both ubuntu ...
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share on LAN in ubuntu 12.10

how to share file over LAN in ubuntu 12.10. I have shared some files , but on the other machine it keep asking for password
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Why does Ubuntu only detect one USB LAN adapters at a time?

I try to connect real switch with my computer for an exam preparation, for this purpose I need more than one LAN cards, and there is only one built in LAN card in my computer. So, to get more LAN ...
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How to set up accounts LAN jabber chat server?

How can I implement a jabber chat server on ubuntu with clients on windows? Server part is almost installed as per jabber and Ubuntu guide how to create users account and authenticate them using ...
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How to log in to an internet provider with with a password and user name through terminal?

I have an account through a wire network internet provider - a person that have an internet LAN and share it with neighbours in exchange with money - every one of us have an account and a password , ...