Tag: networking

818 Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen? 2012-05-01T09:30:45.533

493 Did I just get hacked? 2016-02-01T11:21:48.690

377 Ping faster than light 2015-05-29T15:06:35.253

369 Test if a port on a remote system is reachable (without telnet) 2013-07-19T16:54:10.383

316 What does the "Fi" in "Wi-Fi" mean? 2016-06-06T23:35:26.260

252 What's the difference between and 2015-08-02T13:17:54.277

244 How to reliably keep an SSH tunnel open? 2009-09-08T13:04:22.457

228 How can I list all IPs in the connected network, through Terminal preferably? 2011-03-24T13:27:13.423

217 Connect to the host machine from a VirtualBox guest OS? 2011-07-14T22:53:21.230

217 Is it possible to ping an address:port? 2014-06-16T18:17:25.597

188 How do I know what proxy server I'm using? 2011-10-14T01:12:32.417

172 What are CLOSE_WAIT and TIME_WAIT states? 2010-08-08T19:23:19.413

171 Disable "These files might be harmful to your computer" warning? 2010-06-05T07:56:11.213

152 What is a "Magic Packet" for waking a computer? 2016-04-17T21:29:01.260

149 How do I get a static IP address for my teapot? 2014-08-14T12:23:12.427

146 Why is 'ping' unable to resolve a name when 'nslookup' works fine? 2012-10-29T19:11:22.940

143 How can I make the Windows VPN route selective traffic (by destination network)? 2009-07-24T09:33:51.157

142 scp between two remote hosts from my (third) pc 2013-12-10T13:49:06.093

126 What is the exact use of a MAC address? 2013-07-24T08:56:58.600

119 How can I scan the local network for connected devices? (Mac OS) 2010-03-26T15:17:27.330

118 Make Windows 7 ignore WiFi when ethernet is available 2011-02-18T19:42:43.050

115 VirtualBox guest OS accessing local server on host OS 2010-05-22T09:55:21.843

114 Why does a gigabit/sec Internet connection via cable (coax) not offer symmetrical speeds like fiber? 2020-01-24T16:53:31.050

107 How can I find out where an email really came from? 2013-07-26T12:19:24.510

105 Why is X11 forwarding so inefficient? 2017-06-08T13:26:44.157

103 Why is dial up so slow? 2012-01-11T17:03:37.260

98 How to selectively route network traffic through VPN on Mac OS X Leopard? 2009-07-16T06:44:59.677

96 IP address that is the equivalent of /dev/null 2014-01-07T17:45:20.533

93 How to do networking between virtual machines in VirtualBox? 2010-03-14T09:48:36.853

92 Are IP addresses with and without leading zeroes the same? 2014-12-28T02:45:11.980

91 Why do some RJ45 plugs have the lock release clip under a rubber cover? 2013-11-27T13:56:33.723

90 Why did the IETF specifically choose 192.168/16 to be a private IP address class? 2014-07-18T20:30:57.043

88 Why does Qatar use a single IP address when 800,000 IP addresses are allocated to it? 2015-12-15T12:23:34.923

87 How do web-servers "listen" to IP addresses, interrupt or polling? 2014-11-09T20:39:17.213

86 Difference between host name and domain name 2009-10-22T20:38:20.367

86 Is there a good tool for monitoring network activity on Mac OS X? 2010-03-23T03:35:52.187

85 Why is localhost IP 2009-08-29T05:39:35.783

82 What's the easiest way to sniff TCP traffic data on Linux? 2009-08-13T22:44:50.953

82 Can you grab any IP address on the Internet? 2014-02-01T20:39:25.167

81 How can I clear the IP address of Ethernet interface without cycling the interface up/down or restarting it 2010-06-17T07:49:54.313

80 How to install Windows 7 from the network? 2009-09-16T18:41:24.893

75 Is there any benefit to using IPv6 on my home network? 2009-09-19T17:43:26.047

75 List mapped network drives from the command line to text file 2010-04-29T00:58:11.750

75 Why are networks designed for TV better at providing the show when they use same medium as internet? 2018-04-26T10:11:07.260

73 How to get VirtualBox VMs to use host's DNS? 2013-09-06T15:48:39.823

71 What's the difference between RDP vs VNC? 2009-08-30T19:10:34.103

70 Why do switches say 10/100/1000? 2018-02-13T10:35:42.440

68 The locking clip/tab on my Ethernet cable's plug is broken. How can I fix it? 2014-02-02T02:25:59.520

66 "Turn off router for 10 seconds" - Quantifiable? 2015-01-15T13:18:56.643

65 Display list of computers on a LAN in Linux 2011-07-15T17:51:44.963

65 How can I change the default website connection timeout in Chrome? 2013-06-21T10:51:49.383

65 How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved? 2014-10-17T22:34:56.240

65 How do I diagnose and visualize high ping times to wifi router? 2015-01-03T19:16:53.980

65 How do web servers know whether you're using direct IP address access? 2016-03-13T14:35:54.903

64 What is the difference between NAT / Bridged / Host-Only networking? 2010-12-31T00:30:27.923

63 Why is my localhost not but ::1, and what notation is that? 2013-10-31T18:53:17.233

61 How to use different network interfaces for different processes? 2011-02-03T11:08:37.813

61 Why was port 80 chosen as the default HTTP port and 443 as the default HTTPS port? 2015-11-06T08:50:24.050

59 What is the difference between various cable types like Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6? 2009-08-21T22:57:01.360

59 How to launch a command on network connection/disconnection? 2011-03-26T17:23:36.297

59 How can I rename a network in Windows 8? 2013-02-12T18:47:13.273

59 When I plug an Ethernet cable into my computer, is my computer directly connected to every server on the Internet? 2015-12-11T06:30:09.690

59 If my Wi-Fi speed is 64 Mbit/s why do I get nowhere near it? 2017-07-16T19:49:23.977

57 Is there a way to find out what application using most of bandwidth in Linux? 2009-08-31T14:11:56.260

57 How to throttle bandwidth on a Linux network interface? 2008-08-28T02:27:19.920

57 How do you get loopback addresses other than to work on OS X 2012-08-07T23:03:01.297

57 Do web browsers use different outgoing ports for different tabs? 2016-03-20T20:32:03.687

56 How can I turn off internet for roommates that haven't paid the bill this month? 2014-01-02T02:25:28.360

55 How to go to remote directory in Cygwin? 2010-01-29T16:07:05.247

55 What prevents me from setting up an A name entry for “google.ca” to whatever IP address I want? 2020-02-12T20:32:05.650

54 What is a external reliable IP address to ping to check if internet is available? 2014-06-15T08:51:41.083

53 What is Windows command to convert machine name to ip address and vice versa? 2013-06-02T10:31:12.340

52 Computer wakes by itself, but wake source is unknown 2014-05-09T08:18:07.700

52 Does tcpdump bypass iptables? 2015-06-08T15:05:57.720

52 Can my network administrator know that I am using a virtual router to access the internet on my unauthorised devices? 2016-09-15T07:27:36.647

52 Why is a tunnel called a "tunnel"? 2017-03-19T22:27:31.890

52 In a symlink pointing to '', what is the plus character for? 2018-10-03T19:01:21.227

51 Getting a VMnet0 error in VMWare workstation after updating host computer from Windows 8 to 8.1 2013-10-18T21:42:51.680

50 Force an application to use a specific network interface 2009-05-02T18:42:45.117

50 Why is a router needed? 2015-08-02T12:57:36.240

49 Does using OpenDNS or Google DNS affect anything about security or gaming speed? 2016-10-03T11:05:37.127

49 Why are subnet-masks relevant for the individual computer on the network? 2017-03-22T09:51:51.507

49 Share RAM over network 2018-02-22T10:59:46.020

48 What is the actual speed of SATA 3? 2015-06-04T03:58:33.693

48 virtualbox guest os through vpn 2015-10-15T15:17:29.527

47 Why can I ping an IP address but not 'traceroute' it? 2011-05-04T10:05:03.373

47 Are Domain Name Server and Name Server the same thing? 2011-08-07T08:23:20.610

47 how to find the gateway used for routing 2012-03-12T08:31:39.070

47 How to force Windows 7 to ask for a "fresh" IP address from DHCP server? 2012-09-05T23:51:34.320

47 Use a smartphone as a Dial Up Modem? 2014-04-30T19:59:51.413

46 How do you automatically detect a new network card in CentOS 6 / RedHat? 2011-09-06T18:56:31.627

46 Why am I getting 950 Mbps up but only 360 Mbps down on Gigabit Ethernet? 2013-11-04T22:29:29.637

46 What is the difference between ARP binding and DHCP address reservation? 2015-04-22T02:43:24.620

46 CentOS 7 VirtualBox no internet access 2015-05-16T11:13:20.407

45 How do I set the priority of network connections in Ubuntu? 2011-09-04T07:47:18.187

44 Use VPN connection only for selected applications 2011-06-07T12:51:27.323

44 What happens to TCP connections when I remove the ethernet cable? 2015-05-07T08:37:15.043

44 What makes a PC able to be a web server and what makes it unable? 2017-03-13T04:05:15.807

43 How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to an internet source exist? (e.g. a Wireless and an Ethernet one to a router) 2010-10-12T07:47:19.963