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==Set host name/IP==
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== Wired network configuration ==
Shouldn't the hosts file include the local static IP address and computer name along with the loopback version?
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- [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 02:54, 1 June 2009 (EDT)
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:Does anybody have more info on this? - [[User:Aaahaaap|Aaahaaap]] 11:22, 2 November 2009 (EST)
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::I sure wish someone did. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 18:43, 2 November 2009 (EST)
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==Troubleshooting Ping==
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The introduction states:
The section entitled Troubleshooting should probably include a section to address the problem of ping not working correctly.
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:"This page explains how to set up a wired connection to a network. If you need to set up wireless networking see the Wireless network configuration page."
- [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 02:36, 1 June 2009 (EDT)
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So, should this page be renamed to '''Wired network configuration'' ? Though in an ideal world, both Wired and Wireless configuration pages would be merged to reduce duplication, and move subtopics such as Troubleshooting to subpages ... -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 14:39, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
  
== Needs cleanup ==
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:I don't really mind the current state, i.e. [[Wireless network configuration]] building on top of [[Network configuration]] (with a small overlap in [[Wireless_network_configuration#Check_the_driver_status]]). Otherwise there would have to be a "Network configuration" page and "Wired" and "Wireless" subpages, but what content from the current [[Network configuration]] is specific to wired connections? I think only [[Network_configuration#Device_Driver]] (which is easy to generalize) and [[Network_configuration#Troubleshooting]]. On the other hand most of the content in [[Wireless network configuration]] is unique to wireless devices, so IMO it is more natural to have just 2 pages instead of 3. Maybe the introduction should be modified instead? -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 16:30, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
  
The hostname portion fails to explain whether or not the quotation marks around the name is required.  The next example does not have them.  Either way, it must be explained.
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::If we keep two pages, perhaps we should move [[Wireless network configuration]] to [[Network configuration/Wireless]], in addition to rewording the introduction? -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 01:36, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
  
We are left with another question; is it listed in hosts under the loopback address only, or also included in the standard IP address?
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:::It might be argued that pages like [[dhcpcd]], [[Internet sharing]], [[Network bridge]] or [[MAC address spoofing]] could be all subpages of [[Network configuration]], just like [[Wireless network configuration]], and that's why they are all in [[:Category:Networking]] already. That's exactly the problem Wikipedia decided to solve by not using subpages for categorization, which I think makes sense here. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 07:28, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
 
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Under IP Aliasing we are missing the explanation of what it is and why one would use it.
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Regarding the TCP window scaling, what does the following phrase mean:
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"Or you can try to remove one of your RAM sticks (yes, sir)."
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Let's clean this up, everyone.
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Thanks. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 22:38, 27 November 2009 (EST)
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Latest revision as of 07:29, 30 August 2016

Wired network configuration

The introduction states:

"This page explains how to set up a wired connection to a network. If you need to set up wireless networking see the Wireless network configuration page."

So, should this page be renamed to 'Wired network configuration ? Though in an ideal world, both Wired and Wireless configuration pages would be merged to reduce duplication, and move subtopics such as Troubleshooting to subpages ... -- Alad (talk) 14:39, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

I don't really mind the current state, i.e. Wireless network configuration building on top of Network configuration (with a small overlap in Wireless_network_configuration#Check_the_driver_status). Otherwise there would have to be a "Network configuration" page and "Wired" and "Wireless" subpages, but what content from the current Network configuration is specific to wired connections? I think only Network_configuration#Device_Driver (which is easy to generalize) and Network_configuration#Troubleshooting. On the other hand most of the content in Wireless network configuration is unique to wireless devices, so IMO it is more natural to have just 2 pages instead of 3. Maybe the introduction should be modified instead? -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:30, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
If we keep two pages, perhaps we should move Wireless network configuration to Network configuration/Wireless, in addition to rewording the introduction? -- Alad (talk) 01:36, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
It might be argued that pages like dhcpcd, Internet sharing, Network bridge or MAC address spoofing could be all subpages of Network configuration, just like Wireless network configuration, and that's why they are all in Category:Networking already. That's exactly the problem Wikipedia decided to solve by not using subpages for categorization, which I think makes sense here. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:28, 30 August 2016 (UTC)