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Configuring Wake-On-LAN for Dell Systems

Mick's IT Blog

The script uses the DellSMBios PowerShell module to configure the BIOS settings. You can download it from my GitHub site. CurrentValue -eq $NewValue) { Write-Host $NewValue -ForegroundColor Yellow } else { Write-Host (Get-Item -Path ("DellSmBios:" + $BIOSItem)).CurrentValue PhysicalMediaType -eq '802.3') -and ($_.Status

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Steam now allows peer-to-peer game transfers over LAN


A recent Steam client beta update added the ability to transfer games between systems over Local Area Network (LAN). The feature could save time and internet bandwidth for those using Steam on multiple devices, ensuring they only need to download games once. Read Entire Article

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Peer-to-Peer LAN transfers are coming to Steam


The feature would let users copy games between PCs on the same local area network (LAN) which is usually faster than downloading and doesn't chew up internet bandwidth. The creator of SteamDB recently discovered code indicating Valve is working on peer-to-peer Steam game transfers.

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Passive optical LAN: When network speed, bandwidth and security matter

Computer Weekly

Copper-based local area networks are increasingly unfit for purpose in a digital enterprise, but passive optical LANs may be a solution. Tech evangelist Paul Ryan, chair of the Association of Passive Optical LAN, explains why

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Ensure a Secure LAN Edge for All Devices

Tech Republic Security

The rapid growth of personal and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices connecting to enterprise networks has increased the need to have fine-grained control over what is allowed into the network and with what permissions. The post Ensure a Secure LAN Edge for All Devices appeared first on TechRepublic.

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The LAN: A History of Network Operating Systems Part 12

IT Toolbox

the network system calls then provided under interrupt 21H gave all suppliers of network software the capability to standardize at least some of the access to LAN hardware. Most manufacturers of LAN software had announced or implemented support of NETBIOS for IBM LANs. When DOS was extended in Version 3.1,

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The LAN: A History of Network Operating Systems Part 3

IT Toolbox

Even though the earliest LANs were of this genre, by 1989 it appeared that they were on the way out. By 1992, however, new life had been breathed into peer-to-peer networking by both Novell and Microsoft, along with the popularity of Artisoft's LANtastic.

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