A computer network in a domestic setting is called a home network. It usually smaller than an office network, just connecting two or three computers and a modem/router.

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Why does my router go offline for 30 seconds every 30 mins?

My cable modem at home (Time Warner Cable) is a DOCSIS 3.0 modem and wireless router in one device. Recently this new thing started happening: Every 30 mins or so, I go offline from my MacBook ...
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Win 7 HomeGroup frequently ask for “Network Password”

I have setup a Win7 PC as a local server called "HomeServer" and have set all other Win7 PCs join homegroup on "HomeServer" PC. Then, I have all the file sharing on that "HomeServer" PC. This kind of ...
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How to monitor my connection continuity within 24 hours

I have a bad ISP, and my internet cuts off for like 10 seconds every 2 hours or so and return. According to my ISP it's fixed, but they've been saying that for weeks now. My question is, is there a ...
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Home structured cabling - which cables?

I've recently purchased a 25U rack with some networking for my home. I'm about to order some Cat6, but I wanted to ask a few questions: I noticed that some people have video cabling in their homes. ...
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Authentication issue connecting a Huawei MediaPad T1 10 to Wifi [migrated]

I am trying to Connect a Huawei MediaPad T1 10 to a Wifi network. We have other Devices Connected to this network PC's, IPhones, Android Phones ... All work no problems. Have tried forgetting the ...
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Why is the internet speed lower when behind a router in my setup?

The Setup I've got a SB6141 cable modem connected to a NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (WNDR3400) and am on the comcast deluxe50 business plan (50Mbps up 10Mbps down). Wifi set up is pictured ...
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Internet working selectively on some devices

I have a HP pavilion p028tx with windows 10 and a tp-link modem. The wifi i am using is getting connected in the laptop but with a limited sign and no internet access is available. I can connect other ...
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OpenVpn on router need assistance with single device bypass

I have a VPN on my router I was wondering if there was a certain configuration or changes I can make on my Asus router in order to have just my PS4 bypass the Vpn and everything else in my network to ...
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One device Bypass network Vpn on Asus router

Need assistance configuring a Asus router. I have a vpn set up on my router how can I have my ps4 bypass the vpn and go straight out to the Internet
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Is it possible to achieve open NAT (Type 1) on my PS4?

I have the Huawei B5142 device from my carrier. This device is the source of internet connection to my home's router. My PS4 is wirelessly connected directly to the Huawei device, bypassing my router. ...
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Map NAS drive ip address to name

I have a NAS drive on my local network at a static IP. i can browse this drive at \\10.0.0.x\ However, I would like to alias this ip to a more human readable name: \\server\ how do I accomplish ...
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Networking Cable / Switch Near Air-Handling Unit

I've done quite a bit of research (though none seems to come back with actual data) that when running network cables AC air-handling units should be avoided. I had planned on running all my network ...
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What is the speed of 2 wire pairs to a gigabit switch?

I'm going to be converting my landline (Cat 5e cable) into a LAN setup. The way I plan on having it setup is using one of the plugs as an input that will provide Ethernet through 2 wire pairs and use ...
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Local network with windows 10

I have set my microsoft account with my windows 10 and i have some shared folders in my PC but every time i want go through this folders with my phone or other devices my local network ask me for user ...
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Why is Fritzbox 7141 not working in a specific room?

I am struggeling with a LAN/WAN/WLAN configuration that fails to work. I have created a network map to clarify shown below. What I am trying here is to provide a good WIFI connection in different ...
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Adding videos to MiniDLNA Raspberry using LAN

I have a Raspberry with MiniDLNA, it acts as a dlna server through my local network. I have connected an external HDD to the Raspberry, which contains all my videos. Everything works well, without ...
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Can powerline network adapters receive the usage stats my power meter sends to my electric company? [closed]

Can powerline networking receive what usage stats my outside power meter sends to my electric company, for billing purposes? If so, how do I receive that information?
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Can't see my raspberry pi when connected to my office's VPN

Normally I can get to my pi on the home network via local IP 192.168.1.7. However, when connecting to a VPN, I can't. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on my home network. Is there a way to access local ...
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How to map a network drive from Windows 7 PC to Windows 10 (or vice/versa)?

Folks, I've tried all the things I've searched for but it seems like Windows 10 is outright against mapping drives. I have a network in my house, (no domain) and all machines belong to the same ...
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When trying to create a homegroup Windows 10 does not recognize that the network is private

Want to create a homegroup on Windows 10 Pro (version 1511, build 10586.36, upgraded from Windows 7). Network and sharing center tells the network is private, but during homegroup creation I get ...
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How to ping a device on an access point from same subnet

I'm at wits end. I've googled all I can and can't figure it out. I have a main Router X that my internet connection comes in on. Router X is 192.168.0.1. Router Y is wired to Router X from LAN port ...
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Computers in LAN seeing a nonexisting homegroup (Windows 10)

Situation: Altogether, we have 5 computers: Desktop1, Desktop2, Surface Pro 4, Laptop1 and Laptop2. Up until today, all 5 machines (Windows 10 x64 with latest updates) had been connected to a ...
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Wireless issues on Lenovo ThinkPad

I'm currently experiencing wireless connectivity issues on my Lenovo ThinkPad T520. This started around a week ago - I couldn't find a way to fix it and ended up reinstalling Windows, but the problem ...
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ethernet wall socket - are they all the same? [duplicate]

so the house already has some ethernet wall sockets which I believe were installed when 100Mbps was more common. The cable current in used seemed to indicate that's it's not gigabit capable. I want to ...
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What is a cache flush, and how do you explain this TCPdump pattern?

I ran TCPdump a few times on my home network and found a lot of packets that were marked (Cache Flush), seemingly originating with my sister's laptop. I can't see any HTTP or HTTPS packets during the ...
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Windows 10 homegroup, “0x80070035 network path was not found” when accessing shared folders

I made a homegroup with a PC act as a "server". It shared folders to be accessed by another PCs in my homegroup. A while ago, I updated this "server" PC to windows 10. But the problem occurred that ...
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Apartment (condo) Ethernet Wiring advice [closed]

I moved into a new apartment—I’m in Brooklyn, NY—and connected to the internet through Time Warner Cable (coax cable) with a modem connected to a router. Every room has a panel with a coaxial ...
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Cant connect to devices behind TP Link and otherwise

I bought a TP Link N Router to use it as access point. My PC(10.0.0.10/24) is directly connected to my modem (10.0.0.138/24). The TP-Link(10.0.0.50/24) is also connected to the router. My Laptop ...
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Home internet periodically stops working for several minutes at a time

I've been experiencing this problem with my internet connection for a few months. The internet goes down for 2-5 minutes, then comes back up with no intervention. This happens regularly, about twice a ...
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Network File Sharing no longer working after upgrade to Windows 10

Recently my family and I have been having problems with the Network File Sharing feature on Windows. We've had it working ever since we got our first version of Windows XP, but it seems to be ...
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How to correctly set this wired Internet connection on Debian?

I need to create new network settings for my Debian Jessie installation because it doesn't seem to work anymore after the router got broken and I plugged in the main network cable directly. The ...
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Speedtest shows fast connection but actual downloads are slow

I'm struggling with my wifi setup at home. I've 2 floors apartment. Router is on the first floor (ASUS RT-AC68U) and my desktop PC is upstairs (w adapter ASUS USB-AC56). I find the connection pretty ...
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Giving multiple rooms wired internet access

The idea is that I want to give wired internet access (Ethernet) to every room in my house, using the cables already routed in the walls (Cat5 cables). Because the cables are already routed, the only ...
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Slow network speeds

Given the following network setup: Cable Model --(wired)--> Router --(wireless)--> Ethernet Bridge --(wired)--> PC Testing download speeds: From Internet to Cable Modem = 100 mbit From ...
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How to make two home networks?

My devices: A new wireless modem/router (D-Link DSL 2770L) with four ports including one WAN port An older wireless modem/router (TP-LINK TD-W8151N) with one LAN port An even older wired ...
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Chrome seems to bypass local DNS server occasionally

I run my own caching bind server on my local network with a properly configured zone for my local domain 'local.lan'. This bind server happens to be running on an ESXI host inside an Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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DHCP addressing with a switch and a router?

I currently have a Netgear R7000 configured in my home like this. Modem ---> Router ---> Wifi Devices \ \- 3 Wired Devices I am thinking of adding a switch between ...
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Need help to figure out network connections

These are the pieces of my puzzle: A Raspberry PI (running volumio) connected to an amplifier and speakers. Router #1 connected to the internet and router #2 connected to the PI My music is in a usb ...
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Why does “netsh interface delete interface” doesn't work?

Scenario: Windows XP Professional SP3 (Hyper-V VM) I'm trying to delete a specific network interface from my computer. First of all, i showed all interfaces using the netsh interface show interface ...
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Multi-apartment network

I'm helping out my landlord with setting up the Internet in our shared apartment building. I'm sure this has been tread out before but I don't know enough about networking to make a reasonable ...
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Explanation of Bizarre Printer Behavior?

Today immediately before I closed my laptop, I had printed 2 copies of a PDF file. Then about 2 hours later, I opened my laptop again and the printer started to generate a large pile of mostly blank ...
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Configure Home Network

Hey guys I just got to the point where I can't take it anymore and need to fix my home network. My questions Are: What is the best setup for the routers? My PS4 can connect to the network ...
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modem and two routers configuration

I'm struggling with my new network setup. My configuration is: Modem router1 (dlink 645) connected to the modem through WAN port router2 (dlink 655) connected to the router 1 LAN to LAN Both ...
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Share files between all devices in a wifi home network

I have a Windows 10 PC, another PC with Windows 7, a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.11 and an Android phone - they are all connected to the same home wifi network. I want to be able to transfer files ...
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192.168.1.1 is not loading in my browser

I am using Broadband PTCL DSL 2 MB AN1020-16T , there are two PC's on this Modem .One is mine and one connection to my friend PC.At first when i installed my Modem ,192.168.1.1 was working fine and ...
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Static ip on lan devices with unmanaged or smart switch?

I am building a pfsense box with only 2 ethernet ports. If I get an unmanaged switch (or smart switch?) will I be able to give certain mac address static ip on my lan? Thanks!
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Best way to create a multirouter wireless network with my current hardware

I'm new to IT side of computers, and while I'm starting to grasp the basics, I keep getting into trouble when I try to utilize it in real life. The Scenario: a 3 floor, 12 bedroom apartment. 10 ...
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Wi-Fi hand off between access points?

I have a long house, and must use two wireless access points to get full coverage. I also have terrible cell coverage so I often use Wi-Fi calling on my android phone to accommodate. However, when I ...
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Change name and address of Local IP address

I'm now starting to build a simple webserver in Python and I'm wondering how the IP addresses work. On my computer I stated in my network center a specific static IP address and this address works ...
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Can Humax HG100R-L2 router's ethernet port be used for a bridge? [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a bridge network from router 1 to router 2 to expand my home wifi. Both routers are the Humax HG100R-L2 router which has two Gigabit Ethernet(RJ45) ports. A photo of the ports ...