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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Network card won't identify network with regular cable after using crossover

I have a laptop: HP Pavilion g6 1212-sq (kind of old), a router in one room and a switch connected to the router in other room. Cables: - a crossover cable, the owner is a friend of mine (f); - two ...
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Poor Internet response when sharing home network [on hold]

I currently am experiencing a major lag on the Internet connection when my dad turns his PC on. We have a 40 MB/s (cable) Internet connection and are both hooked up via Ethernet. We have tried to ...
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Connect 2 computers serial to a router

In my home network, I have a router with 4 LAN connections and currently 2 computers are connected to the router with a LAN cable. Now I want to add a 3rd computer to the network. The problem is that ...
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How to use 2 D-link wireless N 300 Routers in the same Network

We have a to apartment house with the main internet in apartment A" with the main D-link router and i am in apartment "B" about 100m from the main apartment. I have use a long network cable to bring ...
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net view showing disconnected computer

I'm working on a simple network, 2 computers (both Win XP), and a 2-Wire router. I've physically disconnected one of the computers, but it still shows up in the list when I run Net View on the other ...
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Home network extension

I have a very standard home network set up. A single ISP with a modem and a wireless router. A problem I have is that the wireless range of the router isn't great. I have a cat6 Ethernet cable ...
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How secure it is to open home router to public?

First of all I hope this is the right place to ask the question. If it is not, feel free to close this. My housemate proposed to open our home router to outside world. He is the process of learning ...
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Networking, Switches, and Running Cables

I have a three floor home with the basement about to be finished. Here is my issue: I want a hard line to the basement as my wifi doesn't quite get there, and the basement will be the new ...
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Point an internal IP address to an external URL

Is it possible to set a router up so a machine in the LAN can access an Internet URL using an internal IP address? I have a cheap DVR box that can save recorded videos to a FTP server, but only ...
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Ubuntu Server Cannot Reach Network After Getting New ASUS N66U Router

Running a Ubuntu server through my home network, and it's also utilizing a dyndns, which I presume (yes, I'm 'tech dumb') is configured on the server. The settings were fine on various routers, until ...
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Networking with Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17

I can see my Windows 7 PC from Mint but when I try to explore it it get the following error box: Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server: Connection timed out How do ...
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Benefits of tunneling on an unrestricted network for SFTP purposes

If SFTP is already secured with SSH-2 without tunneling enabled, then what additional security benefit does tunneling give for SFTP purposes? Tunneling seems to be useful only as a proxy for SFTP ...
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HP Laserjet network printing problems

I have the excellent HP Laserjet 1536dnf printer MFP in my office, and recently decided to order another one for my little network at home. The new one is experiencing problems, however, and when I ...
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Quick way to share files on a PC with another PC that's NOT on the same network (work laptop on a domain, home PC on a home network)

I want to access a folder on my home desktop PC over my local home network from all our various laptops at home (just to backup photos and share media files). I tried simple Windows sharing, but one ...
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How do I connect to my home's primary wired network through an extra (wireless) router?

Thanks for looking! I have set up a desktop PC in my workshop. The Cat 5 cable connects from this PC to a wireless router which is connected to my home network. The Internet connection is working ...
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Can I use a T1 business router as regular home network router?

I am trying to setup a home network with my existing cable modem. I am buying used router for this purpose. There is a SIEMENS se5940 T1 Business Gateway/router on sale on the local craigslist. I am ...
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Chromecast continously broadcasts as unsecured AP after setup

I set up my Chromecast a few weeks ago and everything has been going well. Over the weekend as I was connecting a new device to my network, I noticed that my Chromecast was broadcasting an open ...
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Home network setup

I wonder if this setup is possible 1) Router: Would be a pc with an extra network card, using some linux router software. 2) Switch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833150157 ...
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How to share internet from one computer to another via router?

I want to share USB-modem internet from one laptop to another by the following way: The main problem is how to configure the first (white) laptop as a gateway on the router. When I try to set the ...
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how to ssh to home computer from outside

I have ubuntu machine at my home where i have Time Warner internet connection. Sometimes I want to connect to my home computer when I'm outside but unable to. What IP address should I ssh to? Do I ...
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Windows 7 network adapter fails to start

I need to restart my Windows 7 computer at least 3-4 times to get my local area connection active. I have tried every option related to power but it hasn't helped. I have the drivers installed, but it ...
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Strange ethernet cables [duplicate]

One of my ethernet cables starting malfunctioning, so I decided to replace it. The problem is, it turns out that the old cable is neither straight nor cross. It has all pairs mirrored (1-8 2-7 3-6 4-5 ...
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Whole House Ethernet from 2004; what about Gigabit?

So my house was built in 2004 (I just moved in this past May) with whole house ethernet. When I moved in, I inherited a 16 port 10/100 switch which was connected with these short ethernet cables into ...
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Networking with a SSD and it's benefits?

I have a network of computers that all have the same application which accesses data from 1 main computer. If this data was on a SSD would its increased access speed only be beneficial to the ...
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Computer randomly sees two networks after cold boot?

Most of the time, when I reboot my Dell with Windows 8.1, I get a "limited connectivity" warning and notice that it has two network locations. There should only be one. I usually disable and re-enable ...
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Home Server comcast residential account

I have a home server set up through a comcast residential account. On the server I have several wordpress sites. In the wordpress sites I have to go into general--> settings to set the ip address to ...
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Need to extend home wireless network 500ft to barn pc with wireless adapter

I have no way of drilling through my house to get a network cable to my router to then extend out to my barn. I am currently using a TP-LINK TL-WA801ND as a wireless repeater(connected wirelessly to ...
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2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming

The achievement I want to reach is to have wifi all around the house without having to change manually between the 2 Access Points (and I did this), but still I want all the computers connect to both ...
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Connect My Laptop To Internet Using the LAN Port On My Desktop [closed]

My desktop is connected to my home WiFi network using a USB WiFi dongle (managed by windows). The LAN port on the desktop is empty. I am working on a microcontroller project where I need a ethernet ...
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How to set up a .local domain on Linx?

I have multiple nginx virtual hosts all pointing to localhost. Right now they have same name different ports localhost:8080, localhost:8081. Instead I'd like them to have same port different names ...
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Installing a GUI on Open-WRT

I have a Siemens SX763 router on which I installed Open-WRT. It did not come with a GUI (or so I think) so I googled around and only options I found were to install a GUI over the Internet. However ...
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Is it possible to use a switch to connect a router to the upstream gateway and the computers over a single Cat6 cable?

I've just moved into a new house, and I'm trying to get the network setup to be the best I can. Currently my ISP supplies a router that I need to use, and that only provides a single port for the ...
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What is the physical setup required to connect computers to a domain?

I want to install windows server and have all of my computers go through the domain. Mostly for educational purposes. But I'm not sure what exactly I have to do physically to set it up. Do all the ...
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NTFS new files in a network share isn't readable

I have 2 computers, computer a and computer b. I can share a folder and all it's subfolders from computer a with computer b and access them fine from computer b. However, the problem I'm having is ...
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Can't access local network resources from a specific access point

I've got two wireless routers in my home; one came with my internet service and is also the modem for the service. I also have another setup for extra range. I've connected the second (a d-link ...
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Are there any minuses with having 2 DHCP servers at home?

At home, I have 2 D-link devices: the ADSL modem and the wireless router. Both offer a DHCP server, that I have activated (on different subnets) on both devices, with no problems so far. Are there ...
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How to I best set file permissions in a home network with Windows Computers?

How to I set up file permissions in a home network with Windows computers? Need both read and modify Windows 7-8.1 The most important files are on a USB drive connected to a Windows 7 netbook ...
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Zyxel Keenetic Lite Rev B, OPEN VPN client

I have Zyxel Keenetic Lite. I have 2 PCs (one desktop and a laptop) at home, from where I need to work remotely. The desktop reaches the Internet via a wired network cable. The laptop works via ...
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Access DSL modem web configuration through Wireless Router. .

I am having a DSL Modem ZTE 831 Series. To have Wireless Connectivity at home, I have connected Tenda WiFi Router W316R. The address of DSL Modem is 192.168.1.1 The address of Wifi Router is ...
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Split cable broadband connection to lan cord and router

I am trying to split my cable broadband connection between laptop and router to avoid disconnection during power cuts. Cable broadband is connected even if there is no power. So I am trying to use ...
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Repurpose a cable modem/router as merely a router

Please bear with me - I'm unclear about much of the terminology used in home networking. The scenario: I would like to set up a wireless network. I live in a shared house where internet service is ...
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Cannot reach domain hosted within same private network

I have a website hosted on a home server, accessible from the outside by a domain name I purchased and mapped to my router's IP with help from a dynamic DNS service. The problem is that I cannot ...
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Home cat6 Ethernet wiring not connecting with cat5e cables

I'm having trouble wiring home with Ethernet. I want to be able to connect my laptop to the internet via the Ethernet jack in my bedroom while having my router/modem in the living room. Last year ...
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Why my internet speed is very inconsistent/slow with switch

I recently bought a switch http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156250 so I could get more ethernet ports in my room. All I had to do was plug in an ethernet cable from my router ...
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Port forwarding when router and modem are separate

I am using two different devices for connecting to the Internet. I have a Motorola modem and a DLink router, and get my Internet connection from Comcast. Now I am trying to enable port forwarding to ...
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How do remote sensors connect to a password-protected wifi network?

I'm quite new to networking in general, and am wondering how remote sensing devices are able to connect to someone's home wifi network? For example, take a device like this: ...
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Create a second homegroup on same network

My network has a homegroup set already in one PC, but I do not want to use that. I want to create my own HomeGroup since I don't have access to that PC. I tried doing it from control panel and ...
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Connectivity between devices plugged into a router ethernet ports

If I plug 2 computers into free ethernet ports in my wifi router will I be able to establish connection between these pc or router does not allow it?
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Host a SSTP VPN Server on Windows 8

I have a small server computer running Windows 8 at home. Currently it is hosting a PPTP VPN server using the build-in Windows 8 functionality for that. What I would want is something more secure, ...
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Can I connect external USB storage to Wi-Fi repeater

My home network router does not support connecting external USB storage. I must use it (it's used for phone and cables, as well), but I'd really like to have shared storage. In general, I ...