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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Wake On LAN not working for Asrock motherboard

Recently I installed and configured a new server for home use. Today I wanted to get the Wake On LAN feature working. For this I undertook the following steps: 1) I enabled WOL in the motherboards ...
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Router IP address

I have a wifi router which connects to the internet. The local IP of this router (router A) is 192.168.0.1 Few years ago, I had connected another router (Router B) to router A via an ethernet cable ...
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Teenager network statistics tool wanted

I would like to somehow monitor how much time each device connected to my home network has been generating "significant" network traffic during the last 24 hours... For example, I want to see that my ...
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Advanced Home Network

As our home network seems to be increasing drastically I was thinking of setting up a network as follows: A DMZ between our wireless modem router and the next router (for guests who wish to use our ...
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Are there any side-effects if you move your Documents to a network drive?

Simply said: I want to move all my Documents to a Network Share, which is provided by my router. I want to do this, because the Google Drive App fails to sync my Documents correctly. It is actually ...
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Is raid 1 overkill for a home user

I'm looking to centralise my home data - pictures/videos/music and so I have ordered a synology ds214 and a couple of 2tb drives. Since I've been doing my research I've come to realise that mirroring ...
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Home network shares are not accessible when Internet is down

I have this problem at home. When I loose internet connection, I am unable to access shared folders from one PC to another. here is my topology. ++ || ...
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Trunk setup between netgear switches

I have 2 Netgear switches (GS724Tv4, GS724TP), which are 10m apart. The remote switch has the NAS attached, and I would like to increase bandwidth between the switches by connecting Ports 23 and 24 of ...
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Reverse Proxy or other solution for IoT remote access

For my home security/automation installation business, I am trying to develop a solution for providing remote access to "internet of things" or "smart" devices. Basically, we have these smart devices ...
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Networking two computers for homegroup

I have a wireless high speed Internet connection, using a wireless network adapter on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64), that I want to share with other computers and laptops in my home (also Windows 8.1). I ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 can't create homegroup

Today I wanted to copy some files over homegroup to my PC from my Notebook but homegroup wasn't available so I checked my PC and saw that Network and Sharing showed no connection but it was connected ...
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Antivirus to protect multiple machines

I have WiFi cable internet going through the modem onto a host laptop. If i put an antivirus onto that host computer is it enough to protect others using the WiFi?
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Cannot figure how to connect router directly to ISP modem box

I need help with the setup of a common home network. My current scenario: I live in an apartment in which one room contains the network connection box fitted by the building developer, which contains ...
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Home Fibernetwork setup vs Traceroute results - where is my WAN IP located?

On my learning with using traceroute, I have actually put it to practical use with my current home network setup trying to figure out what are the available hops and IPs assignment but have ...
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Building LLD2D for OpenWrt

I'm trying to provide Microsoft LLTD protocol responder features to an OpenWrt powered router. AFAIK, lld2d ports this feature to linux. But compiling for OpenWrt is another story, and documentation ...
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Why is Samba SMB slower than HTTP/NFS/FTP transfer on NAS on my LAN?

I want to set up a NAS which I have done most recently with a Raspberry Pi 2 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 32GB microSD) running Raspbian “Jessie”: I have a laptop—an HP Pavilion G6—running ...
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Port forwarding issue when using three routers in the middle

I would like to do port forwarding, so that I can access my home server from the Internet. The layout looks as the attached image. I have a public ip and when ever a request for certain ports comes ...
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Home networking speed difference behind switch

Network: ISP Modem Unmanaged switch ( two items below plugged into switch) Ubuntu box with static IP Router and home network behind it I have a static ip plan from ISP with speed up to 25 mbps. ...
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Troubleshooting Packet Loss in my Home Network

I have a DSL subscription in my apartment and I want to connect a second apartment of mine in the same building. Here's the setup: I have a wireless ADSL router that was provided by the ISP: ...
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Repercussions of opening ports for applications on router

I know there's a security risk with forwarding ports on my router to a computer on my network for applications like teamspeak or minecraft. However, I haven't seen any clear explanations of what the ...
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How can powerline ethernet adapters be faster than their hardware ports?

On many of the powerline ethernet adapters, they claim high speeds of 500 Mbps, however, I've noticed that the actual jack on the device is only 10/100 Mbps speed. For reference - look at the specs: ...
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Access my home network printer while I am using VPN to connect to work

When I work from home, I am connected to the resources in my company via VPN. In my home network there is a network printer in the same local network. The problem is that when I open VPN to my ...
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Is there a way to connect to a Windows machine from Linux by name instead of by IP?

In my home network, the Linux machines all have avahi installed and can access each other by their hostnames instead of by their IP ping laptop.local But for the Windows machine I could only manage ...
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Cannot setup wireless client between a Digisol & a Dlink Router

I have two routers one is a Dlink DSL 2730 U & the other is a Digisol DG HR 3400 Router/Repeater -l. The Dlink Router is an Access Point with a public IP address assigned to it. On the Digisol ...
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Two routers at home, is there any intrinsic property that could differentiate networks?

I have two routers at home. I shall call them A and B. Both are capable of both wired and wireless connections. I have disabled wireless features on A, and connected B's uplink to A's downlink. I did ...
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How do I set a static IP address for a particular MAC address on a Cisco DPC3825 router

How do I set a static IP address for this router: http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/support/modem_DPC3825.html so that a specific MAC address always gets the same IP address.
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How is a router connected to a switch; is a patch panel needed?

I am planning a home network in a new construction. The more I read, the more confused I get, although I found a lot of good information. I don’t want to pay a guy $3,000 to install this. I just about ...
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40 Device Home and Home Office Network

For the most part I have around 40 devices connected via 4 unmanaged netgear switches and a prosafe router that is getting up there in age. In addition I have 2 WAPs (multi-story home), 1 newer and a ...
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How to access device before the router?

here is my network scheme. Router and RASP-PI have real wan ip addresses. WAN | SWITCH / \ ROUTER RASB-PI / \ PC1 PC2 I need PC1, PC2 to ...
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On what domain my computer is working?

I am using my institute's LAN and I wanted to use Remote Desktop Connection app to connect to a friend's laptop on the same network. I have his IP address but do not have Domain Name and actually I ...
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Laptop's wifi only works if it's connected to mobile hotspot

my laptop started acted weirdly, it's wifi only works if i connect it to my mobiles hotspot, but it doesn't connect to any other type of wifi networks, tried many different locations, many different ...
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Does wireless traffic from a wireless access point have to go through a router?

Say that I have a wireless access point connected to a wired router and that there are two computers connected to the access point by wifi. If those two computers communicate with each other (e.g. I ...
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How does a IP packet from a remote server “find” a home computer behind a NAT firewall?

I understand communication between a remote machine, e.g. a webserver and users home computer/device can only occur if the users computer initiates the communication (assuming your firewall/network is ...
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How can I tell if a guest network is separated from my main network?

I set up a TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 today and everything seems fine so far except for the guest network function. On my old router it would put the guest network on a different subnet and block everything ...
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Cisco VEN501-AT wireless access point password

I just got DSL from AT&T, and their gateway (router + modem, model 3801HGV) only supports 802.11b/g wifi -- which is kind of pokey at this point. (It's faster than the internet connection, but I'm ...
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Trouble bridging two Ethernet connections on Ubuntu Server 12.04

My Setup: Dell PowerEdge 2800, Ubuntu Server 12.04, 2 Ethernet ports Dell XPS, Windows 7 Home Edition, 1 Ethernet port Router <--- eth0 ---> PowerEdge <--- eth1 ---> XPS the objective here ...
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Local Peer Discovery isn't working on my network

I've made sure Local Peer Discovery is enabled in my torrent clients: I read that: Local Peer Discovery is implemented with HTTP-like messages on User Datagram Protocol (UDP) multicast group ...
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net config server displays

The net config server command displays: server name \\DAN-LAPTOP Software version Windows 8.1 Server is active on NetbiosSmb <DAN-LAPTOP> Server hidden Yes Maximum Logged on Users: 20 ...
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What is wrong with this description of NAT as it relates to home networks?

I gave the following description of NAT address assignment as it relates to home networks as part of an answer on stackoverflow. For more details the full stackoverflow question is here ... Your ...
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Home network, setup for multi-AP with LAN and NAS

I'm looking to build a proper home network. We have Fiber, so have a single RJ45 cable coming into the house from the Fiber box that plugs into the ISP supplied router. On the router, authentication ...
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Connect one router to another one >> ip conflict

I have 2 routers, the first one is connected to 2 switches 24 ports each one, and is there because it is vpn connected. The second one connects to one of these ports and is the wifi one. My problem is ...
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Home router config to allow for UDP broadcast

I have a homegrown piece of software that "listens" to UDP traffic at 255.255.255.255:5010. It works just great on my home network, but does not work on other people's networks. I think that my ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot access network computers can access internet. DNS server not responding

I'm running on a Windows 8.1 machine and I've got two other computers on the network. One is on Windows 7, the other Ubuntu 14. All 3 are connected to the Linksys E2500 router by wire. I recently ...
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Network connection interrupts “ping transmit failed, general failure”

I have a headscratcher right here. Normally I can fix my own network issues with help of googling, but with this one I have no idea where to begin. I recently moved places where I had to create a new ...
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Windows 8.1 Surface can't connect to homegroup

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro running Windows 8.1 and a desktop computer running Windows 8.1 on my home network. Both have their network connections set to "Private network," with file and printer ...
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No connectivity between wired devices on TP-Link C20i (Wireless & external network access works)

I purchased a TP-LINK C20i AC Wifi Router to replace an old Linksys I had. I just moved into a new apartment complex and the 2.4 Frequency is horrible, so I switched as much as possible to 5ghz and ...
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How to set up peer-to-peer wireless network with OSX and Windows 8?

I need to set up a peer to peer network for my class as an exercise. It has to be a wireless peer-to-peer network with 2 laptops. I currently have a MacBook Pro Yosemite and a Windows 8 Toshiba. I ...
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Windows 8 Home - Change network profile

I searched high and low for this. There doesn't seem to be a way to change a customer's network profile from public to private. The laptop is connected to the enterprise network and I don't know ...
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Windows 8.1 uable to achieve full gigabit speed

Recently I had to replace my home router (TP-Link 1043ND) with TP-Link Archer C7. Newer one, to my big surprise, doesn't support jumbo frames but old one did. This casued a problem as I had to turn ...
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Slow Network Performance while Sending files ONLY not receiving files

I have two windowx xp machine Machine A Map Network Drive Machine B I can receive files from Machine B very well , but it's very slow when sending files from Machine A to machine B The Problem in ...