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How to create a home network over a wide area [closed]

I am trying to design a flexible and "future-ready" home network for our 3-story, 5-room townhouse, with a 4-port ethernet wall plate in each room, using one of the ports in each room as an input and ...
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Connecting local network using switch and router with just 2 interfaces

I need to connect a very small network (< 5 devices) to another network. The other network provides only a wireless AP. I was thinking about using an old Linux box with a wifi card and a single ...
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0answers
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3com OfficeConnect 8 port switch freezes/crashes?

I have some old 3com OfficeConnect 8 port switches. I have two of them, switch A and switch B, connected together and some hosts connected to the ports of both switches. When I let a host on switch A ...
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2answers
167 views

Regarding Home Network and Structured Panel

I have a question that maybe pretty simple for those who are little more adept at this. Recently, I've been wanting to get the Ethernet ports around my house (which was built last year) live. I have a ...
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0answers
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Ethernet auto-sensing and auto-negotiation error?

In a network where Franck has only one RJ45 port accessible (see Network topology, situation 1), I add a switch to get an additionnal RJ45 port, everything is fine (situation 2), but when I remove the ...
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2answers
1k views

Do you really need a gigabit router for a local network?

All of my computers at home are gigabit compatible and I'm planning to upgrade my old switch to a gigabit switch . The question is do I also need to upgrade my old router ? I'm only running internet ...
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1answer
98 views

Any switches powered over Ethernet? [closed]

My home has a single Ethernet jack going to most rooms. In some rooms I'd like to expand that into several ports so I'm going to be putting a small switch next to each one. All the switches I've seen ...
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1answer
88 views

Setup an inside network using a switch while connected to a wifi network

I've recently moved into my dorm at my new school. Everything is done via wifi but I would like to still have my own private network inside of my dorm (I have several computers). I went out and ...
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1answer
296 views

Home network hardware

I'm renovating my house and, in addition to all the other infrastructure put behind drywall, i am also adding a wired home network. Every room will have at least one cat5 jack and the command center ...
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1answer
702 views

How to network Ubuntu and Windows 7 through a switch?

I have a PC running on Windows 7 and another one running Ubuntu 12.04. I know I can directly connect both of them using a crossover cable, however I occasionally do have a laptop to connect as well, ...
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3answers
108 views

Keep Computers Seperate On Same Network

I have about a Netgear WGR614 router and a few CentreCom FS708 switches. Is there a way to create a home network so every safe an secure computer can access the internet and another network where I ...
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3answers
539 views

Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice

Coming into my home, have a modem connected to an allegedly 20mb broadband connection. The modem has a single ethernet output. At present, I have it wired into a WRT54G 1.1 10/100 router with 4 ports ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Does IPV6 matter when choosing a new switch for home network?

Looking to upgrade my Fast Ethernet home network switch to a Gigabit Ethernet switch. Figured I should make sure that the new device supports IPV6, but in looking at the specs of a few switches, I ...
2
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3answers
247 views

Are routers and switches the same?

Recently I went looking for a non-wireless router at brick-and-mortar stores, during my unsuccessful search an employee at a large "reputable" store responded this way. Me: "Excuse me, do you have ...
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1answer
51 views

Router and switch with backup device

I have a linksys router and a netgear 24 port switch. Both are gigabit but the switch is much higher quality. My question is if I have switch connected to a router and then the backup device and ...
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2answers
790 views

Windows home network doesn't work with switch and router

There is quite some posts about this, but I can't find my exact situation... We have a small office network, which gets its internet through a 3com officeconnect 8 3C16794. On this switch are another ...
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6answers
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How can I improve my home network?

I have a home network with the following setup: I know, I know. It's a pile of steaming crap. I'm a beginner! So I plead ignorant. I stepped onto irc.freenode.org/##networking and asked for ...
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1answer
527 views

Setup Small Home ESXi 4.0 Server

I was wondering if anyone has could create a How-to for Installing and Setup of a Home Network for the Freeware Version of VMWare ESXi Server 4.0 Here is what I have thus far. Server Case ...
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3answers
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I can't get router and switches configured properly for my home office network

I recently built a new detached garage, with an office above. As such I had it tied into my existing home Ethernet wiring. The Ethernet signal is coming into the garage just fine, but I cannot get ...
0
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0answers
252 views

Home networking - Wireless switch?

I currently have a Linksys WRT160N that has a couple wireless clients and a few wired clients. We are planning to switch from DSL to cable and unfortunately, there isn't a cable point in a location ...
4
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2answers
1k views

using more than one PC with one screen

I have 2 computers that I want to use at the same time with my screen, doing some research I found that the best solution is to use the KVM switch. But my screen hp w2207h actually have standar VGA ...