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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Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) hangs

I am sharing my Wifi internet by creating a virtual network through the following commands netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWifi key=XXXXXXX netsh wlan start hostednetwork It works ...
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Choosing a rack for a home server environment

I'm trying to understand the considerations ("why") that go into determining the specifications ("what") for a rackmount server cabinet, in order to determine what sort of rack I should purchase for ...
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Port 53 on a Windows 7 machine is inaccessible from LAN

Installed a nice dns filter (Acrylic) on my server running Win7. Wanted all machines on the LAN to use it for name resolution. On the server NETSTAT shows Acrylic is listening on DNS port: UDP ...
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Intermittent network problems troubleshooting

I have some CAT6 wiring installed in my home with a general topology like following: Cable modem->router->(dumb netgear hub in the closet)->(Dell smart switch)->WiFi AP. I noticed that whenever I ...
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Internet connectivity issues in Windows 8

Info: Desktop. Windows 8. I have two network adapters on my computer. One is a USB adapter, and the other is internal (disabled currently). I have 4 out of 5 bars of signal on my wireless adapter ...
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Correct usage of Windows Server on network?

I have two routers, one with dhcp turned on and the other with it off. this is a functioning home network. Now, I am trying to integrate into it a windows server. Should the windows server be doing ...
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SSH connection timed out Win 7 Cygwin

Trying to establish ssh connection to my own computer. Running cygwin on Windows 7. Have openssh installed using this guide: ...
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How can I lower my latency? (Powerline)

How do I lower my latency using a powerline connection? C:\Users\David>ping 192.168.1.254 -t -l 25500 Pinging 192.168.1.254 with 25500 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=25500 ...
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QoS for variable bandwidth connections

My DSL connection does not have a reliable max speed. I've used Tomato's QoS in the past, and it seems to work, but chokes when the DSL speed decreases lower than the max setting. If your ...
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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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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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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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Optimal network layout w/ static ips

Ive been trying to set this up correctly for a while, and this is as close to successful as I've been. This layout has worked but is not reliable. Every once in a while access to the outside internet ...
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How to configure VPN traffic over certain ports only - Windows

I would like to force only certain ports through my VPN (or open only certain ports from my VPN, which ever is easier). I am on windows, and the VPN service has options for OpenVPN, SSTP, L2TP/PPTP. ...
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Vista PC will not respond to pings on home network

I need some help with file & printer sharing with Windows Vista. Home Network called is named WORKGROUP Router: Belkin N150 Wireless Router 3 PCs: Win Vista Home Premium Desktop 64bit - ...
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Why are my network connections great on Ubuntu but awful on Windows 7/8.1?

Several months ago, my girlfriend started having connectivity problems on her Windows 7 Dell laptop. Her connection to the network would drop entirely every ten/fifteen minutes or so, and she'd have ...
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IPTVs on home network

I have three IP TV boxes in my home that need direct access to my Internet provider. But I need everything else to be run through my router. I can't just hardwire the ports the IPTV boxes are on to ...
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Windows task on internet connection outside home network

I'm trying to create a windows task that will execute as soon as the laptop is outside the home network. There is an option called: 'start when specific network connection is available' but i'm ...
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Setting up a network share folder on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a network share folder for Windows 7 so we can use Quick books Enterprise 7.0 in multi user mode. I've tried everything that Quickbooks has said to do and everything in Windows 7, ...
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How to send mail on iMac LAN without Internet connection?

I want to send mails on several iMac connected to a LAN, however I do no have an Internet connection. I searched several forums but found solutions only for Windows. Is it possible to send mail on ...
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Mac OS X: pushing all traffic through a VMWare VM

I want to set up an Astaro (Sophos) UTM in a Virtual Machine. The Setup should be at the end the following: Cable Modem (one IP adress) | [Ethernet] Sophos UTM (running as VM [VMWare Fusion 5] on ...
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Anomalous computer icon overlay

Due to no cause that we can determine, the following icon overlay image has appeared on some of the icons on one of our home computers: Previously, a different image has appeared and disappeared; ...
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Network Bridge in Windows 8

In Windows 7 i bridged my ethernet connection and the Host Only Adapaters of my VirtualBox VMS to gain access to the Internet through the Network Bridge and the VMS were part of my LAN. My Setup was ...
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Crossover LAN connection between Ubuntu And Windows 7 is not working

my question is closely related to: How do I connect Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 with an Ethernet cable? What I am after is: Windows 7-------wireless-----\ Wifi ...
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Fault finding on wireless and wired network

My home network is proving very unreliable. Setup as follows - Upstairs Office - All ethernet wired Switch connected to downstairs router Desktop PC Windows Home Server Oki Printer Downstairs ...
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Drop in connection with Iomega iConnect drives

I have an Iomega iConnect connected to my home network via the router (hard wired). I have fibre optic 50Mb broadband at home. The iConnect has 3 portable hard drives of various sizes connected via ...
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How can I send audio from a Linux box to a Mac?

I have a Mac mini connected to my TV and sound system. I would like to use it as an audio 'server' in the sense that it will receive network audio and play it to the speakers. My client is a Linux ...
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OSX network sharing via multiple interfaces

I have Mac mini with 3 interfaces; ppp0, ppp1 and en1 (Airport). I would like to direct all traffic from en1 to ppp1 while mini's own traffic would go to ppp0. How could I do this? I've tried to play ...
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How do I fully share a Hard Drive on my Local Network?

I have 4 computers connected to a router (DD-WRT) My main PC is Windows 7 (Home Premium). This machine has 2 Hard Disks: HD1 is used for my OS and the other (HD2) is used to store files. My 3 other ...
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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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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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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 PC(standalone and laptop) at home, from where I need to work remotely. PC INTERNET works via cable, laptop works via WiFi. On both of PC I have to use OPENVPN (2 ...
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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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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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How to Connect to Wireless Home Network with Hiren's BootCD?

I just recovered all the partitions in my Dell Inspiron 1525 but for some strange reason, the screen stays black after loading Windows title. I can boot on Hiren's BootCD and want to transfer the ...
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How to setup private network using 2 routers with the following setup, one with ddwrt: internet modem > router > router?

I just purchased a DDWRT router with ddwrt v24 installed. Now I have a regular netgear router (R6300) that is connected to an internet cable modem. Internet Cable Modem > Netgear Router > DDWRT ...
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Home and Office network architecture query

Me and my extended family live in the same apartment building (over 3 different floors - 3,4 & 6) and we also have an office on the ground floor. Our Internet connection originates on the 4th ...
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Why unshared folders in homegroup keep showing

Here is the scene: I have a PC A and B connected with a homegroup, I shared a folder Tmp in A to copy some files between the 2 PCs, and un-shared the folder after the job was done. But B keep showing ...
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Modem not assigning DNS

I have a ZyXEL P-870H-51A V2 VDSL2 modem. Currently, the modem connects to the internet, but computers require to use a static DNS in order to use it, otherwise they fail to reach a DNS lookup. ...
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Added BT Wifi Extender to Network - Redirecting Issues

After adding a WiFi extender to my network, it has connected successfully using WPS and devices connect correctly to the device. However, only HTTPS websites will load correctly, HTTP websites throw ...
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NAT Loopback stops working after a few days

I bought an Asus RT-AC68 and set it up as a DHCP (10.0.0.*) behind my FIOS Westell 9100em router (192.168.1.*). The FIOS Router is set to DMZ-mode, and points to the Asus RT-AC68. The FIOS router has ...
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How to limit bandwidth after a threshold is reached [Mikrotik]?

My router is Mikrotik RB951G-2HnD and I would like it to limit the connection speed to a particular website once some amount of traffic between the user and the website has passed. The website ip ...
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LAN networking not working between Ubuntu Saucy and OSX Mavericks with iPhone Hotspot

At home, I have two machines (Ubuntu Saucy & OSX Mavericks) connected to my iPhone hotspot. My iPhone is my gateway and I can access the internet from both machines. Both machines are also able ...
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Is it possible to have a proxy Freeradius Server and Log users

I have a normal router in my home and I want to use FreeRadius. I want to make a proxy in my system any traffic from any devices connected to the router must flow through my PC. Also. that should be ...
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Trying to determine why Chrome (Win 7 64) with many tabs open is spinning. Is there a browser/OS/ISP test for multiple connection throughput?

I am running Chrome on Win 7 64 on a 3 year old machine. Often when "many" tabs are open (more than 5, less than 20), Chrome will spin. Seemingly doing nothing. Pages appearing to wait for more ...
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Monitor computer/internet usage on home network by individual MAC address

We need to control the hours our children spend online using their windows PC, iPad and iPhones. We have an ASUS ac66 router, but the parental control only allows specific time intervals to be set. Is ...
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ubuntu server static IP and network connection problems

I have a Motorola SURFboard SBG901 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (SBG901), (note this product is a router and modem). I have a cable line coming from Time Warner plugged into this product. I then ...
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Smurf, Syn/FIN Flood, Vecna Scan

The last 2 weeks have been a nightmare my internet speed has gone from Download: 20Mbp/s to around 1Mbp/s(Recently fixed to a re-wiring on the phone line), I think I have found the problem it seems to ...