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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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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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 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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No internet connection, Win7, DNS DOES resolve

I just installed a fresh new copy of Win 7 64-bit. My ipconfig says that my dns do resolve, and everything looks as it should. Device Manager tells me that my network drivers are fine, and working as ...
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computer with wired connection unable to browse internet/ping correctly, although Skype/torrents remain functional (intermittent issue)

I'm at the end of my wits here so any help would be much appreciated. The following is an intermittent issue: it happened once before when I first moved into this flat last month, I looked into it a ...
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Is it possible for Powerline networking to cause erratic router behavior?

I would like to know whether is it possible for Powerline networking causes erratic router behavior. Could there be any noise emitted from the electrical wiring of the house, and picked up by the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sharing Windows Folders on a Network… other PCs see but can't access

I'm soooo tired of network setup issues. All I want to do is share a folder and all it's sub-folders so other PCs on my network can view and change this remote location. Why is it that setting a dir ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...