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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Adding videos to MiniDLNA Raspberry using LAN

I have a Raspberry with MiniDLNA, it acts as a dlna server through my local network. I have connected an external HDD to the Raspberry, which contains all my videos. Everything works well, without ...
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Can't see my raspberry pi when connected to my office's VPN

Normally I can get to my pi on the home network via local IP 192.168.1.7. However, when connecting to a VPN, I can't. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on my home network. Is there a way to access local ...
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How to map a network drive from Windows 7 PC to Windows 10 (or vice/versa)?

Folks, I've tried all the things I've searched for but it seems like Windows 10 is outright against mapping drives. I have a network in my house, (no domain) and all machines belong to the same ...
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When trying to create a homegroup Windows 10 does not recognize that the network is private

Want to create a homegroup on Windows 10 Pro (version 1511, build 10586.36, upgraded from Windows 7). Network and sharing center tells the network is private, but during homegroup creation I get ...
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How to ping a device on an access point from same subnet

I'm at wits end. I've googled all I can and can't figure it out. I have a main Router X that my internet connection comes in on. Router X is 192.168.0.1. Router Y is wired to Router X from LAN port ...
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Computers in LAN seeing a nonexisting homegroup (Windows 10)

Situation: Altogether, we have 5 computers: Desktop1, Desktop2, Surface Pro 4, Laptop1 and Laptop2. Up until today, all 5 machines (Windows 10 x64 with latest updates) had been connected to a ...
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Wireless issues on Lenovo ThinkPad

I'm currently experiencing wireless connectivity issues on my Lenovo ThinkPad T520. This started around a week ago - I couldn't find a way to fix it and ended up reinstalling Windows, but the problem ...
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ethernet wall socket - are they all the same? [duplicate]

so the house already has some ethernet wall sockets which I believe were installed when 100Mbps was more common. The cable current in used seemed to indicate that's it's not gigabit capable. I want to ...
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What is a cache flush, and how do you explain this TCPdump pattern?

I ran TCPdump a few times on my home network and found a lot of packets that were marked (Cache Flush), seemingly originating with my sister's laptop. I can't see any HTTP or HTTPS packets during the ...
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Windows 10 homegroup, “0x80070035 network path was not found” when accessing shared folders

I made a homegroup with a PC act as a "server". It shared folders to be accessed by another PCs in my homegroup. A while ago, I updated this "server" PC to windows 10. But the problem occurred that ...
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Apartment (condo) Ethernet Wiring advice [closed]

I moved into a new apartment—I’m in Brooklyn, NY—and connected to the internet through Time Warner Cable (coax cable) with a modem connected to a router. Every room has a panel with a coaxial ...
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Cant connect to devices behind TP Link and otherwise

I bought a TP Link N Router to use it as access point. My PC(10.0.0.10/24) is directly connected to my modem (10.0.0.138/24). The TP-Link(10.0.0.50/24) is also connected to the router. My Laptop ...
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Home internet periodically stops working for several minutes at a time

I've been experiencing this problem with my internet connection for a few months. The internet goes down for 2-5 minutes, then comes back up with no intervention. This happens regularly, about twice a ...
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Network File Sharing no longer working after upgrade to Windows 10

Recently my family and I have been having problems with the Network File Sharing feature on Windows. We've had it working ever since we got our first version of Windows XP, but it seems to be ...
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How to correctly set this wired Internet connection on Debian?

I need to create new network settings for my Debian Jessie installation because it doesn't seem to work anymore after the router got broken and I plugged in the main network cable directly. The ...
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Speedtest shows fast connection but actual downloads are slow

I'm struggling with my wifi setup at home. I've 2 floors apartment. Router is on the first floor (ASUS RT-AC68U) and my desktop PC is upstairs (w adapter ASUS USB-AC56). I find the connection pretty ...
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Giving multiple rooms wired internet access

The idea is that I want to give wired internet access (Ethernet) to every room in my house, using the cables already routed in the walls (Cat5 cables). Because the cables are already routed, the only ...
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Slow network speeds

Given the following network setup: Cable Model --(wired)--> Router --(wireless)--> Ethernet Bridge --(wired)--> PC Testing download speeds: From Internet to Cable Modem = 100 mbit From ...
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How to make two home networks?

My devices: A new wireless modem/router (D-Link DSL 2770L) with four ports including one WAN port An older wireless modem/router (TP-LINK TD-W8151N) with one LAN port An even older wired ...
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Chrome seems to bypass local DNS server occasionally

I run my own caching bind server on my local network with a properly configured zone for my local domain 'local.lan'. This bind server happens to be running on an ESXI host inside an Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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DHCP addressing with a switch and a router?

I currently have a Netgear R7000 configured in my home like this. Modem ---> Router ---> Wifi Devices \ \- 3 Wired Devices I am thinking of adding a switch between ...
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Need help to figure out network connections

These are the pieces of my puzzle: A Raspberry PI (running volumio) connected to an amplifier and speakers. Router #1 connected to the internet and router #2 connected to the PI My music is in a usb ...
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Why does “netsh interface delete interface” doesn't work?

Scenario: Windows XP Professional SP3 (Hyper-V VM) I'm trying to delete a specific network interface from my computer. First of all, i showed all interfaces using the netsh interface show interface ...
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Multi-apartment network

I'm helping out my landlord with setting up the Internet in our shared apartment building. I'm sure this has been tread out before but I don't know enough about networking to make a reasonable ...
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Explanation of Bizarre Printer Behavior?

Today immediately before I closed my laptop, I had printed 2 copies of a PDF file. Then about 2 hours later, I opened my laptop again and the printer started to generate a large pile of mostly blank ...
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Configure Home Network

Hey guys I just got to the point where I can't take it anymore and need to fix my home network. My questions Are: What is the best setup for the routers? My PS4 can connect to the network ...
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modem and two routers configuration

I'm struggling with my new network setup. My configuration is: Modem router1 (dlink 645) connected to the modem through WAN port router2 (dlink 655) connected to the router 1 LAN to LAN Both ...
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Share files between all devices in a wifi home network

I have a Windows 10 PC, another PC with Windows 7, a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.11 and an Android phone - they are all connected to the same home wifi network. I want to be able to transfer files ...
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192.168.1.1 is not loading in my browser

I am using Broadband PTCL DSL 2 MB AN1020-16T , there are two PC's on this Modem .One is mine and one connection to my friend PC.At first when i installed my Modem ,192.168.1.1 was working fine and ...
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Static ip on lan devices with unmanaged or smart switch?

I am building a pfsense box with only 2 ethernet ports. If I get an unmanaged switch (or smart switch?) will I be able to give certain mac address static ip on my lan? Thanks!
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Best way to create a multirouter wireless network with my current hardware

I'm new to IT side of computers, and while I'm starting to grasp the basics, I keep getting into trouble when I try to utilize it in real life. The Scenario: a 3 floor, 12 bedroom apartment. 10 ...
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Wi-Fi hand off between access points?

I have a long house, and must use two wireless access points to get full coverage. I also have terrible cell coverage so I often use Wi-Fi calling on my android phone to accommodate. However, when I ...
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Change name and address of Local IP address

I'm now starting to build a simple webserver in Python and I'm wondering how the IP addresses work. On my computer I stated in my network center a specific static IP address and this address works ...
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Can Humax HG100R-L2 router's ethernet port be used for a bridge? [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a bridge network from router 1 to router 2 to expand my home wifi. Both routers are the Humax HG100R-L2 router which has two Gigabit Ethernet(RJ45) ports. A photo of the ports ...
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Two wireless SSID with one DSL/Wireless router and another wireless router

I know very little about networking, and thought I can read up on some of the basics however it still doesn't solve what I need to or want to accomplish. I have a CenturyLink router DSL modem ZyXEL ...
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When the ADSL modem goes off, the network will become disabled

In my personal network, I have connected all of my machines and also my ADSL modem to a network switch. The problem is that the machines get their IP addresses from the modem, thus when the modem is ...
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Deny access to HomePlug using router Access Control

I want to allow a certain MAC address access the internet only during certain hours. I have a TP Link TL-WR841N router and a TP Link TL-WPA281 HomePlug. Using the Access Control panel on the router I ...
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How does eBlocker automatically intercept network traffic?

eBlocker (http://www.eblocker.com) is software that runs on Raspberry Pis and similar architectures (Banana Pi, etc.) with the aim of blocking unwanted web trackers and advertisements. What surprised ...
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How home gateway divide internet bandwidth?

I have a little ADSL Modem/gateway (FritzBox), and I see that while I'm downloading from one device, all other devices can not use the Internet connection; the download bandwidth is fully used by the ...
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Pooling 2 internet connections

I am looking for ways to pool 2 or more connections. The "basic need" is to use the best connection if one is slow, or not really reaching the Internet, but more sophisticated combinations are of ...
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Complete list of media on Windows Home Server not showing on DLNA devices

I have Windows Home Server 2011 set up with various libraries shared for other devices. When I connect to say, the videos library via another computer, all the videos and sub-folders within that ...
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Do I need special Type of crossover cable to connect two Gigabyte Ethernet controller? [duplicate]

I have two S1200V3RPS motherboards, each having two Gigabyte Ethernet controller. One connector in each motherboard is used to connect directly to internet. Now, I want to use second controller in ...
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View traffic volume in home network (dd-wrt)

I have a homenetwork with a dd-wrt router. How can I get a good overview of the traffic towards Internet (Better than the dd-wrt screens) over different periods, by device and in total. Need to be ...
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Strange wireless speed variation in terms of distance

For some time I noticed that my ultrabook Lenovo Thinkpad experiences a faster decrease in speed, in terms of distance from the router, as other devices. I tested (with speedtest.net) and these are ...
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connect two PCs: direct cable vs Router

I have two Computers within 2 meters of each other. I need to connect both of them. Now I have two options: 1) connect both of them directly via a lan cable 2) connect both of them to a common router ...
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Tri band router and wifi extenders: how to organize my local wifi network

I have a small hosting business with guests coming in and out of my house all the time, so I wanted to upgrade the wifi system in my house to meet the guests' needs and my own in the best conditions. ...
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Ethernet ports not giving me network access on dreytek vigor 2860n

I have inherited a DreyTek Vigor 2860n router and it is setup with WIFI and giving me internet access perfectly. Now, I need to connect an ethernet only (i.e. a wired device, not wireless) to it but ...
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How to use a Windows 7 Pro network share as a user's home in Windows 10?

I have a Windows 7 Professional "server" that is always running at my house. I have a Windows 10 Home laptop. I want to make it so on the laptop the user's home directory is on the network share with ...
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No ping to a network printer connected to a laptop on home wireless network

Given: Laptop Alice Laptop Bob Wireless Router Network Printer (LAN, no wifi) Alice and Bob are connected to the Router on a wireless network The Printer is connected to Bob by an ethernet cable ...
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Home networking with an access point and switch?

I am currently wanting to update my home networking system. I want something like this diagram. ISP data cable --> Switch --> Access point Our current setup is like this: ISP data cable ...