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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monitoring all outgoing information

I would like to know the best way to monitor all outgoing information / data on my computer. I have recently set up a small office and need to assure myself that my data is safe. I need to ensure ...
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Wireless adapter suddenly not detecting network

I've a desktop PC with a wireless adapter stick and a laptop on my table. My phone sitting on the table most of the time as well. Usually, all three devices are connected to the internet via wifi by ...
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I want to have a DNS redirect for devices on my home network

So i have multiple raspberry pi, One as media server, one as a torrent client and one as a webserver. Everytime i have to access them over browser i usually type say for example: 192.168.1.2:1234 say ...
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Access NAS in parent network

I tried to draw a diagram of my home network in paint: diagram (I can't add images to my posts yet, I'm sorry) As you can see the NAS (Lenovo IX2), my pc and our access point/router (Linksys EA6400) ...
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Do faster ethernet connections require a different cable?

I have a 100mbps ethernet connection setup right now, I was thinking about upgrading, my computers all seem to have gigabit capable network cards in them, my modem/router has one gigabit ethernet port ...
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Do home routers have max connection configuration?

I've been experiencing bizarre behavior with my home router, Linksys WRT610N. I have between four and seven devices running on it on average using the DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) std firmware. ...
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Sharing home network with a router

I have an old router and decided to share network with two computers with a work group on windows. The wifi radio is shut and they communicating through the Ethernet ports on the router. The question ...
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automatic decision whether to be a DHCP server or client

Can a computer send DHCP request and if there is no answer became a DHCP server? My use case: I have new raspberry pi. I would like to show it to friends connect it in friend's house, in school, ...
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Moving to a house that has no current networking setup, does this diagram work?

I'm not entirely sure how NVR and PoE camera works, but essentially, I want to view all the camera with no hassle and then save all the recorded footage onto a storage server for the NVR. Also, I want ...
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How to configure 2 routers to access each other?

I have a situation as described below : Router 1 (Dlink DSL-6850u) is used as a VDSL model, and provides wifi to half of the house. It controls subnet 10.0.0.138 Router 2 (TP-Link TD-W9980) is ...
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Upgrading home network security

Let me first say that i have minimal networking knowledge, but i've been banging my head on the keyboard for the last few days, so i'm coming to you for help. Here's the background: I am trying to ...
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Not able to reach a computer on a bridged network with my LAN

I had a linux old laptop with wifi and an old router, I decided to extend my wlan "X" to the second floor. I set the laptop in a sweet spot, connected to wlan "X" and used the linux ubuntu "Share ...
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How does port-forwarding help in torrents?

I use Transmission to download files but it says that a certain port is required to be opened. However, while this port is closed I noticed that I can still download files with no problem. But when I ...
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Alternative for bridge mode

Up until now, I have been managing my own private network by setting my ISP's modem to bridge mode. However, recently I switched my ISP and now I received a modem with rather limited options. I can ...
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Windows 10 “Update Over LAN” Option Not Working

I am having issues with the "Get updates from and send updates to PCs on my local network" option on Win10. A bit of a background on my setup -- I have 2 desktop PCs and 2 laptops (all Win10 x64 Pro)...
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2 ISP 2 Modem/Routers 1 Switch Network

ISP1 ISP2 | | Modem/Router1 <---------------------------Modem/Router2 | | | | ...
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How can I protect my NAS Backup system from ransomware [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 Desktop PC, a MacBook Pro and an iPhone. In my homenetwork I am allowed to backup my MacBook to the MacMini Server, which also works as media server. However my ...
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Roaming through AP lose contact with part of the network

I hope you can help me with a problem bothering me for long now. I have a small home network with two routers. Both broadcast a same SSID, router/modem "1" in channel 6, router "2" in channel 1 (see ...
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dd-wrt ath0 Losing Password

Router: Netgear WNDR3700v2 Firmware: dd-wrt v24-sp2 Wireless Physical Interface ath0 [2.4 GHz] Wireless Physical Interface ath1 [5 GHz] About two weeks ago, my ath0 interface started forgetting the ...
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trying to join my computers in a more efficient way

i know there have several answers about how to link 2 computers together so they can share processing power. this seems to be way beyond what i need and i was hoping someone with more hardware and ...
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Does WIFI work with only range extender

I've seen a lot of gizmos marketed as "wifi range extenders" recently and haven't bought a wireless router for a good 5-6 years. I was wondering, since my home network is used to be: [DSL Modem] &...
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Intermittent access to a shared folder

I have a small network with around 5 computers, but no server. So I setup a shared folder on one of these computers for the other computers to access. This normally works fine, but every now and then ...
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Do long gigabit (CAT6) cables easily break? [closed]

I had this 30m gigabit cable which registered as a gigabit connection via my router. I noticed recently that it's now a 100 mbps connection. I tried short gigabit cables for testing and they all ...
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Network Utilization in Task manager reaches 100%

More of a mild curiosity, and some basic research mostly yield utilization showing 0% or other low values. I was downloading a game and noticed Task manager claimed I was at peak utilization at only ...
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Connecting wireless card to the Internet “disables” virtual network

I used to create a virtual network on Windows 8.1 to set up my own Nintendo HomePass relay to get StreetPass from home, but now on Windows 10 it doesn't work anymore. I know how to create and start a ...
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How to detect what is responsible for high jitter?

I'm trying to stream between two computers connected via switch (Ethernet). However it looks like the high jitter is not allowing for smooth transfer (at least according to in-program test mode). How ...
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Home network setup - must everything be on the same subnet?

I'm having some trouble setting up my home network... It consists of the following components Home Network: PC and HP Microserver (both with gigabit connections) Netgear DGN2200 ADSL modem ...
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Why does my router go offline for 30 seconds every 30 mins?

My cable modem at home (Time Warner Cable) is a DOCSIS 3.0 modem and wireless router in one device. Recently this new thing started happening: Every 30 mins or so, I go offline from my MacBook ...
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Win 7 HomeGroup frequently ask for “Network Password”

I have setup a Win7 PC as a local server called "HomeServer" and have set all other Win7 PCs join homegroup on "HomeServer" PC. Then, I have all the file sharing on that "HomeServer" PC. This kind of ...
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How to monitor my connection continuity within 24 hours

I have a bad ISP, and my internet cuts off for like 10 seconds every 2 hours or so and return. According to my ISP it's fixed, but they've been saying that for weeks now. My question is, is there a ...
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Home structured cabling - which cables?

I've recently purchased a 25U rack with some networking for my home. I'm about to order some Cat6, but I wanted to ask a few questions: I noticed that some people have video cabling in their homes. ...
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Why is the internet speed lower when behind a router in my setup?

The Setup I've got a SB6141 cable modem connected to a NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (WNDR3400) and am on the comcast deluxe50 business plan (50Mbps up 10Mbps down). Wifi set up is pictured ...
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Internet working selectively on some devices

I have a HP pavilion p028tx with windows 10 and a tp-link modem. The wifi i am using is getting connected in the laptop but with a limited sign and no internet access is available. I can connect other ...
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OpenVpn on router need assistance with single device bypass

I have a VPN on my router I was wondering if there was a certain configuration or changes I can make on my Asus router in order to have just my PS4 bypass the Vpn and everything else in my network to ...
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Is it possible to achieve open NAT (Type 1) on my PS4?

I have the Huawei B5142 device from my carrier. This device is the source of internet connection to my home's router. My PS4 is wirelessly connected directly to the Huawei device, bypassing my router. ...
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Map NAS drive ip address to name

I have a NAS drive on my local network at a static IP. i can browse this drive at \\10.0.0.x\ However, I would like to alias this ip to a more human readable name: \\server\ how do I accomplish ...
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Networking Cable / Switch Near Air-Handling Unit

I've done quite a bit of research (though none seems to come back with actual data) that when running network cables AC air-handling units should be avoided. I had planned on running all my network ...
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What is the speed of 2 wire pairs to a gigabit switch?

I'm going to be converting my landline (Cat 5e cable) into a LAN setup. The way I plan on having it setup is using one of the plugs as an input that will provide Ethernet through 2 wire pairs and use ...
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Local network with windows 10

I have set my microsoft account with my windows 10 and i have some shared folders in my PC but every time i want go through this folders with my phone or other devices my local network ask me for user ...
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Why is Fritzbox 7141 not working in a specific room?

I am struggeling with a LAN/WAN/WLAN configuration that fails to work. I have created a network map to clarify shown below. What I am trying here is to provide a good WIFI connection in different ...
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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 ...