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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How to run a cheap house to barn fiber optic solution

My brother just moved into a barn on a largish piece of property. The property has cable running into the main house, about 400 feet from the barn, and there is already a pvc pipe running between the ...
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Can't add different Windows (7 & 10) to the Homegroup

I have three computers where I work, they all used to be running on Windows 7. Lately, we changed the main desktop computer with another running on Windows 10, that computer has a USB-printer ...
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RJ45 CAT 5 LAN Ethernet splitter Connector problems

Can I use different IP addresses on two different ports dividing by using a RJ45 CAT 5 LAN Ethernet splitter Connector?
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How to configure my TP-Link Archer C9 router as an access point?

My ISP already provides a modem-router hardware, so I need to configure my Archer C9 as an access point. So I do not use the WAN port: I plugged my ISP router in a 1GB LAN port; I disabled the DHCP ...
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Enable DDNS with in series connected router

After a bandwidth upgrade, my ISP required me to use a new modem device, which is a modem/router hybrid - contrary to my old device, which was modem only. The old modem only device provided the ...
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WAMP Server can't be accessed from WiFi Devices

I had setup a WAMP server in Windows 10, I have configured it to access from WAN. And also I have configured the Firewall, Now the localhost page can be accessed from WAN & wired LAN. But if I use ...
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Wi-Fi network always detected by some devices, never by others, regardless of settings

I have a peculiar problem with my home Wi-Fi router. The router is always seen by: one MacBook Pro MacBook Air iPad 2 Windows laptops These devices can reliably connect to it and browse the ...
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Cannot delete entry from ARP cache

A picture's worth a thousand words: I'm running in an Administrator command prompt and trying to delete an invalid ARP entry. It fails with no error or explanation. Where do I go from here?
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Old Win7 system created Homegroup but no longer on network

I had an old Win7 system and I created a Homegroup that all my computers joined. The system has been taken out of service so I can no longer access the homegroup password to add new computers. I ...
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How can identify an unknown source of suspicious network traffic on my Mac OS X computer?

Sometimes (maybe about once a day) I appear to have a quite high amount of incoming network traffic of around 2.5Mb/s during 15 minutes for no apparent reason. No P2P, nothing launched except browser ...
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Setup LAN to transfer files on w8

I've recently built a new windows 8 box and would like to transfer hundreds of gbs from the old windows 7 box. I have them connected via a switch. I setup a workgroup but it seems to be utilizing the ...
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Cannot create/join homegroup on my network

I have a computer running windows 8.1. I had previously created a homegroup on my computer, and updated to Windows 10. I reverted back to Windows 8.1, and was no longer a member of the homegroup I ...
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Steam network error. Suddenly fails to connect. Same issue with PS4 online

Recently I have been unable to connect to steam on any computer in my house. Even on my PS4 I cant play online games for some strange reason. I cant change my ISP since it is the only one available in ...
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MacBook Pro running Yosemite is causing Wi-Fi Router to restart at Home but works fine Office

I am facing serious Wi-Fi issues with my MacBook Pro (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) which is causing my Home Wi-Fi Router (D-Link DIR605L) to restart frequently (about 8-10 min once) when Wi-Fi is turned ON ...
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Two Slow DSL or One Fast DSL? [closed]

I'm planning to do a lot of video conference chat, unfortunately, at 2Mbps, there are times I experience loss of sound during chat and even without using the internet, there are times that the ...
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How to get rid of Untrusted Connection error after installing new router and modem?

I installed a new router and modem. Everything seemed to go fine except now I cannot load a webpage without getting a "This Connection is Untrusted" error. More specifically when I try to google on ...
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20 devices connect to AP but one, but that one connects to all other wifi networks but my own?

Need help with something that actually doesn't make any sense. TP-Link TL-WR743ND access point runs my home wireless network. It works great but... one device can't connect to AP. Something really ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 laptop always has “limited” wifi connection

I have a Lenovo G585 laptop, running Windows 8.1, with an Atheros wireless card. I am always having wireless connectivity issues with it: it always shows up as a "limited" connection. Even if it ...
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Can't access my old Homegroup, neither create a new

Upgraded to Win 10. Now All PCs are not connected to any Homegroup, but the Homegroup still exists. I can't access because I dunno the password, neither create a new Homegroup. Any ideas how to fix ...
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Windows 8 not detecting Wi-Fi

My PC is not detecting the signal of the wireless router in the room. My roommates can use it with no issues. My PC is showing other Wi-Fi signals, but not the Wi-Fi of my own room. I have tried ...
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Torrenting (from one specific computer) crashes the router [closed]

I'm having a problem where a few seconds after a torrent download starts (on a certain computer), our router crashes and reboots, everyone in the house loses connection. Here goes the computer's ...
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1Gbps network maxes out at 100 Mbps

I've been transferring files from my laptop to my PS3 with 15-20 MBps through cable. Now I have built a new HTPC and I connected it instead of the PS3 (so same cable, same port), and the max speed I ...
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Windows 10 keeps switching network location from Private to Public

No matter what I do, I cannot get Windows 10 to leave my home WiFi connection as Private. When I reboot the machine it is public, and in network settings there is no way to change this. So instead I ...
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Set Up VPN on home network and use on home PC

I was thinking of setting up my own VPN on a Raspberry Pi and linking it up to my router at home and then using the VPN on my PC which is on the same network. I've only ever used VPNs before, not ...
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Can connect to router, but not Internet

Sorry about this probably very n00b question. However, I've little idea where to start. My router is at 192.168.1.254. I can ping it and log in. My laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) has been given an address by ...
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Weird asynchronous speed on home server (FTP, Samba)

I have an HP Gen8 microserver for home usage. I use it as backup/replication and currently want to use it also home as media server. I back up files using FTP, governed by IIS. Backing up on LAN ...
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List of router to allow the editing SNR

I would like to buy a modem (or router) that allows me to edit, through telenet, the SNR values. I read on internet that I will get something plus in terms of prestations of my ADSL line. Does someone ...
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Can't connect to server on the same router

Hello! I have 2 routers. The primary router (which is also a modem. from now on I"ll call it A) and the secondary router (B from now on), which is connected to the primary router via 10 meters ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 InternetSharing problems

I started using the InternetSharing capabilities of my (ancient) MacBook pro. It has a few issues, the latest of which has stumped me. As per the manual, I turn on the InternetSharing option - it ...
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Wireless network setup for 4 story townhouse

I currently have a Wireless N router + DOCSIS 3.0 modem on the 3rd floor of my home, and would like to have wifi access on every floor. I have very little background in networking, and was wondering ...
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How do I detect whether somebody is using my MAC address?

Some universities use MAC addresses of laptops to share internet. When we access to internet by common routers (universities, working place) if someone use our MAC it is a problem since data usage of ...
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Wake On LAN not working for Asrock motherboard

Recently I installed and configured a new server for home use. Today I wanted to get the Wake On LAN feature working. For this I undertook the following steps: 1) I enabled WOL in the motherboards ...
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Router IP address

I have a wifi router which connects to the internet. The local IP of this router (router A) is 192.168.0.1 Few years ago, I had connected another router (Router B) to router A via an ethernet cable ...
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Advanced Home Network

As our home network seems to be increasing drastically I was thinking of setting up a network as follows: A DMZ between our wireless modem router and the next router (for guests who wish to use our ...
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Are there any side-effects if you move your Documents to a network drive?

Simply said: I want to move all my Documents to a Network Share, which is provided by my router. I want to do this, because the Google Drive App fails to sync my Documents correctly. It is actually ...
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Is raid 1 overkill for a home user

I'm looking to centralise my home data - pictures/videos/music and so I have ordered a synology ds214 and a couple of 2tb drives. Since I've been doing my research I've come to realise that mirroring ...
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Home network shares are not accessible when Internet is down

I have this problem at home. When I loose internet connection, I am unable to access shared folders from one PC to another. here is my topology. ++ || ...
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Trunk setup between netgear switches

I have 2 Netgear switches (GS724Tv4, GS724TP), which are 10m apart. The remote switch has the NAS attached, and I would like to increase bandwidth between the switches by connecting Ports 23 and 24 of ...
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Reverse Proxy or other solution for IoT remote access

For my home security/automation installation business, I am trying to develop a solution for providing remote access to "internet of things" or "smart" devices. Basically, we have these smart devices ...
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Networking two computers for homegroup

I have a wireless high speed Internet connection, using a wireless network adapter on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64), that I want to share with other computers and laptops in my home (also Windows 8.1). I ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 can't create homegroup

Today I wanted to copy some files over homegroup to my PC from my Notebook but homegroup wasn't available so I checked my PC and saw that Network and Sharing showed no connection but it was connected ...
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Antivirus to protect multiple machines

I have WiFi cable internet going through the modem onto a host laptop. If i put an antivirus onto that host computer is it enough to protect others using the WiFi?
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Home Fibernetwork setup vs Traceroute results - where is my WAN IP located?

On my learning with using traceroute, I have actually put it to practical use with my current home network setup trying to figure out what are the available hops and IPs assignment but have ...
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Building LLD2D for OpenWrt

I'm trying to provide Microsoft LLTD protocol responder features to an OpenWrt powered router. AFAIK, lld2d ports this feature to linux. But compiling for OpenWrt is another story, and documentation ...
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Why is Samba SMB slower than HTTP/NFS/FTP transfer on NAS on my LAN?

I want to set up a NAS which I have done most recently with a Raspberry Pi 2 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 32GB microSD) running Raspbian “Jessie”: I have a laptop—an HP Pavilion G6—running ...
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Port forwarding issue when using three routers in the middle

I would like to do port forwarding, so that I can access my home server from the Internet. The layout looks as the attached image. I have a public ip and when ever a request for certain ports comes ...
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Home networking speed difference behind switch

Network: ISP Modem Unmanaged switch ( two items below plugged into switch) Ubuntu box with static IP Router and home network behind it I have a static ip plan from ISP with speed up to 25 mbps. ...
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Troubleshooting Packet Loss in my Home Network

I have a DSL subscription in my apartment and I want to connect a second apartment of mine in the same building. Here's the setup: I have a wireless ADSL router that was provided by the ISP: ...
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Repercussions of opening ports for applications on router

I know there's a security risk with forwarding ports on my router to a computer on my network for applications like teamspeak or minecraft. However, I haven't seen any clear explanations of what the ...
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How can powerline ethernet adapters be faster than their hardware ports?

On many of the powerline ethernet adapters, they claim high speeds of 500 Mbps, however, I've noticed that the actual jack on the device is only 10/100 Mbps speed. For reference - look at the specs: ...