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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Can't access my router via 192.168.0.1 any more

I can't access the router any more via the normal IP. I used to access it through 192.168.0.1. The reason why I can't just reset the router is that it would change the outside IP address from my ...
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Debian Jessie/Sid - troubleshooting very poor network performance

I'm having problems with my local file server, which is running Debian Jessie/Sid. The server is running Samba, as well as SSH. I've been experiencing very low transfer speeds, and I don't know where ...
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Is it a good idea to have two routers connected to each other?

The network topography of my house involve a cable modem in the downstairs basement and a wireless router with radio disabled there also in the basement so all the wired connections involving home ...
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Can you extend a public network with a repeater make a new private connection with it?

We have public wifi at my office (it's completely open), and I want to be able to extend it while putting password on it. Is it possible? if yes, how do I go about doing it? thanks
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Wrong order in CAT5 cabling — does it matter?

I've got in-wall CAT5 wiring in my house. The wall sockets were done by an electrician and the requirement was straight-through T-568B, but I think he got it wrong. When I use a cheap cable tester, I ...
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How to create private mixed wired/wireless network connected to shared WiFi?

I'm moving into a new apartment at the end of the month which offers excellent (fiber) Internet access included in the rent. The problem is that the apartments aren't wired - it's WiFi only. I'd ...
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How to configure gigabit NIC to connect to 100mpbs router?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 box with two "Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit" ports. These work fine with my cable modem at 1Gbps speed. I tried to have my old Linksys wrt54g router in between. The wireless ...
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Set network for remote connection

I would like to setup my network for remote connection in a different way than normal. I have two computers connected and sharing files through LAN with one router. then each computer has a modem with ...
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Modem/router seems to block access to NAS box with static IP?

I have an NSLU2 ("slug") network-attached storage box, running nslu2-linux, which was working well until I replaced some hardware in my home network. My current setup is very simple: I have a single ...
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Increase wifi signal in some part of the house

In the living room the internet WIFI connection is very low and quite difficult to get sometimes. I was thinking about buying something to solve this problem. A friend of mine told me about buying a ...
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How can I set up a VPN client on a DD-WRT router behind another router?

I recently subscribed to a VPN service and was wondering if it is possible to set up the dd-wrt router so that any connections to a virtual wireless network go through the VPN. Can this still be done ...
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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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Unable to connect to HomeGroup between two laptops in Windows8

I am trying to connect two laptops via homegroup, both have Windows8 installed. This is what I have done: - Created a wifi hotspot on one laptop and started it. Created a homegroup on same laptop. ...
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How to make a hardisk from a portable hardisk?

I have a acer 500 gb portable harddisk and want to convert it in to a network hard disk. so that i dont have to carry it along and also not to keep my computer power on for whole day. I have iball ...
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Can SSH to external WAN IP from local network but not from external network

I am trying to open my home server to SSH from the internet so I can work on it when I'm not at home. Here's what I've done so far. Set router as DMZ on modem, forwarded ports from router to the ...
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setup netbios client in ubuntu 13.10

I have two laptops with ubuntu 13.10 x64 on them. I want both of them to be able to ping and mount one another via hostname or netbios name which is the same in my case. The computers are called ...
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Home Network Stopped Working

I have a home network where a machine running Windows 7 Ultimate N acts as a central hub for other devices to access media. This has been running for around 2 years now and there has been no recent ...
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Port Forwarding(?) TD-W8961nd

I have a bit of a weird internet setup. I am connected via a decent WiFi connection (from work) which I pick up using a Buffalo Airstation Wireless-G box. This simply picks up the signal and gives me ...
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Setting up home media network and syncing with various devices

I am a bit inexperienced with this and all the guides I've been reading online seem to have confused/mixed terminology. I have a projector connected to Wd tv play which is just a tv gadget that ...
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How to run multiple servers on one internet line

I run-up server at home and currently I've got 2 servers running separately on 2 lines of internet cable. Now I want to close down one internet line, so I want 2 servers run only one internet line; ...
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Extending home network using multiple access point originating from another access point

I have a home network with the current setup (RJ45 running from main router to access point) : +-------------+ +--------------+ | 192.168.2.1 | |192.168.2.2 | ...
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<10 users (windows 7 and Vista machines)--need basic network

A small office. Current environment: A few aging notebooks, one of which is connected to a printer by a USB cable. No sharing of anything, but everyone is able to do web stuff via one central ...
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Can my employer track my home network usage on other computers if I connect using VPN?

I have a Windows 7 home network running. I connect my work laptop up to my home network and connect to work using a VPN. Is it possible for my employer to see what I'm doing on any computer ...
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network from vmware win 8 - parent osx

I am on OSX 10.8.5 running vmware 5.0.1 with a Windows 8 machine. I can't seem to network my Windows 8 machine to other windows machines. I am however able to connect to the internet. I am only ...
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For in-wall home wiring is shielded ethernet cable necessary?

I want to wire my house with ethernet. Mostly this is going to before internet access, but also some NetFlix streaming and gaming. I am not running any home servers and not expect to go above gigabit ...
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Is it possible to do Network Security and Administration on Windows?

I am the 'wizz' of my flatshare. We have around 6-10 attached devices at any given time connected to a Netgear DGN1000 router. By 'Network Security and Administration' I mean things like: monitoring ...
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limited connection on my access-point/repeater.windows 8

a couple of days ago,my internet connection was suddenly limited with no real cause.so i ran a few commands in the cmd(ipconfig/all,ipconfig/release,ipconfig/renew) and it solved my problem,but not ...
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Create .bat file to deactivate device [duplicate]

I'm not familiar with creating .bat files, but I want to create a file to deactivate/disable a network device This is in win7. I have googled some similar problems, but nothing to solve this. pls ...
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Second router in a home network

I have a wireless router (Huawei EchoLife HG521), given by the ISP which isn't quite powerful. In two rooms away the signal drops significantly and it's rather hard to connect wirelessly. I have ...
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Is this possible to do H264 CCTV DVR + FreeNAS + FTP?

Can I use the storage inside H264 CCTV DVR as my NAS (network-attached storage) and use Filezilla to access the files remotely?
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How do I wire a phone line into an RJ45 patch panel?

I am looking to wire my house for Ethernet. The connection to the outside world is DSL, which requires a phone line. I'd like to put that phone line in the same RJ45 patch panel as the Ethernet, for ...
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Is the vonage box better between a cable modem and router?

I'm having trouble where it makes the most sense to place the vonage phone box. Should I place it between my router and cable modem; or, should it be connected to the router? That is, does performance ...
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Address Resolution on WiFi with TP-LINK router

I have a TP-LINK WiFi router which shows lan IP addresses and computer mac addresses under Device Info > ARP. I am interested to read this info from my computer (Ubuntu 12.04) connected to the same ...
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How feasible to bind mac address and ip address to block unwanted sites?

I'm network admin in educational institute , We are coming with a strategy to monitor/block unauthorized Network access such as (news/social network/entertainment...etc) from students. till now we ...
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Home network file shares only work one way

I am currently sharing folders on my home network between my desktop PC (Win 7 64) and laptop (Win 7 64), both going to the same switch (Zyxel G5-105B). I'm using the default Windows sharing, but I ...
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How can I get a MByte/s or Mbit/s reading of network activity?

Under the Network tab of Windows Task Manager, I can only see "Network Utilization" and "Link Speed". For example, if the link speed is "100 Mbps" (Mega bit per second) and the network utilization is ...
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Active Directory domain in home network - how to add computer

I had used AD domain before, but the domain was set up already, so I do not have much hands-on experience with setting up everything from scratch, and I am still new to networking side of things, so ...
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Setup Active Directory in home network - do i need to set up DNS first

I'd like to experiment setting up a windows domain at home. I have limited resources: 1 x64 machine and 1 x32 machine. My plan is to create a couple of virtual machines using VMware workstation, ...
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Cant access USB connected to WDR3600 acting as an access point

Well hello. I have two routers at home. The one that my ISP provided me with is a Huawei and doesnt have the option for USB sharing so i connected my TP Link - WDR3600 to the Huawei and took all the ...
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Nmap spoofing function

I try to use nmap to spoof the IP address inside my network (LAN) but I'm having no luck. I used nmap --iflist (my actual IP address on the network is: 129.110.11.58) and went for eth0 for the -e ...
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Losing internet connection after homegroup computer accesses my files

I have two Windows 8 computers in my homegroup. Desktop connected to the router with a cable; Laptop connected via WiFi. I created a homegroup on computer 1 and later joined it on computer 2. ...
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Home Networking Setup with AT&T UVerse

I have U-Verse with AT&T. I would like to implement some family controls on it, e.g., content control and shutting it down after a certain time of night, but the Uverse router doesn't have any of ...
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Protect a workstation from viruses without 3rd party software

I have a Windows 7 audiostation that I want to keep uncluttered from unnecessary software. However I need an active internet connection. Anti-virus software will bring its performance down, so I ...
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Do i need connect router to master socket?

I have multiple telephone sockets in my house. When I connected router to master socket, everything is ok, but when I connected it to any other socket my internet is around 2.5 times slower. Is it ...
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Timeout on specific domain when using Linksys WRT54GL router

I cannot access http://download.blender.org from within my home network. I have Linksys router (WRT54GL) switching into 2 PCs with ethernet cable and also wireless enabled (which I use in my Android ...
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How can I improve the annoyingly slow internal speed on my home network?

My network is already set up and has been working for "a while". I have wifi and wired internet on a bunch of devices and stations (more than I care to admit), the gigabit router is working and ...
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Running both internet- and TV-signals on coaxial?

I have a 1) Zyxel P-2812HNU-Fx for a) home network+internet and b) landline and a 2) satellite/FTA reciever for TV. There's already a decent coaxial network going from the utility room and to all ...
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How do I setup Windows based Pano Logic Zero Clients at home?

I have 3 Pano Logic Zero Clients and would like to use them in my home network. The zero-clients will be used for checking emails, web browsing, and doing homework. They are not intended for playing ...
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Can I switch my modem over to any other coaxial entry point in the house?

Can I switch my modem over to any other coaxial entry point in the house? Or does each jack have to be set up by an engineer sent over by my ISP. I'm a bit afraid to just try it, in case connecting ...
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Is it possible to get owncloud running from a home network?

I don't want to maintain a server, or keep my computer running 24/7. I just want to to have control over my files, and be able to sync between all my devices when I am home.