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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Windows7 folder sharing in a LAN enviroment

In my local wireless network, all the computers run Windows 7 Pro. My network address is 192.168.2.1 All the computers get dynamic ip (e.g 192.168.1.3,4,5 ..) from the router (can be connected via LAN ...
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3com OfficeConnect 8 port switch freezes/crashes?

I have some old 3com OfficeConnect 8 port switches. I have two of them, switch A and switch B, connected together and some hosts connected to the ports of both switches. When I let a host on switch A ...
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Networking: Connecting Two Networks in Home (Floor # 1 & Floor 2)

I have a home networking question. I have two wireless routers having their own network. I want to connect these two networks so their clients can access each other. Following is the configuration. ...
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D-Link DIR-300 Wireless Router on DD-WRT as a Repeater

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Host router: TP-Link WR841ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router. ---> Emulator Repeater: D-Link DIR-300 54Mbps Wireless G Router ---> Emulator Scenario: I have already flashed the ...
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Running Ethernet over two phone lines

I am trying to run Ethernet through my house along existing phone wires. I had originally planned to use the phone wires to pull the cat5e cable, but it appears the phone lines are stapled to studs ...
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Network shares not displaying under Network on remote computer

Without using Home Groups, how can I have a share be available as read only, without the need to specify a password? So far, I need to specify a username and password for a folder that is read only. ...
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NAS with DLNA, WiFi and torrents? [closed]

I understand the FAQ discourages asking for recommendations, but I don't think this question will be obsolete anytime soon... I'm looking for a NAS device that has an inbuilt torrent client, a DLNA ...
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Can a wired router set up as the main router, act as the DHCP for all devices connected wirelessly to the secondary router?

I am trying to set up my home network with the following setup: Main router - wired router with 8 ports to connect all outlets in the house Secondary router in computer room port - Wireless, will ...
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Dynamically set DNS based on request url

I am using third-party DNS services to access US netflix content, and it requires me to use their DNS server. Is there a way to set it up so that only request to netflix.com will use their DNS, ...
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Slow copying files from Linksys EA6700

Copying files to the external hard disk of the Linksys EA6700 WLAN router via LAN is about 3 MB/s, but copying it back via LAN is only 250 kb/s. One file, file size ~ 10 MB. It doesn't matter which of ...
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How to config squid3 proxy server with two nic card server

i want create proxy server using Ubuntu 12.04 server.it's something like sample diagram. i know how to configure right side in diagram (USERS AND WEB SERVER).problem is left side. someone can tell me ...
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Computer causes problems in wireless home network

I have a network of three Windows 7 computers, all with internet access, and all running wirelessly using a Netgear router and USB adapters. If the "bad" computer (and only the bad computer) is ...
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How long should it take to move 8Gb to my network hdd in this scenario?

I am moving a virtual machine image of about 8Gb from my laptop to my network hard disk and it's taking a long time, windows reports a transfer rate of 840KB/second. I'm wondering if the slow ...
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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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PC connected to internet via usb wifi adapter, how to share that connection using wifi router?

I have a main computer that connects to the internet via a wifi usb adapter (Alfa AWUS036H) + a big outdoor antenna. I connect to an AP that is at my brother's house about 150mts from the antenna. ...
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Using two routers in one network

I have a TP-LINK WR740N. My neighbor is using my Wi-Fi network but the signal is weak, so now I am trying to connect a second router (D-Link DIR-615) to the network in order to boost the signal ...
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win7 internet only works on 1 pc if other is turned on

Me and my room mate are sharing internet with a TP-link WR-1043-ND. Whenever my computer is turned off, or my network adapter is disabled, my room mate has generally slow internet, and 3000+ ping to ...
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Isolate LAN network

My home network consists of 4 computers connected with wifi. Problem is the people who own 2 of the computers don't really know how to protect against viruses. Is there a way to either create 2 ...
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Arris DG860A and ASUS RT-AC66U to cover two floors [closed]

I have an Arris DG860A modem from my ISP with built in four port switch and wireless N. I also have my own ASUS RT-AC66U wireless router. How can I configure both of them to get the best wireless ...
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Router behind Modem (Thomson TWG87OUG and ASUS RT-AC66U)

I have a Thomson TWG87OUG. The Thomson Modem has Wifi, LAN, DDNS and Forwarding which I am using currently. But there is some functionality I am missing so I want to buy a Router, the ASUS TR-AC66U, ...
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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?