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 manage VPN clients

During the course of the day, I use several VPN clients, and have to switch back and forth among them many times. It drives me nuts, so I'm planning on setting up a VM for each network that I need ...
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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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Why does ssh disconnect, complaining about a corrupt packet?

I run a cluster of 5 computers and I have used ssh-keygen to allow for keyless entry from my main computer to any of the 5 remote computers. A single router connects my main computer with a network ...
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Share an external USB Hard drive connected to XP Home

I want to share on my home network an external USB Hard drive connected to my netbook running XP Home. My laptop and home PC (both running Win 7 Home Premium x64) can see the shared drive but cannot ...
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What idle behaviors can disrupt a network connection?

I've got a PC with a wireless card installed. I've been having fits of bad performance, but I've narrowed down one of the many things I'd like to fix. It seems if my computer idles for some period of ...
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Home cat6 Ethernet wiring not connecting with cat5e cables

I'm having trouble wiring home with Ethernet. I want to be able to connect my laptop to the internet via the Ethernet jack in my bedroom while having my router/modem in the living room. Last year ...
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Excess devices listed under Network Media Devices

I have just upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8.1. All good other than some ghost appearances on my network devices that I would like to de-clutter. I added, then removed a User Account, ...
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Setting up a wireless extender disables the whole internet access from that network

I'm trying to set up my wireless network with a powerline extender. The extender itself is a wireless access point. - it is this model. The main internet modem/router is downstairs, it is connected ...
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XP pings router but can't ping the Internet

All machines on the network are able to access the internet but one. It is running Windows XP SP 3 and is wired into the router. I have looked at No Internet with LAN Connection and XP can connect to ...
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websites resolving in browser but not resolving in CLI. Can ping IP but not domain name (unknown host)

Hi guys I'm currently developing using rails and for some reason bundle install is returning the following output Error Bundler::HTTPError during request to dependency API Fetching full source index ...
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Limited connectivity on Windows Vista but Internet still works?

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. I have my PC connected to a Belkin Router via an Ethernet cable. My network icon in the system tray shows an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle. When I ...
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Windows 7: how to setup a Homegroup - IPv6 error?

Every time I try to setup a Homegroup I get an error message that I need to have IPv6 enabled. When I check the system it says that IPv6 is enabled.
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Under Windows is there a way for an admin to copy a limited account password from one machine to another?

I the admin of a home network with "home" version of Windows Vista and Windows 7. A Vista machine downstairs is connected to a printer. Now for other machines to access the printer, I understand that ...
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Running a Web Server Over My Network

I am hoping to run a small web server on my computer to let other people in my house access it (common tips, etc.) and that would be easy enough to do and host at my IP address http://192.168.1.100 ...
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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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N access point connected to G router

Any issues connecting an N access point via an ethernet cable to a G router? I currently have a wrt54gl router in one room (where it's connected by cables to various devices). I'm usually in another ...
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Windows Vista Network Folder and File Sharing

I would like to know how to allow a user/username from a different computer (sample: \home-pc\Owner) to have viewing permissions and someone else (sample \home-pc\Guest) to have full accsess to the ...
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Exploring other windows 8 machine's root

I used to be able to type start \\other_machine\c$ in PowerShell and Windows Explorer would pop up with a login dialog. Then I'd type other_machine\moswald and my password (the account is a local ...
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Why does it take a long time to connect to my local site?

I have Windows 7 and a local website on Apache / PHP. I have the most recent versions installed. I have some PCs connected into a local network by the router, which assigns local IP addresses like ...
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Two DNS servers, one Windows, one Linux

I've got an issue with my home network - I have a DDWRT router running as a gateway and primary DHCP/DNS Server on 192.168.1.1 and a Windows Server 2008 machine running as a domain controller and ...
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How do I switch between routers when connected via Ethernet?

I currently have a Windows 7 machine and a Ubuntu 11.10 media server connected via Ethernet to a router. This router (Router 1) is connected to a Singapore ISP which prevents me from accessing ...
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I cannot open an IP address in Ubuntu

I have installed some cameras in my private business and now I wanted to open the views from my computer. I got the Ip address and the username along with the password. However when I tried to open it ...
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iPhone doesn't connect to wifi unless the laptop is ON

I always thought that there was something wrong with my wireless home wifi. It connects to all the computers, printer and laptops wirelessly but NOT my iphone. Till just recently, i noticed that my ...
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Unexpected IPv4 address when pinging machine on home network

Set-up I have three computers on a home network. No domain, just using Windows "workgroup" functionality. I'm using Input Director from a desktop Win7 PC to control two laptops (one Win7, one WinXP) ...
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Tethering a Windows XP laptop to a CentOS desktop

I have a laptop running Windows XP Service Pack 3. There is a CentOS 6.0 desktop next to it. The Windows XP laptop has a Wi-Fi card, and it has Internet access. The CentOS computer does not have a ...
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Static Route, Home Networking Problem

I have a home Windows 2008 Server with 2 Client PC's also attached to the network. I also have 2 ISP's one of which is connected to the LAN switch and the other directly to the server. The server is ...
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How to connect two routers each connected to internet on one home network and provide failover

I have the following setup at home: Switch Wireless ADSL 3Com router connected to internet through ISP and connected to a switch Another wireless 3G router connected to the switch as well The ...
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Quick way to share files on a PC with another PC that's NOT on the same network (work laptop on a domain, home PC on a home network)

I want to access a folder on my home desktop PC over my local home network from all our various laptops at home (just to backup photos and share media files). I tried simple Windows sharing, but one ...
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Home network setup

I wonder if this setup is possible 1) Router: Would be a pc with an extra network card, using some linux router software. 2) Switch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833150157 ...
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Access DSL modem web configuration through Wireless Router. .

I am having a DSL Modem ZTE 831 Series. To have Wireless Connectivity at home, I have connected Tenda WiFi Router W316R. The address of DSL Modem is 192.168.1.1 The address of Wifi Router is ...
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Cannot reach domain hosted within same private network

I have a website hosted on a home server, accessible from the outside by a domain name I purchased and mapped to my router's IP with help from a dynamic DNS service. The problem is that I cannot ...
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Create a second homegroup on same network

My network has a homegroup set already in one PC, but I do not want to use that. I want to create my own HomeGroup since I don't have access to that PC. I tried doing it from control panel and ...
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connecting to a pppoe network via an ADSL2 modem

I recently switched my internet provider from an ADSL2 based service to a pppoe based service. I have the old ADSL2 modem and would like to reuse it for the new PPPOE connection. The modem only has an ...
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Computer only accesses the internet when using a static DNS ip

My setup is wall-> Zyxel p-870h-51a VDSL2 modem -> DD-WRT router. The issue is that the modem has connected to the internet, but the computer is unable to. This is resolved if on the individual ...
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How to limit bandwidth after a threshold is reached [Mikrotik]?

My router is Mikrotik RB951G-2HnD and I would like it to limit the connection speed to a particular website once some amount of traffic between the user and the website has passed. The website ip ...
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How to enable remote access for Synology DSM 4.3 device through Linksys EA6900

I asked this question on the synology forum, and no offense, but I'm not sure that I trust the answers so am posting here. I have a Synology DiskStation DS413j running DSM 4.3. I also have a Linksys ...
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Hard drive failures on two home servers

I have two old PC's currently running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS at home and they both seem to have HDD failures every now and then. The issue is the same on both, system goes into read-only mode, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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visit from 192.168.6.145 on my private 192.168.1.255 network?

I have noticed a visit from 192.168.6.145 ip address to my website hosted on my local host 192.168.1.5. My router NetGear (gateway) has ip 192.168.1.1. how is this possible? does it mean that someone ...
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Install CloudFlare to my home network?

I want to make my home network DDoS protected with CloudFlare. Is this possible? I'm using the D-Link DIR-655 router with Comcast internet.
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Windows 7 strange networking issue

I got 2 laptops with Windows 7. They are located at the same wifi network which consists of only 2 PC's. Workgroups are same, PC names are different. Both of them using Kaspersky Internet Security ...
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How can I achieve proxy configuration similar to a corporate environment?

At my work we have a proxy setup where no computers can leave the internal network without using a proxy. We use WPAD to determine which proxy to use, but how can something like this be set up in my ...
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Sharing Windows Folders on a Network… other PCs see but can't access

I'm soooo tired of network setup issues. All I want to do is share a folder and all it's sub-folders so other PCs on my network can view and change this remote location. Why is it that setting a dir ...
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Windows Firewall is blocking connection sharing (ICS)

How do I keep Windows Firewall from blocking Internet Connection Sharing, or just permanently disable Windows Firewall? Everytime I plug in a computer into my network card Windows Firewall turns ...
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Home networking - Wireless switch?

I currently have a Linksys WRT160N that has a couple wireless clients and a few wired clients. We are planning to switch from DSL to cable and unfortunately, there isn't a cable point in a location ...
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I can't access files that are supposed to be shared and edited on the same home group (Windows 8.1)

I am trying to swap files between two pcs on the same local network but the laptop can't see the desktop's folder that I am sharing although the desktop can see the laptop's folder that I am sharing. ...