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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Is there a way to connect to a Windows machine from Linux by name instead of by IP?

In my home network, the Linux machines all have avahi installed and can access each other by their hostnames instead of by their IP ping laptop.local But for the Windows machine I could only manage ...
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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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Home Network VPN solutions for DSL?

I have a handful of servers and PC's in my home network. I want to set up a VPN so that I can access any of my home network devices while in the office and traveling. To date I have just been using ...
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Why can't a PC connect to a specific website while all the others work?

A PC is connected via a router and a modem to a local network. All the webpages seem to work fine, yet the webpage of a local libary, will not load independent of the used browser. Other devices on ...
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Network card won't identify network with regular cable after using crossover

I have a laptop: HP Pavilion g6 1212-sq (kind of old), a router in one room and a switch connected to the router in other room. Cables: - a crossover cable, the owner is a friend of mine (f); - two ...
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net view showing disconnected computer

I'm working on a simple network, 2 computers (both Win XP), and a 2-Wire router. I've physically disconnected one of the computers, but it still shows up in the list when I run Net View on the other ...
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How do I connect to my home's primary wired network through an extra (wireless) router?

Thanks for looking! I have set up a desktop PC in my workshop. The Cat 5 cable connects from this PC to a wireless router which is connected to my home network. The Internet connection is working ...
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Windows 7 network adapter fails to start

I need to restart my Windows 7 computer at least 3-4 times to get my local area connection active. I have tried every option related to power but it hasn't helped. I have the drivers installed, but it ...
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Computer randomly sees two networks after cold boot?

Most of the time, when I reboot my Dell with Windows 8.1, I get a "limited connectivity" warning and notice that it has two network locations. There should only be one. I usually disable and re-enable ...
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Need to extend home wireless network 500ft to barn pc with wireless adapter

I have no way of drilling through my house to get a network cable to my router to then extend out to my barn. I am currently using a TP-LINK TL-WA801ND as a wireless repeater(connected wirelessly to ...
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Installing a GUI on Open-WRT

I have a Siemens SX763 router on which I installed Open-WRT. It did not come with a GUI (or so I think) so I googled around and only options I found were to install a GUI over the Internet. However ...
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How to I best set file permissions in a home network with Windows Computers?

How to I set up file permissions in a home network with Windows computers? Need both read and modify Windows 7-8.1 The most important files are on a USB drive connected to a Windows 7 netbook ...
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Why my internet speed is very inconsistent/slow with switch

I recently bought a switch http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156250 so I could get more ethernet ports in my room. All I had to do was plug in an ethernet cable from my router ...
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Trying to determine why Chrome (Win 7 64) with many tabs open is spinning. Is there a browser/OS/ISP test for multiple connection throughput?

I am running Chrome on Win 7 64 on a 3 year old machine. Often when "many" tabs are open (more than 5, less than 20), Chrome will spin. Seemingly doing nothing. Pages appearing to wait for more ...
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ubuntu server static IP and network connection problems

I have a Motorola SURFboard SBG901 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (SBG901), (note this product is a router and modem). I have a cable line coming from Time Warner plugged into this product. I then ...
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Smurf, Syn/FIN Flood, Vecna Scan

The last 2 weeks have been a nightmare my internet speed has gone from Download: 20Mbp/s to around 1Mbp/s(Recently fixed to a re-wiring on the phone line), I think I have found the problem it seems to ...
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Nearly all internet traffic blocked aside from http/https

So today I noticed several network-based programs not functioning, such as Valve's Steam platform. After disabling the windows firewall, and even booting in safe mode with networking, I am unable 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accessing a surveillance camera DVR from WAN, webpage loads but no video stream

Given the following network setup, MyDSLModem (Internet) | MyRouter (192.168.1.1) ─┬─ (192.168.1.3) MyPC1 ├─ (192.168.1.2) NeighborRouter (192.168.2.1) ─┬─ (192.168.2.X) ...
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Unknown hosts between 2 computers

I have 2 computers with Linux running on them: ip: 192.168.0.1 hostname: COMPUTER1 ip: 192.168.0.2 hostname: COMPUTER2 ip: 192.168.0.3 the router I configured the /etc/hostname files with the ...
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Ethernet auto-sensing and auto-negotiation error?

In a network where Franck has only one RJ45 port accessible (see Network topology, situation 1), I add a switch to get an additionnal RJ45 port, everything is fine (situation 2), but when I remove the ...
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Access router from ADSL modem

I have the following set-up: Linksys WAG320N modem-router connected to the internet via RJ11 Gateway IP for WAG320N is 10.0.1.1, subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 Static IPv4 address for my EA6500 router ...
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Homegroup doesn't detect network cable

We have 2 machines here in the network. Both run (legal) Windows 8, both are in the same homegroup, for both machines the network is set up as a Private Network. Copying files over wireless works ...
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Can I subnet a net gear home router? If so are there instructions anywhere?

I have a Veralite hub interfering with my networked Onkyo receiver and I believe putting them on different subnets will fix this. Netgear wndr3400 running native firmware.
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How to find out what is causing network bottle neck - home network

Currently I have following Setup: Fios router --> Netgear Wndr3400 (running Tomato) --> Netgear Wndr3700v2 (running DD-WRT) | | | ...
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network address missing

windows vista using a belkin router for network. somehow changed the IP address to "local" address and now I can't find a network on my desktop to connect to the other computers in my home. I don't ...
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How do I make my NAS box, which is connected to my desktop directly via ethernet, visible to our home network?

I have a NAS unit that I attached to my Windows desktop via direct ethernet cable. I have it set to use automatic DNS, and it retrieves an IP address from my desktop with no further configuration. I'd ...
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Connecting both WAN and LAN ports to the same hub

For some reason I wish to connect the WAN port and the LAN port on a router to the same hub and make the hub is connected to both networks, the Internet and a private network. Below is a diagram of ...
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Apple Airport Express, Extreme and Time Capsules, BT Home Hub, Wireless Extenders confusion

I post quite frequently in Stack Overflow, but use Superuser less frequently. Mainly as I don't change hardware often and rarely have software issues! I live in a small stone cottage, and have an ...
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Couldn't connect properly to the internet using wireless

I'm running a netbook intel atom 1.6Ghz windows 7 1 GB Ram. I had this issue going online after formating. I've installed the drivers and all but I still manage don't know why i couldn't solve this ...
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Share portion of my wi-fi connection?

I have a wi-fi network running off of an unlocked 2Wire 2701HG-x modem (user guide). Question: How can I publicly share it? Can I create two separate networks, one for myself (password-protected), and ...
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Local network proxy server

I'm looking for a proxy server to allow other users on my network to connect through my computer's 3G modem connection. Preferably I don't want to have to go through a ton of settings to get it ...
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Network Limit - Measure Internet Traffic only

I have a home network, Win7 Laptop (wireless) and WinXP computer (wired) and a router. They have file sharing enabled. WinXP Computer has internet connection and a program that measures the internet ...
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Trying to make MAMP local server site accessible externally, via airport base station

I am bumbling around in network and airport settings. I've set up port forwarding on Netgear DGN2000 router but I'm not sure how to configure the airport extreme base station. It is in bridge mode, ...
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How to connect a Belkin modem to a Belkin router to complicated home network with a web server

I came back from a trip to find my Linksys modem/router had partially fried itself. So I went to the local "big box" electronics store for a quick fix. After a bit of faffing they sold me a Belkin ...
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Connecting two ADSL modems and using second as a hub only

I have a Netgear 300 ADSL 2+ modem router in my home office. I wish to use an older Billion ADSL modem router as a hub and place it in the roof so as to access the internet on either of two TV's a ...
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What causes my desktop computer to lose its internet connection on a wired LAN?

Please help! I am at my wits end. I am by no means a techy, but I feel I am intelligent enough to read these forums and follow directions, but I digress... My issue, I have a very simple home network ...
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Get my domain-joined work computer to work in my home network

In my home network I have a wireless router to which you can connect two USB drives. I use these disks much like a simple NAS. The problem is that my work computer that is connected to a Domain on ...
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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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Unable to access shared disks (folders) on Ubuntu 15 from Windows 10

WHAT I FOUND BEFORE ASKING HERE: https://techjourney.net/cannot-connect-to-cifs-smb-samba-network-shares-shared-folders-in-windows-10/ This link is the closest to my problem apparently but it did ...