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 configure VPN traffic over certain ports only - Windows

I would like to force only certain ports through my VPN (or open only certain ports from my VPN, which ever is easier). I am on windows, and the VPN service has options for OpenVPN, SSTP, L2TP/PPTP. ...
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Set up Split-horizon DNS at home

I have some services set up on my computers at home. Currently I use a little script to determine if I'm at home, and if so use a LAN IP, and if not use my router's WAN IP to connect to these ...
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How to share a folder between two computers on different networks?

I'm trying to create a folder that can be shared between my home and work computers (both Win 7, not on same network). Ideally I want to have folder on both computers desktops and be able to change ...
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Monitor computer/internet usage on home network by individual MAC address

We need to control the hours our children spend online using their windows PC, iPad and iPhones. We have an ASUS ac66 router, but the parental control only allows specific time intervals to be set. Is ...
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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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Sharing a folder as hidden in Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Homegroup with 4 computers. I share files among all of these. However, I want to have a folder on computer #1 that can only be seen and accessed by computer #2 and not by computers ...
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Vista PC will not respond to pings on home network

I need some help with file & printer sharing with Windows Vista. Home Network called is named WORKGROUP Router: Belkin N150 Wireless Router 3 PCs: Win Vista Home Premium Desktop 64bit - ...
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How to direct connection local lan + WIFI internet?

I am running 2 computers. Each have a WIFI connection to the router (other location in the house) which provides internet. I would like now to directly connect those 2 computers via their Gigabit ...
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Why do some routers not have a WAN port?

I have a ZyXEL P-870H-5xA v2 VDSL2 modem to act as a modem, but it's not wireless, so I figured I'd grab a wireless router to to connect to it to act as the wireless router. A friend had a TP-LINK ...
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Expanding Wired Network with Wireless Router

I want to expand my home network with the ASUS RT-N66U. I want several workstations in one part of the house to be wired, but the other workstations in another part of the house to be wireless, while ...
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Route from server to other computer

I have server based on Debian with Apache 2.x installed. On router, all incoming connections on selected ports are forwarded to this server. Also, I have my own working computer with server. I want ...
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ping tool that measures in micro seoconds

When I do a ping on my pc to my router it says it's <1ms which is great. However what if you wanted greater resolution i.e. microseconds. How would you do this using software? I've never used an ...
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How to manage my network

I have a main router-modem-wifi(D-Link 2730 U), from which we use internet on ground floor floor, there is one more wifi on ground floor (D-Link Dir 505) which extends the range of my modem. My ...
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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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How to setup a new homegroup in Win 7 when there is another homegroup setup on the network

I live in an appartment with three people and one of these people has setup a homegroup without my knowledge. He has left on a long holiday and won't be back for some time. I need to create a group ...
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How to bring Internet to a DD-WRT router from another router?

I have a new Internet connection that came with a preconfigured modem-router. That works really well but it has only 2 ethernet port and no wireless. So I would like to connect my other router running ...
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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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Would an NAS with cheap drives serve files faster than a PC with high-performance drives?

First, a little background. We have two computers, which we built. We also have two phones and a tablet, all running Android, as well as a PS3. Currently, one of the computers acts as a file server ...
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What is happening to my internet connection? I can Ping, query Dns but i cant view webpage?

I'm experiencing a weird problem that I would like to understand. My DSL connection won't allow me to visit website. I can't access them using IP address either, but I can still ping 8.8.8.8 and ...
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WD My Cloud very slow

I just bought a WD My Cloud 3 TB, connected it to my modem and connected 6 devices to it. Currently I am getting very slow response times, 0.5 - 3 seconds while browsing the files. (and it is empty) ...
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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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Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) hangs

I am sharing my Wifi internet by creating a virtual network through the following commands netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWifi key=XXXXXXX netsh wlan start hostednetwork It works ...
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Creating a simple PPTP/L2TP VPN with Ethernet bridging

I'm looking into creating a very simple VPN on my home network using a Raspberry Pi. Such VPN is designed to allow me to send WOL (Wake on LAN) packets from a remote device and accessing Samba ...
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How to set-up my laptop to use wired connection when WiFi is avalable as well [duplicate]

I would like to set-up my laptop's networking to use exclusively LAN (Ethernet) connection when both LAN andWiFi are available? (In my case wired and wireless connections come from the same router.) ...
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How do I connect to my Netgear dgn2200 wireless router to configure it?

I have an AT&T U-verse 2Wire 3800 hgv-b modem/router with an AT&T provided Cisco wireless access point. The AT&T wireless access point is flaking out now and then, so I'm attaching my ...
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Why are my network connections great on Ubuntu but awful on Windows 7/8.1?

Several months ago, my girlfriend started having connectivity problems on her Windows 7 Dell laptop. Her connection to the network would drop entirely every ten/fifteen minutes or so, and she'd have ...
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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 ...