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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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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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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Can't connect to server on the same router

Hello! I have 2 routers. The primary router (which is also a modem. from now on I"ll call it A) and the secondary router (B from now on), which is connected to the primary router via 10 meters ...
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Advanced Home Network

As our home network seems to be increasing drastically I was thinking of setting up a network as follows: A DMZ between our wireless modem router and the next router (for guests who wish to use our ...
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Home network shares are not accessible when Internet is down

I have this problem at home. When I loose internet connection, I am unable to access shared folders from one PC to another. here is my topology. ++ || ...
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Networking two computers for homegroup

I have a wireless high speed Internet connection, using a wireless network adapter on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64), that I want to share with other computers and laptops in my home (also Windows 8.1). I ...
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Trouble bridging two Ethernet connections on Ubuntu Server 12.04

My Setup: Dell PowerEdge 2800, Ubuntu Server 12.04, 2 Ethernet ports Dell XPS, Windows 7 Home Edition, 1 Ethernet port Router <--- eth0 ---> PowerEdge <--- eth1 ---> XPS the objective here ...
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Tracking down the cause of loss of network connectivity

I have been having issues with short (seconds, but long enough to break a TCP connection) periods of loss of internet connectivity. I have tracked this down to what appears to be an actual loss of ...
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How to connect 2 home routers to connect 2 separate networks?

I don't know if it's a silly question, but I'm not very good at networking. So please help me out. I have a Netgear WNDR4500, and I configured my PCs and virtual machines setting the WNDR4500 ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't connect to network printer wirelessly

just swapped out my HP2605DN network printer with a Xerox 8570DN network printer. There were never any issues printing on the HP printer from laptop PCs (wireless) or desktop PCs (wired). I can ...
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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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Connecting two internet into a PC?

Let's say I've a spare internet connection. If I buy an additional LAN card, will I be able to utilize the two connections simultaneously? Will this work irregardless of OS, say Windows or Ubuntu? I ...