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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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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Port forwarding when router and modem are separate

I am using two different devices for connecting to the Internet. I have a Motorola modem and a DLink router, and get my Internet connection from Comcast. Now I am trying to enable port forwarding to ...
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How do remote sensors connect to a password-protected wifi network?

I'm quite new to networking in general, and am wondering how remote sensing devices are able to connect to someone's home wifi network? For example, take a device like this: ...
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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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Connectivity between devices plugged into a router ethernet ports

If I plug 2 computers into free ethernet ports in my wifi router will I be able to establish connection between these pc or router does not allow it?
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Can I connect external USB storage to Wi-Fi repeater

My home network router does not support connecting external USB storage. I must use it (it's used for phone and cables, as well), but I'd really like to have shared storage. In general, I ...
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How would I go about home networking?

I'd like to build a home network, but I have absolutely no clue where to start. My home has 6-7 computers, some personal and two are shared. I'd like to have network based accounts that can log in ...
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How to create a home network over a wide area [closed]

I am trying to design a flexible and "future-ready" home network for our 3-story, 5-room townhouse, with a 4-port ethernet wall plate in each room, using one of the ports in each room as an input and ...
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Home Networking Roaming [duplicate]

I have a bt-infinity Home Hub 4 ADSL router as my main router and i would like to extend the wireless around the house using a Netgear dgn2200 Router. I have cat5 cables running between the 2 Access ...
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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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Does a router USB port means it supports NAS?

My ISP will be sending me a SmartRG SR505n modem/router and I see from the specs that it has a USB 2.0 port. Does this mean that it supports adding a NAS (my extrenal HDD for example?). I checked the ...
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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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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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-48VDC power required: How to make it work with 110VAC input

I recently bought a used NetOptics TP-GCU-48V network tap on eBay for use on my home net. This is one of their earlier models and has been discontinued for a number of years. They have two versions ...
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is it possible to share hardware resources through network? [closed]

Suppose there are several laptops in my house and I would like to connect them and then in one of the laptops use their hardware resources (CPU, Graphic card and etc) to play a game that a laptop ...
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Connecting local network using switch and router with just 2 interfaces

I need to connect a very small network (< 5 devices) to another network. The other network provides only a wireless AP. I was thinking about using an old Linux box with a wifi card and a single ...
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A “home server” to “control” other PCs [closed]

I might be asking a lot from the title so let me clarify. I'm an I.T System Administrator. I understand Client-Server relationship fully. I use Windows GPO on our server for almost every use Windows ...
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DNS server cannot get DNSSEC information

I did the netalyzr test which checks some ports and network configs. The result was strange. It contained a problem with DNSSEC: Only some DNS root server instances returned proper DNSSEC ...
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Static or Dynamic Local IP based on Physical Location

On my local network (at home), I have a Linux machine called A, connected to the Internet through a modem. I want to give A a static local IP address when it's at home, but a dynamically allocated one ...
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Setting another computer on the network as a web server

I've just setup my home network with a single laptop setup as a server (Ubuntu Server 12.04) which I can connect and share files via ssh with from my client laptop (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04). My server ...
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Windows Network interruptions

I frequently access files on my laptop from my desktop over my WIFI network. I have noticed that the windows explorer frequently 'times out'/crashes and I have to re-open it to get back to the files ...
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How to configure a DD-WRT (micro) secondary router to prevent LAN access on a specified schedule?

I have a NetGear WiFi router configured as the main gateway for internet access in my home, and a secondary router (a Linksys wrt54GS loaded with DD-WRT v24-sp2 micro), configured with a different ...
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Is this network configuration possible?

my family recently changes ISPs (from 12/1.5 to 30/5). The new service is bundled with phone and tv, so the provided modem handles all of these services from one box. Currently our wireless router is ...
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The setting to connect one router to another, how?

I want to be able to watch Netflix outside US via Chromecast, and for this, I will need to setup some static route rules. For this purpose I bought a second router, my Internet-modem-router ...
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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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If I work on my own web server,nobody can track me,right? [closed]

I would like to make my own home web server with a Linux-based server operating system,I'm not sure what operating system I should choose,but I will see... After I make it,I will be able to do ...
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Unable to access static IP of wired device connected to wireless network

I have a proprietary device with a static IP. I have connected this device to my wireless router through an ethernet cable. When I connect my laptop to the router via ethernet, I am able to access ...
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Can MoCA be used behind a wired router?

We have Comcast cable internet, and we want to connect two devices: one WiFi router, and one PC via a wired connection. We have these all set up in the same room and it basically works: wall ...
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Can 2 routers connect to a single internet line

I am trying to isolate 2 computers from each-other so they cant communicate or attack each-other in any way. As of my research I found out that the most effective way to do that is to separate them ...
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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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Optimal network layout w/ static ips

Ive been trying to set this up correctly for a while, and this is as close to successful as I've been. This layout has worked but is not reliable. Every once in a while access to the outside internet ...
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How to properly obtain the ip ranges of a domain?

In order to shape traffic cheaply, I would like to know the address range of a particular domain, say google.com. First option is to do a reverse dns lookup for a range of ips that are close to the ...
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LAN networking not working between Ubuntu Saucy and OSX Mavericks with iPhone Hotspot

At home, I have two machines (Ubuntu Saucy & OSX Mavericks) connected to my iPhone hotspot. My iPhone is my gateway and I can access the internet from both machines. Both machines are also able ...
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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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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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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 ...