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 do I wire a phone line into an RJ45 patch panel?

I am looking to wire my house for Ethernet. The connection to the outside world is DSL, which requires a phone line. I'd like to put that phone line in the same RJ45 patch panel as the Ethernet, for ...
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Is the vonage box better between a cable modem and router?

I'm having trouble where it makes the most sense to place the vonage phone box. Should I place it between my router and cable modem; or, should it be connected to the router? That is, does performance ...
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Address Resolution on WiFi with TP-LINK router

I have a TP-LINK WiFi router which shows lan IP addresses and computer mac addresses under Device Info > ARP. I am interested to read this info from my computer (Ubuntu 12.04) connected to the same ...
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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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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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How can I get a MByte/s or Mbit/s reading of network activity?

Under the Network tab of Windows Task Manager, I can only see "Network Utilization" and "Link Speed". For example, if the link speed is "100 Mbps" (Mega bit per second) and the network utilization is ...
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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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Setup Active Directory in home network - do i need to set up DNS first

I'd like to experiment setting up a windows domain at home. I have limited resources: 1 x64 machine and 1 x32 machine. My plan is to create a couple of virtual machines using VMware workstation, ...
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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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Nmap spoofing function

I try to use nmap to spoof the IP address inside my network (LAN) but I'm having no luck. I used nmap --iflist (my actual IP address on the network is: 129.110.11.58) and went for eth0 for the -e ...
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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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Home Networking Setup with AT&T UVerse

I have U-Verse with AT&T. I would like to implement some family controls on it, e.g., content control and shutting it down after a certain time of night, but the Uverse router doesn't have any of ...
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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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Do i need connect router to master socket?

I have multiple telephone sockets in my house. When I connected router to master socket, everything is ok, but when I connected it to any other socket my internet is around 2.5 times slower. Is it ...
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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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How can I improve the annoyingly slow internal speed on my home network?

My network is already set up and has been working for "a while". I have wifi and wired internet on a bunch of devices and stations (more than I care to admit), the gigabit router is working and ...
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Running both internet- and TV-signals on coaxial?

I have a 1) Zyxel P-2812HNU-Fx for a) home network+internet and b) landline and a 2) satellite/FTA reciever for TV. There's already a decent coaxial network going from the utility room and to all ...
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How do I setup Windows based Pano Logic Zero Clients at home?

I have 3 Pano Logic Zero Clients and would like to use them in my home network. The zero-clients will be used for checking emails, web browsing, and doing homework. They are not intended for playing ...
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Can I switch my modem over to any other coaxial entry point in the house?

Can I switch my modem over to any other coaxial entry point in the house? Or does each jack have to be set up by an engineer sent over by my ISP. I'm a bit afraid to just try it, in case connecting ...
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Is it possible to get owncloud running from a home network?

I don't want to maintain a server, or keep my computer running 24/7. I just want to to have control over my files, and be able to sync between all my devices when I am home.
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Slow wireless in my room: should I get a faster router or multiple extenders?

I recently moved into a new house and have very poor wireless in my room. I currently keep my wireless router (Linksys E1000 with DD-WRT) in the living room as this is where most of our browsing takes ...
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Powerline issues

Recently I've started to have trouble with my Homeplug AV 200 network. With no activity on the network a speedtest shows 20 down, 3 up and a ping of less than 30; with a ping to the router taking ...
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Transfer files using ad-hoc connection in Windows

How do I configure direct network between computers in home network beside Internet connection? I would like Windows computers to be connected directly omitting router which provides Internet ...
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how do i share files between windows computers on a local network?

We are trying to set up a home network where all computers can see shared files on all other computers. So far we've got two computers connected via a wireless router/modem, connected via ethernet ...
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Turn a shared folder into a network item always present

I would like my network users to have a shared folder mapped without having them to do anything themselves. Is it possible to turn a shared folder into a network item like the list of PC's there is in ...
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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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Are there any powerline network devices that are flush with the wall? [closed]

I'm looking for a HomePlug (or other powerline network) device that is as flush with the wall as possible, as it will be placed behind a wall mounted television. I haven't had any luck trying to find ...
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Was this a DoS, a hack attempt, or something else?

I ssh'd into my home server earlier because it was taking strangely long to respond to HTTP requests. I noticed that the shell prompt was also acting slow. So I typed top, and saw several instances of ...
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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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setting up bridge or access point

I'm connecting to the internet through a Netgear router, model WNDR3400v2. It's located in the first floor of my three-floor row house, and the signal does not quite reach to the study, which is in ...
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Network Configuration for IP Camera Setup

I am currently sharing my internet connection with my neighbor and have the following network setup: MyDSLModem (Internet) | MyRouter (192.168.1.1) ─┬─ (192.168.1.2) MyPC1 ├─ ...
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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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What is a reasonable range for signal strength when next to my router? [closed]

I know that these things depend largely on specific hardware but I don't even know if I am in the neighborhood. What would a reasonable range of signal strength be when my device is less than 5 feet ...
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Configure router to redirect requests from local machine

Is there any way for me to configure my home router such that all outgoing requests coming from some of my local machines are rejected (deny them service), or better yet, redirect them to some other ...
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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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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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Can anyone on my network see a URL (for dynamic DNS updates) I'm accessing?

I'm using a dynamic DNS service provider that gives me a URL to access, and based on the IP address accessing that URL my dynamic hostname gets updated with that IP address. This is being run from a ...
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How can I monitor traffic on my home network?

I have admin access to my D-Link DSL G604T router which controls one switch (and 2 computers) and three other computers. I want to monitor traffic on this router to find out who is downloading what / ...
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Adding a DSL modem as a client device in a wireless network

Currently, I have a DSL modem with built in wireless router, provider by the ISP. As the hardware is quite poor, the speed and range of this wireless network is rather limited. There are some wire ...
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Why does my netgear WNR 1000 router keep giving the wrong IP address?

For a while my internet has stopped working. My house has two routers, one for the wifi which is a Belkin and the other for routing wired connections for home entertainment systems which is a Netgear. ...
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Windows task on internet connection outside home network

I'm trying to create a windows task that will execute as soon as the laptop is outside the home network. There is an option called: 'start when specific network connection is available' but i'm ...
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Can I connect a switch to a router AND share internet over that same wire

I want to know if I can set up my home network like this so every device is on the same network. Basically, the wireless router becomes the router and the DSL Modem/Router does nothing but provide ...
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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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Regarding Home Network and Structured Panel

I have a question that maybe pretty simple for those who are little more adept at this. Recently, I've been wanting to get the Ethernet ports around my house (which was built last year) live. I have a ...
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Extending WiFi range - what do I need and in what configuration?

The setup would be as the diagram below. The issue is that when in Room A, the WiFi signal from the router/modem in Room B is flaky, causing the devices in Room A to drop the connection all the time. ...
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port listening and home router security

I have a Dishtv receiver with sling adapter. The receiver is connected to my router. The router is a netgear DD-WRT flashed router. I was told be a dishtv rep that the router use port 80, 443 and ...
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Computer connects directly through modem but won't through router

I've get some problems that kept me from accessing internet on my computer for some time. So i spent the last 6 months using wireless connection on my laptop. Yesterday, I bought a 20 meters ethernet ...
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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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Sychronize two folders in two different laptops [duplicate]

I have a laptop and a small netbook and I write projects on both, I do a lot of copying and pasting and it is pretty tiring. One runs a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and the other Windows 7 Home Basic ...
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Connecting (wireless) router to modem (with integrated router)

I'm trying to figure something out that I think should be possible, but I don't think I have the exact technical knowledge to make it work. I'm using a modem provided by my cable company that also ...