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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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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Restrict access to W8 users dir share

I some W8 laptops on a W-LAN and at some point I have set up sharing of one of them's users dir. If I log into the shared folder by navigating to Network/SHARED_PC_NAME and log in, I can see and have ...
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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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Besides throughput, is there any advantage to having more bonded channels in a cable modem?

Let's say there are two cable modems whose downstream channels can each do 40Mbit/sec, but one modem has eight channels and the other has four. Assuming an ISP limits downspeeds to 50Mbit/sec, does ...
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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 ...
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Connect two routers so that the main router has control over the other

I have already found an answer how to connect two routers here. With the "same network" setup each device that tries to connect to the second router gets an IP address from the first. This is fine. ...
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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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“Destination port unreachable” when pinging computer in another subnet

In my home network, I connect to the Internet through a router (192.168.1.1). I also have another router (192.168.1.15, 192.168.2.1), this one using OpenWRT, configured as a wireless client. One of my ...
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Hosting a home website, unable to see from outside home network

I have Windows server 2k3 installed on the web server. I have it configured to listen to traffic on port 80. I am running a simple website using the XAMPP stack. Again, have this configured to listen ...
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How can I achieve proxy configuration similar to a corporate environment?

At my work we have a proxy setup where no computers can leave the internal network without using a proxy. We use WPAD to determine which proxy to use, but how can something like this be set up in my ...
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Do you really need a gigabit router for a local network?

All of my computers at home are gigabit compatible and I'm planning to upgrade my old switch to a gigabit switch . The question is do I also need to upgrade my old router ? I'm only running internet ...
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Iptables: Allow Internal LAN to access INTERNET

I have an internal network behind my router on eth0, and I have my router connected to the internet thorugh wlan0. I can't access the internet from inside the lan, how can I fix this? wlan0: ...
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“Network path not found” when trying to access network PC

I have 2 computers: Windows 7 desktop and Windows 8 laptop in a home wi-fi network. They are both configured to use passworded shared file access, not homegroup-based access. Desktop PC can access ...
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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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Access Dynamic Domain Name Via WAN, and while on network

Router Running DD-WRT v24 DNSMasq is enabled DynDNS is enabled, routing TLD domain devita.co to my Dynamic IP Port Fowarding rules enabled for 192.168.1.161, WAN 2152 -> LAN 80 External ...
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How to set up a home NAS and share it online?

My family lives in 3 different countries in Europe. We've all got decent Internet connections, but we're struggling with sharing files (documents, photos and home movies, and music). I'm dreaming of ...
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Router cannot continously look for a Dynamic IP

I am trying to connect to a ISP provider who is running a DHCP service. When I connect the cable provided by the ISP[beam telecom] to my laptop , a dynamic IP is assigned and everything fine. When I ...
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Can I connect my router wirelessly to Uverse?

I just switched to AT&T Uverse and my old setup (physical connection to cable modem in same room) is no longer applicable. I want to have my home office router talk to my AT&T Uverse router ...
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Setting up a network drive on a home network

I've setup a home network using Netgear N300 wireless router (using Windows 7). I'm trying to get one of my hard drives to be available on the network, so I went to the "sharing" tab of the HD's ...
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Networking Woes

My set-up is quite complex for me. I have a telephone line, broadband and IPTV on a single line. The service provider gave me a wireless modem (I am not sure if that is the correct term - the ...
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Connecting a router to another router

I am having issues with connecting my two routers together. I want to form a single network with two routers. Here is a illustration: The problem is that when I connect the routers like this it ...
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What is the best way to restrict network access for one machine on a home LAN?

As an example, I have 3 computers on a home network: Machine A Machine B Machine C What I would like to do is isolate "Machine C", so that it cannot communicate with "A" or "B" and vice versa. It ...