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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...