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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Increase wifi signal in some part of the house

In the living room the internet WIFI connection is very low and quite difficult to get sometimes. I was thinking about buying something to solve this problem. A friend of mine told me about buying a ...
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How can I set up a VPN client on a DD-WRT router behind another router?

I recently subscribed to a VPN service and was wondering if it is possible to set up the dd-wrt router so that any connections to a virtual wireless network go through the VPN. Can this still be done ...
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Choosing a rack for a home server environment

I'm trying to understand the considerations ("why") that go into determining the specifications ("what") for a rackmount server cabinet, in order to determine what sort of rack I should purchase for ...
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How to make a hardisk from a portable hardisk?

I have a acer 500 gb portable harddisk and want to convert it in to a network hard disk. so that i dont have to carry it along and also not to keep my computer power on for whole day. I have iball ...
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Can SSH to external WAN IP from local network but not from external network

I am trying to open my home server to SSH from the internet so I can work on it when I'm not at home. Here's what I've done so far. Set router as DMZ on modem, forwarded ports from router to the ...
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setup netbios client in ubuntu 13.10

I have two laptops with ubuntu 13.10 x64 on them. I want both of them to be able to ping and mount one another via hostname or netbios name which is the same in my case. The computers are called ...
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Home Network Stopped Working

I have a home network where a machine running Windows 7 Ultimate N acts as a central hub for other devices to access media. This has been running for around 2 years now and there has been no recent ...
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Port Forwarding(?) TD-W8961nd

I have a bit of a weird internet setup. I am connected via a decent WiFi connection (from work) which I pick up using a Buffalo Airstation Wireless-G box. This simply picks up the signal and gives me ...
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Setting up home media network and syncing with various devices

I am a bit inexperienced with this and all the guides I've been reading online seem to have confused/mixed terminology. I have a projector connected to Wd tv play which is just a tv gadget that ...
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How to run multiple servers on one internet line

I run-up server at home and currently I've got 2 servers running separately on 2 lines of internet cable. Now I want to close down one internet line, so I want 2 servers run only one internet line; ...
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Extending home network using multiple access point originating from another access point

I have a home network with the current setup (RJ45 running from main router to access point) : +-------------+ +--------------+ | 192.168.2.1 | |192.168.2.2 | ...
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<10 users (windows 7 and Vista machines)--need basic network

A small office. Current environment: A few aging notebooks, one of which is connected to a printer by a USB cable. No sharing of anything, but everyone is able to do web stuff via one central ...
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Can my employer track my home network usage on other computers if I connect using VPN?

I have a Windows 7 home network running. I connect my work laptop up to my home network and connect to work using a VPN. Is it possible for my employer to see what I'm doing on any computer ...
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network from vmware win 8 - parent osx

I am on OSX 10.8.5 running vmware 5.0.1 with a Windows 8 machine. I can't seem to network my Windows 8 machine to other windows machines. I am however able to connect to the internet. I am only ...
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For in-wall home wiring is shielded ethernet cable necessary?

I want to wire my house with ethernet. Mostly this is going to before internet access, but also some NetFlix streaming and gaming. I am not running any home servers and not expect to go above gigabit ...
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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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Create .bat file to deactivate device [duplicate]

I'm not familiar with creating .bat files, but I want to create a file to deactivate/disable a network device This is in win7. I have googled some similar problems, but nothing to solve this. pls ...
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Second router in a home network

I have a wireless router (Huawei EchoLife HG521), given by the ISP which isn't quite powerful. In two rooms away the signal drops significantly and it's rather hard to connect wirelessly. I have ...
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Is this possible to do H264 CCTV DVR + FreeNAS + FTP?

Can I use the storage inside H264 CCTV DVR as my NAS (network-attached storage) and use Filezilla to access the files remotely?
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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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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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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 ...