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 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. ...
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Using two routers in one network

I have a TP-LINK WR740N. My neighbor is using my Wi-Fi network but the signal is weak, so now I am trying to connect a second router (D-Link DIR-615) to the network in order to boost the signal ...
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win7 internet only works on 1 pc if other is turned on

Me and my room mate are sharing internet with a TP-link WR-1043-ND. Whenever my computer is turned off, or my network adapter is disabled, my room mate has generally slow internet, and 3000+ ping to ...
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Isolate LAN network

My home network consists of 4 computers connected with wifi. Problem is the people who own 2 of the computers don't really know how to protect against viruses. Is there a way to either create 2 ...
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Arris DG860A and ASUS RT-AC66U to cover two floors [closed]

I have an Arris DG860A modem from my ISP with built in four port switch and wireless N. I also have my own ASUS RT-AC66U wireless router. How can I configure both of them to get the best wireless ...
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Router behind Modem (Thomson TWG87OUG and ASUS RT-AC66U)

I have a Thomson TWG87OUG. The Thomson Modem has Wifi, LAN, DDNS and Forwarding which I am using currently. But there is some functionality I am missing so I want to buy a Router, the ASUS TR-AC66U, ...
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Can't access my router via 192.168.0.1 any more

I can't access the router any more via the normal IP. I used to access it through 192.168.0.1. The reason why I can't just reset the router is that it would change the outside IP address from my ...
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Is it a good idea to have two routers connected to each other?

The network topography of my house involve a cable modem in the downstairs basement and a wireless router with radio disabled there also in the basement so all the wired connections involving home ...
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Wrong order in CAT5 cabling — does it matter?

I've got in-wall CAT5 wiring in my house. The wall sockets were done by an electrician and the requirement was straight-through T-568B, but I think he got it wrong. When I use a cheap cable tester, I ...
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How to configure gigabit NIC to connect to 100mpbs router?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 box with two "Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit" ports. These work fine with my cable modem at 1Gbps speed. I tried to have my old Linksys wrt54g router in between. The wireless ...
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Set network for remote connection

I would like to setup my network for remote connection in a different way than normal. I have two computers connected and sharing files through LAN with one router. then each computer has a modem with ...
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Modem/router seems to block access to NAS box with static IP?

I have an NSLU2 ("slug") network-attached storage box, running nslu2-linux, which was working well until I replaced some hardware in my home network. My current setup is very simple: I have a single ...
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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 ...