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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Decrease network traffic by adding another router

I have an old laptop that I use as a media server. It is connected to my router via LAN cable as is my smart TV. I notice that when I'm streaming video on the TV from the laptop, other devices ...
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Turn local Win7 user account into network user account? [closed]

I have a local administrator account on my gaming PC, and it is set up to my liking. I've recently added another PC to my home network, which I intend to use as a file server, TeamSpeak3 server, and ...
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computer with wired connection unable to browse internet/ping correctly, although Skype/torrents remain functional (intermittent issue)

I'm at the end of my wits here so any help would be much appreciated. The following is an intermittent issue: it happened once before when I first moved into this flat last month, I looked into it a ...
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My home network has frequent “Cannot Resolve DNS” errors

I have a home network with a PC hard wired and a laptop connecting via wi-fi to a DLink DIR-655 router. I've recently started to have problems where most websites (not all) stop working on both ...
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Can open host by \\hostname but cannot ping by hostname

I have two laptops connected by NetGear JNR3210 router: one (running Windows 2000) is directly attached by a cable and one (running Windows 7 x64) is attached via WiFi. On both laptops when I open ...
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Can My ISP's Assigning me a New IP Explain Poor Performance on my Home Network?

I have observed numerous times that poor performance on my home network, which is infrequent and characterized by slow transfer rates (especially over wireless), is resolved by rebooting the router. ...
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Is it possible for Powerline networking to cause erratic router behavior?

I would like to know whether is it possible for Powerline networking causes erratic router behavior. Could there be any noise emitted from the electrical wiring of the house, and picked up by the ...
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DUP! Errors in ping 10.0.1.0

When I ping my network at 10.0.1.0, I am seeing the following (DUP!) error. I know DUP! in pings refers to duplicates, and is not good. Should I be concerned, and if so, can someone point me in a ...
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How to optimize LAN connection between two home computers

I'm trying to figure out how to optimize the connection between my home computers. Both have Intel CT Gigabit PCI-e network adapters using Jumbo packets, etc (both PCs are setup the same). I'm using ...
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Adding Guest Wireless/Wired Network on Separate Subnet

I currently have a 300Mbps wireless router (TP Link WR841N v9) hooked up to a cable modem. This provides internet access for my home network (tablets, desktop, laptops, printer, etc.). I want to set ...
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What do I need to do to make IPv6 devices globally accessible using Uverse 6rd?

Summary: With UVerse's 6rd implementation, do I need to buy/install/configure a compatible wireless router in the DMZ to properly handle the IPv6 traffic in both directions (incoming connections too)? ...
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Home Network VPN solutions for DSL?

I have a handful of servers and PC's in my home network. I want to set up a VPN so that I can access any of my home network devices while in the office and traveling. To date I have just been using ...
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How to Assign Public IP to a device plugged into the LAN port of a Wifi Router

I have these two public IPs from my ISP. As an example, let's say the two IPs are: XXX.XXX.XXX.180 and XXX.XXX.XXX.181. They are on the same range and right next to each other When I access the GUI ...
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How to share an Internet connection on Windows 7 [closed]

I have a laptop with a Wi-Fi net connection. I also have 2 desktop computers that I would like to have access the net for Windows updates. All 3 computers have the net connect plugs and are all ...
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Tracking down the cause of loss of network connectivity

I have been having issues with short (seconds, but long enough to break a TCP connection) periods of loss of internet connectivity. I have tracked this down to what appears to be an actual loss of ...
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Setup AVM Fritzbox 7320 as Networkbridge

I want to setup my old FritzBox Fon WLAN 7320 as a networkbridge between wifi and ethernet. I have my wifi-router in a different room than my computers and my local network between them. I dont want ...
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Why can't a PC connect to a specific website while all the others work?

A PC is connected via a router and a modem to a local network. All the webpages seem to work fine, yet the webpage of a local libary, will not load independent of the used browser. Other devices on ...
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Two computers in home network losing connection

So, I have two Windows computers, both in my Home Network. One of them acts like a server - it has a shared folder and the other one should be able to access it at all times. Mostly, this works ...
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Wireless router setup, two default gateways, unable to access internet

I have a basic wireless router setup. I have a Zxyel P-870H VDSL modem plugged into the wall, an ethernet cable from there to a TP-LINK TD-W8960n Wireless router. Ipconfig shows 192.168.1.1 (the ...
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Default gateway is 192.168.1.1 but can't access it with browser [duplicate]

I have a Zyxel P-870H VDSL modem, I"M trying to diagnose internet problems. I have my computer computer plugged into it via ethernet. I'm able to access the internet, and ipconfig tells me that the ...
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How to connect 2 home routers to connect 2 separate networks?

I don't know if it's a silly question, but I'm not very good at networking. So please help me out. I have a Netgear WNDR4500, and I configured my PCs and virtual machines setting the WNDR4500 ...
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192.168.1.1 randomly switching between accessing VDSL modem, and accessing the wireless router.

I'm having trouble with my home network, since I've started using a new wireless router. The setup is a Zyxel VDSL Modem pluged into the wall, and connected to a TP-LINK modem via the ethernet ports. ...
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Network card won't identify network with regular cable after using crossover

I have a laptop: HP Pavilion g6 1212-sq (kind of old), a router in one room and a switch connected to the router in other room. Cables: - a crossover cable, the owner is a friend of mine (f); - two ...
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Connect 2 computers serial to a router

In my home network, I have a router with 4 LAN connections and currently 2 computers are connected to the router with a LAN cable. Now I want to add a 3rd computer to the network. The problem is that ...
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How to use 2 D-link wireless N 300 Routers in the same Network

We have a to apartment house with the main internet in apartment A" with the main D-link router and i am in apartment "B" about 100m from the main apartment. I have use a long network cable to bring ...
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net view showing disconnected computer

I'm working on a simple network, 2 computers (both Win XP), and a 2-Wire router. I've physically disconnected one of the computers, but it still shows up in the list when I run Net View on the other ...
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Home network extension

I have a very standard home network set up. A single ISP with a modem and a wireless router. A problem I have is that the wireless range of the router isn't great. I have a cat6 Ethernet cable ...
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How secure it is to open home router to public?

First of all I hope this is the right place to ask the question. If it is not, feel free to close this. My housemate proposed to open our home router to outside world. He is the process of learning ...
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Networking, Switches, and Running Cables

I have a three floor home with the basement about to be finished. Here is my issue: I want a hard line to the basement as my wifi doesn't quite get there, and the basement will be the new ...
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Point an internal IP address to an external URL

Is it possible to set a router up so a machine in the LAN can access an Internet URL using an internal IP address? I have a cheap DVR box that can save recorded videos to a FTP server, but only ...
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Benefits of tunneling on an unrestricted network for SFTP purposes

If SFTP is already secured with SSH-2 without tunneling enabled, then what additional security benefit does tunneling give for SFTP purposes? Tunneling seems to be useful only as a proxy for SFTP ...
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HP Laserjet network printing problems

I have the excellent HP Laserjet 1536dnf printer MFP in my office, and recently decided to order another one for my little network at home. The new one is experiencing problems, however, and when I ...
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Quick way to share files on a PC with another PC that's NOT on the same network (work laptop on a domain, home PC on a home network)

I want to access a folder on my home desktop PC over my local home network from all our various laptops at home (just to backup photos and share media files). I tried simple Windows sharing, but one ...
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How do I connect to my home's primary wired network through an extra (wireless) router?

Thanks for looking! I have set up a desktop PC in my workshop. The Cat 5 cable connects from this PC to a wireless router which is connected to my home network. The Internet connection is working ...
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Can I use a T1 business router as regular home network router?

I am trying to setup a home network with my existing cable modem. I am buying used router for this purpose. There is a SIEMENS se5940 T1 Business Gateway/router on sale on the local craigslist. I am ...
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Chromecast continously broadcasts as unsecured AP after setup

I set up my Chromecast a few weeks ago and everything has been going well. Over the weekend as I was connecting a new device to my network, I noticed that my Chromecast was broadcasting an open ...
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How to share internet from one computer to another via router?

I want to share USB-modem internet from one laptop to another by the following way: The main problem is how to configure the first (white) laptop as a gateway on the router. When I try to set the ...
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how to ssh to home computer from outside

I have ubuntu machine at my home where i have Time Warner internet connection. Sometimes I want to connect to my home computer when I'm outside but unable to. What IP address should I ssh to? Do I ...
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Windows 7 network adapter fails to start

I need to restart my Windows 7 computer at least 3-4 times to get my local area connection active. I have tried every option related to power but it hasn't helped. I have the drivers installed, but it ...
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Strange ethernet cables [duplicate]

One of my ethernet cables starting malfunctioning, so I decided to replace it. The problem is, it turns out that the old cable is neither straight nor cross. It has all pairs mirrored (1-8 2-7 3-6 4-5 ...
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Whole House Ethernet from 2004; what about Gigabit?

So my house was built in 2004 (I just moved in this past May) with whole house ethernet. When I moved in, I inherited a 16 port 10/100 switch which was connected with these short ethernet cables into ...
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Networking with a SSD and it's benefits?

I have a network of computers that all have the same application which accesses data from 1 main computer. If this data was on a SSD would its increased access speed only be beneficial to the ...
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Computer randomly sees two networks after cold boot?

Most of the time, when I reboot my Dell with Windows 8.1, I get a "limited connectivity" warning and notice that it has two network locations. There should only be one. I usually disable and re-enable ...
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Need to extend home wireless network 500ft to barn pc with wireless adapter

I have no way of drilling through my house to get a network cable to my router to then extend out to my barn. I am currently using a TP-LINK TL-WA801ND as a wireless repeater(connected wirelessly to ...
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2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming

The achievement I want to reach is to have wifi all around the house without having to change manually between the 2 Access Points (and I did this), but still I want all the computers connect to both ...
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Connect My Laptop To Internet Using the LAN Port On My Desktop [closed]

My desktop is connected to my home WiFi network using a USB WiFi dongle (managed by windows). The LAN port on the desktop is empty. I am working on a microcontroller project where I need a ethernet ...
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How to set up a .local domain on Linx?

I have multiple nginx virtual hosts all pointing to localhost. Right now they have same name different ports localhost:8080, localhost:8081. Instead I'd like them to have same port different names ...
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Installing a GUI on Open-WRT

I have a Siemens SX763 router on which I installed Open-WRT. It did not come with a GUI (or so I think) so I googled around and only options I found were to install a GUI over the Internet. However ...
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Is it possible to use a switch to connect a router to the upstream gateway and the computers over a single Cat6 cable?

I've just moved into a new house, and I'm trying to get the network setup to be the best I can. Currently my ISP supplies a router that I need to use, and that only provides a single port for the ...
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What is the physical setup required to connect computers to a domain?

I want to install windows server and have all of my computers go through the domain. Mostly for educational purposes. But I'm not sure what exactly I have to do physically to set it up. Do all the ...