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 can I fix my router's ridiculously high external PING rates?

[I asked this question on Overflow and they closed it saying it belongs here. Hope that's correct.] My basic problem: I have horrible latency. When pinging google.com I get average round-trips of 48 ...
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Ping spikes in Windows 7

This is what my average latency looks like. Request timed out. Reply from 74.125.224.198: bytes=32 time=470ms TTL=53 Reply from 74.125.224.198: bytes=32 time=31ms TTL=53 Reply from 74.125.224.198: ...
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Not all computer are on same home network that uses router and AP

I'm using a router and an AP on my home network. If i connect to my AP then the router gives the computer an IP through DHCP. The problem is that computers that connect to the router are not visible ...
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Packet loss due to configuration issues or faulty equipment?

After switching ISP's, I've started experiencing packet losses which is unfortunately affecting my daily browsing and work activities. A typical ping session to google looks like: (as you can see, a ...
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How to run a cheap house to barn fiber optic solution

My brother just moved into a barn on a largish piece of property. The property has cable running into the main house, about 400 feet from the barn, and there is already a pvc pipe running between the ...
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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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Sharing internet connection on multiple networks Windows Server 2008

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 x64 with a total of three network cards: one on-board, one PCI, and one Wireless USB dongle (D-link DWA-140). The on-board card is connected to the internet, ...
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connecting to a pppoe network via an ADSL2 modem

I recently switched my internet provider from an ADSL2 based service to a pppoe based service. I have the old ADSL2 modem and would like to reuse it for the new PPPOE connection. The modem only has an ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Can access computers on local network by IP address, but not by computer name

On my local network, I can type the IP address of a computer like so: \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and access the shared files/printers of that computer. But when I try by computer name, it does not let me. ...
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Qualifying (and/or Quantifying) Internet Connectivity Problems

I'm having intermittent problems with my internet, and would like to be able to give my provider enough information to help them diagnose the problem. Is there a free tool I can run on my PC to track ...
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Upgraded internet package, slower downloads?

I've just upgraded to a new internet package with my ISP which boasts 50 Mb/s download and 30 Mb/s upload, much faster than my previous 6 Mb/s download and 1 Mb/s upload. However, my desktop computer ...
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Random DNS errors only when one computer is using one network

I have an issue with my laptop's internet connection. We've got a home network with about 5 computers and ipods, ipads, etc. Among all of these devices, my laptop (Windows 7) seems to be the only one ...
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Router FTP upload

I have a USB drive connected to my hg556a router from Vodafone (manual). I'm attempting a backup using FTP via wired ethernet -> router -> USB2.0. On wireless it managed two simultaneous uploads at ...
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Running sshd behind home router: forwarding port 22 breaks my ability to browse the internet

I'm trying to run an sshd behind a home router (a D-Link DIR-655). Whenever I use the router's configuration program to forward port 22 to the box running sshd, the web becomes inaccessible from all ...
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Windows 8 Unidentified network on direct wired connection

Having a laptop and desktop, both installed Windows 8 x86. I have Ethernet cable which is plugged directly without any router or any other device. I've followed this steps : ...
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Share USB cellular Internet connection on Vista via router wifi

I'm at the inlaws in the country. Their only internet connection is via a USB cellular stick attached to their Windows Vista machine. The machine doesn't have a wifi card, but it does have a network ...
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Wi-Fi network setup

I am a novice in networking and I'm trying to establish a home network which allows internet and file sharing. What I have done I have connected my broadband internet connection to my Wi-Fi router ...
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Looking to Replace Fiber Converter, Unsure of Compatibility

I have a TrendNet TFC-110S15 fiber converter. It is a SC type single-mode fiber converter for a 15km run. I was thinking of replacing it with a TrendNet TFC-1000S20 converter (20 km run), but am not ...
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Can't connect to network printer wirelessly

just swapped out my HP2605DN network printer with a Xerox 8570DN network printer. There were never any issues printing on the HP printer from laptop PCs (wireless) or desktop PCs (wired). I can ...
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Why am I getting terrible download speeds?

I just bought a new router, and for some reason, when I'm using it I get terrible download speeds (< .01 Mbps). My upload speed seems fine (2 Mbps). Anyone have any idea what is going on? The ...
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Speed up file access on home network

I have two PCs (Windows 7 Ultimate) and a Mac running Windows 7 using VMware Fusion on my home network tied together using a WRN1000 NETGEAR Router. On one of the PCs I have a set of files (MYOB ...
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UnPn device accessible via public ip when on internal network only why?

setup my Foscam IP cam lastnight on the Wireless network using UnPn and was able to access it fine via the public IP , using another PC on the same network with no issues. However when I tried to ...
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Extremely slow LAN read speed from 1 computer, good everywhere else

I have a multi computer pseduo ad-hoc home network using Windows 7 Homegroup and some Remote Desktop on occasion. This has worked well to date until I added a new machine and now I am having trouble ...
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How can I connect to a home automation web controller?

I've bought a remote web controller for home automation. I'd like to write a client software by myself, because the built in interface is ugly & not user friendly. Thus, I'd like to find the ...
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Is it possible to trace fellow nodes on a DSL internet connection?

I'm not in my college campus right now. In campus we had private LAN. There my computer was directly connected to a gateway. Using subnet masks I used to find out fellow nodes on my subnet. There were ...
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DNS Server isn't responding

This connection works DSL modem+windows 7 machine =web access ok. DSL modem+Wireless Router+ windows 7 machine=no web access "DNS server isn't responding" I have tried a different Wireless Router ...
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home networking - password popup

I appologize for the newbie question, I'm hoping someone here can help. I have a computer (windows Vista) that I've shared specific folders on. I have my new computer (Win 7) that I'm trying to ...
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Can't share media over network

I have a Windows 7 Professional PC on a home network that I would like to share media from. However none of my other home computers will recognize the PC as a media device, though they do recognize ...
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What is the difference between hostname suffixes .local and .lan?

Why do other computers on my home network sometimes resolve as xyz.local and other times as xyz.lan ? I have a NAS device that shows up in Safari Bonjour bookmarks as xyz.local. I've copied a direct ...
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Problem with port forwarding for Splashtop iPad application

I'm trying to configure my home network to work with Splashtop Remote application from my IPad. I have a home network behind a standard router and a standard modem. My computer is connected to the ...
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Dropped recognition of machine on local OSX network - but only one way

I have three networked Macs of varying ages, running slightly different versions of OSX. Only one, in the office, is linked to a printer, but I print documents from the Macbook Pro using wireless ...
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All the Gear and No Idea: Suggestions for re-designing my home/office/entertainment network

Help/ Advice/ Suggestions please: I have a load of kit that I love but which currently operate in disconnected, sometimes counter-productive way. Because I never really had a masterplan I just added ...
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Why am I unable to detect my Snap Server 18000?

I have a home server setup made up of old secondhand computers, 2 servers running Windows Server 2003, 1 workstation running Windows 7, a 16 port switch and an ADSL Ethernet modem. All these connect ...
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Networking Cable / Switch Near Air-Handling Unit

I've done quite a bit of research (though none seems to come back with actual data) that when running network cables AC air-handling units should be avoided. I had planned on running all my network ...
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Change name and address of Local IP address

I'm now starting to build a simple webserver in Python and I'm wondering how the IP addresses work. On my computer I stated in my network center a specific static IP address and this address works ...
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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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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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How to use two wireless modems/routers together?

I have two wireless modems/routers and one line. I want to use both at the same time to increase coverage. I know that it's not possible to run two modems at once from one line. Is it possible to use ...
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Looking for a simple home network analyzer for Windows/OS X

My home wireless network has gotten horribly slow and I'd like to figure out which of the various computers connected (and ideally what program on that machine) is eating up all of the bandwidth. Is ...