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 map a network drive from Windows 7 PC to Windows 10 (or vice/versa)?

Folks, I've tried all the things I've searched for but it seems like Windows 10 is outright against mapping drives. I have a network in my house, (no domain) and all machines belong to the same ...
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Computers in LAN seeing a nonexisting homegroup (Windows 10)

Situation: Altogether, we have 5 computers: Desktop1, Desktop2, Surface Pro 4, Laptop1 and Laptop2. Up until today, all 5 machines (Windows 10 x64 with latest updates) had been connected to a ...
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Speedtest shows fast connection but actual downloads are slow

I'm struggling with my wifi setup at home. I've 2 floors apartment. Router is on the first floor (ASUS RT-AC68U) and my desktop PC is upstairs (w adapter ASUS USB-AC56). I find the connection pretty ...
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Pooling 2 internet connections

I am looking for ways to pool 2 or more connections. The "basic need" is to use the best connection if one is slow, or not really reaching the Internet, but more sophisticated combinations are of ...
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Wi-Fi network always detected by some devices, never by others, regardless of settings

I have a peculiar problem with my home Wi-Fi router. The router is always seen by: one MacBook Pro MacBook Air iPad 2 Windows laptops These devices can reliably connect to it and browse the ...
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Cannot create/join homegroup on my network

I have a computer running windows 8.1. I had previously created a homegroup on my computer, and updated to Windows 10. I reverted back to Windows 8.1, and was no longer a member of the homegroup I ...
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On what domain my computer is working?

I am using my institute's LAN and I wanted to use Remote Desktop Connection app to connect to a friend's laptop on the same network. I have his IP address but do not have Domain Name and actually I ...
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Slow Network Performance while Sending files ONLY not receiving files

I have two windowx xp machine Machine A Map Network Drive Machine B I can receive files from Machine B very well , but it's very slow when sending files from Machine A to machine B The Problem in ...
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Improve network stability throughout house

I am having trouble maintaining a stable wireless connection in the basement of my house. Our router is on the first floor of the house (Comcast modem/router combination). I am getting around 2/5 bars ...
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Network with a router and IPS

I´d like to tool around a little bit with a network using a router which is connected to a modem and a Intrusion Protection System (FreeBSD) in between the router and the other computers/servers. ...
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WiFi roaming on Home network

Here is the setup. Router is Cisco 837 with active gateway and DHCP configured. 2 linksys access points and one D-link connected to the switch ports and DHCP is disables on all of them. All the APs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Access DSL modem web configuration through Wireless Router. .

I am having a DSL Modem ZTE 831 Series. To have Wireless Connectivity at home, I have connected Tenda WiFi Router W316R. The address of DSL Modem is 192.168.1.1 The address of Wifi Router is 192.168....
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Cannot reach domain hosted within same private network

I have a website hosted on a home server, accessible from the outside by a domain name I purchased and mapped to my router's IP with help from a dynamic DNS service. The problem is that I cannot ...
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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 better....
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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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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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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 : http://www.wikihow.com/...
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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 .myo)...
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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 ...