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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Converting a modem+router to a router (or access point) only

On my home network my main modem+router is a Huawei and my Internet connection is VDSL (not ADSL), but I need to convert the modem+router to a router only. Internet works fine on this (>15mbps actual ...
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Home network issue. New connections drop not the existing

I have a very strange behavior that I would like to understand on my home network. Sometimes I lost connection to outside (request timeout on ping 8.8.8.8 for few minutes) but I don't loose ...
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I am unable to use these commands on my personal network

Windows 8.1 C:\Users\Rajat>net view/all The syntax of this command is: NET [ ACCOUNTS | COMPUTER | CONFIG | CONTINUE | FILE | GROUP | HELP | HELPMSG | LOCALGROUP | PAUSE | SESSION | ...
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Internet stops working when using static IP

I am running windows 8.1 and I am trying to configure a static IP address for server hosting. Without using a static IP address, my IPV4 properties are these: And the internet and web work fine. ...
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Share Windows WiFi with Ubuntu PC through wired LAN

How to setup this? WiFi Internet connection <> Windows Laptop <> Wired LAN <> Ubuntu PC
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OpenWRT - how to convert failsafe mode to normal boot?

I know that sounds strange. Here's some background: OpenWRT - how to do initial login (ssh) if 192.168.1.1 can't be routed? Essentially, I flashed openWRT and the normal boot mode is broken. I ...
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Accessing a ASUS rs300-e6/psd2 Rackmount Server via WIndow Mapped Drive

Exuse my ignorance on this matter but I am hoping some one can help. I have a asus rs300-e6/psd2 rackmounted server. It has the 500G HDD loaded, one of them has windows XP running on it. (Legacy from ...
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opendns works with manual configuration but not via dhcp assigned dns

I have several vlans created. All devices attached to these vlans can access internet with no issue. I am using tomato build 132 on an asus rt-n66u router. When the windows 10 computer and windows ...
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How to force wifi password update on windows machine?

I have a strange thing happening in home wifi network. I updated my SSID and password on the WIFI router. All the connected device lost the connection and I had to reconnect them by entering new ...
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Windows 10 “Update Over LAN” Option Not Working

I am having issues with the "Get updates from and send updates to PCs on my local network" option on Win10. A bit of a background on my setup -- I have 2 desktop PCs and 2 laptops (all Win10 x64 Pro)...
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Two different PPPoE accounts, one ADSL line, same ISP?

My friend and I have the same ISP with 2Mbps uplink. I added my PPPoE profile along with my friend's in his ADSL modem gateway and both PPPoE profiles are assigned different WAN IP addresses. Now ...
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Public IP address for each node in a LAN?

Whenever I go to IP lookup from any device on the same LAN it shows the same IP address, which is the gateway's public address, Is there any possible way- perhaps through the router's configuration ...
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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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Dual network system for home server rack

I was redirected here for this question from Server Fault. So I have a big project in mind, as I am developing a large project that requires a lot of memory, hardware, and massive amounts of separate ...
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Issues setting up VLANs on Mikrotik gear

I get them from a conceptual level but am trying to learn the implementation. I am following this guide here to start with: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Vlans_on_Mikrotik_environment I also looked ...
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How to correctly use a LAN with network cables in walls?

I just moved into a new apartment, and have problems connecting to the internet. Every room as a LAN outlet that looks like this: The cables to these outlets run in the walls, and collectively have ...
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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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What is a subnet mask, and the difference between a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and 255.0.0.0?

My DSL/WiFi router provided by my ISP has an internal IP address of 10.0.0.138, the addresses provided by DHCP are in the format of 10.0.0.xxx. Now, I want to start using static IP addresses on my ...
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Cannot access mysql in local database

I wroted python app which connect to mysql database (192.168.1.19 ubuntu) in my local network and make query. I tested my app on my computer (192.168.1.3 windows 10) and everything works properly. ...
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Understanding subnet mask on Ubuntu 14.04

Currently my broadband ISP connection is down. I accidentally altered my subnet mask id on Network Manager. When I entered the original value again it does not save it. Instead it saves 192.0.0.0. ...
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Create a second homegroup on same network

My network has a homegroup set already in one PC, but I do not want to use that. I want to create my own HomeGroup since I don't have access to that PC. I tried doing it from control panel and ...
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How can I tell if a guest network is separated from my main network?

I set up a TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 today and everything seems fine so far except for the guest network function. On my old router it would put the guest network on a different subnet and block everything ...
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“No Network Access” on old domestic network

I'm having problems connecting my laptop to the wifi network at my parent's home. It worked last year, the only change I can think of is having installed Window 10. If I tether the laptop to my ...
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Laptop's WiFi only works if it's connected to mobile hotspot

My laptop started acted weirdly. Its WiFi only works if I connect it to my mobile's hotspot, it doesn't connect to any other type of WiFi networks. When I turn my laptop on, it shows the networks ...
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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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Strange powerline networking issue - 'missing protocols' in Windows 10

I have a home network with mix of cat5 and powerline networking. The number of nodes has grown over the years as my kids have, but the general layout has been in place in pretty much the same ...
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Internet speed much faster than over LAN between PC's

I’m stuck and can't figure out how to get my speeds any faster, or figure out why my transfer speed is so slow between PC’s compared to from the Internet. Please be aware when reading this that ...
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Windows 10 keeps switching network location from Private to Public

No matter what I do, I cannot get Windows 10 to leave my home WiFi connection as Private. When I reboot the machine it is public, and in network settings there is no way to change this. So instead I ...
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Best way to share folder or drive over LAN and WAN

I have a dedicated home linux server and 100 Mbps internet connection at home also I use it as a central folder storage (500 GB SSD) for LAN. (I have shared a folder on the server across all computers ...
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Cat 5e Wire Next to 12V

I'm currently running a consumer grade router from inside a closet, and want to switch to business grade equipment. So the plan is to place a wireless access point on the wall outside of said closet ...
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What is the purpose of both 802.11 re-authentication and re-association while roaming?

I mean this. Firstly I've connected to my iPhone to my D-Link router : And then I've moved to another floor and was reasonably connected to my another ZyXEL router that was closer: ...
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How to redirect my DNS server

I have domain I use at home, for argument sake lets call it domain.com. I use this domain on my home network but I actually also own the domain. So when I load www.domain.org and one subdomain I want ...
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Access subnetwork by networks IP

I have a router in my house which has some IPs assigned. By default the router creates a sub-network. Can I access a device in my sub-network (IP example: 192.168.1.3) from outside that sub-network ...
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Remote Desktop suddenly unable to connect to a computer on the network

Yesterday I had perfect Remote Desktop access to all the computers on my network. This morning, for apparently no reason, I am unable to connect to one of the computers on the network. The target ...
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Ddwrt drops some return traffic.Why?

I'd like to know why my ddwrt wifi router drops some return traffic. This is not an issue or a problem. I'd just like to understand. I add a screenshot of my logs. As you see, the source IP is 192....
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Periodic HTTPS issue on home network

Every so often, I am unable to access any site over HTTPS on any device on my home network for a little while. Often, restarting the router fixes it (but not always!). The issue has never lasted more ...
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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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monitoring all outgoing information

I would like to know the best way to monitor all outgoing information / data on my computer. I have recently set up a small office and need to assure myself that my data is safe. I need to ensure ...
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Need help to set up a VPN using ASUS RT-N12D1 router through AT&T UVerse Router

N12D1 router which can be configured to setup PPPT VPN . How can i setup VPN through the AT&T Router . since when i connect it to the routers ethernet i get a private IP Address ? Thanks
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NETGEAR DGN2200v2 router's DNS server not working properly

I have configured my DGN2200v2 to do the following: Reserve the LAN address for my mac to 10.0.0.11 Use 10.0.0.11 as primary DNS server, and 8.8.8.8 as secondary Now I would expect the router to ...
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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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Setup for keeping files in sync with local server in multiple locations

I want to have a syncing and backup solution for my large collection of photos and music. I don't have enough storage space on my laptop to keep all the data on it all the time. So I came up with the ...
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From beginner, extend coverage with router or extenders?

I'm a network novice, so please bear with me. I want to extend internet coverage throughout the apartment, and I have no idea how to do it. Our apartment looks more or less like the image below. The ...
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Does a consumer Router have a Switch built into it?

I am learning about Networking, and based on what I have learned so far, this is how a LAN network is set up: So basically all of the computers and the Router are connected to the Switch. If a ...
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Why is Fritzbox 7141 not working in a specific room?

I am struggeling with a LAN/WAN/WLAN configuration that fails to work. I have created a network map to clarify shown below. What I am trying here is to provide a good WIFI connection in different ...
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Network Setup for Intranet and Internet via two ISPs

I am planning on upgrading my current network setup, as I will be renting another completely separate line from a second ISP (to separate office and home). Whilst I do want to get internet from TCOM ...
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Blocking Websites

I use Linux, I connect to Internet through Ethernet, I made a Hot-spot, so that I can share my Internet with my Family Members, now I see the that one of my elder was getting addicted to illegal sites,...
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Win 10 + new Switch: Cant find rest of network

Home network, worked fine last year. Upgraded all PCs to Win 10. AND I just had to replace a switch. Now parts of the network no longer see other parts. I am convinced this is a Win 10 problem and not ...
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modem/router > switch > multiple routers?

I have my house wired with cat 5 running to 7 rooms from the electrical panel the ISP will come and install their modem which has a built in wireless router and wired ports (4 ports) by the ...
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How to setup a home network for maximum flexibility [closed]

I am buying some new boxes for my home network, and would like to know what kind of boxes I should have great flexibility the next few years for monitoring and control? What kind of (Open source) ...