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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WLAN router with some special features [on hold]

I'm currently looking for a WLAN-router that is capable of the following things: Two separate WLANs, both secured with a key (and I mean real WLANs, not one and one guest) One of them should be ...
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How do I detect whether somebody is using my MAC address?

Some universities use MAC addresses of laptops to share internet. When we access to internet by common routers (universities, working place) if someone use our MAC it is a problem since data usage of ...
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Cisco VEN501-AT wireless access point password

I just got DSL from AT&T, and their gateway (router + modem, model 3801HGV) only supports 802.11b/g wifi -- which is kind of pokey at this point. (It's faster than the internet connection, but I'm ...
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Wake On LAN not working for Asrock motherboard

Recently I installed and configured a new server for home use. Today I wanted to get the Wake On LAN feature working. For this I undertook the following steps: 1) I enabled WOL in the motherboards ...
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Is raid 1 overkill for a home user

I'm looking to centralise my home data - pictures/videos/music and so I have ordered a synology ds214 and a couple of 2tb drives. Since I've been doing my research I've come to realise that mirroring ...
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iPhone doesn't connect to wifi unless the laptop is ON

I always thought that there was something wrong with my wireless home wifi. It connects to all the computers, printer and laptops wirelessly but NOT my iphone. Till just recently, i noticed that my ...
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Router IP address

I have a wifi router which connects to the internet. The local IP of this router (router A) is 192.168.0.1 Few years ago, I had connected another router (Router B) to router A via an ethernet cable ...
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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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Teenager network statistics tool wanted

I would like to somehow monitor how much time each device connected to my home network has been generating "significant" network traffic during the last 24 hours... For example, I want to see that my ...
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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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Advanced Home Network

As our home network seems to be increasing drastically I was thinking of setting up a network as follows: A DMZ between our wireless modem router and the next router (for guests who wish to use our ...
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What is device COM-MID1 in my router settings?

I see this listed in my home router: Device : COM-MID1 It has an IP address, but is not connected. Could this be anything to do with me trying to connect a TV to my home network? Just in case it's ...
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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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Are there any side-effects if you move your Documents to a network drive?

Simply said: I want to move all my Documents to a Network Share, which is provided by my router. I want to do this, because the Google Drive App fails to sync my Documents correctly. It is actually ...
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Is there any reason to subnet a home network?

For networks I understand we set a netmask on each computer to let it know what IPs it can talk to without going through the router - IPs on the same subnet can talk directly to each other and do not ...
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Excess devices listed under Network Media Devices

I have just upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8.1. All good other than some ghost appearances on my network devices that I would like to de-clutter. I added, then removed a User Account, ...
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Home network shares are not accessible when Internet is down

I have this problem at home. When I loose internet connection, I am unable to access shared folders from one PC to another. here is my topology. ++ || ...
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How to better manage multiple VPN clients?

I use several VPN clients, and have to switch among them many times throughout the day. Basically, I'm signing in and out of them all day, every day. It's driving me nuts, so I'm planning on setting ...
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Trunk setup between netgear switches

I have 2 Netgear switches (GS724Tv4, GS724TP), which are 10m apart. The remote switch has the NAS attached, and I would like to increase bandwidth between the switches by connecting Ports 23 and 24 of ...
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“Destination port unreachable” when pinging computer in another subnet

In my home network, I connect to the Internet through a router (192.168.1.1). I also have another router (192.168.1.15, 192.168.2.1), this one using OpenWRT, configured as a wireless client. One of my ...
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How to effectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?

My question is a bit general but I assume there has to be a good, specific answer to my problem. I, like many, am beginning to wonder if my ISP is throttling my home internet connection. I'm not so ...
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Reverse Proxy or other solution for IoT remote access

For my home security/automation installation business, I am trying to develop a solution for providing remote access to "internet of things" or "smart" devices. Basically, we have these smart devices ...
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Network Bridge in Windows 8

In Windows 7 i bridged my ethernet connection and the Host Only Adapaters of my VirtualBox VMS to gain access to the Internet through the Network Bridge and the VMS were part of my LAN. My Setup was ...
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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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How can we recover (not reset) the router password?

How can we obtain the current username and password of a router that is currently connected to the computer? I've already tried the default username and password. Some answers have suggested ...
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Networking two computers for homegroup

I have a wireless high speed Internet connection, using a wireless network adapter on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64), that I want to share with other computers and laptops in my home (also Windows 8.1). I ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 can't create homegroup

Today I wanted to copy some files over homegroup to my PC from my Notebook but homegroup wasn't available so I checked my PC and saw that Network and Sharing showed no connection but it was connected ...
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Antivirus to protect multiple machines

I have WiFi cable internet going through the modem onto a host laptop. If i put an antivirus onto that host computer is it enough to protect others using the WiFi?
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Home Fibernetwork setup vs Traceroute results - where is my WAN IP located?

On my learning with using traceroute, I have actually put it to practical use with my current home network setup trying to figure out what are the available hops and IPs assignment but have ...
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Cannot figure how to connect router directly to ISP modem box

I need help with the setup of a common home network. My current scenario: I live in an apartment in which one room contains the network connection box fitted by the building developer, which contains ...
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Building LLD2D for OpenWrt

I'm trying to provide Microsoft LLTD protocol responder features to an OpenWrt powered router. AFAIK, lld2d ports this feature to linux. But compiling for OpenWrt is another story, and documentation ...
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Why is Samba SMB slower than HTTP/NFS/FTP transfer on NAS on my LAN?

I want to set up a NAS which I have done most recently with a Raspberry Pi 2 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 32GB microSD) running Raspbian “Jessie”: I have a laptop—an HP Pavilion G6—running ...
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Port forwarding issue when using three routers in the middle

I would like to do port forwarding, so that I can access my home server from the Internet. The layout looks as the attached image. I have a public ip and when ever a request for certain ports comes ...
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Does IPV6 matter when choosing a new switch for home network?

Looking to upgrade my Fast Ethernet home network switch to a Gigabit Ethernet switch. Figured I should make sure that the new device supports IPV6, but in looking at the specs of a few switches, I ...
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Home networking speed difference behind switch

Network: ISP Modem Unmanaged switch ( two items below plugged into switch) Ubuntu box with static IP Router and home network behind it I have a static ip plan from ISP with speed up to 25 mbps. ...
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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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How do I restrict or block Internet access on a home network?

What I would like to do is to completely block two computers on my home network from accessing the Internet during a given time of day. So say we got a computer A, a computer B and a computer C. We ...
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Troubleshooting Packet Loss in my Home Network

I have a DSL subscription in my apartment and I want to connect a second apartment of mine in the same building. Here's the setup: I have a wireless ADSL router that was provided by the ISP: ...
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Repercussions of opening ports for applications on router

I know there's a security risk with forwarding ports on my router to a computer on my network for applications like teamspeak or minecraft. However, I haven't seen any clear explanations of what the ...
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Can I tell from “netstat” if someone is snooping my computer?

I have many questions. However, to begin in the easiest and shortest manner. I am trying to figure out why when I type cmd prompt netstat -a I get a plethora of IP addresses and links that I am almost ...
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How can powerline ethernet adapters be faster than their hardware ports?

On many of the powerline ethernet adapters, they claim high speeds of 500 Mbps, however, I've noticed that the actual jack on the device is only 10/100 Mbps speed. For reference - look at the specs: ...
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Is there a way to connect to a Windows machine from Linux by name instead of by IP?

In my home network, the Linux machines all have avahi installed and can access each other by their hostnames instead of by their IP ping laptop.local But for the Windows machine I could only manage ...
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Access my home network printer while I am using VPN to connect to work

When I work from home, I am connected to the resources in my company via VPN. In my home network there is a network printer in the same local network. The problem is that when I open VPN to my ...
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Why aren’t there any USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet adapters out there?

I’m looking for an adapter that will let me use a USB 3.0 port as a Gigabit Ethernet port. This is proving surprisingly hard to find! Is there some reason why this product is either unavailable or ...
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How do I optimize bandwidth/throughput using two DSL lines in a home environment?

I have two DSLs (<6Mbps each) at home because: each is capped at 150GB/mo and I use more than that there are no other broadband options available to me that aren't severely capped I'm hoping to ...
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Two routers at home, is there any intrinsic property that could differentiate networks?

I have two routers at home. I shall call them A and B. Both are capable of both wired and wireless connections. I have disabled wireless features on A, and connected B's uplink to A's downlink. I did ...
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Cannot setup wireless client between a Digisol & a Dlink Router

I have two routers one is a Dlink DSL 2730 U & the other is a Digisol DG HR 3400 Router/Repeater -l. The Dlink Router is an Access Point with a public IP address assigned to it. On the Digisol ...
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Trouble bridging two Ethernet connections on Ubuntu Server 12.04

My Setup: Dell PowerEdge 2800, Ubuntu Server 12.04, 2 Ethernet ports Dell XPS, Windows 7 Home Edition, 1 Ethernet port Router <--- eth0 ---> PowerEdge <--- eth1 ---> XPS the objective here ...
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How do I set a static IP address for a particular MAC address on a Cisco DPC3825 router

How do I set a static IP address for this router: http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/support/modem_DPC3825.html so that a specific MAC address always gets the same IP address.
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Was this a DDoS, a hack attempt, or something else?

I SSH’d into my home server earlier because it was taking strangely long to respond to HTTP requests. I noticed that the shell prompt was also acting slow. So I typed top, and saw several instances of ...