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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Windows 8.1 cannot access network computers can access internet. DNS server not responding

I'm running on a Windows 8.1 machine and I've got two other computers on the network. One is on Windows 7, the other Ubuntu 14. All 3 are connected to the Linksys E2500 router by wire. I recently ...
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How to bring Internet to a DD-WRT router from another router?

I have a new Internet connection that came with a preconfigured modem-router. That works really well but it has only 2 ethernet port and no wireless. So I would like to connect my other router running ...
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Network connection interrupts “ping transmit failed, general failure”

I have a headscratcher right here. Normally I can fix my own network issues with help of googling, but with this one I have no idea where to begin. I recently moved places where I had to create a new ...
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How to set up network based home folders and authentication to achieve ability to log on from any machine in my home?

For my home network, comprised of one tower/workstation/file-n-print server and several laptops (for each member of the family), all running Ubuntu 9.10 or 9.04, I want to be able to do what the ...
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Windows 8.1 Surface can't connect to homegroup

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro running Windows 8.1 and a desktop computer running Windows 8.1 on my home network. Both have their network connections set to "Private network," with file and printer ...
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No connectivity between wired devices on TP-Link C20i (Wireless & external network access works)

I purchased a TP-LINK C20i AC Wifi Router to replace an old Linksys I had. I just moved into a new apartment complex and the 2.4 Frequency is horrible, so I switched as much as possible to 5ghz and ...
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How to set up peer-to-peer wireless network with OSX and Windows 8?

I need to set up a peer to peer network for my class as an exercise. It has to be a wireless peer-to-peer network with 2 laptops. I currently have a MacBook Pro Yosemite and a Windows 8 Toshiba. I ...
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Windows 8 Home - Change network profile

I searched high and low for this. There doesn't seem to be a way to change a customer's network profile from public to private. The laptop is connected to the enterprise network and I don't know ...
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Windows 8.1 uable to achieve full gigabit speed

Recently I had to replace my home router (TP-Link 1043ND) with TP-Link Archer C7. Newer one, to my big surprise, doesn't support jumbo frames but old one did. This casued a problem as I had to turn ...
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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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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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Very slow LAN connection because of the distance from the router

I have a 2Mbps Internet connection at home. I also have two desktop computers. One desktop computers is located in my room and the other is in the living room together with the router. The distance ...
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XP pings router but can't ping the Internet

All machines on the network are able to access the internet but one. It is running Windows XP SP 3 and is wired into the router. I have looked at No Internet with LAN Connection and XP can connect to ...
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How can I select a good UPS for network hardware?

After a recent power outage I realized that while all our main computers are laptops with battery power, the WiFi and modem are not. Cable service to the area continued working fine, but without ...
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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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What causes my desktop computer to lose its internet connection on a wired LAN?

Please help! I am at my wits end. I am by no means a techy, but I feel I am intelligent enough to read these forums and follow directions, but I digress... My issue, I have a very simple home network ...
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How to disable NAT and still have internet connection? (I have IPoE not PPPoE)

Basically NAT is being a huge pain in the ass for me because the tiny NAT table of my modem/router keeps filling up all the time and then I can't get any packets through for several minutes (this ...
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Why did MAC-Adress Cloning Fix My Router?

I have a Belkin router, and about a year ago, I suddenly lost my internet connectivity from Comcast. The internet worked fine when I plugged it right into my laptop, so I just ignored it. When I ...
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How do I setup a home network?

I've never setup a home network, so I'm looking for a little bit of help on setting up a home network with the following hardware: Linksys router. Desktop connected to router via CAT5. Laptop ...
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NetworkManager timeout and “ip-config-unavailable” on Ethernet

I cannot get this laptop, Craptop, to connect to the Internet using the eth0 interface, but it can connect using the wlan0 interface. NetworkManager, managing eth0, times out when trying to find a ...
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How do we find out who is using the router?

How do we see all the connections that a router currently has? Is there a way to determine the IP addresses of the connected "users"?
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How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points?

I need to upgrade my existing wireless infrastructure and this time I want 2 access points to cover my house, since I get blind spots no matter what with a single AP. I have physical cabling to my ...
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Using ethernet ports on Surfboard SBG6580 in bridge mode

tl;dr: I have a Surfboard SBG6580 modem/router combo running in bridge mode with an Airport Extreme as the main router. I want to be able to use the Ethernet ports on the Surfboard to attach ...
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How to login to a Mac to access files from a PC?

I have a MacMini running Yosemite and a PC running Windows7. I want to copy some files from the Pc to the MAc For some reason the Mac cannot see the PC on the network, but the PC can see the Mac. ...
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Two routers, same network, different SSID and password

I have a question about router configuration that I haven't really found an answer to. What I have: SSID: House A: A ZyXEL DSL-modem (660 Prestige) with built-in WLAN and DHCP-Server. IP: ...
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Unable to connect to FTP server (pure-ftpd) with SSL/TLS enabled

I have two machines inside my private network: one running Ubuntu 10.04 with pure-ftpd FTP server with SSL/TLS enabled, and another running Windows 7. I have configured my FTP server for SSL/TLS for ...
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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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How can I restrict windows 7 to only use the local subnet, but block the internet

I want to block all internet connections to and from my windows 7 machine, but allow it to access everything on the local network. The local network is behind an Apple Airport Extreme. What is the ...
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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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Is Powerline Networking safe? [duplicate]

I am thinking about buying couple powerline networking adapters. It all sounds good however I am wondering about one particular issue. Given that this stuf works over the electrical lines, can ...
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No internet connection, Win7, DNS DOES resolve

I just installed a fresh new copy of Win 7 64-bit. My ipconfig says that my dns do resolve, and everything looks as it should. Device Manager tells me that my network drivers are fine, and working as ...
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Connecting all computers to a switch then to a server- can it be done?

I want a setup similar to this: Do I need to buy another NIC or something for this configuration to work? How is plugging all computers into a switch, then the switch into the server, and then ...
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How do you Drive Map using Multiple LAN Networks

I use a Comcast broadband gateway, say that this network is called 'Home'. Connected to the 'Home' LAN I have multiple PC's, a Wii, and a Linksys E2500 Router. Connected to the Linksys routers LAN ...
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get the amount of internet data used by devices connceted to the same network

We have recently installed a broadband internet connection in our apartment to which me and my roommates have connected our devices. Is there a way to get the details of how much internet data each of ...
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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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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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2 routers, 2 DNS - 1 internet connection, 1 home network

My home network consists of a DSL modem/router provided by my ISP and a second TP-Link router (currently functioning as a switch / Wi-Fi access point) in another room (media room). I am using an ...
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Signal strength fluctuations and performance issues with cascading routers

I am using two home routers (Linksys WRT300N and Netgear Nighthawk AC1900)in cascade order to extend the area covered by WIFI. The signal strength and performance of the network throughout the home is ...
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Skype LAN capabilities

My roommates and I were playing a game online; we were all in the same Skype call. Our ISP went down due to weather conditions, and our router lost internet access. We all lost connectivity to the ...
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How to check if my apartment has free internet from lan socket in the wall?

I am renting an apartment and just noticed there is a lan socket built into the wall right next to the tv antenna socket. Is it possible that the building provides free internet to tennants, and if ...
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Can't see computers in workgroup, but pinging works

I have a problem with configuration my home network. I using Windows 7, Windows XP and Dlink DIR-300 for create home network. I ping all of my computer and ping works, but I don't see computer in ...
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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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Why I can't download file in HTTP from my wireless lan?

I have the following problem with my home wireless network. I have a router that give the ADSL access to my laptops. I can navigate but the problem is that when I download a file in HTTP using the ...
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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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where to place network switch now that wires are run?

I just had my house reno'd with about 1000' of CAT6 everywhere, for both internet and phone Currently, nothing but cables dangling from the walls, gathered in the basement I've never wired up a ...