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 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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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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Extending coax/ethernet network [closed]

Would this setup work? router -----> Ethernet to coax adapter (proven working) ------> Coax cable ----> antenna ------> antenna -------> coax cable -----> Ethernet to coax adapter (proven working) ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Taskbar no longer has the network choices bar, but now just says “Network 5.”

My taskbar suddenly shows "Network 5" where the little bars were showing me all the network options. How can I change it back?
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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 other is running windows 7 os.i have configured my ftp server for ssl/tls for ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible for Powerline networking to cause erratic router behavior?

I would like to know whether is it possible for Powerline networking causes erratic router behavior. Could there be any noise emitted from the electrical wiring of the house, and picked up by the ...
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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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Sharing an iPhones cellular connection with home network.

We are going to be without broadband internet for 3 weeks, however my iPhone has unlimited 4G data. Is there a way to share my iphone cellular data with the whole home network? I know I can use ...
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Adding Guest Wireless/Wired Network on Separate Subnet

I currently have a 300Mbps wireless router (TP Link WR841N v9) hooked up to a cable modem. This provides internet access for my home network (tablets, desktop, laptops, printer, etc.). I want to set ...
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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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What do I need to do to make IPv6 devices globally accessible using Uverse 6rd?

Summary: With UVerse's 6rd implementation, do I need to buy/install/configure a compatible wireless router in the DMZ to properly handle the IPv6 traffic in both directions (incoming connections too)? ...
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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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Sony Vaio laptop Wi-Fi signal strength issue

I have recently encountered a strange problem with my 1½ year old Sony Vaio E Series laptop running Windows 8. When I keep the lid open at 90°, the Wi-Fi signal strength is full; i.e., 5 ...
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Home Network VPN solutions for DSL?

I have a handful of servers and PC's in my home network. I want to set up a VPN so that I can access any of my home network devices while in the office and traveling. To date I have just been using ...
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Quick way to share files on a PC with another PC that's NOT on the same network (work laptop on a domain, home PC on a home network)

I want to access a folder on my home desktop PC over my local home network from all our various laptops at home (just to backup photos and share media files). I tried simple Windows sharing, but one ...
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How to share an Internet connection on Windows 7 [closed]

I have a laptop with a Wi-Fi net connection. I also have 2 desktop computers that I would like to have access the net for Windows updates. All 3 computers have the net connect plugs and are all ...
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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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Reliable switching … need a suggestion for network architecture

I apparently have a fairly intense LAN for a home network and my current switch is seemingly cracking under the pressure so I’m here to ask how would the pro's handle this. The red lines are dual ...
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Vista Passwordless Printer Sharing

Is it possible to share files over lan with password protection turned on for file sharing but at the same time have the printer not prompt for password?
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Tracking down the cause of loss of network connectivity

I have been having issues with short (seconds, but long enough to break a TCP connection) periods of loss of internet connectivity. I have tracked this down to what appears to be an actual loss of ...
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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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Why can't a PC connect to a specific website while all the others work?

A PC is connected via a router and a modem to a local network. All the webpages seem to work fine, yet the webpage of a local libary, will not load independent of the used browser. Other devices on ...
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Can MoCA be used behind a wired router?

We have Comcast cable internet, and we want to connect two devices: one WiFi router, and one PC via a wired connection. We have these all set up in the same room and it basically works: wall ...
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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 ...