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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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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Home Networking Queries and Multiple WiFi access points [closed]

I'm looking at updating my home network. I've got a number of devices that offer wifi and wired connections and would like to make use of them all if possible. Key: - = Wired connection - - - = ...
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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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How to have my own TV media system that emulates a network channel-by-channel stream? [closed]

You know how when you have cable or even just basic digital television with an antenna and everything you watch is streamed to you based on a scheduled system from the provider, all with ads ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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<10 users (windows 7 and Vista machines)--need basic network

A small office. Current environment: A few aging notebooks, one of which is connected to a printer by a USB cable. No sharing of anything, but everyone is able to do web stuff via one central ...
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How is a router connected to a switch; is a patch panel needed?

I am planning a home network in a new construction. The more I read, the more confused I get, although I found a lot of good information. I don’t want to pay a guy $3,000 to install this. I just about ...
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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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40 Device Home and Home Office Network

For the most part I have around 40 devices connected via 4 unmanaged netgear switches and a prosafe router that is getting up there in age. In addition I have 2 WAPs (multi-story home), 1 newer and a ...
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Choosing a rack for a home server environment

I'm trying to understand the considerations ("why") that go into determining the specifications ("what") for a rackmount server cabinet, in order to determine what sort of rack I should purchase for ...
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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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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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Does Ethernet over Power Lines work well for home networking?

I am considering putting a computer in my garage (geek alert) and my wireless signal is simply to weak to get through all of the concrete, steel, etc. I've seen products at Fry's for Ethernet over ...
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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 to access device before the router?

here is my network scheme. Router and RASP-PI have real wan ip addresses. WAN | SWITCH / \ ROUTER RASB-PI / \ PC1 PC2 I need PC1, PC2 to ...
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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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Laptop's wifi only works if it's connected to mobile hotspot

my laptop started acted weirdly, it's wifi only works if i connect it to my mobiles hotspot, but it doesn't connect to any other type of wifi networks, tried many different locations, many different ...
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Does wireless traffic from a wireless access point have to go through a router?

Say that I have a wireless access point connected to a wired router and that there are two computers connected to the access point by wifi. If those two computers communicate with each other (e.g. I ...
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How does a IP packet from a remote server “find” a home computer behind a NAT firewall?

I understand communication between a remote machine, e.g. a webserver and users home computer/device can only occur if the users computer initiates the communication (assuming your firewall/network is ...
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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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Local Peer Discovery isn't working on my network

I've made sure Local Peer Discovery is enabled in my torrent clients: I read that: Local Peer Discovery is implemented with HTTP-like messages on User Datagram Protocol (UDP) multicast group ...
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LAN networking not working between Ubuntu Saucy and OSX Mavericks with iPhone Hotspot

At home, I have two machines (Ubuntu Saucy & OSX Mavericks) connected to my iPhone hotspot. My iPhone is my gateway and I can access the internet from both machines. Both machines are also able ...
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net config server displays

The net config server command displays: server name \\DAN-LAPTOP Software version Windows 8.1 Server is active on NetbiosSmb <DAN-LAPTOP> Server hidden Yes Maximum Logged on Users: 20 ...
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Connect one router to another one >> ip conflict

I have 2 routers, the first one is connected to 2 switches 24 ports each one, and is there because it is vpn connected. The second one connects to one of these ports and is the wifi one. My problem is ...
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How to affectively 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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What is wrong with this description of NAT as it relates to home networks?

I gave the following description of NAT address assignment as it relates to home networks as part of an answer on stackoverflow. For more details the full stackoverflow question is here ... Your ...
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Home network, setup for multi-AP with LAN and NAS

I'm looking to build a proper home network. We have Fiber, so have a single RJ45 cable coming into the house from the Fiber box that plugs into the ISP supplied router. On the router, authentication ...
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Home router config to allow for UDP broadcast

I have a homegrown piece of software that "listens" to UDP traffic at 255.255.255.255:5010. It works just great on my home network, but does not work on other people's networks. I think that my ...
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How to convert a wireless ADSL router/modem to just an access point and a modem and use an external Linux box as a router (internet gateway)

My home network setup is just a typical one. A "dump" box from Vodafone containing everything (ADSL modem/router + 4-port Ethernet switch + Wireless access point). Since I am kind of a techie, I ...