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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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 ...
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Windows 7 Admin share accessible regardless of password when same user name is used

I have two windows 7 computers. Both are logged into local accounts with the same username but different password. When I try to access the admin share of the second computer, it comes right up with ...
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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

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) ...
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Cannot connect to machine on local, statically configured network

I'm trying to set up a second NIC on my desktop to be able to ssh into another local machine running ubuntu (I don't want that machine to be on the other network). My second NIC and my ubuntu machine ...
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My home network doesn't allow DLNA and Web Sockets

I run Windows 10 Home Edition with 4GB Memory. Two weeks ago my computer started acting up and here are the main issues: I can't stream DLNA over my home network. When I try to access video/music ...
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Routing Off to the Internet with Verizon HomeFusion and MikroTik

My setup is a bit unconventional. For home internet I have Verizon HomeFusion which is LTE based. So the Verizon router/wifi device I have I am stuck with. Here is my problem. I have a home lab setup. ...
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Using ISP provider own modem/router as bridge, IP wireless camera cannot be seen outside

Previously, my setup was a plain modem provided by my ISP that is connected to my ASUS RT-N66U wirelesss router. I was able to set-up port forwarding of my D-Link DCS-932 ip wireless camera to be ...
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Can't ping other machines in my network

I've got 3 machines on my network, all running Windows 7. None of them can ping each other, either by name or IP address. (And because of this, they also can't see each other on the network, can't ...
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Required VPN Type

So I want to setup a VPN on my Debian server at home using Strongswan w/IPSec using IKEv2 pre-issued certificates using my my own CA. The way I plan to work it out single tunnel so all traffic is ...
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How to make a network be fail-deadly upon physical tampering?

I wish to no longer allow my roommate usage of my internet line. While the router I have gives me surprisingly powerful administrative control over my network, any blocks I put in place can be ...
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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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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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Sudden slow in network for HPNA endpoints

I distribute the Internet I get from my ISP (100Mb/s, I actually get 60Mb/s) inside my home on HPNA and WiFi. On the past couple of days I feel a sudden slow down in the speed of the endpoints that ...
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Slow network file transfer (under 20KB/s) on newly built x64 Win7

I am getting <20KB/s for local network file transfer. If I transfer a very small file (less than 100KB) it would start quickly then slow down to <20KB/s. all subsequently network file transfer ...
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2 ISP 3 router 1 network home network

I am currently subscribed to 2 ISP lines, a cable (100mbps) and fibre (1gbps) connection. I also have 3 routers to cover my entire home, Dir-868L and 2x Dir-605L. My ideal state is, i can have ...
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Port forwarding when router and modem are separate

I am using two different devices for connecting to the Internet. I have a Motorola modem and a DLink router, and get my Internet connection from Comcast. Now I am trying to enable port forwarding to ...
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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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WD My Cloud very slow

I just bought a WD My Cloud 3 TB, connected it to my modem and connected 6 devices to it. Currently I am getting very slow response times, 0.5 - 3 seconds while browsing the files. (and it is empty) ...
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Clients of small dormitory wireless routers cannot connect to the internet

I have some weird problems occurring on a small dormitory (30 rooms total) LAN that I manage. Here is the current network layout of the dorm: Please note that I already did some experiments last ...
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How to disable WiFi while keeping Ethernet enabled?

At my house, the kids all use WiFi, while the adults use Ethernet. I want to let the adults use the Internet at any hour, while denying access to the kids at 9:30 PM. I also want to keep them off in ...
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Easist way to connect some SATA HDDs to a network without full PC

I have a few SATA HDDs in my big desktop PC. I store media and stuff on them, and access them from my other PCs over my home network. However, in order to access them, my big PC has to be on, which ...
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How can I make a website “see me” as a totally new connection?

I'll summarize my problem as concisely as possible. I'm taking an online real estate course that requires, by law, that I spend a certain amount of time in each unit. For 2.5 months, the timer on the ...
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How to safely open ports on home networks for testing purposes

I am trying to simulate a client/server scenario on my home network. To setup the socket connections, i require unused ports. For safety reasons these ports are closed. What criteria should be ...
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What's wrong with my custom LAN cable?

This question is basically a continuation of this previous question. Never mind, here's the deal: I've made a LAN cable that goes through a wall, but it doesn't work. The cable is roughly 10m/30ft ...
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Use Wii U as a network bridge?

I've recently moved my entertainment system far away from where my modem/router and wired Ethernet. The only device I have in the system with a wifi antenna is my Wii U. I also have a USB-to-Ethernet ...
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trying to join my computers in a more efficient way

i know there have several answers about how to link 2 computers together so they can share processing power. this seems to be way beyond what i need and i was hoping someone with more hardware and ...
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Slow network speeds

Given the following network setup: Cable Model --(wired)--> Router --(wireless)--> Ethernet Bridge --(wired)--> PC Testing download speeds: From Internet to Cable Modem = 100 mbit From ...
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Connect two PCs using LAN cable over ipv6

I have to transfer the data from 1 pc to another using LAN cable. I know how to do it with ipv4, but I have some problem while using ipv6. Steps I have done: Dis-select the ipv4 opting from network ...
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Does Windows 7 Starter support Bluetooth Personal Area Networks?

I know my two devices running Windows 10 support Bluetooth Personal Area Networks. There are some differences between how some of the same functionality is accessed between Windows 7 and 10. I can't ...
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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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Wireless adapter suddenly not detecting network

I've a desktop PC with a wireless adapter stick and a laptop on my table. My phone sitting on the table most of the time as well. Usually, all three devices are connected to the internet via wifi by ...
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I want to have a DNS redirect for devices on my home network

So i have multiple raspberry pi, One as media server, one as a torrent client and one as a webserver. Everytime i have to access them over browser i usually type say for example: 192.168.1.2:1234 say ...
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Access NAS in parent network

I tried to draw a diagram of my home network in paint: diagram (I can't add images to my posts yet, I'm sorry) As you can see the NAS (Lenovo IX2), my pc and our access point/router (Linksys EA6400) ...
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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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Do faster ethernet connections require a different cable?

I have a 100mbps ethernet connection setup right now, I was thinking about upgrading, my computers all seem to have gigabit capable network cards in them, my modem/router has one gigabit ethernet port ...
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Do home routers have max connection configuration?

I've been experiencing bizarre behavior with my home router, Linksys WRT610N. I have between four and seven devices running on it on average using the DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) std firmware. ...
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Running DNS locally for home network

I have a small home network that just got larger (new roommate, my existing roommate got a laptop (on top of her computer), my friends coming over with laptops, etc.). I'd like to run a local DNS ...
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Moving to a house that has no current networking setup, does this diagram work?

I'm not entirely sure how NVR and PoE camera works, but essentially, I want to view all the camera with no hassle and then save all the recorded footage onto a storage server for the NVR. Also, I want ...
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How will a router with NAT disabled behave?

Just a quick, somewhat newbie question... I noticed that my home router has the option to disable NAT. How will the router behave with NAT turned off? Will it simply broadcast all incoming traffic to ...
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automatic decision whether to be a DHCP server or client

Can a computer send DHCP request and if there is no answer became a DHCP server? My use case: I have new raspberry pi. I would like to show it to friends connect it in friend's house, in school, ...
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Sharing home network with a router

I have an old router and decided to share network with two computers with a work group on windows. The wifi radio is shut and they communicating through the Ethernet ports on the router. The question ...
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How to configure 2 routers to access each other?

I have a situation as described below : Router 1 (Dlink DSL-6850u) is used as a VDSL model, and provides wifi to half of the house. It controls subnet 10.0.0.138 Router 2 (TP-Link TD-W9980) is ...
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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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Upgrading home network security

Let me first say that i have minimal networking knowledge, but i've been banging my head on the keyboard for the last few days, so i'm coming to you for help. Here's the background: I am trying to ...
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How does port-forwarding help in torrents?

I use Transmission to download files but it says that a certain port is required to be opened. However, while this port is closed I noticed that I can still download files with no problem. But when I ...
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Not able to reach a computer on a bridged network with my LAN

I had a linux old laptop with wifi and an old router, I decided to extend my wlan "X" to the second floor. I set the laptop in a sweet spot, connected to wlan "X" and used the linux ubuntu "Share ...
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Network Utilization in Task manager reaches 100%

More of a mild curiosity, and some basic research mostly yield utilization showing 0% or other low values. I was downloading a game and noticed Task manager claimed I was at peak utilization at only ...
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Alternative for bridge mode

Up until now, I have been managing my own private network by setting my ISP's modem to bridge mode. However, recently I switched my ISP and now I received a modem with rather limited options. I can ...