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 do I recover my router password without resetting it?

How do we get or bypass the password of a router (Linksys Wireless-N Home Router WRT120N) if the default username and pass doesn't work?
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Shortcut to open Network Connections from Run

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open Network connections from the Run command?
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Weird behaviour on MacBook using IPv6

I recently discovered that my ISP supports IPv6 so I decided to give it a spin, configured the router, tried pinging ipv6.google.com from the router, all fine. I configure RADVD for the internal ...
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How secure it is to open home router to public?

First of all I hope this is the right place to ask the question. If it is not, feel free to close this. My housemate proposed to open our home router to outside world. He is the process of learning ...
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Networking, Switches, and Running Cables

I have a three floor home with the basement about to be finished. Here is my issue: I want a hard line to the basement as my wifi doesn't quite get there, and the basement will be the new ...
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Point an internal IP address to an external URL

Is it possible to set a router up so a machine in the LAN can access an Internet URL using an internal IP address? I have a cheap DVR box that can save recorded videos to a FTP server, but only ...
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Poor home office network performance

I have worked with small to mid size networks for quite a long time and can say I'm comfortable connecting hardware. Where you will start to lose me is with managed switches and firewalls. To start, ...
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Ubuntu Server Cannot Reach Network After Getting New ASUS N66U Router

Running a Ubuntu server through my home network, and it's also utilizing a dyndns, which I presume (yes, I'm 'tech dumb') is configured on the server. The settings were fine on various routers, until ...
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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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Networking with Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17

I can see my Windows 7 PC from Mint but when I try to explore it it get the following error box: Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server: Connection timed out How do ...
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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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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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Benefits of tunneling on an unrestricted network for SFTP purposes

If SFTP is already secured with SSH-2 without tunneling enabled, then what additional security benefit does tunneling give for SFTP purposes? Tunneling seems to be useful only as a proxy for SFTP ...
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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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Zyxel Keenetic Lite Rev B, OPEN VPN client

I have Zyxel Keenetic Lite. I have 2 PCs (one desktop and a laptop) at home, from where I need to work remotely. The desktop reaches the Internet via a wired network cable. The laptop works via ...
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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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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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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 use connectify to share files between 2 laptops, one running Windows 7?

I have 2 laptops one running XP and another Windows 7. Both have WiFi-card installed. I want to be able to share files between these 2 machines and then in next step also be able to share internet ...
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How do I connect to my home's primary wired network through an extra (wireless) router?

Thanks for looking! I have set up a desktop PC in my workshop. The Cat 5 cable connects from this PC to a wireless router which is connected to my home network. The Internet connection is working ...
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Can I use a T1 business router as regular home network router?

I am trying to setup a home network with my existing cable modem. I am buying used router for this purpose. There is a SIEMENS se5940 T1 Business Gateway/router on sale on the local craigslist. I am ...
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Chromecast continously broadcasts as unsecured AP after setup

I set up my Chromecast a few weeks ago and everything has been going well. Over the weekend as I was connecting a new device to my network, I noticed that my Chromecast was broadcasting an open ...
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Home network setup

I wonder if this setup is possible 1) Router: Would be a pc with an extra network card, using some linux router software. 2) Switch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833150157 ...
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How to limit bandwidth after a threshold is reached [Mikrotik]?

My router is Mikrotik RB951G-2HnD and I would like it to limit the connection speed to a particular website once some amount of traffic between the user and the website has passed. The website ip ...
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How can I monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC?

I would like to monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC to see what programs installed on my home machine are accessing the internet. I thought I could use Fiddler for this but I noticed ...
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How to share internet from one computer to another via router?

I want to share USB-modem internet from one laptop to another by the following way: The main problem is how to configure the first (white) laptop as a gateway on the router. When I try to set the ...
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What causes partial connectivity through wireless adapter (no internet, but can see other home network PC)?

I recently bought an Asus X401A laptop. For some reason, I cannot get internet access on the wireless connection. The wireless connection succeeds and I can see other computers on the network once ...
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how to ssh to home computer from outside

I have ubuntu machine at my home where i have Time Warner internet connection. Sometimes I want to connect to my home computer when I'm outside but unable to. What IP address should I ssh to? Do I ...
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Windows 7 network adapter fails to start

I need to restart my Windows 7 computer at least 3-4 times to get my local area connection active. I have tried every option related to power but it hasn't helped. I have the drivers installed, but it ...
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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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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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Strange ethernet cables [duplicate]

One of my ethernet cables starting malfunctioning, so I decided to replace it. The problem is, it turns out that the old cable is neither straight nor cross. It has all pairs mirrored (1-8 2-7 3-6 4-5 ...
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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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How can we find out who is using the router?

How can we see all the connections that a router currently has? Is there any way to determine the IP addresses of the connected users? I'm using Linksys by Cisco Wireless-N Home Router.
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Whole House Ethernet from 2004; what about Gigabit?

So my house was built in 2004 (I just moved in this past May) with whole house ethernet. When I moved in, I inherited a 16 port 10/100 switch which was connected with these short ethernet cables into ...
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Networking with a SSD and it's benefits?

I have a network of computers that all have the same application which accesses data from 1 main computer. If this data was on a SSD would its increased access speed only be beneficial to the ...
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Computer randomly sees two networks after cold boot?

Most of the time, when I reboot my Dell with Windows 8.1, I get a "limited connectivity" warning and notice that it has two network locations. There should only be one. I usually disable and re-enable ...
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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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Home Server comcast residential account

I have a home server set up through a comcast residential account. On the server I have several wordpress sites. In the wordpress sites I have to go into general--> settings to set the ip address to ...
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Need to extend home wireless network 500ft to barn pc with wireless adapter

I have no way of drilling through my house to get a network cable to my router to then extend out to my barn. I am currently using a TP-LINK TL-WA801ND as a wireless repeater(connected wirelessly to ...
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2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming

The achievement I want to reach is to have wifi all around the house without having to change manually between the 2 Access Points (and I did this), but still I want all the computers connect to both ...
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Connect My Laptop To Internet Using the LAN Port On My Desktop [closed]

My desktop is connected to my home WiFi network using a USB WiFi dongle (managed by windows). The LAN port on the desktop is empty. I am working on a microcontroller project where I need a ethernet ...
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How to set up a .local domain on Linx?

I have multiple nginx virtual hosts all pointing to localhost. Right now they have same name different ports localhost:8080, localhost:8081. Instead I'd like them to have same port different names ...
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Installing a GUI on Open-WRT

I have a Siemens SX763 router on which I installed Open-WRT. It did not come with a GUI (or so I think) so I googled around and only options I found were to install a GUI over the Internet. However ...
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Is it possible to use a switch to connect a router to the upstream gateway and the computers over a single Cat6 cable?

I've just moved into a new house, and I'm trying to get the network setup to be the best I can. Currently my ISP supplies a router that I need to use, and that only provides a single port for the ...
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Setup Small Home ESXi 4.0 Server

I was wondering if anyone has could create a How-to for Installing and Setup of a Home Network for the Freeware Version of VMWare ESXi Server 4.0 Here is what I have thus far. Server Case ...
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Windows 7 local area connection switches to disable after reboot

I need help to keep my PC (Windows 7) connected to the net. I've found out how to get back on the Net by changing my local area connection from disable to enable. But the connection switches back to ...
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What is the physical setup required to connect computers to a domain?

I want to install windows server and have all of my computers go through the domain. Mostly for educational purposes. But I'm not sure what exactly I have to do physically to set it up. Do all the ...
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NTFS new files in a network share isn't readable

I have 2 computers, computer a and computer b. I can share a folder and all it's subfolders from computer a with computer b and access them fine from computer b. However, the problem I'm having is ...
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Block P2P traffic on a Linksys router WRT54G with Tomato firmware

I'm running a small wireless network (6 to 10 users) on a Linksys WRT54G with Tomato firmware sharing an Internet connection. I don't want the users to download files with BitTorrent (mainly used) and ...