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 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 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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Connect My Laptop To Internet Using the LAN Port On My Desktop

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 ...
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Windows 7: share a folder with another computer in the family

I want to share a folder on my desktop to another of my laptop, which connects to the same network router in the family. The laptop connects to the router via wireless, while the desktop uses ...
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Can't access local network resources from a specific access point

I've got two wireless routers in my home; one came with my internet service and is also the modem for the service. I also have another setup for extra range. I've connected the second (a d-link ...
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Are there any minuses with having 2 DHCP servers at home?

At home, I have 2 D-link devices: the ADSL modem and the wireless router. Both offer a DHCP server, that I have activated (on different subnets) on both devices, with no problems so far. Are there ...
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How to I best set file permissions in a home network with Windows Computers?

How to I set up file permissions in a home network with Windows computers? Need both read and modify Windows 7-8.1 The most important files are on a USB drive connected to a Windows 7 netbook ...
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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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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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Zyxel Keenetic Lite Rev B, OPEN VPN client

I have Zyxel Keenetic Lite. I have 2 PC(standalone and laptop) at home, from where I need to work remotely. PC INTERNET works via cable, laptop works via WiFi. On both of PC I have to use OPENVPN (2 ...
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Access DSL modem web configuration through Wireless Router. .

I am having a DSL Modem ZTE 831 Series. To have Wireless Connectivity at home, I have connected Tenda WiFi Router W316R. The address of DSL Modem is 192.168.1.1 The address of Wifi Router is ...
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Split cable broadband connection to lan cord and router

I am trying to split my cable broadband connection between laptop and router to avoid disconnection during power cuts. Cable broadband is connected even if there is no power. So I am trying to use ...
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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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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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Host a SSTP VPN Server on Windows 8

I have a small server computer running Windows 8 at home. Currently it is hosting a PPTP VPN server using the build-in Windows 8 functionality for that. What I would want is something more secure, ...
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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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Repurpose a cable modem/router as merely a router

Please bear with me - I'm unclear about much of the terminology used in home networking. The scenario: I would like to set up a wireless network. I live in a shared house where internet service is ...
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Cannot reach domain hosted within same private network

I have a website hosted on a home server, accessible from the outside by a domain name I purchased and mapped to my router's IP with help from a dynamic DNS service. The problem is that I cannot ...
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Home cat6 Ethernet wiring not connecting with cat5e cables

I'm having trouble wiring home with Ethernet. I want to be able to connect my laptop to the internet via the Ethernet jack in my bedroom while having my router/modem in the living room. Last year ...
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Protecting kids online [duplicate]

My eldest child is at the age where she will start using the web for school work and general interest. What can I do to protect her from encountering inappropriate content, while browsing the web ...
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Install CloudFlare to my home network?

I want to make my home network DDoS protected with CloudFlare. Is this possible? I'm using the D-Link DIR-655 router with Comcast internet.
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How to configure a second wireless router on home network?

I would like to configure a second wireless router on my existing network. The router that I have received from my ISP has problems with wireless and its DHCP server is playing, therefore I would like ...
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Why do some routers not have a WAN port?

I have a ZyXEL P-870H-5xA v2 VDSL2 modem to act as a modem, but it's not wireless, so I figured I'd grab a wireless router to to connect to it to act as the wireless router. A friend had a TP-LINK ...
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Why my internet speed is very inconsistent/slow with switch

I recently bought a switch http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156250 so I could get more ethernet ports in my room. All I had to do was plug in an ethernet cable from my 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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network utilization in windows task manager

Ok I don't really get why or how the way this graph and the columns are labeled. Link speed shows 1Gbps graph only shows from 0% to 5% and network Utilization stays on average around 1.25% Ok I ...
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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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Windows 7, Mapped network drive permanent disconnect?

I mapped a network drive to my Apple Time Capsule as T, but due to some configuration problems I had (but have fixed) it wouldn't reconnect at login. In one of my tests I mapped the same drive as Z ...
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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)j, my friends coming over with laptop, etc ). I'd like to run a local DNS ...
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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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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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How do remote sensors connect to a password-protected wifi network?

I'm quite new to networking in general, and am wondering how remote sensing devices are able to connect to someone's home wifi network? For example, take a device like this: ...
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Homegroup and HomeUsers group

I have some troubles with homegroup's feature using two windows 7 64-bit based devices (laptop and desktop). Desktop is connected via LAN cable and the laptop via WiFi. Both use the same subnet and ...
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A proper way to create non-interactive accounts?

In order to use password-protected file sharing in a basic home network I want to create a number of non-interactive user accounts on a Windows 8 Pro machine in addition to the existing set of ...
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Create a second homegroup on same network

My network has a homegroup set already in one PC, but I do not want to use that. I want to create my own HomeGroup since I don't have access to that PC. I tried doing it from control panel and ...
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How to config squid3 proxy server with two nic card server

i want create proxy server using Ubuntu 12.04 server.it's something like sample diagram. i know how to configure right side in diagram (USERS AND WEB SERVER).problem is left side. someone can tell me ...
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How do I connect to my Netgear dgn2200 wireless router to configure it?

I have an AT&T U-verse 2Wire 3800 hgv-b modem/router with an AT&T provided Cisco wireless access point. The AT&T wireless access point is flaking out now and then, so I'm attaching my ...
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Connectivity between devices plugged into a router ethernet ports

If I plug 2 computers into free ethernet ports in my wifi router will I be able to establish connection between these pc or router does not allow it?
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Problems with sharing between Windows 7 and Windows XP

I'm trying to share files between a PC with Windows XP and a laptop with Windows 7. I've been trying to do this for years, which may have resulted in a bit of a mess, but I wouldn't know because I ...
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Can I connect external USB storage to Wi-Fi repeater

My home network router does not support connecting external USB storage. I must use it (it's used for phone and cables, as well), but I'd really like to have shared storage. In general, I ...
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How would I go about home networking?

I'd like to build a home network, but I have absolutely no clue where to start. My home has 6-7 computers, some personal and two are shared. I'd like to have network based accounts that can log in ...
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How much will it cost me to run a Windows Home Server?

Anybody has any measurements of how much electricity does a Windows Home Server (say one of the HP models) use while being on 24/7? I have an old PC running at home to store files that everyone can ...