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 get rid of Untrusted Connection error after installing new router and modem?

I installed a new router and modem. Everything seemed to go fine except now I cannot load a webpage without getting a "This Connection is Untrusted" error. More specifically when I try to google on ...
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Connecting two internet into a PC?

Let's say I've a spare internet connection. If I buy an additional LAN card, will I be able to utilize the two connections simultaneously? Will this work irregardless of OS, say Windows or Ubuntu? I ...
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20 devices connect to AP but one, but that one connects to all other wifi networks but my own?

Need help with something that actually doesn't make any sense. TP-Link TL-WR743ND access point runs my home wireless network. It works great but... one device can't connect to AP. Something really ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 laptop always has “limited” wifi connection

I have a Lenovo G585 laptop, running Windows 8.1, with an Atheros wireless card. I am always having wireless connectivity issues with it: it always shows up as a "limited" connection. Even if it ...
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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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Can't access my old Homegroup, neither create a new

Upgraded to Win 10. Now All PCs are not connected to any Homegroup, but the Homegroup still exists. I can't access because I dunno the password, neither create a new Homegroup. Any ideas how to fix ...
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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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Windows 8 not detecting Wi-Fi

My PC is not detecting the signal of the wireless router in the room. My roommates can use it with no issues. My PC is showing other Wi-Fi signals, but not the Wi-Fi of my own room. I have tried ...
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Torrenting (from one specific computer) crashes the router

I'm having a problem where a few seconds after a torrent download starts (on a certain computer), our router crashes and reboots, everyone in the house loses connection. Here goes the computer's ...
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Remote able to send keyboard presses via WiFi [closed]

I'm looking for a (non-smartphone) remote able to control both: my TV via IR (probably all of them can do this) my Windows computer (keyboard presses) via anything else that doesn't require pointing ...
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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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Can connect to router, but not Internet

Sorry about this probably very n00b question. However, I've little idea where to start. My router is at 192.168.1.254. I can ping it and log in. My laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) has been given an address by ...
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1Gbps network maxes out at 100 Mbps

I've been transferring files from my laptop to my PS3 with 15-20 MBps through cable. Now I have built a new HTPC and I connected it instead of the PS3 (so same cable, same port), and the max speed I ...
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Windows 10 keeps switching network location from Private to Public

No matter what I do, I cannot get Windows 10 to leave my home WiFi connection as Private. When I reboot the machine it is public, and in network settings there is no way to change this. So instead I ...
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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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Update multiple machines at home

I have multiple machines at home. All of them are running Windows 7 x64. Due to limited bandwidth and slow connection, I want to make them download updates just once and apply to the rest of them. ...
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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 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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Set Up VPN on home network and use on home PC

I was thinking of setting up my own VPN on a Raspberry Pi and linking it up to my router at home and then using the VPN on my PC which is on the same network. I've only ever used VPNs before, not ...
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Weird asynchronous speed on home server (FTP, Samba)

I have an HP Gen8 microserver for home usage. I use it as backup/replication and currently want to use it also home as media server. I back up files using FTP, governed by IIS. Backing up on LAN ...
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500 Mbit/s powerline network, only 3.5 Mbyte/s transfer speed?

I have a TP-Link 500 Mbit/s Gigabit Powerline Adapter linking two computers (one Windows Vista and one Windows 7) in different rooms in the house. As in: Computer <-Ethernet ...
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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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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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List of router to allow the editing SNR

I would like to buy a modem (or router) that allows me to edit, through telenet, the SNR values. I read on internet that I will get something plus in terms of prestations of my ADSL line. Does someone ...
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Can't connect to server on the same router

Hello! I have 2 routers. The primary router (which is also a modem. from now on I"ll call it A) and the secondary router (B from now on), which is connected to the primary router via 10 meters ...
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Wireless network setup for 4 story townhouse

I currently have a Wireless N router + DOCSIS 3.0 modem on the 3rd floor of my home, and would like to have wifi access on every floor. I have very little background in networking, and was wondering ...
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Will a slow upload rate have a negative impact on VPN usage?

Will my slow upload speed (1MBit cap on my fiber line) significantly reduce the performance of my connection over a VPN? I'm in mainland China and am considering getting a VPS server in Hong Kong ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 InternetSharing problems

I started using the InternetSharing capabilities of my (ancient) MacBook pro. It has a few issues, the latest of which has stumped me. As per the manual, I turn on the InternetSharing option - it ...
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How do I detect whether somebody is using my MAC address?

Some universities use MAC addresses of laptops to share internet. When we access to internet by common routers (universities, working place) if someone use our MAC it is a problem since data usage of ...
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Wake On LAN not working for Asrock motherboard

Recently I installed and configured a new server for home use. Today I wanted to get the Wake On LAN feature working. For this I undertook the following steps: 1) I enabled WOL in the motherboards ...
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Is raid 1 overkill for a home user

I'm looking to centralise my home data - pictures/videos/music and so I have ordered a synology ds214 and a couple of 2tb drives. Since I've been doing my research I've come to realise that mirroring ...
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iPhone doesn't connect to wifi unless the laptop is ON

I always thought that there was something wrong with my wireless home wifi. It connects to all the computers, printer and laptops wirelessly but NOT my iphone. Till just recently, i noticed that my ...
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Router IP address

I have a wifi router which connects to the internet. The local IP of this router (router A) is 192.168.0.1 Few years ago, I had connected another router (Router B) to router A via an ethernet cable ...
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Advanced Home Network

As our home network seems to be increasing drastically I was thinking of setting up a network as follows: A DMZ between our wireless modem router and the next router (for guests who wish to use our ...
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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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Are there any side-effects if you move your Documents to a network drive?

Simply said: I want to move all my Documents to a Network Share, which is provided by my router. I want to do this, because the Google Drive App fails to sync my Documents correctly. It is actually ...
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Is there any reason to subnet a home network?

For networks I understand we set a netmask on each computer to let it know what IPs it can talk to without going through the router - IPs on the same subnet can talk directly to each other and do not ...
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Home network shares are not accessible when Internet is down

I have this problem at home. When I loose internet connection, I am unable to access shared folders from one PC to another. here is my topology. ++ || ...
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How to better manage multiple VPN clients?

I use several VPN clients, and have to switch among them many times throughout the day. Basically, I'm signing in and out of them all day, every day. It's driving me nuts, so I'm planning on setting ...
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Trunk setup between netgear switches

I have 2 Netgear switches (GS724Tv4, GS724TP), which are 10m apart. The remote switch has the NAS attached, and I would like to increase bandwidth between the switches by connecting Ports 23 and 24 of ...
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“Destination port unreachable” when pinging computer in another subnet

In my home network, I connect to the Internet through a router (192.168.1.1). I also have another router (192.168.1.15, 192.168.2.1), this one using OpenWRT, configured as a wireless client. One of my ...
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How to effectively 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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Reverse Proxy or other solution for IoT remote access

For my home security/automation installation business, I am trying to develop a solution for providing remote access to "internet of things" or "smart" devices. Basically, we have these smart devices ...
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Network Bridge in Windows 8

In Windows 7 i bridged my ethernet connection and the Host Only Adapaters of my VirtualBox VMS to gain access to the Internet through the Network Bridge and the VMS were part of my LAN. My Setup was ...
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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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How can we recover (not reset) the router password?

How can we obtain the current username and password of a router that is currently connected to the computer? I've already tried the default username and password. Some answers have suggested ...
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Networking two computers for homegroup

I have a wireless high speed Internet connection, using a wireless network adapter on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64), that I want to share with other computers and laptops in my home (also Windows 8.1). I ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 can't create homegroup

Today I wanted to copy some files over homegroup to my PC from my Notebook but homegroup wasn't available so I checked my PC and saw that Network and Sharing showed no connection but it was connected ...
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Antivirus to protect multiple machines

I have WiFi cable internet going through the modem onto a host laptop. If i put an antivirus onto that host computer is it enough to protect others using the WiFi?
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Home Fibernetwork setup vs Traceroute results - where is my WAN IP located?

On my learning with using traceroute, I have actually put it to practical use with my current home network setup trying to figure out what are the available hops and IPs assignment but have ...