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 can I get the same SSID for multiple access points?

I need to upgrade my existing wireless infrastructure and this time I want 2 access points to cover my house, since I get blind spots no matter what with a single AP. I have physical cabling to my ...
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Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user? [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good NAS for use in a home-server environment? I would request at least 2, preferably 4 disks, and I am most interested in good to excellent throughput for file-server and ...
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What are my options for a multi-Terabyte home NAS? [closed]

I've got alot of DVDs and have been slowly ripping, encoding, and tagging them and I've nearly filled my WD MyBook 1TB. I'm estimating that I've got about 1.5 or 2Tb to go to complete my current ...
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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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How can I make my home PC a web server?

I am running Apache Tomcat on my PC. My PC is connected to a router in my house and the router is connected to my ISP. Now I want to run a server on my pc so that my frined can view my site hosted on ...
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Home Network Bandwidth Control

I will mount a home network to share the ADSL internet connection. The speed is 1Mb, but I want that my PC get 75% of the bandwidth and the another PC get 25%. I know that linux boxes can do it, but ...
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Monitoring Bandwidth Across Multiple Systems in a Home Network

For the past several years, I have been using a simple software bandwidth monitor on my computer to keep track of my monthly bandwidth usage. It has worked fine (more or less; the numbers are slightly ...
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Is it possible to combine two internet connections to increase performance?

I've got a small home network, 3 PCs plus a laptop or two when the relatives come to visit, connected to a single cable internet connection. Now, as soon as everyone starts using the 'net the ...
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Why are home networks prefixed with 192.168?

Why are home networks prefixed with 192.168 ? Why those numbers? For some historical reasons?
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2 Internet connections with VPN

I am connecting to a VPN through my home computer but when I am connected to the VPN I can no longer access the internet on my personal PC. I need to then remote desktop into my PC at work to get ...
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What is a subnet mask, and the difference between a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and 255.0.0.0?

My DSL/WiFi router provided by my ISP has an internal IP address of 10.0.0.138, the addresses provided by DHCP are in the format of 10.0.0.xxx. Now, I want to start using static IP addresses on my ...
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How can I restrict windows 7 to only use the local subnet, but block the internet

I want to block all internet connections to and from my windows 7 machine, but allow it to access everything on the local network. The local network is behind an Apple Airport Extreme. What is the ...
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Can't access IIS7 from my home network

I have an IIS7 on a Windows 7 Ultimate. IIS7 works fine on computer hosting IIS7. But I can't access IIS7 from another computer, I get the following message: "server is not responding". How can I ...
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Adding a second router to a home network

I have a home network setup with a Linksys E1000 wireless router. I want to extend my network range to a wider range of the house by adding a second router/switch. The location of the second router is ...
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Any good utility to track outgoing traffic and requests from win PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC - what should I use? Hello, need an advice if there is any good utility to track all outgoing traffic, requests to ...
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Monitor bandwidth on personal network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor internet usage in my network? I have a personal Wifi network at my home used by the usual range of devices(laptop, desktop, smartphones etc.) I use a ...
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How access network computers by name

I have a local home network. The computers get IP address from a router via DHCP. So the address are dynamic and change. How can I assign names to computers to be able refer by name? One computer is ...
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Use name instead of IP address for home network

I have IIS7 on my computer, and I can access it through other computers in my house on the same network through my computer's IP address - 192.168.1.10x Instead of typing in http : //192.168.1.10x/ I ...
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192.168.1.1 randomly switching between accessing VDSL modem, and accessing the wireless router.

I'm having trouble with my home network, since I've started using a new wireless router. The setup is a Zyxel VDSL Modem pluged into the wall, and connected to a TP-LINK modem via the ethernet ports. ...
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Port forwarding my router

I am trying run a web server on my static IP address but when I open my IP address its opening my DSL router how can I assign that IP to my computer any ideas?
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Can I make two wireless routers communicate using the wireless?

I want to make a setup like this: cable modem <-cable-> wireless router 1 <-wireless-> wireless router 2 in another room <-cables-> PCs in another room Basically, I want to extend my ...
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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 ...
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Is the firewall in the wireless router enough?

I got an ADSL internet connection that goes into a Linksys wireless router that features a built-in firewall. Are those kinds of firewalls typically good enough for regular use, or should look into ...
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How do I set up a proxy server for home with bandwidth control, download limit options?

3 room mates share a single 2 Mbps connection. Have a 40GB per month download limit beyond which speed drops to 256Kbps which is annoying. One of the roommates abuses the connection by downloading ...
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Intranet video-streaming

What's a good option for home-video-streaming? For example, somebody may use a laptop webcam to stream their baby's crib allowing them to monitor it from the main home PC. In this case, I wouldn't ...
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How to create WDS wireless link between two home wireless routers?

I have a Netgear wireless router (DG834Gv3) plugged into my broadband internet connection and hard-wired into my main PC. I recently bought a Bufallo Router / Wireless Access Point (WHR-HP-G54) and ...
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Network Traffic Log

Background - On my "home" network I have a Linksys WTR45GL router providing my internet access as well as a wireless AP. Connected I have * 2 Windows PCs (wired) * At least one laptop (Wired) * Some ...
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Can I to use 2 adsl lines simultaneously?

I've got a ADSL Router linked to a hub/switch, where are linked all PCs in my house. In my neighborhood I can get the line speed only to max of 600 kbps. I was thinking about contract another 600 kbps ...
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Wrong order in CAT5 cabling — does it matter?

I've got in-wall CAT5 wiring in my house. The wall sockets were done by an electrician and the requirement was straight-through T-568B, but I think he got it wrong. When I use a cheap cable tester, I ...
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How can I make wireless transfers faster on a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT?

I have a Linksys WRT54G plugged into the cable modem, and a 2nd wireless router, an old D-Link plugged into that. Both wireless routers work, but if I connect wirelessly to the Linksys router I get ...
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Setting D-Link Modem in “Bridge mode”

I am trying to extend the wireless network in my house. I have a cable modem attached to a D-Link DIR-635 wireless router. This works fine if I am in the part of the house near the router. I have ...
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Basic (cheap) wireless router recommendation for home [closed]

So, it looks like within a couple weeks we will finally be graduating from dial-up (a super user on dial-up? I know, I know). My dad has tasked me with finding out about a wireless router; he seems to ...
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Using a wireless router as a home network switch

I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that I used to have set up in the traditional way (cable modem plugs into uplink port of router, computers/laptop plug directly into the router or connect ...
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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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How to use 2 or more internet connections on the same network?

Living in a joint family we have 3 internet connections, each floor has one internet connection which is split per floor. Each internet connection is shared between 4-5 computers using a switch per ...
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Host name resolution on a home network

I have several machines (both virtual and physical) in my internal network at home. Currently I have to connect via 1P addresses. The one main machine I connect with to all the other machines is ...
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Network for a large house

I'm not sure this is the right place to post this but couldn't find a networking site or similar! Let me know, if this is wrong! Later this year, I'm moving into a large (3-story) house of 10 people. ...
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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 to limit internet traffic in some computers of my home network?

I'm sharing my home wireless network, using a DIR-655 Wireless Router with 3 other people (2 using windows machines and one use mac laptop, I also use a mac laptop). I need to know how can I limit ...
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Exploring other windows 8 machine's root

I used to be able to type start \\other_machine\c$ in PowerShell and Windows Explorer would pop up with a login dialog. Then I'd type other_machine\moswald and my password (the account is a local ...
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Is it possible to configure TP Link ADSL router to work with cable connection?

I have purchased TP Link ADSL router a while back when I was connecting to my first ISP via ADSL. Now, I have changed the ISP to a cable company and am having trouble setting up the router to connect ...
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how to configure a wireless LAN using my ADSL router (beetel 450tc1)

I want to be able to share stuff with my roomie over our apartment Wireless connection but currently it is not possible. Is there a router setting that will make it available for us?
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How to share Internet between two computers via USB?

How can I share Internet access between two computers via USB? I have a single wired network connection via Ethernet, and two laptops (one Windows XP, the other Ubuntu). Either the Windows or Linux ...
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Routing internet through ethernet to a computer without a Wireless adapter

I'm setting up a small home network. I have a laptop which connects to internet wirelessly- that works fine. I have a desktop connected to this laptop by an ethernet cable which I'd like to access the ...
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Centralized PulseAudio setup

I want to do a setup, so that all my computers and TV use one audio system. Like this: Where media server is connected to acoustics and TV is connected through sound-card input and other systems ...
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Name reputable dns servers for home use (as alternatives to your ISP's) [closed]

Since it is becoming increasingly common for internet service providers to 'mess' with their dns service (by resolving unknown names to ad pages, etc) or their service is just unreliable, please ...
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Is there a good DNS server I can install on Windows 7 for a LAN? [closed]

I have a few computers on my LAN, and now I'm getting tired of remembering the IP addresses all the time, so I would like to start using DNS names on my LAN. I have a heterogeneous network with ...
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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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The network can't be identified, what requirements must the interface meet?

I use a Windows 7 machine to share my internet connection, but the one network interface which are connected to my local network is marked as "Unidentified network", the sharing works well anyway but ...