Questions tagged [home-networking]

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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Connection in a part of LAN drops frequently, can't figure out why

So I have this problem at home. I have my main router (Model FritzBox 7560) which is connected to my providers stuff. On the LAN side, it serves as a WIFI router and switch. I have an Ethernet cabling ...
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Computer not pinging from the internet

I am trying to set up DDNS for my machine and it works for the most part. And, I would like to remotely ping to the machine. Now, the DDNS is configured properly and it is taking the IP refresh ...
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Can I open ports 23 and 22 on a F@st 5355 home router that doesn't allow it in the web GUI

As I said in the title I want to open the ports for ssh and telnet mainly on my home router anyway possible. So far I've tried the tutorial at Sorry Telstra but this is my F@ST 5355 router by ThaFresh ...
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Docker is limiting the network speed when the host OS is idle

Something weird is happening with my containerized torrent download speed. I tested with deluge and qbittorrent within a docker container. When I start a download it starts fast, then it slows down ...
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Cat7 cable not working

I’m running cat7 cable and crimped both ends but at one end when testing light 4 doesn’t come on but at the other end they all come on but 4 and 5 come on at the same time. Any suggestions what the ...
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Local DNS - can I put it on the Internet?

Let's assume: I own a domain example.com I have a publicly available DNS server ns1.example.com I want to host websites available on the internet e.g. app-prod.example.com I want to host other ...
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viewing/connecting to devices in another subnet

Have a bit of a unique situation which I am hoping to get some help on. At home I have my main PC connected directly to the modem supplied by my ISP (reason being I have 1.5G connection and a 10G LAN ...
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Losing Internet Connection Every Few Minutes on Windows 10 Home Desktop

I have been running Windows 10 on an older home desktop computer (Dell Inspiron 660). I've noticed the internet was dropping out (using Ethernet not Wifi) so I installed an Internet Connection Monitor ...
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Need help in connecting 2 separate networks

I am a farmer and a user and NOT an IT person so I hope you can help me. What I have: 1. A home network (192.168.1.1) connected to the internet. 2. A remote network (192.168.2.1) in my barn connected ...
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Network switch stops working until power cycled, but replacing the switch and the router changes nothing

My home network setup is: Modem---Router---Wireless device |-Wireless device |-... \-Unmanaged network switch---Wired device ...
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OpenBSD Home Server + Workstation on same machine?

I'd like to learn about secure networking (PKI, x509 certs, DNS, IPS, etc.) and generally harden my home network using OpenBSD. I only have one server with the horsepower (RAM, SSD, processors, etc.) ...
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Msi Ge70 Realtek RTL8723AE Missing Wireless 802.11b/g/n Mode

I've installed latest ver of Realtek RTL8723AE 2013.12.331.2016 for Msi ge70 2oe laptop on windows 10x64 but missing ieee 802.11 b/g/n mode in driver details. Main issue is that internet speed is up ...
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Specific in-wall cable suddenly gone bad?

EDIT:OK so, I'm a doofus. Essentially, I had mislabeled cables. So when I thought I was testing both ends of the same cable, I wasn't. Now that I've figured this out, the cable in the wall is in fact ...
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Slow network speeds on specific devices

Specs: Killer e2600 gigabit Ethernet controller Qualcomm QCA9377 Wireless adapter Problem When I am using my PC (Dell G5 5000 running Windows 11), and I try to download a file off the internet (in ...
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Too slow NAS, running on raspberry pi

I have HDD disk connected to raspberry pi 4. RPI is connected to internet through LAN cable Normal HDD sequence write speed on rpi is about 100 MB/s. I was trying to create NAS using open media vault ...
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Laptop has internet but can't see network drives

I have a home network with wifi, two wired computers (1 Win10 and 1 Linux that acts as server). The linux machine has Shared Folders on it that I need to access. My win10 Desktop can access the ...
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Will Multiple Routers (Using Split-DHCPs for IP grouping) for Smart Home separation cause problems?

I'm reconfiguring my home Wi-Fi & I'm trying to find the best way to deal with my Smart Home devices. I have ≈70 Smart Home devices, from a Google Home Mini in each room, Smart thermostat, smart ...
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Network switch to router vs direct wifi

I'm thinking about hard wiring my house from router > switch > device. What I'm wondering is Would the extra hop make my ping and download slower then direct hardwire router > device (I ...
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See devices inside WAN port Nest router

Hope someone can help with this. I've got an interesting network setup and I'm trying to find out if something's possible. I'm using Starlink along with Google Nest Wifi. The setup is: Starlink ...
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Do all ports in a router (switch ports) share same network address

I use Huawei EG series router. It is having 3 FE ports and 1 GE port(4 swtich ports totally). So I am guessing 4 is the maximum number of devices that can be connected using Ethernet. In that case all ...
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Accessing SMB service on a router other than the one I am connected to

I have two routers, one that also acts as a modem (coax cable,ISP provided,primary router, 192.168.0.1) and one (secondary router,192.168.1.1) that has a USB port to run an SMB service. My problem is ...
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Would WAN traffic affect LAN traffic?

Say I have a PC and a NAS connected to a router. On the PC I downloaded a file through torrenting. Now I want to both seed the file and locally upload it to my NAS at the same time. Would the two ...
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xrdp only showing blue-green background screen after login

I have an RPi 4 on which I installed xrdp to connect to it via MS Remote Desktop. But after login with the pi's username and the password, the grey login window disappeares and leaves me with the blue-...
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Building home network - either IPTV or Internet is not working

I am new to computer networks and just want to build my home network, but I am struggling with some issues. Will appreciate your help! My ISP provides me with a Media Convertor, a (basic) router and ...
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can i use power over ethernet with a cat 6 cable

I have a network switch that can provide Poe and I plan to use it to power an access point at my house. do I need to use any special cable to power the access point using Poe or will a cat6 cable ...
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Bad Packet loss between Unifi Switch and Unifi Dream Machine Pro

I'm pulling my hair out on this one. I'm seeing really bad network performance (bad packet loss) via one of my switches. In short, this issue makes VoIP impossible to use, causes certain applications ...
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Hard to Diagnose Network Issue

I have a router in my home which broadcasts a wifi network in my home which I use to connect to the internet. This router was supplied by the ISP from which I am getting my internet connection. ...
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Intermittent losing connection with home network

The issue: Alright so the issue is when I do have internet or a secure connection then its usually pretty good (15-50 ms) but as the title suggests it is intermittent meaning around every 2-3 minutes ...
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Windows 10, how to connect to wifi and ethernet at the same time while on different respective networks

I'd like to connect a Windows 10 computer to two separate networks simultaneously using two different routers, one with its wifi (internet-connected) and another with ethernet (no internet). Is there ...
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why do network Switches uses ASIC chip instead of programming like routers [closed]

I was studying programming when I learned that switches function on ASIC chips but why do they do that, cant they switch to programming like router does
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How can I configure a scheduled allow list on my router? [duplicate]

I want to restrict access to the Internet for myself. I'm looking for a network wide solution that: allows me to block access to the internet for all devices in my local network has the option to ...
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Cannot reach internet when connected directly to modem

I am currently attempting to diagnose bandwidth issues in my home network setup. I am seeing some strange throughput behavior and thus am trying to remove my WLAN router from the equation to try to ...
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How to route VPN traffic through two gateways?

I would like to be able to establish a VPN tunnel from the internet to my OpenVPN server on address 192.168.1.45. My home network setup is a bit complex since I am using a Raspberry pi as a gateway to ...
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What is this networking device?

I have ethernet port and coaxial port in every room and they seem to be branched out from the low voltage box in the master bedroom. My Comcast gateway device is connected to the coaxial port in one ...
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wiring Ethernet cable at home

I am looking to wire my entire home with Ethernet, to do so I have already laid out conduit pipes for the Ethernet cables when I was earlier getting some other work done. These conduit pipes go to ...
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Cannot ping a Windows 11 machine

I'm trying to ping my Windows 11 machine from a Linux device. Here's what I've tried so far: Disabling Windows Defender Firewall Enabling inbound rules from the Advanced Options Restoring firewall &...
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How to register Asus DDNS behind ISP modem/router

Im very new to advanced networking stuff. Any help would be deeply appreciated. ThankYou! _/_ Need help with Asus DDNS hostname registration with public IP. Im trying to set up an openVPN server on my ...
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How to access all devices on remote network via VPN?

I am planning to build a home lab. DESCRIPTION: My goal is to be able to access to my homelab from a remote pc (as my laptop). This is what I have in mind. In order to secure the access from the ...
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Asus AC68U router only authenticate clients for the first minute, then drop them

I have a problem with a AC68U router. For some reason it only authenticate clients for the first minute, then drop them all if there are any attempts. Example: Router boots If clients attempt to ...
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Comcast Xfinity XB7 Gateway w/ wireless printer

I just upgraded from a Comcast/Xfinity XB6 to an XB7 and since then I found that my staticly assigned IP wireless printer is no longer working. I think there's a problem with routing, masking, ...
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Network Drive does not reconnect at sign in

I mapped a network drive (This PC/Map Network drive/...) and chose "reconnect at sign-in." I chose a letter for the network and entered the Folder name on my NAS. Then, I entered my network ...
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How can QoS prioritize traffic if the data is encrypted?

Encrypted data can only be read by the one who is sending and receiving it right? How does QoS prioritize data if it's common now that the data that is being sent is encrypted?
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SSH Host Keys are different when accessing server from inside and outside the network

I am running a small web server and can SSH using the private ip when I am inside the network. When I am outside the network and I SSH using my public ip the host keys are different for no apparent ...
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Once the permission blocked, how to track and "Allow Access" windows firewall security alert

For time to time, I get a Windows Firewall Security Alert like this: Once I click on "Cancel", I like to be able to change my mind. I like to track the block alerts like above and have ...
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What triggers asking connected device to reconnect to WiFi router?

I am assuming that changing the SSID and security would require the connected device to re-connect to the WiFi network. So, if that is true, in theory I can set anything in my WiFi router if it still ...
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How to share a folder with windows server 2019 that requires a login to access

I am trying to setup a home network with windows server 2019 as a file server. I made user accounts on the server and setup a shared folder giving access to those user. But when I go to login I get ...
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tried different TP-LINK WAN router models (WR841N, WR941N, WR845N) and WiFi is signal is bad in all of them

i had a TP-Link WAN router model WR841N, 7-9 meters away from client (my laptop and 2-3 other phones) and barely two walls, WAN PPPoE connection barely 4Mbps, and Wifi performance used to drop ...
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Can I debug network connectivity through two switches?

I am simplifying the real scenario here but: Let's assume I have a machine M1 that is connected to a network switch SW1 which is itself connected to a second switch SW2 that is connected to machine ...
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How to access device on another subnet from computer

Background So this should be easy for some, but I can't figure out how to do it. I have my network configured like this: My goal is to connect to "Device B" from "Computer A". ...
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Trouble Identifying a Device on Local Network

Network noob here. Apologies if this is posted in the wrong forum. My network scanner (I have two - both) briefly showed a device on my local network with the IP 192.168.10.175 All other devices were ...
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