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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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Connect virtual machines on different hosts (emulated physical cable)

I know a very similar question has been asked in the past (Connect two VMs on two different physical machines into their own network) but the reason why this one shouldn't be considered a duplicate is ...
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A single MAC Address on my network shows with 2 IPs

I have a network monitoring app on my phone that shows each IP, MAC, and type of device on my network. While inspecting, I noticed that my laptop's MAC Address is repeated in two IPs. I do not run any ...
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How to connect a Raspberry Pi IDS to the home router to detect intrusions network wide?

I'm configuring a raspberry pi IDS with ELK stack on a separate machine, my problem is to connecting it to the router in a way it can read traffic on the whole network and drop the suspicious packets. ...
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TP Link router WiFi to LAN Bridge?

I have a pc without a network card in the back of the house and the router in the front. I got an old router and wanted to make a bridge that converts the wifi signal into ethernet to be able to ...
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New Windows 10 Pro PC can't access other PCs in workgroup

My home office network was all Windows 7 until last month when I started replacing PCs with Windows 10 ones. I utilize a NAS server and several external USB boxes to run backups over the network (...
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Port forwarding through multiple routers?

I want to use a Linksys wireless-g router as an extender/network switch. I've heard that if I leave the router in router mode and have it connected to the main router (my RT-AC86U router) it will act ...
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Create WiFi hotspot without internet from laptop

I’ve been digging into google but I can’t find a proper link to guide me. I want to create a wireless hotspot from my hp laptop to connect three devices to it. I have no access to internet. I need the ...
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Setting up home wifi network with bandwidth limits

I have a 250Mbps home network and I want to set up a router with per-device or per-subnet bandwidth limits so certain users don't consume all bandwidth. Is this possible? Although I'd prefer an all-...
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Bridging two wireless routers with only one having WDS capability

I have an unusual situation I suspect and hoping for some help I have two routers. Router A is a standard ADSL 2 router setup with wireless on BT broadband in the UK (Home hub 5 I believe). With ...
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Which WiFi channels should I use for a two-router, 4-network setup?

As a follow-on from this question here, I've decided to go ahead and try merging my four networks (two routers, 2 bands each, in the UK) into two (one for each band) to see how performance is affected....
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Is one large home network superior to two separate ones?

I have a Plusnet Hub One as my primary router/modem for all of the home's wired and wireless connections. In an attempt to increase the range and speeds when connecting to the internet upstairs, I'm ...
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Losing all of my bandwidth between main and “switch” router

My parents live in a house where one router just can't supply the entire space with wifi. To resolve this, we use a D-Link router that was lying around in "glorified switch" mode. That sounds ...
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Improve speed between two PCs on Wifi by directly connecting with single Ethernet cable

I have a wifi network at home with multiple devices connected for internet and also for filesharing with SMB. Two PCs on the network are physically very close to each other. Is it possible to directly ...
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Connect Netgear router R7000 to WAN-side using its Wi-Fi antennas, LAN-side using its Ethernet ports [closed]

I have purchased an R7000 router specifically for the purpose. I wish to connect Netgear router R7000 to WAN-side using its Wi-Fi antennas, LAN-side using its Ethernet ports. This is residential. ...
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Routers cascade - PING packet lost and no connection

I am currently living in an apartment with a shared WiFi that works as in most hotels: the network is open and a password is required using a login page in the browser. However, a separated LAN is ...
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How do a browser find the destination of general address such as http://diskstation:5000?

During setting synology NAS I just get curious how it works. The NAS can be accessed by another computer on the network with the address "http://diskstation:5000"or "http://find.synology.com". I ...
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Connect to internet, while wired to local network through ethernet

I have my desktop computer connected to a few devices on a local network via ethernet and network switch. I changed my Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties to "Use the following IP address" and am ...
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What is the best way to extend a wifi network to another building about 600-800ft away?

I am trying to figure out the best way to send my wifi connection to another building on my property, the building is anywhere from 600-800ft away and I want to be able to use both wifi and ethernet ...
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Static IP device (10.0.0.xxx) left behind; network is now 192.168.1.xxx - what to do?

A while back, I changed routers. The new router was configured to use 192.168.1.xxx for LAN addresses. Everything I had (I thought) was using DHCP, so I let everything grab a fresh 192.168.1.xxx ...
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How to configure 3 Routers on the same LAN

A am curious if i can setup a network with the following topology: home network R1 - 192.168.0.1 R2 - 192.168.0.2 R3 - 192.168.0.3 How a network like this can be done?
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How to properly terminate a Cat6 cable?

I've been trying to terminate my home network Ethernet cables according to spec. I've been having many problems: Wires don't reach the end of the connector. Wires will bend inside the connector. ...
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How do I connect a media server to 3 LANs?

I'm planning to connect a media server (Raspberry pi may be) to 3 separate home networks (with separate subnets). I've researched and found solutions for 2 networks. If it's possible, how do I go ...
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Which type of patch panel for home network [closed]

Lots of information out there but hard to get some help! I need a patch panel (at least 16 ports) for a cat6a home network (shielded cables) but what type of patch panel! I don't expect to move the ...
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Cat6a U/FTP in home network & Shielding

I am doing an extension in my house and it is the perfect time to set a home network. There are some posts on this issue here but I didn't find all the answers I was looking for. This is my (simple) ...
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TP-Link Access Control targets

I want to configure an access control rule target on my TP-Link router (Archer C-7). I want a target I can use to blocks access to any Internet IP. I thought I could tell it "block IP address range 0....
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Forwarding external traffic through LAN

I am trying to forward network traffic through a wireguard VPN into a VM running on another host. All that - while preserving original source IP address in order to achieve transparent proxying. Both ...
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Control Port Forwarding on Second Router

Basically, I want my WAN 1 connection port forwarding to be managed entirely by PfSense. Please note there is no option/possibility for me to remove the ISP router for WAN 1. Will it be possible if I ...
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Can't connect to the internet while the TV is connected

At home, I can connect multiple devices (laptops, cell phones, TV) to the internet and it works most of the times on all devices. For some unknown reason though, sometimes I am not able to connect to ...
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Laptop's wifi goes out when my pc is connected to internet

I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but my laptop's wifi gets disconnected from the internet when my PC is connected to the internet (wired). I tried to diagnose on the network adapter (on ...
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List devices in LAN Linux

So I'm trying to find the MAC and IP addresses of all devices connected to LAN on my RaspberryPi running Raspbian. So far I've tried to get the list with: $ arp $ sudo arp-scan -l $ sudo nmap -sn ...
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Ping works only if triggered from one side

I have two devices, ostensibly on the same network using a NB604N Modem Router, but one connected wirelessly, and the other, wired. Both have addresses and both can access the internet with no issue. ...
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Accessing 192.168.1.x device from 192.168.0.x device

I have one device with an IP address of 192.168.1.110 while the rest of the network is 192.168.0.x. The router is 192.168.0.1. 192.168.1.110 is cabled to this router. Other devices connect via WiFi to ...
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Creating an access point from a connection coming out of a network switch

I'm puzzled at the moment, and I'm hoping you can help! The problem is that I'm experiencing on/off connection issues through my current setup and I'm assuming it's because my configuration isn't ...
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Issue with home network connection

I have the following network topology at home: Lately I've been having issues with the switch, the link from the main router to the switch just dies, no blinking light either on the router or on the ...
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Network Group with VMware between Windows 10 and Windows 7 possible?

I want to simulate a company Network. I have a computer running Windows 10 Pro. On this computer, I have installed VMware, and I have set up a Windows 7 machine in it. I would now like to simulate ...
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Connecting probelm with ASUS router

I am lived in Hng Kong, and I have an ASUS RT-AC68U router purchased , and with ASUSWRT-merlin installed, and using the 1.1.1.1 DNS. Within the last 2 years that is experiencing continually more ...
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Is my DSL Splitter correctly wired?

The first wire is bare, the second appears insulated and the third is disconnected. My plug only fits in the middle socket. The reason I am asking because I am ocassionally experiencing drop outs ...
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Folders from Windows server no longer accessible after setting a static IP for the server

I share multiple folders from my Windows system on a local home network and it has been working fine. I recently changed the Windows server to use a static IP address and other clients in the network ...
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HomenetGroup completely gone [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 10 Professional, and my homenet group has never been there, and I can't locate any component of it. "services" doesn't show any service with the name of "Homenet..." that I could ...
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Specific website does not load on single network

There are a few threads with questions similar to this one, but none that I've found which are the same and resolve my question. I am having trouble accessing just one particular website from my ...
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Cant Detect other computer on network

I cant see computer on my network. I just bought Lenovo X1 win 10 Pro version 1803 - 64 bit. It can't detect other computer except 1 computer running win 10 education version 1709 (computer name KUIS-...
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Secondary router unable to connect to the internet

The wireless network in my home was set up by a third party with a main wireless router (Router 1) connected to the modem, and two secondary routers (Routers 2 and 3) located in the bedroom connected ...
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Screen Sharing won't connect via internet

I’ve got a problem with the Screen Sharing connection to my macos server. I’m using a macbook pro to connect to my mac server. It works fine on the local network, but fails to connect from remote ...
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Connectivity issues while chaining TL-SG108E switches with simple configuration (no VLAN)

Due to the architecture of my house, I have to chain switches. I bought 3 managed TP link on Amazon TL-SG108E switches to have a proper configuration in the future, but right now it does not work. ...
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Can I get a device connected to my access point to communicate with a device connected directly to my router?

We have a fairly unique network setup. Basically we have a modem/router downstairs and a wireless router upstairs connected to the modem/router downstairs by Ethernet used as an access point. The ...
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Static IP address of 255.255.255.255

I live in a house with a couple of housemates and I manage our internet connection. When looking in the admin panel of the router I saw that one device has set its IP mode to static and the console ...
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How to secure a public-facing host?

If I configure my cable modem' built-in router to forward port 80 or port 443 to my upcoming Raspbian host, what else do I need to do to un the router's settings and in the Raspbian settings to keep ...
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Why can't my machine access computers in another network, even though everything in that network can access my machine?

Apologies for the terrible title, it's the best I could do. This is my network: Modem is just a plain dumb wired ADSL modem Router 1 is a wireless router / access point (TP-Link WDR-4300 with latest ...
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Communication and visibility between main network and a subnet

I am thinking how to structure a small home video surveillance system. Actually in my house I have an only gateway/ADSL modem/router with the following setting: ADSL modem/gateway IP: 192.168.7.1 ...
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Strange WiFi Antenna connection

Home Network Setup: I have a virgin SH8 router downstairs and a Netgear WiFi extender upstairs. The extender is connected with the VM router. My pc is connected through Ethernet from the extender. ...