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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Identifying Home Wifi Bottleneck

I'm trying to understand if I've got a bottleneck in my home network setup or if my expectations are off. Here's my situation: Xfinity Comcast is my internet provider and I'm paying for a 300 Mbps ...
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IPv6 delegated LAN prefix length - Inconsistency in RIPE NCC assignment policy

As far as i know it is recommended that an ISP delegates a 56 bit IPv6 prefix (/56, previously /48), so that the host can subnet the interfaces on its LAN links. RFC 7368 - IPv6 Home Networking - 3.4....
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Access my Documents folder on another PC in my Home Group

I have a laptop and a desktop in my HomeGroup, and both machines run Windows 10. I log into both devices with my outlook.com account. I can use Remote Desktop to access the desktop from the laptop. ...
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Chaining Routers with ONT modem/router

I have the following the routers: ONT modem/router that also has WiFi but limited features Wireless router with long range antenna but no extender mode Wireless router with extender mode but no ...
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configuring a multihomed host as a router

I have two linux hosts on my home network, host1 and host2. I'm trying to configure it so that host1 is connected to a vpn, and host2 can send packets out over the vpn by routing through host1. My ...
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Starting research for building my own router

I hope this is going to the right stackexchange group. If this is somehow not the right place, please suggest the right one. I'm trying to build my own solution because I'm not happy with the one ...
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Connecting to DB in LAN from outside

I've spent a lot of time on research and various tests with no luck Relevant topics from the forum Why can't I access my web server from outside the network? how can I access my server from ...
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Unidentified devices keep appearing in my Windows 10 network

I'm concerned because Windows 10 network page keeps showing weird devices I don't identify as mine. I want to know what they are and if they represent a security thread. I have already read this ...
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Why can't I access my modem configuration page?

I was trying to access modem configuration page. But it's showing "Page Cannot be reached", tried in Edge, Chrome, and Firefox browsers. Default Gateway: Nmap:
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How to set up the RDP connection to connect one computer to another computer in the Home network?

How to set up the RDP connection to connect one computer to another computer in the Home network? Both the computers are running on Windows 10. I am trying to connect the Desktop from my Laptop. I ...
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Setting up two separate APs to 1 router within the same subnetwork

My home network situation is as following (simplified): I have one main router (with DHCP on) and want to have two routers in AP mode (with DHCP turned off, connected via LAN ports) within the same ...
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Make server only respond when accessed via specific subdomain

I have searched and searched the internet for this problem for hours and I can't seem to find a solution or if it's even possible what I'm trying. I am behind double-NAT which hasn't been a problem ...
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Why am I getting seemingly duplicate “arp-scan DUP(:x)” results when running “arp-scan”

I have searched for the information but could not find an answer to my question. So I ran this command on my laptop: sudo arp-scan --interface=eth0 --localnet And got some weird results: ip ...
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Scan network for UPnP AV devices

Sometimes after a cold boot some of my UPnP AV devices do not appear on the network page from my Windows 7 system. So I eventually get this: Instead of the expected: Is there a way to 'rescan' ...
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Debugging intermittent ping timeouts on a home network with a Raspberry Pi as wireless bridge

This is the schematic of my home network: ROUTER1 ROUTER2 WAN: Internet LAN: 192.168.1.1/24 WLAN: main-wifi-2.4 (802.11n) main-wifi-5 (...
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Unable to ping clients present on the same subnet

I have two wireless home routers R1 and R2 on same subnet connected LAN-LAN in the following config (see image in this link https://i.stack.imgur.com/Bkxnc.png): R1 is connected to internet via its ...
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General failure while pinging my router

I the last few weeks I had a problem with my Internet and now we are replaced our router and the internet is better, but for the last few days we have again few internet issues (some small ...
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How to debug Network File Access in Windows 10?

I'm trying to enable file sharing access between 2 Windows 10 PCs. Main PC Surface Main PC I already enabled this, and UN = jdoe PW = allStar123! Am I forgetting something else ? Surface I ...
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Second router as repeater

I've connected my second Fritzbox Router to the Main Fritzbox Router to extend my WIFI signal. But now I' m having trouble with the connected devices like Printer, TV, Smartphones and so on, because ...
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Internal file transfers to a Windows-7 computer has pauses of 20s

This happens both with file explorer copying and with Robocopy when copying large files from a Windows 10 machine to a Windows 7 machine. The file will start copying, then pause for about 20 seconds, ...
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Internet through 3 routers and one PC sharing internet

due to coronavirus I can't go out and order access points and stuff like that, so I'm trying to figure out a solution with what I have at the moment. my situation is the following: I have a router A ...
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sharing internet through wired or wifi lan devices on router

device_A wall --> modem --> router ---< device_B A is a streaming device and I cannot specify static IP, it just connects to whatever it is plugged into and ...
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Is there a risk in letting DHCP set the IP address of an access point?

To get better Wi-Fi in the attic, I have installed an access point connected by cable to my downstairs router. I have done this before, setting the IP address of the AP to a fixed address outside the ...
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How does one build redundancy in home wifi setting?

Working a home I recently had a scare where my wifi router took yanked us all offline for several hours. Work time lost, school quizzes nearly missed, etc... Did I mention I have two teenagers at home ...
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How to redirect all computers inside company network to one local ip when access mysite.com

I want to do a redirect like 192.169.251.211 mysite.com But i dont want to do this in each host file for all computers inside the company network. I just want to do this inside the company internet ...
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How to identify bottlenecks in my home network

I have a fairly simple network setup, Netgear CM1200 cable modem in master bedroom Wired Ethernet throughout the house Netgear R6700v3 wifi router connected to wired wall Ethernet in second bedroom ...
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Access Application from windows server not working through public ip

I have a application running on Port 3000 on a windows server 2019. The access in the LAN works fine and now i want to access it also from internet, so i configured the port forwarding for the server ...
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Routing solid copper Cat5e directly to switch

I'm upgrading a house from wifi to a wired connection. The house has a basement, 1st floor, 2nd floor, 3rd floor. The internet connection is 300mbps. I've read a lot about patch bays and wiring ...
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Why would a PC be on a different subnet?

There are several devices connected to my home network, some wired, some wireless. With the exception of one PC, they all have the same subnet mask (255.255.255.0), default gateway (192.168.1.254) and ...
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Internal only reverse proxy rules?

For the past couple years I've been running Home Assistant on a server and using several of its plug-ins for my home network; Pi-Hole and Nginx Reverse Proxy Manager. My Asus RT-AC87U has its DNS ...
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I just ran about 30' stranded Cat5E through my attic and down a cathedral wall, is this proper?

OK, the company I work for wants me to start working for home. But in order to do so I need a solid connection no wireless, as the VoIP will be using a Meraki router attached to me router. I prefabbed ...
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Adding new PC inside my home network between router and internet source

schema of my current network in home looks like on picture below: basically the issue is that I have router & switch in whole other part of the home that I need to add new PC (node) in network, ...
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Create a separate ethernet network using a DD-WRT router, using ISP Router for internet access?

I have an ISP Router which is a cable modem+router. It has Wifi and 4 LAN ports. Wifi is used by phones, computers, etc to access the internet. I have 2/3 separate computers (without Wifi), which I'd ...
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Removing or hiding Computers in network of windows explorer

I am trying to hide my computer from being seen in windows explorer. I have tried using net Config sever /hidden but that didn’t work. Another one of my PCs is not on the list and is not hidden with ...
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How do I connect to ports on my LAN in selfhosted setting?

I am tearing out what little hair I have left with this one. I am running several services on a local network PC on ports 8989, 7878 and 9117 and I am able to access them with no issues from another ...
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Ethernet Not Connecting to Switch

Having some trouble connecting a switch to my home network I have the modem running a line into the switch, then a second line out of the switch onto the wifi router. The wifi works fine, however ...
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Streaming/Casting stuttering: How to troubleshoot?

I have a minor issue that is driving me bonkers. The issue, and my setup, is as follows. Whenever I'm streaming an NBA game from the official NBA app, from an Android phone or an iPad to a Chromecast,...
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How to diagnose bimodal connection speed between home PC and commercially hosted server

I have a problem between my home PC and my server at a hosting company (Hetzner). Both machines have a 1 Gbit/s connection to the Internet. I have done lot of iperf3 tests. Three out of 10 of my ...
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Home network, hacker issues [closed]

I'm new to networking for the most part. I've had issues with a hacker for 10 months and getting no help. After some research I decided to get Wireshark to monitor my network. If it's not coming from ...
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Unifi AP 2014 (B00HXT8R2O) firmware 3.2.1.2601 won't update

Is there any hope for me logging into this access point and updating its firmware? I have successfully added it to my Unifi Controller v 5.12.35, but I cannot update its settings without a firmware ...
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How to disable WLAN Isolation on router ZTE F609?

How to disable WLAN / Wireless Isolation on ZTE F609? Because i can't find it. I can't ping my Wireless to Wired
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How do I correctly configure a wireless router that's connected to an ONT?

My physical network setup is like this: Fibre Optics from ISP > Splitter > PON Connector > ONT > From LAN1 of ONT to WAN on Wireless Router> Via Wi-Fi my other devices are connected My ONT Model: TP-...
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Find IP address of second router in daisy chain

I have two routers in my home. The downstairs router is the one connected to the modem. Then, I have a second router upstairs which is daisy chained to the first router. I have a server upstairs with ...
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Do I need to enable Network Discovery to install a printer connected to a home router?

Scenario I'm considering purchasing a home network printer but first wanted to verify the prerequisites for configuring the PCs & laptops that are connected to my home network, so that all ...
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Sharing Files and Resources through 2 Routers

I need help setting up the routers below so I can access the WD My Cloud using Laptop 1. My current network layout is: Huawei EchoLife HG8245H (IP: 192.168.100.1) Port 1: WAN - Edimax BR6675ND ...
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How to set up 2 PCs with 2 wired connections for Internet and LAN usage?

I have 2 Windows 10 PCs (Home edition), and I'm trying to set up a home NAS server, as shown below. I use my 2 PCs for gaming and streaming (respectively). I have a Gigabit router, 2 USB to Gigabit ...
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Incompatible command arguments for netstat?

The command netstat -ano 192.168.1.1 works, whereas adding the -p flag, i.e.netstat -anop 192.168.1.1just displays the command-line parameters with descriptions like if you'd just typed netstat ...
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How to connect to the MikroTik hEX web interface?

I have a MikroTik hEX RB750Gr3. I need to get into its web interface. Internet comes to the first port. All other (2-5; LAN) ports are used. This circuit is working, but I need to get inside the ...
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Does the EdgeRouter from Ubiquiti support UniFi?

I need to replace my wifi router and have looked at different Ubiquiti solutions. I'm going to install this in my home, with two meshed wireless access points and several wired devices. My initial ...
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Multiple Web Servers at Home

I want to build a home network which has multiple webservers inside and plan to use tiny processor boards like raspberry pi, etc. as webservers. I found that I need to use reverse proxy to reach ...

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