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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How do I properly configure my Load Balancing Router?

Setup Description I have a TP-Link TL-R470T+ Load Balancing router setup at my home. Here is a link to the entire setup along with the routers connected etc. As can be seen from the diagram, I have ...
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asus samba usable when connected to its isp but not when connected to primary network

So my network is as follows BT ISP ROUTER | |every wireless device | | | Asus router set in repeater mode with USB plugged in to use as network storage Currently, I am able to use the network storage ...
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Connect router to another router

I recently bought a router (TP-Link Archer C6) which worked great at covering my entire apartment. My ISP recently upgraded to fiber, so they provided me with their own router. Problem is, this router ...
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Share files across two computers in the network where one is connected via usb tethering and the other through ethernet

I currently have 2 PC's located at diff places in the house. PC1 is connected via an ethernet cable and PC2 is connected using an usb tethered device (Phone) in the same network as PC1. Router IP : ...
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Configuring BelAir Network BelAir20E as home wifi access

I have a Belair Networks Wireless access point / Wifi Router model: BelAir20E. I can connect using ethernet via 10.1.1.10 and need to use as home wifi access. Can someone give the tutorial to setup ...
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2 networks with my Servers not pingable all of a sudden, everything worked fine earlier

I have 2 different servers, on different networks: 1 in the Netherlands and 1 in France where I live. I am using these servers for a Cardano Node Stake pool. But I can't ping the networks anymore all ...
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Unable to stream video over VLC in the local network

I am attempting to get VLC streaming working, I want to do movie nights with a friend of mine living in another country, but before I stream to the internet, I ought to be able to stream locally - ...
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Should I buy a switch or a new router to make use of all the bandwidth I am paying for at home?

This is my current network configuration, with the <- bandwith each device is receiving: - ISP modem-router offering 300 Mbps both by ethernet or WiFi <- 300 - TV (wired) <- 300 - ...
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SSH (with Putty) to local VM on host that has VPN on

I'm trying to access with Putty to my local Linux VM (using VMware player) on a host that has (commercial) VPN on. I'm able to connect to the guest machine with host-only network adapter but I don't ...
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How to connect 3 wifi routers in a home network

My ISP brings in a cat5e cable into the house from a switch on my roof. It's a line of sight microwave system with the modem on the dish. I have two Rasberry Pi 3b VPN routers, an older Cisco WRT54GL ...
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Merge 2 local networks?

First I wanted to say I'm very, very bad at networking and stuff. So... I have the 1st network and to make it easier, it's called "DabloPC" and goes from a modem. The 2nd network - "...
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Tapo C200 live streaming from outside wifi

I have bought one of Tapo C200 wifi cameras. It works great if you have a big house and want to monitor other rooms, halls, garages, while your phone&app is within the same wifi network that the ...
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Bind hostname to different IP addresses based on which network I am connnected to

The setup is as follows: PC A at home with a (dynamic - ddns is set up) global ipv6 address, and a (static) private ipv6 address for wireguard. Road warrior laptop B. Away from home I can only ...
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Only getting fraction of gigabit ethernet speed on home network with windows 10

I have couple PC's running at home for various things but only with a specific one I'm not able to get low speeds on home networking. That specific machine has very old cpu with only 2GB ram, and I ...
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(Win10) I have two different routers. How do I quickly switch between them, manually?

I have two routers, each connected to a different internet provider, with each having their own subnet. Both are accessible over the same LAN cabling (i.e. all devices are on the same Ethernet switch)....
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Many Neighbor Solicitation packets in Wireshark

While sniffing my Ethernet traffic via Wireshark, I noticed a lot of traffic even when seemingly no programs were running and using the internet. Around 10 packets per second, 86 bytes each: [ICMPv6] ...
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Port forwarding not working when client is on same local network?

EDIT: Based on the answers below, the question was in error. The issue was not due to port forwarding, but rather trying to access a server on the local network via our public IP in the first place. ...
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Link down & up on my lan setup

Since December I am having some problems with my internet setup at home, with all this Covid-19 pandemic I am very dependent on the internet most because I am a software engineer and I work from home. ...
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Internal/Home network reliability testing

What is a good way to test internal network connectivity reliability? We are experiencing intermittent issues accessing the internet. We experience breakup more than we ought to with video ...
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How does NAT convert a public IP address to a private IP address?

Lets say that someone on the internet wants to send me a message (not a response) and my phone has a private IP address (and my router has a public IP address). Since my router shares its public IP ...
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pfsense - Not getting the LAN connection

Pfsense newbie here. Below is my setup. Router > PF Sense on a HP desktop with 3 ports> TpLink Switch > Laptop (see picture1 below) PfSense is getting WAN IP and the internet connection. See ...
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How to access PC on subnet router in this set up?

I have the following network at home Network ISP Router settings Subnet-Router settings Is it possible to make PC 3 see and access shared files on PC 1 and PC 2 and vice versa, keeping all existing ...
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NAS not showing up in network automatically during VPN connection

I have a NAS connected to my home network with the files I want to access, and a VPN setup (PPTP and openVPN too) for site-to-site connection. When I connect to my VPN from an external network, the ...
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Unable to send command to printer in home network

I have a router in living room on ground floor. A wifi extender exists in a room in the first floor. This wifi extender has big antennas so it can easily able to communicate with the wifi router far ...
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Client is using both local DNS server and router as DNS server [duplicate]

Setup in my home network: Router (brand "fritzbox") with a local DNS server (Pi with PiHole). The router not only provides the IP of the local DNS server but is also setup to connect itself ...
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Does the download speed account for intra-network connections?

My current internet plan is 500 mbps for download and 40 mbps for upload. My previous plan was 50 download and 50 upload. In my previous space, the wireless connection between devices would frequently ...
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Two internet connections with work VPN and PfSense

I'm considering signing up for a second ISP since the bandwidth for my current one is a bit slow. I've got a PfSense firewall so my current router connects to it and then to the wireless router and ...
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Internet connection randomly drops

So, my PC is connected to a router via WiFi, which is connected to DSL. At random, my internet connection will drop, but I am still connected to the router via WiFi. This does not seem to happen to ...
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Unable to browse after sleep/boot

I'm using an Alienware R17 with Windows 10. I also have a Lenovo Yoga running Windows 10 that this also happens with. Sometimes, and I haven't figured out a pattern for this yet, when I wake my laptop ...
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How do I open this RJ45 wall jack?

Hi I am try to see if the cables in this RJ45 wall jack are put in correctly but I can’t seem to figure out how to open it. Does any know if this can be opened or does it have to be broken?
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Daisy chaining a lot of networking devices, is this a good idea?

I know a little about networking, but I wouldn't even call myself a novice... so of course I am running CAT6a through my house. I would like to know if my plan makes any sense. I have a fiber modem ...
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TOR over VPN for home network

I would like to use a VPN service that does not support a build in Tor over VPN option. So would there be a way to make this at home for the whole network? Would something like this make sense? ...
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Does this dual-WAN setup seem sensible? NBN + 5G failover

I have an HFC internet connection, which takes the form of an ISP-managed Network Termination Device (you can't even log into it, you just have to stare sadly at the status lights) hooked up to a ...
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Can't access linux server in local network

Problem: Unable to access Linux Mint 20.1 PC from Windows PC after changing new router (TP-Link AX11000) Router: TP-Link AX11000 Machine 1: Windows 10 PC Machine 2: Linux Mint 20.1 PC I was able to ...
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Basic Ethernet Home Network Cabling

I am trying to set the Ethernet ports around my parents house (CAT 5e) but I am a bit confused as to how to go about it. They’re currently just using wifi with a basic xfinity router/modem. I have ...
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T568 wires swapped Pin #3 and #6?

Whilst putting on Keystones on our home which is pre-wired with Cat-7 cables I am a bit confused. From what I can tell from looking at how the wall plugs are connected it looks like all wires are ...
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Can't Ping from LAN to WAN and port forwarding is KO

hope you can help me out. I have a modem (192.168.1.1) and a router (Xiaomi AX3600) connected to it via cable (192.168.1.2) which is creating a WAN (192.168.31.1). All devices are connected to Xiaomi ...
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Trying to set up Wireguard for a simple home VPN, never completes handshake

I have a Truenas box running as my home server. It has a few jails on it running a bunch of apps, and I have decided to create one to run a Wireguard VPN for the occasions I need to remote in to my ...
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Cannot cast to Smart TV from laptop

I've tried to cast video from my laptop running Windows 8.1 to the Smart TV, and despite the laptop can detect the TV, when trying to send the video stream, on tv I only get to see the video filename ...
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How to setup linux system with only one network interface to act as gateway

I have a not so uncommon setup in my local home network: 1 network with internet connection provided by dsl router device with ethernet + wifi. Now I want to designate one of the client devices (...
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Home Wireless Network setup (Mesh

I'm attempting to change my existing wireless to become one mesh network across the whole property. It spans two buildings, an outdoor space, and a driveway All in fairly decent proximity. I'll attach ...
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What could cause this ethernet slowdown pattern?

I have a home network (used for teaching, home business, video conferencing and streaming, etc. throughout this year). In July 2020 I had Verizon FIOS installed with 200 Mbps up/down speed and a new ...
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How to find the fixed IP of a device connected directly to the computer?

We have an Automatic Weather Station. I connected my PC using an ethernet cable to it directly. I accessed the AWS using the IP 192.168.1.115 and changed the IP to some other class fixed IP. After ...
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Smart view with static IP address?

As a programmer, it sounds extremely simple to use something with a static IP address. But unfortunately, the android smart view is "user friendly" and not "programmer-friendly". ...
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How to config IPTV and Internet through switch?

Hello I am sorry for the question and me not able to explain exactly what I am trying to achieve. Basically I have a router from my ISP which is in a separate room. I have one cable coming from it ...
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Openvpn kill switch + port-based split-tunneling setup

Like the title suggests, I am attempting to write netfilter rules to prevent unwanted traffic to go through when vpn is down (the kill switch part). At the same time, I am trying to have some of the ...
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Port forwarding / Hair pinning

I have a server that unable to access external IP Addresses when connected to LAN. For example External Ip Address: 108.111.111.222 Internal Ip Address. 192.168.1.100 When connected to the same ...
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Possible to manually trigger UPNP?

I have a security cam that I want to be able to access outside my home network, but it doesn't have any native UPNP capability built into it. Further, I'm a victim of double-NATing, and I'm unable to ...
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on windows 10, how to make sites use only ipv6, and block ipv4

sites say that blocking ipv4 is at os level and not browser level when you go to sites, use only ipv6 steps?
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2 routers connected - while roaming, can't connect to other router for 10 minutes

I have 2 routers: Main router: TP-Link Archer VR600 IP: 192.168.1.1 DHCP: Enabled Security settings: WPA/WPA2-Personal / WPA-PSK / AES Secondary router: D-Link DSL-225 IP: 192.168.1.2 DHCP: Disabled ...

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