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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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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 ...
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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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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), my friends coming over with laptops, etc.). I'd like to run a local DNS ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 friend can view my site hosted on ...
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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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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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How can I get my home machines to connect to each other via hostname?

I've got a standard Linksys router and a few laptops - mix of Windows Vista and Mac OS X. Shouldn't my router act as a DNS server to resolve hostnames for the machines within my local network? If not, ...
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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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