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A network for home? Which one?

Q: A network for home? Which one?

Hey guys,

I had a quick question about a network at home.

My house is 15m tall and 9m wide, I want to network 3 computers (mine, wife, son).

Should I wire the house with Ethernet cat 5e cable and put a 100 base T switch?
Just put a Wi-Fi access point and Wi Fi cards for the 3 computers.

I prefer wireless, but I?ve heard Ethernet would have slightly faster speeds due to less aerial interference.

Suggestions? Solutions? Thank you!

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A: A network for home? Which one?

First of all... don't put a 100 base T switch anywhere but the backup bin. If you're going to bother wiring anything put in GbE as it's inexpensive now. Also, if you're going to bother with any wiring then I'd put in the best/fastest type I could find to future proof it as much as possible. Fishing cable isn't something you want to repeat in a couple of years.

To more directly answer your question, Wi-Fi will probably be fine for you depending on the distance from your WAP (wireless access point) and what your walls are made of. You'll also need to keep in mind any other Wi-Fi interference so the distance to your neighbors can have an affect. All that being said any modern WAP will be faster than a 100 base T switch under normal conditions when it comes to throughput (how much data you can move) - but worse when it comes to latency (how long a specific bit of data takes to get from one point to another). If you're playing games you'll want low latency. If you're just streaming content or moving files around then you just want throughput.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mbh9700

I have a home desktop computer, and a work laptop. Over the years I've changed laptops and home computers, and have always been able to get network sharing working so I can transfer files between them by using \\<hostname>

I've had my current setup for about 6 months now, and have been able to share files. Let's call my home computer "alien" and my work computer "laptop".

A couple of days ago, I found I was not able to connect to alien from laptop, but I could connect the other way. Also, alien can ping laptop, but NOT vice versa. alien has a static IP of, and laptop has an IP address of via DHCP.

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A:Unidentified Network error for home network

It sounds like your machine is having a hard time picking up the router. The 169 address is what you get when the router isn't being picked up by the machine. It's like a generic IP that Msoft uses when nothing is available.

You also take your chances plugging anything Apple into a Windows PC, seems to be when the problem started. That is what the entire Bonjour fiasco is about.

Have you tried updating the firmware on your router because something doesn't seem right there.

Updating the drivers might also be good advice. You haven't listed any system specs so I can't do that for you.

If all else fails you could try typing your default gateway from your router into your IPv4 settings window. The link below shows you how.
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A:Unable to connect to home network but can to any other network

Connect the system to your network and then
please get a command prompt (Start->RUN->CMD) and enter ipconfig /all >myTcp.txt
follow-up with the attachment myTcp.txt which will be in the directory shown in the CMD prompt window.
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A:Using work network and home network safely

what do you mean 'work place is a very dangerous place'?
I am using my workstation at home without any issues. It can be dangerous, if the security at work is low. But at my company, Security is at the highest possible level (can't even turn on Gtalk, or update stuff to SkyDrive, Skype and facebook forbidden).

but anyway, lets go back to you question: You want to protect your home network from the work PC.
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A:Home Network, Public Network & Dial-Up

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A:win7 home prem desktop/win7 pro home network issues

Quote: Originally Posted by Baddcog

This is supposed to be easy?

OK, first I have a desktop, win 7 pro 64. I never thought I'd own a laptop, need networks so I might have disabled something at some point.
(I've disabled everything I don't need for performance reasons - game/graphics rig)

It has 2 ethernet connections. 1 is to modem. 2 is open.

I recently bought a laptop, win 7 home premium 64.

So time for file sharing. Bought a crossover network cable.

Trying to set up a home network. Works on the laptop, but going through all the troubleshooters and all I get on the PC is 'cannot add home network to this computer'.

I can see and get into my PC from the laptop, but the PC won't register a network OR my laptop. (I actually want the opposite as it's easier to use the PC for transfers/work/etc...)

None of the troubleshooting in Win7Pro PC is working, any ideas?

(I've set both clocks to internet time, I have everything open to file sharing on both machines)


I did just notice that when I turn on file and printer sharing in network & sharing/advanced settings and hit save changes,

everytime I reopen the window it's set back to off. Doesn't matter how many times i turn it on and save, it always gets turned off again.

The problem is in bold. Once you disable those services all bets are off on the network sharing being functional until all your required networking services are all enabled and set to automatic.

You shot yourself in the foot by doing that and disabling those services doesn't do much to improve system performance.

The reason that file and printer sharing isn't staying on is because you disabled the service it requires.
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help please. I recently formated by PC and put all my music on the laptop and i want it back on the PC


A:Cannot see network Computer on home network

ive got a d-link router that does the same thing. if you've got a crossover network cable, i suggest just connecting the two computers directly. gave up on home networking a while ago. good luck
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A:can not network xp home - xp mce over my wireless network?

Sure, it's not an issue.

For each computer, please do this. Follow the instructions exactly.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following two commands:

nbtstat -n

ipconfig /all

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Also, I'd like some information.

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.
Make/model of the broadband modem.
Make/model of the router.
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
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Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.
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A:Windows XP Home "My Network Places" refusing to show network computers

You need to look at the dependency list for each service. In the case of Computer Browser, it's Workstation and Server.

Since Workstation is failing, that's probably the place to start.

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Start, Run, regsvr32 wkssvc.dll

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A:Dafult boot for Home Network ""this is a home computer..."

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A:"Network Path Was Not Found" Home Network

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A:Home network set up

A switch would be the proper device to use.

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A:XP home can't see the network.


I have a lappy that runs Xp pro and the wifes runs XP home, I had the same nightmare getting the Pro to see the Home (Home could see the pro) , turned out to be mcafee security centre that was the problem, as soon as I configured that it worked.

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A:Home network with XP pro

most common cause is a firewall.

I'm suprised that you said you can ping by name, but not by IP address. Usually you will need the IP address for the hostname, and if the IP was not functioning, the hostname should also not be functioning.
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A:Home network & DNS

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A:home network

<<I tried to create a network between my desktop (dell) and my wireless laptop.>>

Did you use the Network Wizard on each system? After that...did you properly elect to share folders/partitions/drives?

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A:Home network

To make space would it be good idea to run a modem/router combo?Click to expand...

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A:Trying to set up a home network

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

Farbar Service Scanner Download

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A:Home Network TKO'D

Skip the CD, and just log into the router directly and configure it.
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Sorry, since it's impossible for us to determine the intent here, we don't assist in this kind of activity.

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as well as the typical WiFi router, you can also extent the net using
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PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter:
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You need a router device to share your internet connection. At the moment, the downstairs PC is acting as the router.

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A:Help with home network!

This article gives some good advice on this issue, and (if you scroll down) lists the ports to open.

Naturally, using a router (hardware firewall) would eliminate the need for the software firewall. Using a Software firewall is like putting a deadbolt on a cardboard door - worse than useless as it gives you a false sense of security.
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Vista has Macfee security and had an update last night. I tried turning off Mcafee firewall Click to expand...

are you paying for a full version of mcafee or is this a time limited trail?

often mcafee / norton firewalls will block access and need to be removed, often using a removal tool - see below

Have you logged into the firewall settings and ensured the IP range of your network is setup


Mcafee RemovalTool

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One way is to buy a switch. You can manually assign ip addresses to each computer you intend to hook up to the switch such as 192.168.1.XXX, xxx being 105 to 200 for instance. You should then all be able to "SEE" each other on the lan.

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i would have thought so
you can get kits in UK
laptop PCMCIA card arounf 15
Router around 50
Desktop NIC card around 15
so that 80 - which in the US things are loads cheaper

i think newegg is a good place in US - but I'm in UK
have alook for a package deal there
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FWIW, I don't like range extenders for a variety of reasons. I'd do one of two things.

Increase the range of the router using one of the following types of products.

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain&#8482; WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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Well, you appear to have two routers, which will cause issues, which is probably the base problem. Why do you have the second Netgear router? How exactly is that connected to the BigPond wireless gateway?
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Did you enable file and printer sharing on the computer when you reinstalled xp? And share the folders and printers on it that you want to share?
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A:home network


What operating system is on these computers? Do you have NICs in them? Do you have a router? What type of cable is it that you have? A crossover cable?
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How are your rigs connected to the network?
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A:Home network

That will disable the file sharing password
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A:home network

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you need a router not a switch
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Right click on the folder you want to share and click Properties. Click the sharing tab and then click Advanced Share. In the advanced sharing dialogue box:

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A:Help with new home network please

Originally Posted by Peppurr101

I plugged the router in, connected it to the phone line, attached it to the Ethernet port and turned it on.
I put in my ISP settings and I was on the internet. <=== computer-1?

I then installed a network adapter on my laptop. It installed fine and detected the wireless modem and i am on the internet with that as well. <=== computer-2?

Now, my problem.
From the Network and Sharing Center, I can't see the wireless network. I can see the network (and mylaptop) from a program called Intel Viiv Media Server, but am unable to do anything but see it.
I tried to 'set up a wireless connection' from the Network and Sharing Center but it wants a username and password which, in spite of the fact that i wrote everything down really carefully, don't work.

Hi Peppurr101,

Not that I will be able to help but maybe if you clarify your post, someone else might.

From your BACKGROUND INFO, it appears that you have two computers.
Computer-1 is hard wired to your router/modem.
Computer-2 is wireless.
Both work fine with the internet.

?From the Network and Sharing Center, I can't see the wireless network. I can see the network (and mylaptop) from a program called Intel Viiv Media Server, but am unable to do anything but see it.?
--- It appeared from your background info that your laptop computer-2 was ?on the internet with that as well?. Confusing to me at least.

It would be helpful to clarify
how many computers,
what operating system is each one running,
which ones are wired and which ones are wireless,
which ones work with the internet and which ones don?t.

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