A router is a device that forwards data packets across multiple networks. Questions tagged with router can cover router hardware, software, and network configuration.

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DDWRT Backup Internet Connection with a Twist

Need some help with DD-WRT. I have two buildings. Each has their own Internet connection. I am using Engenius outdoor wireless devices to connect the building networks together and it works like a ...
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Terrible experience with a proxy server

I have a static IP provided to me by my ISP. I was trying to use this static IP when I'm outside my home to access some restricted areas on my website. So, I decided to setup a proxy server on one of ...
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Connect XFinity TC8305C via WiFi to WNDR3700 without LAN Cable

I want to extend the Wi-Fi range of an XFinity Cable Modem/Router TC8305C but can't connect WNDR3700 via Ethernet LAN Cable. Is there a way to configure WNDR3700 (Netgear WNDR3700v1 Dual Channel) to ...
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Guest network connected to internet fine, but primary network did not work

Hope the expert here can help me. I tried to connect to my primary network it, it indicated as connected, whether i try to go to any website , a little "!" will appear next to the signal bars. When ...
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Cannot access specific website - jsfiddle.net

For some reason, as of last week, I'm no longer able to access JSFiddle.net. Pinging it gives me a Request timed out error. This is what I have tried so far: ipconfig release/renew, flushed DNS ...
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Can't connect chrome cast with dlink 600L

My chrome cast shows up fine and is easy to set up until it tries to connect with the wifi in which case there is an issue. I have tried to go into the network settings to enable the network and allow ...
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Tp-link tl-wr740n wifi stops working after several minutes

My friend has a tp-link tl-wr740n router. His PC has cable connection and it's ok all the time. Unfortunately, there is a problem with wifi connection. After restarting the router he can connect to ...
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Cisco Router 887va Pass-Through

I've configured an 887va router to connect to my PPPoE connection all fine and it is working to allow outbound WAN access however I've now been informed it will need to act as Pass-Through (bridge ...
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Use PC broadband connection and distribute the bandwidth with wifi lan card

I am using win 8. My PC is connected to the internet through broadband using a PPPOE connection system. I have a USB LAN card. Now I am wondering if there is any way to make my USB LAN as USB router ...
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Multiple devices cannot connect to a TP LINK wireless TD-W8968 router

I've got a TP LINK wireless router, model TD-W8968. When we have lots of devices in the house (10 - 15, made up of laptops, iPhones, iPads etc.) we find that some devices can't connect to the network. ...
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Checkpoint UTM-1 EDGE NW ADSL Pass Through Mode

I'm trying to set this device to act as an ADSL router pass through mode, like you can with most standard ADSL routers. I'm unable to find any documentation to show me its supported or any settings ...
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“Safe” personal router use on apartment-wide network

I recently moved into an apartment with internet included in my rent. This was a boon at first, but now I'm feeling limited. To get devices connected (wired or wireless), I have to whitelist the MAC ...
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Get into the router setting without knowing the password [on hold]

So my father has changed the router passwords, and programed the router to turn my wifi connection off automaticly at some times, for example at night. I wanted to know if there is any way I can ...
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Can the router owner access a user's internet history?

I share the internet bill with my downstairs neighbor, but the router is in his house and legally belongs to him. Can he access my internet history? If so, how can I block him or protect me from him ...
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Can I use a T1 business router as regular home network router?

I am trying to setup a home network with my existing cable modem. I am buying used router for this purpose. There is a SIEMENS se5940 T1 Business Gateway/router on sale on the local craigslist. I am ...
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dell xps laptop windows 8 can connect to wireless perfectly except one network that everyone else can connect to

Purchased a new Dell XPS laptop. Can connect to the wireless at work, at clients, at the shopping center but not to my home network. the network is not even visible. at home my ipad connect, my kids ...
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Two Routers - 1 Port Straight to First Router

At my house we have two Wifi routers one's connected directly to the modem and the other is plugged in down stairs as a second network(Directly connected to the first router) Is there a way that I ...
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Two LAN networks single internet connection

I am in a situation where I need to use a single incoming Internet connection in the house for 2 different LAN networks: a wired network for the residents of the house and one for the small business ...
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email server not reachable on the company network, but reachable on a different network or with cellphone

Good Day, I have a netgear router with no firewall settings, i have a problem with my email service or service provider. Sometimes while logged in to the email it just shut us out and display the ...
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USB to serial console issue : window turn to blue screen [on hold]

I am working on cisco ASR 9010 router. From last 2 days, when I unplug USB port or console jack from router, window turn to blue screen and restart. Please suggest good drivers of console or other ...
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How does Unlocator work?

Unlocator is able to remove location based restrictions on websites and other internet services by simply using their DNS servers. I'd like to understand how this works on a technical level. I ...
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How can I get a router to push all data to the network through one MAC address?

I am trying to set up a hidden wifi network in my dorm to connect my wireless devices (2 laptops, chromecast, hue lightbulb, and a printer). I want to use my school's internet service so I must give ...
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VDSL Router cuts download bandwidth with 70% servers as compared to direct PPPoE

I've been searching high and low for a solution but to no avail. Hopefully you can help me with a tip as to what can be the matter. I'm using a VDSL2 50Mbit/5Mbit broadband connection from my ISP. ...
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Ping timeout when downloading

I have a strange behaviour with my router. When I do nothing on my network, all it's ok when I ping it. I tried with 1000 ping and I get: 1000 packets transmitted, 995 packets received, 0.5% ...
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Enable SSH access using SNMP in DPC3000

Cisco DPC3000 Docsis 3.0 cable modem, need to enable SSH access using SNMP, I find the MIBs & appropriate OIDs which should enable SSH, but I can't set username and password since they have ...
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Not able to open any site other than Stackexchange, Google and some others

I was using a DSL modem to connect to internet earlier, but recently I have bought a TP link wireless router which I am using now. For 2 days the router worked fine but today I am having some problems ...
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Network disconnect with netgear router

I buy a netgear R6250 for my home. I have more than 10 devices connected by wifi, so it seem be good to this. But, I have a problem with it: I lost internet connection some times. I need to ...
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Is there a website or weblink to compare a wide variety of dlink wireless routers [closed]

Well I require a website or a link on the dlink website that would allow me to compare a wide variety of dlink wireless routers. If a pdf was available that would be great Thanks in advance Sydney
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Windows XP and Windows 7 - Playing Old Games Over LAN

I have a fairly modern Windows 7 SP1 x64 machine and an old XP SP3 machine wired to a D-Link Dl-524 router. I want to play old games (or at least those of them that also run on Windows 7) over LAN. ...
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How do I open Google Hangouts ports on my home router?

I found this article to optimize Hangounts: https://support.google.com/a/answer/1279090?hl=en I'm supposed to open up a UDP port range for best results. I have a Linksys E3200 router which has a port ...
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MacBook Pro retina wifi gets slow when I connect other devices to my network

I have an Arris TG862 gateway rented from Comcast, with a 25Mbits/s Xfinity internet plan. When I connect my MacBook Pro retina (2012) to it, and run a speed test, I get the correct download speed. ...
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How to bypass BELL provided router with FIBE

I Just got fiber optics internet, Fibe 50-50 from BELL Canada replacing old slow not reliable anymore ADSL. I have an home office and I use VPN, DHCP reservation, DDNS service etc. All those features ...
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WiFi device speed priority

I am having a weird issue. I have a high speed internet at home and a WiFi router. I have two computers - my Sony laptop (win8) and my girlfriends Macbook. Somewhy when I am downloading something - ...
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ssh 2 different computers behind same router and modem?

well I have been following every rule out there on Forwarding. I currently have 2 computers, lets call it Computer DOG and Computer CAT. I can ssh into DOG from outside my network perfectly. I went ...
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ADSL PPPoE - Site to Site VPN Cisco Firewall

At present I am dealing with a company that is providing a cisco router that will sit behind my router to establish a site to site VPN to their office. I have a PPPoE connection via an ADSL router. ...
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how to setup a router to route everything through a content filter that does whitelisting

Consider a router with adsl connection to internet, 3 ethernet ports (eth1 to eth3) and wifi. Consider there is a linux machine (that is to do content filtering (whitelisting - allow only specific ...
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suggestions for practical networking [closed]

Can I get some suggestions for learning practical networking including security, routing, NAT, virtual nets, etc, for wired as well as wireless devices (servers, routers, access points, etc. and hosts ...
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Port Forwarding Issue

I am confused over some issues with ports and port forwardings. I have my own small datacenter running from my home. I have multiple web servers exchange server and all. I have setup port ...
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Using router when Ethernet requires 802.1x authentication?

My Ethernet recently started using 802.1x authentication. Earlier I used my router (TP TL-WR702N) to setup a hotspot and use it on my phone and tablet. But with extra authentication layer, it's not ...
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Wireless printer communication error [on hold]

I have a Billion BiPAC 7700N router and an Epson wireless printer. When I have had an interruption in the ADSL signal, and without me resetting or doing anything to the router, and I try to print, I ...
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I can't access my local Apache server (WampServer) from other devices inside my LAN

I'm using WampServer on Windows 7 and while it works locally (using localhost), for some reason access to it from other devices using my PC's local IP, which is fixed (192.168.1.130) is not working ...
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Upgrading a Tenda router from H1_V3.2.5e-Feb 26 2009

I have a Tenda router, and its current firmware is H1_V3.2.5e-Feb 26 2009. Which version should I upgrade to? Their site warns that selecting the wrong version can damage the router, and even ...
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can not connect to Wifi via Lan network

Hi I have LAN network at home with username and password. Each time if i want to connect then I need to provide credentials. Recently i bought micromax mmx440 device which provide wifi via LAN or Data ...
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New Bell 2Wire modem, now can't connect Dreambox [closed]

It looks like my new router modem combo from Bell is not seeing my Dreambox receivers, because none of them work but everything else connected just fine. I cant find any fixes on the internet. If ...
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How can I set up wifi in Ubuntu to monitor and limit user activity and bandwidth usage? [on hold]

In my office, I have a broadband connection, an Ubuntu box and a wifi router. I want to share my broadband connection in my office. How can I setup everything along with a monitoring application in ...
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I am constantly getting a warning to update my flash player?

Two days back i started using wifi of my parents.Initially it was fine but after that i have been getting constant warning to update my flash player on each. I have not been able to access google.com, ...
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solos 4615 RD / Solos 461 x CSP v1.0 : alternative firmware [closed]

Is there any alternative firmware for the chipset solos 4615 RD / Solos 461 x CSP v1.0 which ships with BSNL CPE's AN 1020-21? DDWRT doesnot have it in its database?
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Strange traceroute on home network

In our home network (with a central AVM FritzBox as an internet router and central switch) connection gets lost from time to time to some of the devices. If lost, no ping is possible any more and ...
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Simple linux router with two NICs

I tried following these guides without success: Setting up an Ubuntu Wired/Wireless Router Configure Ubuntu as a Router I have a small Linux box with two NICs: Cable modem/router (out of my ...
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Can't FTP or SSH after getting new Router

I have separately tried to set up 2 new routers on my home network (a Linksys and an Asus). While each was easy to set up and I connected to the Internet, with neither of them was I able to FTP or SSH ...