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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Understanding my router IPv6

I got my new Internet contract today. This is the first time I use this router and deal with IPv6. I want to host a local website on a home server. I went to the configuration page of the router and I ...
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Can a people DDOS a block Port?

The title says it all, I've search around the net but no avail. From what I understand, DDoS is a distributed denial of service attack, where multiple people sent a huge request at a same time which ...
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My router has only IPv6 and I need to host websites

I have never dealt with IPv6. Today I got my internet installed from an internet company and they brought the router. When I accessed the router to see its public ip address, I found that there is ...
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Can't connect to specific FTP?

Have a bit of an issue and I'm pretty confused by this one. Yesterday I was connecting to my FTP all day and it seemed to be fine but now I'm having issues. I use a VPN and I'm not sure how that ...
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Connect Seagate expansion external hard drive via Router

Recently I have brought Seagate expansion 2TB. I have desktop as well as laptop. How can I access the Seagate expansion on both the machines or one of machine, without changing the location of hard ...
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Port forwarding on a Huawei EchoLife HG8245

The problem is port forwarding in my EchoLife HG8245 router. I am able to port forward, and I know it works. But after some time I've came with the conclusion that my router only accepts 1 connection ...
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Bad universal repeater and access point configuration

my friend have problem with bad internet connections. The problem is that he have Access Point and Universal Repeater and they are bad(old). They use B+G standard but connection is bad and unstable. ...
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Cant use host-only adapter and bridged adapter at the same time virtual-box

I want to create a virtual network that real devices can connect to using virtual box. I have 2 routers I am bridging to virtual firmware. I have servers also running on vm's and would like to be able ...
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Does D-LINK DWR-921 use the same antennas for 3G/4G and Wifi? [on hold]

I live in an area where broadband isn't available, but I do have base station 3G antenna in visible range about 500m away from me (currently supporting speeds up to 21Mbps) and a 4G LTE base station ...
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Is myopenrouter.com reputable?

I really want to flash dd-wrt on my netgear r6300 v1, however the main dd-wrt website's database is extremely outdated. I keep being re-directed by search results to this page, but I'm a little ...
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Desktop keeps dropping off internet, modem working, wireless devices working

Super strange for the last 3 weeks, I go to use my desktop and I can't get on the internet. I get message in my browser that it can't get the page. Yet I look at my modem lights and the internet light ...
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Programming the firewall on a Siemens router

I have a Siemens ADSL SL2-141 router. From the web interface, I can program the firewall (e.g. block/unblock IP addresses). I want to do the same programmatically via telnet. But, when I ask for ...
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Samsung SM-V101F 4G port forward

I bought Samsung SM-V101F 4G hotspot router, and I tried to download torrents using uTorrent, and I was shocked of the slow speed (max 120 Kbps), I think the issue is because of port forwarding which ...
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How to share a Desktop's wired Internet connection with an Android phone?

I have a Linux Desktop (Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 14) on a wired LAN connected to the Internet. This Desktop has just 1 NIC which is connected to the LAN; it has no wifi card in it. What hardware and ...
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Home wifi to phone 1 mile away

What do I need to get my home WiFi to reach my phone at work a 1/4 mile away. Any help? I have looked all over for an answe but can not find one.
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1 modem 2 routers with independant networks

Ok I have 2 routers and one modem. (I also have a switch handy) I would like to connect both routers to the modem. The only catch is I don't want both networks down if one router stops working or is ...
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How to connect BT Fibre HomeHub to a Netgear router

Situation is this: In the house I have a BT Fibre HomeHub3, connected together with a BT Openreach modem, works great in the house, no problem. To this HomeHub I have connected an Ethernet cable ...
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Can't access local network resources from a specific access point

I've got two wireless routers in my home; one came with my internet service and is also the modem for the service. I also have another setup for extra range. I've connected the second (a d-link ...
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Switching to IPv6 - Do I need a router?

In the future, since every IP (IPv6 adress) is going to be global, we don't need to use NAT. So basically, why do I need a router on an IPv6-only global network? Why not just replace my router with a ...
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How to forward a port in VM which is behind NAT

I see a few questions similar to my but, they didn't answer my question. I have a router. I have installed Debian in VM and setup a ssh server on it. I want to forward a port for this machine on my ...
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Can't get port forwarded to local machine

I am using a Huawei E5172As-22 Router. I am trying to open a port on my router but I can't seem to get through the router. This is what I have done/tried: Set static IP (192.168.1.55) Port forward ...
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Communication of client computers that are behind router [on hold]

In the network configuration above, how to, let say the PC Admin that has IP 192.168.20.100, can communicate PC inside Department A and B. Server - 192.168.20.200 PC Admin - 192.168.20.100 ...
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Can't externally ping my server

I set up an a Ubuntu Server with LAMP and am trying to access it externally. What I did: I set up an account at no-ip.com following this article I gave the server a local static ip of ...
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Port forwarding with Verizon FIOS and ActionTec router (hard)

I just spent over an hour with Verizon and ActionTec support, trying to open ports to one of my local machines. IMHO, the Verizon guy was very helpful but not technically deep enough to figure it out, ...
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How to reveal pppoe password behind asterisk in my router?

I lost my pppoe password, so I want to recover it from my router configuration setting but I am not succeeding after my lot of research on Internet. I used many password revealer tools but it can't ...
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How to set some static and some dynamic IPs for different computers on 1 router/modem?

So I currently have 3 rasberry pi's stacked up connected to my network. My router has a built in modem (Actiontech V1000H) which has 4 LAN ports and 2 WAN ports? Not very sure, I dont know the ...
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dd-wrt disabled DHCP, now no longer connects even wired

I had a perfectly functional DD-WRT router set up with networked file storage, port forwarding, multiple wireless networks, etc. The router was connected directly to my modem. I moved to a new ...
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Connecting to captive portal wifi over PPPoE using WCR-HP-GN

im a bit of a beginner with routers, so here it goes. i'm living in asia and i have moved into a new block where the landlord forces you to use internet via a captive portal that he retails. Problem ...
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How to access computer behind router [duplicate]

In home I have a computers that are behind router. I have 3 laptops connected to the router how can I create SSH servers in one of those laptops and connect to it. Let's say that this computer address ...
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Playing media from ftp server

I have a question re access to ftp server from a media player (hardware, not the windows media player). I think about buying a router with ftp server function to take the load off from my quite old ...
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WAN light is not stedy in netis 2411 router

I m facing a problem unable to have wifi connection, as the netis router light is not steady.how to fix this?
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Trying to access a file share from a Wi-Fi router through a switch - can't see the share

So I've got a machine connected to Wi-Fi, and that Wi-Fi router is connected to the switch to get its internet access. That switch is where the machine with the file share is located. Other hard wired ...
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LAN Ethernet to Wifi Extender [duplicate]

Would it be possible to have a bridging like solution, but in this way: LAN | -------------- --------------- | - - | AP1 AP2 | | ...
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Reading Linksys EA3500 Configuration File

Is there a way to view the configuration of a Linksys EA3500 from a .cfg backup of the router's configuration? What I mean is, can I open the backup file to view the configuration settings of the ...
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How can I make a call using wifi routers? [closed]

How do I make calls using routers and without the use of internet? I was just curious coz I saw my friend's thesis and they used only a wifi router to call from a phone to pc without internet they ...
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How to block Google DNS on my TD-W8961ND router

How to block Google DNS on my TD-W8961ND router? I want to watch my US Netflix on Chromecast here in the UK, but it will not broadcast the US Netflix over. I have been reading on a few different ...
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Should I purchase a switch, a hub, or a router?

I have just installed a Motorola SURFboard SBG901 cable modem, and I can connect two computers I have to the Internet via Wifi. I'd like to distribute the Internet connection among some other machines ...
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Internet browsing, downloading works.. However can't connect to any online game servers?

My internet browsing works and I could also download things just fine. However, when I launch any multiplayer game, the servers don't show up and I can't connect at all. Why is that? I did a scan, ...
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Two routers connected to one DSL modem

Let's say that currently I have a VDSL modem connected to the phone wall-socket: it takes the VDSL line/signal. Then I've a router, connected from the WAN port, through ethernet, to the modem. The ...
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No internet connection with “Obtain DNS server address automatically” IPv4 settings

I had to setup a new workstation at work today, but couldn't get connected to the internet before looking at and following the other computer's in the office DNS settings as follows: Use 8.8.8.8, ...
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Turning windows 7/8 into VPN router

I am currently trying to turn my pc running windows 7 (storage media server with flexraid) into a VPN router that allows other devices to access the media content (works fine now) and allow other ...
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Kali Linux not detecting wireless network in dual boot

Am new to Linux. Just downloaded and installed Kali Linux 1.0.7 yesterday. I have a wireless connection in the house. But Kali doesn't seem to be detecting the network. I go to the network icon and ...
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Ethernet cable too long?

I have an Ethernet cable running from a Huawei ADSL router to a computer> The total length is 61 meters (200 ft). When connected to the computer, a cycle of identifying, disconnected, identifying, ...
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Is my wireless AP broken?

I have TPLink wr741nd provided by my ISP so I cannot check the settings. Now the problem is I have really bad reception at my desk. I did some tests under same conditions, measuring with inSSIDer3 ...
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How to identify one router amoung multiple routers with same name?

I use windows 7. WiFi is enabled in my office. There is a static IP and a port, that we need to configure in the LAN Settings, under internet options to connect to internet. When connecting to ...
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3 routers, how to connect each of the 2 routers to the main one(older)

I have 3 different routers. One of the older ones is the main router which has the incoming connection from my internet provider. My question is if I want to connect the newest router (cisco) and ...
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No route to host: I can SSH to myself via the IP my router assigns me but not to myself via the IP my ISP assigns me

I'm positive this question has been answered somewhere else but I'm not sure what to search for. (I'm trying things like "telnet ubuntu ssh daemon unable to connect".) I can SSH into 10.0.0.9 I can ...
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What is the difference between a 3G router and a “classic” router?

I've seen a lot of 3G router and all of them requires a USB 3G modem to work. But basically, any router who has a USB port could handle a USB modem, no ? There is no specific hardware in a 3G router, ...
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How to receive signals of indoor router with outdoor router?

I bought a new TP-LINK TL-WA5210G outdoor router. But I don't know how to receive signals of indoor router TP-LINK TL-WR841N with outdoor router.
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Having trouble with MySQL and 3306

I have XP Pro, Netcomm NB304N Modem and ADSL out to web. Web page is on our shared server website. MySQL is installed, 3306 is shown as open and accessible by Port Forwarder yet I cannot get a script ...