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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My laptop and my phone top out at 40 Mbps on my home WiFi

So I recently got myself a 50 Mbps down / 5 Mbps up internet connection. I'm very happy with it, except both my MacBook Air and my iPhone 5S top out at about 40-42 Mbps down speed. My PC which has a ...
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bad request or syntax error/not able to understand the request

I've been trying to connect to a router on (ip address 192.168.1.1) using the browsers on my phone to access the configuration settings. Problem is that nokia browser reaches to the point where I ...
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How to enable PPPoE Passthrough in DS-Link WR151DN

My ISP provides the internet via PPPoE and if I enter the user name and password in its connection wizard, it can't connect to the ISP server. As I learned, it requires PPPoE Passthrough (aka PPPoE ...
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Local-link IP - 169.254 - for wireless network adapter - how to fix?

Definitely not the first person to ask this, but I'm wondering how to troubleshoot this... At the moment my wireless adapter on my Windows 7 PC is having issues connecting. My wireless adapter says ...
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Connect router remotely from anywhere

I'm using tp link WR1042ND wireless router and I was wondering If I can login to my router from anywhere through internet even though don't have an public ip which is needed. Is there any way ...
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Strong wifi signal but no internet connection

My wifi router is in my living room. I can use internet fine in the living room, but when I move to my bedroom, the internet connection becomes very choppy. It frequently becomes unresponsive, then I ...
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Buffalo WZR 1750dhp - Can't reach the LAN side using wireless

I have a desktop LINUX box (Ubuntu 14.04 Server) wired to my new WZR 1750dhp router and can connect to the internet from it. I can connect to the internet from my notebook through the router using ...
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Connecting to a computer on a switch from a computer directory from router

So I have 3 Computers: Computer 1: Connected Directly to router. Vendor: Cisco, Model: DPC3939 Computer 2: Connected to switch. Vendor Dynex, Model:: DX-E401 Computer 3: Connected to switch. Vendor ...
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Not able to change password of TP-Link wireless router TL-WR740N

I am using TL-WR740N from TP-Link. I use Internet of Spidigo. Googling about it I find that I have to open tplinklogin.net or http://192.168.1.1 Now do I have to use LAN (Ethernet) cable or I can ...
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Invalid IP Configuration error

I am not sure if this is the right platform to ask this question, and please consider me a newbie. I was using a ADSL modem given by BSNL (ISP). I bought a D-Link WiFi ADSL Router(DSL-2730U). I set ...
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Wifi Blocks Certain address alone

I am not a Networking person and have no idea how to figure this. I am trying to VPN into my office network(from home) to access tools. All the tools are hosted under address 10.0.0.*. I am able to ...
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DNS config for NAT with BIND

Over the past days, i installed CentOS on a computer that I'm using to mess around with system admin related tasks. What im doing is, I'm basically making this computer into a "super router" as i like ...
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Android virtual router

I just bought a chromecast and unfortunately it requires at least three devices; 1- The Chromecast 2- A device to control the chromecast (in my case a Tablet) 3- A WiFi router I was ...
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Why isn't the internet broken?

I'm just trying to get my head round MTU, MRU and MSS. My interest initially came from the answer in this post: Security risk of PING?: Some ICMP packet types MUST NOT be blocked, in particular ...
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iptables - UDP Packets from unknown IP addresses

I'm really new to basic systems administration, and this question is a bit difficult for me to Google. I'm setting up a small raspberry pi server for my own personal use, to teach myself some basic ...
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Router as NAS fileserver

I have a Router with USB hard drive sharing capabilities... but I want to replace it. There's a good chance the replacement router won't have USB sharing capabilities... Can I just disable the ...
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How to make a computer like a router(for internet access)?

I'm trying to access my internet through another computer. The computer are connected with cable to internet and it also has a wireless network card(I don't know if same card handles both or if they ...
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Using ethernet ports on Surfboard SBG6580 in bridge mode

tl;dr: I have a Surfboard SBG6580 modem/router combo running in bridge mode with an Airport Extreme as the main router. I want to be able to use the Ethernet ports on the Surfboard to attach ...
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traceroute just showing a single hop to any host, no matter how remote?

So, at a friend's place, no matter where I do a traceroute to, I always get an immediate response of exactly one hop, just as if the computer would be directly connected to the target system. IIRC, ...
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Create a separate second wifi network with wireless access to the first one's internet connection

I needed a local wireless network to connect a set of notebooks for local multiplayer gaming with separate notebooks/PCs. In order to keep latecy low, I wanted to connect the notebooks to my old wifi ...
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Create guest network and prevent access to my internal network using DD-WRT

As my guests at our home like to have some kind of internet access to show us their photos. We'd like to create a guest network for them. My idea: However, as I don't trust our guest devices I'd ...
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Vigor router not passing netbios request

A client has decided to change ISP. The new provider has supplied a Vigor 2830 which I am failing to configure correctly to replace the existing router (Thomson 585). A Dell 2800 running Ubuntu 14 is ...
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My wireless network goes offline after a while

I have Rosewill RNX-N150RT wireless router. Brand new. But after an undefined amount of time (it varies, from as little as 12 hours to as much as 2 - 3 days), the WIFI just goes offline. I bought ...
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TP-LINK extender not found via wireless connection

I just configured TP-LINK WA730RE range extender. When I connect my box to power plug, the system initializes successfully. But strange thing is that the box is not detected via wireless connection. ...
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Two routers, same network, different SSID and password

I have a question about router configuration that I haven't really found an answer to. What I have: SSID: House A: A ZyXEL DSL-modem (660 Prestige) with built-in WLAN and DHCP-Server. IP: ...
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Throttle Users Speed

Hi guys I was wondering if there was a way to throttle a network users download speed. My room mate keeps constantly downloading stuff so there I look and they have 3 things downloading at like 300 ...
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Cleaning a compromised Router?

At the office I noticed malware symptoms on one of the computers. I tried cleaning it and found nothing. Then I noticed I got the same behavior on my phone and the other computer: occasional links ...
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Port forwarding through 2 routers with mixed IPv6 and IPv4 [on hold]

My ISP recently changed to IPv6 which made my port forwarding through 2 routers not working anymore. My internal router only supports IPv4 afaik. Is there a way to still forward ports through these ...
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Unbrick modem using Serial line recovery.?

I have a Fiberhome AN1020-25U ADSL+3G Modem. My modem is bricked...! Modem's ip 192.168.1.1 is also not responding. Then I tried serial line recovery, I connected all wires (Rx, Tx etc) correctly. And ...
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Wireless internet connection consistently keeps dropping out after a few minutes of use on Linux Mint

My new installation of Linux Mint 17.1 32bit Cinnamon edition, installed as the sole OS on a Samsung N130 Netbook, consistently loses its wireless internet connection a few minutes after logging on ...
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Wireless router working for mobile devices but not laptops or PCs [closed]

Is this even possible? Any idea how to fix? Have tired connecting laptop with ether cable and it works, so the wifi seems fine, but web pages won't load, or take an age to load and then lose ...
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How can I fix my router's ridiculously high external PING rates?

[I asked this question on Overflow and they closed it saying it belongs here. Hope that's correct.] My basic problem: I have horrible latency. When pinging google.com I get average round-trips of 48 ...
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unusable speed connection to router (ethernet and wireless)

I'm using a lenovo flex 2 laptop, my connection was fine up until this week. We got a new router (edimax br 6428ns v2), which seems to "not like" my laptop, i'll explain: My 2 roommates can connect ...
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Accessing router behind modem/router

I have a router which is located upstairs connected to the modem downstairs through a powerline adapter. I am able to access the modem which is located downstairs through the router but connecting to ...
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How can I connect to a printer through multiple routers?

My setup looks like the image below. I want to connect to the printer. I'm going through a Router/Gateway into another Router and finally to my Printer. How would I do this?
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OpenWRT: Software update wget returns “Network is unreachable”

I have OpenWRT [Barrier Breaker 14.07 / LuCI Trunk (0.12+svn-r10530)] installed on a TP-Link Wifi Extender (TL-WA850RE v1), though acting like a simple Access Point, DHCP & DNS are provided by a ...
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Router suddenly stopped port forwarding

I got me a second router today (Linksys WRT54GL), and put DD WRT on it. I was going to use the router as a PPTP server bridged to my main router, which worked for a little while. Now however, all of ...
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Different WAN IP address in router versus what is shown on IP checking websites

I am trying to set up dyndns on my router—a TP-Link WR1043ND V2—with latest DD-WRT firmware but the problem is that when I look at the router GUI it shows one WAN address and when I look at dyn.com it ...
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Using an old router as a secondary access point?

I have recently acquired a new router and wish to extend my "WiFi coverage" by utilizing my old router as another access point somewhere in the house. I have followed a number of tutorials and i'm ...
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Use new Gateway as modem and another gateway as a router?

We recently got TWC internet came with the Ubee ddw365 gateway. For some reason wireless and hardwired the gateway disconnects for a few seconds almost every other minute. At a buddies house I was ...
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Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding" error message in Windows 7

Windows 7Pro x64 8 GB RAM I have: UNplugged my cable router and wireless router, plugged back in flushed DNS, Register DNS, release IP, renew IP Tried assigning a static address using googles DNS ...
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Internet drops whenever new laptop connects

I have just purchased a new Acer laptop. Every time I turn it on to connect to my wireless internet it drops the router Internet connection. I have an iMac and iPad wireless to the same router and ...
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Monitoring network usage across different devices on lan [duplicate]

My internet connection has come with an upper limit on the usage after which it throttles the speed. They have provided me with a portal where they update my internet usage everyday but I have a ...
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How to portforward in Tenda TEI480T+

I just want to ask if anyone has a tenda router TEI480T+ dual wan. I have a problem regarding in portforwarding (virtual server in this router) because even I already added the IP address of the PC ...
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iptables duplicate traffic to another ip

This blog post has a template iptables rule to forward traffic, to and from the router to another ip address. iptables -t mangle -A POSTROUTING \ -d [IP to spy on] \ -j ROUTE –tee –gw ...
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Can a VPN service totally hide my computer from WiFi network discovery like no computer connected?

There are many devices connected to WiFi router and one can easily know how many devices are connected by using various network discovery tools available for windows and Android or by brwosing router ...
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Bypassing the router doesn't work?

So I'm trying to bypass my router, just for kicks. I thought it'd be pretty easy, just connect the router-modem wire to the computer, and I did just that, but I'm not getting an internet connection. ...
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Why do we use Modem and Router together or Router and Switch together?

I know that modem provides internet access owing to modulation-demodulation. Router provides connection between networks as a gateway.(e.g. between LAN and ISP) Switch provides a local area ...
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Overlapping address error in Packet Tracer-Possible subnet error

I am working on my hands on final exam for Networking Fundamentals. I have accomplished everything except for putting the 4 devices on two separate subnets. These are my subnet calculations: Given ...
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Does this mean the DoD is listening to my D-Link Router?

I've only recently been monitoring my router activity and this Incoming listing from a DoD IP address is almost always present. It looks as if they are using the IGMP Protocol to sniff at my domain, ...