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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DSL modem disconnects randomly (Speedstream 5100A)

I have a Speedstream 5100A DSL modem with regular AT&T DSL, hooked up to an Asus router with Tomato installed. I have the PPPoE set up on the router and a few computers connected via wire and ...
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Connect a modem to a router through a patch panel?

I currently have my router next to my modem which is in the far corner of my basement. I would like to buy a 16 port patch panel and 16 port switch to organize and manage my 9 runs. My questionis ...
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Internet Connection Unstable

My home network setup is very simple. I use a wireless router connected to a cable modem. About once a day the internet connection drops, although all the lights on the cable modem are still on. The ...
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How hop count in a local area network works?

I have a network laid out similar to this: Router A (LAN Port) -> Switch -> Router B (WAN Port) A PC is connected to the LAN side of each router. PC 1 is on Router A, PC 2 is on Router B. IP ...
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Smart dns resolving and routing

I am running mac os x. The os has two network interfaces. LAN (restricted to be used only for intranet) and WIFI. As LAN is restricted, it blocks traffic like skype. The issue is, if I make WIFI as ...
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Slow Internet speed when HomePlug combined with router

I'm using HomePlug AV2 600 devices to connect upstairs with downstairs (router is downstairs). A check with iperf shows bandwidth of ~100Mbps, and data transferred on the local network from downstairs ...
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No connections are available

Desktop machine operating on Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1. Ethernet cable is plugged into the computer on one end, and into the WAN port of the wireless router on the other. ...
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How to use the Suricata IDS to monitor the entire network?

I have the following 3 PCs connected to a router via Ethernet: PC1 – 192.168.1.101 (Linux Ubuntu) PC2 – 192.168.1.100 (Windows) PC3 – 192.168.1.1 (Windows) All PCs can ping each other. PC1 has ...
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Trouble logging into Arris TG862G to view/change router configuration

I just purchased my own telephony gateway modem (Arris TG862G) to save some money. I've set it up and contacted my ISP (Comcast) and registered it with them to gain access to their systems. My ...
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redirecting webpage when port forwarded server is offline

I have a website and I point it to my routers IP address. I then have a server with a static IP and port forward ( port 80) all incoming website requests to my server. My question is, when I turn my ...
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Why does my modem takes many attempts to connect to internet

I have this old DSL 502T Dlink modem router(wired). I have been using this for many years without any issues. Recently though, there is issue connecting to the Internet (WAN side). It takes many ...
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Which option is better for faster file transfer?

If I have a dual band wireless router and two computer connected to it (wirelessly), and I need to transfer a big file between the computers, would it be faster for both computers to use the same band ...
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Whole house VPN

I'v been on this quest for a few days now and I haven't found the answers I've been looking for. What I'd like is a "VPN Client" router or server that accepts all LAN traffic and sends it through a ...
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Redirect all LAN network traffic to external proxy server

I have an external VPS that acts as Proxy (SQUID) and I'd like to force all the network connections requested by all my LAN devices to be handled by the proxy without singular configurations on the ...
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Why doesn't SpeedTest.net Upload work in Windows when using a Debian-router?

There is a FTTx connection. I connect ISP cable to the WindowsXP pc, setup PPPoE. SpeedTest.net shows normal Upload / Download. Now I connect ISP cable to router with Debian 7.5 installed, set up ...
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How does other devices on my network receive incoming connections when I set public IP address to a specific device?

So I set my router to assign the public IP to my laptop. And this opens up all ports to my laptop so that when I host a website or a minecraft server and so on, I don't have to forward my ports. And ...
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Activate UPNP service for routers

Is there a generic method to activate/deactivate UPnP service in the routers from command line (not from GUI)?
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Does router have ability of port mirroring?

I want to find how two device exchange packets and what information they send. For that task I decided to buy smart switch with ability of port mirroring. However I will use switch only for that ...
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How to connect to the a Linux machine behind a router via ssh tunnel

I'm using Windows system (Machine W). I want to a Linux machine (Machine L) behind a router via ssh tunnel. I have another Linux machine (Machine T) to establish ssh tunnel. I want only packets for ...
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Windows Networking - Treat two subnets as one network

We have an existing (old) network (10.0.0.0/24) and we're trying to add another (new) subnet (20.0.0.0/24) using a Cisco 2901 router. I added the appropriate routes and tested everything out. We're ...
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Cannot reach the computer in WAN

I wanted to split the internet connection in my room. And my brother also wanted a better wifi accessability. So we bought a router (NETGEAR JWNR2010v5). All we wanted works great, good wifi. I have ...
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confusion on QoS features on linksys

I own a linksys WAG120N router at home which connects a few computers to each other and to the Internet. I typically stay so close to it and using cat 5 between my laptop and the router. My sis ...
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Port forwarding to second router's FTP server (linked via WDS)

Problem I am having trouble accessing my FTP server over the internet. Set up This FTP server is a wds-bridged router - Netgear DG834GUv5 - 10.1.1.2 with no DHCP. Primary Modem/Router is TP-Link ...
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ASUS RT-N66U how to identify source of traffic spike

I have an ASUS RT-N66U as my home router. We are experiencing some traffic spikes in downloading over WiFi that slow all other activity to a crawl. Is there a way to identify the source (ip/host) of ...
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What happens with existing connections, if default gateway is changed?

I have been wondering about the following scenario: +-------+ +-------+ | ISP 1 | | ISP 2 | +-------+ +-------+ | | | +--------+ | --eth0| ROUTER ...
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Is it possible to use a switch to connect a router to the upstream gateway and the computers over a single Cat6 cable?

I've just moved into a new house, and I'm trying to get the network setup to be the best I can. Currently my ISP supplies a router that I need to use, and that only provides a single port for the ...
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how to configure a VPN client in the router based on a connection log from my computer

I am struggling with DD-WRT's PPTP client, as all configurations (and builds) I tried based on the all-important wiki but also older forum posts led to no ppp0 connection showing up with ifconfig. ...
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Static IP hosts on WiFi router with DHCP

I have two wired hosts (a desktop and a laptop) connected to a router that also has a DHCP server enabled for WiFi access. When I restart my wired machines, they get assigned a secondary IP address by ...
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Safe to put Openwrt in DMZ?

I currently have my openwrt router setup 'behind' my fios actiontec router. I am trying to get OpenVPN and having issues. I'm wondering if putting the openwrt router in the DMZ on the fios router ...
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Slow internet on Atheros AR9485EB-EG and strange router behaviour

I have new Asus Q301LA laptop with Atheros AR9485EB-EG Wireless card, Windows 8 to 8.1 updated, router Cisco something (from Internet provider) and 30 Mb/s download speed on cable. Laptop reports only ...
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connect to (“remotely”) local IP if router has VPN to remote server

I am confused by how this works. It took me two days, but now I see some connection from my DD-WRT router (as PPTP client) to a remote VPN server, e.g. issuing the command route on the router: ...
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Network (gigabit wired or wifi) utilisation very low ~5% on Windows 7 laptop

I've got a HP Pavilion G6 which has decent specifications: Quad core, 8GB DDR3 ram, SSD, etc I've got a problem with the networking. The inbound speed doesn't climb much above about 4% network ...
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New laptop with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 has inconsistent wireless connection

So, I got a new Toshiba L50-B-103 (Windows 8.1 64-bit, specs) which comes in with the wireless card indicated in the title, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160. I use this computer mainly for gaming, ...
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Missing Ethernet Adapter in ipconfig with VirtualBox

I have two web development environments, one on a laptop and one on a desktop. I have setup my laptop to use DHCP but also to maintain a static IP so that I can consistently connect to Samba with the ...
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Trying to set up Linksys e1000 with dd wrt as repeater

I'm trying to setup a Linksys E1000 v2.1 router that has dd-wrt on it as a repeater. However I can't seem to get the router to connect to the internet in the first place. I have Verizon Fios. My ...
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How to connect hosts on one network to Internet connection on another network?

I'm not sure if I phrased the question correctly, so sorry for any confusion there. I have two routers. Routers are too far apart to connect them to each other using a cable. First is connected to ...
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Block Facebook video on router

I would like to block video playback from Facebook, what url should I block in my router? I already tried these links video.ak.fbcdn.net & video.l3.fbcdn.net but still no luck.
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How can I schedule restart of my network connection?

I schedule my PC to turn on an hour before I arrive work so that it can run tasks while I'm on my way. However, one time, there was a task which needs internet connection but unknowingly, the wifi ...
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Connect main (serving) PC to router or to switch in high traffic LAN?

I am restructuring my home network after finally upgrading my aging Linksys WRT54G router to an Asus RT-N66U. All desktop computers are gigabit ethernet wired connections utilizing multiple switches. ...
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how to check if ddwrt vpn client reaches remote subnet?

I spent many hours trying to setup a VPN connection from my router to a VPN server where I have an account. After upgrading to a newer build, I finally see some entries after issuing ip route on the ...
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cisco 2610XM telnet and http username and passwords

I have a cisco 2610XM for which they gave me a username and password. I can access and login into the web gui. from there I show the running configuration, it contains: line vty 0 4 password 123 ! ! ...
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Can't access router's web interface

I had this problem for a while, however it only became really annoying recently as I needed to forward a few ports. My problem: I can't access the web interface of my router when typing 192.168.1.1 ...
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What is the physical setup required to connect computers to a domain?

I want to install windows server and have all of my computers go through the domain. Mostly for educational purposes. But I'm not sure what exactly I have to do physically to set it up. Do all the ...
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Routing data over WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 8

I have a wireless connection that I use for internet and an Ethernet connection which connects to another router that is set up as a client repeater bridge (dd-wrt). I want to be able to connect to ...
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Connect 4G router to multiple devices via Ethernet cable

I have a 4G router (Huawei e5172) with one LAN port (DHCP enabled). I need to connect 3 PCs and 1 wireless access point to this router via Ethernet so I got a 5-port Ethernet switch and connected it ...
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What is the best way to get internet/wifi to 3 apartments?

Next year I will be living in an apartment and I have friends that will be living in apartments across the hall from me. If we wanted to share internet/wifi, what would be the best way to do this? ...
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Sharing internet connection using ethernet switch

I use a TP-Link modem for my internet connection and use a switch to share the internet connection between two PCs. I previously had a Enterr switch that worked perfectly fine and recently stopped ...
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Network issue with foscam & swanndvr

Hi I have a wireless foscam & hard wired swanndvr. I have the foscam on my iPhone but I'm struggling to get the dvr to do the same. The local ips are different but the remote access ip is the ...
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Internet keeps dropping. 5 different routers have failed, changed modem, etc.

Sorry in advance for the long post. I've been working this issue for the past 4 months and I am at my wits end. I work for a small business that moved into a new office in December. When we moved ...
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Any realistic advantage of 802.11ac over 802.11n for a regular home connection?

I am using a 802.11ac Asus - 802.11ac Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless router. Don't have any complains yet but does it really matter to go from a $90 802.11n router to $200 802.11ac router? In theory, max ...