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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Specifics of Setting up a VPN

I have two small offices, and one office has a NAS storage, say office 1. I want office 2 to also have access to the NAS via a intuitive interface - shared drives, as seen by office 1 employees. If i ...
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MAC filtering not working on 2wire 2701HG-T modem

Why would mac filtering not work on a 2wire 2701HG-T modem? I've relied on mac filtering before to block intruders with other modems, but at my mom's house, she has a 2wire 2701HG-T modem, and there ...
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How do you get to a DD-WRT router's configuration page? (repeater bridge)

Here is my internet setup: Internet → Apartment WiFi → DD-WRT Router The router has been configured as a repeater bridge per the guide in the DD-WRT wiki: ...
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dhcp.leases file does not get updated sometimes

This is on Centos, using the dhcpd server. Sometimes, when a client gets a lease, the dhcp.leases file is not updated, or is updated late. For example, here's a log from the dhcp server: Jul 27 ...
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Can't Connect To VNC Server Through One Specific Wireless Access Point

I hope somebody can help me make sense of this: I have wireless access on my home router. In another part of the house, I have a wireless access point connected to my LAN (because it was out of range ...
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What specific roles does firmware play on routers?

If routers properly implement standard networking protocols (DNS, DHTCP, TCP/IP, etc.), then wouldn't the same firmware (implementing these protocols) be applicable to all routers? I guess I'm ...
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Relationship of routers to networks

I was wondering, in networking, what is the relationship of routers to networks? Can the same router be the gateway for 2+ networks? For example, if I have a wireless router at home, can I configure ...
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What's wrong with my home networking setup?

I have the following home network setup: Ground Floor Typical Wireless router which is connected to WAN/Internet and its LAN IP is 10.0.0.1. DHCP is ON with the address pool set to 10.0.0.100 to ...
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Ethernet extending

There is a house with internet access, and there is a workshop/guesthouse which has a phone line connecting to the house. The phone line is a copper wire pair, nothing fancy. The challange is to ...
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Very high latency caused by router?

I'm getting very high pings (2000-10000ms), and intermittent internet connection when using a wireless router (be it on LAN or WAN). When connecting a desktop directly to the cable modem, there are no ...
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Get WiFi router information in Linux terminal

What Linux terminal commands can help me gather information about all WiFi routers my laptop can detect? I mean things like name, channel, encryption type etc. (Linux, Debian)
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How to redirect all data through a proxy on Tomato?

My proxy is Squid as an external machine, my router is a WRT54GL with tomato, I can also install openwrt, but I prefer tomato. On the router, the firewall script I wrote this script, nicely connects ...
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Access Transparent Router's Web Interface

A picture I made in paint is shown below which shows how my network is setup. The main router goes out to the internet. I connected a 2nd router to the main router in order to support older devices ...
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How to create a private wireless network off of public wifi?

My question is somewhat similar to this one, but that was never answered. Mine is different enough that I believe it warrants a new question. I am an organizer for an event coming up and we have some ...
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Improve and Reduce Latency in DD-WRT with QoS

I was tasked with making a home network today and after installing DD-WRT in one of the routers, I ran some diagnosis and the games became a problem. There is usually one or two people using Internet ...
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Setup router with 2 seperate LANs, one that pipes thru VPN, one that doesn't?

I use a VPN at home for privacy, but there are times where you do want your true public IP to be known. Like for Google Maps, or pizza. I currently use a software-VPN tool on my computer for this, but ...
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Can't access router management of TP-LINK TL-WR842ND after setting as access point

I disabled DHCP on TP-LINK TL-WR842ND and connect it LAN to LAN to my base router in order to set it as wireless access point for wireless devices. TP-LINK received an IP address from base router. ...
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Exit vi on serial console

I have this ubiquiti edge router that I have connected to using a serial adapter and Putty. After entering the vi editor, I find no way to exit. Nothing I have tried so far gets into command mode, ...
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Network adapter connected to router but no internet access?

I have two network adapters on my laptop, one's a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (wired adapter) and the other is an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (wireless adapter). They both came built in. The ...
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apache and actiontec c1000a modem

real trouble .. winxp apache and a shinny new actiontec c1000a modem/ Static IP block ran for years. no issues. modem went bad and had to change providers., new Dish actiontec C1000a and no manual ...
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How to access router web interface behind VPN with same IP as local router

I have a two home networks involving cable routers. Network A is an Asus RT-N66U that is hosting a PPTP VPN. My PC is connected to Network B which is another router (Netgear WNR1000). Both routers ...
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straight through cable or crossover cable between router and pc?

When I studied for the CCNA, I learned which devices should be connected using a straight through cable and which using a crossover cable. For example take this explanation for question one from a ...
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Is it possible for my ISP to detect my true internet speed?

I just got a new router installed, with a plan for 6MB/s, but realistically, I never get above 3.5MB/s. I'm curious: If an ISP wanted to, could they detect my true average internet speed, so that I ...
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Disabling SSID from command line DD-wrt

I'm trying to disable/hide my SSID broadcast programatically in order to stop devices connecting to my access point (not for security reasons). I have tried renaming the SSID and setting it to nothing ...
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Always use wireless NIC for Internet access, if it's available

I've got a Windows 7 machine with both a gigabit wired connection and a wireless adapter. Both interfaces have IP addresses on the same network (192.168.0.0/24). I've got a single wireless router ...
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conecting my ps to my tv using ethernet

i am trying to connect my tv to the internet, my pc receives a wifi signal via my neighbours router and i am wanting to send that signal via my pc's ethernet port to my tv using an ethernet cable. my ...
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300Mbps Wireless router but extremely slow speed

I have this TP-Link TL-WR840N which claims to be a b/g/n 300Mbps wifi router connected to Wimax modem and to PC using 1 Gigabit port. when send or recieve files from other devices (android ...
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Cannot access DD-WRT after changing Router IP

I have a fresh Linksys E2500 running DD-WRT K26 NV60 mega and everything works fine, but when I log into the Web GUI and change the Router IP address and subnet under the setup tab, everything breaks. ...
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Configure DD-WRT router behind a Cisco cable modem

I have a Linksys WRT54GS router flashed with DD-WRT that I'm trying to get a connection on behind a Cisco DPC3010 cable modem. I can get a connection just fine when I plug my computer in directly ...
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Trying to understand IP packet flow

So I'm having trouble understanding how packets travel from one machine to another. Below I've put in an example of Computer 1 trying to connect to Computer 2. Computer 1 IP: 192.168.1.11 Subnet: ...
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Is my Windows 7 primary and secondary DNS setting correct?

I use a Windows 7 desktop PC with a TP Link Wireless N ADSL2 + Modem Router. My PC is connected to the TP Link via a LAN cable while another 2 PCs of my secretaries are connected via WiFi. I am not ...
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Debian 7.5 Prevents Access to Router, Hardware is OK

My Problem: I can't access my router from the Problem OS (Debian 7.5) of my main computer. I am sure the hardware is okay. It would be problematic to reinstall the Problem OS. Problem OS Symptoms ...
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How to migrate settings of two different brands of routers

I have a D-link router that has been acting up, so I recently purchased an Mweb router. Now I want to migrate the settings I had from the old router to the new one. I have reserved static IP addresses ...
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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)?