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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Choosing the right router for me [closed]

My wifi router has finally died and I need a new one. In the campus store there are three models: tp-link TLWR941ND tp-link TLWR740N D-link N 300 How can I tell if I can create with any of those ...
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Wireless 802.11n slow on some days when 802.11g works well

I recently changed internet provider and rented a D-Link N 300 Router. On most days everything works well. However on some days the internet connection on my new laptop that has Intel Centrino ...
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Static routing on a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND

My home network setup looks like this: Both routers are TP-Link TL-WR1043ND routers. The basement router handles all devices in the house that are connected via cable, handing out addresses for ...
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DD-WRT mini: How to disable remote access?

I would like to completely disable remote access to the router from the Internet and Wi-Fi. I want it to be configurable only over LAN. What is the simplest way to do that? The router is running DD-...
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Cisco Router/Switch with MacBook Pro OSX Lion

What I have: MacBook Pro with OSX Lion Very old Cisco Router and Switch Two Crossover Cables (1 Cisco Console to Serial and 1 Cisco Console to Cisco Console) One Serial to USB Cable I am very new ...
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How can I prove (with logging) where a port block is occurring?

How can I prove (with logging) where a port block is occurring? I've set up an FTP site on IIS (windows 7 home) and set up a rule in the Windows Firewall allowing access. The ftp site is accessible ...
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internet connection issues ( Router, network, ISP? )

I have got a problem with either my router or my ISP provider. Please let me know if you can work out what could be wrong. My observation: downloading large files (over .5 GB ) works well, download ...
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Two Verizon routers on the same network

I have Verizon FIOS and I'd like to have a router on each side of the apartment attached to the coaxial cable so that I can have a solid signal throughout. I have the routers configured so that one ...
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Dlink dir 685 with static IP. Cannot see router from other network

I have l2tp connection. My ISP gave me static IP. I can ping this IP from my ISP network successfully. But if I ping it from other ISP - it doesn't. I have dlink 685 router. Unchecked in Firewall ...
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How to install OpenWRT on an x86 computer with SATA hard drive

I've tried to install OpenWRT Backfire 10.03.1-rc6 x86_generic combined ext2 on my x86 PC, but the boot process stops while "waiting for root device /dev/sda2". Forums have advised me to build a ...
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Windows laptop uses Wifi access point but Android smartphone claims it is connected but can't access Internet

This is a repost of this question at Android SE. There's an Asus 240 MIMO Wifi access point. There's a laptop running Windows XP that uses that access point no problem for years so far. And there's ...
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Open ports on Linksys E1000 router

I ran nmap -p- -PN on my home IP address. I'm using a VPN so presumably the scan is what the outside world would see if they ran nmap. The scan returned PORT STATE SERVICE 10605/tcp open ...
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Remote location loses connectivity

I have a remote location that has constant internet access using DSL. The remote location only has three Linksys cameras that have internet access from a router. There is no computer on the network. ...
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How do I connect to my wireless router settings on Linux?

My network is as follows: Internet Provider's DSL modem connected to Internet Provider's router connected to My Buffalo Wireless router connected to My Toshiba Laptop via WEP network My Toshiba ...
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“DNS not responding” error with D-Link router and PPTP internet connection

I have a D-Link DIR-615 router since around six months. My internet connection is VPN (PPTP) based, i.e. I have been given a username and password from my ISP and my IP address is dynamic. Since a ...
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System and Router configuration for setting up a home firewall based on Zentyal

I am not much of a system administrator, so please be patient if this looks too simple for you. I have a several computers at home, and all of them connect using an ADSL modem/router (and Wireless AP)...
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Why does the wireless connection on my router keep on disconnecting?

The connection seems to be fixed temporarily if I change the wireless channel or power cycle the router. This is my router model information according to DD-WRT: Model: Linksys WRT54G2 / GS2 ...
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Dual-band wireless and multiple connections (Netgear N600)

We have a Netgear N600 Dual-Band wireless router. Both antennae are being broadcast at the moment. I am assuming that both antennae have there own NIC, because there are 2 Mac addresses posted on the ...
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Reset gargoyle router to default

I have a Linksys WRT54GL router with gargoyle installed. Unfortunately, I've forgotten my password so now I'm trying to reset it. I've already tried the 30/30/30 hard reset method, but it didn't ...
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5 Max connections/devices to the internet? Is my ISP limiting me somehow?

I have a strange limit where I can only have 5 devices connected to the internet at any given time. More than 5 devices can connect to the router, either through WIFI or ethernet, but only 5 can use ...
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How to access a computer behind two NAT routers? [duplicate]

For technical reasons that I cannot change my computers at home are located behind two routers, only one of which (the one connecting my own network) I have control over. Basically the setup is ...
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How to configure the D-Link DSL-2640b to allow connections from Internet to my local Apache Web Server?

I have an Apache Web Server correctly installed on my PC, wich has a fixed local IP of 192.168.1.2. If I do localhost, 127.0.0.1 or 192.168.1.2 the Apache show his initial page. Now I want to access ...
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Access to modem's config page through router

I have the next config: PC -> Asus RT-N16 router (192.168.1.1) -> LinkSys WAG54G2 in bridge mode (192.168.0.1) How can I access to modem's config page from my PC?
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Draytek Vigor 2920 Routing Problems

We have a 100Mb Ethernet circuit connecting 2 sites. I bought 2 Vigor 2920 routers to sit at each end of the circuit to provide basic routing between the sites. I am experienced in configuring routers,...
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DHCP IP address have access to the internet but static IP address don't behind a router

I have three PCs 192.168.1.100 (DHCP) 192.168.1.101 (DHCP) 192.168.1.113 (Static) One router (SMC SMC8014WN) 192.168.1.1 The .100 and .101 both have access to the internet. The .113 does ...
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Serving internet with laptop via cable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share internet in Linux I have a linux laptop, connected to internet via wifi. I would like it to serve out the connection via its Ethernet port, so that another machine ...
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Would our Billion 7800n router support symmetrical 4Mbit upload/download? [closed]

Our local telecommunications company claims our Billion 7800n router won't support our new office connection which is supposedly "symmetrical 4Mbit down/up". Is this true?
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Wireless connection to internet drops off when other PC is turned off

I have a PC and a laptop connected to a wireless router leading to the internet. When both the PC (wired) and laptop (wireless) are turned on, the internet connection from both is fine. However, if ...
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Windows 7 and wireless N, how do I choose which frequency to connect to?

I have a dual band wireless N router broadcasting on both frequencies with the same SSID. When I attempt to connect to the wireless, it seems to pick at random if it connects to the 2.4 or 5GHz ...
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Extending wireless network?

Have had some headaches with setting up wireless in my apartment. My first attempt was to buy a powerful wireless router and just have one in the living room. But the signal was abysmal in the bedroom ...
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Wireless router suddenly has no internet connection

Have a Buffalo wireless router running DD-WRT. It was working fine but suddenly today I can't get any internet through it. There is no internet connection if I connect via wireless or even the LAN ...
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Is an off the shelf ADSL modem router a 'true' router?

I am new to the world of networking and based on my readings there seems to be a definition of a 'true' router however am wanting to understand how do you tell if a router is a router? For example can ...
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Home wireless router as a PC

Is it possible to install a small program on a cheap home router that runs a Linux kernel and run it? I mean can I use a router that runs a Linux OS as a small computer to run arbitrary code on it? I'...
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Two VoIP connections on a single DSL service

I want to connect two SIP phones to my router, alongside one another. One connects to my commercial VoIP service provided by my ISP. The other connects to my business VoIP PBX as a remote extension. ...
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How to persistently configure port speed / duplex on a Billion 7800[n] router?

I have been struggling for a while with port speed / duplex mismatches between a Billion 7800 and Cisco 2924. The basic problem with the Billion is that neither the web interface nor the available ...
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how to enable remote access to my local server

I have Apache,php,mysql server set up in ubuntu. and I can open my app at 127.0.0.1. but now I want another machine any where in the world to access my homepage, so I find out my global ip address is ...
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how can I share my phone internet at local network?

I have a wi-fi router, a linux machine (ubuntu) a Mac, and an iPhone. The router has the address 192.168.1.1, the ubuntu machine connect to that with ethernet (192.168.1.2) and the Mac connect to the ...
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How to monitor internet traffic on a Linksys E3000 router

I just got optical fiber installed in my place which gives me great download speeds. Now my ISP has a monthly download limit of 120GB, after that I gotta pay overages. Now my setup is like this: ...
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Router and Modem with the following capabilities [closed]

I'm not sure whether this is the right StackExchange site to ask this question: I need an ADSL Modem + Router with the following capabilities: IP based network filter for external networks. IP ...
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How to reset a Fritz!Box DSL router to factory settings?

I need to change the setting of router Fritz Box. The setting were set by another person. I can't connect to router using cable, may be standard port or address were changed. So the only option is to ...
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Can't connect to router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reset a Fritz!Box DSL router to factory settings? I need to change the setting of router Fritz Box. The setting were set by another person. I can't connect to router ...
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Keep Computers Seperate On Same Network

I have about a Netgear WGR614 router and a few CentreCom FS708 switches. Is there a way to create a home network so every safe an secure computer can access the internet and another network where I ...
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How to add a second router?

Being sick of shaky WiFi connection to our home's main router (a Sitecom, which is far away) I've got a New Belkin router to use in my room. I have a telephone plug in my room but not sure whether it ...
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How to add bandwith limiter to Linksys WRT54G (for Free)

I need a way to limit the bandwidth for certain IPs, or just limit the total bandwidth served through the wireless. Is there a way to add this feature to this router? I have the following firmware: ...
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Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH and 3TB WD My Book Essential

I have a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH and a 3TB Western Digital MyBook Essential that I wish to use as a NAS, I have formatted the drive with a single XFS partition, but when I plug it into the router the ...
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Access home network via internet

At home I have a little network. It is mostly wireless componentes hanging together. I have a wireless router and a Time Capsule hanging from it. I would like to be able to connect my Windows pc to my ...
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Ubuntu as wireless router

I have moved to a country where Internet is very restricted and where I live I'm only allowed to have one computer online, and data for my smartphone is extremely expensive. I would however like to ...
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Can't find Time Capsule and AirPort Express through my wireless router

I have recently gotten a new router for internet, but sadly it hasn't been much of an improvement to my network. I own a Time Capsule and an AirPort Express. They are both hooked up to my wireless ...
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How to extend the range of a wifi router using another router?

I dont want to buy a signal booster because on some occasions I would like to use the router independently too. But is it possible for 1 router to relay the wireless signals of another router ?
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PCs in the same network can not communicate

I have 2 PCs. 1 Windows 7/64 bit. 1 Windows Vista. Both are connected to the same router accessing the public network. Both can access the Internet. Problem: None of the PCs can ping each other. ...