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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Can I connect a router to another router to extend my connection?

I recently purchased a WHR-HP-300N, and have a question about connecting it to a WHR-G300N. I have a computer that's about 20-30 feet from the router. I have a wireless USB adapter but it doesn't ...
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Connecting ADSL router to ADSL2+

Can I connect plain ADSL router to ADSL2+ connection (even with lower speed)?
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how do I forward *only* http proxy across vlans?

My router has two bridges, br0 and br1. I'm sharing wifi access, and the guest subnet will be 192.168.2.x. The home subnet will be 192.168.1.x. I want all traffic destined for port 80 from the ...
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What ports in firewall need to be open for allowing Mac Vine Server connection

I have a Mac with Vine server installed sitting inside the firewall (actually a router connect to cable model, and has a LAN to internal). What if I want to remote desktop to Vine server from ...
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Trouble setting up DHCP with WRN2000v2 and GS108 network switch

I have the GS108 Netgear 8 port Gigabit network switch and the WRN2000v2 Netgear wireless router. The problem I am having is that anything conneted through the Gigabit switch is not being assigned an ...
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sharing an intranet site across several locations

I'm a resident of Utah, USA. I own three houses, one for each of my three wives / families. Each house is connected to the Internet through a cable modem and a LinkSys router. I'm interested in ...
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Port forwarding

I want to set up a svn server on my computer, so it's available from anywhere. I think I set up the repository correctly, using CollabSVN. If I go to Repo-Browser with TortoiseSVN and point it to ...
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What is the router feature called that announces your IP address to DynDNS or similar?

I can't remember what it was called but there was a way for your router to announce to an online service what its IP address was, so that you only had to remember a name assigned to you by the online ...
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Netgear router listening on port 32764?

I've got a Netgear DG834G running firmware V5.01.01. From the LAN side, if I port scan it, it's listening on tcp port 32764. Trying to telnet into this port gives me the response ...
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Buying another router and use as a “signal repeater” in bridge mode?

I asked about using a pc almost as a "router" and although it's a solution, I tought about just buying a second router to act as a "bridge" between my connection. (Reason: I don't want to have to keep ...
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Windows7 Itermittent Network Connection

I have this network issue with windows7 on a laptop, the connection suddenly drops, sometime at laptop->modem, sometime at modem->isp, sometime both. The ADSL modem is on autodial and become DHCP ...
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Local access only to router when encryption enabled

I have a Wireless Huawei HG520b Router and a Toshiba Satellite laptop. They can connect fine via ethernet, and the router has a connection to the internet no problem. But if I try to connect the ...
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Advice on where to locate router/modem in a new home network

I'm about to set up a new home network and was looking for advice on where best to locate my cable modem and wireless router. I live in a ranch style home (i.e. single floor) with an unfinished ...
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Should ADSL routers be left switched on 24/7?

I've been happily using my ADSL wireless router for five years, only switching it on when I use it which is typically in the evenings and at weekends. Over the past fews weeks I had a dramatic drop in ...
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Is it possible to use a laptop as a “router”, using an old hub and connecting other devices to a wifi laptop?

I have a wi-fi connection at home. My laptop uses it. I want to use an old ethernet hub that I have, connect two ethernet cables (one in a ps3, one in a media center) on it, and a cable going to my ...
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Problems exposing a web site from behind a router

I have a D-Link DSL-2650U ADSL router for my home network. I also have my own domain server registered at dyndns.org, and I have successfully configured my router to keep [mydomain].dyndns.org ...
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Why is it so hard to connect with a cable modem and router?

I've gone through various combinations of cable modems, routers, computers, and apartments in my life, and one thing has always puzzled me. Why is it so difficult to get these things to connect to the ...
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Cannot access SMC8014WG-SI provided by TimeWarner/RoadRunner administrative interface

I just received installation of RoadRunner internet/TV/Voice and I was given a wi-fi router from the TimeWarner folks. The model is a SMC SMC8014WG-SI. Unfortunately, the password it uses is WEP and ...
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wifi: risks with unsecure wifi connection

I have not secured my wifi connection at home. Is it risky? If I need to secure it are there easy to follow instructions some where? if some thing goes wrong can I easily reset it? I am using LinkSys ...
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Internet connection only works with Macbook Pro

I'm having a bizarre problem with our internet connection in our temporary house. We have been given a cable modem with (i believe comcast) internet connectivity. If i plug my macbook pro directly ...
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Cannot access my wireless router web interface from MS Windows 7

I have a very annoying problem ever since I have installed Microsoft Windows 7 a couple days ago. From what I have noticed it could only be related to the operating system I'm running. My network ...
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Changing router from 100Mbps to Gigabit. Is it really worth it?

I have currently 100Mbps router and using a NAS. Unfortunately, seems that the speed is not as I expected. So I planned to change the router to a gigabit router. Is it really worth it? UPDATE: The ...
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iPhone won't connect to home wireless network - but laptop will?

Just recently my iPhone stopped connecting to my home router. It works elsewhere but is not connecting at home. My laptop connects, but not my iPhone any longer. When it asks me to choose a ...
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Is it possible to link two wireless internet routers together wirelessly to share a single internet connection?

I have my house connected to the internet by high speed 5GHz wireless point to point link. Within the house is both a wired and wireless network. The wireless network is served by a linksys internet ...
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How to open all ports for internal traffic only

I have a couple of machines all connected to a router, is it possible to open all ports if the traffic is between the machines in the network? Obviously, external traffic will be blocked by default. ...
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Setting up bandwidth throttling for ADSL with linux

I'm going to set up a new linux router for a company, and have to set up bandwidth throttling. They have an unlimited ADSL internet connection which will be shared between 2 businesses, one being ...
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Windows can detect router, but cannot connect

I have just finished building a new computer and I am now trying to set up wireless (sadly, wired is not an option). I am using a TP-Link USB adapter and a Netgear router. My OS is Windows 7 64bit. ...
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Internet connection fails periodically on new home LAN

Recently, I added two new computers to a LAN already running with two. This sounds simple, but due to wiring issues and the fact that I wanted the new PCs in a different area (and we had an extra ...
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Any available third-party firmware for Linksys WAG120N?

Is there any custom (third-party) firmware for Linksys WAG120N?
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Why does my DynDNS domain show the router page, not the localhost?

I have to setup a home server. I have created a DynDNS account and updated the software. I have set the dynamic dns option in router and while I ping my dyndns account it is redirecting to my router ...
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Merging two DSL services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use more than one internet provider at the same time? Hi, I have a scenario here: There are two different DSL services available from different service ...
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Cable modem and router connectivity issues

So, I have a router that is plugged into my cable modem. I was getting connectivity issues, so I plugged my machine directly into the modem to find out which was the weak link. I could get ...
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“custom” routers for VPN - useful or waste of money?

I use VPN in China and my current service contract expires soon so I was checking what sort of plans are out there now. I found that Witopia offers a "Cloak Box", what appears to be a Linksys wireless ...
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Why are the 5Ghz band of my routers not visible from my DLink X-treme DWA-552 N PCI adapter?

I bought a DLink DWA-552 PCI N-band adapter and it is able to see my DLINK-615 N-band without a problem. I bought a Netgear 3700N and Linksys WRT-610N and my dlink adapter is not able to see the ...
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Configuring a LAN with two wireless routers

I have two wireless routers. Can I make them transparent to each other? example. Router A is the one connected to the internet. Router B is the one up stairs, connected to the printer. When I'm ...
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Can a Netgear Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (CG814GCMR) be used as a wireless bridge?

Can a Netgear Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (CG814GCMR) be used as a wireless bridge?
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Hack a consumer router or DIY/Custom Kit for a kick ass router

So I am currently running a old school hacked Linksys WRT54G and have played around with some of the hacks and currently running Tomato on it and I am pretty happy (tho the lack of OpenVPN Server ...
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Wireless Router Access

In my home network, I have a Linksys router that I use for wifi access. In my home office, I have a couple of computers that I want to connect to the network via a LAN connection and not wifi, so I ...
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Can I relay my USB modem connection to my wireless router?

I got a wireless modem that needs to plug into my computer in order for it to work. Is it possible to hook up this computer to my wireless router so that other devices can connect using the same ...
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Looking for network simulator (subnets, routers, etc..) [closed]

I am looking for network simulator (subnets, routers,wireless etc..) to study for an interview that I have.
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Dlink DIR-615 suddenly stops working - Orange internet light

I unplugged my Dlink DIR-615 router last night from the wall due to a storm rolling in. I've done this countless times, no problem. However, when I went to plug it in and use the internet today, ...
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DD-WRT/openwrt - speed up network sharing function

Can I squeeze more speed out of my router (when it comes to USB attached storage device on it) with open/DD wrt? (Sorry I don't really know such firmwares.) (Guess it works with ntfs-3g? I don't ...
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ZTE ZXDSL 831 Series firmware update

I'm having a problem with my broadband connection established through a ZTE ZXDSL 831 Series DSL modem and wandered if a firmware update could help me fix that. The networking problem is not ...
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Do I need a Gigabit router with a 24Mbps down and 7Mbps upload speed cable modem?

Do I need a Gigabit port capable wireless router with a 24Mbps down and 7Mbps upload speed cable modem? Does anyone know how to calculate this? FYI, I wont be using the wireless connection from my ...
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DLINK WBR-1310B Wireless Router seems to hang

I have a brand new DLINK-1310B Wireless Router (box never before opened, although I bought it at the neighborhood computer junk store). I am using it at home (and in fact am using it at this instant ...
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Belkin router issue

My cousin and I bought a wireless Belkin router for testing purposes. Please keep in mind for all of our tests there is no ethernet cable plugged in, just the router's power cord. We have been trying ...
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How to recover a Linksys WRT54GL router that has a blinking green power LED and no response from the web interface?

I was flashing the router with the Tomato firmware, but something went wrong; I'm not sure what. Now, the router responds to ping at 192.168.1.1 (my Mac's on a static IP 192.168.1.21), but the ...
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How to connect a wifi router to a cable modem router?

Here's the thing: I have a cable modem router (Thomson TCW710) with wifi-g that I rent from my cable company. I would like to use a wireless-n router (D-Link DIR-655, that I received for free) with it ...
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How to limit traffic on a router based on IP?

how to limit internet traffic on a router based on a LAN IP. so that for example on a 10mb/s internet connection I can have a IP Camera with a dedicated 1mb/s, 2 computers with 3mb/s, and 2 computers ...
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Server IP Release Time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DHCP Lease time Hello, With router IP Address does not change at all as long as you do not touch modem. If computer is connected to modem directly IP changes every hour ...