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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how to debug epicly slow wifi but fast lan

How can I debug a problem where my wifi is REALLY slow(it takes a minute for this page to load...even my router's admin page - 192.168.0.1)? I've tried upgrading my hardware firmware(using a DIR-600 ...
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Changing routers messed up my web server on my virtual PC

I changed my router and now my virtual PC HTTP web server is not working. Any ideas? I added the entry of this virtual PC to my virtual servers on my new router to be an HTTP server. Not sure what ...
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VPN Login on Home Router

I connect to the internet via a Linksys Wireless N Router. I then VPN into my corporate network using the windows XP VPN client. The connection works fine, except after I disconnect, I need to reboot ...
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Wireless router setup for 1-1 NAT

What I have: A linksys router WAG160N with firmware version 2 A "pool" of 5 external static IP's provided by my ISP 213.xx.xxx.n All the required configuration values for the static IPs such as ...
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Routers with USB plug to connect external storage

I am just about to buy a new wireless router. I want to be able to hook up a harddrive to it and let the harddrive serve the entire network. I will mostly be storing media and some backups on the ...
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Chat client for computers connected in a network

Is there something that I could use to communicate with the other people connected in my router? I turn off my router and modem to conserve electricity. I just want to give them a warning everytime ...
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1000 Mbit switch slows down upload speed from MediaCenter

My MediaCenter (running Windows 7 x64) has me puzzled. I've started seeing really slow upload speeds from the computer - so slow that the Xbox 360 won't connect anymore. I've tried two "internet ...
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network topology graph/image on router cli

Please redirect to correct forum if needed. Problem: when I am on a router, I want to know, where my router is in the topology. Where all its connected to. I can check by looking at my configuration ...
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Does this mean the router is faulty?

I have a router to which I have my desktop (running Ubuntu) connected via LAN & I use it on my phone via wifi. Sometimes it happen that the LAN one will stop working for no reason but the wifi ...
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As a bar owner, how can I block guest from using specific programs, like Spotify, over my free wifi?

When guests log in to their Spotify account over the wifi, the bar gets thrown out. I would like to have in place a setup where I could still use Spotify, but have it blocked for our guests. We use a ...
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mifi with wireless router

I wish to set up a wireless network for printer sharing. I purchased a Fry's wireless router, draft n type with an ethernet port for DSL. The directions and setup software assume I've got DSL ...
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Convert a router to a switch?

I have a couple of modem/routers that came with ISP services that are no longer being used. At the moment I have the current ISP's router running the wireless network and a wired portion to a couple ...
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Why does my Internet slow to a crawl unless I reboot my router every few days?

A few weeks ago, I noticed that my Internet connection had slowed down to a crawl. I waited a few days hoping it would go away on its own, but it didn't get better. So I asked this question about how ...
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Router has traffic coming in, but it's not going anywhere. What can I do?

Ok so I have a Linksys WRT-54G v4 running the latest version of DD-WRT (just downloaded it last week to try to fix the problem) There is consistently about 750kbs coming into the router but from what ...
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Is the Linksys WRT54GL a Linux router?

I heard that Linux routers can be programmed. I had re-programmed by Linksys WRT54GL router using ddwrt. So is it a Linux router?
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“Re-share” wifi in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a Linux machine act as both a wireless client and access point simultaneously using a single physical WLAN interface? Quick scenario: Have 2 devices with wifi ...
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Print server does not show up on router's attached devices

Recently I bought a new more powerful wireless N router, DLink DIR 628. So I removed all connections from the previous router (Netgear WGT624) and connected them as they should be to the DLInk router. ...
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Can I set up a 2nd home wireless router, with router2 connecting to the internet through a desktop which is wirelessly connected to router1?

I apologize for the crudeness of my MSPaint drawing, but please view my diagram of what I'd like to accomplish: Currently, all devices are connected to 1 wireless router. I would like to make my ...
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How can I make my livebox route to my external IP address for a computer in the DMZ?

I have a sagem livebox 2 (Fiber optic model), and have placed my computer in a DMZ. People from outside of my network can access my comp fine via its external dyndns.org address, yet when I try to ...
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SSH to remote host (edgemarc 4200 or 4500 series routers) and pull arp data

I've been trying to think of a method to do this for days, but have not come up with anything yet. Ideally, this is what I'm looking to do: From a windows XP machine, I need to open an SSH connection ...
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Unidentified network: How to configure TCP/IPv4 for Windows 7?

When I try to connect to internet I keep getting the error Unidentified network. I've tried numerous attempts at restoring access without success. IP release, flushing DNS cache, reinstalling NIC, ...
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Accessing Router With Static IP

I have a Ubuntu server that runs behind a Linksys router with a static ip address. I had been accessing the router settings remotely, but it didn't really seem safe to have it available over the ...
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While updating the firmware on my parent's WNR3500v1, I bricked it

While updating the firmware on my parent's WNR3500v1, I bricked it. Basically, all that happens now is the power light just flashed. I tried pressing the factory reset button for up to a minute with ...
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Linksys router with multiple external IP's

In an office I've got a network connection with 5 external IPs and a Linksys router (I'm not 100% percent sure of the model). I need 4 of those 5 IPs to be routed to a server, and the fifth to be ...
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Dual Stack Routers for home use? [closed]

I'm in the market for a new network appliance router that either has the following features, or can be modded to have the following features: Dual Stack (ipv4, ipv6) On-Board Configurable DNS Server ...
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ADSL Modem + Router: Disabling router

I have two devices to establish my home network and internet connection: A Sitecom DC-227 ADSL Modem + Router (Modem) A Sitecom Router + Switch (Router) Currently I've set it up using double ...
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New router, slower internet connection?

We just bought a new router a few hours ago, and it does work. However, for some reason the speed is just ridiculously slow (compared to before, at least)! If I run a test on speedtest.net I get the ...
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iptables - router configuration

I have a router that I am customizing settings for. I want to only allow SSH from the internal network and drop everything else. This is what I have so far. I tried it and I had to reset my router ...
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How to move settings to a new ADSL router?

I have Virgin Media ADSL service (eww) and the awful D-Link DSL-2640R router that came with it. I recently swapped it out for a Netgear DGN2200 router. I duplicated all the old settings perfectly on ...
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Computer doesn't have a RJ45 network jack, can I use USB to connect to router?

My computer is now right beside my wireless router, and on my computer I only have a wireless model, there isn't a port to connect directly into my wireless router! My router does have a USB ...
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Custom router distribution

I am looking at custom router firmware and came across DD-WRT, Open-WRT, PFSense, etc. Is it possible to install whatever OS you want onto the router, assuming you have the correct drivers for the ...
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Explaining Routers

How would you exlain "router" functionality to non-technical people??
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Assign a public static IP address to a router

Am I able to assign the static IP address that my ISP provides me directly to my router? My ISP are telling me that I have to assign the IP to a server inside the network instead, and cannot assign ...
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Need to open port in a router for two internal PC's

I have two PC's behind a comon internet router and one service running in another network that needs to connect with both PC's through internet using a specific port. To avoid dynamic IP issues I have ...
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some sites are not opening in our network

We have five PC in our network, with internet connection(i.e same ISP). But some sites are not opening in our network. Like some sites which works outside our network, don't open. I have reset the ...
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What does “Local Domain Name” on router do and how do I get it to work?

I have a D-Link DGL-4500 router. One of the settings is "Local Domain Name," which I have set to local (see screenshot). What I expect is for me to be able to hit my computers via name, e.g. ...
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Wired ADSL2 Router?

I have an ADSL2 Router and as of now I connect to the Internet with a LAN cable. I want to access the Internet wirelessly. How do I do this? Do I create an access point to this existing router so ...
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DDNS option on Routers/modems for OpenDNS

I've got a home network that access the internet using a router DLink DSL-500B. Can I configure the Dynamic DNS service option in that router so I can directly update my OpenDNS account IP without ...
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Port forward from computer (not router management)?

Since applications can set up port forwarding rules in my home network's router, I'm assuming I can as well via a command or something of that sort, correct? Here's my dilemma: I have a Belkin ...
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Can a wireless router get a virus?

I have a friend who has a linksys wireless router and is having problems with getting internet. Is there any way a wireless router can get a virus?
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Laptop not connecting to Router

My Toshiba Satellite L300-13R is refusing to connect to my Thomson TG585 V8 router. The laptop is running up-to-date Vista and the router is using WPA-PSK encryption. I have tried WEP, WPA, WAP2, ...
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Do home routers broadcast data like a hub?

I've read somewhere that wired home routers often act like a switchhub, and when you send data to your router, it broadcasts it to the whole network, even when it's addressed to an outer computer. ...
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bt fusion router - wireless and wired not talking

I use a BT Router - the 2wire BT700 HGV. The wireless devices I have can see each other - eg a desktop connected with wireless can 'see' the iPad which is also connected wirelessly. Machines which ...
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Will a Clothes Dryer Cause Interference with a DSL Modem and Wireless Router?

I'm taking steps toward setting up a home file and print server, and other toys and the first step is to have my Internet connection on 24/7. The most sensible place to put it is in the laundry room ...
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Issue Connecting two home networks

I have a home networking question. I have two DLINK wireless/wired routers in my house, connected to the Internet ISP. There are a 2 computers on each of the two networks. Network1: has 192.168.0.0 ...
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Setting up a domain name forwarding for a homeserver and local IP

I have ubuntu server set up on a computer at my house, and I want to be able to access it from another computer in the house (through SSH) without typing in its IP address. I'd really rather type in ...
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WiFi: Internet doesn't work, local network does

I have a problem with the Internet connection thru WiFi. Some time ago I had reinstalled OS (XP Sp3) on a notebook (Samsung R560 with a WLAN adapter that's specified as 'Intel 802.11a/b/g/n 1x2 ...
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Can dd-wrt or tomato keep track of GB usage per billing period per device?

I want to be able to track the usage of each device connecting to our router so we can split up the ISP bill by usage. Can dd-wrt or tomato provide the stats I'd need to do this? Update: After a bit ...
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Connect two wireless routers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Buying another router and use as a “signal repeater” in bridge mode? Hi, is it possible (and if yes, can someone please direct me to a site which can give ...
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Setting up wifi router as a switch for Internet Connection Sharing

Can my laptop with a 3G connection share its Internet via a Wifi router (Dlink DIR-615)? If so, what should I set on my laptop, on my router or on the devices connecting to the router?