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 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. ...
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Where in my network should I set DNS servers for the best performance?

I have a DSL modem, a router, and a Windows machine. Each piece of equipment can set the DNS server IP addresses or be set to automatic. Where/how should the DNS servers be set for best performance?
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Is securing Wifi with MAC Filter enough?

I have a MAC filter in place for everything that connects to my router. I also have WPA2 on the wireless. When a friend comes around, I tell them the password (I trust them), they type it into their ...
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I have Thomson 585v7 … what flags mean in hostmgr list output?

When using hostmgr list there are "Flags" parameters, and I need someone to describe it to me! Example output: MAC-address IP-address Flags Type Intf Hw Intf ...
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Convert phone line to Ethernet signal

I have DSL which comes into my house through the phone line. I then have a modem that it plugs into which handles connecting to the remote ISP. The modem has then several eithernet ports that can be ...
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Third party firmware for WPN824?

My router recently developed some sort of DHCP malfunction so I decided to flash the firmware. And being the geek that I am I figured, while I'm flashing it, why not upgrade it? However, finding a ...
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What kind of tools exist that can change the IP source address of an IP packet?

I'm looking for a tool for Linux or Windows that modifies an IP header, to be precise the IP source address. I know it's impossible to get the answer to such a packet since you do not own the IP and ...
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Could installing DD-WRT speed up my Internet?

I believe that my router's firmware is causing me to get much lower Internet speeds than I should be getting. This is true for general browsing, downloading large files and uploading files. Would ...
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Windows 2003 server VPN - LAN inaccessible

I have the following config: "Laptop" VPNs in to "Server". Then, "Laptop" can fully access "Server". The problem: "Laptop" can't connect to "Desktop" (neither TCP/IP, nor ICMP (ping)). On "Laptop",...
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Can I use my Belkin router as a repeater?

I've got a brand new, unopened Belkin N600 DB router (yay 50% off sale), and I can't seem to figure out if I can use it as a repeater. As far as I can tell, it doesn't support DD-WRT or Tomato, but I'...
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Need UPnP enabled router, that also has port forwarding [closed]

I currently have a 3COM OfficeConnect router, and it seems I cannot get the port forwarding to work, and neither does my Qnap TS-410 seem to be able to recognize the device as UPnP enabled for the ...
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Increasing number of LAN ports of a router

My router has 4 LAN ports and they are all occupied. How can I increase the capacity of that router?
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How can I set up separate WiFi access in OpenWRT?

I've got a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router, and I've got my network set up (with Samba, network printers, etc.), but I would like to set up a separate WiFi network with a different SSID and access only ...
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Is it possible to throw DD-WRT on a F5D8235-4 v2?

I have a F5D8235-4 v2 and I was looking to run IPv6 on it using DD-WRT, has anyone tried this? I haven't been able to find it listed in the router database.
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Installing router - failed to verify router settings

I'm trying to install a TP-Link wireless router. I am using a modem an have a PPPoE connection. I connected the router to the computer and the modem, but in the last step of the Easy Setup it says " ...
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iptables Settings as WAN Input for Router

I have an eee running ArchLinux with wireless access to the Internet. I want to use it as the WAN input for an Asus RT-G32 router into which it is hardwired. The router in turn is hooked up to a 64-...
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Wake-On-Lan - Behind Two Routers

So here is my current network setup: There is a central 'Cisco' router for the apartment. I connect wirelessly using an old router of mine (WRT54Gv2) with DD-WRT installed as a client to the central ...
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Why do BT router firewall rules keep resetting?

A large number of our customers have routers supplied by BT when they order business broadband. When the routers are installed, we configure the firewall to allow our EPOS system to communicate ...
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Routing Essentials

I'm a programmer trying to fill a big hole in my understanding of networking basics. I've been reading a good book (Networking Bible by Sosinki) but I have been finding that there is a lot of "...
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VPN with D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router

I just bought a D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router and was hoping to setup a VPN client using the DD-WRT firmware. But unfortunately my hardware version of DIR-600, known as C1, is not supported by DD-...
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Using D-Link Wireless N150 ROUTER as an access point, can it be done?

I have this D-Link Wireless N150 Home router and would like to know if I can use it as an access point to extend my wireless signal. I´ve tried with no success. I cannot enter to the IP address 192....
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Recover ADSL password for my Linksys WAG54G2

I have a Linksys WAG54G2 ADSL router and I want to change my router. The problem is that I don't know what my ADSL password is (I'm not talking about the router's login page). I contacted my ISP about ...
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How can I increase the WiFi client limit on a Huawei B153?

Update Basically @NoUsername's contribution solved my issue. But I found it a bit tricky to actually "override" the JavaScript, the key problem is that the configuration page reloads quite ...
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What exactly triggers a “DSL Link Retrains” error on a dsl modem?

My AT&T DSL connection has been extremely flaky of late. After a lot of hair pulling I figured out that every time the modem logs either a 'DSL Link Retrains' or a 'DSL Training Errors' the ...
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Access Point vs Universal Repeater mode

In my home I've got a wireless router that does all the work and because of the lack of signal, I have bought another device that can act either as an Access Point or as a Universal Repeater. I was ...
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Two routers with DHCP?

My current network setup is like this: SKY Netgear Wireless Router (Downstairs) ----> Homeplug ----> DG834N Netgear Wireless Router (Upstairs) What I would like is to have DHCP enabled on both ...
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How to solve request timed out? And why am I getting this error?

I am having issue with my net connection. My net connection gets disconnected at times. Online gaming faces lagging issue. It was 1st noted after modem firmware was updated by the ISP (airtel-...
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How do i get the ARP list from our router (programmatically / in the command line)?

At our office we have a netgear router, I'd like to poll it to see who's in the office (preferably on the command line) because i'm weird like that.. Is their a standard way of doing this? is it ...
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Home Router, Fairly Share Internet Connection

I have just moved into a new house with some friends at my University! Exciting times, but what we didn't realise is that we are all heavy internet users, currently causing problems in the house. The ...
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Home network issue

I have a laptop, a TV which supports LAN connections, and a WiFi phone on my network. The Internet connection is provided from a USB WiMAX modem. Until last week I was getting the Internet to each ...
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Bridging multiple routers

I am currently living through router config hell. My main internet connection is in living room A. It is an PPPoE ethernet cable which goes into main WiFi router WR1 (IP 192.168.1.1). This device ...
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Packet sniffer for router in windows

Is there a packet analyzer for windows for analyzing packets that passes through the router?
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Buffalo airstation WCR-GN stuck on diag

The diag LED is supposed to go off after a minute or so after boot, but it doesn't. The entire device is unaccessible. It happens when I boot it with nothing plugged in, and also when the WAN is ...
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Modem to Router to Router = slow internet?

Having a little problem here. I've got a configuration of a Modem (A) that's connected (by the WAN-port) to another router (B) and this one connectects to a another router (C) (LAN to WAN). It ...
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New router - lag spikes

I've recently bought a new router (actually not me but my family, and I consider their choice as bad). Now I have some lag spikes all the time when I use internet. It's mostly seen in games but also ...
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Possible Problem with Router - occurs during file transfers

With our latest router, we've been having a strange problem. Any time I am downloading a slightly large file or transferring a file from one comptuer to another over our home network, the Internet ...
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setup web server behind a router

I want to turn a laptop with a broken monitor into a home web server behind a wireless router (buffalo airstation). I removed all ubuntu gui packages and installed lighttpd. The laptop has a fixed ip ...
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wireless connections cannot interact with wired connections

I have a wireless router (buffalo airstation) and several boxes connected to it by wire. I can ssh between them, e.g.: box1$ ssh box2 box2$ if, however, box1 is connected wirelessly, ssh box2 fails ...
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Is there an alternative firmware for the D-Link DIR-600 C1 wireless router? [duplicate]

I just bought a D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router and was hoping to setup a VPN Server/Client using dd-wrt firmware. But unfortunately my hardware version of DIR-600, known as C1, is not supported by dd-...
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How to I allow outside access to port 8080?

I'm trying to add a rule to my router to allow outside access of a web app running on one of my computers on port 8080. When creating a rule, my router (actionTec) asks for three fields: "Port Start",...