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 upgrade an ADSL router firmware to DD-WRT or Tomato?

I have an ISP-supplied ADSL modem/router with firmware upgrade options listed in the admin options. The router is probably not from one of the more popular router vendors - I could not find the model ...
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How to set up QoS on ADSL router (terracom) for prioritizing browsing

I want to configure the ADSL router which connects 10+ machines to the internet. I want to give maximum priority to browsing (ports 80,443) and set low priority for bittorrent etc.(port 42180) I have ...
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How to access Verizon FiOS Router when it is acting as a network bridge with my own router?

I have Verizon FiOS and would like to access the router that Verizon provided. The problem is that I had Verizon hook up my router to it so I could set up my own wireless network with my own hardware. ...
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Extend WiFi range through Wireless Access Point - ethernet connection between 2 routers needed?

I've got a Linksys E4200 connected to my modem. I have a spare Linksys E3000 which I want to use as a range extender. Full bandwidth is required, so putting the E3000 (DD WRT firmware) in ...
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External ping fails on Linksys router

When I try to ping my server from somewhere other than my local network, if finds the host, but returns as a lost packet. Screenshot from http://tools.pingdom.com: http://cl.ly/1I1c3K0z3Y1I2c3x3R3Z ...
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Other computers behind isp cable

Today I have problems with my internet connection. I am connected to my router and router is connected to cable in the wall. Today, when I connect my computer directly to cable in the wall I notice ...
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Play On HD Mini won't connect to home network, please help

I bought a streamer, "Play on hd mini". It works fine with media from USB or an external hard-drive, but I can't connect it to the network. I have a wireless network, using an Edimax 802.11 g ...
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Why already set NAT info in router but not working?

I'm using ADSL service from ISP. The ADSL modem has only 1 LAN port and that port is connected to my PC. The LAN IP of my computer is 192.168.1.100, and I have apache running on localhost ...
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Can Netgear WGR614 v7 be used as a wireless bridge?

Hello all, I have an old Netgear WGR614 v7, and an old computer (WinXP) that doesn't have wifi. I have a wireless network, and want to use the old desktop on the network without running an ethernet ...
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DSL-2640R ADSL/Wireless Router Setup

We have a router operating in front of one computer which is separate from the rest of the network. Most of the time it operates fine but we find sometimes it loses connectivity, both internet ...
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Maximum number of VPN Tunnels on Linksys BEFSX41?

The subject line is pretty much it. Is there a maximum number of VPN tunnels I can set up into a single Linksys BEFSX41? Right now we have one, but need a second for sure, and possibly more in the ...
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WiFi router installation/signal problem

I got 2 questions concerning my WiFi router: I got my D-Link router 3 years ago and recently the signal is getting weaker especially toward the end of the day. Why? Sometime it's so weak that I ...
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How to open outbound ports in Router?

I am trying to configure this Yamaha router in our lab to open ports to access GMAIL (smtp/imap).I understood that I have to open ports 995 and 465 for this. Should I do this in "Packet Filtering" or ...
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connecting two wireless router

I have two routers dlink and TP-link (tl-wr340G). I want to use TP-link router as a bridge to use internet. Dlink is directly connected to internet and I want to use TP-link to extend the internet ...
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Setting up static IP for all my connected devices on my network

I have been told that I need to go into my router...Can anyone tell me how to do this? My router: Netgear WPN824.
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Why doesn't my port forwarding work

I've got a Netcomm NB9W router and I'm trying to forward ports 7 and 9 for wake on lan. I've set up a static IP address and I've configured both these ports using the Advanced\NAT\Port Forwarding ...
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Unable to connect to local computers in WAN of DD-WRT router.P2P networking not enables

I have Dlink DIR600 router and I upgraded to DD-WRT recently. We 7 students share an internet connection via wireless router. all 7 laptops are assigned an IP by router Problem is we are not able ...
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Connecting 2 Windows computers via a router

How do you connect 2 computers via a router ? I'm using One desktop computer with Windows 7. One Laptop with Windows 7. One Wireless Linksys router. The purpose really is to interface the two ...
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configure my home router

I need to configure my home router so my localhost website can be seen by the world. I just need to configure the router because the paypal api's will not work with my localhost if paypal cannot get ...
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How can my Mac print to an HP network printer on another network segment?

I've got a network comprised of two segments: Segment 1: IP adresses xx.yy.178.n - my main segment which is connected to the internet via DSL Segment 2: IP adresses xx.yy.1.n - WLAN segment used for ...
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How can I protect a PC that is directly connected to the Internet?

How can I protect a PC that will be directly connected to the Internet? There won't be a router — with it's semi-protective NAT — between my PC and any script kiddie on the Internet. What ...
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Interpreting WLAN speeds

I'm trying to interpret my WLAN speeds. I'm running an Asus RT-N16 router and a couple of WLAN machines within 10 or so meters from the router. Here's the router output: root@XXX:/tmp/home/root# wl ...
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Bridge between Wired and Wireless networks for a single device?

EDIT 18/05/2011: Thanks for your answers, bridge mode IS the solution in most cases for this problem, but I can't use it because it breaks my web server. I am now looking at setting up a specific ...
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getting transmission remote web server to work outside my network

I have a network that consists of a Netgear DG834 and an Apple Airport Extreme for wireless. I have managed to set up transmission to work on my router, but I can't seem to get it going outside of ...
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How can I speed up data transfer between local computers on a WiFi network?

I have a router with ADSL Pentagram Cerberus 6331-42. Is it normal to have transfer speeds between two computers of max 1MB/s (not 1 Mbit)? How can I set my router up to make it faster at transferring ...
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Configuring WLAN with router connected to modem

I currently own an ADSL modem. I am planning to buy a D-Link DIR 600 Wireless Router, for setting up a wireless network to play Counter Strike with my buddies. I have a few questions. How do I set ...
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Boost strength of router using multiple router's network through WAN

I have D-Link dir-600 router with dd-wrt firmware. I have two more APs belonging to my neighbors. can I use these APs to boost my routers strength over WAN. I can have physical access to neighbors ...
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Should I get a router with ipv6 support?

I'm in the process of getting a new gigabit router so I can transfer files faster to and from my Lacie Network Space. I found Asus RT-N56U Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router. Its performance is ...
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How can I re-enable the web interface of a dd-wrt router with no SSH or telnet connection?

I accidentally disabled my D-link router's web interface. I installed dd-wrt firmware on it. The router's SSH and telnet connections are disabled. I don't want to reset the router. How can I enable ...
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Mac OS X 10.5.8 gets wrong IP address from wireless router

My Mac OS X system is mostly getting the wrong ip address from any router. It gets an IP address starting with 169.254.59.233, when it should be getting a good, old 192.168.1.5 or something. Does ...
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VPN Setup: Smoothwall + Cradlepoint MBR1000 + Windows 7 + FileMaker Server

I am trying to set up a VPN on my company's network so that my boss can work on FileMaker from home. We use FileMaker Server 11 Advanced to host our FileMaker application; I'd open port 5003 and ...
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dd-wrt EoIP not working at all - need to bridge two routers across the web

I am having problems getting an EoIP working in dd-wrt. Basically, I want to bridge my home and office networks. Both locations have static IPs. Can't really figure out what's going on here or if it ...
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Strange LAN failure: what possible cause?

My home machine is intermittently failing to send data (via ethernet) on my LAN. There is a 4 port wireless router, with 3 other devices that are working fine. I've tested two of them with ethernet ...
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How to install a program on a DDWRT hacked router

I need to install a program on a linux router. Can this also be done on a linksys router that has ddwrt installed on it? How?
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Factory reset on a DDWRT hacked router

I installed DDWRT on a linksys router and changed the default ip for the admin login. I'm trying to get back into the router but forgot what ip I changed it to. What would happen if I were to try to ...
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Logging in to a Linksys router

I have a wrt54g router that I haven't used for a while. I can't even remember what port I have to use to get to the admin utility. I think I might have changed it to something else than the default. ...
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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 ...