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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Accessing Windows from Linux/Mac by name using TCP/IP

What are some solutions to access Windows by its computer name from Linux and Mac using TCP/IP. That is, from terminal I want to be able to ping my Windows PCs using its host name. My setup is: ...
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Local Only 3G Router via Broadband Device?

I am looking for the name/type of device which does the following: Connects to the internet via ethernet or wireless and then produces a "fake" 3G signal for my iPhone to connect to. The 3G ...
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Use WiFi router connected to Ethernet not directly to Modem

My WiFi signal is really bad in some areas of my house. I have a spare router and was wondering if it's possible to use it connected with Ethernet, and not directly connected to the modem?
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Blocking websites with wireless router

Is it possible to block websites with all wireless routers. How can I find out if a certain router has this administration feature, specifically the TP-LINK WR340G?
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How to connect 2 routers (Asmax and D-link) RJ11 vs RJ45 issue

I just bought a new router, D-link DSL 2641B and want to connect it to another one, provided by my ISP, Asmax AR 804MP. Previously, I had Linksys WRT350N, and there was no problem, while I had ...
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My internet connection just got really slow - How can I troubleshoot it?

A few days ago my connection became really slow. I have DSL which should be 3mb down and 768k up. I'm lucky if I get 768k down and 200k up. It sucks. I called my ISP, Verizon and they did some sort of ...
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Limiting use of filesharing services

I live in an apartment with 3 other roommates, and we share the internet connection though a wireless router (Level One WBR-3406TX). One of the roommates is always running utorrent, and it is slowing ...
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Is it possible to change a Linksys router's configuration from a command line?

I am constantly logged into my home machine, which runs Ubuntu, from various remote locations via SSH. Sometimes I would like to change the settings on my home Linksys router - port forwarding ...
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2 routers, both DHCP, no IP assigned

I can't get DHCP to assign IP to my wireless devices. My network config is as follows: Nanostation5 Linksys WRT350N, which is connected with Nanostation via its INTERNET port. Nanostation: LAN ...
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Fastest router for OpenWRT/etc? [closed]

What are some of the fastest OpenWRT-compatible wifi routers out there? (In terms of general processing power)
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Router's ssid changes from infrastructure to ad-hoc

For a period of time the router's ssid is shown (on various computers) as a normal infrastructure network - computers connect fine and everything works however after a few minutes / hours all ...
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Port forwarding on D-Link DIR-615 super-slow, useless

I have replaced my old router with DIR-615 from D-Link, and now the port forwarding is so slow it makes the router practically useless for requests coming from outside of my network. Accessing the ...
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What are the requirements for Windows Remote Assistance over Teredo?

I try to get the Windows 7 (or Vista) remote assistance feature to work, without using UPnP on the novice's computer. After enabling Teredo on the expert's computer (that is in a corporate network, ...
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Wireless connection drops when wired computer starts a game

Starting this week I have had a strange problem on my network. Some background of my setup: Internet is provided by a adsl-modem. A D-link Dir-600 router is hooked up to to adsl-modem. My computer is ...
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Router which can modify TTL

My ISP has set up the TTL to 1. My current router Linksys WRT120N can't change this and my computers don't have connection to Internet. I will return my current router and take another. I have some ...
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Internet in the router but not in the local network

I have a PC and a laptop (Windows 7 - both) which should connect through router to Internet. The router is Linksys wrt120. My ISP is using PPPoE. I have connected the Internet cable to the router, ...
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How to detect device type from device connected to router?

I have a att router and there is an unknown device connected to my network. I can't seem to kick it off because of how att's router settings are created which is kind of dumb. I am able to see its ...
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How do I get the IP Address of my router?

How can I find the address of my router in my network?
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DSL-504T as dumb ADSL modem

I am trying to setup an existing DSL-504T ADSL router to work as a dumb modem for a DIR-825 wifi router. I am assuming I should try and move as much of the control to the DIR-825 as possible. It's a ...
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LinkSys router suddenly cannot get an IP address

I have a linksys router WRT54G2 connected to a cable broadband. Just last week, everything was working perfectly - I would be able to connect my laptop to the internet using WiFi. However, starting ...
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How can I edit/tweak Tomato firmware?

How do other people tweak or edit Tomato firmware? I'm interested in this because I do not need QoS. I have another router that does not have as much RAM and I want to have a micro Tomato firmware. I ...
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Port Forwarding to put my web server on The Internet

I went to http://canyouseeme.org/ to check to see what my external IP address. Regardless of what port I enter, it tells me that the port is blocked. I have a LinkSys router that basically has the ...
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How do you reset a Nexxt 54M Wireless AP Router?

I have this Nexxt router, and I haven't been able to reset it correctly. I pressed the thin button in the back (which you have to press with a pen point or something similar, really slim), but haven't ...
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Routers with decent parental monitoring / traffic logging?

I'm looking for consumer router / firmware recommendations with reasonably robust remote URL / hostname logging & reporting functionality. Most logging functionality I've seen is terrible - ...
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SSH doesn't work in my LAN ! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSH doesn’t work on Ubuntu I am trying to connect to my webserver via ssh but I can't. When I insert the password nothing happens . This is what I see: # ssh ...
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Routing from the DMZ to the interior network only

I have a home network connected to Verizon's FIOS service. Verizon's ActionTec router is connected to the ONT via coax to establish the MOCA network. My DD-WRT router's WAN port is connected to one ...
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How do you know if a router is good for 50 computers

My Router is not wireless and I don't wish to use wireless for my own security, I have a Bandwidth of 1024/512 mbps, but my connection drops still. People talk of my router. How Do I Know a ROUTER is ...
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Mac Mini’s Internet connection is very slow, every other device’s connection is fine. (PC, iPhone, Xbox 360)

I recently haven’t used my Mac Mini for about 5 days (however it was left on). I seem to be able to connect and get great download / upload speeds through my PC, Xbox 360, iPhone and parents’ laptop. ...
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MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard) Wi-Fi network connection breaks after few minutes

I have a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard). After connecting on a Wi-Fi network, the connection "breaks" after a few minutes. What I mean by "breaking" is that all requests, whether it is ...
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Help with router and spotty wireless [closed]

Time Warner Cable/ Road Runner router shows up some times on the network list on Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard. It makes a spotty appearence on the list. The router is a SMC Networks Model # ...
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setting up an access point from laptop to provide internet

i am trying to connect my wireless router as an access point from my laptop. the scenario is as follows: i have a wireless broadband connection at home, which i connect to using a username and a ...
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I can't get router and switches configured properly for my home office network

I recently built a new detached garage, with an office above. As such I had it tied into my existing home Ethernet wiring. The Ethernet signal is coming into the garage just fine, but I cannot get ...
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How do I fix a router which often reboots in high-load conditions?

I have a Linksys WRT54G v8 with DD-WRT micro installed. I find in high load situations (downloading a torrent for example) the router will simply restart several times. Any ideas what's wrong? Should ...
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Connecting my XBOX 360 to home network

I am trying to set up my XBOX 360 as a Windows Media Center Extender. I input the code as shown on the XBOX screen, but I get the error message: "Cannot Set Up Extender." This means that the Extender ...
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I cannot stay logged in to a site with my router

I have a D-Link home router and my isp is Time warner. When I try to login to any site it does not let me. The website does not keep me logged in when I navigate the pages. I have to keep loging in ...
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can router configuration cause decreasing of download rate?

My download speed got crazy since I changed the router's IP. But nothing got fixed after doing a factory reset. The speed was 1024 kb/s (128 kB/s) but it is 200kb/s (max) right now. I mean it ...
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Some notebooks can connect to internet via certain wireless router, some can't

I take a class in the building of a business and we sometimes use their internet via Wi-Fi. In the last few weeks, though, some of our notebooks haven't been able to connect to the internet even ...
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What brand of wireless router would be compatible with many broadband modems and easy to use?

Good afternoon I'm having too many intermittent problems with my DLINK DIR 400 router: Wireless connection is lost with no reason. Perhaps the current router is incompatible with this Scientific ...
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Sharing internet connection with WDS

Is it possible to share an internet connection through WDS? I'm on the very edge of a wireless network, the spot that I'm in maintains a stable 22% according to XP with the help of a parabolic ...
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VPN only connects once and then fails

I have a VPN connection setup to my office from home, it works great except for one thing. Once I connect and then disconnect the next time I go to connect to the vpn it hangs on verifying your ...
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Multiple routers, subnets, gateways etc [closed]

My current setup is: Cable modem dishes out 13 static IP's (/28), a GB switch is plugged into the cable modem, and has access to those 13 static IP's, I have about 6 "servers" in use right now. The ...
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FreeBSD 8.0 - Macbook: Trying to Connect to Wireless

What Happened A few days ago I installed FreeBSD 8from USB to my Macbook (Core Duo, 13"). The first thing I wanted to do was get my GUI back. I'm new to FreeBSD and it's my first time off of mac or ...
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Internet connection slower than network connection speed

I've got a computer connected to a wireless router on a different floor. When I look at the network connection, I'm told the signal strength is low, and that I've got a connection of about 26mbps ...
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Connection issues with Linksys WRT54GL / Tomato

So I recently purchased a new router, and decided to put Tomato on it for some of the fancy features, like graphs. Only problem is, now I've installed it I can't connect to the internet any more! ...
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I can get in, but I can't get out

Like most technical folks, I suppose, I'm my family's primary source of tech support. I'm a developer--not a sysadmin--by trade and tonight I bumped into something I've never seen before. I'm hoping ...
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How do I configure AT&T's Uverse 2Wire 2701HGV-B Gateway into DMZPlus Mode?

I subscribed for AT&T's Uverse service and they shipped me a Wire 2701HGV-B Router/Gateway/Firewall/WiFi. I would like to configure AT&T's hardware to have less control and use my trusted ...
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How can I use a computer as a router and send all client traffic through anonymous proxies?

Is there a way that I can setup a spare box as a router on my network, and route client traffic through a proxy in order to hide my location? Specifically, I would like internet traffic to/from my ...
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Offloading Cable Modem operations to Router

I may be crazy here, but I seem to recall a conversation in the past stating that it was possible to offload some of the operations taken by one's cable modem to one's router. The logic was that ...
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How do I turn a router into a wireless bridge

I'm trying to get my HD satellite receiver connected to the internet - it has an Ethernet port on the back but my networking equipment is all upstairs. I had the idea of connecting a spare wireless ...
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Port forward to different port number

I have a router that sets up rules like so: TCP Any -> 5800 Any -> 5900 UDP Any -> 5800 Any -> 5900 Computer: ip-address This would allow someone 'outside' to connect to my router's ...