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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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 (MIMO)...
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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 me ...
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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?
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How do I know if my router supports IPv6?

$ ping6 :: PING ::(::) 56 data bytes 64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.046 ms 64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.053 ms 64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.058 ms ^C --- :: ...
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Can I set up a website on a wifi router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hotel like Wifi manager Sounds like a silly question, but bear with me.. If you go into Peet's Coffee and access the wifi, you're taken to a web page that requires a 4-...
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How to add a 10.x.x.x device to my 192.168.x.x WRT54G router?

I have a Linksys WRT54G router, currently set up with 192.168.x.x addresses. Now I have been loaned a device which is programmed to use a 10.x.x.x address. How can I access it? I am not allowed to ...
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Use a wireless repeater to make a wired router wireless

I have: a D-Link wireless repeater. a Linksys wired router. a Linksys wireless router. My wired devices are not near my actual wireless router, so I can't plug them directly. I would like to plug ...
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Norton's Settings Are Affecting My Linksys Wireless Router?

After Norton expired on my new pc, my Linksys wireless router stopped sending wifi. Hard wired PCs can still connect, but wireless devices cannot. The WLAN light won't even come on anymore! I tried ...
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Wireless network not working on some computers

I have a wireless router and I configured it to use WPA-PSK. The issue I have is that the wireless only works on my laptop. My roommate and another friend tried connecting to the network, they managed ...
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reset router password without changing settings/get settings before reset?

I seem to have lost the router password to my wndr3700 and I need to add a new portforward to my already large list, thing is, I know I can do a factory reset, but that will also lose all of my ...
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How to use Google DNS

Me and two other guys share cable using a router. I'm using Mac OS X. My router IP is 192.168.1.1 and my DHCP IP is 192.168.0.101. When I followed Google's DNS configuration manual, I tried to set my ...
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Is it necessary to use router installation disk on a new computer?

I have a Linksys WRT54G2 wireless router set up on my home network. When I first got the router, I used the installation disk on my desktop PC to set up my wireless network. I am getting rid of this ...
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How can I minimize the amount my router slows down my Internet connection speed?

Background I'm working with what I assume is a pretty common Internet setup: a cable modem, a wireless router and a few Internet-connected devices. Lately, I've started being more demanding on my ...
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strange event/problem with Internet Explorer 8 and Default Mail Client Is Not Properly Installed

I have a really strange problem. My Network (A) Other Network (B) 1 - When reinstalling XP or Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8 gives a message like: Default Mail Client Is Not Properly Installed ...
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Thomson TG585v7 doesn't add DNS entry for Linux PC after giving it IP via DHCP

My GNU/Linux PC (Debian Squeeze; called Iphigenie) gets its IP from a Thomson TG585v7 router. Network access works fine (web surfing, ssh client/server, etc). However querying for Iphigenie via DNS ...
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Where can I find a list of connected devices for my Belkin G wireless modem router?

I looked at the router's setup (http://192.168.2.1/index.htm) but can find no section for connected devices.
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Access Belkin router which has been configured as an Access Point from browser

When my Belkin router was used a router, it could be easily accessed from any browser by its IP address. But recently, to use its wireless capability in conjunction with a Clear modem Series G, I had ...
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Why does my Belkin Play router regularly stop working for a few minutes at a time?

I recently purchased a Belking Play dual-band router for my home. About every few hours, the router stops working or "cuts out" for several minutes before coming back online automatically. My old one ...
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Change IP address of the network card?

How can I change IP address of my network card which have an odd IP address 169.254.57.200 which is not known by my router? My router has IP addresses 192.168.0.2 - 168.168.0.254 I have problems with ...
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Why does my webpage look different when I connect using different routers?! Does routers cache files?

Here is the case, I am working on a site from office and home, I recently updated the stylesheets and logged in the live site from office (using my same laptop I use all the time), and everything ...
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What's wrong with my MAC address?

I have a D-Link DSL-2650U router, and exactly one computer on the network. For reasons of port forwarding I want to give my computer a static internal IP address, so that I don't take the chance of ...
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Windows 7 machine makes router drop ALL wireless connections

Some background: My home network consists of my desktop computer, a two-month old Windows 7 (x64) machine which is online most frequently (N-spec), as well as three other Windows XP laptops ...
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Issues with Verizon's “Network Extender” device talking on my home network

I recently switched my phone service to Verizon from ATT, and I get somewhat spotty service in my house. I called them and they sent me a "network extender" device for free. Its a femtocell that ...
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Alternative firmware for Belkin N1 vision

Me and routers ... it's never been a happy marriage and probably never will. I've had 3 routers, a d-link DIR615, Belkin N1 Vision and a linksys WRT54g. I've been most happy with the linksys since ...
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Can't connect my 3G to home router umbrella [closed]

I can't connect my 3G iphone to my home router. I added my MAC wifi address (followed those directions to locate it) to the filter of the router. My iphone wifi address appears on the allowed list. ...
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How to benchmark router?

How can I benchmark a router? I would like to measure total throughput between the router and the Internet, and between two computers on the network.
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DI-524UP will become deadly slow when downloading torrents

I have a DI-524UP router that shares internet to two notebooks at home via wireless and a desktop via wired collection. It will become barely available/pingable via wireless when I download torrents ...
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Looking for a router-like web interface for my Debian gateway [closed]

Hey, I need a web interface program for my debian gateway which has the features of a router's one. Specifically, I must be able to easily Forward ports to various clients on the LAN or the router ...
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Cannot open any web page, but MSN Messenger works

I use my computer behind a router. My MSN program can connect to the Internet, but I can not open any web site with my web browser. It seems that this problem is related to DNS because when I input an ...
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can not access dlink 604 set up interface

I used dlink-di604 enthernet board as router to share web access. My ISP provides the service base on Ethernet rathern than base on Ethernet pppoe mode. It is manually setup ipv4, subnet mask , DNS,...
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Router drops internet connection if I connect an additional PC

I'm using a SMC2804WBRP-G router connected to my ADSL-modem. Usually there are two computers connected to this router: a win7 ultimate desktop(wired) and a macbook air (wireless). Both working ...
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Deprioritize BitTorrent traffic

I'm sure the question has been asked before, but I can't seem to find it for myself; my Google-fu eludes me. My router, the Linksys E2000, does a decent job at being reasonable about prioritizing ...
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Looking for a router with multiple WAN ports and load balancing

I'm going to be moving in a few months. The location I'm moving to is great except it's on a road with very few people, so the internet access option is limited to DSL at 1.6Mbps down, 384kbps up. ...
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linksys WRT54GS logging

Not finding much googling, but I am trying to view logs for a linksys wrt54gs wireless router. I have enabled logging on the router, but I have no option for changing the destination address or port. ...
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Custom firmware for Asus WL-520g [closed]

What custom firmware works with Asus WL-520g? (Note this is not 520gU, 520gC, etc.) I failed to flash it with Tomato (Tomato_1_28_ND.zip) - the admin UI does not accept the file, and when trying to ...
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Why my router alows to connect to the internet only after plugging the cord to laptop?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I have D-link dir-320 wireless router. When I turn on my laptop Lenovo G555, I'm trying to connect to router by it's usually unsuccessful. But if I'll pull the ethernet cord ...
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Onboard Ethernet suddenly stopped working to router

Yesterday I had a sudden problem with my Ethernet connection to my router. My computer is a Pentium 4 with Windows XP SP3 running on it and it was working fine earlier in the day, but yesterday night ...
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LAN cable not connected, but it is

I have a Windows XP SP2 desktop PC. It connects to the internet with a LAN cable (there's a wireless router for my laptop in between). The problem should be software because: when i tried connecting ...
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How to troubleshoot intermittent and irregular connection errors on home network (preferrably Mac client)

I'm experiencing intermittent connection errors in our home network from two different computers, normally "Connection Reset" when browsing, but also other issues such as very slow throughput. I have ...
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Can my home router firmware be compromised by malware?

For a while now I've been almost certain this is the case. Definitely, at some point, malware on my stepkid's laptop gained access to the home network and managed to change some settings. Router is ...
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Router not connecting to the internet

I had a weird problem this morning with my router - it's an Alice Gate VoIP 2 Plus WI-FI - not connecting to the internet after more or less 1 hour online (I'm always connected with the ethernet cable)...
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Does D-Link DIR-600 support Tomato?

I saw D-Link DIR-600 supported DD-WRT firmware, but I can't find if it supports the Tomato firmware. Anyone know?
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Routing table interpretation

I found this address in my computer's routing table: 255.255.255.255/32 What is it?