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 connect a smart router to a dumb DSL modem?

Sorry for the very long question but in this case lots of details are necessary. Problem: My crappy Thomson TG585v7 DSL modem/wifi/LAN router reboots many times daily. I think it's because the custom ...
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Wireless Router, Wireless Modem, Wireless Modem and Router?

What is the difference between these devices? Which one is used for which purposes?
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Low transfer speed on local network over a router

I am using a wireless router (linksys WRT45G). I have a desktop with a network adapter and a laptop. The desktop is using vista, while 7 on the laptop. I have shared directories on the desktop which ...
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Can I use my WRT54G instead of my ISP's cable modem?

My ISP has provided a crappy Thomson cable modem with 4 LAN ports and wifi, which constantly crashes and reboots itself. I am going to ask for a replacement, but here is my question: --> I have a ...
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Broadcasting Internet from a WiFi router to another, and then to a PC via Ethernet cable

I'm trying to connect a Windows XP PC (that has no integrated Wi-Fi capability) to my wireless Internet network. I have a spare wireless router (ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 v2) so I was hoping It could connect ...
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How to connect Thomson TG585v7 wifi router to Android tethering wifi hotspot?

I'm trying to connect my PC to the internet through the use of my Thomson wifi router and Android 3G connection. More details follow. I have an HTC Desire running Android 2.2 Froyo on which I have ...
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Accessing two networks connected to gateway from behind the gateway

I have a Windows XP machine acting as internet gateway. It is connected to two different networks, one, say LAN1, connects to internet and other, say LAN2, to outside LAN. My machine is sitting behind ...
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connect Windows 7 to internet using Linksys with ethernet cable

I have a Linksys router and I want to connect my PC to internet with it. how can I do this?
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Is it a good idea to have WiFi turned on all the time?

One of my relatives have internet at home and she has a single desktop computer. Sometimes when family members visit her it would be convenient if their laptop could be attached to the internet and ...
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OpenDNS says I have spyware, but which of my computers has it?

I very rarely log into OpenDNS. Last time I logged in, it informed me that it had blocked attempts to visit a spyware domain, but as I have the free version of OpenDNS and the log was too old, I ...
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Will ipconfig /all display the correct dns ip's being used by my router if I have manually configured my router to use a specific dns

I basically want to know if ipconfig is just looking at my pc settings or is somehow able to tell me what is going on in my router. Or is the only way to know for sure what is setup on my router to go ...
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Wireless connection has good signal but rarely manages to connect

I have a wireless 802.g adsl modem-router (SAGEM F@st 3464). The connection signal is great (4-5 lines according to windows) however when you try to connect it just says that there is an error (no ...
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Any software similiar to Untangle [closed]

I have currently looked at Untangle, I want to know if there are any other similiar projects which have add-on open source projects similiar to what Untangle does
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laptop has no internet and network is limited access through WiFi, it works with cable

If I connect my laptop (windows vista) on my router via cable than I have network and internet, but if I do it via WiFi the network is identified as an unknown network with limited access and I can't ...
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how can I find, which are the systems connected to my router?

I have Belkin wireless G router (For my home network) and I want to know, is there anyway to find out which are the systems currently accessing that router and is it possible to disconnect one of the ...
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Netgear WGR614L Wireless G Router - access configuration

I reset the wireless router with a toothpick. I was hoping that I could access the router settings, by default settings. Apparently userid/password = admin/password does not work. Are there other ...
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uplink port from switch to router?

I have a switch with a number of devices plugged into it. It connects to a 4-port router that provides internet. Long story short, the network is in a cluterfrak, and I'm troubleshooting. To network ...
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How to avoid leaving browsing history in router logs?

I'm using Firefox 3.6.8 and I've seen that you can browse privately with it. But if I do that, I can see that websites still register in my router logs. I'm using a Netgear router and if I check the ...
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Help - Laptop as router between wireless router and Windows 7 box

I'm using a cross-over ethernet cable to connect a Desktop Windows 7 box, and a laptop running on SUSE 11.2. I want Windows to connect to the internet via the laptop's wireless interface. Windows 7 (...
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HomeGroup network setup

I'm having a problem setting up home group. My home sever pc (win7 Home Premium) connects directly to the internet, I shared it's internet connection to one of its ethernet (lan) cards which is then ...
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How to find computers by hostnames on a dhcp network

I have setup a lan under a router. The network is modeled after the MVC pattern. All devices respect a name convention. My controller computer dynamically figures other computers by searching for ...
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Router Software for Ubuntu (or other linux distro)

I have a laptop with a WiFi card and a network card, and I'd like (for geek factor more than anything else) to run it my router. For sake of argument, lets assume I have good working drivers for my ...
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AT&T DSL 2701HG-B Modem, port forwarding to RealVNC

Our old cable modem could easily be set up to forward an "incoming port request" to the RealVNC software. Allowing us to log into our home computer from any location. We don't see any such ...
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Router that can control when internet is on/off, based on time ranges?

Is there such a thing (a router) where you can set when you want the internet to be accessible? e.g. Only allow 1 hour of internet usage per day. or turn on internet between 6-8pm, otherwise off. ...
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Linksys Router Problem

I have a Linksys WRT54G V8 router. I connected it to my PC today. The Power LED does not light up but the Internet and Node ones do light up. But the router does not seem to be working. I put in the ...
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Old router problem Can't enter setup

I have an old router. When I try going into settings by going to 192.168.1.1 .Then I enter my user-name and password and click on OK and it asks for credentials again and then again and nothing else ...
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Differences between a modem, a wireless access point and a router

Can anyone explain the differences between a modem, a wireless access point, and a router? What functions do they share and which functions uniquely characterize them?
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Connecting USB devices to wireless network

I had been using a Desktop computer at home to connect USB devices at home to. I am looking to just buy a wireless router that will let me connect a printer and hard drives to it. I should be able ...
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Forward non-local connections from router

I am using a SMC router/modem. I have a server running on my computer accepting connections at port 8000 I set up a Customer Defined Service Table for an HTTP service to accept connections at port ...
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2 4 port routers with 8 port switch

How should I hook this up so all computers (8 - 10) be able to talk to one another. Have 1 ISP with 1 voice modem and standard modem from ISP. I have tried different hookups but can't get them all ...
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Using secondary router to create another network

To put things quickly into context, I've just moved into a shared house. The internet here is provided through a wireless router. I have some devices in my room that I would like to be networked, but ...
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Can I connect a router to another router to extend my connection?

I recently purchased a WHR-HP-300N, and have a question about connecting it to a WHR-G300N. I have a computer that's about 20-30 feet from the router. I have a wireless USB adapter but it doesn't ...
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Connecting ADSL router to ADSL2+

Can I connect plain ADSL router to ADSL2+ connection (even with lower speed)?
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how do I forward *only* http proxy across vlans?

My router has two bridges, br0 and br1. I'm sharing wifi access, and the guest subnet will be 192.168.2.x. The home subnet will be 192.168.1.x. I want all traffic destined for port 80 from the ...
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What ports in firewall need to be open for allowing Mac Vine Server connection

I have a Mac with Vine server installed sitting inside the firewall (actually a router connect to cable model, and has a LAN to internal). What if I want to remote desktop to Vine server from ...
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Trouble setting up DHCP with WRN2000v2 and GS108 network switch

I have the GS108 Netgear 8 port Gigabit network switch and the WRN2000v2 Netgear wireless router. The problem I am having is that anything conneted through the Gigabit switch is not being assigned an ...
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sharing an intranet site across several locations

I'm a resident of Utah, USA. I own three houses, one for each of my three wives / families. Each house is connected to the Internet through a cable modem and a LinkSys router. I'm interested in ...
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Port forwarding

I want to set up a svn server on my computer, so it's available from anywhere. I think I set up the repository correctly, using CollabSVN. If I go to Repo-Browser with TortoiseSVN and point it to svn:...
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What is the router feature called that announces your IP address to DynDNS or similar?

I can't remember what it was called but there was a way for your router to announce to an online service what its IP address was, so that you only had to remember a name assigned to you by the online ...
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Netgear router listening on port 32764?

I've got a Netgear DG834G running firmware V5.01.01. From the LAN side, if I port scan it, it's listening on tcp port 32764. Trying to telnet into this port gives me the response MMcS\xff\xff\xff\xff\...
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Buying another router and use as a “signal repeater” in bridge mode?

I asked about using a pc almost as a "router" and although it's a solution, I tought about just buying a second router to act as a "bridge" between my connection. (Reason: I don't want to have to keep ...
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Windows7 Itermittent Network Connection

I have this network issue with windows7 on a laptop, the connection suddenly drops, sometime at laptop->modem, sometime at modem->isp, sometime both. The ADSL modem is on autodial and become DHCP ...
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Local access only to router when encryption enabled

I have a Wireless Huawei HG520b Router and a Toshiba Satellite laptop. They can connect fine via ethernet, and the router has a connection to the internet no problem. But if I try to connect the ...
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Advice on where to locate router/modem in a new home network

I'm about to set up a new home network and was looking for advice on where best to locate my cable modem and wireless router. I live in a ranch style home (i.e. single floor) with an unfinished ...
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Should ADSL routers be left switched on 24/7?

I've been happily using my ADSL wireless router for five years, only switching it on when I use it which is typically in the evenings and at weekends. Over the past fews weeks I had a dramatic drop in ...
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Is it possible to use a laptop as a “router”, using an old hub and connecting other devices to a wifi laptop?

I have a wi-fi connection at home. My laptop uses it. I want to use an old ethernet hub that I have, connect two ethernet cables (one in a ps3, one in a media center) on it, and a cable going to my ...
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Problems exposing a web site from behind a router

I have a D-Link DSL-2650U ADSL router for my home network. I also have my own domain server registered at dyndns.org, and I have successfully configured my router to keep [mydomain].dyndns.org ...
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Why is it so hard to connect with a cable modem and router?

I've gone through various combinations of cable modems, routers, computers, and apartments in my life, and one thing has always puzzled me. Why is it so difficult to get these things to connect to the ...
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Cannot access SMC8014WG-SI provided by TimeWarner/RoadRunner administrative interface

I just received installation of RoadRunner internet/TV/Voice and I was given a wi-fi router from the TimeWarner folks. The model is a SMC SMC8014WG-SI. Unfortunately, the password it uses is WEP and ...
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wifi: risks with unsecure wifi connection

I have not secured my wifi connection at home. Is it risky? If I need to secure it are there easy to follow instructions some where? if some thing goes wrong can I easily reset it? I am using LinkSys ...