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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Should I Replace My Old Wired Cable Router?

I have a LinkSys BEFSR41 wired cable-router (version 1) that I purchased back in 1998. Yes, its about 12 years old. It works, there is nothing physically wrong with it but I got to wondering - ...
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How to tell if I'm going through a range expander

I just installed a wireless range expander. It seems the only way to get it to work is to give it the same channel and SSID as my router. So how can I tell whether I'm going through the router or ...
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could anyone tell me where I can download a FREE software that simulates a CISCO router?

I am searching for a free Cisco router simulator that has good features.
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linksys WRT350N dd-wrt: how can i give upload priority to slingbox?

i have the router WRT350N by Linksys I've installed dd-wrt v2.4 sp1 on it how can i configure it to give upload priority to slingbox ? The Slingbox is a TV streaming device that enables users to ...
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dd-wrt v24sp2 std. on WRT54GL v1.1 - remote access do not work (neither ssh not web-interface)

After installing the standard version of dd-wrt v24 sp2, I lost the ability to remote-access the router. The sshd is running and remote ssh is enabled. I can ssh into the router from the LAN, and ...
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How to reboot WAG54G2 from Web Management

How can I reboot my Linksys WAG54G2 router from the web management interface?
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Using an ADSL2/2+ router with regular ADSL?

I am currently looking to replace my existing ADSL wireless router with a newer model. I have seen a lot of routers advertised as ADSL2/2+. I understand that ADSL2 and ADSL2+ offers faster speeds ...
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How can I find the IP address of my client bridge router?

I have a client bridge (LinkSys WRT54GL router with DD-WRT firmware). I specified an IP address of 192.168.1.2 for the device, however, when I run ipconfig, the default gateway is now 192.168.0.1. ...
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How does seeding in uTorrent work if I don't forward any ports?

I didn't forward any ports on my router yet I can still seed in uTorrent. I'm curious as to how this works, because maybe this can give me insight into how I can host Battle.net games without port ...
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Wireless network relay?

Is there hardware (links would be great) that can connect to the wireless internet already in my house and provide hard links to other hardware? Basically the problem is that my basement is not wired ...
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What is the main reason for ADSL modem/routers dying?

The other day my home ADSL modem/router (dwg 684t in this case) died. A guy from the telecom company came to my place and brought another one, but he also left this one. Now, I'm interested - it ...
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Can I use more than one internet provider at the same time?

Usually a home router has only one uplink connection, enabling a single internet provider at a time. But suppose I hack my router (ie. installing linux), could I use 2 internet providers then?
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How can I unite two LAN connections on one network?

The small flat in which I live is designed for two students. I manage to pay the entirety of the rent myself, so I'm living by myself, but I have 2 LAN outlets in the flat. I wish to configure a local ...
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Can I connect a switch to a router?

Ok sorry if this is the most basic question in the world but for years I have needed more ethernet ports in my room and my whole house is wired with 1 ethernet port in each room, I also wanted to be ...
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Why is my Iomega StorCenter Not Recognized Using port 8888 — Airport Extreme Configuration?

Problem I have an Iomega StorCenter ix2-200d, but I think this question would apply to the Iomega StorCenter products in general as I am at the very begining of the setup process. Environment The ...
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Port forwarding stopped working in my Linksys WRT54G2 Linksys router

How to do it again? I had simply forwarded needed ports (e.g. for counter strike, ftp, http etc)) but now with same system, same OS and same router and settings, it's not working. Tried setting router ...
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How will a router with NAT disabled behave?

Just a quick, somewhat newbie question... I noticed that my home router has the option to disable NAT. How will the router behave with NAT turned off? Will it simply broadcast all incoming traffic to ...
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Netgear Router missing Wireless Configuration Menu Link

I have a Netgear WiFi router DG834G v3. On it it says it's a WiFi, ADSL 2+ modem, switch, etc. There is an antenna on the back and a WiFi indicator on the front. However, when I connect to it via the ...
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What N+ modem routers with VOIP exist?

i'm looking to purchase an N+ wireless router with built in voip capabilities. why n+, because i have some bad interference with my crappy (old) 802.11b Netgear Wtg624 router + nb1300 modem (yes, ...
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Why does my idle connections (MSN/SSH/etc) always disconnect when I'm torrenting? (Using Tomato Firmware)

My max connections in Tomato Firmware is 8192, and current connection counts at 2000+, so it shouldnt be that. Any idea what I can do to rememdy this issue? Thanks!
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Can Only Access Limited Sites with WIRELESS; WIRED works perfectly

I'm trying to remotely assist a friend with a problem the likes of which I've never seen before. He has a new HP Win7 laptop works perfectly when using a WIRED connection to his home network (Comcast ...
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Why am I unable to reach local network computers, but able to browse the web?

I have a weird problem. Today after turning my Ubuntu 9.10 PC on I can't connect to my local network, but I can use the Internet. We have a single Windows 2003 server machine that acts as a local main ...
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Problems with Vista and displaying webpages

I have Windows Vista on my computer, and it says it has a very good connection to my wireless router, but it doesn't display any webpages in Firefox or IE. It just says "Can't find this page". Any ...
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Internet is slow with ANY router

I just signed up for service with Time Warner cable in Dallas, TX. I am supposed to get 7Mbps down w/ bursting to 10Mbps. If I connect the cable modem directly to my PC, I get the advertised speed. If ...
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How do I connect these networks?

Help me complete this network. I have a cable modem going to a switch. The switch has various devices connected to it. A few computers and a wireless router. I have a a number of computers ...
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Why is web browsing slow when I use a router, while torrents are fine?

I don't know if this is happening to anyone else. I am fairly sure my router may be dying. When I connect my computer to the cable modem directly, I get great internet service. Large downloads like ...
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Why do i have to power off and on my router every once in awhile?

It seems my router gets frozen once in awhile and i have to power it off and on. Why do i have to do this?
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Will a wireless n and a wireless g router interfere with each other?

I would like to buy a new wireless n router but keep my wireless g router for the sake of supporting older wifi-enabled devices. Can i put these 2 routers next to each other and configure them so they ...
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Network configuration

This is my situation: Router A: IP 192.168.1.1 Mask 192.168.1.0/24 - Connected to the internet. Server: - Interface eth0: inet addr:10.1.1.125 Mask:255.255.255.0 (connected to router B) - Interface ...
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Find router on network

I've just bought a Belkin N+ Wireless Router. When I plug it directly into my computer I can navigate to its setup page at 192.168.2.1 - however, when I plug it into a random part of the network it ...
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Weird network problem

I've asked this on other sites before, and nobody can quite seem to figure out what's wrong. I have a Netgear WGR614 v6 router in my home network, with two computers attached. A desktop (Windows 7 / ...
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Dynamic DNS update script for a DDWRT router - Help with scripting needed

I'm running a WRT54GL with DD WRT, and having my domain hosted at zoneedit. For some reason, automatic dynamic DNS clients don't seem to work- they get the ipaddress of what i believe is a proxy ...
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Connecting a 2Wire modem/router to another router

I want to hook a Linksys router to my 2wire modem/router (2701HG-b) to share my Internet connection. I ran from an open port from the 2wire to the WAN port of the Linksys but it will not work. I did ...
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Load balancing router can't connect to VPN

I'm working on Windows XP Pro. I have 2 internet connections - one cable, one ADSL - and I'm trying to hook up using a load balancing router (D-Link DI-LB604). Everything is working just great - ...
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How to find out DNS server IP used by my router

I am using Comcast. And my router is set up to acquire DNS server automatically. How can I find out the IP address of the DNS server used by my router? I am using Windows. Is there some Windows ...
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advanced home routers for filtering internet activity

Are there any 'advanced' routers that would do things like: store all urls visited or attempted to access on computers connected to the router? block certain urls whitelist urls Does this exist or ...
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Open-source firewall/router software (alternative to Kerio WinRoute) [closed]

I'm looking for an open-source alternative to Kerio WinRoute. Specifically, I want the PC running it to act as a firewall, router & bandwidth manager. Of the features I'm looking to use are: ...
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When I open a specific website, I am switched to my router’s password web page. Why does this happen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Opening a specific website switches me to my router’s password web page My router is Huawei MT880. When I open the my website that i m hosting, a dialog box asking ...
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Tomato QoS: Why is some traffic unclassified when there are classifications for it?

Ok, I am trying to tweak my router to give priority to some traffic. My classifications seem to cover just about everything but I still see ~60 to ~80% of the traffic as unclassified: TCP ...
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Is it possible to use IPv6 in LAN with router only supporting IPv4?

My router (Belkin N1 Vision) seem to only support IPv4. The problem is that i'm trying to get Windows 7 Homegroup going and it requires IPv6. I'm trying to connect home computer which is connected to ...
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Accessing home network through wireless router

I have a linksys router and 2 computers, one on wireless, the other connected directly to the router. I would like to connect to the wired machine from the wireless machine using Remote Desktop and ...
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How to record and replay http interactions?

Is there a tool I can use in Windows to record and then programmatically (i.e. under a script or batch file) replay a specific interchange between a browser (either Firefox or IE) and a website? ...
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How do I find out if I am behind a firewall?

OK, so I live in an apartment that offers me internet, but I have no idea through who, or what type. It is pretty dang fast, thats all I know. I have all of my computers running through my router, ...
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What is the advantage of Dual-Band Wireless?

I've been looking around for a good wireless router, and I've been seeing a lot of dual-band routers, but everyone I've asked at the stores seems to give me a different answer as to what it actually ...
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Quiet, low-power Router, DNS and Firewall on a UNIX network? [closed]

What is the best hardware device for running my DNS, Firewall and acting as a ADSL Router? Wifi sharing would be nice and running Linux would be a massive advantage too.
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Router blocks traffic because no D flag

Not sure if it is the right place to ask the question.. I have a following issue On my desktop computer I can't access internet. Precisely, i can't ping router. However I can ping other machines on ...
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How to make linux have fixed IP address

I have window server 2008 installed. Inside that ihave installed ubuntu using VMware Now i want that ubuntu should always have local ip of 10.0.11.5. How can i configue that. I am using Netgear ...
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home servers and wireless router

I have 4 servers at home that I use for hosting several websites, mail, database. Lately traffic has been increased more than double in the last couple weeks from 2K unique visitors to about 4K unique ...
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HTTP/1.0 401 Authorization Required?

When I try to login into our Thomson SpeedTouch router using IE8, I get the following error : HTTP/1.0 401 Authorization Required The prompt act like I have typed a wrong password, it work fine ...
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How to prevent skype from hogging bandwidth?

ADSL (6 Mbps / 768 Kbps ) D-Link DIR-625 Router Hi Guys, Whenever one of my family members uses skype video to chat with friends it interferes with other internet tasks... particularly: SIP / ...