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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My Internet Connection Keeps Disconnecting at regular intervals

I have a Cable modem connected to a router (Linksys WRT54G) I use internet on my Desktop PC using a Wireless Adapter (NETGEAR WG111) I am using Windows Vista. I tried few things like Contacting ...
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Can I send a Wake On LAN packet without broadcasting?

I am attempting to send WOL packets to a series of machines, which works when the machine sending the packet is connected to the destination by one or more switches, but if the packet needs to cross a ...
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router with mixed-mode enabled - does it really cripple speeds for all?

Hey all, If I have a router that has "mixed mode" enabled to allow b, g, and n devices, it is true that n devices will suffer in reduced bandwidth if there are any non-n devices connected? I found ...
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Periodically reboot dd-wrt

I have a Linksys Router with dd-wrt installed on. Due to some problems, I would like to periodically reboot the router (let's say at 0:00 everyday). How would I do that?
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How do I bridge my Westell 9100 with another router?

I switched ISPs, and the new router/modem they gave me is a Westell 9100 VM60-10. I'm having all sorts of wireless problems with it, so I'd like to use it as a simple data bridge to my old router (...
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If a computer is connected to internet via wireless and lan both, which way Internet traffic would flow?

How does this actually work? How different ip addresses on ethernet adapter and wireless adapter are handled for internet data? I know these ip are translated in NAT table but the whole process ...
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wireless router - configuring for low-latency, high traffic environment

Hey all, I have a few questions about configuring a router to achieve low-latency, high speed throughput on a local area network that is not connected to the internet. I've read up on some stuff, but ...
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wired connection slower than wireless connection

i have a TL-WR641G/642G 108M Wireless LAN Router. im currently putting my wireless settings to 108 mbps(danamic). i live with my roommate who is using a laptop,while im using desktop(cable connected ...
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How to get allot all the bandwidth on computer

I have a router(with wire). Shared by a computer and a laptop. Now, I'm pissed of every time the other party(laptop) uses the connection because my downloads slows down. Is there any way I could have ...
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Unable to access certain websites, an issue with router/ISP?

For the past few weeks, I'm unable to access particular websites from home. I can't access LinkedIn.com, HSBC, paypal, the Project Kenai website, amongst others. I'm able to access facebook, fedora ...
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How can I share my laptop 3G connection with another laptop using Wi-Fi?

I have an Intel laptop with Wi-Fi running Windows Vista, and connected to the Internet using the Huawei 3G key. Can I share this connection using Wi-Fi with another laptop/device? I can't find an ad ...
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Can't find advanced settings on my SMC router

Trying to change my SMC router's WAn setting to use opendns dns. Following the instructions: https://store.opendns.com/setup/device/smc I don't see advanced settings anywhere, and none of the menu ...
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Port forwarding for VNC on Dynalink RTA1335 not working

I've vnc-java running on an Ubuntu box, with the IP address 192.168.1.68, using port 5800 (because port 5900 is being used for normal VNC). If I connect to 192.168.1.68:5800 using another computer on ...
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Netgear router-speed problem after XBox use

When my son is at my place at the weekend, he plays XBox Live over the internet, using my wireless network (Netgear 'g' type router). This usually thrashes & crashes the router to the extent I ...
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Should I use a router in my home network when I have just one computer?

Should I use a router only for QoS and Security purposes, when I don't have more than one computer?
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how can I reconnect DSL in cisco router 877w

I've configured ADSL and added new public LAN IPs for the router. How can I reconnect DSL connection and apply the new configuration without executing the command reload? These are the commands I am ...
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2nd/3rd version of wireless network appears

I replaced an old SpeedTouch ADSL router with a Netgear DG384 that I have and whilst doing so decided to change the wireless password. For this question assume my wireless network SSID is DeddersHome. ...
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Do I Need a “Cable” Router?

I am looking to upgrade all of the components on my internal network. New wires, new router.. I am going to replace my Linksys BEFSR41 cable router and wanted to know - do I need to replace it with ...
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Expanding our home network

Currently we have a D-Link DI-524, which is a wireless router with 4 wired Ethernet ports, and an uplink port. The uplink port is plugged into the cable modem, and 2 of the 4 Ethernet ports have our ...
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What could be the cause of randomly getting “No route to host” errors when trying to ssh or sftp?

The computers are within the same network using WLAN. The error doesn't always show. Sometimes I can connect without a fuss, and sometimes the error shows.
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Configure LAN Router To Prevent Illegal Torrenting?

Scenario I have a typical broadband setup at home (It's a flatshare I have no control over who uses the house) and I want to prevent anyone using it from illegally downloading via torrents etc. ...
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How do I build a great home router?

My trusty old WRT54G seems to have stopped working and I have an old Dell around, so I thought "why not use the old computer as a router?" Where can I find good information on setting up this machine ...
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What changes do I need to make to my wireless network to avoid these 25s ping times?

My house is kind of long-ish, and I need wireless coverage across the whole house. I have 4 roommates, and our rooms are all at opposite ends of the house. The cable modem can't be moved. Running ...
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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 didn'...
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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?