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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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 for ...
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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 192.168.1....
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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? Here’...
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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 / ...
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How to configure DHCP for a wifi access point in front of a DSL router

What's the general procedure for adding a wifi access point to a DSL modem connection. That is, I've got DSL router -> Desktop computer and I want to get to DSL router -> Wireless router -&...
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Home router for higher network loads [closed]

I'm trying to find a replacement for my ASUS WL500GP router. Some constraints: my ISP now provides 120 Mbit bandwidth - the router must be able to handle it I have 3 computers and a laptop at home -...
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Global hosts in /etc/hosts file?

I have a Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server as my network router. Is it possible to set a global host in its /etc/hosts file, like: 127.0.0.1 www.foo.bar that redirects all requests (e.g. browsing ...
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Why can't my router handle heavy traffic from even just one computer?

Whenever I do anything much more demanding then web browsing over my internet connection (via a router), the latency goes from around 20ms to over a thousand. This makes streaming video and gaming a ...
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Can't login to router interface over RDP

I'm remoting into a windows7 machine with RDP over the internet, and when I try to log into the router (using IE8, Firefox or TELNET), he prompt keep acting like I've typed a wrong user/password. ...
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What firmware should I use on my router? [closed]

I've got a Linksys something or other router. I've never had any issues with the default firmware but have always wondered what I'm missing out on by not changing to a 3rd party more configurable ...
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Will using a 10/100 router stunt gigabit switch speeds for an internal network?

I have a 10/100 Verizon router. 3 computers are connected to this via Ethernet. I'd like to put a gigabit switch between the computers and router to enable gigabit speeds on the intranet. If the ...
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Access Other Computer via ADSL Modem and Router

My network configuration is like this ISP -> Modem -> Router -> Computer and the same goes for my friend. We want to share large files or to access each other's computer. The Passwords to login to ...
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How do I reset the WLAN “network security key” for my router?

I have a T-Sinus 154 DSL Router. I can connect machines to the Internet with it fine via network cable. But I want use WLAN but the WLAN was set up a long time ago but when I try to connect to it, I ...
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Draytek Vigor router problem with Apple Mac [closed]

A few weeks ago a Vigor 2820n router was installed at a customers site, to replace a faulty Belkin router which had faulty LAN ports causing problems for the EPOS system we supplied. Since then the ...
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DLink DI-524 Wireless Router - Too Weak - Suggestions for something more ballsy?

Just tried out The DLink DI-524 wireless router. Signal strength is good for up to maybe 50 feet. I was figuring on having it centrally located, then being able to access it both up and downstairs. ...
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Why am I getting such slow transfer rate over wired LAN?

I have a Linksys WRT400N. Im trying to copy 400GB of data over LAN from one PC to another. Im getting 7-8MB/s over wireless AND wired. I have 10/100/1000 network cards in all PCs. Anything I can do ...
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Linksys WRT54GC v2.0 - all connection lights flashing

I have just received a Linksys WRT54GC router of a friend. Apparently it has stopped working. All lights on it are flashing apart from the power and wireless light. I have read of similar issues ...
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Does a Cable Modem work like a DSL Modem when it comes to use a Router?

Long title, short question :) I moved over from Europe to the USA. In Europe, I am used to DSL (over the phone line), but here in California, Internet over the TV Cable seems to be most common, with ...
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Why can't I connect to my router's config page with Windows 7?

I've got a Belkin wireless router, and just bought a new Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I can connect to the Internet and my home network just fine, but when I try to visit my router's ...
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Router on Ubuntu

My system is an Ubuntu 9.10. I want to use my new router but it can't get access to the internet at all. It works with all my Windows machines so the router seems to work. My /etc/network/interfaces ...
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How to ssh a computer over a router

At home I have a linux machine behind a router. How can I ssh it?
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Home network clogged by wireless laptop downloading bittorrents

On my home network I have one wireless Belkin router, a desktop PC and a laptop. My PC is plugged straight into the router. The laptop uses wireless. When ever the laptop downloads bittorrent, it ...
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Port Forwarding seems to be locked by Wireless Router ISP : How to bypass?

First time here ! So here is my little situation : I have purchased an Wireless IP Camera which I have correctly set up to work on my Wireless Router. Here are the IPs : Wireless Router : 192.168.1....
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Which WiFi routers have the Quality of Service feature?

I read about monitoring and limiting bandwidth can be done on routers which have a Quality of Service feature, but which routers have this feature? Which would you recommend. I read about the QoS ...
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Block P2P traffic on a Linksys router WRT54G with Tomato firmware

I'm running a small wireless network (6 to 10 users) on a Linksys WRT54G with Tomato firmware sharing an Internet connection. I don't want the users to download files with BitTorrent (mainly used) and ...