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 wifi router to a cable modem router?

Here's the thing: I have a cable modem router (Thomson TCW710) with wifi-g that I rent from my cable company. I would like to use a wireless-n router (D-Link DIR-655, that I received for free) with it ...
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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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Windows 8 doesn't automatically join Wi-Fi network if Ethernet connection is active; router prevents Ethernet devices from seeing some Wi-Fi devices

In Windows 7, my laptop would automatically join both an Ethernet network and the Wi-Fi network in my house (both going through the same router). In Windows 8, if the Ethernet connection is present, ...
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Why do most routers not include local DNS?

I need to change my firewall/router, and I'd prefer something with built-in DNS to resolve queries on the local subnets. I've got a mixed Linux/Windows system, often with only one computer turned on, ...
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How to monitor the network traffic on a router?

Here's my current network set-up: we have 3 users connecting to a Thomson Gateway router (TG585 v8) provided by my ISP. We are connecting over an ADSL line. The problem is that we have a limited data ...
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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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Configuration for Router Behind Uverse 2Wire

I have a 2Wire Uverse router(RG). I'm not particularly fond of it and want to use it as a modem only. I have a Linksys router with Tomato firmware on it and want that to be configured as the router. ...
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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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Connecting to localhost with smartphone: possible?

I am currently developing a mobile PHP project on localhost (or, to be more precise, a locally hosted website reachable at http://azgoth/) on my desktop computer and wish to check out how the design ...
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Setting D-Link Modem in “Bridge mode”

I am trying to extend the wireless network in my house. I have a cable modem attached to a D-Link DIR-635 wireless router. This works fine if I am in the part of the house near the router. I have ...
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Modem -> Firewall -> Switch -> Wireless?

I'm setting up a home network for the first time. The best solution for setup that I've come up with is to have 1 wireless router serve as the firewall between the modem and switch, and another serve ...
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enabling loopback NAT

I have a Qwest Aciontec Q1000 modem/router combo, which does not support loopback. I run a webserver on the LAN, and when I'm on the LAN, I can only access it by its local IP 192.168.0.201. When I'm ...
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Frequent WiFi disconnects on laptop when not charged

I have a weird wireless connection problem. The whole thing started today, when I installed my new router a D-Link DIR635 model after my previous router became very unreliable and faulty. I use this ...
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Zeppelin Air speakers causing interference on wireless network

My dad recently bought the new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air speaker system. They allow you to stream music from a computer and other devices to the Zepellin without the need for wires. ...
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How to access a site you host from within your own network?

I have web site being hosted on my computer, so that mysite.com is served from one of my machines. However, even though everyone else can access this site normally, if I type its name (or, indeed, any ...
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Basic (cheap) wireless router recommendation for home [closed]

So, it looks like within a couple weeks we will finally be graduating from dial-up (a super user on dial-up? I know, I know). My dad has tasked me with finding out about a wireless router; he seems to ...
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Why do I see router and not my real IIS?

I am trying to access IIS through web but unable to do so. Basically I have a router (which functions as router and modem) that is given by ISP and I have another router connected to the router given ...
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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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Host name resolution on a home network

I have several machines (both virtual and physical) in my internal network at home. Currently I have to connect via 1P addresses. The one main machine I connect with to all the other machines is ...
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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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Network for a large house

I'm not sure this is the right place to post this but couldn't find a networking site or similar! Let me know, if this is wrong! Later this year, I'm moving into a large (3-story) house of 10 people. ...
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Which Wifi Channel should I use? [closed]

Very confused. I'm using inSSiDer, WiFi Overview 360 and Wifi Analyzer apps to try to determine the best wifi channel to use. Assuming all channels are in use and there are about 20 different users ...
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How can I capture packets going from my router to a specific server?

I have a small local network in my house that has two computers connected to a modem-router. I want to capture the packets going from the router to a specific server (I know the IP address of the ...
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How to reset a Fritz!Box DSL router to factory settings?

I need to change the setting of router Fritz Box. The setting were set by another person. I can't connect to router using cable, may be standard port or address were changed. So the only option is to ...
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How can I make my router connect to the internet through a computer?

I have a router using DD-WRT firmware. I also have a computer that has a 3g wireless connection. How can I tell my router to access the internet through my computer? [edit: the computer with access ...
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Convert a router to a switch?

I have a couple of modem/routers that came with ISP services that are no longer being used. At the moment I have the current ISP's router running the wireless network and a wired portion to a couple ...
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How to open ports on router for better torrent performance

I've been using utorrent to download and upload torrents for a long time. Recently someone told me that I need to open port(s) for utorrent from my router settings for better downloading and uploading ...
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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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Make SATA drive a router drive

I have a 1 TB seagate SATA hdd, i want to connect it to my linksys wireless router using ethernet... *I dont want to buy a new Drive, but use an existing one, maybe with some kind of external casing. ...
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Why my Port Forwarding rule is not working?

I'm a total noob about TCP/IP, and try to set a port forwarding rule. What I'm trying to do is this: I have multiple computers connected to my router (zyxel p-660hw-t1 v2), one of them is working ...
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How does Http server distinguish between computers behind a router

HTTP servers usually operate at port 80. Yet NAT routers as most are these days assign port to outgoing requests so they would know when request is returned that which computer connected to it, it's ...
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Odd port 46253 activity getting through the firewall

I've been reviewing the log file for my personal router/firewall WGR614v9 and, though I have 8 active hosts on the network, I keep seeing connections to port 46253 to one of the Windows7 hosts at ...
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Locally, External IP Resolves to Router Admin

I have a Belkin F5D7230-4 router, and I don't have many problems with it, however one thing which has always bugged me is that its admin page is accessible locally via two locations: 192.168.2.1 and ...
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(Sort of) bridge superhub with netgear router WGR614V9

I've got a virgin super hub (sigh), and a netgear WGR614V9 plugged into eachother. They form two separate networks in the house. The WGR614V9 has a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and the superhub has a ...
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Sharing internet from a Router to Switch

We have a TP-Link (TD-W8951ND) Modem Router : Internet Connection from BSNL, India. D-Link DES-1024D 24-Port Switch : 16 Computers connected and we have a local site running which will be accessed ...
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Multiple internet connections being used.

Say, on my computer I happen to have three internet sources. USB tether from my phone WiFi to my home network Ethernet to another router different from my wifi. I want to use 1 to brows the web. ...
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Basic routing table for LAN IP

I know some of you may have CCNA / networking experience, so I hope that you can answer the following question for me. How does an industry standard router handle local IP's, with two connected ...
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Why is my router limiting the speed of connection?

I pay for a 50Mbit/s connection. When I connect modem from ISP directly to my PC, the speed is OK. But since we share this connection, I have to use router. It's nothing archaic, TP-LINK TL-R402M, ...
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Can I run a router with a lower voltage power adapter?

The power adapter for my Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 router died - its output was 10V, 1000mA. I've tried using a replacement adapter (7.5V, 1000mA) and so far it works. Is this situation stable, or should ...
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How can I get my router and Inprocomm IPN2220 wireless network card connected?

Problem I can not connect to my Techniclan WAR-54G router's personal wireless network via my older Acer Travelmate 2300 XP Pro laptop that uses a InProComm IPN2220 wireless network card. However, ...
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How to connect 2 routers (Asmax and D-link) RJ11 vs RJ45 issue

I just bought a new router, D-link DSL 2641B and want to connect it to another one, provided by my ISP, Asmax AR 804MP. Previously, I had Linksys WRT350N, and there was no problem, while I had ...
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Can I use a ethernet splitter to connect a router to two devices? [duplicate]

I have a portable mini wireless router with different functions (AP/Client/Router). Can I use a ethernet splitter to give internet access to two devices? The router only has a ethernet port and ...
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Network disconnect with netgear router

I buy a netgear R6250 for my home. I have more than 10 devices connected by wifi, so it seem be good to this. But, I have a problem with it: I lost internet connection some times. I need to ...
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win xp wifi networking

I have 2 pcs with win xp and a wifi router ( without outgoing internet connection )...my job was to connect them over wifi to share some files. router was properly configured, both computers connected ...
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Changing router GATEWAY IP using CLI

I'm setting up my load balance router with 3 ISPs, 2 of the modems have the same GATEWAY IP. Any idea how to change Huawei BM622i GATEWAT IP? I can't get to work using the web interface. So, ...
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Do cheap routers overload easily when there are many devices connected to it, and how do I fix it?

Here in the UK, everytime you sign up to an ISP they will provide you with a router to connect at home. These are usually cheap netgear home routers (the one I'm using is a DGN-1000SP) with a basic ...
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5GHZ Band transmission range is extremely short

I recently got a new NETGEAR WNDR4300. It is dual band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 2.4GHz band works fine, but the 5GHz band's transmission power is incredibly short. I'd say you can stand up to 3 feet ...
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Prolink router telnet remote management

I have a Prolink H5204 router. When I type 192.168.1.1, I can configure my router (as expected) but when I type my public internet IP address I can also configure my router. So I want to stop this ...
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Can I set up multiple accounts on DD-WRT?

I want to set up multiple accounts on DD-WRT (accounts meaning, username-password pairs). Specifically, I want one to be used primarily for remote web management (though there is no reason to restrict ...
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Browser can only open Google and MSN

I have setup vlan on my router using DD-WRT. Everything works fine except vlan2 computer can only visit google.com and msn.com (they got unable to display the page when visit amazon or ebay). When I ...