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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Internet monitor/filter solution for home network

I am looking for a simple and cheap way to monitor/filter internet usage on my home network. The solution should not be machine or OS specific, and it needs to be somewhat difficult to circumvent. I'...
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How to disable internet access at night on the router?

I have an internet connection that I'd like to be enabled only during the day. With multiple household internet devices, this would need to be something disabled at the level of the router. I don't ...
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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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Can I set up a website on a wifi router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hotel like Wifi manager Sounds like a silly question, but bear with me.. If you go into Peet's Coffee and access the wifi, you're taken to a web page that requires a 4-...
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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 ...
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Could installing DD-WRT speed up my Internet?

I believe that my router's firmware is causing me to get much lower Internet speeds than I should be getting. This is true for general browsing, downloading large files and uploading files. Would ...
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Wifi is slower than Ethernet cable connection?

I configured my new router and noticed that WiFi connection is way slower than Ethernet connection. Ethernet connection giving a download speed of ~60Mbps and upload speed of ~30Mbps while the Wifi ...
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Windows 10 wifi issue: “Can't connect to this network”

A little background - I have a Lenevo G50 which was running Windows 8.1 up until a few months back. Then came along the free upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft updated the laptop OS to windows 10, and ...
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Is my router “clogged” after short time of heavy usage?

I have a cheap TP-Link TL-WR340G/TL-WR340GD router. I feel like after a short session of heavy downloading or uploading, it becomes "clogged". Websites do not respond, connections drop, etc. When I ...
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Can I to use 2 adsl lines simultaneously?

I've got a ADSL Router linked to a hub/switch, where are linked all PCs in my house. In my neighborhood I can get the line speed only to max of 600 kbps. I was thinking about contract another 600 kbps ...
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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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What is the actual IP address of my computer

I am testing out to see whats my IP address but depending on which website I used , I get different IP address . I am using a router If i use this , My IP address is If i use this , My IP address ...
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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 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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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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Static routing on a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND

My home network setup looks like this: Both routers are TP-Link TL-WR1043ND routers. The basement router handles all devices in the house that are connected via cable, handing out addresses for ...
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Why can't routers use MAC addresses instead of private/local IP addresses?

I understand the reason public IP addresses are necessary to be that if we only had MAC to move data between one host and another, the entire Internet would be one massively flat network. But what is ...
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Accessing Windows from Linux/Mac by name using TCP/IP

What are some solutions to access Windows by its computer name from Linux and Mac using TCP/IP. That is, from terminal I want to be able to ping my Windows PCs using its host name. My setup is: ...
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Traffic not being forwarded through NAT

I have a router which provides internet access using NAT, and a client Linux box (A) which is connected to this router on eth0. This Linux box also has a wlan interface, wlan0; what I would like is ...
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Routing a particular subnet into a VPN tunnel

My network looks like this: I'm trying configure my router so that the subnet (192.168.2.0/24) is routed over the VPN tunnel (tun0) on the gateway/router. While at the same time clients on the ...
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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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Use DSL Modem/Wireless Router as a dumb wireless router

I have a DSL connection and my company gave me a wired DSL modem. Right now I don't have a wireless router, what I have is another DSL Modem (Actiontec GT701-WG) that has wireless functionality. I ...
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SOHO NETGEAR wireless router disconnects when downloading torrents

I have a NETGEAR WGT624 wireless router at home which dies when there is a heavy torrent load. I open up my torrent client and it downloads for about 5 to 10 minutes and it continues to increase the ...
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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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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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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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How to check wifi networking standard of current connection

Both my router and my wireless networking card support the standards 802.11a/b/g/n but as I'm only getting speeds around 30-40 Mbit/s I suspect that it's the g standard being used instead of n. Now, I'...
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How can I increase the WiFi client limit on a Huawei B153?

Update Basically @NoUsername's contribution solved my issue. But I found it a bit tricky to actually "override" the JavaScript, the key problem is that the configuration page reloads quite ...
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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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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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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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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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how do torrent clients circumvent router's firewall?

Could anyone please explain me how the deluge torrent client can get incoming requests to my local machine from the Internet, while I'm behind router's firewall and do not have any port forwarding etc....
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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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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 router connect back to itself over Internet and why?

As it it sates in title. Every router I had couldn't connect back to itself over Internet, for example: I open forward port 22 for ssh on my PC. I try to connect to that ssh with other PC in same ...
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“WAN: disabled” when connecting router to cable modem

I am trying to set up internet access with a Linksys WRT54G router (DD-WRT, set as a AP) and a Motorola/Arris SB6121 cable modem which uses WOW!. The problem is that the router can’t connect to the ...
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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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How to configure router to give XBox top priority and the most bandwidth?

I have a "D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N" wireless router and an XBox 360 with the old-style wireless connection thing (usb attachment). I want to configure my router/network to give my XBox as much ...
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Windows 7 Internet Sharing - How to have simultaneous Internet Access to my client

The condition: I'm running on windows 7, I'm using a usb broad band for my computer, then my computer is connected to the router tp-link tl-wr340g (in this sense my computer is the internet source ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do some of my devices show up twice on my routers DHCP list?

I bought a new router yesterday, but I dont think that's relevant because on my previous router it happened too. The only difference now is that my first router wasn't dualband and this new one is. So ...
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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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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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Tweaking SNR margin without telnet

I need to tweak my router's SNR margin. I know it can be done by telnet but my router's telnet and ssh are disabled. And I cannot find a way to enable telnet ( How can I enable Telnet on a router ) ...
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I can’t ping my router from the outer [closed]

I am trying to remote the server of my company from my home. I enter the router of the company and I get this info: Internet, IPv4 POST LuxFibre LAN1 NG, IP address: 10.244.149.239 But I also ...
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looking to extend wifi range

I currently have a trendnet ac1750 router it sits in one end of the house. Would it be best to get another one for elsewhere im the house or use a access point? Is there a product that works better ...