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 can I minimize the amount my router slows down my Internet connection speed?

Background I'm working with what I assume is a pretty common Internet setup: a cable modem, a wireless router and a few Internet-connected devices. Lately, I've started being more demanding on my ...
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Trying to set up a home webserver using Ubuntu and Apache2

The steps I’ve taken: Installed Ubuntu on old laptop. Given the laptop a static IP address in local network of 10.1.1.12. Add a service to Netgear DG834GU router for port 80 TCP/UDP Set up a ...
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192.168.1.1 randomly switching between accessing VDSL modem, and accessing the wireless router.

I'm having trouble with my home network, since I've started using a new wireless router. The setup is a Zyxel VDSL Modem pluged into the wall, and connected to a TP-LINK modem via the ethernet ports. ...
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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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Duplicate MAC but different IP on home router

Would it be possible to have duplicate MAC addresses but different IPs on a home router? My questions are listed below. I don't have computers with the same MAC. The second connection displays no ...
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downloads stall at 99% or so

Often when I try to download a large file, it stalls at 99% or so and never completes. I think I read somewhere that this problem could have something to do wireless routers. What can I do about ...
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How does Network Address Translation (NAT) works on a home router? [duplicate]

I have three computers connected to a router at home. I am sure my router has only one address. When the packet arrives from computer 1, the source IP is translated to the router IP address. Let's ...
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Can I make two wireless routers communicate using the wireless?

I want to make a setup like this: cable modem <-cable-> wireless router 1 <-wireless-> wireless router 2 in another room <-cables-> PCs in another room Basically, I want to extend my ...
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Why do some WiFi routers block multicast packets going from wired to wireless?

I have worked with dozens of consumer grade WiFi routers, and they have been really hit-or-miss with this, though it seems to be getting better. Example of issue: A device that can be discovered ...
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Do different positions of the antenna on a wireless router make any difference?

Often, the antenna of a wireless router can be moved in many directions. Does it make a difference as to which way it points? Should it point toward the device(s) using it? Should multiple antennas ...
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What are the disadvantages (if any) of accessing the internet through two or more “chained” routers?

My Problem I just got internet setup in my dorm room at school through a third-party provider. The modem they gave me, however, also functions as a wireless router. I also have my own router with ...
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How can I set my computer up for remote SSH access?

I have a Linux machine that I can access by SSH from my laptop when I am inside my house, but when I am using another Internet connection, I can't connect. What do I need to do? I have Verizon DSL ...
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How to perform “Wake-on-Lan” from TP-WR741N (or similar) to LAN

I have a perfectly running TP-WR741ND router with its native firmware (probably not so important, but here it is: 3.12.4 Build 100910 Rel.57694n). The router is connected directly to LAN PC's ...
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Can my landlord access my personal network because he controls the upstream connection?

Can my landlord access the things on my personal router's network because he controls the upstream connection? For example: the DLNA on my NAS, a public file share on my NAS, or the media server ...
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Does All LAN Traffic Travel Through A Router

I have a very simple question: if I have a router (DHCP enabled - leasing IP addresses between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254) with a switch plugged in, and I plug two computers into the switch, will ...
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What does “On-link” mean on the result of “route print” command?

I'm using Windows 7. When I type "route print" under command prompt, I get a IPv4 Route Table with several "On-link" values under the Gateway column. For example, like this one: IPv4 Route Table ...
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Wireless router that supports Bonjour between wire- and wireless- connected machines

At home I have an ADSL modem that I use also as router. For the record, it is a DavoLink DV-2020 provided by Tele2 in the Netherlands. It turns out that if a computer is connected with a cable to the ...
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Connecting to the GoPro wifi network through a router

I have a GoPro Hero3+ camera, and I want to stream it to my PC. Looking online there are many guides to doing just that, but they all require me to be on the same wifi network as the GoPro itself. My ...
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Why does my Internet slow to a crawl unless I reboot my router every few days?

A few weeks ago, I noticed that my Internet connection had slowed down to a crawl. I waited a few days hoping it would go away on its own, but it didn't get better. So I asked this question about how ...
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How can I setup a win 7 PC as a router?

I have an industrial PC with 4 Ethernet port, I would like to use this PC as a router on windows 7. Before we used Ubuntu so there is an open source solutiosn, but unfortunately the UPS power supply ...
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Connect Router with Access Point by WiFi

Is it possible to connect a Router with an Access Point by pure WiFi?
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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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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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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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Bonding two wifi adapters

I saw a network once that used bonding (some people called it "port trunking") to combine two network cards into a single connection to get twice the bandwidth. I have a slow Wifi network with not so ...
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Finding bandwith used by individual computers in a Home network

We have 3 computers connected wirelessly to Netgear WGR Router, which is connected to internet. Is there anyway I can find out the individual comp's bandwidth consumption at any point in time and a ...
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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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Am I properly using a router in my dorm room? Or is it acting like a switch in this case?

I recently hooked up my router—a TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router—to my Ethernet jack in my dorm room. I am using it as a switch for my consoles and computer. However I could not get it to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 massive, flat network. But what is ...
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Wake-On-Lan - Behind Two Routers

So here is my current network setup: There is a central 'Cisco' router for the apartment. I connect wirelessly using an old router of mine (WRT54Gv2) with DD-WRT installed as a client to the central ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...