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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What kind of router specs do I need to run OpenVPN at full throttle?

I just updated my router firmware to the latest version of DD-WRT and configured OpenVPN for Private Internet Access. My download speeds dropped from 50 Mbps to about 6.5. I get pretty close to max ...
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iptables - How to mirror all ports from one IP to a single port on another IP

I would like to set up IP tables on my router to mirror traffic on all ports from 192.168.1.30 and send it to 192.168.1.10:5860 I think I need to combine the two commands below, but I'm at a loss. ...
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D-Link DIR-655 WAN port bottleneck

I am trying to re-purpose a DIR-655 for its NAT features and put it as a second network inside my main one like so: The idea is that the second network is my own development zone which I can pack ...
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WBR-6011 router firmware upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade my Level One WBR-6011 router firmware to 1.00.08 I have downloaded from official site. From administration page I do choose file and upload. After half an hour I'm back to my ...
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set Cisco SPI firewall to high, but allow SIP traffic?

How can I set the SPI firewall settings to "high" for the router, and yet allow SIP traffic? If I set the firewall to medium, the call will connect but I don't hear anything.
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AT&T U-Verse modem/router to router is very slow

I have an ASUS RT-N66U router behind the AT&T U-Verse supplied 2wire modem/router on a 24Mbps connection. The ASUS is behind the U-Verse 2wire modem, as I want to use OpenDNS and wireless N and ...
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Setting up port forwarding on secondary router with restricted config access to primary router

I can connect to Router 1 over wifi which is connected to the internet. I do not have access to Router 1's config settings to change any DNS, port forwarding, etc. What I was hoping to do is connect ...
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Wifi password on motorola SBG941 reverts after a short period of time following a change

So, I have a Motorola SBG941 router and I'd like to change the wireless password from the default, in theory this should work fine. And it does... sorta, I can change the password but it reverts ...
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PCs and printer are unable to communicate with each other even if they both can communicate with the router over wifi

both my printer and my PC are connect to the router (DLink DIR-605L) using WIFI and internet is working on my PC. My printer works only if I connect my PC to router over a ethernet cable but it ...
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WLAN: Domestic Router only handling up to 15 clients

I guess this could be a problem concerning: processor, memory or bandwidth. I have a TL WR841nd router, and I need to connect 35 tablets into it via Wireless. Just WLAN! no Internet. However, the ...
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Pinging a cellular router

I have a cellular router that currently has a 3G SIM card plugged into it. I'd like to be able to access the devices behind my router by sending and receiving data over cellular WAN. As a first step, ...
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TP-Link Router Configuration

This is the network configuration in our building.(Below Linked Image) Computer 1 , Computer 2, and Computer 3 and Wifi router D are connected to switch using wired ethernet. Laptop D1 and Laptop D2 ...
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Setting up a VPN and NAS connection

I want to be able to access my office data anywhere I can, I'm currently thinking about setting up a VPN, as far as I've read about it seems like what I need is a NAS where I will hold the data and a ...
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Problems with wireless printing with a dual band Linksys WRT1900AC router

I have a Linksys WRT1900AC router. I have both 5.0Ghz and 2.4Ghz wireless set to the same SSID name. The wireless printers don’t seem to connect (they’re both older printers) Can I get them to ...
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Computer suddenly not connecting to wi-fi

I have a Compaq desktop computer that I have put a D-Link Wi-Fi PCI card into. This card was installed a while ago, and has worked without problems up until today. When I woke up this morning none ...
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I need help configuring QoS settings to limit wifi bandwidth

i've been facing a lot of bandwidth problem lately when my family members connect to the internet and start taking all my bandwidth, i am connecting with an ethernet cable while they are all using ...
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Port forwarding failure on a Zyxel VMG8324-B10A

I’m trying to port forward a TeamSpeak 3 server, I’ve done this several times before with success. But now I have a new router and it doesn't seem like it wants to play nice. I confirmed that the ...
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Use computer name instead of ip address in heterogeneous environment

I have got a few machines all connected to a ISP supplied router; a Netgear CGD24G. I added a 1Gb switch because I have too many computers. Otherwise, machines connect to the home network either via ...
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Do I need to buy a modem along with the router?

I have the following modem/router http://www.amazon.com/AT-2Wire-3600HGV-Gateway-Wireless/dp/B0065PLIPK, that I got with my ATT connection. However, the network does not reach my room, not to mention ...
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Forward HTTP traffic to a server behind gateway

I have a server behind gateway, which means it’s only pingable internally. Now I want to forward traffic from a outside server to this internal server. I want to use socat like: socat ...
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configure CM820 router for port forwarding

I was told that I have to configure my Arris CM820 port forwarding to allow me to access my home security camera remotely. However, after I logged into my CM820, there was no where I could do this. ...
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Change DNS from 192.168.1.1

I am trying to use namebench to optimize my DNS server, and the result continues to list 192.168.1.1 as the best DNS server, despite my having changed the router’s (Asus RT-N53) settings to Google ...
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Computers on the network randomly try to contact ISP DHCP not router DHCP

I've been fighting with this issue for a few weeks, but one of my clients has Cox Communications as an ISP, with their standard modem, and a Netgear Nighthawk x6 router. Originally the client had ...
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unable to access internet from client VM which is connected to another Ubuntu VM acting as a router

I setup 3 ubuntu VMs on virtual box with the following configuration VM1(acting as router with 3 interfaces): interface1: bridged to wireless interface on host system(ubuntu 14.04) for internet ...
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Wireless network lost internet

I'm working on a network with 6 workstations, server, Netgear 16 port switch, Netgear Router R6250 and it has been chugging along for well over a year now. Yesterday, none of the wireless devices can ...
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40 Device Home and Home Office Network

For the most part I have around 40 devices connected via 4 unmanaged netgear switches and a prosafe router that is getting up there in age. In addition I have 2 WAPs (multi-story home), 1 newer and a ...
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Netgear DGND4000 ADSL configuration and slow connection

I live in Italy and I recently bought a DGND4000 Modem/Router from Netgear. I have configured the "Internet Setup" and the "ADSL settings" pages with the data given to me by the ISP. As ISP I use ...
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How to wirelessly access DD-WRT web interface when router is in bridge repeater mode?

How do you access the DD-WRT web interface for a router that is in bridge repeater mode? When I go to 192.168.1.2 it takes me to the AP's web interface. I'm supposed to be able to access the ...
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ASUS DD-WRT router 5ghz cutting out every 30 seconds

I recently flashed the latest build of dd-wrt onto my AC87 and set it up as a bridge repeater. The 5ghz network is blazing fast, but it cuts out every 30 seconds or so. It's only for a couple of ...
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How do I get a client to LAN VPN connection setup on a TL-ER6020 TP-Link Router using a shrew soft client?

I followed the guide on tp-links support page and I have attempted to call customer support to get this set up. When I try to connect the client, I get the following output: config loaded for site ...
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Accessing Asus RT AC68U while on Access Point

I've been trying to access my Asus router which has been set to access point with no avail. I tried softwares like Agnry IP Scanner and it just doesn't exist! I disconnected the router from the home ...
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Connect to both a wireless and wired connection simultaneously in windows 7

I have a client that needs to setup a small LAN at a trade show. Where their booth is located, there is no wired jacks; there is only public wireless being broadcast. They have a total of 3 laptops ...
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Is there any way to limit the bandwith of a computer without making changes to the router?

How can one limit the bandwidth of a whole PC, and not just a specific process. I’m gonna move into a new home, but I will only have around 1,800 kb/s internet speed. This is a bit a problem, because ...
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How to know Router's IP address what connect to Modem

I have a network like that: Internet <-> Modem <-> Router (broadcast wifi) I'm using Windows. If I use command: ipconfig, I only know Modem's IP through info of Default Gateway ...
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How to debug when a router refuses to route for one specific device?

Sometimes one device on my network cannot access Internet or even get as far as the immediate gateway after router. The problem is OS independent since it happens on both Linux & Windows. I ...
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I suddenly can’t access my own web server within my LAN via the external WAN IP address

Suddenly today—without explanation—I cannot access my web server from my local network. My router is an Actiontec MI424WR MI424WR (GigE for Verizon FiOS). I have verified that no browser running on ...
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Cannot connect to my externally hosted (remote) iPage webserver from home but works from work and mobile devices

I am using an Inteno DG301B-R1 router and I am trying to connect to my externally hosted (remote) webserver from home, but I am unable to access it through my browser. I have not changed any of the ...
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setup wifi address for multiple routers

I am having the problem with my routers in my house. I have one wifi fiber modem in my house, the ip address of this modem is 192.168.1.100:8080. Since this modem has only one LAN port so I connected ...
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Is there a way to fix a good signal—but no speed—on my long distance Wi-Fi?

I am currently using an “amplified” USB Wi-Fi Adapter. The reason I quote “amplified” is because even though I am able to connect to my neighbor’s ap from 0.4 miles away, with a good signal, the ...
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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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wifi connected laptops high ping inside lan older computer ok newer computer no

interesting one, when on wifi my computer is an older laptop I ping to another older laptop pings are good time= single digits but when I ping other newer laptop pings not good time= mostly 3 digits. ...
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How to use an ASUS RT-AC87U to extend range of existing RT-AC87U

I have two ASUS RT-AC87U routers. One(alpha) is connected to my Google Fiber modem. The other(bravo) is in another building across the street (110 feet away). I would like to use bravo to extend ...
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Why do I see empty header on router login page?

I'm using a SagemCom DSL Modem to connect to the internet. I want to see the source code of the login form that appears as a popup. Additionally I'm interested to see the cookies being stored by the ...
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how to configure tplink wireless router for best connection

i have a TPlink wireless router (WR940N) with 5mbps fiber connection. i have 17 desktop computers connected by cable with static ip starting from 192.168.0.11 to 192.168.0.28 and i set the DHCP ...
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Share a NAS across two local networks

So, this is the thing, I have 2 Floors, Internet modem (Huawei hg532e) is upstairs, I needed Internet coverage on both floors, so I decided to install a Powerline network because the Wi-Fi wasn’t ...
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Native IPv6 on Debian Router

After my old Tomato USB router died I started using an old netbook with Debian Wheezy installed as my home router. I have two WLAN interfaces and one LAN interface. wlan0 has internet access and wlan1 ...
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Reoccuring DNS Lookup Failed

For some reason, seemingly at random, any attempts to resolve a domain fail in my network. Any existing connections will continue to work, since their domain names have already been resolved, but if I ...
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Uploads only work sporadically

I am working on a web app, where users are allowed to upload video files. Video files get large quite quickly, to avoid timeouts on the server, I decided to split the file into many small packages of ...
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Associate MAC Address with IP Address?

I would like to forward some ports on my router to specific devices on my home network. To do this, I would like the desktop computers at my home to have fixed IP addresses on my local network. Other ...
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Allocate an IPv6 address to my MAC address

I like to run a game server periodically, and to help ensure that the address is predictable for other players, I have created a DNS (A) entry to map a well-known DNS name to my public IPv4 address, ...