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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Wifi: Are two 8dbi antennas equal to a 16dbi antenna gain? How much coverage will I get?

I'm planning to buy a TP-LINK TD-W8961ND modem+router and two 8dBi TP-Link TL-ANT2408CL antennas. I'm going to attach the two 8dBi antennas into the modem, because this modem has two external ...
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Synology NAS (DSM 5) cannot access the Internet through Tomato router?

I have just revived my Linksys E3200 router by upgrading it to Tomato 1.28 (Shibby). I have a Synology NAS running DSM 5 attached by cable to the router. After the upgrade my NAS can no longer update ...
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Prevent internet throttling when downloading

I have 3 computers and 1 MB internet speed and my problem that when I download anything from one of the computers the other two can not use the internet for browsing or anythings.Even in the same ...
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iptables - I'm losing control over the box by adding new rule to the config

My set up is the following: Internet uplink (200Mbit) DMZ (1GB ethernet) Internal network (1gb internet) Log interface My gateway is serving around 600 clients with 1400 iptables rules in ...
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clarifying mac adress validation using a wireless router

I have access to an ethernet port which requires a mac address validation and the system only allows one value to be registered at any given time. If I use a wireless router and register its mac ...
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TCP Client and Server Port forwarding

I have a TCP client and server program that I made. My question is, when running the client and server on two separate machines that go through a different firewalled router over the internet, does it ...
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How can I use a router as a wireless access point?

My ISP provides adsl modem+router (Comtrend CT-6373). It has really bad wifi so I bought decent router (TP-LINK TD-W8980). It later turned out that my ISP forbids to use your own adsl modems. So as ...
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USB Thethering and 3G wireless routers

Is it possible to connect tethered android phone to USB socket of a 3G wifi router to access internet in place of regular USB dongle? If yes,how?
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Connecting to a VPN box on my LAN, while connected via VPN

I've recently configured an old laptop to sit on my home network, and I have it sending all of its traffic through an OpenVPN connection. It's running Ubuntu 14.04. I'm still able to connect to this ...
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How to change admin panel port on Asus RT-N66U Black Knight Wireless Router

I am able to access the admin panel at the default IP address of this router (192.168.1.1), but I would like to change the admin panel to be accessed at another port. Currently, it is on port 80, ...
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Putty refuses connections to all remote servers

I'm trying to connect to my VPS servers, but putty is giving me connection timeout errors. I recently got a new broadband connection and for some reasons putty is not working on the new connection, ...
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How to share internet connection of a pc to another(both in same intranet)?

In my college I have internet access to my pc which is in my lab(intranet ip 172.xx.xx.xx)(I have administration rights) and I dont have internet access to my pc in my room(but I have intranet ...
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DNS server randomly fails

So everything was working correctly before, I had constant internet connection on my desktop computer. Then I bought a laptop and connected it with WiFi to my network and I had internet on that too ...
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Router with VLAN support [closed]

I am looking for a router with VLAN support. But all routers I can find make no mention of their VLAN properties. Is it a standard for routers to have VLAN support? Is there any brand that has a good ...
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Can ping only one way. 2xServer 2012 and Cisco router environment

We are doing test setup of network and currently have 2x Server 2012 and 1x Cisco router and switch. Both Servers have 2 nics. 1 connected to the router, and 1 for the lan. Router set up done and ...
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no default gateway

I opened default gateway of DLink 192.168.1.1 and disabled dhcp so that I could use that as bridge and create wifi from my BSNL WiMax. Once I have disabled it and saved it from that time I am not able ...
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One LAN internet One Wi-Fi router and One PC

I have bought an ASUS DSL n10S modem. I want to share internet connection with Wi Fi devices and a desktop pc at home. However, the problem is that the router that I bought has only one LAN port and ...
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VPN kill switch on DD-WRT and OpenVPN

I followed the DD-WRT: VPN OpenVPN Setup to configure the VPN connection on my router. Apparently i use privateinternetaccess as a VPN provider and OpenVPN. It works fine, but there is no VPN kill ...
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Can't ping the default gateway

I recently formatted a mini laptop (Acer aspire one ZG5) and installed Windows XP pro. The PC its working ok but the wifi its not. The thing is that the WLAN adapter sucessfully negotiate dhcp with ...
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Will having two connections to the same router cause any problems?

I often have to remote into my desktop PC, and recently for some reason it's disconnected from the ethernet connection a few times. I've just got a USB WiFi adapter as a fallback, and I have both ...
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Wireless Access Point powered by PC

I'm trying to use an old linksys router I found as an Acess Point. I'm one room away from the actual router so I wondered if my PC (running on win7) could "supply" the access point with Internet. I ...
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connect router via wifi to another router to extend network

I have a wifi router/modem combo unit (named router1) plugged into the cable outlet of my apartment. However that outlet is far away from all the things I want to plug in via ethernet. I have another ...
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How to force DNS for specific clients?

I'm running Shibby's Tomato firmware on my ASUS RT-N66U. What I'm trying to do is force OpenDNS IP's for certain clients (i.e. my kids) based on MAC address, while other clients get the router's ...
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Cannot log on to my router with Windows 8.1

I don't know if this has anything to do with the Windows 8.1 operating system, but I cannot pingback or log on to my router (gateway). Also the gateway address info won't show up with ipconfig ...
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My website is slow only when connecting from certain IP addresses

I am running an apache server on debian stable from my house. My ISP is AT&T, and my servere is ethernet connected to the gigabit router / fiber modem (Motorala NVG589) that AT&T installed ...
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Create WiFi Network Using LTE Hotspot + Airport Express

I have an LTE hotspot (Samsung, no ethernet) from T-Mobile. I'd like to use this as the "link" for my office LAN. What is the best way to extend this wireless (LTE) link to the LAN created by an ...
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What does 'server down' mean?

Many times i/we heard from our ISP that their servers are down so i cannot use internet for some moments. According to me this is a server. So my question here is: Do they use computer servers to ...
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How to NAT between 2 network interfaces without impacting routing

My Linux-based router has 5 Ethernet ports. It is currently acting as a router between ports 1 & 2 and the dedicated WAN port, without NAT. Port 1 is 192.168.1.1/24, port 2 is 192.168.2.1/24, WAN ...
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Connecting a router to another router acting as a receiver [closed]

I have a router already being used but i have dead spots in my home network so i want to add another router which will act as a receiver and a booster allowing me to eliminate all the dead spots. Thx ...
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How does my router identify different devices?

I was looking into a device list of all the devices connected to my router and I was curious about how the router keeps them all straight. The names of each device was listed next to the DHCP assigned ...
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How can I access my router settings after installing Apache

I recently installed Apache to mess around with, but after setting it up, my normal method of accessing my router settings (just typing in my ip address) makes me just go to whatever I have Apache set ...
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Port forwarding Actiontec GT784WN with CenturyLink static IP

We have a static IP through CenturyLink and are connecting to the internet just fine with our Actiontec GT784WN. We have installed a device that needs port forwarding. I've gone to the Advanced Setup ...
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Time Machine cannot connect to Synology NAS via Wi-Fi. Everything goes well via ethernet cable

NAS: synology DS414 (with updated firmware); OS: osx 10.9 (maverick) USE CASE OF THE PROBLEM I arrive at home, my NAS is correctly connected to my wi-fi router. I start my macbook pro which ...
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WAN address/port port-forwarded to internal server IP which translates address and port to destination device

Okay, I am not sure how to explain this but.. I want to be able to connect to multiple devices using their pre-configured port mappings for different resources on each device. e.g. connecting to ...
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Block incoming traffic at home via static IP

I have a static IP to be whitelisted on a number of services I have to use from home. However this means that my home router is now accessible by the web, ftp etc. My routers firewall (ASUS DSL-G31) ...
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Apache is slower on other comptuer in network than on localhost

I have few computers connected into network. There's a server inside that network which hosts WAMP - Apache + PHP + MySQl. There is Windows 7 x32 Pro installed on it. I can ping that server from my ...
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DVR is visible through LAN but invisible through WLAN

I Have a DVR device an its IP address is 192.168.1.34, when I'm connected to my internet via a LAN cable I can see the DVR menu in 192.168.1.34 with my browser, but when I'm connected with Wireless I ...
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DVR port forwarding won't work

I have a DVR device and I like to watch the cameras from outside of my house, I tried to use port forwarding to do that but although I forwarded the ports I couldn't watch the cameras. In my DVR's ...
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DD-WRT + Windows 8 OpenVPN refuses to browse internet

I have a DD-WRT router with subnet 10.0.2.x, running at IP 10.0.2.1. It has an OpenVPN server set up. OpenVPN should use 10.0.10.x to host its clients. It should then forward all traffic so I can use ...
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How to add two DLink Routers DIR-600L in one network

I am using one DIR-600L connect to internet & PC, now i want to add another one in this network so i can extend wifi range area. So before i post this question here i read & try ...
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Get IPv6 correctly through another router

My ISP is Unitymedia NRW, Germany. It it a cable (like TV) ISP which has given me a Technicolor TC7200 modem/router. The ISP uses DS-Lite, so I only have a public IPv6 address, and no IPv4 address. ...
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DD-WRT defaults to open WiFi

Well, I realized when you restore to default settings that it automatically enables WiFi without any encryption. I really prefer the UI and stats over OpenWrt but is their any way to make it default ...
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Is there a consumer grade wifi router that reports usage by IP or MAC address? [closed]

Is there a consumer grade WiFi router that can report usage (IP packet counts or bandwidth used) by IP or MAC address?
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Open port for external IP Subsonic server

I am trying to open 4040 port for my Subsonic server but I got some issues. So first thing I do is disable Windows Firewall. Second, I opened port in my Huawei router: But still when I try to ...
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Android Version 4.2.1 - Wifi HotSpot - WiFi connection from Windows 7 keeps on disconnecting

I use WiFi hotspot from my Android Phone for getting internet connection on Windows 7. It works without any problem at home, but at office, it connects and keeps on disconnecting randomly in interval ...
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3G USB modem support with TP-LINK MR3020

I am planning to purchase TP-LINK MR3020 3G/4G Wi-Fi router to use it with my Huawei E1550 3G USB Stick. But the problem is my usb stick is not present in the compatibility list of this router here. ...
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Unreliable network

For a home setup, my network is kind of complex. Here's a quick rundown of everything that's on it: Three Phones Two Tablets Two TVs A handful of servers (not high traffic) A handful of computers A ...
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Cannot access LAN resources when connected via wireless

My ISP provided a BEC 7800 TN R2 router with wireless capability for my home. I have a Windows desktop computer connected via Ethernet cable to the router. I have no problems with my desktop computer. ...
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Arch Linux device with static IP address, new router not finding the device

I have a device running Arch Linux on my network (Raspberry Pi to be exact) and I do not have a cable for the display. I typically used it by ssh client and had it configured for a static IP address ...
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share internet conection from wifi to a router

I can access internet throught wifi but only with my laptop ( mac adress filtering ). I have a router connected with Lan to my laptop and my smartphone is connected throught wifi to the router. If I ...