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 to my other home network?

I have an ADSL modem from my ISP. I have another Tenda router that is connected to the ADSL modem via twisted pair cable. I connect to the internet using Wifi from the Tenda router. The ip address of ...
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Slow internet only when using router

Here's a difficult and weird problem. I live in Venezuela where most of the country uses the government's ISP which is ADSL (phone line) based. When using the internet through our router (ethernet or ...
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DHCP and connection problems on cascade switches and routers

I have the following configuration (one switch at a building floor): The workstations are all DHCP enabled to get IP automatically. When I power up everything works fine. After some time (2 hs) I ...
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OpenWRT OpenVPN LAN access

My target is to connect a PC from internet to a local VPN at my home and then access my computers in local LAN. Explanation: ****** ************** ****************** ...
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Ethernet switch throughput

I'm not a network/hardware guy so please bear with me if I'm using the wrong vernacular in my question: My office recently upgraded our Internet from 50/10 Mbps to 150/20 Mbps. For this upgrade, we ...
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No route between clients until pinged from one of them (and not from another)

3 items of hardware involved: Netgear R7000 router with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/15/14) kongac (24865M) - it's dual band. Raspberry Pi model B based print server, with Raspbian (Debian for Raspberry). ...
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Combining 3 AT&T U-verse modems to form 1 Aggregate Connection? [duplicate]

I need a faster internet connection. I am thinking about getting 3 AT&T U-verse modems, each providing me 18x1mbps. Is there an effective way to combine all 3 modems to form 1 aggregated ...
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RADIUS server is not responding. How does it work, and how can I bypass?

First, let me set the stage here. I am in a short-term apartment rental in a building that offers wifi access (through a provider) for $30/month. This service operates a lot like a hotel wifi ...
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configuring port forwarding on multiple routers

Alright, so I have 2 routers. My secondary router (netis) is connected to the primary router(ZTE) (through which the internet connection is coming) via LAN. All the devices directly connect to the ...
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what is RouterOS used for in my network?

I can access my Linksys router's configuration at http://192.168.1.1. At http://192.168.0.2/ to http://192.168.0.7/, they show the configuration pages for different versions of RouterOS. The username ...
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Can I get some advice on my speed using wifi? [closed]

I have AT&T DSL and, as expected, the speed isn't the best. They made me pay a high price for a cheap router and modem (2in1). I've had the router for a few years. Lately, the speed has been ...
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Router sees WAN, but is unable to access

I have a network setup that I believe is pretty simple. One desktop that feeds into a DIR-615, which them feeds into the modem that was given to be by my fiber ISP. Checking on the setup screen, I'm ...
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Use internet from the router in an android tablet?

My fried has an android tablet with an option in "Wireless&Networks" for "Ethernet", he would like to connect the tab to the router to use internet in the tab, because the router doesn't have ...
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Internet Access using TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 N750 router not working

I recently bought a new wlan router. TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 N750 http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00810P80S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 But I cannot connect to the ...
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How to determine the DSL-speed of a wireless modem?

This seems like it should be simple. However, modem-routers don't always have their modem speeds mentioned in their specifications. For example - this TP-LINK router on Amazon. It's specifications' ...
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OpenVZ cotainer and NAT

I have been trying to days to solve my NAT issue with OpenVZ. I have used their guide on their website/wiki, however I just seem to be unable to get it to work. My Linux box is running on CentOS 6 ...
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Compatibility between Cisco DPC3008 cable modem and Gigafast WF719-CAPR Wireless-G 4-port Broadband Router

After my connection with Comcast started going down once every hour or two, I went along with the tech's suggestion of getting a DOCSIS 3.0 compatible modem (previously, they kept saying that it was ...
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Wireless Internet inconsistently Slow

My brother in myself are both using the D-Link DWA-171 Dual Band USB Adapter with a router. The router does in fact support dual bands as well, so sometimes depending on which is faster you will see ...
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Troubleshooting Packet Loss in my Home Network

I have a DSL subscription in my apartment and I want to connect a second apartment of mine in the same building. Here's the setup: I have a wireless ADSL router that was provided by the ISP: ...
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How does an outside of my LAN server know which computer made a request? [duplicate]

For example: I have 5 devices in my LAN, on one of them I request http://superuser.com, the server responds and the 'answer' gets to my home router (gateway), but from there, how does it know which ...
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WiFi range extender drops connection after a day. Rebooting main router fixes it

I have an issue which I can't seem to get to the bottom of. My main router works great, but to increase the range I recently added a WiFi range extender. The range extender was easy to set up, and ...
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Does the DHCP server know about static IP addresses?

I have a simple setup up at home with a vendor provided ADSL router and a few home devices I connect to it to connect to the outside world. I would like one of my devices to have a static internal IP ...
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How to add a free-wifi hotspot to an existing private network

I'm tinkering with IoT (arduino + wifi shield) and I'm also for an open (read free) internet. Both these things would be helped if I could create a free (no password etc.) wifi hotspot (my IoT ...
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I can't connect to wireless after firmware upgrade of TP-Link TL-WR841ND v7 to DD-WRT v24-sp2 [closed]

Detail setting of my wireless router: Wireless Physical Interface [2.4 GHz] SSID [tomato] HWAddr [F8:D1:11:37:53:44] Wireless Mode AP Wireless Network Mode ...
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Needing wifi signal restrengthened on piggy-backed router system

My question involves WiFi run from a piggybacked or double router system arranged for a home network. My roomie, the system host, has asked about the process required for resetting the dchp/dhcp in ...
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Why am I unable to access some https sites?

Scenario: There are 2 laptops (HA and HB) running on Windows 8.1, both access the internet and are connected to the same wifi router (RA).Both laptops share the same DNS settings. Laptop HB also ...
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TP Link TL-WR740N lan problems

Used my TP Link router for about 6months now,when i shut it down ,by the on/off button,suddently afther putting it back on,no internet acces what so ever...wireless - down ,lan - down ,everything just ...
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A particular IP address stops working on the network

I have a small network with a cisco linksys E2500 series router and few Access points to help with wider wireless coverage. Recently, I notice that a particular IP adderess on my network suddenly ...
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Shared WLAN between 2 houses ( Already tried some stuff )

I've need some help guys and hope someone can help me out. Well my Task is more or less common, but the HOW-TO's which i found on the net are mostly for greater distances or "i dont care about speed" ...
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How do I setup a Wifi Router using LAN that requires login to access the Internet?

In our Dormitory, we have four members in a room. We share connection from a switch (LAN). Each of us is given a unique ID and password to connect to the internet. Now what will be the procedure to ...
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Local Network DNS

I have 3 computers on my local network, A B and C, all running Windows 7. They all have the same network configuration which uses my Netgear router for DNS. I am trying to access them via my Android ...
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Are these device and network changes normal on a Chromebook?

The reason why I am asking is because I have been arbitrarily experiencing unusual amounts of latency when connecting to certain websites like https://cloud.google.com, Here is the "network_diag ...
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Port forwarding is not working (Linksys WRT54G)

I have enabled port 3000 for my router in Applications and Gaming, but for some reason it will not work. When I try to access the port with my ip in the browser (http://xx.xx.x.x:3000/) it says, 'This ...
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Repercussions of opening ports for applications on router

I know there's a security risk with forwarding ports on my router to a computer on my network for applications like teamspeak or minecraft. However, I haven't seen any clear explanations of what the ...
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Unable to send email via any of SMTP servers using an IP camera, why?

I'm trying to setup Mail Settings on my IP Camera, but none of the SMTP servers seem to work, and this is only happening when it's connected on my DSL connection! Otherwise it works great on my cable ...
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Reset Netgear WNDR4300 To Factory From DDWRT

I flashed DDWRT as I was going to use WallWatcher & analyze packets etc etc -- well now I have no need for this so I want to flash it back to factory. I downloaded firmware 1.02.78 from enter ...
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trying to include new fields in IPv6 Router Advertisements

A newbie here and I am working on a hobby project and trying to change the packet format of an IPv6 router advertisement packet using RADVD. But I do not know how to work on it. My plan is to set up ...
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Website loads only on second attempt in Chrome on Chromebook as well as a MacBook Air

When I enter a URL, the website fails to load on the first attempt, but when I click “refresh” the page loads without problems. There is no pattern when this is happening (~ every second website I try ...
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Why would the Wi-Fi connection on my smartphone perform better than the same connection on my laptop?

The download speeds while connected on Wi-Fi to the same router—an ADSL2+ Wireless N300 Modem Router—seems to be significantly faster on my phone than on my laptop. This problem doesn’t occur all the ...
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Avoid cable modem device limit restriction (MaximumNumberofCPEs)

The cable modem of my ISP is restricted to four devices. Is it possible to avoid this restriction if i connect a WIFI Router with own DHCP server, static IPs etc. to the cable modem so that I can ...
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How can I see my LAN when connected to a VPN?

At home I use a VPN and to share it with other devices I use the computer which connects to the VPN as access point for a second LAN, but I don't want all the traffic be routed through the VPN: I want ...
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Internet gateway device protocol support?

As far as I understand, applications that need to transfer data across network address translators in a peer to peer fashion, like BitTorrent, usually rely on the UPNP IGD protocol to ask the router ...
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Can't open Minecraft Server for Internet

I followed all the steps for hosting a Minecraft Server: Allowing connection (inbound and outbound, TCP and UDP) to port 25565 on Windows Firewall. Forwarding ports on router configuration (TCP and ...
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Connect to sagemcom 3184 router with telnet or ssh

I try to connect to my router (sagemcom f@st 3184) with Putty with ssh or telnet, and it show me "Connection refused". I try to forward the port of ssh in the configuration of the router, but it ...
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Make Linux Notebook Act Like a Network Hub

I've been looking for a solution for this quite a while and I think that I am exactly as clueless as before. So I figured why not ask people who really know about this stuff... I'm trying to connect ...
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Can I use my Macbook for Local Wifi iPhone gaming, when it is not connected to the internet?

We are attempting to play a game, that enables multiplayer trough local Wi-Fi. The units available are: An iPhone 6 with ~unlimited cellular data A rMBP 15" latest model, so no hardware limitations ...
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Convert ADSL wireless router to AP, not able to connect to internet wirelessly

I have a Zyxel P-660HW-T1 v3 ADSL2+ Wireless Router. I have a PPPoE broadband connection. There is a CPE on the rooftop. An RJ45 cable comes down from the CPE to my house. I need to have wireless ...
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Netgear WNDR3700 WiFi-n not giving 40 MBps [duplicate]

I have a Netgear WNDR 3700 v3 WiFi router. The router is capable of A/b/g/n and the Internet connection is 40MBps When I connect over the ethernet cable and run speedtest, I get the full 40MBps ...
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Is “guest network” feature on ASUS routers safe?

My ASUS RT-AC68U router has an option to enable a "guest network". I'm curious how "safe" this is. The config page claims that it only allows traffic through to the internet, so I assume it physically ...
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Debugging access to local FTP server from beyond router

I am trying to set up an ftp server attached to the router, it isn't working for external access only local access so I am trying to debug the cause. Currently I can ping my router's LAN and WAN ...