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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redirecting webpage when port forwarded server is offline

I have a website and I point it to my routers IP address. I then have a server with a static IP and port forward ( port 80) all incoming website requests to my server. My question is, when I turn my ...
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Why does my modem takes many attempts to connect to internet

I have this old DSL 502T Dlink modem router(wired). I have been using this for many years without any issues. Recently though, there is issue connecting to the Internet (WAN side). It takes many ...
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Does router have ability of port mirroring?

I want to find how two device exchange packets and what information they send. For that task I decided to buy smart switch with ability of port mirroring. However I will use switch only for that ...
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Network (gigabit wired or wifi) utilisation very low ~5% on Windows 7 laptop

I've got a HP Pavilion G6 which has decent specifications: Quad core, 8GB DDR3 ram, SSD, etc I've got a problem with the networking. The inbound speed doesn't climb much above about 4% network ...
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Missing Ethernet Adapter in ipconfig with VirtualBox

I have two web development environments, one on a laptop and one on a desktop. I have setup my laptop to use DHCP but also to maintain a static IP so that I can consistently connect to Samba with the ...
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Block Facebook video on router

I would like to block video playback from Facebook, what url should I block in my router? I already tried these links video.ak.fbcdn.net & video.l3.fbcdn.net but still no luck.
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Connect main (serving) PC to router or to switch in high traffic LAN?

I am restructuring my home network after finally upgrading my aging Linksys WRT54G router to an Asus RT-N66U. All desktop computers are gigabit ethernet wired connections utilizing multiple switches. ...
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cisco 2610XM telnet and http username and passwords

I have a cisco 2610XM for which they gave me a username and password. I can access and login into the web gui. from there I show the running configuration, it contains: line vty 0 4 password 123 ! ! ...
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Can't access router's web interface

I had this problem for a while, however it only became really annoying recently as I needed to forward a few ports. My problem: I can't access the web interface of my router when typing 192.168.1.1 ...
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Connect 4G router to multiple devices via Ethernet cable

I have a 4G router (Huawei e5172) with one LAN port (DHCP enabled). I need to connect 3 PCs and 1 wireless access point to this router via Ethernet so I got a 5-port Ethernet switch and connected it ...
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Can't connect to specific FTP?

Have a bit of an issue and I'm pretty confused by this one. Yesterday I was connecting to my FTP all day and it seemed to be fine but now I'm having issues. I use a VPN and I'm not sure how that ...
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Connect Seagate expansion external hard drive via Router

Recently I have brought Seagate expansion 2TB. I have desktop as well as laptop. How can I access the Seagate expansion on both the machines or one of machine, without changing the location of hard ...
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Is myopenrouter.com reputable?

I really want to flash dd-wrt on my netgear r6300 v1, however the main dd-wrt website's database is extremely outdated. I keep being re-directed by search results to this page, but I'm a little ...
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Samsung SM-V101F 4G port forward

I bought Samsung SM-V101F 4G hotspot router, and I tried to download torrents using uTorrent, and I was shocked of the slow speed (max 120 Kbps), I think the issue is because of port forwarding which ...
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1 modem 2 routers with independant networks

Ok I have 2 routers and one modem. (I also have a switch handy) I would like to connect both routers to the modem. The only catch is I don't want both networks down if one router stops working or is ...
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How to connect BT Fibre HomeHub to a Netgear router

Situation is this: In the house I have a BT Fibre HomeHub3, connected together with a BT Openreach modem, works great in the house, no problem. To this HomeHub I have connected an Ethernet cable ...
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WAN light is not stedy in netis 2411 router

I m facing a problem unable to have wifi connection, as the netis router light is not steady.how to fix this?
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3 routers, how to connect each of the 2 routers to the main one(older)

I have 3 different routers. One of the older ones is the main router which has the incoming connection from my internet provider. My question is if I want to connect the newest router (cisco) and ...
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Inundated with LLC traffic

A router (Netgear DG834GV) of mine is sending an endless stream of LLC traffic to a laptop on the network. The packets are DSAP variations on 3346.321206000 LLC Netgear_38:ce:5c Apple_70:19:99 ...
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getting a 3 router setup to work properly

I have 3 routers hooked up in the following way. The main router is connected to WAN on each of the other 2 routers. However only one of the routers connected to the main router is connecting to the ...
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Wake On LAN with TL-WR710N in Client mode?

I have a pocket router TL-WR710N from TP-Link configured as a WLAN Client for my PC. The WLAN Client logs into the WLAN of my router, while the PC is connected via Ethernet to the TL-WR710N. I can use ...
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Cannot reach domain hosted within same private network

I have a website hosted on a home server, accessible from the outside by a domain name I purchased and mapped to my router's IP with help from a dynamic DNS service. The problem is that I cannot ...
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Connect two networks across another router

I'm trying to get a network setup with three routers, and three DHCP servers. Sounds silly, but if I can get it to work, I can eliminate a lot of re-wiring, etc in the building. I have a modem/router ...
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Cannot connect to or ping network printer

I've just bought my first network printer and I'm having problems setting it up. I've walked through the setup procedure, and it's correctly connected to my home wifi, and it can connect to the ...
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Know the MAC address in the network without touching the router

I'm new to network programming and I don't know if this is the right place where to ask. I have a small router with a proprietary control panel (= no openwrt or similar). I'd like to know ...
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How to make laptop (mac) to function as a router (with DHCP off)?

My ISP allows connecting only two devices. The MAC addresses of both my devices (MacBook Pro laptop and iPad) are registered with them. The problem is that I do not have a router, and the internet I ...
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Use router as external high powered Wi-Fi adapter

I need a powerful external Wi-Fi adapter for a couple of days. I heard that some types of router support this mode, allowing me to connect the router to my notebook and just use it as an external ...
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I have split my PPPoE connection with an Ethernet switch and now I am getting the same speed in both PC simultaneously. why is that?

Not that I am complaining or anything, its just that I am overwhelmed! I have a PC and a laptop and a Netgear 5 port Fast Ethernet Switch. I connected both of my computers to the switch and started ...
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Home ADSL Modem Dropping Packets?

I know this is supposed to be a "pro" forum, but I'm hoping someone can help since my ISP isn't doing much to try and fix things. My ISP has given me a DSL modem / Router combo - a ADB / Pirelli P.DG ...
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Port forwarding spotty through Arris TG862G/CT

I am set up with Xfinity using an Arris TG862G/CT as our modem/router device. I have set up port forwarding through the router and it mostly works except for two problems. Reverse proxies with ...
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How to make router DNS settings permanent?

I have just bought a D'link router. But the ISP requires me to use their own DNS service. But the problem is ... That If put that DNS in the router settings, the DNS resets everytime the router is ...
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cisco ePC 3208 router and captive portal

Ok, i have cisco ePC 3208 router, and cable internet goes in router via cable and router is emiting wireless. It can work without computer and it is working fine. Now i want to have capiteve portal ...
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Cablemodem (SBG6580) firewall denying some outbound traffic? Why? Not configured

I finally got around to turning the syslog on for my cablemodem (Motorola Surfboard SBG6580) and I'm seeing about the expected amount of inbound attackage being blocked... 2014-05-30 21:59:02 ...
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Setup LAN to serve webpages and voip and access to the web site from inside LAN with domain name

I'd like to know if it will work: I have my domain and I'm serving a webpage in a nginx to the internet, but if I type my domain in my laptop inside LAN I access to my modem/router configuration, I ...
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iptables --append FORWARD required for routing between NIC alias IPs?

I have an ubuntu box with a single NIC. In order to bind a number of services (like apache, dnsmasq, etc), I have bound them to different alias's (e.g. eth0:0, etc), some of which are on completely ...
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Linksys automatically disconnects all devices

I have been facing this problem for the last 15 days, every two days or so the linksys modem disconnects all devices and doesn't not connect until I reboot the router. What is causing this and how do ...
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Internet connection speed higher after midnight

In the last few weeks I've begun noticing that my internet connection speeds up noticeably after midnight. In fact, it is only past midnight that I am able to download at high speeds (700-800 KB/s ...
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How can I bypass my modem with NAT to open my ports to the outside?

My Internet provider gave me a Modem-Router with WiFi capabilities but it has all ports filtered for incoming traffic. What I'm trying to do is to use NAT in someway that allows me to recieve incoming ...
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Concurrent VPN connections in the VPN Router

I am planning to procure a Cisco RV042 VPN Router, here are the specifications for the same. How to figure out the number of concurrent VPN connections possible by looking at the specifications?
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Application specific browsing two internet connections on same machine

There are 2 situations for which I am looking for a solution I am having 2 internet connections. One is a normal connection in our LAN (Wifi) , another is a USB Device which has internet ...
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Faster folder transfer over WiFi network

I have two PCs, one is connected to my router NetGear DGN3500 directly with cable and the other through WiFi interface, this PC can not be connected with direct cable and it also the PC has the ...
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Router Firewall: All ports stealth mode except when I connect using VPN-then port 88 open

I am using a Netgear wireless router, and its internal firewall is good. Testing by using Gibson Research "Shields Up" indicates all ports invisible. However, when I use a VPN service to connect to ...
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Huawei HG8245T Router - not connecting to another router

I just got a fiber optic connection installed at home and due to the build of the house, it's mostly cement/bricks, the wireless connection isn't received throughout the house. Previously, to combat ...
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tethering via multiple smartphones

I would like to allow several people to combine their individual data plan available on their smartphones, to provide a large internet access point via Wifi. So, it would basically be like using your ...
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Certain computers getting kicked off internet?

I got some guests over and we have 5+ computers and laptops streaming videos, playing games, etc all connected to a DLink router. The problem is that if we all try to play a game at once, at least ...
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Can only ping one way through a VM router

tl;dr I have two local networks (one a VirtualBox internal LAN) and a Win2K VM acting as a router between them. I can ping hosts from one network to the other, but not vice versa. Summary I am ...
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Windows 8.1 Remote desktop (Android app) Connection error

I am trying to set up remote access from my Android tablet to my notebook with Windows 8.1. I have d-link router DIR-600. I am getting Connection error when trying to log on. My Android tablet is ...
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DD-WRT print server is working on Linux, but not on Windows

So I flashed the latest DD-WRT on my router, but I can't for the love of God make printing working on Windows. It works seamlessly on Linux though, with the following settings. When I add the printer ...
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Why isn't my router allowing my PAP2T to connect to my VoIP service?

My tech knowledge is middle-low: as you can see I'm not shy about getting into the interfaces for my router, but have no idea what the more complex settings mean. I got a new wireless router (D-Link ...
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force router to use proxy server / VPN

I have router that suports static and dynamic routing. Is it possible to make router to use a proxy server/VPN with static IP? So every PC in the network can connect to blocked sites. For example I ...