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 cannot connect to internet in two router setup

I am struggling to setup my home network. I have the following setup, also shown in the diagram below (sorry for the MS Word screenshot!): My landlord has an ADSL connection, established by Router ...
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What does static DHCP mean? Static Dynamic is confusing

I've found some home wireless routers/ADSL+ modems (ZyXEL 660) talking about Static DHCP, when refering to assosiating a specific MAC to an IP, but still serve the configuration over DHCP. Doesn't ...
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Block P2P traffic on a Linksys router WRT54G with Tomato firmware

I'm running a small wireless network (6 to 10 users) on a Linksys WRT54G with Tomato firmware sharing an Internet connection. I don't want the users to download files with BitTorrent (mainly used) and ...
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How to configure QoS on home router

I have a USR9105 router and I'd like to configure its QoS to prioritize web traffic (browser) over everything else (e.g. torrents). I'm confused by its interface though: "IP precedence" allows ...
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router with mixed-mode enabled - does it really cripple speeds for all?

Hey all, If I have a router that has "mixed mode" enabled to allow b, g, and n devices, it is true that n devices will suffer in reduced bandwidth if there are any non-n devices connected? I found ...
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Internet keeps dropping. 5 different routers have failed, changed modem, etc.

Sorry in advance for the long post. I've been working this issue for the past 4 months and I am at my wits end. I work for a small business that moved into a new office in December. When we moved ...
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Is it possible to change your local IP to something other than 192.168.x.x?

There's no particular reason for wanting to change my prefix for my local IP, I'm just wondering if it's possible. So can I change my local IP from 192.168.x.x to something of my own choosing? I ...
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How can I re-enable the web interface of a dd-wrt router with no SSH or telnet connection?

I accidentally disabled my D-link router's web interface. I installed dd-wrt firmware on it. The router's SSH and telnet connections are disabled. I don't want to reset the router. How can I enable ...
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Using a Wi-Fi router as bridge to increase the signal?

A friend of mine lives in an appartment building whose structure is such that the Wi-Fi signal is very weak. Even a USB key won't work. I was thinking of buying an entry-level Wi-Fi router and ...
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I have 4 Ethernet RJ45 ports which were limited to 200KB per second. How to use all 4 ports to speed up my network connection?

I have 4 Ethernet RJ45 ports under my desk. The speed of those ports were limited to 200KB per second. Is there a way to use all 4 ports to speed up my network connection? What I want is 200KB X 4 = ...
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Does 1 Gbit/s port in full-duplex mean 1 Gbit/s send and 1 Gbit/s receive?

I'm figuring out the best router for me based on their performance. When you have a 1 Gbit/s port in full-duplex, does that mean you can send 1 Gbit/s and receive 1 Gbit/s at the same ...
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How to get wireless coverage over my whole house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router? My wireless router does not cover my whole house... Can I do something maybe with multiple routers, ...
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What is a router? What is a switch? and What is a hub?

I always mess up with the basic concepts in networking. This are the very basic questions. What is a router, its functions and what is meant by routing? What is a switch, its functions? Many time I ...
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Wireless router with repeater setup

I have 2 netgear routers "WGR614 v6" and "WNR2000". How to set these up (one as a repeater) to get wireless access throughout my large house?
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How to assign a static IP with a linksys WRT54G2?

For all my googleing it appears the best you can do is tell your computer not to use DHCP; I cannot find a way to do this at the Access Point level. EDIT: This is not for port forwarding. This is ...
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Can't get IP on Windows 7 after extensive troubleshooting

My Windows 7 system is not able to pull an IP from my router's DHCP. This just started a few days ago, and I've done quite a bit of troubleshooting. Here's what I've tried in roughly chronological ...
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Why is D-Link DIR-825 not accepting a MAC address?

I am trying to reserve an IP address for my desktop PC in a DIR-825 and when I type in all the details and press the Save button it tells me that the MAC address is invalid. My MAC address looks ...
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Home network with two routers and just one Wifi

I know it is a pretty lame question, but I am not a pro in networking, so I will still ask it. And I will try to explain details where possible. I want to create the following setup: Phone line is ...
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Port forwarding in D-LINK DIR-524 router

I have Tomcat installed and I want to access it via internet. I can access it locally via localhost:8080/appname, but not from internet via http://externalip:8080/appname. I have configured my D-LINK ...
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How can I monitor network traffic?

I need to collect network traffic statistics so that if questions come up about how much traffic I'm using I have the answer independent of my ISP. I have a home network with about 10 devices ...
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Can I Chain Two Routers Together Keeping DHCP on Both?

I have read that I can connect a second router by turning off DHCP and NAT, but I want the second router to assign DNS (I'm using it as an access point for my kids, and will use OpenDNS family service ...
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How can I effectively block torrenting?

My WNR1000v3 is serving six people and two of them have decided that despite my warnings they're going to torrent heavily all day. Not dealing with that crap I decided to reserve their IPs and set up ...
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Can one router influence other who is linked to it?

I have two routers at home. One is standard router that is linked to my modem, the other is a WiFi router that also has additional ports. The WiFi router is connected to the first one. I have this ...
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What is the difference between a subnet mask and a netmask?

Is there any logic in using two different names for determining host ID and net ID? For example, if you type print route in a Command Prompt you get things with netmask, but the IPv4 settings seems ...
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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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Do Apple wireless routers (or wireless routers in general) store internet history?

I'm talking about a consumer level router. Does the router itself store any internet history from people connected to the router? Specifically I would like to know about the Apple wireless router but ...
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Policy Based Routing - DD-WRT

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900. My intention is the flash the device with DD-WRT and set up an OpenVPN connection through it (I am currently outside of the states ...
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Access internal server using external ip

If I've got a typical home router -- say a Net Gear -- which has certain ports forwarded to a internal server, is there a way to tweak the router to let me access that internal server using the ...
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What is the best way to monitor and record the URLs called by device to establish or monitor browsing history?

I have home internet access via Comcast/Xfinity and the router below providing wifi to multiple devices - laptops, iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch. Macs. What is the best way to monitor and record the ...
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I want to connect to my router through wifi and use its pstn phone line

Can anyone refer me where to look I want when I am not at home to connect to my router and use it to call through my phone line (so when I am out of the country I will pay local price to place calls ...
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How do i get the ARP list from our router (programmatically / in the command line)?

At our office we have a netgear router, I'd like to poll it to see who's in the office (preferably on the command line) because i'm weird like that.. Is their a standard way of doing this? is it ...
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Is it possible to connect a wireless router to another access point?

I have a complicated situation due to my goals and network structure. I have in mind a potential solution, a bridge, but I do not know whether it is feasible or what hardware it will require. The ...
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routing to a computer on a switch behind a router?

Here is the setup: Cable Modem -> Vonage "Router" (not really sure if it is a full router or not) -> Linksys Router -> Netgear Switch -> PC When I had the PC connected directly to the router I could ...
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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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Is it possible to use a laptop as a “router”, using an old hub and connecting other devices to a wifi laptop?

I have a wi-fi connection at home. My laptop uses it. I want to use an old ethernet hub that I have, connect two ethernet cables (one in a ps3, one in a media center) on it, and a cable going to my ...
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Offloading Cable Modem operations to Router

I may be crazy here, but I seem to recall a conversation in the past stating that it was possible to offload some of the operations taken by one's cable modem to one's router. The logic was that ...
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Wireless from 54mbps to 1mbps

I've just changed ISP recently to 20/20 mbit and bought a Linksys WRT610N router to hook up my laptops wireless. Everything is up and running now and I tested that the speed was as promised. Now, my ...
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WPA Enterprise Wireless Bridge

I live in college housing at a university with WIFI available. unfortunately, my bedroom(where I'd like to place my PC) gets little to no reception. I'd like to place a router in the strongest spot ...
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Why can't I access MySQL server with port forward rule in router?

This is my setup (the relevant parts, anyway): I have port forwarding rules in place (in the Linksys) for all the relevant ports and I've restarted that router multiple times, each time hoping that ...
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How to connect computers to a network printer behind a router?

General question: How to connect computers to an IP printer behind a router? Particular question: How to connect C-1 and C-2 to PRI? What? Where? [ISP] | | ...
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Slow connection on WRT160N or WRT54G

I have a WRT160N V3. I'm getting 10Mbps from the wired connection and when I bypass it I get 18Mbps (what I pay for). The strange thing is that when I update the firmware or reset configurations it ...
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Unable to get access to Router even though internet is working

I'm able to access internet but when I type 192.168.1.1 in the browser address bar, I'm unable to get router access, the page just won't open and I'm not even reaching password screen whereas earlier ...
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Use DSL Modem/Wireless Router as a dumb wireless router

I have a DSL connection and my company gave me a wired DSL modem. Right now I don't have a wireless router, what I have is another DSL Modem (Actiontec GT701-WG) that has wireless functionality. I ...
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Will packets send to the same subnet go through routers?

Let's say we have two host, they are A 10.0.1.3 and B 10.0.1.4. And A wants to send a packet to B, will A looked for a router to send the packet? Or it just use ARP to send the packet by datalink ...
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Mac OS X 10.5.8 gets wrong IP address from wireless router

My Mac OS X system is mostly getting the wrong ip address from any router. It gets an IP address starting with 169.254.59.233, when it should be getting a good, old 192.168.1.5 or something. Does ...
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How can I use a computer as a router and send all client traffic through anonymous proxies?

Is there a way that I can setup a spare box as a router on my network, and route client traffic through a proxy in order to hide my location? Specifically, I would like internet traffic to/from my ...
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Will routers “short circuit” their own external ip address? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting to my own network via external IP If I can access my router home page (or ssh etc.) through LAN machines via 0.0.0.1 and from anywhere on the internet via ...
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Is securing Wifi with MAC Filter enough?

I have a MAC filter in place for everything that connects to my router. I also have WPA2 on the wireless. When a friend comes around, I tell them the password (I trust them), they type it into their ...
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Why does restarting/resetting the router work?

So, I'm a technology guy and sometimes I have to troubleshoot a home network, including my own. I make sure the wires are in securely and that the lights suggest there's an actual internet connection. ...
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Two SSIDs on one router

I wish to set up two networks using my router. If I create two SSIDs, can I assign them to two different channels, to keep them "physically" separate? If I cant do this, does this mean the two ...