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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IP Address Glitch on Lan to lan bridge?

I have Verizon FIOS with coax connection as primary router 192.168.1.1 (1st floor) Bridge 2nd router is TP-link wireless n router with cat5 connection point. 102.168.0.1 (2nd floor) Main use is 2nd ...
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Unable to switch router to 802.11n?

I have a TP Link TD W8951ND router and I would like to switch it to 802.11n mode. Now I am able to switch it to all other modes like 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11g+n, 802.11b+g+n, but for some reason, when ...
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Connect a Wireless router to the network?

I have an existing network attached to a (MASTER) router (of course). Now I got a Fritz!Box and I like to attach it to my current network. I give it the same IP as a free IP Address in the current ...
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How to setup a router/access point that a reset will make it disconnect from the network?

So I have a main router and plenty of access points (precisely: Wi-Fi routers configured to be access points) connected to the main router. The access points can be physically accessed by the public, ...
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What do different types of LAN IP addresses mean?

I have seen LAN IP addresses in the following ways: 10.0.0.* 192.168.0.* 192.168.1.* 192.168.2.* 127.0.0.* (This one is normally with a 1, and I'm not sure if it is LAN, since I see it normally ...
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How to configure heavy load wifi network while streaming internet radio

Very unknowledgeable about networking issues: we are setting up an online radio station and need to reconfigure the internet network setup to optimize for stability. The music studio we have been ...
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Graph network usage per IP on Linux router

I'm going to be setting up an Ubuntu server as a router. There are dual gigabit NICs on the motherboard and I'll also use a wifi card as an AP. The question is, once I have this running, can I ...
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Extend Home WiFi Network without a Secondary Network

I have an Arris modem-router combo I use for my Xfinity home WiFi. It's the only one that works with Xfinity that supports VoIP which I have. There are parts of my house that I don't get good WiFi ...
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What is the disadvantage of handling pppoe by the modem instead of the routeur?

My new ISP forces to use its modem to dial PPPoE whereas I used to use my customized router for that task. When I called their customer service, they suggest me that I set my router to get a private ...
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FIOS Quantum Router Guest Wi-Fi

Can someone explain how the Guest Wi-Fi network works on the FIOS Quantum router? Is it a separate channel in addition to the normal (dual-band) 2.4 and 5 GHz channels? Or, does it commandeer one of ...
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Wired connection vs wireless bandwidth battle

I have a wired connection to my PC using a netger d6200 router. We have apple TV in our house which is connected via wireless (obviously). People like to stream netflix via apple tv which is fine, ...
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Tracert public address before internal address

So, I have been having problems with Frontier's 74.40.74.40 and 74.40.74.41 DNS servers essentially hijacking certain websites like Google over SSL (gives security warning) and have been trying to ...
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Small business VoIP and wireless router [closed]

We recently changed our phone system to Ooma (http://www.ooma.com) but kept our current Internet provider, Time Warner. We have one router in the office and a booster plugged into the hallway wall ...
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What is samba multi-call, specifically on DD-WRT?

I'm currently playing with DD-WRT on my home router. I'm trying to figure out how to run various commands and services manually via SSH. One thing I'm trying to do is initiate Samba. When I view smbd ...
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Port Forwarding Works Only Temporarily for WOL (Netgear WNDR3400v3)

I'm using a Netgear WNDR3400v3 router linked to a DDNS hostname to port forward Wake-on-LAN packets to an ethernet-connected PC remotely over WAN but I've run into a confusing hiccup. If I test the ...
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Access router through public IP

I need to access my router through its public IP address , but there's a port forwarding role that forward all HTTP requests port(80) to an internal server . I just need to access the router itself ...
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TP-Link Router Setings are different from other routers?

I have a TP-Link model TD-W8951ND Router and I was wondering why my router settings are different from other TP-Link Routers Do I need to upgrade my firmware??
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How does a Router/Modem obtain the Port Number from an IP Datagram?

The IP datagram header is a layer below the TCP segment which contains information on the port. Therefore before a firewall can inspect a port number, must the IP datagrams be rebuilt into the TCP ...
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how to ping a computer from wan

I want to ping computers connected to a wifi router, 192.168.0.x the wifi router is connected to a LAN cable router, 192.168.1.x i can access the LAN cable router through a wan network, 10.x.x.x i ...
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“local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration”

Alright, I've been running into this error for a while now on this pc's ethernet port, and I've looked around for help. However, my situation seems unique in the sense that I can resolve the issue by ...
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Best way of testing client/server applications as if two different sites

I've been doing a few projects recently testing client/server setups on my LAN. I have a regular ADSL connection at home with my own internal LAN. For example I've setup OpenVPN and tested via my ...
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OS X shows a MAC address different from my router’s [closed]

My router’s hardware MAC address (as indicated on the label on the back) is different from the MAC address I noticed on my MacBook. I had a look at the IPv6 settings and it shows a different router ...
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Share my localhost over router?

The problem: I want to share my localhost, which is currently set up to http://sohan.com by hosts file in system32\drivers\etc folder. I want to access it directly from any other devices that can ...
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How to reconfigure NAT servers so they are exposed?

Here is what I have: Live HTTP server (104.x.x.x) DD-WRT'd wireless router (192.168.2.1 / 8.8.8.8 DNS server) Win 8 Notebook PC (192.168.2.100) VMWare BIND DNS server (192.168.3.108 / NAT on ...
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Router Passthrough WAN to LAN

I currently have a radio with an ethernet output going to an ethernet to serial converter. Radio->Serial Converter->Radio The converter is picking up RTCM packets on 10.39.37.255 The converter has ...
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temporarily keep old wifi router running while configuring new one?

I don't intend to set up a home network with two routers which is what a lot of the existing posts here and elsewhere cover. I just want to have the convenience of having the old connection up ...
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Should I use a second router in extended mode or in normal route mode?

I have a good router (default Cisco from ISP) but with terrible Wi-Fi (no external antenna, and no ac just a/b/g/n). So I bought a good Wi-Fi router (TP-Link Archer C7, which is enough for my Wi-Fi ...
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Is ethernet prioritized over wifi for home routers?

I have five roommates, we have a fastweb router with 100Mbps bandwith. The model is Technicolor TG1100. If I plug in an ethernet cable, is my connection prioritized with respect to others using wifi ...
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Expanding dhcp range on DC

I work for a relatively small company and we are starting to run out of ip addresses for our DHCP server. We currently have a scope of 192.168.10.0/24. This was all set up by an IT company 3 years ...
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Hardware required to setup WLAN access in large house

A house has 3 floors, with thick floors and around 350m^2 total. The person responsible for setting up the electricity and networking in the house recommended to have the router and then 3 ZyXeL NWA ...
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Set Up Router for LAN?

I have a TP Link Router and I want to use for connecting all my computers to each other as a LAN network, not for accessing internet. Now I don't want to connect a LAN cable to my laptop from router, ...
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Controling access to NTFS volumes on router

I have an external USB hard disk with two NTFS volumes on it. I planned on attaching it to my router so that only one volume is available, but the router automatically mounts and shares both. Is it ...
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Mediacom coverage problems

I just recently purchased the Mediacom ultra package and am very disappointed with what I've experienced so far. I rented the modem from Mediacom (Docsis 3.0) which says it is capable of very large ...
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How to redirect certain website on my wifi network?

I am trying to find a way so that on my wifi network I can restrict the access of site like facebook I can do this using parental control . Is there any way so that I can redirect to certain host or ...
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TWC in Bridge, router forwarding ports, coming back closed?

This is fricken maddening. My client has TWC BusClass. We've set their router to bridge mode with a static ip. Works fine and I can ping the connected router, no problem. The connected router is a ...
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Bitcoin faucets show “Server Error 500” on my network, but on others works fine

I am a bitcoin enthusiast, and i use faucets to increase my balance. Before this network i have now, i had a free wifi that is unfortunately closed now. So now i got a router (TP-LINK TL-WR740N), ...
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dd-wrt dnsmasq working only immediately after flushdns

It's been a couple of years since I have a DNS configured in my dd-wrt router to 2 specific sites that I need to access and they're restricted in my provider. I've never changed any configuration, ...
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Motorola router breaks on auto-upgrade, Comcast denies responsibility, how to fix?

I have a Motorola SBG6580 router. A few days ago, I noticed my wireless connection stopped working and the internal IP address I had for one of my devices stopped working, even though I had ...
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Google Services doesn't work with google DNS

I use DSL at work and home, from the same ISP. I have the same router with exactly the same model at both locations. I Have configured the two routers with the very same configuration except the ...
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Share file and folders over Network with Static IP behind a router

I have a DSL Broadband Connection with Static IP 10.10.10.155 and a Router connected to my PC. When I have to use internet with this router, we need to configure WAN Access type is to be Static IP. In ...
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How to benchmark/compare wireless and powerline network?

I want to use my home network for internet gaming, internet movie streaming, local movie streaming (desktop pc to Raspberry Pi) and remote gaming (desktop to Steam Link). I currently have a 100mbps ...
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How to assign domain name to a machine inside LAN with dynamic IP on gateway?

I'm stuck for a while on this question : I got several raspberry pis on my LAN, all with DHCP IP addresses served by MAC address resolution. I use them over several protocols : SSH, TCP. My ISP ...
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Connect wireless router to a network with web-based log-in

Got a new wireless router coming today but the network I connect to requires a web-based log-on (university internet). Is there any way I can log into this using the router, or is the router simply ...
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How to properly test office network quality?

My office's network is super slow when browsing HTTP and I am not sure what is wrong. If someone can point me the way to properly diagnose the problem it would be much appreciated. Some facts: Old ...
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DD-WRT flashed router is not prompting for a password whenever a PC tries to connect to a network

So installed dd-wrt on my ASUS RT-N66U, everything seems to be working fine with it except that whenever a PC wants to connect to my network it is not asked for a password. I already set up my ...
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NTP not getting through even to DMZ

My home router seems to be blocking UDP 123. sudo ntpdate -u time.apple.com works as expected, but sudo ntpdate time.apple.com I get: "no server suitable for synchronization found" I can get a ...
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Access Raspberry Pi web server from outside LAN takes me to router

I am trying to access my Raspberry Pi server from outside (using no-ip), but it takes me to the router page. My setup: Raspberry has a static ip (I can access it from inside LAN using it's local ip ...
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Not able to access IP CAM on different wireless AP

I've set up a small home network with 1 wired router (TP-LINK TL-R860) and 2 wireless routers (TL-WR841N). Everything seems to be working correctly except for one issue... I have a wireless IP cam ...
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Router / Windows + Linux + NAS / hostname service without Windows Server?

My network generally works well. I've got DHCP handing out IP addresses and a few fixed IP's for printers and NAS devices. I've got the following devices on my network all managed through wired and ...
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The SSID of my WiFi is not appearing in the list of neighbor networks

I cannot connect the laptop to my home WiFi network neither trough the local list of wifi networks or manually (setup the SSID, security protocol and password). All neighbour WiFis are accessible ...