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 Forward/route connection from LAN port to WAN port and back

I have a TP-link TL-WR841nd home router, whose WAN port is connected to a local PC as server, and whose clients connect via WiFi. How do I enable the clients on WiFi to communicate with the server ...
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Server tries to communicate to Client's local IP from a different network

I am a networking illiterate but I am trying to make a Server on my home network communicate with some Clients on my friend's home network over the Internet. Neither my friend nor I have a static ...
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How to have DD-WRT repeater Wi-Fi always on?

Is it possible to keep the repeater Wi-Fi on, even when the source modem is not turned on? Because that is my only way to access it. This is the longer version So I have a normal modem and ...
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Share files on external hard disk via router?

I have a TP Link W8951ND router, and it DOES NOT have a USB port. I would like to share files from an external hard disk over the LAN network, using this router. I was wondering if there was any way ...
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What is the difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels

Why 2.4G channels are like 1,2,3,4,5 and why 5G channels are like 36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64 & what is main difference between them ? 4G & 5G for real user ?
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Connect to server LAN through OpenVPN

I have an OpenVPN server running on my Asus router (merlin firmware). I can connect to the OpenVPN which gives me an ip of 172.16.36.0 255.255.255.0. I can connect to the router ip address ...
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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 ...