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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What is the use of private ip address in Android mobile?

I was able to see my private IP address in my Android phone. While goggling what is my ip I got my public IP. As per my knowledge, In case of broadband connection Public IP is assigned by ISP and ...
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How do you reset a Huawei Outdoor LTE CPE?

It seems like all Huawei outdoor CPE's lack a reset button on the devices. I forgot the login information for mine and cant seem to find anything in the scanty half page manual that came with the ...
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Route traffic through VPN for specific destinations

I would like to route some requests through a VPN while some others would go through a "normal" route. For instance, all requests to website *.xxxx.com, would get routed through the VPN, but all ...
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How do I prioritize my PC on my router with AT&T U-verse?

My family loves using the internet at times that are inconvenient for me because it reduces my bandwidth. How do I make my router prioritize my PC using AT&T U-verse? I'm using Windows 8.
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Is there any reason not to use the external IP when accessing local resources?

Until recently I had always assumed that accessing the external IP address from within the LAN would go out to the internet and then back unless specially configured in the router. Apparently, if it ...
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Switch after Router seems to create own subnet

I have a Router (Easybox 802) connected to the Internet. It has sockets for LAN-cables and a wifi-antenna. One socket of the router is connected to a switch (netgear fs605 v2) in another level in the ...
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Does my router broadcast the original WAN MAC address when rebooting?

I have a cloned WAN MAC address to connect to my ISP, does anyone know if it broadcasts the original router WAN MAC address during the router reboot process?
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ISP DNS conflicts with local DDNS

My Actiontec MI424WR rev. D router hands out two DNS server addresses: [primary] itself [secondary] the ISP's. I assume this is the same DNS server auto-configured on the WAN interface The router ...
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What should /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf look like for a single router when configuring shared-network

Hi I'm just doing some tutorials to learn about networking, and I came across segregating a safe and unsafe network with DHCP using isc-dhcp-server This is what my config file currently has: ...
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I can't connect to the internet via ethernet when connected straight to my router via ethernet

I just got a new PC and have installed Windows 7 64 bit ultimate on to it. My issue is in trying to connect to the internet. I have to ethernet ports, one that is on the motherboard and the other ...
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How do i properly configure Bridge Mode on a modem/router?

Just ordered a modem from a local ISP. When i switch the device to Bridge mode and connect it to my router, i cannot no longer connect to the Internet. On the management page of the modem/router (from ...
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Can't find the IP address of my access point in my network

HJi, here is my configuration: I've a fritz router (the root ), and use a powerline to connect it to another room. To the second power point I've connected a Dlink g624t to create a wifi network in ...
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Non incoming IPv6 multicast with routed AP to eth port

I am using a Vocore with Barrier Breaker to receive an IPv6 multicast stream; my sender is a Windows Desktop where VLC is sending a stream through the wireless interface to the multicast IPv6 ...
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Why does Windows lose network computers?

I am totally fed up with Windows networking capabilities. We have a few computers on a LAN sharing the same workgroup. All computers are running Win 7/8 are connected via LAN cables to a ADSL router. ...
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Visiting a webserver behind a NAT that has a IPv6 ICP IP address

I set up a webserver behind my xfinity WiFi router/modem. Behind the router, I have 10.0.0.X addresses. My public ISP IP address is an IPv6 address. When I login to the router/modem and set up port ...
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Adding a switch hangs my network

In my current setting, I have a Cisco EPC3982AD router running it's own DHCP server, and handing out addresses on the 192.168.150.X subnet to machines connected to it, on the LAN interfaces. In the ...
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Router as switch between wall and main router

Here is the situation: I have an old SMC router that I want to configure as a switch (or bridge, I'm not sure what it would be...) to act as a device that is connected to the internet outlet in the ...
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Wireless access point invalid password

I’m trying to set up a wireless access point to extend the range of my router but I ran into some problems. What I did was the following: Check main router IP address and wireless channel: ...
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Do I have to use an ISP-provided VDSL modem?

Each ISP so far has provided me with their own tweaked VDSL2+ modem. My current provider installed an VDSL modem that had so many errors that I considered paying the additional penalty for changing ...
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IPv6 unreachable until restart interface

IPv6 works just well in most time, but everyday 's midnight, our network is cut up by school to force us go to bed, and recovered at next day 's 6am. This is done, in my guess, by justing power off ...
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What to do as port forwarding can't see ipv4 in ipconfig?

I am in Austria and my cable operator is now changing IP from v4 to v6. On their homepage I can read every updated router have both (public v6 and private v4). When I run ipconfig I can only see my ...
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how do torrent clients circumvent router's firewall?

Could anyone please explain me how the deluge torrent client can get incoming requests to my local machine from the Internet, while I'm behind router's firewall and do not have any port forwarding ...
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Does changing second router from Access Point to extender improve performance for an entire house?

I've got a main router in the living room and one in the attic, where my personal office room is. I've set them up both as different access points. When I'm downstairs, I (of course) have 100% signal ...
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How to test whether a router supports NAT loopback?

I've been unable to find much information on whether my router (Linksys EA4500) supports NAT loopback, so I'd like to perform a test to tell me whether accessing my external ip address from within the ...
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How to configure Switch Router and Two Different Computer with one single Internet Connection?

I think this is quite a bit confusing for me. I have an internet connection that can only be accessed from Computer-A. But then,... I have one Switch WIFI Router TD-W8915ND, and another computer, ...
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How do I setup a Netgear N150 access point to connect to my gateway wirelessly?

Currently, I have a ARRIS-C452 Gateway. I can connect computers that have built-in WiFi. The problem I have is that I have a desktop in another room, and I don't want to run an Ethernet cable from the ...
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How to setup a cheap linux router/proxy to log all URLs requested

I have a bunch of kids/devices connecting to the wireless router in my house at any given time. I know that there are many software/hardware solutions designed to filter out harmful content but I ...
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BSOD after running Virtual Router

I have downloaded and installed Virtual Router Manager 0.9 under Windows 7 from virtualrouter.codeplex.com. It is great. But while running, a blue screen of death suddenly appears randomly every time ...
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Setting up router when modem doesn't have bridge mode, so that DHCP and Port Forward Happen on Router

I have a new Wifi router, and for some inane reason, my modem won't allow bridged mode for my ADSL2 connection. How do I set up my external router, and my current modem/router so that the dedicated ...
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How to repeat a WIFI connection to other devices from Laptop to MIFI 2

On our sail boat I have a strong antenna to pick up guest WIFI hotspots. The antenna is connected to a lap top through a coax cable. I also have a MIFI 2 to connect devices using a data plan. Is ...
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My laptop and my phone top out at 40 Mbps on my home WiFi

So I recently got myself a 50 Mbps down / 5 Mbps up internet connection. I'm very happy with it, except both my MacBook Air and my iPhone 5S top out at about 40-42 Mbps down speed. My PC which has a ...
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bad request or syntax error/not able to understand the request

I've been trying to connect to a router on (ip address 192.168.1.1) using the browsers on my phone to access the configuration settings. Problem is that nokia browser reaches to the point where I ...
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How to enable PPPoE Passthrough in DS-Link WR151DN

My ISP provides the internet via PPPoE and if I enter the user name and password in its connection wizard, it can't connect to the ISP server. As I learned, it requires PPPoE Passthrough (aka PPPoE ...
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Local-link IP - 169.254 - for wireless network adapter - how to fix?

Definitely not the first person to ask this, but I'm wondering how to troubleshoot this... At the moment my wireless adapter on my Windows 7 PC is having issues connecting. My wireless adapter says ...
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Connect router remotely from anywhere

I'm using tp link WR1042ND wireless router and I was wondering If I can login to my router from anywhere through internet even though don't have an public ip which is needed. Is there any way ...
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Strong wifi signal but no internet connection

My wifi router is in my living room. I can use internet fine in the living room, but when I move to my bedroom, the internet connection becomes very choppy. It frequently becomes unresponsive, then I ...
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Buffalo WZR 1750dhp - Can't reach the LAN side using wireless

I have a desktop LINUX box (Ubuntu 14.04 Server) wired to my new WZR 1750dhp router and can connect to the internet from it. I can connect to the internet from my notebook through the router using ...
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Connecting to a computer on a switch from a computer directory from router

So I have 3 Computers: Computer 1: Connected Directly to router. Vendor: Cisco, Model: DPC3939 Computer 2: Connected to switch. Vendor Dynex, Model:: DX-E401 Computer 3: Connected to switch. Vendor ...
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Not able to change password of TP-Link wireless router TL-WR740N

I am using TL-WR740N from TP-Link. I use Internet of Spidigo. Googling about it I find that I have to open tplinklogin.net or http://192.168.1.1 Now do I have to use LAN (Ethernet) cable or I can ...
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Invalid IP Configuration error

I am not sure if this is the right platform to ask this question, and please consider me a newbie. I was using a ADSL modem given by BSNL (ISP). I bought a D-Link WiFi ADSL Router(DSL-2730U). I set ...
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Wifi Blocks Certain address alone

I am not a Networking person and have no idea how to figure this. I am trying to VPN into my office network(from home) to access tools. All the tools are hosted under address 10.0.0.*. I am able to ...
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DNS config for NAT with BIND

Over the past days, i installed CentOS on a computer that I'm using to mess around with system admin related tasks. What im doing is, I'm basically making this computer into a "super router" as i like ...
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Android virtual router

I just bought a chromecast and unfortunately it requires at least three devices; 1- The Chromecast 2- A device to control the chromecast (in my case a Tablet) 3- A WiFi router I was ...
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Can a home PPPoE connection access all websites, regardless of the site infrastructure's MTU settings?

I'm just trying to get my head round MTU, MRU and MSS. My interest initially came from the answer in this post: Security risk of PING?: Some ICMP packet types MUST NOT be blocked, in particular ...
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iptables - UDP Packets from unknown IP addresses

I'm really new to basic systems administration, and this question is a bit difficult for me to Google. I'm setting up a small raspberry pi server for my own personal use, to teach myself some basic ...
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Router as NAS fileserver

I have a Router with USB hard drive sharing capabilities... but I want to replace it. There's a good chance the replacement router won't have USB sharing capabilities... Can I just disable the ...
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How to make a computer like a router(for internet access)?

I'm trying to access my internet through another computer. The computer are connected with cable to internet and it also has a wireless network card(I don't know if same card handles both or if they ...
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Using ethernet ports on Surfboard SBG6580 in bridge mode

tl;dr: I have a Surfboard SBG6580 modem/router combo running in bridge mode with an Airport Extreme as the main router. I want to be able to use the Ethernet ports on the Surfboard to attach ...
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traceroute just showing a single hop to any host, no matter how remote?

So, at a friend's place, no matter where I do a traceroute to, I always get an immediate response of exactly one hop, just as if the computer would be directly connected to the target system. IIRC, ...
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Create a separate second wifi network with wireless access to the first one's internet connection

I needed a local wireless network to connect a set of notebooks for local multiplayer gaming with separate notebooks/PCs. In order to keep latecy low, I wanted to connect the notebooks to my old wifi ...