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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Unable to connect to WiFi via Win7 Desktop's internal or external USB Wireless NIC (can ping; no browser access); can use Android USB tethering

I have had this issue since I moved into my new sublease a few months ago. Effectively, I am unable to connect to my apartment's Comcast WiFi using my Windows 7 desktop's built in wireless card. I can ...
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I keep getting unusual devices on my router

I keep seeing devices on my router that aren't mine (I have cataloged the MAC addresses of the devices in the household). I can ban them, but I can't stop them from coming. Although I use a secure ...
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Router IP giving me ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

About a week ago I re-configured my router, and I just remembered that I didn't change the DNS. Now I tried to open its setup page at 192.168.0.1, and I just keep getting this ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS ...
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Cannot connect via RDP from one remote computer but can from another remote

I want to connect to my desktop computer from my notebook when I'm at church, but I cannot. Then, from the church, I connect to other remote computer at work, and from it, remotely, I successfully ...
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Cisco NAT problems (Packet Tracer)

I have a little problem with my NAT configuration. When I ping 2 separated PC or laptop, the ICMP packet does not "find" the route back to the source machine. The NAT translate the IP when the ...
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Two Sites, One Firewall, Two wireless bridge, One ADSL modem,Internet Sharing

I have two physically separate sites, Site A and Site B. Site A - connected two Side B via a Wireless Bridge Site A - Transparent Wireless bridge terminates into the switch of Site A Site A - Has a ...
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Very slow wifi speed

I have recently bought a TP-Link WR841N v10. In general it is working ok, but the wifi speed never goes above 840kbps. Via ethernet it can reach as high as 10-20 Mbps. But wifi seems to be capped at ...
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Randomly getting 'Request timed out' when pinging wireless router

It happens on my desktop randomly, the more i use the connection the more likely to happen (i.e. the moment when I load a new, playing a videogame with constant connection). The connection drops for a ...
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How can I turn a computer and wireless router into a small network with no Internet connection?

I am looking to make a project for a college club that involves setting up a Linux server (for webpages or a database) and accessing that server over a wireless connection. However, I would like to ...
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Can a server in a DMZ pose a security risk to the rest of the network?

I'm on the road a lot for work so and I was thinking I might take an old laptop and set up some VM labs to play around with on it that I can access when I'm away from home. It would just be a ...
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Ubuntu Server gets kicked off LAN periodically / when another device joins LAN

I'm running into an issue with my newly created Ubuntu server. Full Disclosure: I'm pretty new to both networking and Ubuntu, so I may have missed any basic setup step that would address this ...
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Will this setup cause a Bottleneck Connection / Speed issues?

I'll have one cat6 cable running from my router to a switch. That switch will then give internet and network access to 5+ devices. Will this cause a bottleneck / anything negative if all devices are ...
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Why blocking sites in OpenDNS does not work?

So, I have Asus WIFI router, which uses 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 DNS servers. My devices have 192.168.1.1 DNS server. I added some sites in https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/. ...
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Solutions for connecting two routers to a switch

I have an ADSL modem (bridge mode) that connects to a router for providing internet connection all over my place. Some days ago, I bought a dual-band router expecting to get less interference at 5 GHz ...
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How can I get a new IP address assigned to my NetGear CG3000D-RG?

I have a cable modem/router combo ( Netgear CG3000D-RG ). For... reasons... I want to change my IP address. Before, when I had just a standard cable modem, I was able to do this via windows by ...
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Port Forwarding to changing internal IP address

I have a security IP cam that I like to check remotely. I have set up my router to forward to the port I have assigned to the cam, etc. Here is the problem. My ISP router periodically changes the ...
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Alternatives to the V35 interface

I am trying to find an alternative for the legacy cables I am using. I currently have a Cisco router connected to a DL 600 E (Multiplexer). On the Cisco router there is a serial port. On the ...
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IPSEC VPN between Mikrotik & Fortigate30D Device

I want to setup an IPSEC VPN tunnel between a mikrotik 912UAG device and a fortigate30D device so that anything connected on my mikrotik LAN is able to communicate to anything connected on my ...
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Weird Internet Connection Issue

I'm experiencing internet issues all day with the following details: Skype works but can't log in (login probably requires dns). RDP connection to a server worked normally, but pinging my public ip ...
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OpenVPN fails on different port

I have an OpenVPN setup with a linux server and windows client in mode-server with tap and over UDP. Everything works with port 1194. But I want to change to port 500. On my firewall I forward port ...
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DHCP Requests leaking through VPN

I have a spread-out setup to deal with: 3 off-site buildings with Tomato Firmware-based routers, connecting to another Tomato-based router as a VPN setup. The Server router is also in our private LAN ...
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internet connection on FortiWiFi 60C

I'm trying to change my old router to FortiWiFi 60C When I connect 60C to uplink, wan1 receive all setting by DHCP, but there is no internet connecting. Wan1 ip: 46.x.x.51 255.255.255.255 gw ...
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create a PPTP VPN server to act same as PureVPN PPTP server?

Our ISPs are providing us with private IP addresses so port forwarding is not possible , the are offering fixed IP but with extremely high price so the only option is to use VPN. I choose PureVPN ...
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Clients of small dormitory wireless routers cannot connect to the internet

I have some weird problems occurring on a small dormitory (30 rooms total) LAN that I manage. Here is the current network layout of the dorm: Please note that I already did some experiments last ...
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LAN to LAN with different subnet

Is it possible to have 2 routers to communicate to each other via LAN to LAN (not LAN to WAN) despite both have different subnet? Topo: Router 1 (192.168.1.0/24) Router 2 (10.0.0.0/24) For ...
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Two networks over one UTP cable

I have a networking question. I have only one UTP cable between two rooms, and two networks I need to get through that cable. Situation outline Bedroom 1 rasbery pi (no wifi) 1 tv setupbox ...
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How to forward same port on multiple IPs

I have TL-WR841N router and I'm trying to forward ports but it only accepts a single IP. I need that port forwarded for 2 PCs, so two IPs. How can I do that?
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Modem router as router

So I had this crazy idea that I'm not sure is possible. I have a modem router (GPON ONT) with 4 ethernet port and 1 WAN port (fiber optic) from ISP : All ethernet ports is for LAN devices under ...
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Client can not take ip when ebtable rule is active

I've asked problem in this link before. https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=318612#p318612 I can get along this problem with taking all ipv4 packages to the network layer and new rule is ...
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How do I enable SSH from a wifi to a desktop connected by an Ethernet cable (Ubuntu 15.10)?

I have a laptop and a desktop (both running linux ubuntu 15.10). I work mainly on the desktop, but sometimes I like to be around the house with the laptop. Right now, I have ssh working so that, ...
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How can I make a website “see me” as a totally new connection?

I'll summarize my problem as concisely as possible. I'm taking an online real estate course that requires, by law, that I spend a certain amount of time in each unit. For 2.5 months, the timer on the ...
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Internet is Fine When Connect Through Router and Not Through the Modem

And no: I didn't confuse a router for a modem. When I have my ethernet cord plugged into my laptop from the modem itself, I get no Internet, and no gateway. However, when I connect it through a ...
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Configuration of DMZ on LRT214

I want to learn more about network technology. Therefore I want to run a raspberry pi in the DMZ as a web server. What is working: Appache Server on the pi is working. When I use it in the LAN and ...
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Bypass ISP DNS hijacking with OpenWRT DNSMasq

So my ISP is blocking some site left and right, changing the DNS manually is not working due to Transparent DNS Proxy. The workaround is possible by installing DNSCrypt in my computer, however not ...
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why all the sudden I cannot access a remote SVN?

I am working for a company remotely. The SVN server is running on their site. I access it from my home remotely for several months. Yesterday morning I found I cannot access the SVN server. They ...
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Bridge external wifi over LAN to a local router to extablish home network

I work on a sailing yacht and I normally can use Port WiFi. My aim is to create an internal network (cable and WiFi) using the external datas. My hardware: external antenna with USB WiFi card ...
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Router stops working

I got a router that stops working, and I would need advice on how to troubbleshoot this. Okay so here is the thing: My parents got a router given by the internet provider. The router works fine ...
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Why won't my old laptop with Vista connect to the Internet?

I have received an older Compaq Presario laptop (Vista) which won't go out to the internet. The Network Connection sees the Netgear N600 router, says connected, signal strength excellent, but ...
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Captive portal from USB dongle

I need a router which will show an html-page stored on usb-flash-drive to newly connected wifi-user. The page will contain a form, and results of this form should be stored to usb-flash-drive. Is it ...
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Router wifi password encryption types and why do they matter?

up until now i've just been blindly following articles etc. to set my router's wifi password encryption type to WPA2-PSK/AES, but what does it really mean for me? does this just make it harder for ...
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El capitan unable to reach internet via wifi sometimes

Since yesterday (when my internet provider had some maintenance) my mac book pro (el capitan 10.11.4) has some problems with the Wifi, here's an extract of me pinging google.com via wifi: Request ...
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Linksys WRT1900AC custom domain routing

Can I configured on the router so that domain-abc.com maps to a designated public IP? Currently I can do it by configuring /etc/hosts to map the domain to any public IP on my workstation. However, I ...
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Port forwarding service conflict with an existing port forwarding rule offering Any service

I am trying to add a port forwarding rule to my router that will allow a webcam and a 3d print server to run so that I can have remote administration. I am getting the following error service ...
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Cant see UPNP or any devices on an rPI access point I made. Trivial / Simple fix? Iptable issue?

I setup a basic wireless access point to access my ethernet network from my wifi devices not near it. I can access devices by ip just fine, but devices connected to the wifi network can't see upnp ...
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Netgear router DNS issues, config page inaccessible

I have a netgear WNDR4500v2 router, which for the last several months has been having strange DNS-related(?) issues. For several months, routerlogin.net and http://192.168.1.1 (the current gateway) ...
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How to safely open ports on home networks for testing purposes

I am trying to simulate a client/server scenario on my home network. To setup the socket connections, i require unused ports. For safety reasons these ports are closed. What criteria should be ...
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Troubleshoot over utilisation on office network

I have a cisco 1941 router connected to a switch, and a modem. I suddenly noticed a huge slow down with the internet connection. It happened very abruptly. I did an isolated test and noticed i was ...
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making one network with ISP modem & own router

I have a modem from my ISP, with 2 LAN ports and a wireless network. (let's call these network A and wireless network A.) I bought a TP-link TL-WR1043ND, that has 1 internet port, 4 lan ports, and is ...
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What do the following devices do on a DSL modem: ppp_0_35_1, nas_0_35, cpcs0, atm0

I have a modem at home, that runs PPPoEoA and does NAT for internet connectivity. I noticed that in Bridge mode, the modem data link light only fires when I send/receive something. However when I ...
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Hand out different public address from one router

Recently, we got a WiFi router. We got that working. But there is a problem. Our university provides every individual with user login IDs and passwords. We can't access any website which is not on our ...