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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1 modem 2 routers with independant networks

Ok I have 2 routers and one modem. (I also have a switch handy) I would like to connect both routers to the modem. The only catch is I don't want both networks down if one router stops working or is ...
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How to connect BT Fibre HomeHub to a Netgear router

Situation is this: In the house I have a BT Fibre HomeHub3, connected together with a BT Openreach modem, works great in the house, no problem. To this HomeHub I have connected an Ethernet cable ...
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Can't access local network resources from a specific access point

I've got two wireless routers in my home; one came with my internet service and is also the modem for the service. I also have another setup for extra range. I've connected the second (a d-link ...
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Switching to IPv6 - Do I need a router?

In the future, since every IP (IPv6 adress) is going to be global, we don't need to use NAT. So basically, why do I need a router on an IPv6-only global network? Why not just replace my router with a ...
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How to forward a port in VM which is behind NAT

I see a few questions similar to my but, they didn't answer my question. I have a router. I have installed Debian in VM and setup a ssh server on it. I want to forward a port for this machine on my ...
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Can't get port forwarded to local machine

I am using a Huawei E5172As-22 Router. I am trying to open a port on my router but I can't seem to get through the router. This is what I have done/tried: Set static IP (192.168.1.55) Port forward ...
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Can't externally ping my server

I set up an a Ubuntu Server with LAMP and am trying to access it externally. What I did: I set up an account at no-ip.com following this article I gave the server a local static ip of ...
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Port forwarding with Verizon FIOS and ActionTec router (hard)

I just spent over an hour with Verizon and ActionTec support, trying to open ports to one of my local machines. IMHO, the Verizon guy was very helpful but not technically deep enough to figure it out, ...
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How to reveal pppoe password behind asterisk in my router?

I lost my pppoe password, so I want to recover it from my router configuration setting but I am not succeeding after my lot of research on Internet. I used many password revealer tools but it can't ...
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How to set some static and some dynamic IPs for different computers on 1 router/modem?

So I currently have 3 rasberry pi's stacked up connected to my network. My router has a built in modem (Actiontech V1000H) which has 4 LAN ports and 2 WAN ports? Not very sure, I dont know the ...
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dd-wrt disabled DHCP, now no longer connects even wired

I had a perfectly functional DD-WRT router set up with networked file storage, port forwarding, multiple wireless networks, etc. The router was connected directly to my modem. I moved to a new ...
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Connecting to captive portal wifi over PPPoE using WCR-HP-GN

im a bit of a beginner with routers, so here it goes. i'm living in asia and i have moved into a new block where the landlord forces you to use internet via a captive portal that he retails. Problem ...
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How to access computer behind router [duplicate]

In home I have a computers that are behind router. I have 3 laptops connected to the router how can I create SSH servers in one of those laptops and connect to it. Let's say that this computer address ...
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Playing media from ftp server

I have a question re access to ftp server from a media player (hardware, not the windows media player). I think about buying a router with ftp server function to take the load off from my quite old ...
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WAN light is not stedy in netis 2411 router

I m facing a problem unable to have wifi connection, as the netis router light is not steady.how to fix this?
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Trying to access a file share from a Wi-Fi router through a switch - can't see the share

So I've got a machine connected to Wi-Fi, and that Wi-Fi router is connected to the switch to get its internet access. That switch is where the machine with the file share is located. Other hard wired ...
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LAN Ethernet to Wifi Extender [duplicate]

Would it be possible to have a bridging like solution, but in this way: LAN | -------------- --------------- | - - | AP1 AP2 | | ...
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Reading Linksys EA3500 Configuration File

Is there a way to view the configuration of a Linksys EA3500 from a .cfg backup of the router's configuration? What I mean is, can I open the backup file to view the configuration settings of the ...
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How to block Google DNS on my TD-W8961ND router

How to block Google DNS on my TD-W8961ND router? I want to watch my US Netflix on Chromecast here in the UK, but it will not broadcast the US Netflix over. I have been reading on a few different ...
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Should I purchase a switch, a hub, or a router?

I have just installed a Motorola SURFboard SBG901 cable modem, and I can connect two computers I have to the Internet via Wifi. I'd like to distribute the Internet connection among some other machines ...
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Internet browsing, downloading works.. However can't connect to any online game servers?

My internet browsing works and I could also download things just fine. However, when I launch any multiplayer game, the servers don't show up and I can't connect at all. Why is that? I did a scan, ...
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Two routers connected to one DSL modem

Let's say that currently I have a VDSL modem connected to the phone wall-socket: it takes the VDSL line/signal. Then I've a router, connected from the WAN port, through ethernet, to the modem. The ...
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No internet connection with “Obtain DNS server address automatically” IPv4 settings

I had to setup a new workstation at work today, but couldn't get connected to the internet before looking at and following the other computer's in the office DNS settings as follows: Use 8.8.8.8, ...
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Turning windows 7/8 into VPN router

I am currently trying to turn my pc running windows 7 (storage media server with flexraid) into a VPN router that allows other devices to access the media content (works fine now) and allow other ...
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Kali Linux not detecting wireless network in dual boot

Am new to Linux. Just downloaded and installed Kali Linux 1.0.7 yesterday. I have a wireless connection in the house. But Kali doesn't seem to be detecting the network. I go to the network icon and ...
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Ethernet cable too long?

I have an Ethernet cable running from a Huawei ADSL router to a computer> The total length is 61 meters (200 ft). When connected to the computer, a cycle of identifying, disconnected, identifying, ...
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Is my wireless AP broken?

I have TPLink wr741nd provided by my ISP so I cannot check the settings. Now the problem is I have really bad reception at my desk. I did some tests under same conditions, measuring with inSSIDer3 ...
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How to identify one router amoung multiple routers with same name?

I use windows 7. WiFi is enabled in my office. There is a static IP and a port, that we need to configure in the LAN Settings, under internet options to connect to internet. When connecting to ...
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3 routers, how to connect each of the 2 routers to the main one(older)

I have 3 different routers. One of the older ones is the main router which has the incoming connection from my internet provider. My question is if I want to connect the newest router (cisco) and ...
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No route to host: I can SSH to myself via the IP my router assigns me but not to myself via the IP my ISP assigns me

I'm positive this question has been answered somewhere else but I'm not sure what to search for. (I'm trying things like "telnet ubuntu ssh daemon unable to connect".) I can SSH into 10.0.0.9 I can ...
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What is the difference between a 3G router and a “classic” router?

I've seen a lot of 3G router and all of them requires a USB 3G modem to work. But basically, any router who has a USB port could handle a USB modem, no ? There is no specific hardware in a 3G router, ...
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How to receive signals of indoor router with outdoor router?

I bought a new TP-LINK TL-WA5210G outdoor router. But I don't know how to receive signals of indoor router TP-LINK TL-WR841N with outdoor router.
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Having trouble with MySQL and 3306

I have XP Pro, Netcomm NB304N Modem and ADSL out to web. Web page is on our shared server website. MySQL is installed, 3306 is shown as open and accessible by Port Forwarder yet I cannot get a script ...
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Inundated with LLC traffic

A router (Netgear DG834GV) of mine is sending an endless stream of LLC traffic to a laptop on the network. The packets are DSAP variations on 3346.321206000 LLC Netgear_38:ce:5c Apple_70:19:99 ...
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“Sleeping” hard drive with dd-wrt NAS

I have a Linksys e4200 (v1) router running DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_big-nv60k. I attached a Seagate drive and have it shared over SMB and FTP. It seems at times it unmounts the drive. ...
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How the WLAN interface of a home router do to reply DHCP requests just at connection time?

Using VirtualBox I created a VM with the following VirtualBox Network Settings: Attached to: Bridged Adapter Name: wlan0 ... .. . wlan0 is the wireless interface of my laptop, which is connected to ...
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I want to use my rt-n66u as a network adaptor

I am moving to a building that has a good connection and free wifi. I therefore want to connect to this, but buying a good wireless card is expensive, and I have an Asus rt-n66u connected by cable to ...
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Need to use wireless network for internet, and wired for security cam server simultaniously

I've finally managed to get an axis 2401+ video server working, so I can have an old color CCTV cam monitoring my server in the garage, however, I have an issue. I need to use wireless for connecting ...
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Router setup without internet connection [closed]

I have a neighbor who has recently purchased a consumer-grade drone and who is flying it around annoying the neighbors. Apparently the remote for the drone operates in the 2.4 ghz band and so I'd ...
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Modem+Router+Switch+Router connection in a LAN

What I am trying to do: I have 2000 users in a region. I have one modem and from that I connect a router now router can only grant access to the IPs between 192.168.0.1-255 BUT my users are 2000 what ...
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Age of Empires II via TCP/IP Internet connection

I have made a lot of research about that, but still no luck. I'm behind a router so I got the specific ports forwaded. Once I create the game on AoF it shows my private IP, when I use GameRanger the ...
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Zyxel Repeater is faster than actual access point

I have a Zyxel Access Point NBG5615 and I'm repeating the 2.4Ghz Network with a small Zyxel repeater (WRE2205). The extending of the network works great as loong it's almost in the same room, than I ...
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By what route do packets travel if I use an external IP address for my home server?

Question If I connect to my home server via the domain name (i.e. via the external IP address), where do the packets travel? Do they travel to the home router, to my ISP router, and then back? ...
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Network Fluctuating

Am working an a small business and i have over 20 client computers on my LAN and i am having a windows Server 2008 R2 on the LAN also which is my dns server. My ISP installed a bridge (outdoor) that ...
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Send files between two systems over LAN

I am able to send the files from one to another system connected on same router in a LAN. Now, I connected one more router to the first router to increase the range of wireless connectivity. When I ...
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getting a 3 router setup to work properly

I have 3 routers hooked up in the following way. The main router is connected to WAN on each of the other 2 routers. However only one of the routers connected to the main router is connecting to the ...
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Indoor navigation Access Points or WDS (WiFi Repeater)

I want to attempt a small in-door WiFi navigation project I have no problems regarding programming but I'm lost on the Networking part. Basically what I need is WiFi routers under same network name ...
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Having trouble connecting to home network

Ok so my laptop has recently (in the past month) started having trouble connecting to the home network. It will intermittently connect and disconnect every time I log on to my laptop. It will last for ...
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Repurpose a cable modem/router as merely a router

Please bear with me - I'm unclear about much of the terminology used in home networking. The scenario: I would like to set up a wireless network. I live in a shared house where internet service is ...
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DarkKnight RT-N66U - have “public” AP and private WiFi network sharing the incoming cable

I have an ASUS Dark Knight (RT-N66U) running Tomato (by Shibby) firmware, which I am currently using as a repeater for a very weak network. Since recently I have been given access to a wireless access ...