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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Swapping the ISP supplied router on DSL connections that also supply TV

My ISP is TalkTalk and I have one of their FTTC packages. With that I also have their YouView TV service. Before getting this service I used my own routers, as ISP supplied ones didn't have the ...
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How to fight network latency and jitter issues on Wifi?

I'm having problems with my Wifi connection. I did a test on PingTest.net with the following results: Packet Loss: 0% Ping: 103ms Jitter: 29ms Same test but from another machine on the network ...
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Can see open network in XP , but not connect. Only happened since arriving in Australia(!?) with multiple devices

I've had a netbook for a couple of years, while travelling, and it's fantastic. Little XP Asus netbook. Never had problems. However since arriving in Australia (Melbourne) I've run into a couple of ...
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How to get username/password of Netcomm modem?

I am trying to login to a Netcomm modem NB16VM but admin/admin doesn't work. How can I get the correct username/password? How do I do a hard reset of the modem? Will that revert the ...
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Browser randomly opens router login requester instead of webpage

I don't understand why this is happening..3 or 4 times a day when I'm browsing the web I'll click a link in my bookmarks and instead of going to the webpage a requester comes up asking for my router ...
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Buffalo Router WZR-HP-G450H slow and unstable

I bought a Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H router. Problem 8 device connected to it via wireless. When power it on, the connection speed is very fast, about 5MB/s while transfer files between a wired server ...
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tp-link 1043nd no internet after flashing to gargoyle firmware

all!! ive recently bought a tp-link wr1043nd version 1.10 and flashed gargoyle firmware 1.5.9 onto it (after intermediate step of flashing from stock firmware to german version of firmware) ive read ...
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Wi-Fi router not working - Belkin N600

I can't connect to the interenet using my wifi router (Belking N600). But if I connect my computer via wire through either the modem or the wi-fi router, it works. It is just the wi-fi having ...
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Can't set up port forwarding on ZyXEL DSL router

I'm trying to set up SSH connection with a PC that is behind the DSL router. I do know that to do that - I need to turn off firewall on the router and set up port forwarding. So my firewall is off. ...
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Daisy chain two switches and one router

I'm trying to set up my home network but I have some connectivity issues with my switches. Basically the scheme is R <-> S1 <-> S2. The problem is that the two switches don't appear to be ...
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Redirecting All Requests - Linksys Router

I currently have a Cisco WRV200 Wireless-G VPN router with RangeBooster, with that I've created an Access Point and set up a small Local Area Network. This Local Area Network obviously has no access ...
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Modem and PC refuse to work together

A friend of mine asked me to help him with his network, strangely his ADSL modem always disconnects whenever he plugs in his computer. But as long his computer is offline the modem works just fine for ...
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Router in repeater mode

We have a Buffalo AirStation WHR-HP-G300N as the main router. We also have an Asus RT-N53 router located one floor higher. I've set the Asus router to act as a repeater for the Buffalo. There is a ...
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Router requires a power cycle super often, drives me bananas

So let me start with the problem. Quite often the wireless network in my house stops working and I'm forced to unplug and plug it back in (power cycle) -- I'm going to estimate this happens 10-25 ...
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barebones features for a DD-WRT router acting as PPTP server

I have a little router (Linksys E900) only to act as a VPN server. I have a decent router behind it, handling radio anyway. So I am happy to relegate any other CPU-intensive stuff to the bigger ...
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My computer connects to the more distant of my 2 routers by default

I'm running two routers in my home because one isn't enough to get signal from one side of my apartment to the other. So I have the main NetGear dual-band router in my living room connected to my ...
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Connect lan printer to wlan on seperate networks

We have two modems in our offices providing two different internet connections. One modem is linked to an ethernet switch which connects 10 PCs and a printer together. The other Modem is connected to ...
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Netgear Router VLAN setup

I recently had a fibre connection installed, and as per usual it comes with a crappy router which I wish to replace. The provided setup is a fibre modem (Huawie HG8240) with WAN output to the ISP ...
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Connecting wireless router to wired ADSL modem

I'm trying to connect a wireless router to a wired ADSL modem. Steps followed: Connected wireless router to PC and configured static IP [192.168.1.20], gateway [192.168.1.1] Connected wireless ...
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Cisco 1841 Router Error

The ROMMON mode displays this continuously. System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport Copyright (c) 2006 by cisco Systems, Inc. ...
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How to unblock jabber on TI ADSL router with iptables

I have old but reliable Texas Instruments ADSL router. Board AR7RD; BUILD=061005; VERSION=3.7.1 If that matters... One thing that bothers me is that it somehow blocking my jabber (Pidgin ...
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Internet from 3G phone to PC, trying to share internet through LAN port to router

I posted over on Reddit for help first, but ultimately the issue is unresolved. Anyone trying to help may want to look at the conversation I had over there. I'm on Win7x64, Enterprise N. Ultimately, ...
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Modem Throws me out of Wifi Network

I have a Cisco Router. At any point of time no more than 4 people can be connect to the network. And it keeps kicking me out of the wifi. If i disconnect and reconnect again am back on the network. IS ...
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How find IP adress of a lost Bridge

This is my network : (Yellow : Wifi and Green : Cable) Image Link : http://i.stack.imgur.com/AtewB.jpg (Sorry I dont have 10 reputation i'm new) My PC 3 can't obtain ip adress by DHCP because the ...
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TP link TL-WR1043ND can't access some homepages via wireless

I ran into some trouble with my wireless connection this morning. I can connect to my wireless network and it seems to be sending an receiving packets, but I can only access some websites like ...
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Router hangs once in a while

What are the issues that cause a router to hang? I have a router that has 15 machines of which 3 are on WiFi. Also there are 2 ip cameras. The network is entirely dedicated for a project relating to ...
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Multiple WAPs: Bandwidth, Frequency Considerations

The router in my LAN closet does 2 and 5 GHz. In the kitchen, I have a single-band 2 GHz WAP, and in the garden shed I have another single-band 2 GHz WAP. All are set to Bandwidth = 40 MHz, Wireless ...
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How to connect another computer to the router

I already have a Windows 7 PC connected to my NETGEAR WGR614v10 router and I am able to use internet in that computer. Now I need to connect one of my old computer to the router to share the ...
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Router intermittently failing

My old Asus router died a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd set up my Debian box to deal with routing my home network. I have a few complications, but I adapted my configuration from a previously ...
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Mac WiFI connection sharing to router

I am trying to share my Macs WiFi connection to a linksys wrt54g router but nothing seems to be working. When I plug the ethernet cord from the Mac into the internet port of the router the ethernet ...
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SSH Not Working After Installing DD-WRT

I have a pogoplug server hacked with the instructions here. It has worked fine for over a year now. I can ssh into it and do what ever I want. Today I installed DD-WRT on my router, after setting up ...
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WiFi connection is -always- limited connectivity for every network/router

I have a Lenovo v570 with a Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 card and running windows 7 home premium 64bit. Every time I connect to a wireless network it says connection unsuccessful, and that I have ...
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Unable to open ports on the virgin media super hub VMDG480, anybody have/had this issue and has a fix?

Recently got 30Mbps broadband from Virgin Media and the gave us a modem/router super hub (VMDG480), I have tried opening ports for a couple of game servers but when I check these, they are still ...
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DSL Modem with Wireless Router

I have a D-Link WBR-1310 wireless router and a TP-Link TD-8616 DSL modem. My old DSL modem died recently and I got the TP-Link as a replacement. With my old DSL modem, I plugged it into the WAN port ...
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Ping Flooding in router log

I've had recently a period of repeated disconnections from my router with connection problems. I checked my router log I found several Ping Flooding entries all originating from the IP 69.171.227.232 ...
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Ip doesn't change when switching networks, although automatic ip is set. Cause of the issue known

I have two routers at my house. Both of them have DCHP server enabled. One of them is 192.168.1.1 and gives adresses from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.32 The other one is 192.168.1.50 and gives adresses ...
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How to update Thomson's TG585 v7 Firmware using Telnet

The Thomson upgrade tool isn't detecting my router, I tried many times by disabling the Firewall as suggested, but yet it's not being detected, it worked only once, I upgraded to 8.2.4.11, but I lost ...
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High data rate detected but slow speed

I have an ADSL2+ modem and my max download speed tends to be ~170kb/s (1300 kbps), instead my modem stats claim that it should be almost 5x faster: Downstream Upstream SNR ...
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Port forwarding windows 7

I need to forward petitions from a laptop connected on two routers. The first one is the Internet router (192.168.1.0/24, WIFI), and the second is a VPN router (10.x.x.0/24, WIRED, DHCP relay over ...
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Limit Netflix bandwidth

Netflix massacres my ping whenever I play online games. Preferably, I'd like to be able to monitor and limit/assign priorities to any applications using my home network, but if it's a ...
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TP-Link MR3220 3g Router not able to ping to its DDNS Address even after disabling SPF security

I have a TP-Link MR3220 3G Router. I'm using this Router with a 3G USB Modem to connect to internet. The problem with this modem is: I cannot ping the modem from outside to its DDNS address, even ...
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Constant network crashes

I have a network, and it has had serious trouble since before I started working on it. It continues to be problematic at best, and down right broken at worse. I'm pretty much at my wits end with it! ...
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Tunnel router's outbound traffic through ssh?

Not looking for VPN. Trying to bypass traffic counter by tunneling to a m/c (non-restricted non-counted with no root access). Currently I am doing a tunnel(via sshuttle/tunnelier) for every client on ...
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Losing internet connection intermittently

Recently I've been experiencing my internet connection being lost. The yellow triangle signals no internet connection and then picks it up again after a couple of seconds. It could be that it's been ...
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How to set WAN side buffers for WRT54GL running Tomato Firmware

I've recently set up a machine running m0n0wall to try and fight buffer bloat and do some traffic shaping. It was more convenient (geographically speaking) to connect the cable modem directly to my ...
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Why do pings to my router take to long? Could it be CPU?

I have an Ubuntu server that is running as a router. The internet will be really slow a lot of times so I checked the ping to the router and it will go up to 1400 at some points. I have top, iftop and ...
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Accessing a wireless router on a different subnet

Okay, I'll try to describe how this network is set up. I didn't do it personally, but it has been described to me. Firstly, we get our internet from a 3G wireless USB card from ATT. This means that ...
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Computer never connects to the internet automatically on startup?

I have my Windows Vista laptop connected directly to the router via an ethernet cable, and every time I switch the computer on, the computer cannot connect to the internet. It comes up as limited or ...
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Mikrotik & Bluetooth coexistence

I'm having some issues with my bluetooth devices when wifi is running, especially when it's busy doing a backup. I solved this on my old router with a mode called "bluetooth coexistence" in tomato on ...
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odd wifi speed issue - after reset runs at 10mb+, after 5 minutes back to 0.5mb

i our office we are running 4 computers all using wifi - 2 macs, 2 pcs and a couple of smart phones (not that they are using the wifi all that much) the internet is really slow, so if we reset the ...