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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Switch or Router for LAN party?

I was wondering, if I want to play games with lots of my friends, without clogging up my house's router's connection (my grandma will be using it at the time), whether I should buy a network switch ...
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DD-WRT: dnsmasq headaches with static hosts

I am using dd-wrt (r23503, for the record) on my new Asus RT-AC56U router. Unfortunately, dnsmasq configuration is giving me nothing but headaches. Here's what I want: DNS queries from the LAN/...
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How to share PC Internet over Wireless Router on Windows?

I just bought a Wireless Router that has 4 Ethernet LAN Ports and one WAN port. The manual that came along with the Router asks to connect a Broadband (Cable/xDSL) modem to the WAN port. However, I do ...
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I have 4 Ethernet RJ45 ports which were limited to 200KB per second. How to use all 4 ports to speed up my network connection?

I have 4 Ethernet RJ45 ports under my desk. The speed of those ports were limited to 200KB per second. Is there a way to use all 4 ports to speed up my network connection? What I want is 200KB X 4 = ...
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Is there a program to know internet usage for each computer in a network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor internet usage in my network? Monitor bandwidth on personal network I would like to know if there is a program which can, at the end of the day, tell us ...
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MoCa from scratch

I want to extend an ethernet LAN in a structure wired with coax. I understand that MoCA would be a good option. Before I purchase equipment I would like to know exactly what I'll need. I am having ...
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New laptop with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 has inconsistent wireless connection

So, I got a new Toshiba L50-B-103 (Windows 8.1 64-bit, specs) which comes in with the wireless card indicated in the title, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160. I use this computer mainly for gaming, ...
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Does the order of entries in the routing table matter?

Does the routing order matter: > route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 123.x.x.151 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH ...
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How to get wireless coverage over my whole house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router? My wireless router does not cover my whole house... Can I do something maybe with multiple routers, ...
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Why is it so hard to connect with a cable modem and router?

I've gone through various combinations of cable modems, routers, computers, and apartments in my life, and one thing has always puzzled me. Why is it so difficult to get these things to connect to the ...
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Why is D-Link DIR-825 not accepting a MAC address?

I am trying to reserve an IP address for my desktop PC in a DIR-825 and when I type in all the details and press the Save button it tells me that the MAC address is invalid. My MAC address looks ...
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1 modem, 2 routers, 2 different networks

Setup: ISP + + --------------------- ----------------------------------------- + | Internet Modem | | Router 1 | + | | | ...
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Can't get IP on Windows 7 after extensive troubleshooting

My Windows 7 system is not able to pull an IP from my router's DHCP. This just started a few days ago, and I've done quite a bit of troubleshooting. Here's what I've tried in roughly chronological ...
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How to monitor the network traffic on a router?

Here's my current network set-up: we have 3 users connecting to a Thomson Gateway router (TG585 v8) provided by my ISP. We are connecting over an ADSL line. The problem is that we have a limited data ...
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Wireless router with repeater setup

I have 2 netgear routers "WGR614 v6" and "WNR2000". How to set these up (one as a repeater) to get wireless access throughout my large house?
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How to assign a static IP with a linksys WRT54G2?

For all my googleing it appears the best you can do is tell your computer not to use DHCP; I cannot find a way to do this at the Access Point level. EDIT: This is not for port forwarding. This is ...
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Home network with two routers and just one Wifi

I know it is a pretty lame question, but I am not a pro in networking, so I will still ask it. And I will try to explain details where possible. I want to create the following setup: Phone line is ...
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How can I tell if my internet speed issues are coming from my wireless router or from my ISP?

For the past couple of months I've been having major internet connection stability issues with my ISP (Charter). I have their 100Mbps package, but most of the time the speeds are all over the place. ...
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Slow Internet speed when HomePlug combined with router

I'm using HomePlug AV2 600 devices to connect upstairs with downstairs (router is downstairs). A check with iperf shows bandwidth of ~100Mbps, and data transferred on the local network from downstairs ...
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Port forwarding in D-LINK DIR-524 router

I have Tomcat installed and I want to access it via internet. I can access it locally via localhost:8080/appname, but not from internet via http://externalip:8080/appname. I have configured my D-LINK ...
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Can one router influence other who is linked to it?

I have two routers at home. One is standard router that is linked to my modem, the other is a WiFi router that also has additional ports. The WiFi router is connected to the first one. I have this ...
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Do Apple wireless routers (or wireless routers in general) store internet history?

I'm talking about a consumer level router. Does the router itself store any internet history from people connected to the router? Specifically I would like to know about the Apple wireless router but ...
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Offloading Cable Modem operations to Router

I may be crazy here, but I seem to recall a conversation in the past stating that it was possible to offload some of the operations taken by one's cable modem to one's router. The logic was that ...
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How to link two routers LAN to WAN

My former modem was replaced by a all-in-one modem/router (10.1.9.1/24) after a speed upgrade. I still have my DD-WRT router (10.1.10.1/24), which I want to be my main router, i. e. as DHCP server, ...
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WPA Enterprise Wireless Bridge

I live in college housing at a university with WIFI available. unfortunately, my bedroom(where I'd like to place my PC) gets little to no reception. I'd like to place a router in the strongest spot ...
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Policy Based Routing - DD-WRT

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900. My intention is the flash the device with DD-WRT and set up an OpenVPN connection through it (I am currently outside of the states ...
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Can a router reduce TTL value by more than one?

Wikipedia (Time to Live) states: The time-to-live value can be thought of as an upper bound on the time that an IP datagram can exist in an Internet system. The TTL field is set by the sender of ...
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Wireless from 54mbps to 1mbps

I've just changed ISP recently to 20/20 mbit and bought a Linksys WRT610N router to hook up my laptops wireless. Everything is up and running now and I tested that the speed was as promised. Now, my ...
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Is it possible to use a laptop as a “router”, using an old hub and connecting other devices to a wifi laptop?

I have a wi-fi connection at home. My laptop uses it. I want to use an old ethernet hub that I have, connect two ethernet cables (one in a ps3, one in a media center) on it, and a cable going to my ...
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Is it possible to connect a wireless router to another access point?

I have a complicated situation due to my goals and network structure. I have in mind a potential solution, a bridge, but I do not know whether it is feasible or what hardware it will require. The ...
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routing to a computer on a switch behind a router?

Here is the setup: Cable Modem -> Vonage "Router" (not really sure if it is a full router or not) -> Linksys Router -> Netgear Switch -> PC When I had the PC connected directly to the router I could ...
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Access internal server using external ip

If I've got a typical home router -- say a Net Gear -- which has certain ports forwarded to a internal server, is there a way to tweak the router to let me access that internal server using the ...
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Basic (cheap) wireless router recommendation for home [closed]

So, it looks like within a couple weeks we will finally be graduating from dial-up (a super user on dial-up? I know, I know). My dad has tasked me with finding out about a wireless router; he seems to ...
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Slow connection on WRT160N or WRT54G

I have a WRT160N V3. I'm getting 10Mbps from the wired connection and when I bypass it I get 18Mbps (what I pay for). The strange thing is that when I update the firmware or reset configurations it ...
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Port forwarding from one router to router, then to a machine on the second router

I have a combo modem/router provided by my ISP. I plugged a second router into this device because the wireless speeds were subpar. Now I am trying to set up a home media server that is accessible ...
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Why does my wifi speed slow dramatically when more than one person uses it?

Whenever both my roommate and I use the wifi in a certain room in our apartment, it slows dramatically for me. It doesn't slow for him. If he uses it in another room, it's fine; if I use it in another ...
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Will packets send to the same subnet go through routers?

Let's say we have two host, they are A 10.0.1.3 and B 10.0.1.4. And A wants to send a packet to B, will A looked for a router to send the packet? Or it just use ARP to send the packet by datalink ...
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Mac OS X 10.5.8 gets wrong IP address from wireless router

My Mac OS X system is mostly getting the wrong ip address from any router. It gets an IP address starting with 169.254.59.233, when it should be getting a good, old 192.168.1.5 or something. Does ...
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Weird Network Behavior of Home Router

First of all I would like to apologize because what you are going to read will be long and confusing but I am fighting this issue for 3 days now and am out of ideas. At home I have the following ...
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Why can't I access MySQL server with port forward rule in router?

This is my setup (the relevant parts, anyway): I have port forwarding rules in place (in the Linksys) for all the relevant ports and I've restarted that router multiple times, each time hoping that ...
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How to block outgoing packets to Google DNS Servers on dlink router?

I have a dlink DIR 600L, and now I want to configure my router firewall to block outgoing packets to Google DNS Servers (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) for TCP/UDP and port 53 (DNS), this is so that I can use ...
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How to connect computers to a network printer behind a router?

General question: How to connect computers to an IP printer behind a router? Particular question: How to connect C-1 and C-2 to PRI? What? Where? [ISP] | | ...
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How can I use a computer as a router and send all client traffic through anonymous proxies?

Is there a way that I can setup a spare box as a router on my network, and route client traffic through a proxy in order to hide my location? Specifically, I would like internet traffic to/from my ...
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Traffic redirection with Rasperry Pi router

I use a Rasperry Pi (running raspbian) as a wi-fi router. It redirects traffic from the Ethernet wire (eth0 - wire + ppp0 - L2TP connection, lx2tp used for it) to wlan0 (USB wi-fi dongle, hostapd used ...
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Lync keeps dropping because of D-Link DIR-601 router. How to configure firewall to fix this?

I saw this article, and it's exactly my problem, but my settings are a bit different and nothing seems to have fixed it so far. Why does my D-Link Router keeps dropping my Outlook and Lync connection?...
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Windows randomly drops half of connection

Using Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 10 with an 10/100 Onboard Nvidia Ethernet controller, Cat5 Ethernet cable, and AT&T router/modem combo (on a known good port); randomly, I will lose half ...
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Dlink DIR-615 suddenly stops working - Orange internet light

I unplugged my Dlink DIR-615 router last night from the wall due to a storm rolling in. I've done this countless times, no problem. However, when I went to plug it in and use the internet today, ...
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Will routers “short circuit” their own external ip address? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting to my own network via external IP If I can access my router home page (or ssh etc.) through LAN machines via 0.0.0.1 and from anywhere on the internet via 0.0.0....
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Is securing Wifi with MAC Filter enough?

I have a MAC filter in place for everything that connects to my router. I also have WPA2 on the wireless. When a friend comes around, I tell them the password (I trust them), they type it into their ...
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Two SSIDs on one router

I wish to set up two networks using my router. If I create two SSIDs, can I assign them to two different channels, to keep them "physically" separate? If I cant do this, does this mean the two ...