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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How can I get my routers to forward ports correctly?

My network currently looks like this (simplified): Note that Router #2 is connected to the LAN interface of Router #1. This should be familiar to anyone who has seen a standard static-IP setup ...
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What hardware and OS should I use for my home router/server setup for good filesharing capabilities?

I would like to set up a new server at home that should be able to perform the following tasks: Act as firewall/router/NAT for my home network Share lots of files, mostley music Misc. other stuff, ...
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Does Distance From the Router Affect Internet speed?

So, I've been sort of confusing myself with this question: Does your internet speed vary based on the distance from your router? Immediately, I thought yes, of course it should! But then I thought, ...
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Bridge between Wired and Wireless networks for a single device?

EDIT 18/05/2011: Thanks for your answers, bridge mode IS the solution in most cases for this problem, but I can't use it because it breaks my web server. I am now looking at setting up a specific ...
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how to debug epicly slow wifi but fast lan

How can I debug a problem where my wifi is REALLY slow(it takes a minute for this page to load...even my router's admin page - 192.168.0.1)? I've tried upgrading my hardware firmware(using a DIR-600 ...
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Power went out and now my router doesn't give any internet

yesterday the power went out for a second. I then noticed that my router (D-Link DGL-4300) had stopped working. It didn't power on at all. Today I borrowed my friends power adapter because he has the ...
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How to connect 2 LAN each one with its own DSL connection?

I have set up 2 separate wired LANs each one with its own DSL connection. Each LAN consists of the ISP's residential DSL modem, a switch and some PCs, NAS, media players etc. What I want is to ...
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Access webserver in a subnetwork

I have the following network: Modem/Router (#1) WWW <--> +-----------------------+ | 192.168.1.1 (bridged) | Router (#2) +-----------------------+ ...
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Setting up Remote access home LAN behind multiple routers?

I split/share an internet connection with family members that live next door to my house. I don't have/need/want cable, so they have the modem. I have admin/config access to all components involved. ...
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How can I setup a win 7 PC as a router?

I have an industrial PC with 4 Ethernet port, I would like to use this PC as a router on windows 7. Before we used Ubuntu so there is an open source solutiosn, but unfortunately the UPS power supply ...
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5 Max connections/devices to the internet? Is my ISP limiting me somehow?

I have a strange limit where I can only have 5 devices connected to the internet at any given time. More than 5 devices can connect to the router, either through WIFI or ethernet, but only 5 can use ...
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Mac Mini's internet very slow, every other device fine (PC, iPhone, Xbox 360)

I recently haven't used my Mac Mini for about 5 days (however it was left on). I seem to be able to connect and get great download / upload speeds through my PC, Xbox 360, iPhone and parents' laptop. ...
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What firmware should I use on my router? [closed]

I've got a Linksys something or other router. I've never had any issues with the default firmware but have always wondered what I'm missing out on by not changing to a 3rd party more configurable ...
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Wifi router that has a *button* to turn wifi signal off? [closed]

Anobody knows about any wifi routers that have a button (or switch) to turn the wifi signal off? BTW: there are a few reasons I can think of why one would want to do this but not turn of the ...
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DD-WRT Router acting as a Switch and Wi-Fi AP

Recently I upgraded to Comcast Business and their modem has a built-in router so I took off my DD-WRT router and moved to a location in my home where I needed more ports and Wi-Fi (preferably without ...
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Can router connect back to itself over Internet and why?

As it it sates in title. Every router I had couldn't connect back to itself over Internet, for example: I open forward port 22 for ssh on my PC. I try to connect to that ssh with other PC in same ...
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sshuttle on a DD-WRT / OpenWRT Router

Has anybody had any success installing and running sshuttle on a wireless router? My intent is to have all traffic from all devices (computer, tablet, gaming system, etc.) that connect to the router ...
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How can I find all the computers on a network?

Is there a way to see all computers on a network? I have a "main" router, a switch connected to that router, and a Tenda WiFi router connected to the switch. I can see those computers which are ...
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Wireless Router Connection Notifications

For Windows 7, is there, ideally, a small program for the task bar that shows a list of all devices/MAC Addresses that are connected to the wireless router, and perhaps also notifies when a new ...
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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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Installing OpenWRT

I'm a complete networking beginner, trying to install OpenWRT on a TPLink 703N, following these instructions : http://wiki.xinchejian.com/wiki/Install_OpenWRT_on_TPlink_WR703N Having installed and ...
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Wifi connected but no data transfer

I have a Desktop which runs on Windows XP and a laptop which runs in Ubuntu. Recently I have set up a wireless router in order to be able to access internet on my laptop through wifi. The laptop ...
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Why do I see router and not my real IIS? [duplicate]

I am trying to access IIS through web but unable to do so. Basically I have a router (which functions as router and modem) that is given by ISP and I have another router connected to the router given ...
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Malicious program changing my DNSs

Some weeks ago I started having problems with my internet connection, it was extremely slow and suddently some websites (specifically gmail, facebook, youtube and twitter) started failing to connect, ...
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Which router firmware supports external drives, FTP, VPN, and BitTorrent?

I have a Linksys WRT54GL Router. I'm open to getting another router if it won't suit my needs. Which firmware should I install? Which version/build of the firmware? Any additional modifications I ...
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MBR624GU Netgear Router Problems

I have just purchased a Netgear MBR624GU 3G Router. I want to use it along with my ZTE MF100 modem (which is in their "compatible" list), but it's not working as expected. The Router has been ...
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How do enable 100 Full Duplex on WRT54G for faster Internet?

I've got a problem with my Internet modem. When I connect the modem directly to my computer and run a speed test, I got 15 mbps when it should be 25 mbps. I then set the LAN card to use "100BaseTX ...
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Why does my DynDNS domain show the router page, not the localhost?

I have to setup a home server. I have created a DynDNS account and updated the software. I have set the dynamic dns option in router and while I ping my dyndns account it is redirecting to my router ...
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Connect to host by name using a Linksys wrt54g as my router and dhcp server

I have a Linksys WRT54G router at my house. How do I enable/perform connect-by-name on my network (like "kitchen" and "musicbox") on Windows XP, Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), and Mac clients? Sometimes ...
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How do I disable auto-negotiation on DD-WRT?

I have a WRT54GL router with DD-WRT firmware installed, and have the exact same situation as exposed in this thread. The problem is, I don't know how to disable the auto-negotiation on the router ...
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Bypassing Router's DNS Settings

Is there a way to bypass my ISP provided CPE/router's DNS settings? I'd like to use OpenDNS but I am unable to access the administrator acount of the CPE. I tried logging in using the default ...
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Specific static IP settings on different WiFi

I've been trying to set a static IP address for myself. My router details are as following: Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . ...
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Wifi Neighbor Triangulation

Is it possible to discover signal strength between two devices that are connected to the same network? Devices    A. Cell Phone WiFi    B. WiFi enabled device ...
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What technology to use for home network

I live in panel-house (cube with concrete walls, reinforced with steel) which is part of bigger block. Recently I have successfully setup wifi network through the flat, but at the recieving end I have ...
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Setting up two Wi-Fi routers into one network

Here is my story: I have 3 routers: Router 0: UPVEL UR-315BN (faulty and has weak Wi-Fi signal) is located in a store room. (I can't use its Wi-Fi except in the range of 3-4 meters. Currently, the ...
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How do I change my router's region?

I asked a question about my 5GHz range being extremely short on my NETGEAR WNDR4300 Router. I got this answer, basically telling me to change the region my router is located. However, the region ...
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How can I determine the IP addresses allocated by DHCP on a router that I'm connected to?

This "router" is not a typical situation. I'm using my phone as a hotspot and can only configure a select number of DHCP options. I can manage the limit on how many devices/clients can use my phone ...
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Configure router to redirect requests from local machine

Is there any way for me to configure my home router such that all outgoing requests coming from some of my local machines are rejected (deny them service), or better yet, redirect them to some other ...
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Possible to have 2 ADSL lines in my configuration?

I work from home and have a relatively complicated setup using VMWare ESXi. My kids are using up bandwidth and it's affecting my work connection which isn't good, so I intend to purchase a 2nd line ...
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Poor wifi connection - PC: 5 bars, Router: 1 bar

I'm having some problems with my Wifi setup. In a nutshell sometimes the performance is fine, sometimes it's terrible. When it's bad it seems to oscillate quickly between good transfer and very poor ...
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Windows persistent route gateway unavailable so default route used

I have a server with 2 NIC's. Default route is added to primary NIC only, as usual. Persistent route added to route table to force traffic to a certain destination subnet out the second NIC. It ...
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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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monitor internet bandwidth on LAN

I'm on a office network and there are around 12 PCs that are connected to a switch and then to a Prolink Router. Now the Internet connection is very slow and I'm the one who manage all the computers. ...
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ISP 5 Device Limit - double NAT the solution?

I have asked this question in response to another question here ( 5 Max connections/devices to the internet? Is my ISP limiting me somehow? ), but thought I should start a thread to see if I can get ...
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Separating two networks

I have two routers, R1 and R2. R1 (a stock linksys router running dd-wrt) is connected to internet and is serving internet to a network of 5 devices/PCs running a DHCP server, with a network of ...
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Can I run a minimalist web-server on my router without rewriting the firmware with DD-WRT?

I read this article on Nezzen.net that says that you can make a web-server on your router providing that you rewrite its firmware with a free DD-WRT, Tomato, or equivalent. Leaving apart the fact ...
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PCs in the same network can not communicate

I have 2 PCs. 1 Windows 7/64 bit. 1 Windows Vista. Both are connected to the same router accessing the public network. Both can access the Internet. Problem: None of the PCs can ping each other. ...
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XP can connect to router and LAN but not Internet

I have a modem router (TP-Link TD-W8961ND) connected to the internet and working fine. It is broadcasting a wireless network and that too works fine. I have a second modem router (Siemens SL2-141) ...
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How to disable direct download and torrents

Is there any way to disable direct download and torrents from the router? Or from the computer?I have a slow internet connection (.40 mbps) and I'm sharing it with another person. Please help. If you ...
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Can I upgrade an ADSL router firmware to DD-WRT or Tomato?

I have an ISP-supplied ADSL modem/router with firmware upgrade options listed in the admin options. The router is probably not from one of the more popular router vendors - I could not find the model ...