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 to check wifi networking standard of current connection

Both my router and my wireless networking card support the standards 802.11a/b/g/n but as I'm only getting speeds around 30-40 Mbit/s I suspect that it's the g standard being used instead of n. Now, ...
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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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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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Why is my desktop PC unable to get an IP Address from the router?

Since this morning my desktop pc (connected directly to the router) is unable to connect to the internet. My laptop is connected to the same router via a wireless access point and its internet ...
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Mac Mini’s Internet connection is very slow, every other device’s connection is 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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Configure LAN Router To Prevent Illegal Torrenting?

Scenario I have a typical broadband setup at home (It's a flatshare I have no control over who uses the house) and I want to prevent anyone using it from illegally downloading via torrents etc. ...
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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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If my DSL modem leaves a port open, how vulnerable is my router?

Port scans of my old Netgear router showed that port 4567 was open. I assumed my router was to blame. Now port scans of my new Linksys router show the same open port, which makes me think my DSL modem ...
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Can't connect to Internet through WiFi, but can with cable

I'm using Windows 7 32-bit, Toshiba Portege laptop. I want to connect to the WiFi, usually I can do that easily. But, I don't know.. maybe when I tried to install a Microsoft Research: Mesh Virtual ...
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Changing netgear router telnet root password

I have a Netgear JNR1010 router but I am not able to change the router's root password. Router Firmware Version is 1.0.0.18 I tried multiple commands in the Busybox console that came up, BusyBox ...
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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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Connecting a router to another router

I am having issues with connecting my two routers together. I want to form a single network with two routers. Here is a illustration: The problem is that when I connect the routers like this it ...
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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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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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How do Wi-Fi routers determine which channel to use?

I noticed most Wi-Fi routers come with an 'Automatic' channel selection mode, instead of requiring the administrator to select a channel between 1 and 13. Is there a standard way for the routers to ...
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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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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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2 WAN to LAN, What router do I need?

I did CCNA a long, long time ago at school, and now I need to use it. But as you know, you forget things quite easily when not using them. :P Ok, I need a router that is able to be connected to 2 WAN ...
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reset router password without changing settings/get settings before reset?

I seem to have lost the router password to my wndr3700 and I need to add a new portforward to my already large list, thing is, I know I can do a factory reset, but that will also lose all of my ...
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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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Asus router how to disable reset button [closed]

I am trying to set parental control on an Asus router. However, my son always reset my router to change the parental setting. Is that anyway that I can disable the reset button?
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My external IP address appears to change automatically [duplicate]

I am trying to use the no-IP service to get a domain name for my dynamic ip address. I use some tools on line to detect my IP, and they tell me that my IP address is 88.207.251.1. So I bind this IP ...
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Routing a particular subnet into a VPN tunnel

My network looks like this: I'm trying configure my router so that the subnet (192.168.2.0/24) is routed over the VPN tunnel (tun0) on the gateway/router. While at the same time clients on the ...
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ssh 2 different computers behind same router and modem?

well I have been following every rule out there on Forwarding. I currently have 2 computers, lets call it Computer DOG and Computer CAT. I can ssh into DOG from outside my network perfectly. I went ...
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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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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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Router Behind A Router

My condo building provides wifi. However they have a stupid terms of service window you have to accept before getting access. I wrote a script that can post automatically to that terms of service ...
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Can I configure a TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a repeater?

My ISP provided with a new modem, that is already an router with WiFi and some ports. I would like to use my TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a wireless repeater, putting it in another room and connect to my ISP ...
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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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DHCP Reservation vs Mac address filtering. Are they the same security?

I am able to give an ip address to a wired/wireless device based on the mac address. Other automatic DHCP is turned off. Is this as effective as a security measure as MAC filtering? It just seems ...
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Any advantage to disabling or turning off network bands 802.11a / 802.11b / 802.11g

Product reference: DLink DSL-2890AL I am interested in what gains can be attained by disabling the following network bands. In particular performance and power consumption. 802.11a / 802.11b / ...
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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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How to configure IP forwarding on Netgear N600 WNDR3400 router

I've got a Netgear N600 WNDR3400 Router at home. Is it possible to create a virtual hostname on my home network and have it forward to specific IP's of my choosing? For instance, create a virtual host ...