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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How WiFi routers determine which broadcast channel to use?

I noticed most WiFi routers come with a 'Automatic', instead of getting us to choose which channel between 1 to 13. Is there a standard way for the routers to determine which channel it will be ...
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Connecting to own IP not working

I am able to connect to my machine using my external IP address from remote computers with no issue, but from my own computer I am unable to connect using my external IP. How can I configure my ...
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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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Unidentified network: How to configure TCP/IPv4 for Windows 7?

When I try to connect to internet I keep getting the error Unidentified network. I've tried numerous attempts at restoring access without success. IP release, flushing DNS cache, reinstalling NIC, ...
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Does Torrent traffic to NAS go through my laptop?

If I am running utorrent on my laptop but direct the download file to go to my NAS that is hard wired to the router (Linksys E3000) is the traffic still directed to my laptop then uploaded wirelessly ...
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Problems exposing a web site from behind a router

I have a D-Link DSL-2650U ADSL router for my home network. I also have my own domain server registered at dyndns.org, and I have successfully configured my router to keep [mydomain].dyndns.org ...
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How do I get the IP Address of my router?

How can I find the address of my router in my network?
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Windows 7 - Wireless Signal Good - Internet Often Says Limited or No Activity

I have a New Dell Studio XPS latop that I hooked up in early January of 2010. The Dell Studio XPS laptop is connected to my wireless router (Belkin Wireless N). The router was purchased in Februaru ...
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My Internet Connection Keeps Disconnecting at regular intervals

I have a Cable modem connected to a router (Linksys WRT54G) I use internet on my Desktop PC using a Wireless Adapter (NETGEAR WG111) I am using Windows Vista. I tried few things like Contacting ...
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Two public IPs behind a cable-modem using D-Link DIR-300

I have a cable-modem connection to the internet and I bought a router in order to share my internet connection betwen my laptop and my PC. The router I bought is D-Link DIR-300. The first weird thing ...
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Remote Router Access For Linksys WRT54GL

I just set up a wireless network at home using a Linksys WRT54GL. All was fine except that I can still access 192.168.1.1, the configuration setup page of the router, within the local wireless after I ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to hide one's presence from the DHCP client list

I ask because I recently changed my WiFi password after seeing some unfamiliar devices in the DHCP client list. After that, the client list only has familiar names now, but there is still some ...
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Increase Huawei EC5805 wi-fi client limit

Got a Huawei 3G modem with Wi-Fi router function. There's a Wi-Fi client number limit of 3, though. Is there's a known way to increase the limit? The existing article on Huawei B153 doesn't apply: the ...
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DVR port forwarding won't work

I have a DVR device and I like to watch the cameras from outside of my house, I tried to use port forwarding to do that but although I forwarded the ports I couldn't watch the cameras. In my DVR's ...
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Terrible experience with a proxy server

I have a static IP provided to me by my ISP. I was trying to use this static IP when I'm outside my home to access some restricted areas on my website. So, I decided to setup a proxy server on one of ...
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How to use the Suricata IDS to monitor the entire network?

I have the following 3 PCs connected to a router via Ethernet: PC1 – 192.168.1.101 (Linux Ubuntu) PC2 – 192.168.1.100 (Windows) PC3 – 192.168.1.1 (Windows) All PCs can ping each other. PC1 has ...
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Why does my modem takes many attempts to connect to internet

I have this old DSL 502T Dlink modem router(wired). I have been using this for many years without any issues. Recently though, there is issue connecting to the Internet (WAN side). It takes many ...
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connect to (“remotely”) local IP if router has VPN to remote server

I am confused by how this works. It took me two days, but now I see some connection from my DD-WRT router (as PPTP client) to a remote VPN server, e.g. issuing the command route on the router: ...