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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I want to connect to my router through wifi and use its pstn phone line

Can anyone refer me where to look I want when I am not at home to connect to my router and use it to call through my phone line (so when I am out of the country I will pay local price to place calls ...
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Using Remote Desktop to connect to different computers behind same IP

I'm trying to connect my computer from home to two computers in my office. The office has a router and I already forward the port for computer A. I can successfully connect to my computer A at my home ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can I disable the SSH server on my Actiontec Q1000?

I have DSL service through CenturyLink and my DSL modem/router has SSH enabled. I do not use the command line to configure the router and I want to access a Linux machine sitting behind the router via ...
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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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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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Can I bridge 3 Internet Connections in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have 3 DSL connections with three different modems which goes into three different lan cards. Now I have seen in some sites that you can bridge these three connections into one. So using bridge ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How does a router keep track of multiple computers on its network connecting to the same IP? [closed]

I have a router with three computers connected to it via Wi-Fi. One day, computer A requests the file "index.php" from a server with IP address XYZ. Then the second computer, B, requests the file ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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Why does restarting/resetting the router work?

So, I'm a technology guy and sometimes I have to troubleshoot a home network, including my own. I make sure the wires are in securely and that the lights suggest there's an actual internet connection. ...
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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 ...
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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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Throttling bandwidth usage at home

I have a computer on my home network which I wish to throttle. I believe I will need to replace my current router but I am unsure what feature set I should be looking for when making my purchase. ...
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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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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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Routing Essentials

I'm a programmer trying to fill a big hole in my understanding of networking basics. I've been reading a good book (Networking Bible by Sosinki) but I have been finding that there is a lot of ...
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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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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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Can my ISP know if I'm using vpn

I have connected internet through openvpn. Without vpn like normal internet, I trace the path using tracert google.com I determined that, firstly the data goes from my computer to my home router ...
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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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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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Restrict Computer from Connecting to Outside Wireless Networks

My application requires a private connection between client computers and a server computer locally. The client computer shouldn't be allowed to connect to outside wireless network. To be clear, the ...
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I can't get a second router to extend my network over powerline adapters

I have a main router Netgear DGN2200 then I have a cable from the LAN to a Belkin powerline adapter. Up in my loft I have the other powerline adapter connected (via LAN) to a second router, a Netgear ...
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How to use iptables to connect proxy server

In my company, all http and https must connect to a proxy server, which means we must set proxy in our web browser. Our department has an internal network (192.168.0.xxx). I use a Linux server as ...
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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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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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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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Router which can modify TTL

My ISP has set up the TTL to 1. My current router Linksys WRT120N can't change this and my computers don't have connection to Internet. I will return my current router and take another. I have some ...
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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. ...