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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Network (gigabit wired or wifi) utilisation very low ~5% on Windows 7 laptop

I've got a HP Pavilion G6 which has decent specifications: Quad core, 8GB DDR3 ram, SSD, etc I've got a problem with the networking. The inbound speed doesn't climb much above about 4% network ...
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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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Missing Ethernet Adapter in ipconfig with VirtualBox

I have two web development environments, one on a laptop and one on a desktop. I have setup my laptop to use DHCP but also to maintain a static IP so that I can consistently connect to Samba with the ...
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Trying to set up Linksys e1000 with dd wrt as repeater

I'm trying to setup a Linksys E1000 v2.1 router that has dd-wrt on it as a repeater. However I can't seem to get the router to connect to the internet in the first place. I have Verizon Fios. My ...
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How to connect hosts on one network to Internet connection on another network?

I'm not sure if I phrased the question correctly, so sorry for any confusion there. I have two routers. Routers are too far apart to connect them to each other using a cable. First is connected to ...
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Block Facebook video on router

I would like to block video playback from Facebook, what url should I block in my router? I already tried these links video.ak.fbcdn.net & video.l3.fbcdn.net but still no luck.
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How can I schedule restart of my network connection?

I schedule my PC to turn on an hour before I arrive work so that it can run tasks while I'm on my way. However, one time, there was a task which needs internet connection but unknowingly, the wifi ...
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Connect main (serving) PC to router or to switch in high traffic LAN?

I am restructuring my home network after finally upgrading my aging Linksys WRT54G router to an Asus RT-N66U. All desktop computers are gigabit ethernet wired connections utilizing multiple switches. ...
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how to check if ddwrt vpn client reaches remote subnet?

I spent many hours trying to setup a VPN connection from my router to a VPN server where I have an account. After upgrading to a newer build, I finally see some entries after issuing ip route on the ...
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cisco 2610XM telnet and http username and passwords

I have a cisco 2610XM for which they gave me a username and password. I can access and login into the web gui. from there I show the running configuration, it contains: line vty 0 4 password 123 ! ! ...
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Can't access router's web interface

I had this problem for a while, however it only became really annoying recently as I needed to forward a few ports. My problem: I can't access the web interface of my router when typing 192.168.1.1 ...
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What is the physical setup required to connect computers to a domain?

I want to install windows server and have all of my computers go through the domain. Mostly for educational purposes. But I'm not sure what exactly I have to do physically to set it up. Do all the ...
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Routing data over WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 8

I have a wireless connection that I use for internet and an Ethernet connection which connects to another router that is set up as a client repeater bridge (dd-wrt). I want to be able to connect to ...
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Connect 4G router to multiple devices via Ethernet cable

I have a 4G router (Huawei e5172) with one LAN port (DHCP enabled). I need to connect 3 PCs and 1 wireless access point to this router via Ethernet so I got a 5-port Ethernet switch and connected it ...
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What is the best way to get internet/wifi to 3 apartments?

Next year I will be living in an apartment and I have friends that will be living in apartments across the hall from me. If we wanted to share internet/wifi, what would be the best way to do this? ...
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Sharing internet connection using ethernet switch

I use a TP-Link modem for my internet connection and use a switch to share the internet connection between two PCs. I previously had a Enterr switch that worked perfectly fine and recently stopped ...
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Network issue with foscam & swanndvr

Hi I have a wireless foscam & hard wired swanndvr. I have the foscam on my iPhone but I'm struggling to get the dvr to do the same. The local ips are different but the remote access ip is the ...
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Internet keeps dropping. 5 different routers have failed, changed modem, etc.

Sorry in advance for the long post. I've been working this issue for the past 4 months and I am at my wits end. I work for a small business that moved into a new office in December. When we moved ...
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Any realistic advantage of 802.11ac over 802.11n for a regular home connection?

I am using a 802.11ac Asus - 802.11ac Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless router. Don't have any complains yet but does it really matter to go from a $90 802.11n router to $200 802.11ac router? In theory, max ...
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I can only connect to IPv6 websites

my problem is, that I can only connect to servers and their websites supporting IPv6 (such as google.com or facebook.com). On other sites, a ping request times out. Additional information: 1. My ...
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Skydog is slowing my internet speed

I have two systems running my internet at home: Skydog and BOB (iinet). When I use Skydog (either by Ethernet or wifi) my load speed slows dramatically. However my Dad’s computer runs perfectly both ...
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Understanding my router IPv6

I got my new Internet contract today. This is the first time I use this router and deal with IPv6. I want to host a local website on a home server. I went to the configuration page of the router and I ...
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Can a people DDOS a block Port?

The title says it all, I've search around the net but no avail. From what I understand, DDoS is a distributed denial of service attack, where multiple people sent a huge request at a same time which ...
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My router has only IPv6 and I need to host websites

I have never dealt with IPv6. Today I got my internet installed from an internet company and they brought the router. When I accessed the router to see its public ip address, I found that there is ...
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Can't connect to specific FTP?

Have a bit of an issue and I'm pretty confused by this one. Yesterday I was connecting to my FTP all day and it seemed to be fine but now I'm having issues. I use a VPN and I'm not sure how that ...
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Connect Seagate expansion external hard drive via Router

Recently I have brought Seagate expansion 2TB. I have desktop as well as laptop. How can I access the Seagate expansion on both the machines or one of machine, without changing the location of hard ...
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Port forwarding on a Huawei EchoLife HG8245

The problem is port forwarding in my EchoLife HG8245 router. I am able to port forward, and I know it works. But after some time I've came with the conclusion that my router only accepts 1 connection ...
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Bad universal repeater and access point configuration

my friend have problem with bad internet connections. The problem is that he have Access Point and Universal Repeater and they are bad(old). They use B+G standard but connection is bad and unstable. ...
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Cant use host-only adapter and bridged adapter at the same time virtual-box

I want to create a virtual network that real devices can connect to using virtual box. I have 2 routers I am bridging to virtual firmware. I have servers also running on vm's and would like to be able ...
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Does D-LINK DWR-921 use the same antennas for 3G/4G and Wifi? [closed]

I live in an area where broadband isn't available, but I do have base station 3G antenna in visible range about 500m away from me (currently supporting speeds up to 21Mbps) and a 4G LTE base station ...
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Is myopenrouter.com reputable?

I really want to flash dd-wrt on my netgear r6300 v1, however the main dd-wrt website's database is extremely outdated. I keep being re-directed by search results to this page, but I'm a little ...
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Desktop keeps dropping off internet, modem working, wireless devices working

Super strange for the last 3 weeks, I go to use my desktop and I can't get on the internet. I get message in my browser that it can't get the page. Yet I look at my modem lights and the internet light ...
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Programming the firewall on a Siemens router

I have a Siemens ADSL SL2-141 router. From the web interface, I can program the firewall (e.g. block/unblock IP addresses). I want to do the same programmatically via telnet. But, when I ask for ...
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Samsung SM-V101F 4G port forward

I bought Samsung SM-V101F 4G hotspot router, and I tried to download torrents using uTorrent, and I was shocked of the slow speed (max 120 Kbps), I think the issue is because of port forwarding which ...
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How to share a Desktop's wired Internet connection with an Android phone?

I have a Linux Desktop (Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 14) on a wired LAN connected to the Internet. This Desktop has just 1 NIC which is connected to the LAN; it has no wifi card in it. What hardware and ...
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Home wifi to phone 1 mile away [closed]

What do I need to get my home WiFi to reach my phone at work a 1/4 mile away. Any help? I have looked all over for an answe but can not find one.
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1 modem 2 routers with independant networks

Ok I have 2 routers and one modem. (I also have a switch handy) I would like to connect both routers to the modem. The only catch is I don't want both networks down if one router stops working or is ...
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How to connect BT Fibre HomeHub to a Netgear router

Situation is this: In the house I have a BT Fibre HomeHub3, connected together with a BT Openreach modem, works great in the house, no problem. To this HomeHub I have connected an Ethernet cable ...
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Can't access local network resources from a specific access point

I've got two wireless routers in my home; one came with my internet service and is also the modem for the service. I also have another setup for extra range. I've connected the second (a d-link ...
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Switching to IPv6 - Do I need a router?

In the future, since every IP (IPv6 adress) is going to be global, we don't need to use NAT. So basically, why do I need a router on an IPv6-only global network? Why not just replace my router with a ...
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How to forward a port in VM which is behind NAT

I see a few questions similar to my but, they didn't answer my question. I have a router. I have installed Debian in VM and setup a ssh server on it. I want to forward a port for this machine on my ...
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Can't get port forwarded to local machine

I am using a Huawei E5172As-22 Router. I am trying to open a port on my router but I can't seem to get through the router. This is what I have done/tried: Set static IP (192.168.1.55) Port forward ...
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Can't externally ping my server

I set up an a Ubuntu Server with LAMP and am trying to access it externally. What I did: I set up an account at no-ip.com following this article I gave the server a local static ip of ...
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Port forwarding with Verizon FIOS and ActionTec router (hard)

I just spent over an hour with Verizon and ActionTec support, trying to open ports to one of my local machines. IMHO, the Verizon guy was very helpful but not technically deep enough to figure it out, ...
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How to reveal pppoe password behind asterisk in my router?

I lost my pppoe password, so I want to recover it from my router configuration setting but I am not succeeding after my lot of research on Internet. I used many password revealer tools but it can't ...
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How to set some static and some dynamic IPs for different computers on 1 router/modem?

So I currently have 3 rasberry pi's stacked up connected to my network. My router has a built in modem (Actiontech V1000H) which has 4 LAN ports and 2 WAN ports? Not very sure, I dont know the ...
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dd-wrt disabled DHCP, now no longer connects even wired

I had a perfectly functional DD-WRT router set up with networked file storage, port forwarding, multiple wireless networks, etc. The router was connected directly to my modem. I moved to a new ...
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Connecting to captive portal wifi over PPPoE using WCR-HP-GN

im a bit of a beginner with routers, so here it goes. i'm living in asia and i have moved into a new block where the landlord forces you to use internet via a captive portal that he retails. Problem ...
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How to access computer behind router [duplicate]

In home I have a computers that are behind router. I have 3 laptops connected to the router how can I create SSH servers in one of those laptops and connect to it. Let's say that this computer address ...
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Playing media from ftp server

I have a question re access to ftp server from a media player (hardware, not the windows media player). I think about buying a router with ftp server function to take the load off from my quite old ...