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 access a C: drive of one PC from another, that is on a different network?

I'm trying to connect to another computers c: Drive that is on a different network. To be clear: 2 computers connected to two different routers and those routers are connected to each other with ...
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Use Ubuntu Iptable to route public ip to pc in private network

I am currently set up a Ubuntu server as a Router which has two network interface. eth0 -> Connecting to public internet ( 10.10.1.78 ) eth0:1 -> 10.10.1.79 eth0:2 -> 10.10.1.83 eth0:3 -> 10.10.1.81 ...
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Wireless USB adapter suddenly very slow

I have been using my wireless adapter fine for about 2-3 years on my Windows 7 PC, but a few days ago the internet became extremely sluggish, and no attempt to power on/off, re-plug, or fully re-...
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Check network speed

Is there a way to check that my network is alternating between the routers to the Internet? I wasn't the one that set up our network. Physically I can see that we have one phone line into the our ...
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RADIUS server is not responding. How does it work, and how can I bypass?

First, let me set the stage here. I am in a short-term apartment rental in a building that offers wifi access (through a provider) for $30/month. This service operates a lot like a hotel wifi service....
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Making home server available from internet

I'm trying to configure router to make my home server available from internet. I would like to have 2 services(ssh and web-server) visible from outside. They are available from inside as: 192.168.1.X ...
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How do I get a client to LAN VPN connection setup on a TL-ER6020 TP-Link Router using a shrew soft client?

I followed the guide on tp-links support page and I have attempted to call customer support to get this set up. When I try to connect the client, I get the following output: config loaded for site '...
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How to debug when a router refuses to route for one specific device?

Sometimes one device on my network cannot access Internet or even get as far as the immediate gateway after router. The problem is OS independent since it happens on both Linux & Windows. I ...
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How to set up router to always redirect users to a website?

I'm trying to set up a Linksys E2500 to only allow access to two webpages. Both pages are on the same domain (e.g. www.foo.com and blog.foo.com). I've flashed my router with DD-WRT firmware for ...
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If nmap reports a port is open, does that ALSO mean a service is listening on the port?

I have a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall whose firewall is configured to FORWARD several ports to a computer X54 within the LAN. These ports are in the range 1024 through to 2500 That X54 ...
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How to configure LAN port 1 to work as a WAN port in my wireless router?

I am using TP-LINK WR340G wireless router. It has 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports Recently I noticed that my WAN port is not working properly. So I am planning to configure the router. I want the LAN ...
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IPv6: Cannot reach outside of LAN (OpenWrt Router connected to ISP Router through Wi-Fi)

Hello dear server expert, I would like to ask for you help for my installation. I have a Freebox Revolution (I am French and my ISP is Free). The box provides IPv4 and IPv6. Every computer connected ...
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My router somehow started blocking Gmail Chat

I have a home router running OpenWRT. I just went from having my Mac Mini wireless-ly connected, to plugging it in directly to the route via ethernet. Now my gmail chat has stopped working. I'm not ...
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vlan on mac address

I am not sure how to title this, so it might not be clear... I currently have an openwrt on my router at home. This router connects all devices in the house except for my digicorder. The provider ...
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Could i use my old D-link GO-RT-N150 router as a repeater?

I live in a big house and when on one side wi-fi doesnt reach. I have an old D-link GO-RT-N150 router, could i use it as a repeater? Thank you
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Using OpenWRT as DNS server

Trying to use OpenWRT as a DNS server for local names. i have set my adsl router up as dhcp server and using the OpenWRT router as the primary dns server with google (8.8.8.8) as the secondary DNS ...
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Connect Xbox to VPN through DD-WRT Router

I'm trying to connect my Xbox One to a ping reduction service which is a PPTP VPN. I can connect to it in Windows 8.1 without any kind of problem. Here are the settings for security tab: Now, I ...
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Share VPN to Xbox One

I'm trying to connect to a PPTP VPN (which is a ping reduction service) on my Xbox One through my PC as a gateway. Here's what I have: They gave me a .pbk file. 2 network adapters. One (Ethernet2) ...
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How do I prioritize my PC on my router with AT&T U-verse?

My family loves using the internet at times that are inconvenient for me because it reduces my bandwidth. How do I make my router prioritize my PC using AT&T U-verse? I'm using Windows 8.
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Why does Windows lose network computers?

I am totally fed up with Windows networking capabilities. We have a few computers on a LAN sharing the same workgroup. All computers are running Win 7/8 are connected via LAN cables to a ADSL router. ...
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How to repeat a WIFI connection to other devices from Laptop to MIFI 2

On our sail boat I have a strong antenna to pick up guest WIFI hotspots. The antenna is connected to a lap top through a coax cable. I also have a MIFI 2 to connect devices using a data plan. Is ...
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Android virtual router

I just bought a Chromecast and unfortunately it requires at least three devices: The Chromecast A device to control the Chromecast (in my case a tablet) A Wi-Fi router I was wondering if there is ...
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Can a VPN service totally hide my computer from WiFi network discovery like no computer connected?

There are many devices connected to WiFi router and one can easily know how many devices are connected by using various network discovery tools available for windows and Android or by brwosing router ...
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Extend existing IPv4 network by embedded System with its own network (different subnet)

I'm developing an "embedded device" using a self-made RTOS that should be connected to arbitrary customer IPv4 networks. Let's call this embedded device "master". Additionally to the NIC connected to ...
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Configure Windows 7 to bridge from LAN to VPN

My Notebook is connected to the Internet through WLAN using a proprietry VPN connection to my company. There is no other way to use this WLAN, only via VPN. I've got a bunch of mobile devices (for ...
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Connect to nodejs through public ip address

I have a basic node express app running on port 3000. I can access it via 127.0.0.1:3000, my private ip is 192.168.1.2 I've set up portforwarding in my d-link router as followed: Private IP ...
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How to change mode of an airmon-ng created interface(mon0) from managed to monitor?

I am connecting to a home router using wifi. The detais of my wireless cards are as follows: #lspci 01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) #lspci -vv -...
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Wake On Lan works w/ Magic Packet But Not w/ Network Activity

My goal is to allow any network activity to wake up my Windows computer. My system currently wakes from sleep without any problem when it receives a Magic Packet but despite being configured to wake "...
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Router suddently stop working, new router doesn't work either

So I live in a student dorm and I have an Internet connection provided by the University. We are supposed to have an ethernet cable plugged into a socket on the wall, the Cable connection is called ...
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2 Routers on network, can i have them do different DHCP

I'm trying to fix a network that we want to have private and public access. Currently they have Verizon service with the actiontec wireless modem/router as the main router. They have the office ...
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Setting up dd-wrt router as extender when primary router has username and password authentication

I am trying to extend my wifi using a dd-wrt router as an extender. The problem I'm having is that my primary wifi is authenticated with a username and a password. As far as I can see the dd-wrt ...
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Router stops giving internet randomly while modem continues to work

My internet provider had installed in my house an Alcatel modem (FTTH). I have a dd-wrt TPLINK router. For months my internet was working perfectly having the modem (bridged mode set by ISP) ...
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Port remains blocked after opening

I have a TP-Link WR841ND Router. To test a server, I've had to open port 69. When the router is connected to my internet at home, and I do the router's routine of opening a port (I know how, have ...
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Can someone help me understand ALG and VPN settings on my router?

I'm looking at the settings in my TP-LINK WDR4300 router and noticed settings for VPN passthrough and ALG. Every single option is enabled but I am hoping someone can help me understand these settings ...
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Accessing Servers without Port Forwarding

So I'm stuck in a conundrum. I can't buy a server, and I'm stuck with this ISP who refuses to give me a new router. They have given me a ZTE Router (ISP is Cincinnati Bell FiOptics (great speeds ...
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pppd retry issue with multiple wan interfaces

I am using two wan connections in my router with linux kernel 2.6.21. PPPOE Ethernet cable and 3G connection. Both need ppp setup. But boot sequence is different for both. many times 3G disconnect and ...
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Router during high traffic usage loses internet connectivity

I have a ASUS N56U connected to my modem. My direct connection to the modem works fine but my wifi seems to suffer from disconnections when I'm on skype or playing League of Legends. The disconnection ...
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Modem and router suddenly won't work. When modem is plugged into router, modem's LAN LED won't light up

I have a D-link DIR-600 router and a TP-Link TD-8816 (ver 6.0) modem. I had them configured to modem on bridge and router on PPPoE for a long time, they worked fine. Today I woke up to no internet ...
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Internet connection dropped when nat created and routed via vpn [linux+iptables]

I've got a very frustrating network issue. Currently I'm living in a hotel in which I need to authenticate through a website in order to obtain internet access. I've also got xbox360 that I want to ...
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Can't ping IP in LAN

I'm using wifi router and I am not able to ping one laptop (A) from other laptop's in the same network. So basically I can ping from from A to B but not from B to A. A is using Windows and has Ubuntu ...
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Point an internal IP address to an external URL

Is it possible to set a router up so a machine in the LAN can access an Internet URL using an internal IP address? I have a cheap DVR box that can save recorded videos to a FTP server, but only ...
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OpenWRT sending invalid packets to WAN when Android phone connects

I have a Netgear WR703N wireless router flashed with OpenWRT 12.09 "Attitude Adjustment" connected to my school's Ethernet network, and our IT department sent emails alerting me that it's "...
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What is a good WLAN ping time on a clean network?

More specifically, what is your local WLAN ping time (e.g., between a host on the WLAN and your router, or between two hosts on the WLAN, divided by 2)? I had assumed it would be well under 1 ms for ...
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Synology NAS (DSM 5) cannot access the Internet through Tomato router?

I have just revived my Linksys E3200 router by upgrading it to Tomato 1.28 (Shibby). I have a Synology NAS running DSM 5 attached by cable to the router. After the upgrade my NAS can no longer update ...
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Block incoming traffic at home via static IP

I have a static IP to be whitelisted on a number of services I have to use from home. However this means that my home router is now accessible by the web, ftp etc. My routers firewall (ASUS DSL-G31) ...
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turn off wifi during certain hours

I want to restrict access of a laptop and allow it in certain hours only, with a password of course. router is linksys WRT160N, but access restrictions doesn't work firmware: v1.52.0 here's what I ...
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Why is it that a single device can bring down an entire network?

I manage our shops network, and twice in the last year a single device has completely killed our network. When this happens you can't even access the router until you find/unplug the device and ...
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How do I connect to my home's primary wired network through an extra (wireless) router?

Thanks for looking! I have set up a desktop PC in my workshop. The Cat 5 cable connects from this PC to a wireless router which is connected to my home network. The Internet connection is working ...
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Why would wifi router suddenly start having a bad connection for only one of the connected devices?

My home connection consists of two OSX Mavericks laptops connected to a Motorola box that functions both as a wifi router and a cable modem. About a month ago, we started seeing problems. The ...
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Strange traceroute on home network

In our home network (with a central AVM FritzBox as an internet router and central switch) connection gets lost from time to time to some of the devices. If lost, no ping is possible any more and ...