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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QoS for Cisco Router to Prioritize Voice and Interactive Traffic

I have a Cisco 891W NATing Voice and Data to the internet over a 10mbit/2mbit connection. Voice traffic gets degraded when I upload large files. Pings time out as well. I tried to configure a QoS ...
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My laptop causes the wireless router to stop working

it's happening something strange to my wireless connection. The wireless connection works fine with all the devices at home, except with my laptop (Toshiba satellite, WIN 7 64): as I start it, the ...
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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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How to access Network Computers separated by a router?

I am using Windows 7 64-bit Professional and my Desktop-PC is directly connected to a TP-Link WR841N wireless router which I mainly use to get wifi on my phone. Before I purchased the wireless ...
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I have to refresh a page several times in order to view it

Whenever I browse the internet, pages often won't load. I often have to refresh pages several time in order for them to load. I have tried using different browsers, but that doesn't help. I think it ...
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Can't find my router in bridge mode

I got a new router that supports WDS to extend the reach of another router that supports WDS. After a fair bit of struggle, it works, but I have to disable DHCP in the new router for WDS to work, and ...
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Netbook intermittently drops connection to work WiFi point

I have a little netbook that I carry from work to home so I can carry on working on personal projects during my lunch hour. It connects to the internet fine at home. However, it's always ...
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ZyXel D1000 Pass Through Modem PPPoE

Does anyone have any experience with ZyXel D1000 being used in pass through mode. I cannot find a setting in the user guide to enable this. I found a non official guide for another model that refers ...
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IP addresses from around the globe show up in my Router logs

I was checking my Wifi Router logs, and i spotted a lot of the following - Unrecognized attempt blocked from 198.204.230.34:5109 to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx UDP:5060 Unrecognized attempt blocked from ...
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Trouble Connecting with the wireless when a computer is plugged into the router directly

For some reason when I turn on my computer that is plugged into the computer via Ethernet cable, all other devices that are connected wireless to the router can no longer use the internet, they just ...
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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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Bridge a 3g connection with ethernet

Line-up: 1. An 3G usb dongle stuck in a laptop with ethernet port and wi-fi disabled. 2. An wi-fi router serving as dhcp server for another 3 wi-fi routers configured as access points. All those 3 ...
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Router dropping wlan traffic

I have a new router installed at home- >my ISP delivers internett through Fiber, and i am getting an IP-address automatically from my ISP. My router is the DHCP server at home and i am connecting to ...
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Open VPN Windows, pass all traffic through remote server

Goal: To pass all information (web browsing, video games, ftp / tftp traffic, etc) through a remote network before exiting to the internet. I am able to get a default gateway on working, but I'm not ...
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Windows 8.1 PC can't communicate with BT Home Hub 5 over wifi

I have a BT Home Hub 5 modem/router on an ADSL connection. I'm having trouble getting my Windows 8.1 machine to connect to the network properly over wifi. My PC is correctly assigned an IP address by ...
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DD-WRT download for Linksys WRT54GLv1.1. Misleading typo in the dd-wrt website?

I downloaded build 14896 here (http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database), which is labeled as "pre-SP2" from the website but the web interface of the router says dd-wrt v24-sp2 (not ...
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Need advice on changing from wi-fi to multi ethernet in my house

My house has longterm wi-fi issues which can not be solved apparently, so I need to get ethernet connections to a maximum of 8 rooms in the house through the Sky router downstairs...The router has 2 ...
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How to unbrick Linksys EA6900?

Recently I've got a Cisco Linksys router model EA6900, it was a gift from somebody who didn't know if it worked. When I first set it up, the Linksys LED logotype turned on but nothing happened, so I ...
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Domain name goes to router login on the same network and no response from outside

This is not a duplicate of DNS: Domain name goes to router when on the network, not the web server. I have a domain putimas.com. When open the browser with this URL, I get a router login page from my ...
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“Unable to join network” message on iOS devices when attempting to use 5Ghz band

This issue has been occuring for a few months now. My 2.4Ghz band works with no issues. Out of the blue my iPhone disconnects with the 5Ghz network even though it show up in the wifi settings. If I ...
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Extremely slow download speed, could my modem be causing it?

First off all I want to thank everyone who is reading this. This will be a long problem so I really hope someone has an answer, as my ISP doesn't. For over a month we have been experiencing ...
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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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USB Thethering and 3G wireless routers

Is it possible to connect tethered android phone to USB socket of a 3G wifi router to access internet in place of regular USB dongle? If yes,how?
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How to share internet connection of a pc to another(both in same intranet)?

In my college I have internet access to my pc which is in my lab(intranet ip 172.xx.xx.xx)(I have administration rights) and I dont have internet access to my pc in my room(but I have intranet ...
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Can ping only one way. 2xServer 2012 and Cisco router environment

We are doing test setup of network and currently have 2x Server 2012 and 1x Cisco router and switch. Both Servers have 2 nics. 1 connected to the router, and 1 for the lan. Router set up done and ...
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Can't ping the default gateway

I recently formatted a mini laptop (Acer aspire one ZG5) and installed Windows XP pro. The PC its working ok but the wifi its not. The thing is that the WLAN adapter sucessfully negotiate dhcp with ...
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Will having two connections to the same router cause any problems?

I often have to remote into my desktop PC, and recently for some reason it's disconnected from the ethernet connection a few times. I've just got a USB WiFi adapter as a fallback, and I have both ...
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How to force DNS for specific clients?

I'm running Shibby's Tomato firmware on my ASUS RT-N66U. What I'm trying to do is force OpenDNS IP's for certain clients (i.e. my kids) based on MAC address, while other clients get the router's ...
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My website is slow only when connecting from certain IP addresses

I am running an apache server on debian stable from my house. My ISP is AT&T, and my servere is ethernet connected to the gigabit router / fiber modem (Motorala NVG589) that AT&T installed ...
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Create WiFi Network Using LTE Hotspot + Airport Express

I have an LTE hotspot (Samsung, no ethernet) from T-Mobile. I'd like to use this as the "link" for my office LAN. What is the best way to extend this wireless (LTE) link to the LAN created by an ...
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Time Machine cannot connect to Synology NAS via Wi-Fi. Everything goes well via ethernet cable

NAS: synology DS414 (with updated firmware); OS: osx 10.9 (maverick) USE CASE OF THE PROBLEM I arrive at home, my NAS is correctly connected to my wi-fi router. I start my macbook pro which ...
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WAN address/port port-forwarded to internal server IP which translates address and port to destination device

Okay, I am not sure how to explain this but.. I want to be able to connect to multiple devices using their pre-configured port mappings for different resources on each device. e.g. connecting to ...
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Apache is slower on other comptuer in network than on localhost

I have few computers connected into network. There's a server inside that network which hosts WAMP - Apache + PHP + MySQl. There is Windows 7 x32 Pro installed on it. I can ping that server from my ...
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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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DD-WRT + Windows 8 OpenVPN refuses to browse internet

I have a DD-WRT router with subnet 10.0.2.x, running at IP 10.0.2.1. It has an OpenVPN server set up. OpenVPN should use 10.0.10.x to host its clients. It should then forward all traffic so I can use ...
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How to add two DLink Routers DIR-600L in one network

I am using one DIR-600L connect to internet & PC, now i want to add another one in this network so i can extend wifi range area. So before i post this question here i read & try ...
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DD-WRT defaults to open WiFi

Well, I realized when you restore to default settings that it automatically enables WiFi without any encryption. I really prefer the UI and stats over OpenWrt but is their any way to make it default ...
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Android Version 4.2.1 - Wifi HotSpot - WiFi connection from Windows 7 keeps on disconnecting

I use WiFi hotspot from my Android Phone for getting internet connection on Windows 7. It works without any problem at home, but at office, it connects and keeps on disconnecting randomly in interval ...
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3G USB modem support with TP-LINK MR3020

I am planning to purchase TP-LINK MR3020 3G/4G Wi-Fi router to use it with my Huawei E1550 3G USB Stick. But the problem is my usb stick is not present in the compatibility list of this router here. ...
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Arch Linux device with static IP address, new router not finding the device

I have a device running Arch Linux on my network (Raspberry Pi to be exact) and I do not have a cable for the display. I typically used it by ssh client and had it configured for a static IP address ...
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share internet conection from wifi to a router

I can access internet throught wifi but only with my laptop ( mac adress filtering ). I have a router connected with Lan to my laptop and my smartphone is connected throught wifi to the router. If I ...
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New windows 8.1 acer laptop seems to be breaking my wifi dns

I have a new acer laptop running windows 8.1. I have connected it over wifi to my original Bt Home Hub v1.0 which has been working happily with the desktop and various mobile devices, all connected by ...
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Actiontec as second router to extend range of my primary linksys wifi

I have a Linksys 3500ea router - this is running right now. I would like to use my old Actiontec as a secondary router (I think....?) such that I can extend the range of my wireless. Old Actiontec in ...
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Linux device connected to 2 networks once as a client and once as a host?

Setup now I have a Raspberry Pi wired via its GPIO connections to some outdoor security gates the gates can be controlled by the PI via its HTTP user interface. The PI is heedless and administrated ...
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RRAS VPN Connection Failling with 800 Error

I have a Virtual Server in office which runs my RRAS-VPN. This is in order for me to connect to the office over the internet while i am away. I Installed RAS Role in my Member Server ...
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Belkin 450 wireless Router can't access specific websites

I have a Belkin 450 router that connects my internet to my laptop computer. It will work for 24 hours then all of a sudden I can't access google.com any antivirus website sysinternals website or ...
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Sporadic packet loss through RT-N65U router with cable Internet

My setup looks like this: TM902S (EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modem) <-> RT-N65U router <-> several computers in LAN The router is running this firmware with a custom traffic shaping script. The ...
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Use my own router if ISP supplid does not support bridge

I have a Technicolor TC7200 I am getting sick of. I'd like to get my own router, slap OpenWRT on it and control my LAN myself. Also, I'd like to have more control over my wireless. The Technicolor ...
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How do I create a DHCP server, with a router that doesn't allow me to disable DHCP?

I have an Actiontec V1000H Modem/Router from my ISP Telus, they have blocked access to all their 'advanced' settings like DHCP/Bridging. I have setup a MAAS server I have a few things I'd like it to ...
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Cannot connect to wifi in windows 8.1 for my new HP laptop

I just bought a new HP laptop 15-d035dx and it has a pre-installed of Windows 8.1 in it. My problem is I cannot connect it to my home's wifi router. All the devices such as ipad, iphone, samsung s3 ...