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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Cable modem and wireless routers set up

I have cable internet, 60meg. I have just bought a Asus rt-ac56r wireless router. I also have a Linksys wrt320N. I tried to get the Linksys to be a repeater by downloading and installing dd-wrt but ...
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Laptop doesn't connect to internet while other computers are connected

Having problems connecting wirelessly a laptop to home internet router. Other computers see the network just fine, but when this one is attempting to connect it fails and the whole network goes down, ...
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External IP Addresses, Subnet Masks, and SSH - How does it all work?

I'm really confused as to how I can connect to a specific computer on my network on a computer in another network over the Internet. For example, I have a beowulf cluster constantly running at my ...
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BT Home Hub as Wireless AP

I have recently left some accommodation where we were using a BT Home Hub 5 (Type A) Router. We've cancelled the contract with BT and they advised we don't need to sent the router back to them - ...
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Can I connect Range Extender's Ethernet Port to another access point/router?

I have a home network with 2 Netgear Routers: 1 Modem+Router, 1 Router only. I have DELL Laptop, with Windows 8.1. Presently, the router + modem gets heated up due to being on since months! And so ...
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IP address appears instead of hostname on LAN to network router

In the CentOS 6 servers the hostname command displays the name, but in the "PC NAME" field in the Actiontech router it displays the IP address. How can I make sure the CentOS servers are communicating ...
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Bypassing router's DNS settings not working

From researching around the web, I found out how you are able to bypass the DNS settings that are configured on the router by naming the DNS servers you want to use on your PC. Supposedly, the PC DNS ...
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Connection interruptions on Debian router, possibly due to excessive duplicate ACKs?

I have a Debian server as a house router, which for a year has been working flawlessly. However, I recently moved and switched service providers from FiOS to Comcast, and possibly as a result am ...
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Can't connect to wireless routers and settings page - connection refused

1st router. I can't connect to my wireless router setting page at 192.168.1.1. in chrome it says "ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED". I didn't have this problem before. this happens to another router too. I'm ...
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How to open Telnet port in wireless D-Link router?

I want to access D-Link DIR-600L wireless router via terminal. Can i do this by opening telnet port. How to open telnet port in wireless routers?
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realtek RTL8723AE change a channel

Hu guys, I got this problem with frequent disconnecting and reconnecting of users to my wi-fi hot spot. I googled it and it seems like I need to change a channel on my router(Realtek RTL8723AE ...
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Cannot connect to server, error message says “java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused”

I have been trying to get a minecraft server running for some time now to no avail. I apologize for the fact that this is not as technically advanced a question as is intended for this forum, and that ...
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Why is router IP not listed in ifconfig?

I am looking for the address that I type into my browser to get to the router configuration file. It ended up being 192.168.1.1, as usual. But when I enter ifconfig into the command line, this IP ...
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Upgrading TWC modem/router with 192.168.0.1 default address on home network with existing Trendnet wired router set to 192.168.2.1

I have a home network with a Trendnet TW100-S4W1CA wired router with a base address of 192.168.2.1, DHCP turned on with a range of 192.168.2.1 - 192.168.2.100, subnet 255.255.255.0. It is connected to ...
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Setting up a wired and wireless router

I have a little box I use as a print server now. It has a wireless card and two ethernet ports, and I'd like to use it to replace my router, as it supports ac and my current router only supports G. I ...
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Router IP address

I have a wifi router which connects to the internet. The local IP of this router (router A) is 192.168.0.1 Few years ago, I had connected another router (Router B) to router A via an ethernet cable ...
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Secure and efficient business NAT router setup

Background I'm designing a server setup for the small business where I work. We want to be able to host our own web server and other services in the future at our own location. Being the IT ...
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Only one of two ethernet connections has internet access

Alright, this one has got me completely stumped. Among other devices, I have three computers currently connected to the same wireless router: One of them is connected through ethernet and has ...
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How to access the emergency room interface for D-Link DIR-600 B2 with firmware v.2.15?

I have a D-Link DIR-600 B2 router with firmware v.2.15 and I want to install the DD-WRT firmware (described here) to enable the repeater mode. The problem is, every time I try to upload the DD-WRT ...
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Setting Up Seperate Home Network no External Internet

Is it common, or recommended, to setup a separate home network for the purpose of streaming and sharing local files? What are some considerations I should account for when setting this network up in ...
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Cannot port forward with Aztech router

Pre-conditions: Laptop connected to Aztech DSL5018EN router via Wi-Fi DHCP with MAC-IP Reservation Router firewall disabled Windows 7 Firewall with Inbound Rule for port 8080 (TCP/UDP) Microsoft ...
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Debian laptop loses all network access, can't ping anything

I've got a laptop running Debian (Jessie) that for whatever reason has decided it hates wireless. It has some kind of Intel wireless card (not sure which), and so uses the iwlwifi package for ...
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How to block website from MAC in the verizon router firewall settings

I've tried searching for how to configure my verizon router firewall to block certain websites but nothing seems to be working. Picture of what I've done here I did an nslookup for youtube.com and ...
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Variable ping on MacBook Pro to router over WiFi: what could be causing it?

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro that is experiencing very variable ping responses over WiFi. Coworkers using the same WiFi network do not experience the same problem, so it seems that the problem can be ...
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Configure router to use vpn for only proxy server

My router is configured with an OpenVPN account from StrongVPN and all traffic passes over though the VPN. I want all traffic to use the normal wan ISP internet. If an application has the routers ...
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Definite guide to making Windows ICS work over WiFi (ie. share LAN internet over WiFi adapter or function as a wireless access point)

My laptop is running Windows 7 has both a LAN adapter and a WiFi adapter. In order to turn the WiFi adapter into a wireless hotspot, I created a new ad-hoc network, and turned on ICS, assigned the ...
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Configure IPSLA on Cisco 1941

I'm trying to configure IPSLA on my network such that if my primary network fails, the backup network network picks up. I have one router and two modems. The primary modem is connected to the GE0/1 ...
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Router 1 device and Router 2 device is not in the same network, although router 1 connect to router 2 [duplicate]

My ISP provide me a moderm hg863 the modem model: http://huawei.com/en/products/fixed-access/fttx/ont/hg863/index.htm So I have attempt like this before ---> modem --> router---> notebook ...
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1 modem connect with 2 device, can it in the same network?

My ISP provide me a moderm that has 4 input and I can plug lan cable in it the modem model: http://huawei.com/en/products/fixed-access/fttx/ont/hg863/index.htm So I have attempt like this before ...
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Sharing wired Internet connection as Wireless?

I'm running Windows 8.1 on my Samsung Laptop with Motherboard / model: NP-530U3C. It's connected to the internet with a wire, and I saw this tutorial which says there's an option to share the ...
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After getting new router, I intermittently lose DNS

I just switched from Comcast's rental modem/router to my own Motorola SURFboard modem/router SBG6580. Since then, I am unable to load webpages at unexpected intervals (could be minutes, could be ...
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Can I use my netgear router like a “mini” DNS server?

I have a netgear router and I want to host a local website on that wifi network. I want anybody connected from a laptop or mobile phone to be able to type "mylocalwebsite.com" in the web browser and ...
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Motorola SBG6580 cable modem into Bridge mode on Bright House Networks does not work

I tried placing a Motorola SBG6580 into bridge mode but when I connected via Ethernet to it, I was not able to access the internet or get an IP, I had to statically assign myself a 192.168.100.x IP to ...
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Sitecom router AC-1200 (X7) keeps disconnecting my wireless

My Sitecom wireless router keeps disconnecting. Cabled internet is perfect, but wireless is flaky. It's very fast, up until a few seconds into the connection (speedtest, Youtube stream, download, ...
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How do wireless router control panel pages work?

I understand that for regular web pages on the WWW, a browser will send a request to the server hosting that page, and then renders the page sent back. (I know there's more to it than that) However, ...
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Port forwarding testing

In trying to check if I setup Port Forwarding correctly for my IP security camera none of the services report the port open. I can access the camera from within the LAN, but can't see it from the WAN. ...
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Is the Modem's MAC Address Public? [duplicate]

Just reading about tracking and security. So far from resources I gather that the MAC address of my machine is known to the router and when the router communicates with the modem the MAC address of ...
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Noticeable difference downgrading to Wireless G network? [closed]

I have had HORRIBLE, FRUSTRATING luck with newer routers. I've had 5 different brands and types, they all stopped working, drop connections, slowed down, or are extremely unreliable after a few ...
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Understanding “ip route” command

I'm trying to set up a backup route for my network as a safety net when the primary link fails; by adjusting the administrative distance with the ip route command. I have one router (cisco 1900 ...
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shut down computer while retaining LAN function

Well basically I have noticed that in hibernation mode the network card is still running (which means the router can detect that the computer is still in the network). Is there a way to do the same in ...
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Long range wifi details

I was redirected to SU from network engineering because of this question: I want to build a long range wireless network. I would connect from point A (has connection with internet and router) to ...
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Draytek Vigor2925 router: I'd like to create a split wifi network that operates 9-5 weekdays

I run a coworking space and I'd like to hook a second WAP to my router and program it so it turns on and off automatically so we offer a 9-5 weekday network downstairs in the atrium of our building. ...
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Can't Port Forward. I have a modem and a router but im connected to the modem

I've tried to port forward multiple times. I am connected directly to the modem directly by Ethernet cable. I have tried using the "Virtual server" on the modem and i got a wireless adapter and tried ...
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Port forwarding issue while accessing local webserver from internet

I have hosted a webserver on my laptop. (XAMPP) I have installed wordpress and the website developed is working fine with http://localhost as well as http://192.168.0.150/wordpress/ (I have made the ...
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Can running two cat 5e cables mprove speed between two routers?

I have a cable modem downstairs, with 120mbs connection. I have a router upstairs, about 100ft of cat5e cable away. The data rate there is about 50mbs. I added an ethernet switch about halfway, and it ...
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How to provide access to the Internet using 2 different ISPs

This is the problem: We have a contract with two different ISPs for different reasons, and each contract provides access to the Internet. The thing is that there are two different networks in our ...
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Can I use a wireless modem instead of wireless adaptor [closed]

I have 2 wireless modems at the moment. One is connected to my ADSL provider and all the wi-fi devices are connect to it currently. Second one is sitting idle at the moment. I also have a PC that ...
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Asus rt-n66u blocking Direct Access VPN from work Network

my Asus rt-n66u is suddenly blocking Direct Access VPN from my work. It just stopped working. I have used it for over a year. I wiped the router and no luck. I installed tomato and it' still not ...
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Connecting two home routers and change to IP addresses

Netgear Cable Modem Router Connected to Internet IP 192.168.0.1 DHCP is ON D-Link Router This is my wireless router IP 192.168.100.0 DHCO is OFF I want to use the D-Link router as my primary router ...
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VPN device filtering ASUS Asuswrt Merlin

I've been attempting to get the following to work: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/wiki/How-to-Direct-Traffic-over-VPN-and-Drop-connections-if-VPN-goes-down I've specifically gone through ...