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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Attemp to access WAMP server from other devices on network gives 403 forbidden

I set up a WAMP server on my main PC. I have files in the www directory, and can see the results via localhost. The problem is, I am not able to access the server via the server IP from even the ...
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Would like to manage a DSL and Satellite Internet Connection

My parents live in the country and have very poor and unreliable DSL (Frontier) service. They are considering getting Satellite Internet (HughesNet or Exceed). Because the Satellite has monthly ...
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Building a home router on a laptop

I am in a process of building a router and PFSense based firewall on a laptop. My trouble is that I need an additional Ethernet port. I've come across "USB to Ethernet converter module", which is ...
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Router unable to connect to internet

Background : My ISP has a web based authentication scheme . So when I first try to browse any site , it goes to the isp login page. Once logged in , further requests to web pages work fine . ISP has ...
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How to setup network with 2 modems?

At the moment my office is consist of 1 server (running Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server), 1 TP Link adsl modem-router (with Business Package, 3Mbps dedicated Internet, static IP etc; lets call it ...
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Restore wifi signal strength

I have the standard at&t uverse router with a 12/2 plan. Previously, everything worked fine with the reception as well as speed. About 18 hours ago, the reception in my room, which is separated by ...
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Can't access virtual machine after plugging ethernet cable

I have VirtualBox installed. My OS is Ubuntu 13.10. I configured a host only network at 192.168.56.1. I have 2 machines the first 192.168.56.20 the other 192.168.56.21. Everything worked fine before ...
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what is DMZ in Router, how to make an private ip act like public ip

i have a d-link and i'm behind a NAT router by my ISP i knew that because i receive in my router wan IP a private IP, i forwarded port for my computer ip but it still closed so what is the solution ...
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i can conect to my ddns server from my lan but i cant from the web

i have a dlink router that support DDNS and i use dlinkddns.com, i also forwarded port on my router, but on my router i have not a public internet ip so my ISP have a router i think and they ...
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How to extend wireless network via LAN and not wireless?

See diagram I have an Edimax RW-7228apn wireless access point. It has LAN IP of 10.0.0.1. I have recently bought a TP-Link TL-WA830RE Wireless Range Extender to give me extra wireless coverage. I ...
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Aggressive torrent client overpowering home network?

Is it possible to configure a torrent client so aggressively that it somehow overpowers a home network? Specifically in a way OTHER than how the limitation on your ISP bandwith is concerned? What ...
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What ephemeral ports do Steam & Valve games use?

I need to know exactly which ports are ephemeral so that I can create QoS rules. This page doesn't state which are ephemeral. I know that some of those ports such as 28960 are static ephemeral ports. ...
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How To Obtain IP from Public Wireless Router and Share via My Own Private Wireless Router? [duplicate]

I live in an apartment with a public wireless router which requires you to log in via a splash-screen page. I want to have my own private wireless router which logs into the public wireless router ...
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Creating a WiFi network from LAN

I am running OpenSuse linux 13.1, it has KNetworkmanager to control the network. Now this seems like an eay task (my cell phone can do it with 1 push on a button). I am connected by cable and I want ...
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How to “extend” IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration domain to my other network without bridging?

My router's uplink is network that uses has a /64 IPv6 space and uses stateless autoconfiguration. I want the same stateless autoconfiguration to be available on the second router's interface. The ...
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rt-n66u - restore to factory settings

I have an Asus RT N66U router that has been hacked (I do not know how yet). The idea is that I have tried to access the administration panel with no success, also restoring to factory settings but ...
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Bandwidth limits while streaming or gaming [duplicate]

I have a Cisco/Linksys Valet Plus (M20) router. I connect my desktop to it wirelessly. My mother uses it for streaming Netflix or Hulu through the PS3. My daughter's fiancé just started playing games ...
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Bridged VLAN and VAC can't connect to the internet on DD-WRT

I just recieved my new Netgear Nighthawk AC router, and I installed the latest DD-WRT from myopenrouter.com (build 23720). I am trying to create a VLAN bridged with a Virtual Access Point (VAC) so ...
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Why do some WiFi routers block multicast packets going from wired to wireless?

I have worked with dozens of consumer grade WiFi routers, and they have been really hit-or-miss with this, though it seems to be getting better. Example of issue: A device that can be discovered ...
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DD-WRT QoS traffic shaping sharing percentage of overall bandwidth

I'm using DD-WRT build 21402 on an Asus RT-N66U and I'd like to use QoS or some kind of traffic/bandwidth shaping to stop any one IP from using up more than 75% of the available bandwidth. I would ...
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Connect ddwrt with Server via VPN

I have a Server in the Internet and an dd-wrt Router behind some Firewalls. I would like to have Access to the dd-wrt via the Server. The only way to accomplish this is to have a VPN connection from ...
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Log all outgoing connections from computer

I'm really interested in what applications on my PC sends to the internet. Is there any way to record all(!) outgoing data (including content - what is sent using that connection)? Ideally, these ...
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Multiple IPs on Multiple NICs same subnet

So, I've got two NICs: eth0 eth1 and I have multiple IP addresses assigned to each: auto lo iface lo inet loopback allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.0.0.194 netmask ...
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Data transfer speed in between two routers

I have two routers (bridged) setup at home to cover both ends of the house. The two routers is connected through power line. While the speed is acceptable for general use (browsing, emailing etc) but ...
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TP-Link TD-W8951ND port forwarding not working?

I've configured not less than 20 routers but this one is driving me crazy. I purchased a TP-Link TD-W8951ND modem-router and now I'm trying to configure my VoIP device to make/get calls. This works ...
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Cross network access

I have two networks, for now we'll name them "Home" and "Office", it is as set up below: Internet -> Modem -> -> -> -> Router -> -> -> Router 192.168.2.100 ...
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Not able to ssh from outside to home ubuntu server

I have netgear router. Initially I had forwarded all tcp ports to internal server 192.168.0.100 centos I was able to ssh into that using my ssh user@publicip. now I have installed Ubuntu trusty with ...
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Remote management on WRT630N via HTTPS

I have a Linksys WRT630N wireless router and am trying to configure remote management via HTTPS. I've chosen a nonstandard port and can successfully connect and manage the router remotely via HTTP, ...
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Two computers using the same internet connection, both worked fine, suddenly one starts to lose nearly all packets to router

Two computers are located right next to each other, both are connected to the internet (same internet connection name/channel) but one has an extremely bad connection such that I can barely visit a ...
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Port Forwarding on a router to a dynamic IP running Linux

I've set my Dad up with a Linux Mint PC (he's a novice and it's the safest thing). I would like to be able to SSH into this PC at any time (that it's on) to allow updates, configs, etc. This PC is ...
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Router and Modem “argument”

I have a Cisco EA4500 wireless router and a Ubee wired modem from Time Warner. Now I have nice speed when everything is alright, but when say a friend comes over the router connects to his phone and ...
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Routers gateway address is not advertised in the dhcp offer packet

I have an wireless router with only my XP PC connected to the LAN port. WAN port is connected to internet. DHCP is enabled on the router. I have configured router LAN IP as 192.168.1.1 and gateway ...
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Internet access stops after 25 minutes during the day, works fine all night.

My internet access stops working every 25 minutes (exactly 25 minutes) between 10am and 7:30pm. The only thing that fixes this problem temporarily is unplugging both my modem and router, then plugging ...
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Configure a Linksys WRT54G with dd-wrt for bridged client

I am looking to tether my phone's Wifi hotspot to a Linksys WRT54G flashed with dd-wrt. I need to provide wired access to several devices that have no Wifi. Is this possible to do without a PC running ...
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Make use of an extra router

At my home, I have a modem that connects the ADSL linked to a Linksys router. However I also have one router from Telefonica which I would like to use with my setup to increase the signal range. How ...
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Router Intrusion in firewall's log

Everytime my router connect to internet I am finding in my router's firewall log intrusion warnings. Could you please explain what it means? Is it actually someone hacking my router or is that ...
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Can't connect to my server Cisco EPC3925

I've set up my own gmod server(this is not a gaming question) and it was working great. Now I had some problems with my internet connection and my provider gave me a new modem so I got a new IP. I ...
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Why would my ADSL router have a telnet port open to the exterior?

I just ran GRC's "Shields Up" on my connection, which has an Asus Wl600g ADSL modem/router serving as gatekeeper. All ports are reported as stealth, except port 23 (Telnet). Now, I can understand ...
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Is it recommended to run a firewall/router on a virtual machine?

Googling found me people saying running a firewall/router as a virtual machine is "dangerous" but none of them gives any reason as to why it is so. I also found posts from people who are successfully ...
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Router communicating with webserver on lan

I opened an http port (80) on my raspberry pi and I am running iptraf to monitor my network. I noticed that my router is "connecting" to my pi to the http port(?) Can anyone explain what is going ...
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Multiple Access Points Best Practice

I have a large area that needs wireless coverage throughout. I want to use 3 (or more if necessary) access points to allow roaming coverage for everyone. There will be 15 or 20 people with 2 to ...
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DNS server does not respond after reboot in Windows 7

First of all, I think that this might be an issue with the router (TP-Link) because I never had this problem before I moved into a new apartment. But I also recently formatted my PC, so I'm not sure ...
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How can I find private IP address of a device?

I 'm trying to detect IP address of a Wireless Access Point device, connected via Ethernet on my router. Router's configuration page shows status of the Ethernet port is up, but no device connected. ...
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How do I connect two modems (RJ45) into a single computer?

I have two modems here with each of them connecting to a computer through RJ45. However I have a single computer, is there a way to connect those two modems to a single computer? I've looked into ...
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Can I split the ethernet signal from cable modem

Can I connect the Ethernet cable from my cable modem into A wireless router A direct Ethernet connection to a PC Do I need anything special? What kind of splitter?
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NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT error while sending a file to Samba server

Today I installed OpenELEC which came with Samba server by default. When I try to send a file using smbclient on linux I get it sending for a moment, but then it stops and I get error cli_push ...
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Very low speed rates on home network via Samba

Today I installed OpenELEC which came with Samba server by default. I wanted to send a movie from my PC and got really low speed rates - around 300kbps. I have TP-LINK TD-W8960N router. The server ...
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How can I store and Analyze my Linksys Router's Logs (ea6900)

This passed week I had a very strange issue occur. Normally there in no issue with our router (linksys ea6900) however on tuesday it continually crashed. After around 5pm it stopped crashing (it ...
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Laptop sometimes loses WiFi connection when phone connects to WiFi

Environment Laptop A (Windows Vista) Laptop B (Windows 7) Phone A (iOS) Phone B (Android) Phone C (Android) Wireless 802.11 g/n 2.4GHz router (Billion 7800NL) Problem When Phone C enters the ...
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Checking RAM on a Cisco device

When you do the "show version" command on a Cisco networking device you get some basic software and hardware information, including the amount of RAM which is shown like this: ...