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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Router shuts down when clicking on “port forwarding”

This is a new router, and I had it set up working fine. Connected to a hub that connects two other computers. I had set up port forwarding for one port where I want a program running on remote ...
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What can I do about “ping flooding”?

Recently I have started getting period of poor connections on my home LAN. So, today after my connection was unresponsive for a while once again, I decided to take a look at what was the problem. The ...
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TCP and fair bandwidth sharing

The congestion control algorithm(s) of TCP seem to distribute the available bandwidth fairly between individual TCP flows. Is there some way to enable (or more precisely, enforce) fair bandwidth ...
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How to ping ip dslam which is in other subnet

I want to ping ip dslam, which is in another subnet The connection is like this: MyPc-----Rj45----------Adsl2+ Modem---------Rj11-------Dslam ...
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How to get all traffic in the network to a specific site to be directed through a proxy?

One of the servers in my LAN is running a certain SOCKS proxy, through which I'd like all traffic to example.com, from the entire LAN, to be automatically routed through without any configuration on ...
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TP-LINK TD-W8151N Modem/router as just wi-fi router

I am planning to buy TP-LINK ADSL wifi router (model TD-W8151N) for my Internet connection which provides Internet through ADSL telephone line. I am also planning to take cable internet in a few ...
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DD-WRT (WRT54G) and (THOMSON TG782) how to put them togather?

Ok so let me explain, i bought WRT54G and successfully installed DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/26/08) mini-special - build 9994. That's all ok no problems with it all normal functioning. And just to add (i don't ...
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Usage of two Routers on LAN

I've currently own a Linksys E4200 and a Thomson 546v6. Because I have an IPTV service I must set the Thomson as the main router connected to the phone line so that I can distribute the video signal ...
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5GHz vs 2.4GHz dual band router, max mbps

I've done a fair amount of reading before posting this but there are a few things still unclear. I just bought a Netgear WNDR3700 N600. I understand that 5GHz offers more channels, less ...
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Configure DD-WRT router as a network switch with services

I've had a Linksys WRT54GS running DD-WRT (build 14929) for a while. I recently bought another Linksys (Cisco) router (WRT160NL) and installed DD-WRT on it (build 16785). I'd like to keep the ...
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How to configure Transparent IP Address Sharing (TAS) on a Mediatrix 4102 with DGW 2.0 firmware? [closed]

I am making the switch to VoIP. I chose voip.ms as my service provider and Mediatrix 4102 as my ATA. One reason why I chose the Mediatrix over other popular consumer ATAs is that it's supposed to be ...
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Router with good Firewall for office - total of 50 computers/devices including wifi devices [closed]

I am looking for a good Office Router that can handle good firewall rules, have logs, and ca support about 50 computers/devices connected with wire and wireless. We had different models before, and ...
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How to prevent eMule from jamming up the router?

Usually, when eMule is started, after some time, I find that the router is jammed, so the internet connection on that computer stopped working, or it seemed to be waiting for some port to be freed up ...
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Stopped windows firewall service during ICS, how is this possible?

Although windows firewall is required to be on when you "start" Internet Connection Sharing, you can stop the WF service with MMC. When done a client can still use the host machines internet. The ...
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Can't ping devices by IP address for devices allocated IPs by DHCP

I have a home network with a Trendnet wireless router and a Windows Domain. The Domain Controller/DNS server is a Windows 2000 Server and is configured to forward queries to DNS servers provided by ...
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find wireless-repeater ip (router)

Really long time ago I set up my dd-wrt router up as a repeater. It works well; in the summer I place it near the garden and I have wifi in the garden. I would like to revisit te settings and see if ...
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Wireless N extend G range?

I've searched all over the internet for an answer to this and I can't find one. If I purchase a wireless N router, with greater range than my current G router will the range of the wireless G signal ...
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What is the recommended firmware for TP-LINK TL-WR841ND?

What would be the best firmware for this cheap router? I know it depends on what I wanted to do with it, but I would like to hear some answers especially those who have used this before or is ...
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Access my router's gateway network?

I have 2 routers in my place. Main Router (Connected to the Internet) - 192.168.1.1 Secondery Router (Connected to the Main Router) - 192.168.0.1 I have a Network Storage Device and few Shared ...
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Poor home office network performance

I have worked with small to mid size networks for quite a long time and can say I'm comfortable connecting hardware. Where you will start to lose me is with managed switches and firewalls. To start, ...
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Router maintains connections, but will not transfer data

My router losses its connection to the internet, somewhat, several times a day. It doesn't lose any connections, but it will not transmit data. For example, instant messengers and games will continue ...
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How to access the router log for given dates

How do you access and print the router log for given dates from a Cisco / Linksys wireless router? We need the October 1-2, 2011 log entries to fight an uploading allegation. Thanks.
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Can't reach internet in home wireless router setup

I have a DSL modem setup with local IP 192.168.1.1. Everything working fine. I also have a LinkSys wireless router that I have connected to the DSL modem. I've enabled DHCP on the wireless router, ...
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Can a router map a URL to a local ip?

I'm setting up a facility with many different computers where I don't have access to their hosts files. How would I map test.com to a local server without using the hosts file? Can this be done using ...
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How do I configure a Netgear FVS336g for use with Amazon VPC?

I think it should be possible to create an IPSec tunnel between a Netgear FVS336Gv2 firewall/router and AWS VPC however, I've been unable after several tries. How do I setup a connection for a Amazon ...
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Spotify killing my router?

The first time this happened I thought it was just a coincidence. I have Spotify on my laptop but haven't used it in years. Yesterday I opened Spotify and within a few seconds, I noticed that my ...
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My first home network setup with a wireless router and switch

I just got a Linksys SRW224G4 switch (24 10/100, 4 10/100/1000) I already have a Linksys WRT54GS router. (I know it's old, but it works) My problem is that well, I have no idea what I'm doing. I ...
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Port Forwarding In 450TC1 MTNL Router

Does anyone have any idea how I can do port forwarding with my 450TC1 router and what are the proper steps to do it? I need to get my WAMP server online so that other people can access it via the ...
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Are there any home ISPs that offer external IPs for all devices on the network? (No NAT)

NAT is a a real pain, and the large address space in IPv6 doesn't need it. Are there any ISPs that offer actual home routing, giving each computer a global IP address, rather than a local one? This ...
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Privacy, VPN and routers

Ever since this ACTA push-up the things are starting to heat up around torrents and privacy. I am using Tribler now, but this is not secure enough for me. Not enough privacy. I've been using in the ...
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WNDR3700 Router + Cisco SG200-08 + LACP + Dual Uplink

Background I have a storage server that has several virtual machine images stored on them. I would store them locally, but I have limited space on my desktop (using SSD storage). I would like to ...
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Specific reason to use the shorter default cable between the router and the modem?

In my newly purchased router; I received a cable which is supposed to connect the modem and the router. Thanks. But my router is going to be placed in another room, about 20-cable-meters away, while ...
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When to build a router?

I have some questions regarding building your own router. When should one build their own router? What are some of the advantages/disadvantages in building your own? What are some of the knowledges ...
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Connect a wireless router to another wireless router

I’m a complete novice when it comes to networking. I have two wireless routers, let's call them “A” (a DIR-300 A1) and “B” (a DIR-600). “A” is connected directly to a DSL connection. I want to ...
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Opening ports on a mac-mini, works locally, not on the LAN

I have my mac mini running a nodejs server on port 8000. On the mac, I can hit it at 127.0.0.1:8000/something. I get back a "hello world" type of response. On the same network, from a different ...
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Setting up a home server for remote dial-in

I am trying to set up a home server, so my wife and I can dial into it and access files from our laptops while away from home. The PC acting as the server is running Windows Server 2008. I've ...
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Cannot access local server via home router — but works from outside [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DD-WRT: How to allow port forwarding to apply to requests originating from inside the LAN? I have a webserver running on my private PC at home. This PC is running ...
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How to choose a modem/router/WAP based on it's various features?

In the last 4 years, I've gone through 5 modem routers, from the cheap boxes the ISP provides to slightly more expensive ones. Currently I have a WAP connected to a switch which is connected to a ...
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Accessing a router which isn't a DHCP server

I have a Linksys WRT54GL router with Tomato installed on it. My network configuration requires me to disable the DHCP server on the router. After disabling it, I do not know the IP of the router ...
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How do I check if my router blocks multicast traffic?

I am trying a sender and receiver multicast c# program on my computer. How do I check if my router blocks multicasting? i.e whether members of the group receive packets from 224.0.0.1.
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How to force client static leases (IP addresses) to update/change immediately?

My router runs dd-wrt and it assigns static leases to DHCP clients. The clients all use DHCP. I recently changed the IP addresses I want assigned to clients. But the clients are not updating ...
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Installing TomatoUSB on a Linksys WRT54GL?

I don't know whether I'm missing something obvious here, but when I download the TomatoUSB 2.6 VPN build (from here), and try and install the included .trx file in the default Linksys router "Firmware ...
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How to permanently set the default gateway to a particular IP address?

I get a default gateway of 192.168.178.2 whenever I connect to my router, but I want 192.168.178.1. Every time I connect to the Wi-Fi I have to delete and then re-add the default gateway. How can I ...
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How to identify internal ports and external ports that are mapped by NAT by the router?

For example, my HTTP port 80 is opened and mapped by the router to port 42300 facing outwards. Is there a way to identify , let's say my port 150 that is open for connection is mapped into what ...
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Tweaking SNR margin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tweaking SNR margin without telnet How can I tweak a adsl-router's SNR margin? I can't access it with telnet or ssh. This information is not important but router is ...
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Zeppelin Air speakers causing interference on wireless network

My dad recently bought the new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air speaker system. They allow you to stream music from a computer and other devices to the Zepellin without the need for wires. ...
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Why do some initial webpage requests route to my router?

When I start using my internet on some device (laptop, desktop, iPod, iPhone) some of the initial request like google.com or facebook.com route to my routers config page or sometimes Google gives me a ...
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Connecting to router, some devices get good speeds, others get awful speeds

I have a strange problem. I got Virgin 30MB broadband installed yesterday (its been over 24 hours since it was activated) FYI I am in the United Kingdom. My home network goes like this: Item ...
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Speedtest Upload speed faster than download AND faster than “actual” through WRT54G VPN router

[Live in Qatar - before people start asking WHY?] I have a DSL router connected to the internet. Speedtest when connected directly to the router shows approx 4mbps/0.5mbps which is what I would ...
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LG DVD Player not able to see Nero Media Home 4

I'm stumped with a DVD Player/PC Issue. Here's the problem. I bought an LG Blu Ray DVD Player and want to connect to my computer to stream videos/music/pictures. The BLU Ray player came with Nero ...