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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Internet connection only works with Macbook Pro

I'm having a bizarre problem with our internet connection in our temporary house. We have been given a cable modem with (i believe comcast) internet connectivity. If i plug my macbook pro directly ...
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Cannot access my wireless router web interface from MS Windows 7

I have a very annoying problem ever since I have installed Microsoft Windows 7 a couple days ago. From what I have noticed it could only be related to the operating system I'm running. My network ...
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Changing router from 100Mbps to Gigabit. Is it really worth it?

I have currently 100Mbps router and using a NAS. Unfortunately, seems that the speed is not as I expected. So I planned to change the router to a gigabit router. Is it really worth it? UPDATE: The ...
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iPhone won't connect to home wireless network - but laptop will?

Just recently my iPhone stopped connecting to my home router. It works elsewhere but is not connecting at home. My laptop connects, but not my iPhone any longer. When it asks me to choose a ...
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Is it possible to link two wireless internet routers together wirelessly to share a single internet connection?

I have my house connected to the internet by high speed 5GHz wireless point to point link. Within the house is both a wired and wireless network. The wireless network is served by a linksys internet ...
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How to open all ports for internal traffic only

I have a couple of machines all connected to a router, is it possible to open all ports if the traffic is between the machines in the network? Obviously, external traffic will be blocked by default. ...
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Setting up bandwidth throttling for ADSL with linux

I'm going to set up a new linux router for a company, and have to set up bandwidth throttling. They have an unlimited ADSL internet connection which will be shared between 2 businesses, one being ...
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Windows can detect router, but cannot connect

I have just finished building a new computer and I am now trying to set up wireless (sadly, wired is not an option). I am using a TP-Link USB adapter and a Netgear router. My OS is Windows 7 64bit. ...
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Internet connection fails periodically on new home LAN

Recently, I added two new computers to a LAN already running with two. This sounds simple, but due to wiring issues and the fact that I wanted the new PCs in a different area (and we had an extra ...
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Any available third-party firmware for Linksys WAG120N?

Is there any custom (third-party) firmware for Linksys WAG120N?
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Why does my DynDNS domain show the router page, not the localhost?

I have to setup a home server. I have created a DynDNS account and updated the software. I have set the dynamic dns option in router and while I ping my dyndns account it is redirecting to my router ...
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Merging two DSL services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use more than one internet provider at the same time? Hi, I have a scenario here: There are two different DSL services available from different service ...
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Cable modem and router connectivity issues

So, I have a router that is plugged into my cable modem. I was getting connectivity issues, so I plugged my machine directly into the modem to find out which was the weak link. I could get ...
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“custom” routers for VPN - useful or waste of money?

I use VPN in China and my current service contract expires soon so I was checking what sort of plans are out there now. I found that Witopia offers a "Cloak Box", what appears to be a Linksys wireless ...
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Why are the 5Ghz band of my routers not visible from my DLink X-treme DWA-552 N PCI adapter?

I bought a DLink DWA-552 PCI N-band adapter and it is able to see my DLINK-615 N-band without a problem. I bought a Netgear 3700N and Linksys WRT-610N and my dlink adapter is not able to see the ...
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Configuring a LAN with two wireless routers

I have two wireless routers. Can I make them transparent to each other? example. Router A is the one connected to the internet. Router B is the one up stairs, connected to the printer. When I'm ...
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Can a Netgear Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (CG814GCMR) be used as a wireless bridge?

Can a Netgear Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (CG814GCMR) be used as a wireless bridge?
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Hack a consumer router or DIY/Custom Kit for a kick ass router

So I am currently running a old school hacked Linksys WRT54G and have played around with some of the hacks and currently running Tomato on it and I am pretty happy (tho the lack of OpenVPN Server ...
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Wireless Router Access

In my home network, I have a Linksys router that I use for wifi access. In my home office, I have a couple of computers that I want to connect to the network via a LAN connection and not wifi, so I ...
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Can I relay my Usb modem connection to my wireless router?

I got a wireless modem that needs to plug into my computer in order for it to work. Is it possible to hook up this computer to my wireless router so that other devices can connect using the same ...
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Looking for network simulator (subnets, routers, etc..)

I am looking for network simulator (subnets, routers,wireless etc..) to study for an interview that I have.
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Dlink DIR-615 suddenly stops working - Orange internet light

I unplugged my Dlink DIR-615 router last night from the wall due to a storm rolling in. I've done this countless times, no problem. However, when I went to plug it in and use the internet today, ...
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DD-WRT/openwrt - speed up network sharing function

Can I squeeze more speed out of my router (when it comes to USB attached storage device on it) with open/DD wrt? (Sorry I don't really know such firmwares.) (Guess it works with ntfs-3g? I don't ...
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ZTE ZXDSL 831 Series firmware update

I'm having a problem with my broadband connection established through a ZTE ZXDSL 831 Series DSL modem and wandered if a firmware update could help me fix that. The networking problem is not ...
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Do I need a Gigabit router with a 24Mbps down and 7Mbps upload speed cable modem?

Do I need a Gigabit port capable wireless router with a 24Mbps down and 7Mbps upload speed cable modem? Does anyone know how to calculate this? FYI, I wont be using the wireless connection from my ...
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DLINK WBR-1310B Wireless Router seems to hang

I have a brand new DLINK-1310B Wireless Router (box never before opened, although I bought it at the neighborhood computer junk store). I am using it at home (and in fact am using it at this instant ...
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Belkin router issue

My cousin and I bought a wireless Belkin router for testing purposes. Please keep in mind for all of our tests there is no ethernet cable plugged in, just the router's power cord. We have been trying ...
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How to recover a Linksys WRT54GL router that has a blinking green power LED and no response from the web interface?

I was flashing the router with the Tomato firmware, but something went wrong; I'm not sure what. Now, the router responds to ping at 192.168.1.1 (my Mac's on a static IP 192.168.1.21), but the ...
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How to connect a wifi router to a cable modem router?

Here's the thing: I have a cable modem router (Thomson TCW710) with wifi-g that I rent from my cable company. I would like to use a wireless-n router (D-Link DIR-655, that I received for free) with it ...
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How to limit traffic on a router based on IP?

how to limit internet traffic on a router based on a LAN IP. so that for example on a 10mb/s internet connection I can have a IP Camera with a dedicated 1mb/s, 2 computers with 3mb/s, and 2 computers ...
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Server IP Release Time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DHCP Lease time Hello, With router IP Address does not change at all as long as you do not touch modem. If computer is connected to modem directly IP changes every hour ...
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How to prepare WiFi for an on-stage demo?

Today at WWDC, Steve Jobs gave his keynote and ended up having a failure on-stage when connecting to WiFi. Google had a similar issue a few weeks ago in the same conference center. Please reference ...
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How to set up wireless access on a Cisco router

I've set up my 877W according to the configuration listed in this forum post: IPTV over Cisco 877 (It's the working configuration at the bottom of the post) Note that I have an 877W, so it also has ...
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Getting IP Address of Access Point

recently I turned my Router to a wireless access point for my home network. Unfortunately, I forgot to note down the AP's IP Address and Subnet. How do I reliably get the IP of my AP? Thank's in ...
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Accessing Windows from Linux/Mac by name using TCP/IP

What are some solutions to access Windows by its computer name from Linux and Mac using TCP/IP. That is, from terminal I want to be able to ping my Windows PCs using its host name. My setup is: ...
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Local Only 3G Router via Broadband Device?

I am looking for the name/type of device which does the following: Connects to the internet via ethernet or wireless and then produces a "fake" 3G signal for my iPhone to connect to. The 3G ...
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Use WiFi router connected to Ethernet not directly to Modem

My WiFi signal is really bad in some areas of my house. I have a spare router and was wondering if it's possible to use it connected with Ethernet, and not directly connected to the modem?
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Blocking websites with wireless router

Is it possible to block websites with all wireless routers. How can I find out if a certain router has this administration feature, specifically the TP-LINK WR340G?
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How to connect 2 routers (Asmax and D-link) RJ11 vs RJ45 issue

I just bought a new router, D-link DSL 2641B and want to connect it to another one, provided by my ISP, Asmax AR 804MP. Previously, I had Linksys WRT350N, and there was no problem, while I had ...
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My internet connection just got really slow - How can I troubleshoot it?

A few days ago my connection became really slow. I have DSL which should be 3mb down and 768k up. I'm lucky if I get 768k down and 200k up. It sucks. I called my ISP, Verizon and they did some sort of ...
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Limiting use of filesharing services

I live in an apartment with 3 other roommates, and we share the internet connection though a wireless router (Level One WBR-3406TX). One of the roommates is always running utorrent, and it is slowing ...
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Is it possible to change a Linksys router's configuration from a command line?

I am constantly logged into my home machine, which runs Ubuntu, from various remote locations via SSH. Sometimes I would like to change the settings on my home Linksys router - port forwarding ...
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2 routers, both DHCP, no IP assigned

I can't get DHCP to assign IP to my wireless devices. My network config is as follows: Nanostation5 Linksys WRT350N, which is connected with Nanostation via its INTERNET port. Nanostation: LAN ...
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Fastest router for OpenWRT/etc? [closed]

What are some of the fastest OpenWRT-compatible wifi routers out there? (In terms of general processing power)
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Router's ssid changes from infrastructure to ad-hoc

For a period of time the router's ssid is shown (on various computers) as a normal infrastructure network - computers connect fine and everything works however after a few minutes / hours all ...
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Port forwarding on D-Link DIR-615 super-slow, useless

I have replaced my old router with DIR-615 from D-Link, and now the port forwarding is so slow it makes the router practically useless for requests coming from outside of my network. Accessing the ...
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What are the requirements for Windows Remote Assistance over Teredo?

I try to get the Windows 7 (or Vista) remote assistance feature to work, without using UPnP on the novices computer. After enabling Teredo on the expert's computer (that is in a corporate network, ...
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Wireless connection drops when wired computer starts a game

Starting this week I have had a strange problem on my network. Some background of my setup: Internet is provided by a adsl-modem. A D-link Dir-600 router is hooked up to to adsl-modem. My computer is ...
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Router which can modify TTL

My ISP has set up the TTL to 1. My current router Linksys WRT120N can't change this and my computers don't have connection to Internet. I will return my current router and take another. I have some ...
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Internet in the router but not in the local network

I have a PC and a laptop (Windows 7 - both) which should connect through router to Internet. The router is Linksys wrt120. My ISP is using PPPoE. I have connected the Internet cable to the router, ...