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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Using a Wi-Fi router as bridge to increase the signal?

A friend of mine lives in an appartment building whose structure is such that the Wi-Fi signal is very weak. Even a USB key won't work. I was thinking of buying an entry-level Wi-Fi router and ...
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D-LINK DIR-615 router keeps giving my wireless devices bad ip addresses

I have a D-LINK DIR-615 router, and wired devices have no problem getting an IP, however; wireless devices end up with a 169.254.. address (subsequently, they cannot access the internet through the ...
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What are the disadvantages (if any) of accessing the internet through two or more “chained” routers?

My Problem I just got internet setup in my dorm room at school through a third-party provider. The modem they gave me, however, also functions as a wireless router. I also have my own router with ...
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RDC to new laptop at home not connecting

I configure a number of forwarder ports on my home router for RDC 3389 -> Windows Vista desktop : 3389 3390 -> Windows Vista laptop : 3389 3391 -> Windows 2008 server : 3389 3392 -> Windows 2008 ...
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Wifi router that has a *button* to turn wifi signal off? [closed]

Anobody knows about any wifi routers that have a button (or switch) to turn the wifi signal off? BTW: there are a few reasons I can think of why one would want to do this but not turn of the ...
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Make SATA drive a router drive

I have a 1 TB seagate SATA hdd, i want to connect it to my linksys wireless router using ethernet... *I dont want to buy a new Drive, but use an existing one, maybe with some kind of external casing. ...
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Accessing a website via the webservers public IP from a PC within the same LAN

If two machines reside on the same LAN (a PC and a Webserver) why is it necessary to enable ‘NAT loopback’ on the router in order for the PC to access the website hosted on the webserver using the ...
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port forwarding on this setup: Prolink 5200 modem/router connected to Linksys BEFSR41 v4.2

Good day everyone! I'm using Mac OS X 10.6 on a 2006 Macbook. We recently switched ISPs and our new ISP gave us a Prolink 5200 Hurricane modem/router. We have another computer in the house but the ...
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How to Port Forward with DSL Router + Wifi Router Configuration?

I got an ADSL router without Wi-Fi from my ISP. I bought a Netgear Wireless Router and connected them as follows: Internet > ADSL Router > Wi-Fi Router > Computer My ADSL router is a Huawei ...
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Redirecting web pages on Belkin Router

I am running a small wireless network for a school (all computers are Windows) and would like to stop those that are using the Wireless Internet from hitting possibly banned web pages (e.g. ...
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VPN Router drops connections

We are using a Netgear VPN Firewall Router FVS318v3.. We have a DSL connection here at the office, and my users complain of the connection dropping, or locking up on their end.. Latest firmware is ...
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Where can I find information for learning to use Cisco IOS? [closed]

I just purchased a Cisco 881 router for my business. I understand a little IOS but i'm having a little problem setting up the router to match the current router (dinky netgear personal router). My ...
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How to do port forwarding in D-link Glb802c?

I have some questions about port forwarding on my D-Link Router GLB-802C. For example: My local machine's IP is 117.1.1.81 My router's IP is 117.1.1.1 My Public (Web) IP is 117.16.1.1 My ...
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Problems with DlInk 655 Shareport setup

I'm trying to get network printing working on my Dlink 655 router and I have to install a separate utility for the printer to be shared. I have installed the utility on the computer as instructed ...
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Linksys WRT54G router access page inaccessible

When I type 192.168.1.1 into Firefox, it brings up a window that asks for the username and password. The default for this router (Linksys WRT54G) is admin, admin. However, the network is unsecured, ...
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Linksys Router/Tomato Firmware DNS issues

I've got a WRT54GS that I've loaded the current version of Tomato onto. I entered static DHCP addresses in for the devices on my network, released and renewed the address on my desktop and tried to ...
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What's a good Wireless N router for Mac that can run opensource firmware?

I've got a Linksys WRT54G running Tomato firmware right now, but I want to upgrade to Wireless N. What are good routers that have opensource firmware support AND are compatible with the Mac ...
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Having trouble setting up my router

I just moved into my apartment and the Internet connection is working. It's Comcast in case that matters. Anyway, I'm having trouble setting up my wireless router (Netgear WNR2000) to work with it. ...
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Using Mac mini as wifi router

I have a Mac mini (leopard/4gb ram/2.0ghz core duo) that is currently acting as my NAS and is also connected to my tv as a htpc (netflix, eyetv, etc.). I'm wondering if I can get rid of my wifi ...
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What's the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router?

I have cable broadband, and as such the router has to be attached to a cable modem which also has to connect to the TV. That means the router is stuck in the corner of my house. This is good when I'm ...
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Which router should I buy for 3G/HSDPA using Three Mobile Ireland? [closed]

I've been spending quite a bit of time working over in the Republic of Ireland (Co. Donegal) at the moment. There's no terrestrial ADSL but there is a fairly usable 3G/HSDPA service from Three Mobile ...
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What hardware and OS should I use for my home router/server setup for good filesharing capabilities?

I would like to set up a new server at home that should be able to perform the following tasks: Act as firewall/router/NAT for my home network Share lots of files, mostley music Misc. other stuff, ...
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Convert a Linksys WAG54GP2 ADSL router into Access point only to extend my Wifi range

I have a wireless lan running on my ASDL2 connection. The router (Seimens Gigaset sx763) is provided by the ISP and is generally good. However I have couple of dead spots at the far end of the house ...
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Recommended gigabit 802.11n routers that work with DD-WRT [closed]

I've read this question, and checked out the supported devices list, but am looking specifically for a gigabit 802.11n router that is easy to find and fully supported by DD-WRT. It seems like some of ...
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Troubleshooting a router, stops responding periodically (D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit)

I have a D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=530), which has worked fine for the past year since I bought it. I recently moved and changed internet providers. Now, once ...
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Possible?: Centronics to USB adapter to wireless router w/print server

Is it possible to connect an old printer to a wireless router with a USB print server via a Centronics to USB adapter? Will this work?
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Wireless Disconnects Randomly, then won't reconnect

Okay, so I have a Gateway laptop, with Windows Vista SP2, and a Linksys-Cisco WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router. When I boot up my laptop, it automatically connects itself to my home network. Then ...
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Losing 1/3 of my download speed with my new router, any ideas on how to fix?

I recently replaced a dying D-Link router with a Cisco/Linksys RSV4000. I'm really happy with the device but it seems when my cable modem is plugged in to it I lose 1/3 of my download speed. When I ...
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I've just started to use a new modem, and now all my FTP clients won't work

My old modem just died, so I borrowed a friend's, and I put it in between the router and phone line, logged into it, setup my own login credentials .. and away she went. It was working fine for ...
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How to jailbreak an Apple Time Capsule?

Anyone know of any tools to jailbreak an Apple Time capsule? I'm interested in installing sshd for sshfs access.
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DD-WRT Router acting as a Switch and Wi-Fi AP

Recently I upgraded to Comcast Business and their modem has a built-in router so I took off my DD-WRT router and moved to a location in my home where I needed more ports and Wi-Fi (preferably without ...
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Need hardware recommendation for a new modem/router to replace apparently unsuitable hardware

Specifically the unit needs to support PPPoA, which is the point at which my older WRT54G (sadly, revision 7, termed 'not possible' by DD-WRT) is (or seems) unusable. Essentially, the network would ...
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Finding the machine associated with an ip

Is it possible to find out if a public ip is associated with a router or a pc? At my home i have internet connected to my pc through a netgear router. The router is connected to the internet modem. ...
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How can I make my home PC a web server?

I am running Apache Tomcat on my PC. My PC is connected to a router in my house and the router is connected to my ISP. Now I want to run a server on my pc so that my frined can view my site hosted on ...
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Setting up an SSH Server on Port 80

I'd like to set up an SSH Server to the public internet on port 80. I've got SSH for Windows installed on my machine, and I can use Putty to SSH into localhost. In my router config, I set up a ...
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Configure EasyBox (Vodafone) with DynDNS

How can I configure an EasyBox A601 WLAN (from Arcor resp. Vodafone) to send the IP always to DynDNS? I entered the following: Dynamic DNS [X] Diensteanbieter (DynDNS.org) Domänenname ...
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Fix for internet not working on 3 out of 4 computers on 1 wireless router?

We have a Netgear wireless router that is in use by 2 desktop computers and 2 laptops. Last night all the computers could get on the internet but my laptop. Now I can only access the internet on the ...
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Are there any wireless IPv6-ready home routers?

Checked the router we have at home (D-Link DIR-655) and doesn't seem like it supports IPv6. Got curious; Are there any? It would have to support bridging to IPv4 on the outside though, since the ISP ...
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Should I Upgrade My Old Wireless Router?

I have an old wireless router, and I mean stone age old (5 years). There is nothing wrong technically with the router, it serves my wireless needs at home but it is really darn old. A search on ...
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Can I make two wireless routers communicate using the wireless?

I want to make a setup like this: cable modem <-cable-> wireless router 1 <-wireless-> wireless router 2 in another room <-cables-> PCs in another room Basically, I want to extend my ...
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What can I do to improve the performance of my wireless network?

I have a Linksys WRT110 wireless router. However, my friend was just over and said that my network was awfully slow. I'll try to get some numbers later tonight or tomorrow, but for now I'm interested ...
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How can I set my computer up for remote SSH access?

I have a Linux machine that I can access by SSH from my laptop when I am inside my house, but when I am using another Internet connection, I can't connect. What do I need to do? I have Verizon DSL ...
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Turning off the T-Mobile @Home (USA) router's wi-fi signal

Has anyone managed to turn off the 802.11 feature of the T-Mobile @Home router? I want to get 2 lines, so the wi-fi-less adapter is out, but I already have fine coverage and don't want an interfering ...
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Small home network/ Spanning Tree Protocol?

I am installing a small SOHO router/switch and connecting it to two other switches elsewhere. Do I need to worry about setting up Spanning Tree Protocol for best results?
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How to extend Wi-Fi signal across rooms?

I moved into a new place and my old Wi-Fi router just doesn't have the range to get into all the rooms. I've been investigating a lot of options and I'm wondering what other folks have done here. ...
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What's DMZ used for in a home wireless router?

As far as I understand, by using DMZ you expose all of the host computer's ports to the Internet. What's that good for?
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Modem/Router/Networking Emulators

I'm looking for a decent source of modem/router emulators. Something along the lines of the following http://www.voiproblem.com/emulators/Netgear/ http://www.voiproblem.com/emulators/Linksys/ The ...
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Simple, powerful and stable Firmware for LinkSys WRT54GL

I have just bought a Linksys WRT54G router, which has the ability to load custom firmware. As there are lots of them around the web, Can anyone recommend a FOSS simple, powerful and stable firmware ...
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Need a new modem/router with VoIP - any suggestions? [closed]

I'm interesting in getting a Billion BiPAC 7300N Draft 802.11n ADSL2+ / Broadband Router. It has WiFi, modem and router, etc. All good. However it doesn't have VoIP. Does anyone have any suggestions ...
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Explain Host- and Domain Name in DD-WRT

Could someone please explain in detail what Host Name and Domain Name are used for under Internet Setup in the DD-WRT router? I've had them blank and it works perfectly, so did it for a friend of ...