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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What does Advanced DNS do?

I recently got a new D-Link router and when I was setting it up it asked if I wanted to use Advanced DNS because it provides "Faster and more reliable Internet browsing" or something along those lines ...
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Unable to connect to router/modem using Ethernet but can connect using Wireless

I can connect to my routers admin 192.168.1.1 using my laptops wireless connection, but I cannot connect using the LAN ports. Can this mean that the LAN ports are defective? I've tried everything from ...
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WR1043ND + WRT54G for extending Wifi range. How can I set them up to seamless signal switch?

I have a tp-link wr1043nd connected to my modem. This router has wifi but the signal is not strong enough for some parts of the house. I wanted to use my old wrt54g to extend the signal. Ive tried a ...
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How can I easily switch between my home network and a corporate VPN?

I work from home and have a Cisco 8000 series router on my desk that provides VPN connectivity to my company's network. The router sits between my ISP-provided router and my computer. While I am ...
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Buffalo N300 Router and Powerline Combo Colliding with Neighbors Network

I had a very weird experience recently that I'm trying to debug in my home network. I was on my mac looking at the computers on my home network that were auto-discovered. I saw a computer I didn't ...
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Is it possible to do Single Port Forwarding by machine name?

I setup my router (DynDNS + open port and redirect to specific IP with Single Port Forwarding) and desktop PC to allow me to remote desktop to my desktop PC. This work very well, but if my desktop PC ...
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Belkin F7D1301 v1 wireless router connection resets ever 30 mins

I have a Belkin F7D1301 v1 wireless router which is connected to a DSL modem. The connection works fine for 30 mins, after that it just stops working. The solution is to restart the modem and the ...
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port forwading to make a server on my computer

I tried to make a chat program with java. i succeed when i use the ip of 127.0.0.1 to connect. Socket socket = new Socket("127.0.0.1",5005); it all worked great on my computer and the program even ...
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Router in repeater mode

We have a Buffalo AirStation WHR-HP-G300N as the main router. We also have an Asus RT-N53 router located one floor higher. I've set the Asus router to act as a repeater for the Buffalo. There is a ...
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Router preventing access to the rest of the network

I'm on a network where we share a media server between all residents. If I connect my laptop directly to the network it detects the media server (through samba) without issues. Recently I've added a ...
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How to use QoS on a Tomato router to share bandwidth evenly between computers on network?

I've been looking through the source code for the kernel packet scheduler, and I'm pretty sure I could code what I want manually, if necessary, but I'd love to know if it is possible without ...
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Troubleshooting NAS and router port forwarding

I'm having a lot of problems with my NAS and my router which I can't find the cause of. My setup: Synology DS213 with DSM 4.1, Netgear CG3100, two computers running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Everything ...
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Router behind switch in my home office will not pull up a dynamic IP from my service provider

I have the following setup in my home office: Fiber-optic service from my service provider passes through the service provider's ONT in the basement and into my apartment via an Ethernet cable ...
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Is there any reason to upgrade from a Linksys WRT54G from a security perspective?

I'm currently running a Linksys WRT54G with the latest firmware. I was recently thinking about newer routers and I realized that aside from new features (usb drives, media, etc) and faster speeds ...
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Bridged DSL connection works for a bit, then fails bizarrely

I've got a BellSouth FastAccess DSL subscription that has run on an ISP-provided 2wire HomePortal 1700HW combination modem/router for a few years now with no significant issues. I recently acquired a ...
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Why does traffic between two computers on a switch still travel through my router?

After reading Does All LAN Traffic Travel Through A Router as well as my previous experience, I'm surprised that traffic between two Mac computers on a Gigabit 5-port switch (Netgear Model GS105) was ...
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Sending data requests to an inactive router

Say I send a connection request to some website (eg. Google) through a router, which then sends it to the modem. If the modem is powered off, what happens? How does the router handle the resulting ...
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Netgear DG834Gv3 ADSL router dropping Rackspace VPN connection intermittently

I have a Netgear DG834G v3 ADSL router which I have had since early-2007. When I work from home I connect to office networks on a Win7 machine via a Rackspace-provided VPN using Cisco System VPN ...
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WiFi started vanishing frequently

This has continuously been driving me insane for the last couple of weeks. I have a TP Link TL WR1043ND WiFi router, and it has been working great for the last ~18 months on stock firmware. Now ...
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Filtering some websites from internet router

I want to filter out some websites in my home. I have a few computers in my home all of which are connected to internet. I want to block some sites like adult sites for all the computers. I don't ...
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Can't open DWR-112 router configuration

I'm using a DLink DWR-112 3G router to connect to the internet. The router's default IP address was 192.168.0.1, which I had changed to 192.168.1.1 and used the same to open my router's configuration. ...
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Setting up port forwarding on router to serve apache on a Mac

I have setup port forwarding on my router to Mac. When I try I enter my IP address the browser just times out and my router just resets. Now when I port forward to my NAS server everything works ...
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How can make a web server publicly accessible?

Recently I have installed LAMP server on Ubuntu Server and now my website is accessible from any device that is connected to my DSL modem (router). But I don't know how to make the server accessible ...
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How do I open ports on an Actiontec MI424WR?

Visiting a friend who has Frontier FiOS internet and an Actiontec MI424WR broadband router, latest version. While their ethernet connection works for web browsing, they are experiencing what I believe ...
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Plug Modem into switch, switch into Router

I want to setup a wired network where I have the modem plugged into a switch. Is it required that the router be the first connection to the Modem as long as all the network traffic is routed through ...
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Need default password for MI424WR router

I've tried all combinations of admin/admin, admin/[blank], admin/password, admin/password1, admin/P@$$W0RD!, and all those. I also tried the password that it has printed on the router itself numerous ...
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How to connect a single PC on existing LAN to broadband router

I need to connect a specific Windows PC which is currently sitting on an existing office LAN to the Internet. The LAN itself, the switch, and the other PCs connected to it do not require Internet ...
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Can I connect a DSL modem to Ethernet broadband connection?

I have a ethernet port in my house for my broadband connection given by my ISP. I have a Dlink DAP 1350 Pocket Router connected to it. But it only gives me enough range for a room. I have a old DSL ...
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Router requires a power cycle super often, drives me bananas

So let me start with the problem. Quite often the wireless network in my house stops working and I'm forced to unplug and plug it back in (power cycle) -- I'm going to estimate this happens 10-25 ...
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Two routers with different VPN access privileges

So I am having a problem. My office is in need of VPN capabilities, but our current network has a lot of sensitive data, so we are going to use two routers with two different VPN connections on two ...
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How do I use the telnet interface to my Zyxel router to enable Wifi?

I have a pretty horrible Zyxel P-2812HNU-F1 router provided by my ISP which drops my Wifi some one to five times each day. It doesn't crash, it just decides to disable wifi. I can log in to the web ...
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How to disable WiFi while keeping Ethernet enabled?

At my house, the kids all use WiFi, while the adults use Ethernet. I want to let the adults use the Internet at any hour, while denying access to the kids at 9:30 PM. I also want to keep them off in ...
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How to test if a router / modem is in working condition

I have this router/modem manufactured by UTStarcom, model WA3002G4. Its got 4 LAN ports and a Wireless access thingy, and a phone line input port that takes the line coming in after the splitter. ...
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Router wont clone Mac address

I have a DX-WGRTR and in the router settings there is an option to clone WAN MAC address. When I tried to clone my computer MAC address the router reboots after 25 seconds but it automatically set the ...
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How to use iptables to connect proxy server

In my company, all http and https must connect to a proxy server, which means we must set proxy in our web browser. Our department has an internal network (192.168.0.xxx). I use a Linux server as ...
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Slow router page connection

I can log into my router using my router IP as expected. However, I get a very slow connection when I'm in the router management web interface. The internet connection is perfect, everything else ...
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barebones features for a DD-WRT router acting as PPTP server

I have a little router (Linksys E900) only to act as a VPN server. I have a decent router behind it, handling radio anyway. So I am happy to relegate any other CPU-intensive stuff to the bigger ...
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RT-N65R 3g sharing setup

I have an Asus RT-N65R wireless router, When setting up the 3g USB modem, it asks for the ISP. The ISP isn't listed.
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Setup modem to go through an external proxy server

I know this can be done on PC, but when there are more than 30 devices at home, I want to setup this in the modem/router. I only require the HTTP traffics to go through an external proxy server. How ...
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is it safe to use a different power adapter for my router?

Can I use this adapter for my router Input : 150-300v - 50hz 500mA Output :12.0v -- 1.2A adapter instead of this broken one Input : 100-240v -50/60Hz 0.3A Output :9v --0.6A
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How does a router keep track of multiple computers on its network connecting to the same IP? [closed]

I have a router with three computers connected to it via Wi-Fi. One day, computer A requests the file "index.php" from a server with IP address XYZ. Then the second computer, B, requests the file ...
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UPDARAfter I moved my dsl modem upstairs it slowed down considerably

I moved my main desktop computer up one floor which unfortunately does not have a WIFI connection and still requires an Ethernet cable. For some reason I am not able to connect my DSL modem to my ...
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Computer Assigning DHCP IP Addresses on Switch

I have four computers on my network, and an Xbox 360, all of which plug into my Comcast router in the following fashion: Comcast plugs into the router box. Port three of the router goes to a small ...
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My computer connects to the more distant of my 2 routers by default

I'm running two routers in my home because one isn't enough to get signal from one side of my apartment to the other. So I have the main NetGear dual-band router in my living room connected to my ...
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Access webserver in a subnetwork

I have the following network: Modem/Router (#1) WWW <--> +-----------------------+ | 192.168.1.1 (bridged) | Router (#2) +-----------------------+ ...
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Cannot connect to “extra” router on LAN computer

The fibreop router provided by my ISP is not dual band, so I just bought a dual band router, turned off the wireless signal on the ISP router (which is still the one connected to the modem), connected ...
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How can I update my WNDR4500 router's firmware if I can't connect to it?

Yesterday my internet went down, and after the cable guy came to troubleshoot the modem he determined there was an issue at the pole. They sent someone else, the signal started coming in fine... but ...
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Route network through server

Sorry if this has been answered. I truly searched thoroughly before asking. I've got two routers, and a server with two nic's I want my network to function as follows: MODEM -> Router 1 (DHCP HERE) ...
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What is the difference between 2.4G and 5G wireless?

I just got a new "dual band" wireless router. The sales rep didn't really understand the difference between the "2.4G" and "5G" wireless networks that the router supports. Can anyone please explain ...
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Slow local network with brand new router and DD-WRT

I'm running a brand new Asus RT-N16 with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/12/10) mega on it. Lately, I've seen slow transfer rates when moving files from my laptop to my server over wifi (laptop is using wifi, ...