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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TP-LINK 1043ND more secure FTP

Is it possible to connect to that router's attached NAS via something else than FTP where password is sent in cleartext? Is there some firmware that makes some other type of more secure connection?
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How do I deploy IPv6 within a LAN using a Debian based router and prefix delegation?

My ISP started using DHCPv6, which means with this /etc/network/interfaces... auto lo eth0 eth1 iface lo inet loopback allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.1 netmask ...
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Prevent the use of VPN/SSH to bypass porn blocking solutions

I've read the various questions about content filtering and it seems that openDNS is the consensus solution, although it's easy to bypass with a VPN service or an SSH tunnel. Is there a way to ...
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Extend wireless range with a second router

I've read that using the router as an access point would be a solution, but is it possible to do this wirelessly, i.e without using a cat-5 cable? I haven't tried this yet, as I'm not sure if this is ...
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How to specify a certain device to access the Internet via the OpenVPN client of router?

Involved Devices: a VPS, a router, and several devices that connected to the router. Final Aim: Base on the OpenVPN client which has connected to the server on the VPS, specify only one local device ...
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Port forwarding

I am trying to forward a port for making a server on teeworlds game. i use simple port forwarding program using this tutorial but failed : Then i tried to do it from my router configuration using ...
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Just recently change /etc/network/interfaces to static IP, apt-get not working. How to check for errors?

I recently just updated my /etc/network/interfaces file to set a static IP address. Seems other computers can access the computer using the network IP address but I may have broken something - now ...
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How to setup OSX as a wifi router from the command line

I need to setup my mac as wifi-router. I want it to appear indistinguishable from a stand alone wifi-router. I don't want internet access. Things I've tried. Turning on Internet Sharing Doesn't ...
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Changing IP address on a “shared” Wi-Fi router

I don't really know how to word this properly since I don't know the name, so, sorry for the odd question. In my situation, I lived on an apartment and they provide internet service on a monthly fee ...
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Routing static IPs to different machines on LAN

We have Comcast Business Class (not the same as Comcast residential) internet service running to our home in to a Comcast-provided SMC D3G-CCR cable modem. This modem is configured to serve DHCP, and ...
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Is the Whitelist Network Service Filter Feature on ASUS Routers broken?

I have a ASUS RT-N16 router running firmware version 3.0.0.4.374_4422 I have a voip phone (physical) with it's own private IP address (for the purpose of discussion, let's call it 192.168.0.1) and ...
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I want to ping IP using LAN cable not wireless

I have one machine connect to network using two method : Wireless - got internet access - Class C ip : 192.168.2.xx - Connect with local network with few PCs. LAN do not have internet access ...
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How build hotspot network and monitor with software on server?

I would like to build a hotspot network. I will have several hotspot locations which are connected to a main office. In my main office I would like have server that checks the connection requests from ...
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Modem getting disconnected while using wifi using router

i'm using beetel 220BX modem and a router TP-Link connected to the modem. When i use the internet in PC the network works as long as it is, but when i use wifi in my mobile the modem alone gets ...
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How to force WAN to be backup on DrayTek router?

I have DrayTek Vigor 2920Vn dual WAN router and I have 2 WANs, one of them is fast, WAN1, and one of them is slow, WAN2. I have configured WAN2 as backup on page WAN -> General Setup -> WAN2 -> Active ...
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Application Optimized Routing on a load balancing router?

Ive got 2 incoming broadband lines both c.10mb down / c.0.8 up. (one line is slightly faster than the other) Ive recently setup a TP Link - TL-R470T+ Load balancing router after researching it and ...
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How to block facebook in iBall router?

I use iBall Baton router. Its product code is iB WRA 150N. I want to block facebook in it. So I typed 192.168.1.1 in my browser and entered username and password to reach the page of iBall. There I ...
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DD Wrt Wifi bridge connection breaking

I have a DD Wrt connected to a DD Wrt router as a Router - Client bridge setup. It works fine for sometime, but occasionally, it appears to stop communicating to the router, or internet.. not sure. ...
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How can my program make IPv6 connections?

I see in Resource Monitor that my torrent client uTorrent makes many connections to addresses in IPv6 range. How can it be? My router is D-Link DIR-615 and has no any setting about IPv6. How can any ...
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Google Chrome redirecting router request to port 81

When I browse to 192.168.0.1, Chrome redirects me to 192.168.0.1:81 and obviously the page doesn't load. Something's gone wonky but I don't know what. The problem doesn't happen in Firefox or IE and ...
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Ethernet link going up/down repeatedly

I have a TP-Link TL-WR841ND router with OpenWRT connected to an ADSL modem. The problem is that it often happens that the ethernet link starts going up and down repeatedly and the Internet connection ...
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motorola SBG6580 content filtering / parental controls

I installed a new wireless router in a SOHO situation, the Motorola SBG6580 and I want to get the content filtering set up. However, it appears that this can only be accomplished via profiles-- that ...
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How can i share window 7 wireless connection

I have wireless network card via USB for use in window 7 Now i have another LAN card and from that LAN card i want to connect to cisco router I have done following queseries Which adapter i have ...
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Devices dropping off wifi

I have a TP Link TD W8951ND Router. Hard-wired to 1 PC and connected to my 16mbps internet connection. Then I have on a regular basis 8 devices connected via WiFi ( 2 x iPhones, 1 x iPad, PS4, LG TV, ...
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Wireless router placement - high or low

I want to improve the connection to my wireless router and started experimenting with the placement of the router in the room. I am perfectly aware of the fact that lots of things can interfere with ...
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Home router/bridge connection problems

At home I have a Dlink DAP-1525 Wi-Fi extender which I have been using as a bridge to my desktop. The extender and the desktop are located in my office and they are connected via an Ethernet cable. ...
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Why does TP-LINK router speed slows down

I have a TP-LINK WR841N router and a 100 MB connection. For about 1-2 weeks my speed has dropped to 50-60 MB when I'm connected Wi-Fi or through a cable to the router. If I plug the ISP cable ...
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Using computer as router to monitor network

For about two weeks now, a friends family has trouble with their internet connection. They're telling about situations where the connection completely drops for hours (although they still seem to be ...
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What can be the reason I can't connect to VPN from different network?

I try to connect to a VPN. Before I moved I had no problem establishing the connection but with a new router the old settings don't work anymore. My guess is that I need to forward a couple of ports ...
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How to connect (via DD-WRT) to a device known by its MAC address?

This question might seem odd at first, because the answer may look trivial: "Either assign a static IP address to it or just DHCP it." Well... this challenge turns out to be not so simple: The ...
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Connect to internet with wifi, while wired to a different LAN through ethernet

So I have a small router I'm connected to through an ethernet cable, and I'm having multiple devices connecting to that router through wifi, so they can view my computer screen. Screen sharing on ...
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How to set a password for iBall WiFi Router?

I use iBall Bation 150m wireless-N ADSL2+Router. Its product code is iB-WRA150N. It enables wired and wireless connections. I want to set a password for wireless, that is for WiFi. I searched in ...
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If a wireless router sends packets all by broadcast and with its full bandwidth, can each connected device receive the same full bandwidth?

If a wireless router sends packets all by broadcast and with its full bandwidth, can each connected device receive the same full bandwidth? The possible scenario is like this: 1) connect one device ...
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Use VMWare Workstation with different Internet Connection?

I have 2 different ISPs installed at my home with two different modems/routers and I'm trying to figure out a way I can use them separately on the same PC. Right now to try and accomplish this, I ...
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Why my outgoing VoIP calls are sometimes that bad?

I have a Cisco SPA122 ATA Router in Bridge mode where I connect my analog phone. Turns out that usually on incoming calls, I don't have any issues: connection goes smoothly, the caller hears me ...
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How to configure sonicwall to allow systems from internet to access dlink ip camera?

I am trying to configure sonicwall to allow access for the ip camera from internet. The camera somehow sends out ARP packets which are being dropped at the firewall. When used packetmonitor to see ...
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What happens if I start up my DSL-Modem

As far as I know the dsl modem tries to authenticate at the ISP via CHAP in a PPPoE-frame which is in an Ethernet-frame. But in a "normal" Ethernet frame needs a destination MAC address. How does my ...
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What might these connection attemps mean?

Yesterday I opened a port on the router, forwarded to LAN IP 192.168.1.201 and blocked the ADSL company password to access the router. There is no other open port on the router. This log is from the ...
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Host a network behind another network

I'm not very good at this but I'll try to be as specific as I can. The situation: I'm getting my internet from my neighbour through wireless connection to my stationary PC. I have some network ...
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How many PC's can operate on a wireless router?

How many computers can a family run on one wireless router and not have problems? If the family has 5 computers running at any given time all at once, what is the consideration in purchasing a ...
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Internet Speed is so slow

So I am starting to get very annoyed at my slow internet. I live a hour and a half or so from London and 45 mins from Camebridge and I don't understand how my internet speed can possibly be as slow as ...
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How to forcibly refresh and renew my IP address? [duplicate]

I am in the Hostel and we are provided with Wi-Fi connectivity.The problem is that the IP address that is assigned to my machine works only for 5-6 hours. I want to refresh the IP address so that i ...
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cascade routers. Cant acces second router configuration

I'm configuring two router to have the same network ir order to access to an arm board throught ssh. First thing I done is set the main router with ip "172.26.0.1", mask "255.255.255.0" and gateway ...
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What exactly is a trigger port and how do I figure out which one it is?

I have this router now since a few weeks and I need port forwarding for certain games and/or gaming services such as Steam. Now normally configuring this is a non-issue for me, but what boggles my ...
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Linking router from VPN to main network?

So, here's what I have going on now: Thomson Cable Modem ---> WAN port on D-Link N600 (IP 192.168.0.1 - DHCP 192.168.0.100-149) running stock D-link Firmware ---> Wan port on Linksys E1200 (IP ...
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Setup PFSense as a router with 3 WANs, 2 NICs, and an unmanaged switch

So I have been trying to set this up for days and cannot get it to work properly. I am trying to replace our home router (a crappy Thomson router provided by our ISP) with a PFSense box repurposed ...
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How to identify from a Windows computer the wireless device that is poisoning router?

I live in a house with various other people who all swear that there is nothing wrong with any of their devices. The problem being is that when wireless is enabled on the router, ping sky-rockets and ...
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Classful addressing and routers networks [closed]

With classful addressing there are basically three classes of networks, a public or private organization can request,for its hosts,a network of class A,B or C with A being the largest followed by B ...
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How to connect two different network segments using a switch and a router?

We have a existing network setup where we have two D-Link switches,connected to each other. IPs are manually assigned in the range of 192.168.0.x on PCs directly and unassigned ones get IP from the ...
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How to block outgoing packets to Google DNS Servers on dlink router?

I have a dlink DIR 600L, and now I want to configure my router firewall to block outgoing packets to Google DNS Servers (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) for TCP/UDP and port 53 (DNS), this is so that I can use ...