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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Connection issues with Linksys WRT54GL / Tomato

So I recently purchased a new router, and decided to put Tomato on it for some of the fancy features, like graphs. Only problem is, now I've installed it I can't connect to the internet any more! ...
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I can get in, but I can't get out

Like most technical folks, I suppose, I'm my family's primary source of tech support. I'm a developer--not a sysadmin--by trade and tonight I bumped into something I've never seen before. I'm hoping ...
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How do I configure AT&T's Uverse 2Wire 2701HGV-B Gateway into DMZPlus Mode?

I subscribed for AT&T's Uverse service and they shipped me a Wire 2701HGV-B Router/Gateway/Firewall/WiFi. I would like to configure AT&T's hardware to have less control and use my trusted ...
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How can I use a computer as a router and send all client traffic through anonymous proxies?

Is there a way that I can setup a spare box as a router on my network, and route client traffic through a proxy in order to hide my location? Specifically, I would like internet traffic to/from my ...
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Offloading Cable Modem operations to Router

I may be crazy here, but I seem to recall a conversation in the past stating that it was possible to offload some of the operations taken by one's cable modem to one's router. The logic was that ...
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How do I turn a router into a wireless bridge

I'm trying to get my HD satellite receiver connected to the internet - it has an Ethernet port on the back but my networking equipment is all upstairs. I had the idea of connecting a spare wireless ...
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Port forward to different port number

I have a router that sets up rules like so: TCP Any -> 5800 Any -> 5900 UDP Any -> 5800 Any -> 5900 Computer: ip-address This would allow someone 'outside' to connect to my router's ...
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cannot ssh to computer behind a dd-wrt bridge

In my home network , i have dd-wrt router in another room , which bridges wifi from main home router (linksys) to the computers wired behind dd-wrt router. Now I cannot ssh from my laptop ( ...
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Problems setting up home web server

Has anyone been able to get a server working with the router smcwbr14t-g? Although I have been able to get Apache set up correctly and my website works on the internal IP 192.168.2.101, I've been ...
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Setting up a router as a DNS server only

I have a Linksys WRT54GL router that I don't need anymore, since I had to buy a 3G capable router (Dovado 3GN). As I only have a 3G connection at home, I want to optimize it as much as possible. I ...
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How to use integrated support for dyndns clients in 2Wire router?

I logged into the 2Wire web interface, and get to "Broadband Link Advanced Settings" page, how do I use it's integrated support for dyndns clients ? Under "Broadband DNS" it has "Obtain DNS ...
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How do I set up a shared internet on a network using computer hooked up to a router

I got a wireless broadband modem (Huawei E1750) hooked up to my computer (call it A., running Windows-7) whose internet I wish to share to my other computer (call it B., also running Windows-7). A. is ...
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Tomato Firmware on Linksys WRT54GS Firmware Version: v1.50.6

I'm trying to install Tomato and get "Upgrade Failed". Any idea why it's failing?
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Cannot access router outside of network [closed]

My router's ip cannot be accessed using my phone. It just says server not found.
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Access Router after logging into VPN

I access my linksys router through its webserver (192.168.1.1 into a web browser), but can no longer access it once I log into my work vpn. Is there a way I can still get at my router and change the ...
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Westell router setup page

I can connect to the internet, ping 192.168.1.1 with no problem, haven't changed any firewall or Anti-virus settings, but bringing up 192.168.1.1 in the browser gives 'Problem loading page'. XP ...
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Convert to WAN port

I have a ADSL2+ Modem/Router. Is it possible to set one out of four of the LAN ports as a WAN port? If yes, how? The brand/model is: Prolink H9200P. I already contacted Prolink about this and the ...
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How to change the firmware of my NETGEAR WGT624 v2 to DD-WRT

In reference to my previous question: I can't find the appropriate firmware for my NETGEAR WGT624 v2 router. I went on the dd-wrt web site and I read the wiki, but I didn't see any files or ...
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Why is my router not routing?

Starting a week and half ago my router stopped working with my cable modem. I went to sleep with it working and woke up with it not. I swapped in another router and am still having issues; I was ...
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Can I buy a wireless access point that also acts as a DNS nameserver? [closed]

I was wondering if I buy a wireless access point/router that also acts as a DNS nameserver for DHCP clients. I can see the hostnames of my home devices in the DHCP clients table of the router I have, ...
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Migrating from DD-WRT to Tomato

Is it possible to switch to the latest version of Tomato on a router that's already running DD-WRT? Using the default Linksys firmware on my WRT54GL v1.1, I had to upload a micro version of DD-WRT ...
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Mac OS X - configuring ntpd server with on LAN with D-Link DIR-655

This question is pretty specific, but I hope someone will have seen this error elsewhere. I am configuring a machine running OS X 10.5.8 to be an NTP server for machines connected to a LAN that is not ...
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Configuring default gateway returned by dhcp server

I have a machine which connects via ethernet to a private LAN, and wireless to a network which provides internet connectivity. The private LAN uses a wireless router to perform DHCP. The problem is ...
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linksys wrt54g router to a Cisco router?

This may be a strange question but I have no clue. I currently have a basic linksys wrt54g router fo9r my home network. I am considering getting a rack/cabinet and running a home server or 2 and ...
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Is it possible to see diagnostics/debug info when Windows attempts to Repair Wireless Connection?

"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address" I'm able to connect to a wireless network from a laptop machine just fine ...
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SOHO NETGEAR wireless router disconnects when downloading torrents

I have a NETGEAR WGT624 wireless router at home which dies when there is a heavy torrent load. I open up my torrent client and it downloads for about 5 to 10 minutes and it continues to increase the ...
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IP Connflict on network

I keep getting an IP conflict on my home network and can't figure out why. I'm running a Belkin-N wireless router that has an Ethernet connection to my 360 and a wireless connection running to my ...
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How do I add wireless-router to existing VPN-router>DHCP-server network?

Our office just acquired a Cisco/Linksys RVL200 VPN Router for use as our primary router. We handle DHCP serving via dhcpd on a Debian server. I want to enable wireless access to our network. We have ...
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Blocking ports in Airport Express

I want to block torrent and other file sharing apps from Airport Express. How could I achieve this? I am not asking the port numbers. Advanced > Port Mapping doesn't allow me to specify port ranges. ...
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How can I get my routers to forward ports correctly?

My network currently looks like this (simplified): Note that Router #2 is connected to the LAN interface of Router #1. This should be familiar to anyone who has seen a standard static-IP setup ...
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Configuring a Genius GW-7200 Access Point

I came across an access point we had a few years ago. I'm now trying to get it set up to work on our network. Here are a couple of pictures: I have plugged this into our network via the network ...
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How to access apache behind home router?

I have public IP 89.103.xxx.yyy, then router and home network with 192.168.1.zz My router is set to portforward every 8056 on ip adress 192.168.1.5 (my PC), where apache is running. Apache listen is ...
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When connected through a router, a new gateway appears, and I lose my internet connection

I have two computers connected to a router, connected to my ADSL modem by PPPoE. One of those computrs use Windows XP, the other uses Windows 7. The computer using Windows 7 keeps getting limited or ...
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My laptop causes the wireless router to stop working

it's happening something strange to my wireless connection. The wireless connection works fine with all the devices at home, except with my laptop (Toshiba satellite, WIN 7 64): as I start it, the ...
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Host name resolution on a home network

I have several machines (both virtual and physical) in my internal network at home. Currently I have to connect via 1P addresses. The one main machine I connect with to all the other machines is ...
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Router startup problem

I have problems with my Tilgin Vood Router. As I try to start my router by turning the power on (captain obvious), it generally doesn't work the first 3-4 times. This is getting very annoying. Five ...
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Router startup problems

I have problems with my Tilgin Vood Router. As I try to start my router by turning the power on (captain obvious), it generally doesn't work the first 3-4 times. This is getting very annoying. Five ...
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Which protocol do most home routers use to get the names of the connected devices?

In most home routers, you can find a DHCP client table. Obviously the router knows the IP and MAC addresses of the connected computers. However, most of the time the router can list the computer names ...
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Connect to host by name using a Linksys wrt54g as my router and dhcp server

I have a Linksys WRT54G router at my house. How do I enable/perform connect-by-name on my network (like "kitchen" and "musicbox") on Windows XP, Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), and Mac clients? Sometimes ...
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Multiple home routers

Suppose I have the following configuration: Router A: WAN port connected to the Internet, LAN = 192.168.1.0/24 Computer A: Connected to router A as 192.168.1.101 Router B: WAN port connected to ...
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Access Home Network Server via External Address (DSL vs Cable)

For the last few months, I've been using a server on my home network for basic backups and hosting some small websites. Up until this past week, I've been using Comcast (cable) as an ISP and now that ...
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Setting up Multiple Routers (as Hardware Firewalls) behind a Home Router

I’ve currently got one computer behind a router with built-in firewall functionality, connected to a home cable-modem that has a single Ethernet port and one IP. I’m going to have to set up another ...
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Connecting a ADSL router to a wireless router. What am I doing wrong?

What is the correct way to do it? This are the steps I have taken: Disable DHCP in Wireless router Setup a fixed IP (192.168.1.2) and telling that the default Gateway is 192.168.1.1 (the ADSL ...
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Install software on a Pirelli WiFi router

I’ve got a Pirelli WiFi router from my IP TV operator. I've also got the Administrator and PUser login information so i can log in into it using it's web service on port 8080 and change the ...
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Can connect to WAN via PC but router doesnt

I have a very strange problem regarding the office network. We are currenltly in a executive suite and when i connect to wan via ethernet cable i get dhcp assigned IP address in my network config. I ...
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Good real-world networking books

Is there a good book out there about router configuration for the home user that hosts at home, has multiple IP addresses, etc. Basically, router configuration for the power user. Some of the topics ...
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Router loses connection to internet randomly

I have a Belkin wireless G plus Mimo router and it randomly loses the connection to the internet. It seems to happen for a second or two, not enough to impact day to day browsing. But enough to ...
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Can two computers share one usb-wireless connection?

I have one wireless usb thingy, but I have two desktop computers that I want to go online with. Is it possible to connect a router to the one computer online, and then hook up the other through this ...
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Configuring network route between two routers on home network

I have a home network - the main router connected to the internet (and has wifi) is a Netopia box. Connected to it is a Linksys router. Everything currently works - I can connect via the wireless ...
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Preferred DNS server: Router or ISP

I'm making my computer have a static IP address so I need to set a DNS server, should I set the Preferred DNS server setting on my computer to the IP of my router, or should I set it to the IP of my ...