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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how to set port forwarding on a cisco 881 router (with cisco configuration professional)

I recently got a cisco 881 router for work and I have everything working except port forwarding I want to forward all incoming port 80 requests to 10.10.10.60 and all incoming port 53322 requests to ...
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Low quality connection: is it my internet provider or my router?

I recently changed to a different internet provider, and at the same time I installed a wireless router at home, so now my machine connects to the wifi instead of a cable. Since then I've been ...
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What does “On-link” mean on the result of “route print” command?

I'm using Windows 7. When I type "route print" under command prompt, I get a IPv4 Route Table with several "On-link" values under the Gateway column. For example, like this one: IPv4 Route Table ...
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Laptops compete on wireless network for connection

We have 3 laptops (Dell, Gateway, and MBP) in the house running on a wireless network. I have gone through a netgear, smc, linksys and now dlink router (exact same issue on all) and whenever we all ...
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Optimizing wireless router speed and minimizing interference

I've been experiencing problems with my wireless connectivity lately, and want to make sure that it's not related to the abundance of other wireless routers here in my building. So, what I'm looking ...
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Benefits of having two ethernet connectons?

I have two routers: Router A 192.168.X.X Router B 192.168.Y.Y My PC has two jacks for two Ethernet cables. My PC is hooked up to one router (Router A) creating my first Local Area Connection. I ...
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Bypassing Router's DNS Settings

Is there a way to bypass my ISP provided CPE/router's DNS settings? I'd like to use OpenDNS but I am unable to access the administrator acount of the CPE. I tried logging in using the default ...
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Wireless router suddenly stopped working after ISP reconfigured DSL modem

After our ISP changed something in our DSL modem, our wireless router suddenly stopped working properly. Before, our DSL modem was accessible via a local address (192.168.1.1). We got a wireless ...
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DynDns confusion

I'm pretty sure this doesn't belong on serverfault. Anyway, I'm confused with DynDns. Its supposed to change the IP address whenever your IP address changes, but for anyone to access the host I have ...
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How to get wireless coverage over my whole house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router? My wireless router does not cover my whole house... Can I do something maybe with multiple routers, ...
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Access ADSL modem's web interface connected to a router

I have 3COM 3CRWER100-70 router and Aztech ADSL2+ ETHERNET BRIDGE ROUTER DSL 600E modem connected to it. My network computers connected to the router and access the internet. Is it possible to access ...
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How does cable modem power cycling improve the net speed?

After a while (can be days, can be weeks), my network access speed slows down to ~2Mbps. Power cycling the modem (router and modem power off, then modem on, then router on) improves the performance to ...
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Is it possible to use internet from broadband (regular-lan based) and wireless usb card at same time?

I am going to setup backup internet connection, which can be used with primary connection for faster internet access.. So 1.) i can get wired backup connections .. so my question is what kind of ...
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Enable remote management on the Zyxel NBG-460N through the telnet utility

I was going through the remote management settings on my Zyxel NBG-460N router, making sure they were not available through the WAN port, when I stupidly without thinking disabled the WWW remote ...
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Wireless router that doesn't need a desktop

I have a single desktop PC here at my house, and I'm about to get a new laptop. Currently, I connect to my internet provider through a modem connected directly to my desktop, but I want to get a ...
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Connect a Sitecom WL-174 to another wireless router

I used to connect via a Sitecom WL-174 directly to ADSL internet. There were some pc's which connected wirelessly and some connected with a wire. Now we got another provider and we need to use the ...
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Why doesn't my PPTP VPN connection stay alive with RDP on WM6.1

I have my Windows Mobile 6.1 Device connecting to my home router via PPTP VPN. I am able to RDP into a machine at home and see the screen. This will last for no more than a minute. The VPN connection ...
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Wireless Router - having problems with only one connected machine/device

I'm having an issue with my wireless router (D-Link DGL-4300). I've had this router for a couple of years and for the most part it has worked fine. Recently, however, it seems to be having trouble ...
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What VPN router can restrict access to VPN tunnel via MAC address?

We're currently using Netgear DGFV338 routers to provide VPN access to the office from home locations. But I don't think it can restrict access to the VPN tunnel based on MAC address. Does anyone ...
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Find the IP of the router between me and main router/gateway?

I have a Netgear router that is the main router/gateway in and out of the network. Then I have a Linksys 54g router with WiFi that we use as are main WiFi access point The Cat5 runs from the router ...
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Multiple PPPoe connection to multiple computers via 1 modem?

I have a TP-link Wireless Router TP-WR542G and a Zyxel Prestige 650m-61 modem. I have 2 separate PPPoe accounts from my ISP. I'm thinking of using those 2 accounts simultaneously using my 1 modem. I ...
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Two public IPs behind a cable-modem using D-Link DIR-300

I have a cable-modem connection to the internet and I bought a router in order to share my internet connection betwen my laptop and my PC. The router I bought is D-Link DIR-300. The first weird thing ...
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Can I to use 2 adsl lines simultaneously?

I've got a ADSL Router linked to a hub/switch, where are linked all PCs in my house. In my neighborhood I can get the line speed only to max of 600 kbps. I was thinking about contract another 600 kbps ...
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Problems connecting to a WRT160Nv2 from MacBooks

I have a WRT160Nv2 Cisco Linksys router running in mixed mode. Other computers can connect wirelessly to it fine, some using N some using G but all of them Windows. I now need to connect some ...
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How can I setup a router to assign IP addresses to all connections through a 24-port hub?

How can I do that? Also is there any router that is already ready to handle something like that? Is there any other recommended setup to solve this problem. This is a relatively low budget (probably ...
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Do I have to have a special router or modem to enable VOIP?

Do I have to have a special router or modem to enable VOIP?
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Outgrowing Linksys WRT54G router

Looks like the WRT54G is no longer adequate for our needs. At first with only a 2-3 people on the router it was ok, but now with more people and devices it's just no longer reliable. Crashes almost ...
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Why does my Linksys WRT54GS keep losing its memory?

I was given this second hand wireless router a while back. It generally works fine, but sometimes loses all its settings. It gets turned off at night, along with the PC and cable modem, so I'm ...
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Monitoring a Linksys WRT54G v8 network activity

Is there a way to monitor my router's network traffic, without having to replace the standard firmware? I want to be able to see each network host's network activity, but I don't want to replace the ...
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Do Apple wireless routers (or wireless routers in general) store internet history?

I'm talking about a consumer level router. Does the router itself store any internet history from people connected to the router? Specifically I would like to know about the Apple wireless router but ...
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enable ssh access to a remote server at home router and modem

I just built this home wireless network with a Linksys WRT54GL router and a Motorola SBG900 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (which by itself is a modem as well as a router, but I just wanted to use it as ...
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Remote Router Access For Linksys WRT54GL

I just set up a wireless network at home using a Linksys WRT54GL. All was fine except that I can still access 192.168.1.1, the configuration setup page of the router, within the local wireless after I ...
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Is optimization to avoid DSL downlink's speed degradation due to uplink saturation available in Linux deamons/drivers?

In my PepLink Balance 300 router (lb300) there's an option called DSL Optimization with the following description: When a DSL circuit's uplink becomes busy, it is a fact that the downlink ...
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How do I remove old computers from the Network folder in Windows 7?

Question is in the title, I had some friends visit and attach their PC's to my network. Ever since then, even long after the PC's were no longer attached, I am still getting entries for their PC's ...
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How to share internet connection using AP?

I have a BSNL WLL hi-speed internet connection. My Windows XP machine is configured to use 10.24.24.2 as the IP address and 10.24.24.1 as the default gateway. Everything was ok till I bought a new ...
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Troubleshooting web timeouts with a Belkin router

I have a Belkin FSD7632-4 ADSL wifi router. Ever since I got it, I've faced this problem of websites timing out. For example, I go to flickr.com, and the images won't load because they come from ...
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Dlink Dir-300 err: New router not detected

I bought new dlink router today but i am getting this error, new router not detected and the url: 192.168.0.1 is also not opening, however though setup is not complete the router is visible on mobile ...
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Slow internet connection after adding VPN?

Before I had a modem connected to a wireless N gigabit router, wired to my PC. That ran fairly fast. Now my brother needs to access his work network, so we've added a VPN router. The modem is now ...
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Unable to connect to some websites and scp files

I am on Ubuntu 9.04 and am unable to scp files from my computer to a server. On the other hand, I am able to scp files from the server to my computer. I suspect some ports are blocked on the the ...
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Possible reasons for unstable wi-fi

I recently purchased a new Wireless-N router for my home. There are two notebook PCs at home already using it. One is quite old, so I had to disable the Wireless-N features and use WEP security. ...
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Wireless speeds using WRT54GL w/ Tomato slow over time until the router is rebooted

I had this same problem with another Linksys router using stock firmware and recently replaced it with a WRT54GL using the latest version of Tomato. The connection runs perfectly when the router is ...
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Internet monitor/filter solution for home network

I am looking for a simple and cheap way to monitor/filter internet usage on my home network. The solution should not be machine or OS specific, and it needs to be somewhat difficult to circumvent. ...
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WPA Enterprise Wireless Bridge

I live in college housing at a university with WIFI available. unfortunately, my bedroom(where I'd like to place my PC) gets little to no reception. I'd like to place a router in the strongest spot ...
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Why won't a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard obtain an IP address (DHCP)?

Background: I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro to a business grade network where I do not have access to reboot the server, switches, or router. Problem: The MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard ...
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Power went out and now my router doesn't give any internet

yesterday the power went out for a second. I then noticed that my router (D-Link DGL-4300) had stopped working. It didn't power on at all. Today I borrowed my friends power adapter because he has the ...
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Difference between wifi router and access point?

I see both terms used, and I was wondering what the difference is between a wifi router, and a wifi access point. Does the latter only create a LAN, with no way to connect the wifi box with a second ...
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WRT54G - how use port forwarding and VNC

Since I have my home network behind a WRT54G, the router has an external "real" IP address, and the PCs behind it have 192.168.xxx.xxx addresses. I would like to be able to control one of them ...
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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 ...