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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Traffic Redirection for transparent proxy

My current network infrastructure (specifically the Archer D2 shown below) doesn't support redirecting of traffic, I am looking for some device or software that will allow me to redirect all traffic ...
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Determine bottleneck for the Wi-Fi speed and match the Ethernet speed

The speed on my Wi-Fi is substantially less than the speed on the Ethernet. Through mtr, I don't see any substantial packet loss between the laptop to the router. I want to be able to diagnose the ...
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Does a tri band router increase signal range?

So I have xfinity wifi and internet, it works great and all but the signal doesn't reach everywhere in my house. Range extenders don't really cut it since the speed it halved, will a tri band router ...
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is it possible to get IP address of a wifi that you are not connected to

Just like the question states. Is it somehow possible to get the IP address of a network that you don't have access to? For example, if you click the little wifi button on your task bar, and ...
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Windows 7 with two network cards doesn't route traffic

I have simple task to do: I have wni7 with two nics.I want to connect another comp(osx) to win7 through second nic to connect it to internet. I already changed the registry. Win7 interface with ...
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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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Resolving local hostnames with D-Link DIR-657 router

How can I resolve local hostnames with the D-Link DIR-657 router? With my old router I could just enter the device name followed by .home, eg. raspberrypi.home. However neither of these seems to ...
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Everytime I restart router, i have to plug in ethernet cable again in wan port. Why?

I have an ADSL+2 modem to which I have connected to a TP-LINK WR740N wifi router with a 100 feet Cat6 Ethernet cable. Every time I turn on the router , i have to plug in the Ethernet cable again in ...
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Asus Router (RT-AC51U) blocking websites

I try to use trello on my laptop over wlan with my new Asus RT-AC51U Router but it is blocking some resources. There for I am unable to use trello and some other sites over this connection. If I use ...
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Netgear R7000 router lags when connecting to VPN

I just bought a new Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router to use on my 100Mbps cable broadband connection. Download speeds and upload speeds look fine except when I VPN into my work's intranet. On my old ...
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NAS via HDD connected to PC or HDD connected to the router

Hardware I am working with Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000) (USB 3.0; running stock firmware, but can run Tomato if needed) Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (MPN: ...
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Networking via Switches and Powerline ethernet

I'm interested in trying out this Xbox to Windows 10 streaming thing. Right now my setup is that my Xbox is on its own powerline ethernet switch, as is my PC, and the router is on a 3rd one. The ...
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Kali 1.0.5 Internet Connection Problems

I have recently installed Kali Linux and am having connection issues. It says I am connected to the network, but I am not able to access the Web. A Ubuntu 13.04 running on the same machine (dual boot) ...
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Why is my MAC address invalid?

My macbook has this MAC address : 68:A8:6D:09:2A:D4 This page tells me that its invalid. This page correctly identifies the brand of the mac address. I have a MAC filter for my router and I ...
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Best multiple AP office wifi setup [on hold]

What's the best wifi configuration for a 3k sq ft office with 30 people? Ideally we'll using multiple broadband connections and everyone can roam the office without switching networks. Is it possible ...
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Home wireless network with wireless storage setup guidance

I am looking to setup invest in a router to upgrade my home wireless networking. I currently have a USB 3.0 Harddisk and my plan is to be able to share over the home network. What are the possible ...
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How to set QoS on Tenda router to reduce ping

I have an Tenda router and I would like to set QoS so that i would would have low ping no matter what other people living with me do. There are 7 people living in out house, and our connection speed ...
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How to find password on a router (cabled) without a hard reset? brute-force only option?

So I've seen a few post like that on here but none seem to work in my case short of brute-forcing but I've never done it before so I want to be sure of what I'm doing first. Alright here is the deal, ...
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Internet drops - two routers handing out IP addresses?

My apartment block of 14 apartments share one fiber-optic internect connection. However, I've been having trouble setting up my wifi. I have two routers. 1) A D-link. This works out of the box, but ...
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Browser traffic is blocked but pinging traffic isn't

In my school, the internet only allows us to connect to Email and to our school course pages where content, homework, etc is posted. If I try to go to hulu.com in the browser, I get a blank ...
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TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 V2.0 Wont connect to the internet. Installation also failing [on hold]

My Archer C7 will not connect to the internet after i run this setup, the installation for the router always fails at the end when it is verifying the router settings. If anyone can help me out with ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot connect to one specific device on LAN

I just changed out an old Linksys WRT54GS wireless router for a TP-Link TL-WR841N wireless router. I immediately flashed the router to use DD-WRT. Everything went seamlessly except that my Windows ...
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Using an old router as its own Wifi network?

I am unable to connect to Wifi when I am upstairs due to my router being in the basement. Can I (leagally/freely) connect an older router I have to an ethernet port on the top floor of my house and ...
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Understanding the factors affecting wi-fi speed with the same number of antennas and posssible fastest connection controls?

I am trying to understand more on antennas, speed and the best controlled WiFi setup. People usually say that 1x1 antennas for N router has 150M, 2x2 has 300M and so on. But for AC router, 1x1 ...
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Torrenting (from one specific computer) crashes the router

I'm having a problem where a few seconds after a torrent download starts (on a certain computer), our router crashes and reboots, everyone in the house loses connection. Here goes the computer's ...
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How can I get rid of the double NAT in this network?

Topology: Incoming Traffic > Modem > Router > Switch > Rest of Network In this image, notice IEAS-FILESVR, incoming traffic goes to the modem/router "IEASOFFICE" into the switch, to the FILESVR ...
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Lan to Wan setup how to connect two subnets

I hope someone can help me with issues I have with my home network. I have a Billion 7700N modem/router and currently I added a Western Digital N600 dual band router. By default (following setup DVD ...
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How do you deinstall a cisco router? [on hold]

How do you remove a Cisco router? As in, is there a deinstallation process? This is specific to the Cisco 2951 series. Thanks
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Repeatedly high ping - caused by WiFi or provider?

I have an ISP with a 10gbit broadband connection. I can usually download with about 1.8mbytes/sec, so that's not a problem. However, I sometimes have a very high ping in online games (> 200ms). It ...
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Port-forwarding in router ZTE ZXHN F660: hidden settings

In my company, we have a ZTE ZXHN F660 router, and we need to do a port-forwarding to access a DB allocated in one of our machines through public IP. We have login into router admin page (visit ...
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802.11ac incredibly slow file transfers

I've just upgraded my whole network to 802.11ac - new router as well as new 802.11ac USB sticks for every computer that doesn't support it out of the box. For some reason my read and write speeds are ...
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How to determine what type of wifi networks are supported by your driver on Linux

On Linux (specificially Ubuntu) what's the easiest way to determine what types of Wifi protocols your hardware and driver support? I have a router running DD-WRT that supports broadcasting in both a ...
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internal static IP address configuration from router

How do I reserve an IP address for tleilax and ensure that tleilax only gets that reserved address? The tleilax box uses DHCP. When I look at attached devices, I see: Attached Devices Wired ...
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TP Link TD-W8968 how to view data statistics based on ip

I have a tp link modem and multiple device connected to it. I want to see which device is eating up all the bandwidth and crossing my data limit. How can I see that? I have my mobile phone, pc, ...
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Why can't I get wireless connections but I can get Internet on Kali Linux?

So, when I try to connect to a WiFi network on Kali Linux, it won't give me any WiFi networks. But so long as the windows WiFi is connected, it will give me internet. So, I know the WiFi works ...
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Is it possible to disable firewall on WNDR3400?

I have my home network configured with several routers, to provide different protection zones: WAN | +=============+ +=============+ ...
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Can connect to router, but not Internet

Sorry about this probably very n00b question. However, I've little idea where to start. My router is at 192.168.1.254. I can ping it and log in. My laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) has been given an address by ...
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OpenWRT: Routing between LAN and OpenVPN

So, this is the current situation: There is an OpenVPN-Server in the internet, there is an OpenWRT-Router at my place. The router is connected to the VPN as a client. I want the router to behave ...
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Dynamic IP assignment in theory [duplicate]

If I turn my router off for 24 hours or more I am always assigned a new dynamic IP address once I turn it on again. Theoretical question for you guys; Does that mean I don't actually have an ...
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Bridge mode cg3000v2 AirPort Extreme security settings

I have a cg3000v2 keeps getting hacked so I brought an AirPort Extreme. It's suppose to prevent the hacking. I heard that I have to put the netgear Cg3000v2 in bride mode for the airport ex to work. ...
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How to change admin panel port on Asus RT-N66U Black Knight Wireless Router

I am able to access the admin panel at the default IP address of this router (192.168.1.1), but I would like to change the admin panel to be accessed at another port. Currently, it is on port 80, ...
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Ethernet LED blinks

I have HP 1000-1140ATU notebook PC. it has 2 Ethernet LED. One is White(glows when Cable is plugged and router is working.) second Orange which keeps blinking while Communication. Now my problem is ...
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A Nic and a USB wireless adapter, when one is on, the other stops working

I have NIC and wireless USB adaptor. Previously, both accessed separated networks and worked together. The wired nic is connected to a piece of equipment. I have it on a submask of 255.0.0.0 with a ...
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Can I set a Mikrotik routerboard 951G wireless to cover a 3 story building and 480+ users? [on hold]

I am extremely new to wireless networking. I have a Mikrotik routerboard RB951G. Is it possible for me to set the wireless interface of my routerboard to cover a 3 story building with 40 rooms in ...
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Should I connect my laptop through an ethernet cable instead of wifi?

Im currently running Internet through everything in my house (two laptops, one desktop, 4 phones, a couple iPods) through WiFi through my 2.4GHz router. My laptop is pretty much always sitting very ...
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Cisco anyconnect add exception

My setup: I am having a D-Link DIR-600M wireless router. (firmware: 3.02) I am using Hathway service as ISP for internet. I am using "Cisco anyconnect Secure Mobility Client" to access my office ...
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Shared external IP address

So Here is my set-up: I have a raspberry pi behind a router. I set a static internal IP address for the pi. I configured the SSH config files and everything how I like it so far. I have a contab ...
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Connecting 2 ADSL2 Modem Router in one splitter

I am having a new ADSL2+ Modem Router. I brought it few days back when my old one got complaint. It's working well but it doesn't have good connectivity in specific places. Today I received my old ...
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Access multiple servers from one ip address

I have multiple servers running different webpages, some on different ports some on port 80. Now I know I can setup port forwarding on my router and just use different ports to get to my different ...
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Reroute direct DNS requests on OpenWRT

On my router with OpenWRT, I use dnsmasq for DNS poisoning to block ads. If the host is on the list, the router replies to the DNS request with 192.168.99.99, which only and always serves a 1x1 ...