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 specific roles does firmware play on routers?

If routers properly implement standard networking protocols (DNS, DHTCP, TCP/IP, etc.), then wouldn't the same firmware (implementing these protocols) be applicable to all routers? I guess I'm ...
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Relationship of routers to networks

I was wondering, in networking, what is the relationship of routers to networks? Can the same router be the gateway for 2+ networks? For example, if I have a wireless router at home, can I configure ...
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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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Ethernet extending

There is a house with internet access, and there is a workshop/guesthouse which has a phone line connecting to the house. The phone line is a copper wire pair, nothing fancy. The challange is to ...
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How to fix my internet connection/bad ping

First of all thanks for any help! To start with, my internet speeds are bad (3 down and 3/4 up) I can normally play Minecraft with very little lag (me and my 2 bros that play). Recently my Internet ...
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What's wrong with my home networking setup?

I have the following home network setup: Ground Floor Typical Wireless router which is connected to WAN/Internet and its LAN IP is 10.0.0.1. DHCP is ON with the address pool set to 10.0.0.100 to ...
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Slow Internet speed when HomePlug combined with router

I'm using HomePlug AV2 600 devices to connect upstairs with downstairs (router is downstairs). A check with iperf shows bandwidth of ~100Mbps, and data transferred on the local network from downstairs ...
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Very high latency caused by router?

I'm getting very high pings (2000-10000ms), and intermittent internet connection when using a wireless router (be it on LAN or WAN). When connecting a desktop directly to the cable modem, there are no ...
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How to redirect all data through a proxy on Tomato?

My proxy is Squid as an external machine, my router is a WRT54GL with tomato, I can also install openwrt, but I prefer tomato. On the router, the firewall script I wrote this script, nicely connects ...
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Get WiFi router information in Linux terminal

What Linux terminal commands can help me gather information about all WiFi routers my laptop can detect? I mean things like name, channel, encryption type etc. (Linux, Debian)
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Combine multiple DNS filtering result

Several DNS servers provide filtering against different categories, mostly for the local government 'undesirable content', some for malware, and some for ads. What I want is to create/use a DNS server ...
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Access Transparent Router's Web Interface

A picture I made in paint is shown below which shows how my network is setup. The main router goes out to the internet. I connected a 2nd router to the main router in order to support older devices ...
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How to create a private wireless network off of public wifi?

My question is somewhat similar to this one, but that was never answered. Mine is different enough that I believe it warrants a new question. I am an organizer for an event coming up and we have some ...
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Improve and Reduce Latency in DD-WRT with QoS

I was tasked with making a home network today and after installing DD-WRT in one of the routers, I ran some diagnosis and the games became a problem. There is usually one or two people using Internet ...
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Connect to configuration page of Belair Networks 20E Using Linux Mint

I have a Belair Networks Wireless access point / Wifi Router and would like to reset it and connect to the config page to complete the setup and config for use with home wifi. The manual or item ...
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Setup router with 2 seperate LANs, one that pipes thru VPN, one that doesn't?

I use a VPN at home for privacy, but there are times where you do want your true public IP to be known. Like for Google Maps, or pizza. I currently use a software-VPN tool on my computer for this, but ...
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Can't access router management of TP-LINK TL-WR842ND after setting as access point

I disabled DHCP on TP-LINK TL-WR842ND and connect it LAN to LAN to my base router in order to set it as wireless access point for wireless devices. TP-LINK received an IP address from base router. ...
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How to configure a VPN client in the router based on a connection log from my computer?

I am struggling with DD-WRT's PPTP client, as all configurations (and builds) I tried based on the all-important wiki but also older forum posts led to no ppp0 connection showing up with ifconfig. ...
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Network adapter connected to router but no internet access?

I have two network adapters on my laptop, one's a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (wired adapter) and the other is an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (wireless adapter). They both came built in. The ...
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Exit vi on serial console

I have this ubiquiti edge router that I have connected to using a serial adapter and Putty. After entering the vi editor, I find no way to exit. Nothing I have tried so far gets into command mode, ...
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DD-WRT routers - How can I specify any/all IP address ranges?

I'm creating port forwarding rules on my DD-WRT router (shown below) and want to allow all (any) source networks access. My thought was to specify 0.0.0.0/32 but that is not working. How do I ...
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straight through cable or crossover cable between router and pc?

When I studied for the CCNA, I learned which devices should be connected using a straight through cable and which using a crossover cable. For example take this explanation for question one from a ...
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apache and actiontec c1000a modem

real trouble .. winxp apache and a shinny new actiontec c1000a modem/ Static IP block ran for years. no issues. modem went bad and had to change providers., new Dish actiontec C1000a and no manual ...
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300Mbps Wireless router but extremely slow speed

I have this TP-Link TL-WR840N which claims to be a b/g/n 300Mbps wifi router connected to Wimax modem and to PC using 1 Gigabit port. when send or recieve files from other devices (android ...
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How to access router web interface behind VPN with same IP as local router

I have a two home networks involving cable routers. Network A is an Asus RT-N66U that is hosting a PPTP VPN. My PC is connected to Network B which is another router (Netgear WNR1000). Both routers ...
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Running a LinkSys WRT400N router with 3rd party firmware

Does anyone have any experience with the LinkSys WRT400N router and installing 3rd party firmware on it? Is there a more stable choice between DD-WRT and Tomato? Any benefits one way or the other? ...
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find wireless-repeater ip (router)

Really long time ago I set up my dd-wrt router up as a repeater. It works well; in the summer I place it near the garden and I have wifi in the garden. I would like to revisit te settings and see if ...
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Hard Drive Connected to Router Randomly Loses Files Or Turns Them Into Empty Folders

Several months ago, I decided to replace my network storage device with a standard external hard drive that hooked up to the USB connection on my Linksys EA3500 SMART WiFi Wireless Router. The ...
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Is it possible for my ISP to detect my true internet speed?

I just got a new router installed, with a plan for 6MB/s, but realistically, I never get above 3.5MB/s. I'm curious: If an ISP wanted to, could they detect my true average internet speed, so that I ...
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Disabling SSID from command line DD-wrt

I'm trying to disable/hide my SSID broadcast programatically in order to stop devices connecting to my access point (not for security reasons). I have tried renaming the SSID and setting it to nothing ...
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force router to use proxy server / VPN

I have router that suports static and dynamic routing. Is it possible to make router to use a proxy server/VPN with static IP? So every PC in the network can connect to blocked sites. For example I ...
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Always use wireless NIC for Internet access, if it's available

I've got a Windows 7 machine with both a gigabit wired connection and a wireless adapter. Both interfaces have IP addresses on the same network (192.168.0.0/24). I've got a single wireless router ...
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Cannot access DD-WRT after changing Router IP

I have a fresh Linksys E2500 running DD-WRT K26 NV60 mega and everything works fine, but when I log into the Web GUI and change the Router IP address and subnet under the setup tab, everything breaks. ...
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conecting my ps to my tv using ethernet

i am trying to connect my tv to the internet, my pc receives a wifi signal via my neighbours router and i am wanting to send that signal via my pc's ethernet port to my tv using an ethernet cable. my ...
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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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Trying to understand IP packet flow

So I'm having trouble understanding how packets travel from one machine to another. Below I've put in an example of Computer 1 trying to connect to Computer 2. Computer 1 IP: 192.168.1.11 Subnet: ...
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Configure DD-WRT router behind a Cisco cable modem

I have a Linksys WRT54GS router flashed with DD-WRT that I'm trying to get a connection on behind a Cisco DPC3010 cable modem. I can get a connection just fine when I plug my computer in directly ...
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Is my Windows 7 primary and secondary DNS setting correct?

I use a Windows 7 desktop PC with a TP Link Wireless N ADSL2 + Modem Router. My PC is connected to the TP Link via a LAN cable while another 2 PCs of my secretaries are connected via WiFi. I am not ...
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Debian 7.5 Prevents Access to Router, Hardware is OK

My Problem: I can't access my router from the Problem OS (Debian 7.5) of my main computer. I am sure the hardware is okay. It would be problematic to reinstall the Problem OS. Problem OS Symptoms ...
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Wifi connection and limited access on open network

I have a weird problem with one desktop pc and the wifi connection. I have a Netgear WNDR3800 router, and a TP Link access point working as a repeater. To use the AP as a repeater I have to disable ...
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How do I retrieve a wireless router password off of my laptop when the router is 1000 miles away? [duplicate]

I helped a family member set up their wireless router. I wrote the password down and now they cannot find it. I connected this laptop I'm using to the wireless network when I was at their house. Would ...
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How to migrate settings of two different brands of routers

I have a D-link router that has been acting up, so I recently purchased an Mweb router. Now I want to migrate the settings I had from the old router to the new one. I have reserved static IP addresses ...
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How hop count in a local area network works?

I have a network laid out similar to this: Router A (LAN Port) -> Switch -> Router B (WAN Port) A PC is connected to the LAN side of each router. PC 1 is on Router A, PC 2 is on Router B. IP ...
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DSL modem disconnects randomly (Speedstream 5100A)

I have a Speedstream 5100A DSL modem with regular AT&T DSL, hooked up to an Asus router with Tomato installed. I have the PPPoE set up on the router and a few computers connected via wire and ...
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Connect a modem to a router through a patch panel?

I currently have my router next to my modem which is in the far corner of my basement. I would like to buy a 16 port patch panel and 16 port switch to organize and manage my 9 runs. My questionis ...
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Internet Connection Unstable

My home network setup is very simple. I use a wireless router connected to a cable modem. About once a day the internet connection drops, although all the lights on the cable modem are still on. The ...
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Samsung SM-V101F 4G port forward

I bought Samsung SM-V101F 4G hotspot router, and I tried to download torrents using uTorrent, and I was shocked of the slow speed (max 120 Kbps), I think the issue is because of port forwarding which ...
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How does Router know where to forward packet

If several computers with local addresses (192.168.0.#) are connected to a router and each computer opens a web browser and requests a page over HTTP, when these TCP:80 packets are sent out, the ...
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windows ethernet adapter not recognizing lan cable

Not sure if this is the right place - please refer me to another group if not. I have an issue getting my Asus laptop (Windows 7) LAN card to work. My setup is: dsl modem --> asus wireless router --> ...
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Is my wireless AP broken?

I have TPLink wr741nd provided by my ISP so I cannot check the settings. Now the problem is I have really bad reception at my desk. I did some tests under same conditions, measuring with inSSIDer3 ...