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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VLAN trouble - Nortel Baystack 5520

Hopefully someone can chime in, as it's one of the last pieces of the puzzle before I do the flip. I currently have 2 VLANs setup on my pfSense router & Netgear GS724v3 switch. All fine and dandy ...
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Is the external IP of my wireless Router my WAN IP / Public IP address ? if not then what is it?

This is my home network setup: Internet ---> External IP (cable modem) Internal IP ---> External IP (wireless router) 192.168.20.1 ---> (laptop) 192.168.20.102 Am I correct to assume that ...
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Does Linksys E3200 have a hard limit on wifi connections?

I have a Linksys E3200 in my office, and once in a while it gets crowded what with everybody bringing 3 devices into the office. Sometimes the router would refuse connection through Wifi when there's ...
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Setting up PFsense for test network

I want to test pfsense. I have a network with a established sonicwall router right now. I want to test pfsense within that network. The issue I have is with setup. I can't get pass the part where its ...
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Wifi Name Resolution on Windows network

I'm running several windows laptops/computers (7 and above) and a server on a LAN. When I connect via LAN cable, all computers are able to access network shares, team viewer, etc. However, if any ...
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Router internet suddenly failed

My router is a Netgear Nighthawk R7000. Going to routerlogin.com has been slower and slower recently, going from instant loading of settings to taking 10-15 seconds on every page, failing to load the ...
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What's the minimum hardware for CISCO IP phones?

I have a SOHO setup with about 8 computers/laptops/servers on a LAN and a regular ADSL internet connection over the phone line. There is no EPABX. Just a regular phone line (after the DSL splitter). ...
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what does setting wireless network mode to disable do?

My linksys wrt54g "wireless network mode" is set to disable and not mixed or G only. what is the result of that setting? other laptops, printer, ipad still connect to internet.
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Can't access only one web server from only my house

I was digging around in some settings the other day trying to set up a web server from a Virtual Machine on my computer. Somehow in doing this I managed to make it impossible to access my website, ...
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Wi-Fi network always detected by some devices, never by others, regardless of settings

I have a peculiar problem with my home Wi-Fi router. The router is always seen by: one MacBook Pro MacBook Air iPad 2 Windows laptops These devices can reliably connect to it and browse the ...
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Debian laptop loses all network access, can't ping anything

I've got a laptop running Debian (Jessie) that for whatever reason has decided it hates wireless. It has some kind of Intel wireless card (not sure which), and so uses the iwlwifi package for ...
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connect different networks wireless

So, outside a building I have a device with a fixed IP address: 192.168.25.10. This cannot be changed. I want to connect this device to my home network and all the equipment within my home network ...
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Wireless router radiation level [on hold]

I have a question regarding this Netgear 3800 Wireless Router: Is the level of radiation emitted by the wireless dangerous ? It is advertised as dual-band but no mention about SAR.
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Fastest way to connect computer to router?

I will soon move my router with my NAS to my computer upstairs so I can have fastest speed to my NAS. The thing is, there is a computer downstairs where my router is currently is. that pc will not ...
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Does a router affect internet speed through Ethernet?

My parents are moving out to the country, so obviously i go with them. We have an internet service that supplies 1.5 Mbs down and 600 Kbs Up, or something around there. We just got it set up today and ...
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MacBook Air constanty drops wifi connection

My MacBook Air keeps dropping wifi connection on my home network. When I connect to my network, it remains connected for a few minutes, then it drops the connection. I have no idea what's the problem. ...
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Remote SSH into OS X from Internet

I would like to SSH into my Mac from the internet. Here are some details: Public IP: 64.xx.xx.xx Mac's Internal IP: 10.0.0.10 I have set up port forwarding in my Comcast Arris TG862 gateway as ...
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Getting OS X Port Map to work with SonicWall TZ - 100 (Sonic OS 5.8)

I am trying to get the Port Map application working with an iMac on a SonicWall TZ-100 router. When I run Port Map on this workstation, I get the message 'Router Incompatible'. I have enabled ...
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How can I prove (with logging) where a port block is occurring?

How can I prove (with logging) where a port block is occurring? I've set up an FTP site on IIS (windows 7 home) and set up a rule in the Windows Firewall allowing access. The ftp site is accessible ...
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Consistant Ping Spikes on default gateway

About a week or so ago we switched our internet from Verizon DSL to Time Warner Cable's cable internet. It was working great until this weekend, when my brother and I started experiencing regular ping ...
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Does my school need a better router? [on hold]

I work in a fairly large (800+ students) middle school. We have approximately 200 devices connected to our network. Where the main DSL line comes into the school, we have a FRITZ!Box 7330 handling ...
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DDWRT - OpenVPN connects, but can't communicate

This seems to be a popular topic, but I can't find any solution to the same problem I am having. Here's the setup: I have a DD-WRT router (build 14896) on a linksys WRT54GL. I have one file server ...
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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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Internet access on Hyper-V & Windows Server 2012 r2 WITHOUT a physical router

Hey I've been searching for two weeks for an easy way to set up internet access to virtual machines that are hosted on Hyper-V that is on my Windows Server 2012 r2 machine. The physical server ...
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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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DGND3700V2 as pass thru and WAP only

I have a DGND3700V2 but want to set up my linux box a router/webfilter etc, with time based internet access control based on mac address filtering to , ie make my router pass thru to the linux box but ...
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Assign dedicated DSL modem to IP camera, but also allow it to access other modem's network

We added a second DSL line in order to move the security camera to its own DSL connection due to bandwidth issues. Would like to connect both routers to the same switch so all network devices can be ...
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Why am I getting latency between my modem and my router?

I pay for a 15mbps down, 1mbps up DSL internet plan from TekSavvy Solutions (Canada). At least once or twice a week there will be moments where we get speeds much lower than advertised. When I notice ...
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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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Gateway set to unexpected PoE interface in ADSL modem

This issue came up during a routine check on my router/modem settings. Details follow. I use a TP-Link TD-W8901N ADSL modem (specs here) facing the internet. The modem manages a 192.168.1.x subnet, ...
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My Dell Laptop is not connecting with wifi router

One of my Dell laptop is not connecting with wifi network, once i troubleshot, then it show message to restart your WIFI router, but after restarting the router its not connecting. Earlier, this ...
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Choosing the correct security settings on Thomson TCW750-4 router

Should I leave both WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK enabled on my Thomson TCW750-4-router? From trying to google it, I get the impression that just leaving the latter enabled will be more secure but that it may ...
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Wireless packet loss

I experience ~10% packet loss when running wireless. What it means to me is an average torrent download speed at 50% my wired speed (because of time out the speed goes to max, drops down, goes to max ...
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What is the difference between a subnet mask and a netmask?

Is there any logic in using two different names for determining host ID and net ID? For example, if you type print route in a Command Prompt you get things with netmask, but the IPv4 settings seems ...
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How to setup QoS in DSL 2750u?

Problem My download is 4mb and upload 512kb. When someone is doing upload via my router, it fills all the pipe which I understand from my question's answer here. This causes my ping very high, unable ...
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Cisco ASA 5505 doesn't allow internet connection

This is my Cisco ASA 5505 "show run": : Saved : ASA Version 8.2(5) ! hostname LAB-ASA domain-name TEST.com enable password X encrypted passwd X encrypted names name 192.168.1.0 AsusWireless ! ...
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JFFs Partition for DD-WRT yes or no?

I have a Asus RT-N16 Router with Kongmod Build of DD-WRT. On the USB port i have a 1TB HDD and have 3 Partitions on this drive. /opt /swap /data The DD-WRT guide clearly states multiple times not ...
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D-Link DIR-850L QoS not working

Quality of Service is not working on my router. My seedbox (Xios) is set to the lowest priority and does not get throttled as it should when any of the higher priority devices require more bandwidth, ...
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how to put the ZTE ZXHN F660 in bridged mode

my ISP gave me a ZTE ZXHN F660 modem/router. from the documentation I am able to find (very little) on ZTE website it supports bridged mode. But I can't find it anywhere in the admin pages. Does ...
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Subnet mask separation between 192.168.2.x, 192.168.3.x and 192.168.1.x

My current setup is following: 192.168.1.x is the main zone behind a NAT router of my internet provider 192.168.2.x is another zone, where all my devices live - they are behind another NAT router, ...
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D link wireless router

I want to setup my wireless router. The problem is PEAP authentication. For connecting the lan to ethernet port of laptop, I have to setup user authentication by giving usernames and passwords. But, ...
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Can't connect to the router settings through WIFI

I'm trying to change the router settings and I can not access to them by WIFI. I can, however, access to them if I connect an Ethernet cable to my computer (Macbook pro). I'm currently using Virgin ...
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Scanning my public IP address with Nmap finds TCP port 1720 open, is this a security concern?

When scanning my public ip address with Nmap I found out that I have open port on 1720/TCP. According Nmap service on it is H.323/Q.931. Researching uses of this port also brings up Microsoft ...
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Detect an IP address of a Wireless Access Point device

I have a Wireless Access Point device (http://www.szedup.com/show.aspx?id=1706), which I am planning to put into BeagleBoard-xM, in order to achieve wireless communication (LAN). However, I can't find ...
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VPN tunnel between two networks with the same ip address

I'm trying to understand at a basic level networking. I've been asked the following question as a scenario for attempting to help me understand networking better. I've spent quite a bit of time ...
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How to best configure a home network with one dedicated firewall PC, and two routers (one linked to the other to increase range)?

I have a moderately complex home network, but I'm not getting the data I want from my firewall, which sends nightly reports of activity. My entry point to my network is an Untangled server with 2 ...
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Losing sync from random noise bursts on ADSL line

I live in Lebanon and have a connection of 2 Mbps ADSL. At random times, I get a sudden high amount of errors and I start losing sync (internet going on and off for like 20mins or just once). The ...
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Configuring wifi access point on laptop with hostapd

I basically trying to configure a linux laptop as a wifi router which other laptops and mobiles can connect to and then I can manipulate the traffic on for some network traffic testing (with lower ...
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tomato firmware unstable when I am connected to Chromecast

I have an Asus RT-N12D1, and I installed the tomato firmware by shibby (tomato-K26-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-112-Max.trx and tomato-K26-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-114-Max.trx). However I found that the connection ...
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Wi-Fi issues starting with OS X v10.10.4

My Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting. More activity leads to a quicker disconnect. Using pings to time it, with no other activity, it takes about 8 minutes to disconnect, whereas with some browsing, it drops ...