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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Computers connected on LAN ports, via a wireless router, are unable to communicate

What I have Linksys WRT54GL with DD-WRT replacing the original firmware Linksys is connected to the internet on the WAN port, standard stuff 2 windows (7 and 8) desktop computers connected via the ...
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“Safe” personal router use on apartment-wide network

I recently moved into an apartment with internet included in my rent. This was a boon at first, but now I'm feeling limited. To get devices connected (wired or wireless), I have to whitelist the MAC ...
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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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Devices dropping off wifi

I have a TP Link TD W8951ND Router. Hard-wired to 1 PC and connected to my 16mbps internet connection. Then I have on a regular basis 8 devices connected via WiFi ( 2 x iPhones, 1 x iPad, PS4, LG TV, ...
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On a wireless network, is there a way to redirect webpages to a local page

On a wireless network, I would like all traffic to a specific website to be re-directed to a page on a local server. I would like Query Strings to be left intact. i.e. www.myvenue.com?memberId=1234 ...
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VMWare VM as router for windows host

Goal - use virtual machine as router/firewall for host VM is running on. I created VMWare VM and installed pfSense. Configured two network adapters for WAN (bridged, VMNet0) and LAN (host-only, ...
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Assign LAN port as WAN on Technicolor TG582n router

I have recently switched my home Internet connection from copper to fibre. With a copper installation I had a Technicolor TG582n router (Technicolor 582n - ADSL2+ / ADSL2 / ADSL - see top of linked ...
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Disable IP-isolation on UCP TC7200 Router to enable Chromecast?

I just got my Chromecast, and I've run through the setup, but at the end of the process, it informed me that IP isolation is enabled in my router, so my IPad, IPhone cannot communicate with ...
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Can i tunnel a specific sites to a VPN Connection using DD-WRT?

I am thinking of setting up a DD-WRT router at home. Something that would help make my decision is to be able to tunnel specific sites/ip requests via VPN. For example, my son loves some shows on ...
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How much performance reduction is ok for a linux router?

I am having thew following (simplified) setup: I have a private Subnet where my PC is located. The subnet goes over a virtualized server into the internet. The server uses internally two subnets: One ...
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“GSM only” mode in modem settings in tomato router

I use Shibby tomato firmware in ASUS-N66U. I use the "3G modem" option in it for WAN. it was working fine till now with my SIM's 3G data plan. I would like to use only 2G data from now, is there any ...
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Can't connect Wi-Fi on Linux Mint 14

I have got Linux Mint 14 and everything worked fine until today. Today I installed and configured a new router I bought recently, then I tried to connect it. I clicked on the router name in the list ...
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Windows 8 on network and self-assigned IPs

Whenever I turn off my computer, my friend's computer (who is on the same network) loses Internet access and grabs a self-assigned IP, and the router stops reporting any computers connected to the ...
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sshuttle on a DD-WRT / OpenWRT Router

Has anybody had any success installing and running sshuttle on a wireless router? My intent is to have all traffic from all devices (computer, tablet, gaming system, etc.) that connect to the router ...
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Using BT Business Hub 3 with separate DNS server

We have a BT Business Hub 3 in our office to connect to the internet. We are a web development company and we have internal servers in our office that we want to be able to access from mobile phones ...
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Cisco RV180 ipsec vpn to mac os x 10.8.2 default client Configuration

I would like to configure an IPSec VPN tunnel between my RV180 (server, last firmware) and my Mac OSX 10.8.2 laptop. I have little knowledge about VPN, and a bit more about network in general. I have ...
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How to troubleshoot network connection issue when a single website won't load?

I have a router which runs fine for all websites except for one in particular, that one website works sort of, it loads but no images show and the CSS sometimes doesn't load. I have already tried ...
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Wireless Router Connection Notifications

For Windows 7, is there, ideally, a small program for the task bar that shows a list of all devices/MAC Addresses that are connected to the wireless router, and perhaps also notifies when a new ...
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How can I tell if I'm connected to a repeater or to the router?

I have a D-Link router and a TP-Link access point configured as a wireless repeater. I would like to know whether I'm currently connected directly to the router or to the repeater. I guess the easiest ...
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Turning Computer into Router,Network Address Translation encryption.?

I have windows seven and am using connectify. but when i try to connect to the interner through my ethernet court in my dorm room the comp0uter doesnt recognize the ethernet cord. I belive that the ...
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Trying to connect a Dlink DIR-615 router to a PPTP VPN from behind a Netgear WNDR3700

I have two routers: a Netgear WNDR3700 and a DLink DIR-615 (rev H2) Both are using stock firmware. The Netgear is my primary router (192.168.0.1/24). I'd like to set up the DLink (192.168.2.1/24) to ...
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Wifi connected but no data transfer

I have a Desktop which runs on Windows XP and a laptop which runs in Ubuntu. Recently I have set up a wireless router in order to be able to access internet on my laptop through wifi. The laptop ...
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Make router forward HTTP and HTTPS traffic to external App

I use a Linksys WRT54GL router with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) std (SVN revision 13064) which I am trying to make forward all HTTP and HTTPS traffic to an external app called Fiddler (used as proxy) on ...
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How to route through a Dynamic IP Wireless Connection

I was so far using a Dlink DSL router to connect to my ISP but it would fail every 5 minutes or so. So I decided to purchase a 3G Reliance dongle that I have attached to my PC and it works very well. ...
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HOW TO: Remotely access Synology NAS on home LAN behind multiple routers?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I split/share an internet connection with family members that live next door to my house. I don't have/need/want cable, so they have the modem. I have ...
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WNDR3700 Router + Cisco SG200-08 + LACP + Dual Uplink

Background I have a storage server that has several virtual machine images stored on them. I would store them locally, but I have limited space on my desktop (using SSD storage). I would like to ...
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Zyxel router custom DNS names or storing configuration to survive reboots

On my Zyxel P-870HN-51b - although I reckon the same solution may then also apply to other router models - I would like to add custom host and domain names local to my network. I.e. I don't want to ...
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Configuring Tomato Web Usage log

I am running Linksys E2000 with TomatoUSB (on the 2nd floor) as a "switch" connected to my main router (d-link 655 with stock firmware on the 1st floor, wireless disabled). All my computers are wired ...
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QoS for variable bandwidth connections

My DSL connection does not have a reliable max speed. I've used Tomato's QoS in the past, and it seems to work, but chokes when the DSL speed decreases lower than the max setting. If your ...
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Third party firmware for WPN824?

My router recently developed some sort of DHCP malfunction so I decided to flash the firmware. And being the geek that I am I figured, while I'm flashing it, why not upgrade it? However, finding a ...
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External traffic always going to modem's configuration page

This is the set-up which we have in our office: Inbound DSL connection -> Cable modem -> Router -> Server -> Multiple wired connections ...
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Router blocks traffic because no D flag

Not sure if it is the right place to ask the question.. I have a following issue On my desktop computer I can't access internet. Precisely, i can't ping router. However I can ping other machines on ...
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Why would wifi router suddenly start having a bad connection for only one of the connected devices?

My home connection consists of two OSX Mavericks laptops connected to a Motorola box that functions both as a wifi router and a cable modem. About a month ago, we started seeing problems. The ...
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Strange traceroute on home network

In our home network (with a central AVM FritzBox as an internet router and central switch) connection gets lost from time to time to some of the devices. If lost, no ping is possible any more and ...
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Can't FTP or SSH after getting new Router

I have separately tried to set up 2 new routers on my home network (a Linksys and an Asus). While each was easy to set up and I connected to the Internet, with neither of them was I able to FTP or SSH ...
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QoS and other way to optimize speed on network

I have some weird network issues. I'm running on 2 VM's email verifications and my whole network becomes laggy and loosely from it. It shouldn't use high bandwidth its more like sending a lots of ...
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Password Recovery from Router without Reset

Background Story: Previous Technician for a small business set up a network for a customer. The Technician went AWOL (The small business owner is a close friend, and I knew the previous technician as ...
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How to connect switch to a patch panel

I have a 24-port patch panel that connects Cat6 cables throughout my house. Out of these, only 12 ports are connected at the moment. I am in the process of setting up my home network and looking at ...
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Why do I have to keep flushing my DNS cache on all devices?

I have a Netgear DSL modem (111 v2) and Linksys N300 router, newest model. I have to keep flushing my DNS cache every 5-15 minutes. This happens on all sites and on every device on my home network. ...
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Accessing a FTP Server

I am facing a baffling problem. For the past month I have used an FTP server, running Ubuntu Server 14.04 and it has worked flawlessly. During that time I was using an old Apple router from the early ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use a switch to connect a router to the upstream gateway and the computers over a single Cat6 cable?

I've just moved into a new house, and I'm trying to get the network setup to be the best I can. Currently my ISP supplies a router that I need to use, and that only provides a single port for the ...
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Cant use host-only adapter and bridged adapter at the same time virtual-box

I want to create a virtual network that real devices can connect to using virtual box. I have 2 routers I am bridging to virtual firmware. I have servers also running on vm's and would like to be able ...
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How to access modem's web gui from inside LAN?

When my Netgear CG3000 is in bridge mode it acts as a modem-only, but it still exposes valuable information about the Internet connection through its web gui. However I cannot seem to access the ...
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Reflash DLink AC1750 Optimum Router

I recently got the new "smart router" from Optimum: DLink AC1750 It may be a good router but I cannot access any of the settings. When typing in the regular 192.168.1.1, it redirects to ...
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Has the hardware in my modem gone bad?

I contacted CenturyLink about my modem recently and received useless and unrelated information. The problem seems to be that the modem will no longer save settings, the web interface is unusable ...
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ADSL connection drops - D-Link 2750U

So lately I've been having major issues with my ISP about my connection. My D-Link 2750U router reports the following attenuation: +------------------+------------+-----------+ | Attenuation (dB) | ...
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Extremely slow wireless file transfer on specific computer

I have a Linksys E4300 router which works great. I bought an HTPC with a Gigabyte E350N and plugged a TP-LINK TL-WN723N. The HTPC is about 5mts from the router and without any wall in the middle. The ...
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Windows Vista computer won't power on when connected to router

In all of my years of supporting PCs, I have never seen this. Here's hoping y'all have an idea. My client has a home PC running Windows Vista (long story as to why he hasn't upgraded). He has a ...