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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OpenWRT - Bandwidth limit per client

I want to limit bandwidth on my openwrt router's wlan interface, but per client. Imagine you have 3 laptops connected. Each of them should only get 1/3 of the maximum speed. Is it possible somehow? ...
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Nas/Switch/ DD-WRT Router, Interesting Problem

I had a network setup that consisted of the following. WNR2200 [router] with DDWRT [Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/23/14) std] running on it, connected to a Netgear 8p Gigabit [Switch]. My laptop and ...
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How to fight network latency and jitter issues on Wifi?

I'm having problems with my Wifi connection. I did a test on PingTest.net with the following results: Packet Loss: 0% Ping: 103ms Jitter: 29ms Same test but from another machine on the network ...
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repeater via ethernet to increase wifi speed

I live in an apartment block with >20 other routers normally in range; when I'm next to my cable modem/router in the main room of the apartment, I get >150Mb speeds but moving to my bedroom (which is ...
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I keep getting unusual devices on my router

I keep seeing devices on my router that aren't mine (I have cataloged the MAC addresses of the devices in the household). I can ban them, but I can't stop them from coming. Although I use a secure ...
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El capitan unable to reach internet via wifi sometimes

Since yesterday (when my internet provider had some maintenance) my mac book pro (el capitan 10.11.4) has some problems with the Wifi, here's an extract of me pinging google.com via wifi: Request ...
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Tracert public address before internal address

So, I have been having problems with Frontier's 74.40.74.40 and 74.40.74.41 DNS servers essentially hijacking certain websites like Google over SSL (gives security warning) and have been trying to ...
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Finding IP Address from MAC of a device in a different subnet

I am new to networking as such, but I have been searching a lot about the problem of finding IP from MAC for the past couple of days. I have a device whose MAC address I know and I have an Android app ...
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Sending files with continous hex pattern via FTP causes corruption

I'm experiencing very difficult to diagnose problem, which causes file corruption on files I'm uploading. Corruption happens to many files which contain continuous hexagonal pattern (like thousands ...
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Why does my cable modem have two IP addresses?

The internet setup at my home is as follows: I have a cable modem (192.168.100.1) connected with a coaxial cable. The cable modem is connected to a wireless router (192.168.1.1) via an ethernet cable....
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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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Windows + Tomato - Client 2 Client logic = help please

Background: Client wants a (seemingly simple) VPN solution to connect his main-office(site A) to his satellite-office(site B)(in same city) Never attempted OpenVPN. Purchased 2 ASUS RT-N66 routers ...
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Can't connect to network drive (attached to media player)

After a factory reset of my router, I can't connect anymore to the harddrives attached to my media player. Before this was no problem. What I do I try to connect to the drives by typing "\\192.168....
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Netflix requests are returning ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE related to IpV6 issue. Why?

I am having a problem with Netflix. I posted a detailed question on another stack exchange site and was advised to ask here. The main point is that Netflix is not loading in chrome or firefox but ...
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Internet speed stutters—even Ethernet connected devices—when Wi-Fi is enabled on a D-Link DSL-2750U ADSL Wi-Fi router

At my workplace, we have a D-Link DSL-2750U ADSL Wi-Fi Router which is connected to a 24-port D-Link Ethernet switch. It is a very small setup. About 20 clients connect to the network (including ...
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OpenWRT cannot see wifi settings in luci

I have upgraded to OpenWrt (just upgraded to Chaos Calmer 15.0 on a tp-link 1043nd ) but I cannot find the wifi settings in Luci (LuCI (git-15.248.30277-3836b45) ). The wireless works fine, several ...
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Replugging of one wired ethernet connection for three systems only working after a long wait

I'm living in a dorm house of more than 200 students and each room has one ethernet wall plug. On my laptop I'm running Ubuntu and I also have a dual boot PC running Win 8 and Manjaro Linux. I only ...
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Router which switch between two sources based on time?

I'd like to know where can I find a router that allows me to switch between two different ISPs based on specific hours. I have an 20 mbit connection with 40GB/month, after them it becomes 4 mbit. I ...
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Scan using nmap on a different network

My system is connected to a router and that router is the part of LAN. How do I scan other systems that are a part of the LAN to which my router is connected ? My Router's DHCP allocates C-class ...
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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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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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Belkin AC1200 Router - not resolving DNS requests

In setting up a Belkin AC1200 Modem Router for a family member, I've noticed a weird problem. It connects to the ISP fine and gets their DNS servers etc. However, no device connected to it can resolve ...
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Device connected to the router, but I can't open any new webpages

I am using Shaw Cable service with a modem-router combo. We have anywhere from 0 to 7 devices connected at a time. All of them can connect to the internet, but after a while, the internet fails to ...
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internet traffic slow through switch; VOIP issues too

There's already a post about this, but the solution to that one didn't work for me, so here's my version: We have Cox cable internet, 100mbps | We have a Sonicwall TZ 215w | We have a netgear L2 ...
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Compatibility between Cisco DPC3008 cable modem and Gigafast WF719-CAPR Wireless-G 4-port Broadband Router

After my connection with Comcast started going down once every hour or two, I went along with the tech's suggestion of getting a DOCSIS 3.0 compatible modem (previously, they kept saying that it was ...
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Shared WLAN between 2 houses ( Already tried some stuff )

I've need some help guys and hope someone can help me out. Well my Task is more or less common, but the HOW-TO's which i found on the net are mostly for greater distances or "i dont care about speed" ...
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Convert ADSL wireless router to AP, not able to connect to internet wirelessly

I have a Zyxel P-660HW-T1 v3 ADSL2+ Wireless Router. I have a PPPoE broadband connection. There is a CPE on the rooftop. An RJ45 cable comes down from the CPE to my house. I need to have wireless ...
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Force local packet pass trough the router (or disable loopback) - windows 8

i would like to avoid that packets sent from my machine to the same machine (via the IP assigned by the external router eg. 192.168.1.20) are routed with loopback and so never reach the external ...
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Is there any reason not to use the external IP when accessing local resources?

Until recently I had always assumed that accessing the external IP address from within the LAN would go out to the internet and then back unless specially configured in the router. Apparently, if it ...
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How to get my router to forward IP address to web app?

My web server is behind a Microtik router v6.1. My web app is only able to see the router's IP when referencing "REMOTE_ADDR" or "HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR" (asp.net app). How do I enable "IP forwarding" (...
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Port 4567 open on router to 'tram' traffic…Should I worry?

When I do a port scan on my router (nmap 192.168.0.1) the result is: PORT STATE SERVICE 22/tcp open ssh 23/tcp open telnet 53/tcp open domain 80/tcp open http 443/tcp open https ...
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Connection to router/modem works only if plugged in directly, not via switches/wifi

Consider the following setup: 2-3 Laptops and 4-5 Desktop PCs (both windows and linux systems) are connected to an ADSL modem/router (http://avm.de/produkte/fritzbox/fritzbox-3272/) via wireless and ...
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Cannot connect to wifi in windows 8.1 for my new HP laptop

I just bought a new HP laptop 15-d035dx and it has a pre-installed of Windows 8.1 in it. My problem is I cannot connect it to my home's wifi router. All the devices such as ipad, iphone, samsung s3 ...
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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 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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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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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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Can't access virtual machine after plugging ethernet cable

I have VirtualBox installed. My OS is Ubuntu 13.10. I configured a host only network at 192.168.56.1. I have 2 machines the first 192.168.56.20 the other 192.168.56.21. Everything worked fine before ...
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NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT error while sending a file to Samba server

Today I installed OpenELEC which came with Samba server by default. When I try to send a file using smbclient on linux I get it sending for a moment, but then it stops and I get error cli_push ...
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Add a VLAN for virtual machines to Tomato USB

I've got an ASUS RTAC66U with Tomato Shibby 1.28 v115 installed. I've got some VMs with which I'm trying to replicate a set of servers, down to IP address to debug some stuff. I've set the VMs to ...
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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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Wifi Neighbor Triangulation

Is it possible to discover signal strength between two devices that are connected to the same network? Devices    A. Cell Phone WiFi    B. WiFi enabled device  &...
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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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application in gateway cannot reach the network

I am trying to port an application(streamripper) to a wireless router(gateway), which is configured as following : The 1st ethernet port is treated as WAN port. The other ethernet ports and the ...
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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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Difference between External/Internal Start/End port?

When setting up port forwarding using NETGEAR Genie, I can specify up to 4 different ports for each forwarding: External Start Port External End Port Internal Start Port Internal End Port If you ...
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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 Chromecast....
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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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File copy slows significantly from Windows 8 Laptop to Buffalo NAS

Update from Buffalo-Tech: I had also created a ticked to Buffalo-Tech and yesturday (4-Sep) got a response which does not make me happy but which most propably closes the case. Direct quote below: ...
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Slow Airport Extreme -> Cable Modem ping time

While I currently have the new Airport Extreme router, I had the same problem with my previous router as well (which was a Netgear running dd-wrt). The setup is extremely basic: I have a cable modem ...