A device that allows access to the Internet or computer network without the need for a wired connection.

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Why would my TP-Link ADSL+Router not allow my computer to access Internet?

So, my workplace got a new TP-Link Modem+Router installed a few days back and it's giving me trouble ever since. Everyone's computers and other devices can access Internet via the router, even I can ...
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Varying TTL on LAN

I've got a wireless router behind a router-modem. If I ping my router-modem (TWO hops), all seems well : robut@host:~$ ping 172.X.X.36 PING 172.X.X.36 (172.X.X.36) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes ...
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How do I have one OpenWRT router use the DHCP server of another OpenWRT router?

I want one router to be able to access the devices connected to the other router. However one router is connected to the internet modem by ethernet, and the other router is connected to it by wireless ...
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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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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 get rid of DOS attack: RST Scan?

I have Netgear Wnr1000v2 router. I have set my NAT to secure mode ( I don't know if that helps ). Many a times when I see my router's log I see lots of DOS attack: RST Scan. I somehow think that these ...
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All internet requests in Windows time out

So, I've run into a very strange problem with my home wireless network. Previously, at seemingly random times, the router seemed to disconnect all wireless hosts and cause all of the wired hosts to ...
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Generate different passwords for PCs in a WLAN

I have a TP-Link Wireless Router (TL-WR340G) and I use it for both Wired and Wireless connection. I have two desktops that connects to the router through cables and I also have 2 notebooks that ...
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Turn on VPN Pass-through at WR340G

I have router WR340G v3 0815311C, but I can't find VPN Pass-through option, but I must find it because without it I can't connect via Zywall to my company internet. Has anybody the same problem?
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Why am I limited by Wi-Fi range?

I have noticed that my laptop does not connect to public routers in close range when signal strength is 2 out of 5. When I move it closer to access points then laptop accesses. Is there some kind of ...
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I forgot my wireless router password. What do I do?

I have a Linksys wireless router but I can't figure out what the password is. I just got a new laptop and I can't connect via wireless. My old laptop seems to have the password set in the security ...
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Router Speed vs. ISP Speed

I went to speedtest.net and found out that my internet connection (that my ISP Comcast provides) is about 12 Mbps download, 3 Mbps upload. Is there any reason why anyone would possibly need a Cisco ...
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Allow users to use my Wi-Fi; prevent them from using my wired routers

I have multiple networks and I use basic Cisco routers (Linksys E2500) at each. I allow users to use the Wifi, but my computers are wired in, and I'd like to somehow prevent users from using their ...
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How to extend my wireless network

I have a wireless router on the first floor of my building and I want to extend it to use the internet on the third floor of the same building, I am thinking to get a log network cable from it till ...
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5GHz vs 2.4GHz dual band router, max mbps

I've done a fair amount of reading before posting this but there are a few things still unclear. I just bought a Netgear WNDR3700 N600. I understand that 5GHz offers more channels, less ...
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Is it possible to add antennas from one TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to another TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to extend the range?

I Want add the antennas from my old damaged router TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to my new router TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to extend the range. There are already two antennas present also an additional two antennas ...
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Way to discover or contact owner of an open wireless network?

My situation: I live in an populated area with many wireless networks. One is open and always on. If that was my network, that would mean I didn't mind other people using it. But I'd like to ask, ...
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Can a $30 wireless router really transfer with 150Mbps?

I have just bought a $30 wireless router which claims a transfer rate of 150Mbps. Can that really be true? Or is this with an assumed compression or some other marketing fine print?
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How to secure your home WiFi connection

Like many others I have a WiFi router which all my devices (XBOX, Smartphones, Laptop etc.) use to access the internet. Now I am looking at securing my connection to prevent any unauthorized access. ...
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How to know which wireless band I am connected to when router is running dual-band?

I have my router set up to work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the same SSID in dual-band mode. Sometimes, when I am on the edge of the 5GHz range, I suspect that my very poor internet performance is ...
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Is there a benefit to using static IP addresses rather than dynamic ones for Wi-Fi access points within a large building?

My employer has a network setup in a large building, with five Wi-Fi access points, each with its own static IP address. He calls them static gateways but I believe he just means access points. Would ...
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Is it necessary to buy a wireless adaptor from the same brand as the router?

Is it necessary to buy a D-Link wireless adaptor for D-link router for good performance or can I buy any adaptor of any brand? I have a D-link DIR-655 Wi-fi Router and I need to buy a Wi-fi adaptor ...
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Connect PC and Printer to wireless network

I have a wireless router downstairs in my house, and a PC and printer upstairs. Unfortunately he PC (or printer) does not have wireless, only an Ethernet port. What would be the best product or ...
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D-link blinking orange light and cannot access router IP

I've never had this issue before, but just recently I had to get a new Ethernet cable, because my old one had broken. So I bought a new one, and now when I connect my modem and router to gain Wi-Fi, ...
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Router in a box

I want to put my router in a box for security reasons (it's in a common area of the building) and I was wondering in what ways would the box's material affect the signal's strength. It'll be either ...
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Any advantage to disabling or turning off network bands 802.11a / 802.11b / 802.11g

Product reference: DLink DSL-2890AL I am interested in what gains can be attained by disabling the following network bands. In particular performance and power consumption. 802.11a / 802.11b / 802....
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How can I find all the computers on a network?

Is there a way to see all computers on a network? I have a "main" router, a switch connected to that router, and a Tenda WiFi router connected to the switch. I can see those computers which are ...
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How do Wi-Fi routers determine which channel to use?

I noticed most Wi-Fi routers come with an 'Automatic' channel selection mode, instead of requiring the administrator to select a channel between 1 and 13. Is there a standard way for the routers to ...
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ad blocking host file, shared to all computers on local network

I currently update my local hosts file with advertising server domain names and direct them to nowhere. Well, almost nowhere. I point them to 127.0.0.1 and I don't have a web service running so it is ...
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Share files and devices using Belkin N150

I have a Belkin N150, wireless modem+router. I have connected my desktop with a LAN cable and my laptop uses Wi-Fi. My desktop is connected to External Hard Drive and Printer and is always switched ...
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Setup 3 Routers at home

The wireless signal cannot transmit through floor. So I decided to have 3 routers setup at home. Here is my plan to setup. Please let me know if it make sense. SMC. It is a modern with router. It ...
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How can I share my router's Internet connection over Wi-Fi without giving guests access to my network?

I have a network run on a Netgear RangeMax WPN824v3 with wireless access secured with WPA-PSK [TKIP]. I would like to share the Internet connection with guests over Wi-Fi but not give them access to ...
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Can I connect to a router's wired network via WiFi for gaming purposes?

I currently have 4 Windows XP machines in my basement that are connected via ethernet to a Wireless router/switch. These machines aren't equipped with WiFi. We play the game BZ-Flags on these machines ...
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Strange IP addresses given from router.(ISP limits number of addresses?)

Let me explain the situation: I have wireless router, that connects to DSL modem, that later goes to ISP(by f-connector if it matters). Then I have two problems with it: 1) Wireless router gives the ...
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Does decreasing transmit power of wireless router decrease the bandwidth?

I have a very simple wireless router (without a lot of settings to change). I want to limit the speed for the devices that connect directly to my router via WiFi -- so that my PC which is connected to ...
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How do I fully reset DD-WRT?

I have a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router flashed with DD-WRT, and I forgot my username and password for it. Thus, I am unable to reset the password from the web interface. Without access to the web ...
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Running two wireless networks, with two different DHCP ranges (Virgin Media superhub woes)

I'm trying to create two wireless networks in my house, that would provide the client devices different ip address ranges and DNS settings, depending on which network they connect to. My current ...
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Do a wireless router's range and power depend only on the antenna?

Here's my situation: I'm shopping for a wireless router. I live in a pretty big house with lots of metal everywhere, so I'm looking for something that can broadcast a good signal through all that (by ...
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wpa_supplicant : Blacklist wireless networks by BSSID

I am currently using wpa_supplicant to connect to my wireless network. The wireless network is extended with at least 30 different access points having the same SSID, and it takes a lot of time to ...
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Second Wireless in Basement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting a ADSL router to a wireless router. What am I doing wrong? How can I extend my wifi coverage? I have a dual band router - top of the line new one - but ...
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Erratic WiFi 2.4 GHz channel spikes, what gives?

Sorry guys, first a gripe about my neighbor's WiFi access point (it is related): they totally hog the center nine 2.4 GHz channels (3-11), centered right at 7! I know the outer regions of the signal ...
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How can I fix my D-Link wireless router so it doesn't need constant resetting?

I have a D-Link (DIR-655) wireless router connected to Time Warner Cable internet. Frequently, the internet connection stops working on all devices, though I can still connect to the router itself. ...
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Does this router contain a modem?

I need a DSL contract, and the hardware for it. Everybody I know (as well as myself in old contracts) just buys a standard modem/router/phone-switchboard combo from their DSL provider commonly refered ...
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How do I set up a second 5GHz N-Only network with DD-WRT?

I have a Linksys WRT610N v2 running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (mega) - build 14896. I'm trying to set up two access points on the device. One 802.11g network for most of the computers and wireless devices in my ...
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I want to use a secondary wireless router to connect to my primary, all wirelessly. Do I need a bridge, access point, or repeater?

I realize there is plenty of documentation on this subject throughout superuser and the internet overall. However, it's almost like there's too much information and I need help sorting through it. ...
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Cannot access SMC8014WG-SI provided by TimeWarner/RoadRunner administrative interface

I just received installation of RoadRunner internet/TV/Voice and I was given a wi-fi router from the TimeWarner folks. The model is a SMC SMC8014WG-SI. Unfortunately, the password it uses is WEP and ...
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Could not find DHCP daemon to get information on Belkin G Wifi Router

I am using a Belkin G Wireless Router F5D7234, and i have a DSL connection with only a ethernet cable. So i connected the cable to the Modem port and allowed it to use Dyanmic IP, it worked ...
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Can't make a route between two tp-link routers

I have a fiber connection and two router from TP-LINK. The media converter (ASKEY RTF700 model) connect to the WAN port on R600VPN, and I connect another CAT 5E on the LAN port to the WAN port on ...
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Sharing Internet access with neighbor - What do I need?

My neighbor has an Internet access and a modem/router provided by the ISP. His WiFi signal is strong even in my house, so we want to share the connection. I need to connect to his signal and create a ...
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Constant drop in connection with two chained routers

I have a Cisco DPC3829 gateway and a TP-Link TL-WR841N router connected to the gateway in order to separate the router network and use the gateway as a guest network. This way, I can create a ...