I try to use trello on my laptop over wlan with my new Asus RT-AC51U Router but it is blocking some resources. There for I am unable to use trello and some other sites over this connection. If I use the lan directly from my modem, it works fine. So it has to be the router.

Now I looked into the Administration Interface of the router, but I can't find any active blocking mechanism. Can anyone help me find out where to disable these - I would say, default filters?

Thats how it looks in the browser after login enter image description here

Then after I refresh. enter image description here

Thats what I see in the chromium error console. enter image description here

Update 1

I just noticed, that I no longer can use the imgur service, which is used to upload images on stackexchange over the new router :/

Update 2

Finaly I think it is the https://trello.com/1/Members/me?channels=true&notifications=all&notifications_limit=5&notifications_display=true&notification_memberCreator_fields=fullName%2Cinitials%2CmemberType%2Cusername%2CavatarHash%2Cbio%2CbioData%2Cconfirmed%2Cproducts%2Curl&organizations=all&organization_paid_account=true&organization_fields=name%2CdisplayName&paid_account=true&savedSearches=true link, which is not responding. But I don't see on which port this was requestet. How can I find it out?

Update 3

Things get anoying right now, here I have encountered another error, which seams to be a different one? enter image description here

Update 4

I have read, that maybe the MUT is to high. But I only can set the MUT if I switch from dynamic IP to PPoE. Could it be that?

  • what error did you get? are the problematic sites related with https (green https, SSL).
    – emirjonb
    Jul 29 '15 at 10:39
  • https is green. Jul 29 '15 at 10:39
  • i was saying if the blocked sites that you can't access use https, is the problem related only to https sites? What error you get when you open the site on browser?
    – emirjonb
    Jul 29 '15 at 10:41
  • for eg. trello it is blocking a lot of d78fikflryjgj.cloudfront.net Jul 29 '15 at 10:44
  • I can't open the link, is an image? If the message generated is from you router than go with the solution below
    – emirjonb
    Jul 29 '15 at 10:48

this is liekely due not exactly to the MTU but rather to the MSS (maximum segment size) which derives from the MTU.

When your computer connect to a website, it initiate the TCP connection with a handshake. During this handshake the MSS is negotiated.

Your computer is connected to your router with ethernet or wifi that permit a given MSS, 1460 However the router is connected to the internet trough PPPoE for example that has a lower MTU and so a lower MSS, of 1452.

When your computer communicate with the web site it announce a MSS of 1460. So the web site send his packet with this MSS. Since it's bigger than the MSS your internet connection can handle, it fails.

Many systems have way to handle this but some simply doesn't and will fail at establish the connections.

I don't know if there's setting on your router to handle this.

You could artificially reduce the MTU on your computer so it use a lower MSS :

Open a command line window as an Administrator (ie. right click on All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select Run as administrator) ...
Type the command netsh and wait for prompt
Type the command interface and wait for prompt
Type the command ipv4 and wait for prompt
Type the command set subinterface "Local Area Connection" mtu=1492 store=persistent

1492 should do the trick (usually MSS = MTU-40), if not, lower it a little bit until it works.


In my case my Asus Router was blocking only one website (our company's website). Changing the DNS settings from auto to Google Public DNS resolved the issue immediately. This was definitely a router issue because if a computer was plugged directly into the modem, the site worked. No computers connected to the network could load the site until the DNS change was made. Also tried factory reset unsuccessfully.


I suspect the issue is the Firewall on your router

In the manual for your router, section 4.6 is about the following topics:

Firewall - General
Firewall - URL filter
Firewall - Keyword filter
Firewall - Network Services Filter

I suspect the last one is what you need. At least, you can disable the Firewall totally, test again. This will indicate if the issue is the firewall or not.


  • there is nothing enabled in the firewall. no filter mechanism active which i can influence. Jul 29 '15 at 10:51

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.