Questions tagged [router]

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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does comcast need to provision my 3rd party modem for me to use it with my 3rd party router

ive posted another post related to this problem but im asking a very simple q here. Ive had 3rd party modem and my own router working fine until yesterday. could it be something comcast did on their ...
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Chrome doesn't fully load pages

Hello and happy new year! I bought the Netgear DGN1000v3 router and after that Chrome slowly open pages or partially load them. With Safari and Firefox I don't have that problem. I cleaned cookies and ...
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My whole Wi-Fi network crashed and nothing works. Is the issue the cable modem or my wireless router?

The cable modem was knocked off the desk it was on and suddenly nothing works! I own my Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 modem, it worked fine with Comcast. I had it connected to my TP-Link router (running DD-WRT)...
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How do I get my modem's IP address when using Google Wifi?

Occasionally I need to connect my ISP's modem directly to initiate a restart. Normally when I connect to my modem directly, I can either connect to the modem using the vanity URL provided by the ISP, ...
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DNS server settings differ between 'Device Info' & 'DNS'

My Sagecom (TalkTalk) router Primary & Secondary DNS settings differ depending on where one looks. Under 'Device Info' Primary is 79.79.79.79; Secondary is 79.79.79.80. Under 'DNS' Primary is 208....
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DHCP issues, possibly related to Netgear N300 (DGN2200)

Installed 'new' Netgear N300 (DGN2200-100UKS model number) Day 1: Install Changed router IP to 192.168.1.1 Setup DHCP range to 192.168.1.50 - 100 All clients connected and working, 4 Pc's ...
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Home internet setup

I need to setup my internet connection in the best way possible for my house. Until now, I’ve used a single modem/router for one side of the house and I have a range extender to cover the other side. ...
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My laptop can't detect WLAN connection

My modem is an TP-LINK Model No-W8961N. My Laptop is not able to see my wifi access point . When I change the security to WEP it can detect it. I reset my netwrok card from windows (I'm using Windows ...
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VPN problems over WiFi but NOT over LAN?

Occasionally I need to connect into work via VPN from my home. When I try to pull down a file (tens of MB) often the download will fail partway through when I use WiFi, but it rocks in with no ...
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Isolated LAN and WLAN

I have ZTE F660 wireless router. My PC, laptop and smartphone are connected to the router thru Wi-Fi and they can see/ping each other. I have another PC hooked up to the router using Ethernet cable. ...
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Using my TL-WR1043ND router as a Wireless Bridge AP - Get no IP on it

I want to use this setup: -- Cable connection ~~ Wireless connection Internet--WNDR3700~~TL-WR1043ND--PC ...
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Resolving local hostnames with D-Link DIR-657 router

How can I resolve local hostnames with the D-Link DIR-657 router? With my old router I could just enter the device name followed by .home, eg. raspberrypi.home. However neither of these seems to ...
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Can I use my Wi-Fi Router as a DHCP server for the rest of my network if I connect a switch into the ISP modem and connect items into the switch?

I am finally getting fiber, but now have to figure out how to handle the traffic. I was going to get a cheapish network switch such as this: TP-Link TL-SG3428X It has SPF+ connections that will allow ...
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SYN-ACK not received

On a standard TCP connection between server and client, I have this issue: the SYN-ACK is not received from the client, while it is sent from the server. I could see this on Wireshark from both server ...
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How to share socks proxied internet with OpenWrt

I have a router in which installed OpenWrt 22.03.3 and I do ssh root@192.168.1.1 into it. Then I run these two commands: ssh -fnD 1010 root@my_public_server -pPort Now I can have a socks proxy from ...
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Local DNS lookup doesn't work on Win 10 (hostname cannot be found from other devices)

I want to access my Win 10 computer (let's call it ComputerName) from my Android 10 and 12 devices via hostname (I call ping ComputerName on them), but they can't find it and return: DNS error, ...
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Assign a public static IP address to a router

Am I able to assign the static IP address that my ISP provides me directly to my router? My ISP are telling me that I have to assign the IP to a server inside the network instead, and cannot assign ...
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Motorola MB8611 Cable Modem and Google Nest WiFi router do not smoothly connect on power-on

I have the following setup in my home network: Service Provider: Cox Cable Modem: Motorola DOCSIS 3.1 MB8611-30 WiFi Router: Google Nest This system occasionally goes down for different reasons. ...
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Windows Firewall blocking port 443 despite rule opening it (after router upgrade)

For years my iPhone has loaded pages from a dev web server on my home PC (e.g. via https://192.168.1.154). I just got a new router (FIOS) and can load pages from my iPhone via http (port 80) but ...
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Subnetting, Switches, and Routers

I am new at this and want to figure out why my configurations are not working. I have two subnets each connected by a level 2 switch. I have changed my subnets to the following: Subnet 1 has 62 hosts ...
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How to NAT between 2 network interfaces without impacting routing

My Linux-based router has 5 Ethernet ports. It is currently acting as a router between ports 1 & 2 and the dedicated WAN port, without NAT. Port 1 is 192.168.1.1/24, port 2 is 192.168.2.1/24, WAN ...
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ARP request not broadcast to local network with TL-WR481N

I want to run a server on my local network. It is a machine running NixOS and using the static IP 192.168.0.16. All other devices use DHCP. The server is called M, my laptop is called S (192.168.0.150)...
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static routing 2 routers same network

I have 2 tp-link routers in 2 different buildings, they are connected through a LAN cable. I have a problem with the local network between them. I can't access PC from one building to another, but the ...
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Increase NFS speed through a second network interface

My workplace has an old and rigid network system. I currently have one computer acting as an NFS server and many computers acting as an NFS client. They are all presently connected through my ...
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Port forwarding is not working on ZTE H267A V1.0

I am trying to set up an Ubuntu server at my home. I have a static public ip which is 213.xxx.xxx.xxx I installed the Ubuntu Server to the computer that I want it to become the server. It is connected ...
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Prevent Windows from connecting to a router with specific IP adress

My PC is located right between the router and the repeater. The concern is that my PC will automatically connect to the repeater which gives me a 40mbps connection instead of 300mbps if I was directly ...
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D-Link 2640u Router unfortunately update wrong firmware

I have this Dink router: DSL-2640U HW Veer: C2 FW Veer: ME_2.01 I had tried to update firmware to this Indian firmware but it was not compatible with my modem (it's for C4 version). I've seen a ...
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How to block BitTorrent in ASUS RT-AC88U

I want to block BitTorrent with my ASUS RT-AC88U Wi-Fi router. I already know that I have to block port 6681 through 6889. In Network Service Filter I can add blocks for ports, but I can only have 32 ...
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Can't ping/acces router, but do have internet access

I can't ping or acces my router on my default gateway IP 192.168.2.254 but i do have error-free internet acces. The reason I want to acces my router is to set up a IP camera. I can acces my router ...
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Can I set VLAN with managed switch if my router is not VLAN aware?

I have a router that doesn't support VLANs. I want to connect to one of its ports a managed switch and create 2 VLANs, will it work? Must I use untagged VLANs in order for it to work? The router has ...
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Cannot connect to home server in multi router setup from outside networks

My friends cannot connect to my home server. It´s port forwarded, but if I test the port connection with YouGetSignal, it tells me that the port is closed. I have a Tp Link powerline network, and the ...
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Can every wireless broadband router be used as an access point?

I'm planning to temporarily purchase a cheap access point, but I found out that broadband wireless routers actually cost less than access points. I configured a broadband router as an access point ...
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Lan - Wan Cascaded Router, no internet on Wan on secondary router

I configured a Lan-Wan cascaded router at my place, but the wifi on Router 2 as no internet access for some reason. So, I can access internet fine from a wired device which connects to router 2. i.e....
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Can I set up two separate VPNs on servers connected to the same router?

I am in a peculiar situation where a business has been split into two separate entities, but their infrastructure remains under the same roof. All of our physical servers are connected to the same ...
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How can I get connection attempts behind a NAT router?

I've been playing with nftables recently and set up logging every incoming TCP SYN packet to my local machine. I noticed every minute I get a couple of random connection attempts on various ports (...
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How do I setup my voip phone to use VPN server?

I've installed Bria 4 on Windows 7 pc. I've got a 15MbPS broadband connection. The Bria on my PC fail to register with this network. However if I connect to VPN server(hide.me), with the broadband ...
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How to set Netgear FVS338 as "Interior Router"?

I have a NETGEAR FVS338 ProSafe VPN Firewall Router. I planned to use it as Interior Router that seating in back of my Sagemcom Gateway F@st 5366 TN-A. I'm running quite few business application ...
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How to use my home internet from other country so that I can browse country-restricted websites?

I need to browse websites when I travel to other countries. Sometimes local web traffic policies may restrict the navigation of some IP. I have a wired-line internet connection in my house. Its ...
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How to access my home server (XAMPP Apache Tomcat) from anywhere?

I'm running XAMPP in my windows 7 system. I have a broadband Internet connection powered by Binatone wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router, its a Dynamic IP connection, i configured NO-IP in my system and i ...
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Installed DD-WRT on router, DNS problems

I recently installed DD-WRT on my TP-LINK wr841n v9 router. The installation seemed to go fine, but the internet doesn't work. I can access the settings page at 92.168.1.1, and in my computer's ...
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Browser redirects to router login page

I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 that has been working fine. This morning we started having a problem - Any browser (Firefox, Explorer, Edge, Chrome, etc.) on any device (PC / Phone / Tablet) on the ...
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What do AX1800, AX3000, etc. mean within Wifi 6 (802.11ax)?

I'm looking at 802.11ax (aka WiFi 6) routers for home consumers. As of the time of this writing, I see terms like AX1800, AX3000, AX5300, AX10600, etc. associated with the product description of each ...
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When a second router is connected to my internet router, Connection-specific DNS Suffix keeps changing for an incorrect one(?)

When another router is connected to my internet router by ethernet cable, after hours the Connection-specific DNS Suffix seems to change to a incorrect one (I believe it changes to the one in that ...
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How to know which router I am connected to in my Institute Hostel?

My institute provides internet access in the hostels with the help of of various routers installed in the corridors. The problem is when I connect to the Wi-Fi named "IITD WIFI" on my laptop Asus ...
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Problems with speeds on Access point

I am having an issue with the speeds on my Access point. First I will explain my set up. My main router (recently installed) is an Asus GS-AX3000, replacing a TP-Link Archer AX1800. I set the TP-Link ...
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Can't access openwrt access point's admin interface

I've turned my TP-Link Archer C5 into an access point with this guide, using openwrt. It works correctly, and I can now access the internet through the wlan of the access point. I've set a static ip ...
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Wi-Fi repeater which used to have Internet access lost this capability for no apparent reasons

An image showing Repeater's info is also attached Summary: I have a portable USB-powered Wi-Fi repeater which worked normally, i.e. had Internet access. Recently, I changed my ISP. Then, some time ...
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SSH connections within LAN slow down/freeze

When SSHing (and this would presumably be the case with other protocols) to devices within my LAN using 192.168 addresses, such as a Raspberry Pi or server, everything works fine for some time, but ...
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Is it possible to expose a LAN machine on the internet even with a shared WAN IP?

The IP I receive from the ISP (WAN side of my router) is a private one so I know the public IP (which I can see with "What's my IP") is shared. I can't ask the ISP for a personal public IP. ...
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Why am I unable to ping another computer in the same local network?

Everything was Ok until We have changed our modem (the same type as last one huawei HG532e). I have a valid IP configuration on my laptop but I cant ping anything on my local network or anything on ...

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