Questions tagged [router]

A device that handles the connection between two networks and forwards packets between the two networks. In a home environment, these would be the Internet and the local home network. This tag is for use when bridging two networks.

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Can you recommend a router for home office?

I need a router that can do more than just standard Virgin Media hub. It will be mainly used for SOHO so that some working from home (WFH) and evening gaming sessions can be run by children while we ...
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Looking for a good, preferably open, portable mobile data router

As I mentioned above, I'm looking for a portable mobile data router which should be preferably open, so it supports OpenWRT or something similar. I'm also open to solutions using a Raspberry Pi or ...
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High range outdoors router?

I have a MikroTik SXT LTE6 kit which I need a router for, to extend range. The reason being is because the place where I need the actual wifi coverage to be might/will be out of my LTE access point's ...
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Router with multi-wan via multiple USB modems and ethernet

Is there such router which can do multi-wan via: multiple USB modems; or multiple ethernet; or mixed What I'm trying to achieve is having a high available network at my remote area with 2 ISP. Each ...
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SOC/MiniPC for router

I'm looking for SOC/miniPC to make small home usage router. I'm looking for smthing like that: https://aliexpress.ru/item/32860851243.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.acd74a80odWjAa&algo_pvid=...
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Advice on network hardware for business at home in 2021

I am running a small business from home and I am having latency issues currently. I identified my router as the likely culprit. I am looking for advice on appropriate hardware to solve the issue. ...
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Wireless Bridge System 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Im looking to purchase a wireless bridge system. I see some that are 2.4mhz some 5mhz and some are both. My question is this: Does the wireless bridge just extend my existing 2.4mhz/5mhz wireless ...
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USB-powered 4G modem with ethernet port, WITHOUT WiFi

I'm looking for a reliable 4G modem with an RJ45 port (for a device I'd like to connect to the internet) that can be powered by USB (max 1amp, ideally) and doesn't have WiFi (or supports switching it ...
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Mobile Router with automatic APN setting

I am looking for a Mobile Router Hotspot. Something similar to like a Netgear Nightawk M1 Mobile Router (MR1100) that is not branded by a carrier like Verizon or ATT or others. Something I can ...
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A modem router with isolated wifis

I'm looking for a router, which has a built-in modem one that can have two wifi networks completely isolated from one another. I'm hoping to isolate various appliances, e.g. a refrigerator connected ...
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High-density IoT solution

The environment: Industrial warehouse. 200 custom Arduino ESP32. Router: ASUS RT-AC68U. Access point: Ruckus 9U1-R510-WW00 Issue: High reconnection rate for the Arduino devices. Initially, we only ...
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Device that allows me to make a Wifi Hotspot while connected to Wifi

I have following issue, I have only access to a wifi hotspot with two devices, where I have to log in. If I try to log in with a third device, the log in fails. My goal is to use one device, that ...
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Which home/small business routers allow to define exceptions in QoS?

I have this configuration: [home network] -> [router] -> [ISP router] -> (Internet) |-> private sites in 10.0.0.0/8 network ISP route private ...
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Is there a router or access point which enforces bandwidth limits only when the traffic is high?

It seems that in a very large variety of Modem Routers (Wired solutions) or Access point (wireless solutions) there seems to be an option for static and specific limit per user. For example 4Mbps max ...
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Rugged battery powered 4G/LTE WiFi hotspot with internal antenna, recommendations?

I've been searching a lot on the internet for a rugged battery powered 4G/LTE WiFi hotspot with internal antenna. Can't seem to find any suitable alternatives. Need to know if anybody else knows about ...
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VPN pre-configured router for the UK

An organization currently has a router, which was configured for IVPN. During lockdown it has lost its settings and, for "reasons" they don't want to reconfigure it again, but to buy a new ...
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Router with OpenVPN client and TP-link like bandwidth control

I like my Asus router RT-ac59u, because of the openVPN feature. To be more specific, I use the VPN as client. not Server. But I have a tp-link that deals better with quotas. In Asus you can limit ...
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Portable router with QoS feature?

For testing purposes I need a portable router, i.e. providing the connection from a SIM card, that offers the possibility of reducing the bandwidth at will. I did a bit of research, but can't find ...
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Good consumer router that offers genuinely secure remote file access to USB drive, such as native SFTP or FTPS (FTP over TLS)

I'm looking for a router that offers a demonstrably secure way to remotely access files on a hard drive attached via USB 3. Many routers with USB ports allow you to attach a drive, and often offer an ...
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Cable modem with WiFi on off switch

I am looking for a cable modem that has the ability to shut WiFi on and off. I need the modem to be DOCSIS 3.0 at the least. The network I’d be using this for is Spectrum. Are there models that are ...
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4G Mobile Router with API

I'm looking for a 4G router that has SMS features I can access programmatically via an API, e.g. to send and receive SMS etc. The nearest I have found so far is a Huaweii router that I can access the ...
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Need suggestion for WiFi router

I have 100 Mbps broadband plan. I want to limit it to 1 Mbps for guest network so that streaming and other things would work smoothly on my main network. Which router is suitable for me(in India)?
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Torrenting blocks browsing. Need new router advice

My broadband has always been ADSL and I have always used the router supplied by the ISP, whichever the one of the year is. These routers never let me browse while I am downloading torrents. Web pages ...
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Looking for a router with certain minimum specs running an upstream distro

I am looking for a hardware that would be somewhat similar to the Turris Omnia but with full support for all the hardware components when running an upstream distro (e.g. OpenWRT/Debian/Ubuntu ...). ...
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What type of Network Switch+Router to buy for small (less than 15) computers and printers

I want to upgrade our dlink switch and router to a new system because we are moving to a new office. Security, reliability, remote access friendly (I'd rather be manageable and controllable.), and if ...
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Wi-Fi 6 WAN DSL router with SSH access?

I am looking for a router with integrated vectoring DSL modem (100 Mbit/s) supporting Wi-Fi 6 i.e. the new IEEE 802.11ax standard. It should have an officially supported option to login via SSH and ...
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Looking for a ADSL/VDSL Router that support bandwidth controlling

First of all I don't know much about networking. So I will try to elaborate my question as much as I can. I have a limited broadband connection with 21 mbps of download speed. There are 4 devices ...
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“Hackable” router+modem combo

I am looking for a router+modem+wifi combo. I want this modem to be "hackable". What that means is: It should run some kind of linux, allowing to set custom cron jobs, adding features to the web UI ...
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Gigabit LTE mobile routers with ethernet

I'm looking for a replacement for my Nighthawk M1 which I just returned. There doesn't seem to LTE-only replacements, the Nighthawk M1 (Cat 16) and M2 (Cat 20) seem to be the only ones with over Cat 9 ...
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Need recommendations for a router for use with network cameras

I have a home LAN which has 5 desktop Apple and Windows machines, and 10 iOS tablets/phones) plus 5 wifi network cameras. The cameras are on 24*7. The desktops are also on 24*7, while the iOS devices ...
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Recommendations for Modem/Router - Xfinity [closed]

I'm looking to setup my home network with xfinity and am looking for a modem and a router to use. Any suggestions for modems and routers that are compatible with xfinity that would provide as much ...
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Single-band, 5GHz only WiFi router?

Are there any consumer-priced, single-band (5GHz / 802.11ac only) WiFi routers, i.e., ones that only have a 5GHz radio?
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Wireless Router allows VPN routing per host/domain/ip

My current router (ASUS RT-AC658U) I'm quite happy with, however I want to configure it to direct most traffic through a VPN. It does support configuring a VPN connection on the router, but in an "all ...
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Is there a home router to block gaming sites for 2 hours a day on weekdays only?

I want to be able to schedule a 2 hour slot each weekday where I can block my kids from gaming sites on the home wifi router. As well as this I also want to block adult content all the time (which I'...
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Questions about extending wifi to outside [closed]

My employer wants wifi on three sides of the building outside. First question: Would I be able to chain 2-3 routers with one modem plug and an Ethernet splitter? As long as the signals don't overlap ...
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Fully redundant router

I am working on a system for field experiments. I would like to create an Ethernet network that includes multiple computers. In this case, the router becomes a single point of failure. One solution ...
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The most durable Wi-Fi router under 200$

I am looking for a Wi-Fi router, in the 100-200 $ price range, with the following characteristics: all ports are — Gigabit Ethernet guest Wi-Fi network option (in addition to home Wi-Fi network) it ...
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WiFi equipment for Gigabit link

quI'm trying to setup a gigabits wifi: - around 20+ clients, but around 4 require a actual gigabit links. - Clients are in a 15meter range 49 (feet?) I was dealing with a non-pro configuration at the ...
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What router is best in price to 'convert' 5GHz signal into 2.4GHz as of March 2019 under $50

I have some hardware that runs horribly on 5GHz, so I need to 'force' a 2.4GHz. But we will be using hotspots that are 5GHz, so we need a router to 'convert' this from 5GHz to 2.4GHz. So we will ...
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Verizon FIOS Quantum Gateway replacement power supply?

We have Verizon service with a FIOS Quantum Gateway router model FIOS-G1100. The power wart is going bad and we need to replace it. On occasion the device looses power. Putting a meter on the barrel ...
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High Performance Wireless Access Point for Closed WiFi Network

I need a recommendation for a wireless access point (WAP) that can sustain a network with the following features: Not connected to the internet Spans around 30m x 30m of open indoor space. Can ...
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Small SOHO Router with 3+ Gigabit SFP ports

Is there a reasonably priced (below 250$ USD) router with 3 or more Gigabit SFP ports for SOHO that can handle a Gigabit WAN uplink? Something like Mikrotik CRS106-1C-5S https://mikrotik.com/product/...
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Router with WOL support

I have a Speedport 921V which does NOT support Wake on LAN (WOL) over the local network. I am looking for a Fritzbox or similar which has at least the same features as my Speedport 921V and supports ...
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Router with ability to introduce manual latency to a device?

I'm searching for a router that has capabilities to add manual latency to a device in my network (for example, add 10ms of ping to a random device on my network). What router should I buy? EDIT: I ...
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Router required for Virgin Media modem

I'm adding Virgin Media broadband to a new office with up to 14 users (worst case). The modem will have 5 static IP addresses and Virgin Media have said that the modem will be in modem only mode, i.e. ...
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Networking hardware that allows configuration of IP for each port

I regularly need to test our hardware products. Usually that consists of having ~50 devices sitting on a bench for some time from 1 day to 14 days. Often we have a wifi connection to the device, so we ...
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CISCO enterprise router recommendation

I need a cisco enterprise router recommendation. I am currently using a Cisco 2821 Gigabit Router single WAN router. Ultimately, the new Router will become my primary router while the old Cisco 2821 ...
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Syncthing-capable BSD router for max. 100 EUR/120 USD

This is a simplified model of our network: LAN1 LAN2 +-------------------------------+ +--------------------------+ | ...
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Need a Router Recommendation

I am running 24*7 Web Service. So my server is expected to be connected at Internet always. I am using now CISCO 2800 router model. It just working fine. My all server boxes are Linux Machines. But ...
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Multi-WAN gigabit Router

(Yes, I’ve seen this question which is very similar, however my specs include the word gigabit. Also the only current answer to that question was written by someone that didn’t understand the meaning ...