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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Switch with WLAN?

I've looked quite a bit through my local electronics stores but nobody could help me there and I couldn't find what I was looking for, so I'm asking this here. I'm looking for a "router", supporting ...
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Looking for lightweight portable WiFi router

Some basic searches: https://lifehacker.com/five-best-travel-routers-1452441479 https://www.techhive.com/article/2150741/laptop-accessories/tested-6-new-travel-routers-that-can-deploy-a-secure-wi-fi-...
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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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Looking to boost the Wi-Fi with an extender or second router

My current setup is a Virgin Media SuperHub and a CSL - 300 Mbit/s USB 2.0 WiFi Dongle. I however am getting inconsistent connectivity just 5/6 Metres (down the hall) from the hub, and when I am ...
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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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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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Load balancer for 3 or more wan

Currently we have an old Radware Linkproof with software limited bandwidth to access internet from LAN via 3 different WAN. We need something better and we are looking for advices. The ideal product,...
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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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Netgear XR500 vs ASUS ROG AC5300: Which is the better option with my configuration?

After agonizing for days and being an irritant all over Stack Exchange trying to sort out my networking woes, I've narrowed down my current purchase needs to fit one of two routers. One is the ...
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Router supporting hierarchical prefix delegation

What options do I have if I need a router which can Run a DHCPv6 client on its WAN port to request a delegated prefix (in the range /48 to /60). Run a DHCPv6 server on the LAN and hand out subnets of ...
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Cheap Wifi Router with built-in 4G modem and openvpn support

I'm looking for a router with the following specifications: Wireless N OpenVPN client support (to connect to an openvpn access server) Built in 3G/4G Modem with SIM slot (3G: 850MHz/2100MHz, 4G: ...
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Adding a wireless NIC to a Debian router

I'm looking for a wireless network card to add to my Debian router. I'll be using it to create an access point, so it has to have a chipset that supports AP mode on linux. It can be PCIe x1 or PCI and ...
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Looking for router that can handle 3TB exFAT / HFS+ external HDD

I recently bought a WD My Passport Ultra 3TB external HDD. It's performing beautifully and blazing fast, zero complaints there. However I did find out that my aging router (TP-Link's TL-WDR4300) doesn'...
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3g modem that works out of the box with Linux

I want a 3g Modem. I want it to work without running the propreitary install.sh provided on the modem as a U3 disk. I want it to work with open drivers. I bought D-Link DWM-157 but it seems to need ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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Cisco / Meraki router suggestions

We have an old Cisco 2900 router now. I've been tasked with finding a replacement for it. I'm looking for Cisco or Meraki routers, it should be able to do VPN, we're a medium sized company with about ...
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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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Cheap router (dual-band, 802.11ac) for home network

My budget - 40€ I want a cheap router for my home. It has to be dual-band (2.4Ghz/5Ghz), norm 802.11ac and capable of handling 16 users simultaneously. I will use this router as a bridge because I ...
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4G router with low ping?

i'm looking for a 4G router that would provide low ping times. any suggestions? i don't care about the price, size, portability, or looks, that's irrelevant. any 4G router that a can provide a great ...
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COTS router as both wireless client and access point and separate SSIDs

I am searching for a commercial off the shelf device, or list of devices, or general name of the appliance, that perform(s) the following: Has at least two radios that can be configured such that one ...
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Hardened (extended temperature range) router

I'm looking for a 4 - 6 port (2-3 might work) router that has an extended temperature range to say -40 degrees F/C (-20 F would likely be fine) that is cost effective. Most I have seen is in the $600 ...
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Looking for a wireless router with a USB-port that can share a connected flash drive's files so they can be viewed with a browser using http, no ftp

So, I'm looking for a wireless router that can share the files of a connected USB-drive so they can be viewed by any PC connected to the router with only the use of a browser and http. The router ...
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Searching for Rackmount hardware - raspberry pi 2 performance lookalike

I am looking for a hardware which can be mounted into a rack. There is no specific performance requirements: min 1GB RAM ARM64 or x86 based architecture A normal Ubuntu Core with a small JAVA applet ...
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Looking for recommendations on a router than can survive in a factory-like environment

We own a carwash. Our router is in the room where all of the soap, wax, chemicals etc are stored and dispensed. The room is pretty grimy all the time, humid, dust and moisture always in the air etc. ...
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Suitable Router for +70 User

We need to purchase a new Router for our company (More than 70 user in one building) the required specification is: Load Balancing, 2 ADSL lines support, 3G Support as a backup plan. What is the best ...
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What specifications does a router need to run well while acting as an OpenVPN server via dd-wrt?

I need a router for under, say, £50 which is capable of running dd-wrt's OpenVPN server, and still run well. This is a home router with 2 or 3 devices connected to it at a time, nothing fancy. I ...
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Decision on Router for small business(es)

I asked my question over at SuperUser, but was directed here instead. :) I'm currently looking for a new Router for my office, but since I live in Norway there isn't a lot of stores/webstores that ...
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Cisco dual routers

I have a business of 300-400 employees. I am looking for a dual router that can push T3 speeds. I have looked into the Cisco RV325 (the router needs to be Cisco) but I'm not sure if that'll be enough ...
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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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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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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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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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Characteristics for wireless access point used in small/medium rooms with high demand

I'm looking for which characteristics I need to get a single access point that should serve 1 medium sized room (about 144 sq. meters) and 8 smaller adjacent rooms (about 28 sq meters), separated by ...
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Setting up home wireless network

I'm trying to set up wireless network at my home. I've been given a router Zyxel Keentic Extra for my birthday as I didn't have any. It looks like this router isn't enough to cover all my flat. It has ...
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Programmable Bluetooth router

I previously posted this on Stack Overflow but moved the post here because I feel this forum is more relevant. I am looking for some kind of hardware that I can buy that has multiple Bluetooth radios,...
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Device to provide wan over wifi

I did some digging around that topic, but can't really find straight forward answer for this question. My background: I'm going to spend some time in hotel. I would like to hook up to hotel's wi fi ...
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DIY 4-Port Gbit and Wifi router

I want to setup my own router. My requirements are: Intel or AMD based Low power consumption min. 3x Gbit LAN + 1x GbitWAN Port Wifi (min. 802.11n) Optional: 4 SATA Ports for Backups The hardware ...
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Router with high receiver sensitivity?

The router will take signals out of my ISP router on the second floor and "repeat" the signals to every body on the first floor. Price range $200. I am using 2 router now. One is xiaomi router ...
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stress tolerant router

Searching for a router, maybe a router/DSL modem hybrid that is a bit robust. I don´t care about speed; anything on the current market will suffice; but I´d like something that can take a few bumps ...