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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When looking to buy a router for home use what are the specs/features that I should be aware of? [closed]

I've looked into buying a router, rather than renting from my ISP, multiple times but have no idea what the differences are between a bottom of the line router or a top of the line router. I would ...
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What is a good WLAN Router with DSL-Modem for OpenWRT

I'm looking for a WLAN-Router with integrated DSL-Modem (ADSL) which is supported by OpenWRT. Currently running a TP-Link WR4300 which is not having DSL integrated. The provider is suggesting FRITZ!...
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Router + External Hard Drive (a.k.a. Home Cloud)

My old router died, and I want to buy a new one. Also, if I have to change the router, I want to try to see if I can do a setup like: Router + External Hard Drive + an android application maybe. I ...
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Good cost-effective router

My current router is just not cutting it. It has limited ports (only 2 to be exact) and the signal is horrible. Here's my situation: I live in a two-story house which the builder has placed all my ...
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4G router for home use?

A family member is moving into a new home soon, and for various reasons I've recommended that they purchase a 4G router instead of continuing to use landline broadband: Mobile data is insanely cheap- ...
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Home firewall/router with full gigabit throughput

I just upgraded to home gigabit internet, but my router can't handle it. What reliable routers exist that can actually handle full gigabit throughput? I have most of my devices wired, so gigabit WiFi ...
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Router for gigabit connection

Im looking for recommendations for which router to buy for my new gigabit connection at home. I have: a 1000mbit/1000mbit connection a small apartment with no thick walls maximum three devices ...
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Home router that logs per-device internet usage

What routers support per-device Internet bandwidth usage monitoring out of the box? (I'd prefer not to go down the route of hacking in an aftermarket firmware if I don't have to; [1],[2]) We have a ...
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WiFi range extender + router + bult-in data card

Is there any hardware which can consume connection from 3G/4G SIM, LAN Ethernet cable, existing low range WiFi and can provide it as wifi access point and LAN, both. New WiFi from this hardware ...
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Non-WiFi network router that can handle IP spoofing attacks

I run a small business that handles credit card point of sales transactions over my business internet account. Per some updated regulations with the credit processing company, they now have a ...
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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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Domestic wifi Network Management

I've got an issue with my home Wifi network. I get 300mbps on my ISP modem: 4 Gigabyte ports and Wifi N There is an Xbox One (Wifi N) on the ground floor I've got 1 desktop with Wifi AC and 2 ...
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Looking for specific router / access point brand

Several weeks or months ago I read a discussion, probably on Hacker News, and in it somebody recommended a router that fixed all his router problems. Reception was excellent, and it had an option to ...
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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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Looking for a VPN capable router for a small business

Looking to buy a VPN capable router, for less than 10 concurrent users. It needs to handle IPSec and have us be able to connect to it from both OS X and Windows clients. Preferably it needs to work ...
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Router that supports ping based QoS out of the box

I am looking for a router whose built in firmware can ensure QoS such that if one user is say downloading torrents (completely hogging up the bandwidth) it will slow his speed down to the point that ...
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Free/libre WLAN router

I’m looking for a WLAN router that runs only free/libre software. It doesn’t need to contain a modem. ThinkPenguin.com offered the Free Software Wireless-N Broadband Router for GNU / Linux (TPE-...
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Wireless bridge with AP

I'm looking for a router that could wirelessly bridge with my main wireless router and still work as a wireless access point, just like the Wireless #2 router is doing in the image below: Is there a ...
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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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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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Router that would connect to 2 ISPs and mobile hotspot to provide quality service?

I'm based in London. I can have two independent fibers delivered to my door (roughly £30 per month each) + unlimited 4G LTE (£25 per month) I would like to find router that would connect to 3 ...
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Range extender via ethernet rather than WiFi

Is there a range extender that is using ethernet rather than WiFi for incoming network. Meaning, I want my range extender to have an input ethernet port (rather than output), so that I'll connect it ...
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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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Which wifi router can download and seed torrent?

Some routers have USB port for connecting storage device.I am searching for a (consumer/home) WiFi router which can download and seed torrent (directly to the storage device connected to the router ...
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Car / bus 12 volt wifi router external storage

Our family does long distance car travel 2 or 3 times a year. I have young kids and I load up movies and tv shows spread across all tablet and phone devices. What I'd prefer do is run a wifi router ...
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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 ...
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Router that can connect to a wifi network and create a new wifi network

I’m looking for a router that can create a new wifi-network “B” with its own SSID and password but the router gains its internet access by connecting to another existing wifi-network “A” ...
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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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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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Router under 80$ with OpenVPN support

I need a router with OpenVPN. So, I'm looking into a router with OpenWRT or DD-WRT support. The router must be able to handle OpenVPN. I need as many LAN Ports as possible. Minimum of 4. I don't ...
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Router that can support multiple wired and wireless networks/vlans

I'm looking to massively upgrade my home infrastructure. I have multiple wired and wireless devices - desktop computers, laptops, servers, tablets, phones, assistants (Alexa, Google Assistant, etc), ...
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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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Looking for dual-wan wifi router

I'm looking for the dual wan wifi router. The price is supposed to be ~100$. I'm using Asus RT-AC66U, but I'm somehow unlucky with Asus routers as the first one was just loosing wifi connectivity and ...
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A single modem/wireless router that can create/share three Wi-Fi networks, each of which are to separate connections?

I am looking for a single modem/wireless router (or just a wireless router) that can create/share three Wi-Fi networks, each of which are to separate connections? See below for context. My ...
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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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Wifi hardware to improvement network

I do not know if the question is well located, but I come to request a recommendation, I am having problems with getting a wireless router that meets my needs, in this case I look for one that can ...
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LAN to WIFI Adaptor

is there a device which converts the incoming lan signals into wifi signals? The apartment only has a fixed network ip with a predetermined gateway and DNS. One needs to give this static ip, netmask ...
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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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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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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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MAC Address spoofing/cloning wireless router

I need a wireless router that can spoof MAC addresses. I want to connect to a network which only allows certain MAC addresses. I have access to this network with the MAC address of my Ethernet ...
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A good dual or even three channel router

I'm looking for a dual- or multi-channel router. Requirements: 2/3 or more channels Supports IP/TV as well as the standard functionality Reliable brand (think Asus, D-Link) Not more than €300.