Questions tagged [router]

For questions about network routers, devices that forward data packets between computer networks, commonly at the network layer (layer 3) of the OSI model.

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Using one wireless router as bridge to another [closed]

I live in an apartment building and would like to install a wireless video camera at the front door of the building. My apartment is too far from the door for my wi-fi to reach it. There is a neighbor ...
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Cisco ip helper-address

I am looking at the DHCP documentation and i cannot seam to find how to configure the router to use a loopback interface as the relay-agent. My objective is to use option 82 so that the dhcp server is ...
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Does all 802.11ax routers include MU-MIMO? [closed]

I'm trying to buy a new router and had a question that I couldn't find anywhere else. Do all 802.11ax routers come with MU-MIMO? How can I tell if a router supports MU-MIMO?
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Getting Nord and Express VPN working at the same tim e on Draytek Router [closed]

I am using a vigor 2862 router and have all traffic routing to Nord VPN which is working well using the IPsec IKEv2 protocol. The Remote Network IP is set to 0.0.0.0 I want to add an Express VPN to be ...
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not able to access my server using public IP [closed]

I am using TP Link router and local internet provider GTPL. I have server on which I am hosting my website but not able to access it using public ip. I am able to access in same lan with local ip like ...
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TP Link router unable to set WAN settings from DHCP [closed]

I have a problem with my TP-Link Archer C20 router (with latest firmware). It seems that it's unable to set settings for WAN obtained from DHCP. When I take a look at system logs I see following: (...
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Static Routing - host to host ping does not work (MikroTik)?

I'm trying to do static routing using actual devices. Below is my setup: The left router is a MikroTik RouterBoard hAP lite. The right router is a MikroTik RouterBoard hAP ac. I want to ping from ...
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Have different devices have the same IP when connecting to a router that is connected to a router [closed]

Here is what I want to achieve: I need different devices to reliably always have the same IP address. These devices would be connected after one another. In order to achieve that, I thought I'd just ...
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Virtual Machine (interface enp0s4) not assigned dynamic IPv4 address [closed]

I have a Ubuntu Server 20.04 virtual machine running on my FreeNAS 11.3-U5 box. My problem is that my virtual Ubuntu Server is not being assigned an IP address. I have an Edge Router X with Subnet 10....
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Undo last command(s) in case of losing connection to a Cisco Router

I would like to configure an interface on a remote Cisco router (ISR 4000 series) with IPsec. The only way to connect to it is through the interface that I am trying to encrypt. I want to ensure that ...
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Is it possible to assign an IP to a tagged dual-mode port (Brocade)

I have a router (ubiquity USG) and a Brocade FCX648 Layer 3 switch. (I have a second one in a stack, but that's unrelated). The end goal is to be able to connect the switch to my router, provide IPs ...
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Who initiates PPP Keepalives after PPPoE session is Established between Modem and BNG?

Hello Everyone, In case of DSL Modem , normally service providers employ PPPoE connection between Modem and BRAS (BNG). We all know that when Modem dials , it goes through PPPoE stages namely 1 ) PADI ...
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Combining NAT an tunneling

I was reading a text and a doubt came to mind. Suppose there is an interface in a router that implements NAT. That same interface is the extreme of a tunnel. If I was to send a message through said ...
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One client: static IP vs Static lease DHCP vs. DHCP limited range to 1 slot

I want to attach one client (only 1 maximum) to network router ethernet port. I want to always know the client's IP address, for my port forwarding settings. Using DHCP with range the client IP could ...
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Factory reset Cisco N520-4G4Z-A

I'm having some issues doing a factory reset on above mentioned Cisco box. I've tried several different key combinations and unfortunately previous owner does not remember password The examples on ...
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Mistakenly added switch configuration on Cisco router 2951 so now it is showing gibberish data on CLI

I have Cisco 2951 router in which my colleague mistakenly uploaded switch configuration from tftp server. Now it is showing gibberish data on CLI when it boots up. I tried to get into the ROMmon mode ...
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How does an L3 Supported Switch differentiate L2/L3 Packets?

I had a managed or layer 3 supported switch (it can process both layer 2 and layer 3 packets). Now a packet from a connected host comes to it, sending traffic. How does the switch decide to process it ...
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BGP unnumbered on P2MP link

I'm wondering what will happen if BGP unnumbered session is configured on a link that has multiple routers on the other side which are both IPv6-capable and will both reply on RS and produce RA ...
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GNS3 can not ping from ethernet interface to serial interface

So I am doing a Lab for one of my classes involving ipv6 and routing using EIGRP. When I set-up the network and assign the router interfaces with IPV6 address I get an issue pinging the whole network. ...
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Does the control packets flow into a router/switch through forwarding plane? [duplicate]

I know there are two platforms in any networking device separating the control packets from the traffic, which I call control plane and data plane. My question is, how does the control packets enter ...
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How to block advertisement of a prefixes recieved from 1 BGP neighbor to another

I have a eBGP topology as follows: RTR1 ------ DUT ------ RTR2 (AS100) (AS200) (AS300) I do not want any routes sent by RTR1 to be advertised into RTR2 by DUT I do not know what exactly the ...
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Switch vs. Router and sequence of OSI Model [duplicate]

As I understand it: A switch (layer 2) seems to define a LAN and a router (layer 3) enables communication between distant LANs. A device on a LAN will give it's MAC address to the switch upon ...
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Difference between Reverse Proxy and Port Forwarding

Well both reverse proxy and port forwarding looks for any incoming packets destined to a particular machine which is present in local network. How both of them are different ?
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Safe to remove ip default-gateway?

We recently changed IP schemes from 192.168.x.x to 10.x.x.x In doing so, I noticed that the prior network engineer had ip default-gateway in the configuration pointing to an old default gateway that ...
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EdgeRouterX not routing traffic [closed]

New to this. I have a tc4400 modem which works fine: when connected straight to my computer, internet passes. However when I connect my EdgeRouterX to the modem and ssh into the router, pinging any ...
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Can I use a wireless access point (or two) to extend my existing wireless network? [closed]

In large commercial buildings I typically see several ceiling mounted Wireless Access Points. When moving throughout the building, I do not have to continually reconnect to different networks (or ...
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Loopback interface

I have a theoretical question about the loopback implementation on a router. I understand that the idea of a loopback interface is that it is a virtual interface which never goes down due to a ...
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Duplicated Vlan ID

I have one flat network with our data center and it is causing as a lot of issues, so i had to design a new network to separate the buildings from the data center, when I designed the new network i ...
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How does router know MAC addresses of computers that are connected to a separate switch? [duplicate]

i am a newbie but i need to understand this ARP thing. In my company we have a router that has 3 switches connected to it. On the switches there are more than 100 hosts. I know that switch learns and ...
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Is there a way to know the length of the cable used between the connected SFPs on a switching/routing device?

I have connected two Juniper routers with a QSFP28 optics and I need to find out the length of the optical cable I have used. Is there a command to check that in the router?
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Routing Protocols and sharing information

I am running multiple Protocols on different Routers as so: R1-RIPv2 EIGRP OSPF R2-OSPF and RIPv2 R3-RIPv2 and EIGRP R4-EIGRP and OSPF This is not a practical exercise, it is just to explore how ...
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Do all devices which use Wi-Fi (802.11) use CSMA/CA?

I know this is quite trivial, but I just want to know if all devices which support Wi-Fi through interface cards/hardware (like laptops/PCs/phones..etc) use CSMA/CA irrespective of their router/...
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Routers FastEthernet interface clock autonegotiation protocol

In routers, for serial interfaces, we need to manually set the clock at the DCE router so that the ends of the connection can communicate. I know that in this way we are using time-division ...
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Using WAN IP for a host instead

I have a single static public IPv4 address from my ISP. So I understand that i can just forward all traffic using port forwarding to one of my private IPs, but still I am wondering if this is the ...
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What device manages VLANs?

I understand what a VLAN is and what purpose it serves. However, I'm having a difficult time understanding where VLANs orginate. Specifically, I know CISCO firewalls, switches, and routers all deal ...
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allow 2 machines to communciate each with their own network? [closed]

2 networks. Network 1 local and i want to be able to receive and send information to network 2 which is at a remote site, branch site. How do i go about connecting both networks so that both machines ...
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Suspect MTR showing incorrect packet loss through router; other tools are not showing loss

Using MTR (sending TCP with or without SYN), I'm consistently seeing packet loss on one intermediate router in the path. UDP does the same. I'm use TCP to avoid the ICMP packet flood limits set. I ...
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Cisco Router on a Stick IP Addressing

I have been running into IP addressing problems with my Packet Tracer network and VLAN assingments. I have 2 switches connected to a router, 1 switch has 4 VLAN's and the other has 3 VLAN's I can't ...
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Routing between completely separate private networks

I’ve got a request from a partner vendor in a completely separate routing domain to directly route a /24 rfc1918 network on my rfc1918 internal network. The proposed solution has their handoff ...
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Can a device with static native IP communicate with another device getting IP from DHCP

I have a device with a native IP : 192.168.0.1 - 255.255.255.0 I would like to know if it is possible for my computer to join this network using my router set to give ip address from 192.168.0.2 to ...
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How does a router decide what route to forward a packet when routes come from different routing protocols?

I'm a little confused. I know how the best route makes it to the routing table, but what process does the router follow to choose a path to forward a packet if, for example, you have something like ...
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Why is in all arp table snmp oids an interface index before the ip number?

When I want to get arp information about a single ip number or subnet, I have to snmpwalk the whole arp table, as some oid architects had the "great" idea to always insert an interface index ...
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How can i set up a Wireless LAN to serve 20,000 concurrent devices [closed]

How can i setup a wireless LAN that can serve up to 20,000 concurrent devices. I am having a problem in figuring out if i need one router or several routers. A topology diagram with explanation would ...
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Access list command for specific IP range in Cisco Router 1921

For example: router(config)#ip access-list extended 101 router(config-ext-nacl)#10 per icmp any host 192.168.1.10 From second command line, how to write a command permit icmp any host range 192.168.1....
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Working in packet tracer, can I configure two routing protocols

I am working on network lab designing topology. I am able to configured two routing protocols which surprised me. I configured RIP and OSPF routing protocols in layer3 switch and advertised same ...
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I cannot Encapsulate on Router

I have VLAN10 and VLAN20, I am trying to communicate between computers with the same VLAN on the following setup: I want to apply encapsulation from Router but it doesn't seem to recognize ...
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Ethernet to fiber converter

If you have a router which only allows Ethernet ports, can you use a converter to convert to fiber? For example if I have a switch that is capable of fiber, would I be able to link this to the router ...
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Some mobile clients are unable to connect to UniFi AP mysteriously

We have two UniFi Controllers, one contains the main internet its directly connected to the fibre and then we give internet to the second controller using LAN connection, internet works fine in main ...
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Connect switch to router

I have a switch with 4x 10Gb SFP+ ports. Can I use one of the SFP+ ports to connect to a router with a fiber cable?
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Why we define pool for declaring CISCO router DHCP?

In case declaring DHCP server in CISCO routers, should define pool with network addresses.↓ Example Router(config)#ip dhcp pool net1 Router(dhcp-config)#network 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 The router ...

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