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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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juniper router /var directory is full , deleting .tgz file in root directory

i need to free some space on my juniper router , in the root directory when i use >ls -lash command i see a .tgz file which is 405 M , my question , if i delete this will it cause any problem ?
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How to share my laptop internet to router? [closed]

I have a Belkin router. Now the problem is that I don't have ISP connection but I have mobile internet and through mobile hotspot I have connected my laptop with it. Now I want to transfer this ...
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Is the outgoing interface of a router in the same Subnet as the Incoming interface of the NEXT HOP router?

In the TCP/IP Volume 1, it is stated that ARP works only on the same subnet. Does this mean that the outgoing interface of a router is necessarily on the same subnet as the incoming interface of the ...
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Layer 2 managed switch and layer 3 switch

If you have layer 2 managed switches which have VLAN's on them, do you still need a layer 3 switch/router?
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Are there any limitations to having a router connected to a router? [closed]

I have router A in a very bad spot so I've been thinking of power-lining one of its LAN ports to another location and connecting another router there. This second router would have its own clients but ...
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ARRIS CM820S modem and WiFi [closed]

this if my first post on this stack! I've recently moved in a flat to see an Arris CM820S modem, which is working fine when i connect it directly to the PC using standard RJ45 cable, which is the only ...
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Are all packets addressed with the MAC address of the router as they leave the machine?

In the Comptia Network+ All in One, it is said that most home routers have a switch built into them. It is also said that the first thing the router does is strip off any layer two information present ...
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How can I disable auto dns update from router? [closed]

I have iball 300M MIMO wireless-N broadband Router. I found that the dns iball.wifi.net is automatically adding in the system. I don't want this. I am using my own dns. How can I disable it?
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Assigning Static IP to the servers connected with router through switch [closed]

I am looking out a way to assign static IP to the servers which are connected to a 16 port switch with router at the beginning. Here is the how the architecture looks like I have got /28 IP pool from ...
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Unable to connect to wireless networks [closed]

I recently moved to a different hostel at my university, and my router's wireless network, which worked fine in the previous hostel, suddenly started behaving weird. My devices (tried with my phone ...
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How to access Cisco 2500 series admin GUI interface with known IP address when Firefox/Chrome state connection cannot be reached?

I know the username and password of my Cisco 2500 series wireless & ethernet controller and its IP address, but when I enter the IP address into a web browser (Firefox and Chrome) it states the ...
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100 devices on virgin media cable broadband [closed]

Some simple questions for the experienced. Assuming 100 devices are running the same application which requires 3Mbps and all devices are connected to the same internet connection of 512Mbps such as ...
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Couldn't connect 2 networks in a single router

I made a topology which has 2 separate networks connected to a router, each network has 1 switch and 2 pc's. I took a screenshot of the topology: https://i.gyazo.com/f99231fc75a41faa3ccd0315859fd84f....
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I still can't understand how routers work

I've seen a topology that has 1 router for each network, for example: Network1: 192.168.1.0 192.168.1.2/24 PC1 -> 192.168.1.3/24 PC2 -> 192.168.1.5/24 SWITCH -> 192.168.1.1/24 ROUTER 192.168....
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Range of router and device in WiFi [closed]

Is range of the wifi network depend on Router only? Or does it depend on the connection device also? I believe that the device need to transmit packet to router, so the range till which the device can ...
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Can't log in after admin password change

I reset my admin password with below command: #Set system login user admin authentication encrypted-password <new password> But now i can't login to my device, what can be the reason?
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How do routers. switches, bridges and hubs deal with corrupted data?

By data corruption I mean frame/packet corruption, we can stick to the corruption due to a collision for simplicity. I know that switches can detect frame corruption if they are not set to cut-...
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Prevent TCP sequence prediction attack

Let's say an attacker gets the sequence number between me and my client. Now he continues the conversation with me and has changed the IP address. How do I prevent packages from being sent to ...
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Modify the IP in TCP/IP packet

My ip address is specified in the ip packet sent to the next node. I wonder if a device that handles this packet can modify the ip address before forwarding it to the final destination? In theory ...
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What happens if the localhost does not interpret 127.0.0.1 as the loopback address?

For the sake of the example, assume gateway to be 10.0.0.1 and host A (my machine) to be 10.0.0.2. If gateway (10.0.0.1) is running a service bound to a port on localhost only, the service should be ...
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Two routers on the same subnet - Possible issues?

What issues can occur when two routers are set to the same subnet (no cascading, both cable connected to the same switch)? For instance: - LAN: 192.168.1.0/24 - Router A: 192.168.1.254 - No DHCP, ...
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Who can get ARP packets? [duplicate]

I'm new to networking. And as far as I understand about ARP messages, Alice can only send ARP to Bob if two are connected. But if Alice and Bob are connected to a router, but not connected to each ...
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Simplest way to achieve single IP communication with IP camera and simple MCU?

I have a product that uses an IP camera and a simple ATmega-based motherboard for general I/O control, managing a very simple web interface, etc. Ideally, I would like to be able to access both of ...
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Gigabit switch on a 100 Mbps router

I'm doing a file server setup, mainly I need Gigabit network on the line. I've setup a Gigabit switch in which both the client machine and the server machine is connected over the same switch. The ...
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Why can't i reach devices in the other network?

I have 2 networks and want to connect them with each other. It should be possible that all devices in network A can communicate with devices on network B and other way round. 1 network is "managed" by ...
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Dynamic Link Aggregation Speeds [duplicate]

This might be a stupid and easy to answer question, but I can't seem to get a straight answer from anywhere. I have the following setup. Modem --> Router --> 8 port switch --> server I have ...
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How to communicate Different VLANs in Different Switches

I have 3 switches, 2 switches connected to 1 main switch. I have VLAN6, VLAN7, VLAN8 and VLAN9. VLAN6 has VLAN6-1 end device. VLAN7 has VLAN7-1 end device. VLAN8 has VLAN8-1 and VLAN8-2 end devices. ...
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Multi LAN network does the main router to the internet need to be in its own subnet?

I have to design a network where there are 4 within which are different number of VLANs with varying number of hosts per VLAN depending on the building. My confusion lays in the main router, does it ...
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How to enable Inter-VLAN multicast traffic on a layer 3 Siemens RX1510 Network Switch using IGMP?

I have a single Layer 3 Siemens RX1510 network switch split into 4 separate VLANs on different subsets. Name | Gateway | Subnet VLAN1 | 198.97.100.123 | 255.255.255.0 VLAN2 |...
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I don't understand IP addressing for a router

I am taking an internet (CISCO) course and don't understand the difference between the default gateway address for a router and its IP address. In every example of the class the default gateway ...
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Inconsistent address and mask error

When statically routing a route in the format [destination network address] [mask] [next hop address or interface name], I get the Inconsistent Address and mask error. Any assistance would be ...
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Cisco Router Interface Connection Problems

I am new to networking and am configuring, I am trying to setup my connections in packet tracers for 3 different routers to talk to each other over Serial ports as attached. However, I did notice ...
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What is Netflow Scope field?

I was looking at RFC3954, RFC7011 and some Cisco docs - however I can't find the answer for what is the Scope field is? What information does it carry?
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After routers within an AS have their routing tables sorted, how router A make sure the packets from it take the most efficient route to router Z?

Question in the title. I know a bit about IGP. My understanding is that these protocols only ensure every router in an AS knows about other routers within the AS. So, the scenario, correct me if I'm ...
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Is it possible to specify a route for a packet to take?

So, AFAIK, packets "hop" between routers. Packets are forwarded via a router's default path until it gets to destination IP. So is it possible to specify a specific set of routers this packet "hops" ...
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How to connect two routers to the same network via an F-connector? [closed]

To clarify the situation, my ISP gave me a Cisco EPC3928S router which has F-connector input like shown in the picture below. On the second floor they set an additional coax cable for the television. ...
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Routing daemon vs router configuration

Which is the difference between a routing daemon and a router configuration? For example using BIRD you can set up a BPG session, but you can always set up a BGP session for example using a CISCO ...
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Why does a Router need to have a seperate IP for every network?

Assuming we have a router connecting 4 different networks, with the prefixes 00, 01, 10 and 11, the router would need to have an IP address with such a prefix in each network, to be addressable as the ...
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Connect via PoE an access point D-Link DAP-2610 using PoE out port of a Mikrotik Hex S [closed]

I have just bought an access point D-Link DAP-2610 and it does not come with a power supply so I want to power it via PoE using eth5 of my Mikrotik Hex S. When I plug in my device, RouterOS in Winbox ...
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Differences between BGP(routing protocols) and vpn mpls?

I am new to networking, so bear with me, 1-I wanted to clear my query: why do we need BGP or any routing protocols if we have vpn or wan technologies like mpls ? 2-Can't we just run bgp between two ...
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ARP-Request - Reply from the perspective of a router

Presume I have a route table with such entries: typedef struct route_table_entry { uint32_t prefix; uint32_t next_hop; uint32_t mask; int interface; } route_table_entry; I have a ...
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Reccomended set up for wifi in dense apartment block?

I live in an apartment block of 87 units & one thing most people in it complain about is the poor cellular data reception. I have an idea of installing a fast wifi internet connection ...
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Why does the host machine need subnet mask? [duplicate]

The routers require subnet mask to route the packets to other routers or hosts, but why do host machines that are not routers such as computer running Ubuntu or windows need subnet mask to be ...
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Find best route in route table using sorting [closed]

I am trying to implement a forwarding algorithm by myself with ARP, ICMP and the forwarding algorithms. Given the routing table: typedef struct route_table_entry { uint32_t prefix; uint32_t ...
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Can two or more computers that are physically close together form a connection/network without a router? If they can, how do they do so?

So, I am pretty familiar with things when a router is used. To my knowledge, packets travel from Computer A to the router, then the router directs it to Computer B. Problem solved. I get confused when ...
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Connect routers in gns3

I have a topology of three routers connected with each other. The problem is that it has a different network address on two directly connected ports of router R1 and R2. So I am not able to ping R1 ...
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Routing Table Settings To Access An Internal Network Through VPN

I have a remote computer behind a VPN (which I have no control of). The IT team of the remote factory wanted me to install Palo Alto Networks' Global Protect program to access the VPN, which is ...
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Port forward no destination [closed]

Context: I'm running a home game server and my paranoid network administrator has allowed port forwarding under the sole condition that I airgap the server hardware when I'm not actively using it. Our ...
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Is WIFI like a hub, switch or router?

A wireless router; the wireless part of it, is that a layer 2 or layer 3 device? I have heard that a WiFi router is just a wired router with a built-in wireless AP, and since a wireless AP functions ...
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Connecting a 10 Gig server to a 1 Gig switch

Recently we purchased 5 servers. It has 4 10GB ports + 1 1GB Management port, as follow: 4x 10GB ports per server (2x traffic, 2x ISCSI), and (1x 1GB management port) However, we are trying to see if ...

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