A device that forwards data packets between computer networks. They perform the job of an "Internet traffic director."

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iChat: Very slow transfer speeds/Port Restricted

I have a 12mbps connection, so I know that my ichat transfers should be super fast. When I receive files from some people, my transfer rate is about 1k/sec, which is horrible. Why would this be ...
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Why won't my iPhone switch to 3G when I'm out of WiFi range?

My iPhone refuses to switch over from WiFi to 3G when the WiFi signal gets too weak to be usable. It will sit there indefinitely, unable to load a web page because I'm too far from the router, and not ...
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Time capsule router performance

Just bought latest generation 2Tb Time Capsule that replaced my old USB drive for Time Machine backups and my Belkin G router. Everything runs fine except when I start downloading torrents. With ...
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New 2013 MacBook Air connects to routers everywhere but home, older MacBooks connect fine

A different situation from what most people experience on here: A new Air will not connect to the Internet via our home router (though other MBs will) and the Air will connect to the Internet via ...
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Is it unsafe to put router into “DHCP and NAT” mode?

When I was trying to get my Raspberry Pi online, in airport utility I put my router in DHCP and NAT mode and entered ports (80). Did I open up these ports to the internet? Would this be unsafe to do? ...
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How can I get OSX to appear as a wifi router without sharing internet

I want to use my Mac as a wifi-router on a private network (no internet access). I want users to be able to connect to the network by selecting the SSID on their iOS devices. Is there a way to do ...
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Macbook Air will not connect to Wifi even though other Macs work fine with same Wifi

I'm having some issues and I feel as though I have literally tried everything. I am at a complete loss on what to do. Situation: I had multiple Mac computers including this one for a while. All ...
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blocked websites, randomly across different devices

I have 2 macs, iPad and I use a time capsule for wifi. Random websites are being blocked on certain devices. Some of the blocked sites are consistent on all devices and some are specific to device. ...
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Configure Airport to routers DMZ IP

I have a router connected to the Internet. I have connected my Airport Extreme to this router. I know this is receiving the message (Double NAT). Since I want to receive all traffic on my Airport, I ...
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Macbook Pro frequently experiences drops in WiFi connection with Linksys WAG120N

I have a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard and this issue has been plaguing me for a while. During regular use of the laptop, while connected to my home WiFi network (to which no ...
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Specifying DNS: Router or PrefPane?

OSX Lion (10.7.5). Network preferences has an option to set up (and order) DNS adresses. My router (Bell Connection Hub - Bell Canda) also has an option for specifying DNS addresses. Which takes ...
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How can I route traffic to different gateways by protocol

Here's the situation: I can connect to the world either through my phone connection in wi-fi hotspot mode, or through a satellite link, which has much higher latency. My phone connection is limited ...
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Belkin N150 router problem! Can't access router management page in MBP

I have a Belkin N150 router and can't connect to the internet. Only the small blue WPS light is blinking. It's SSID is no longer visble to any devices. I can't even access it's router management page ...
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Apple TV 3 and network time problem (after Update to 5.1!?)

My Apple TV (3rd generation) doesn't connect to the internet any more because it doesn't succeed in getting the network time from my router. I tried restarting, updating, resetting both – the Apple ...
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Connect MacBook Air to Cisco 2811 Console (RS-232 serial)

I'm trying to console connect into my business's Cisco 2811 console with my MacBook Air with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter. I've googled around for a day and haven't found any information. How can ...
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Unable to connect to TP-Link wireless router with iPad 2

I work in an office of 3 developers, all of whom own an iPad. Two of the developers have an iPad 3, and I have an iPad 2. I am the only one that cannot connect to the TP-Link TL-WA801ND Wireless ...
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Sharing mac WiFi over Ethernet breaks all internet connections

I'm trying to share internet from my macbook to my iMac. The macbook connects via WiFi, and I want to share it's internet over ethernet to the iMac. WHen I set this up in sharing and turn on internet ...
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Computer should be restarted to connect internet (Mountain Lion on VMware 8)

I have Mountain Lion 10.8 on VMware 8. I am using auto-bridging (vmnet0) for internet service. The internet works find until I pause or turn off the virtual machine. When I resume or restart it, the ...
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Hot spot wireless sharing to router

I have a 4GLTE hotspot that is also a wifi access point. My problem is that I can't control internet access on a schedule with it like I can with my older wifi router. I have an old macbook that I ...
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Possible To Send Pop Ups To Other Router Users?

Guys is it possible to send router messages to other users on the same router? Like pop ups? If yes could you please tell me how it works and if it involves hacking then don't worry I am not scaring ...
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How can I turn off my Time Capsule's wireless router?

I have a useful wireless network, and then my Time Capsule's wireless network, which overpowers the other network when the computer is next to it. I don't know if it's misconfigured, but the Time ...
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Wifi Won't Connect; Connection Timeout (Mac)

I'm having issues with my macbook pro OS X 10.7.5. It used to connect to the wifi router (D-Link N300, DIR=615) no problems. But for the past several weeks, I haven't been able to at all. What pops ...
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one client makes packet loss to others

I have a D-Link 2640 modem in my room in an indoor area. When my friends connects to modem via wireless, I got a huge packet loss while pinging 192.168.1.1, and when he disconnects, everything works ...
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How to redirect all my WiFi-hotspot users a certain IP/domain..?

Is there any OSX router software or Airport config to redirect all the users that connect to my Airport WiFi-hotspot to a certain domain or local IP?
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Configure an Airport to connect to internet via a wireless hotspot?

The situation: I have free access to Time Warner (TWC) and Optimum hotspots around the USA. Conveniently one is located within range to my apartment. I would like to setup an Airport Extreme or ...
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How to auto join my hidden SSID home network from my iPhone on iOS5

Ever since upgrading to iOS 5 my iPhone(s) have problems auto joining my home wifi network. They seem to auto join it for a few days and then it just stops working. The phone can still see the wifi ...
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Why does my wifi internet access fail shortly after connecting to a LAN without internet access?

I have a working wireless connection to an access point with an internet connection (where my IP is 172.17.30.137). Over this wireless connection I am able to ping internet addresses (e.g. 4.2.2.1) as ...
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Problems connecting to WiFi

Quite often my computer has trouble connecting to my home WiFi. Sometimes once started, the computer does not find the WiFi on available networks. Sometimes it will find it, try to connect, then get ...
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My Time Capsule insists on being the DHCP server, but I already have one

I have today joined the 21st century and started using FTTC, leaving aDSL behind as a fond memory. The modem that my telco provides presents a cat5 socket that my PPPoE capable router plugs into. My ...
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How can I find the IP of my router?

We have Bell (Canada) as an ISP. Their service works fine, I can also easily see what devices are connected to the home network via their home network settings. Additionally, I have my own modem, a ...
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Extend an Apple wireless network with non-Apple gear

I've got an Apple wireless network running (base station is an Airport Express, 2nd generation), and I'd like to extend to it a nearby apartment. I've got an AT&T modem/router hybrid, a Netgear ...
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Connection timeout

I have a MacBook Pro 13" and my wifi connection never works properly. I know there are no problems either in the MacBook or in the router since: Another computer can connect to my router easily I ...
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ipad2 airplay option disappeared, apple tv3, imac as router

I have been using my Apple TV3 and iPad2 successfully for over a month with a Wi-Fi network created on my iMac (no external router). I changed the network name and password so that a visitor could ...
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Why is the IP address to my MacBook Pro being zapped by another computer?

This started two days ago and I can't decide if my MacBook is at fault, my router is at fault, or I have a hacker. My MBP will throw an error saying the IP address I've been using has been assigned to ...
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How do I configure dynamic DNS when my router does not support it?

I have a MacBook which is connected to the net via an ancient DSL router (NAT enabled). I want to SSH into the server from elsewhere, but my ISP assigns new IP address every once in a while. I would ...
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not resolve local domins from /etc/hosts

Somehow I have a problem (previously everything was ok), hosts form /etc/hosts can't bre resolved. I have local domain in /etc/hosts, like 127.0.0.1 test.local It's loading in browser well but too ...
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VPN mountain lion server not working

I cannot connect to my mac server using a VPN connection from outside my LAN. I can connect from inside which means that the VPN server on Mountain Lion is working. When I look at the logs on my ...
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Running custom software on an Airport Extreme base station?

Is it possible to run custom software on an Airport Extreme base station? I've read it has a MIPS processor inside. So, can one put some software compiled for MIPS (addtionally to the already present ...
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Apple TV required switching hardware / mobile WiFi router

I am considering Apple TV for a trips, but usually the hotels' wifis' connections are separated. I came up with using my Vodafone branded Huawei R201 mobile wifi router for that purpose, but I am not ...
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How can I diagnose intermittent network failures from my MacBook?

I've been having a persistent problem where my 2011 MacBook Air abruptly loses its network connection for 30-60 seconds before regaining it without action on my part. This doesn't seem to be a ...
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What special about Apple AirPort Extreme? [closed]

I considering to replace my old wifi router and purchase AirPort Extreme. Why airport extreme feature that make it price is higher than common router WIFI? it is faster transfer data? Better WIFI ...
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Slow connection to my particular brand of router over WiFi with Lion on MacBook Pro

I own a MacBook Pro for some months now, it came with OS X Lion pre-installed. Since then, surfing the net with it is painful due to slowness. I also have a MacBook with Snow Leopard on it, there the ...
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Remote control of a Mac that's behind a NAT

I'll soon be traveling to set up a Mac for my elderly mother. I'll need to later be able to control it from outside the network. I already use Apple Remote Desktop to control other Macs on my network, ...
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Weak/Variable Connection between our Macs and our WiFi router

I have a Belkin N+ Wireless router. Up until recently, it was reliably connecting my husband's Mac Pro (wired), my Mac Mini, our iPad, and a couple of video game consoles (all wireless) to the ...
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What specs to look for in a router to connect multiple Apple and non-Apple devices efficiently?

I have a router at the moment that keeps dropping Airplay connection between different iOS devices. I'm trying to find a better router that can withstand the amount of interference from various ...
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Can an iPad (3rd gen) run solo with an Airport Express

My folks are using a PC running WinXP to control a non-Apple wifi-router. The PC crashes often, bringing down with it the wifi network. They no longer actually use the PC, just the iPad, but they keep ...
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Configure Router with Mac

My router's IP address is 192.168.1.245. I tried to access it but without success, because my WIFI address is 10.0.1.10 and my Ethernet address (via the Thunderbolt port) is 169.254.xxx.xxx. How can ...
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Airport extreme base station won't turn on

I did something stupid, and I think it broke my airport extreme base station... My airport extreme base station was working just fine. I was using a cheap USB hub to share a few external hard drives ...
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SSH connection to Mac works from the outside but not locally

I configured SSH access to my Mac in order to use Prompt on my iPad. That way I can use my Mac from anywhere in the world, as long as I can get my home IP address. Although the SSH connection works ...
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iPad and iPod virus?

Every now and then my iPad or iPod touch will redirect my to a particular site in Safari. Could this be malware of sorts that has crept on to my iMac and then my iOS devices? I don't think it's a ...