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Configuration of a hardware router

In general

With a router you have the possibility to connect several computers to the StuNet network. Since there is a very large number of different manufacturers and models on the market, only a general guide to setting up a router can be given.

Setting up your router

A so-called webserver is running on almost every router for configurating it. After connecting the device to a computer via LAN cable, you can access the router's configuration interface using your browser. The respective address can be taken from the manual (e.g.

Now the router needs to be configurated for LAN routing (the standard setting is usually broadband routing). As a rough guide for this use: internet settings -> access/connection: mode: "set internet connection manually" -> login details: "login details are not required (IP)". Please avoid settings like "PPPoE", "PPTP", "DSL/Cable" or other options for ISP services. These are only meant for broadband routing.

Furthermore, the router should automatically get all necessary IP addresses ("DHCP" activated or "dynamic IP"). The field "DHCP hostname" can be left blank or you can use any hostname you like. If you have any questions, our admins can help you.


For general and your own safety you should encrypt the connection to your router. This is usually already set up, but should be at least the WPA method.

Basic security measures:


  • Activation of encryption
  • Assignment of a secure password
  • Replacing the factory default password
  • Change of the factory default SSID

Black and white list

The following list shows exemplarily some routers that are able to work on a local area network, and some that are definitely not.

Capable of LAN routing (suitable for StuNet)

  • TP-LINK TL-WR841N, TL-WR841ND, TL-WR840N, TL-WR940N
  • TENDA Router
  • TP-LINK TL-WR...
  • TP-LINK Archer C6, C7, ...
  • D-LINK DIR-842
  • LINKSYS E5400
  • NETGEAR RP 614
  • NETGEAR WNR2000-200PES
  • ZYXEL WAP3205 v3
  • ZYXEL NBG6615, NBG6617
  • ...
  • AVM Fritz!Box (mit Funktion "Internetzugang verbinden: vorhandener Router" oder "Internet über LAN", s. Handbuch)
  • FRITZ!Box 7590, 7583, 7582, 7580, 7570, 7560, 7530, 7520
  • FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 7412
  • FRITZ!Box 7390, 7362 SL, 7360 (SL), 7340, 7330, 7320, 7312
  • FRITZ!Box 7272, 7270, 7240,
  • FRITZ!Box 7170 SL, 7141, 7140, 7140 SL, 7113, 7112
  • FRITZ!Box 7050
  • FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE, 6660 Cable, 6591 Cable, 6490 Cable
  • FRITZ!Box 4040, 4020
  • FRITZ!Box 3390, 3370, 3272, 3270

Not capable of LAN routing

  • AVM Fritz!Box WLAN 3170. ..., 31XX, 30XX, 2XXX
  • AVM Fritz!Box 6430 Cable, 6850 LTE, 6820 LTE
  • TELEKOM Speedport W 700V, W 724V, Hybrid
  • VODAFONE EasyBox 804, 904
  • ZYXEL p-2602hwn-d7a
  • ...
  • DSL / Cabel Modems
  • Wireless Access Points, Repeater