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Accessing router remotely

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by jongi, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. jongi

    jongi Network Guru Member

    When on my computer (to which the router is connected), I can access my router via name.dyndns.org:port (port being a port other than 8080). However I am not able to access it from a computer on another network (at work).

    However, when I have the port set to 8080, I am then able to access the router from home and from the office. I have opened the port I use above both under port forwarding and port range forwarding.

    I'm using v23 micro.
  2. gabriel

    gabriel Network Guru Member

    Maybe there is a firewall blocking the outgoing requests in your work place, or your ISP blocks incoming requests on some ports. Typically the allowed ports are 21, 80, 443, 8000, 8080. Try one of them. And if this is the case, you can run IP scaner at your work to scan your IP at home for open ports. If logging is enabled in your router you will see the ports (as dropped packets from your IP at work). These ports are allowed between your work and your home.
  3. jongi

    jongi Network Guru Member

    I've used this website ( https://www.grc.com ) from home to test the whether the port I am wanting to use is open. And it is. Which also worries me a bit. Is this a common occurrence when you port forward / port range forward? Is there a way I can set it to stealth like the common ports?

    EDIT: I've just realised that the port that was not in stealth mode if you will was the one where I had access to the router via the web. I have since disabled that since I do not envisage needing to do router repair work over the net. Now all pass as stealth. Even the ones setup for port (range) forwarding. I'll briefly open the Web GUI Management port to see whether I can access the router through a port other than 8080. There shouldn't be a need to forward this other point to the routers address at port 8080 should there?

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