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Receive network time-out when connection from outside

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by krimszon, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. krimszon

    krimszon Network Guru Member

    I have set up a linksys WAG54G to forward port 80 to a Windows 2000 server running Apache and port 8000 to the same machine running IIS. Both services are confirmed to be listening on these ports. The server is doing a great job, because at home I can use it fine.

    But when I connect from the outside I get a time-out after some time, usually the browser will time-out after about 1-2 minutes. This happens both on port 80 and 8000, using my domain name, and using my IP-address. The strangest thing is, if I try later it works fine!

    Later can be 1 hour later or it can be in the afternoon (as opposed to the first tries in the morning).

    This is really bugging me out! When I connect from inside it works, if I then switch to using my provider's proxy, I get 504 error, proxy timeout, so the proxy is having the same problem I have when connecting from work.

    What can this possibly be? The WAG54G's logs show nothing special (only that it is dropping ICMP packets coming from a lot of different hosts, but that has nothing to do with it, right?)

    It runs on firmware 1.02.7 (updated it with WAG54G_AnnexB_ETSI_v1.02.7_03_code.bin)

    Any help or tips are appreciated very much! If you need more config enfo, just ask for me to post it here...

    PS. Also, this timeout does not happen when I set the DMZ to point at the server. But I don't want that, because I don't like to have all traffic arrive at the server. --Edit: OK, I have to take that back, there was no timeout this morning, but now there is a timeout, so it is not influenced by DMZ vs single portforwarding. It is influenced maybe by the path of the moon and stars, or whatever is wrong with my router--
  2. krimszon

    krimszon Network Guru Member

    Ok, today I have set the MTU to manual, and at 1492, unchecked the "block anonymous requests" under the security tab, and disabledthe firewall. Still my requests are timing out

    5 US$ in your Paypal account if you have the answer that solves my problem.
  3. krimszon

    krimszon Network Guru Member

    Ok, problem solved. Turns out that you have to take the power off the router and then put it back on, before it will properly apply these settings (unblock anonymous requests). Just hitting save settings is not enough.

    Thanks anyway.

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