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WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by TMAC, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. TMAC

    TMAC Network Guru Member

    i need your help i just received my wireless G router and got it connected. however, i can not use my pc anywhere feature to allow my accountant to connect with my computer. how do i disconnect the security/firewall feature or modify it to allow him to connect with my computer.?
     
  2. linkbrett

    linkbrett Network Guru Member

    The WRT54G runs an SPI firewall. You can disable it by going to 192.168.1.1 and typing admin. then clicking on the "security" tab. There is a function to enable/disable the firewall. But i would strongly reccomend you do not do this unless you have a software firewall on your computer/all of your computers on the network. Another way to set it up so you can use your PC anywhere is to make sure your router can be pinged and to open the ports that use pc anywhere. It is a lot safer. to do this:

    1. go to the security tab and under "block anonymous internet requests" uncheck it. This will allow you to be seen by the outside.
    Then. (and this is coming from the symmantic website)
    "To change the TCP/IP ports on the host computer

    1. Open the pcAnywhere Manager.
    2. Click Edit > Preferences (Tools > Options in pcAnywhere 10.x).
    3. Click the Host Communications tab. You may have to scroll to the right to see this tab.
    4. At the bottom of the TCP/IP options section, click Advanced TCP/IP Options.
    5. Change the Data port (TCP) and Status port (UDP) to the ports that you want pcAnywhere to use.
    6. Click OK, and click OK again. You have now configured your host to wait on a different IP port. "

    whatever ports you choose (1-65535) you need to enter into the router so that it understands these ports are ok to be accessed.
    you can do this by going to the router setup (192.168.1.1) and going to the "applications & gaming" tab. then the sub tab "port forewarding". enter the application name, and the ports you selected.
    Lastly you need to configure your accountant's computer.
    this as well coming from the symantic website

    To change the TCP/IP ports on the remote computer

    1. Open the pcAnywhere Manager.
    2. Click Remotes.
    3. Right-click the remote control item that needs different TCP/IP ports, and then click Properties.
    4. Ensure that TCP/IP is checked in the Connection Items list, and then click Details.
    5. Change the Data port (TCP) and Status port (UDP) to the ports that you want pcAnywhere to use.
    6. Click OK, and click OK again. You have now configured the remote control item to connect to a host on a different port..


    it should work.
     
  3. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    or just set up a port forward that corresponds with the port that pcanywhere uses and to the ip of the machine in question.

    its better that turning the firewall off.
     
  4. linkbrett

    linkbrett Network Guru Member

    haha. that is a little bit easier isnt it... but in order for the remote to connect wouldnt you need to be able to be "pinged"?
     
  5. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    no it just forwards traffic sent to that port to the pc that runs the software. which means it can ping that port. it will work trust us.....


    i.e i use a webserver on my network and i just set up a static port forward to 192.168.0.121 port 80 and it is accessable from outside by typing the WAN ip of the router like so http://WANIP and you get my server inside the lan. same as pcanywhere.
     

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