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WRT54GX4 PORT FORWARDING/TRIGGER

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by fillyfrantic, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. fillyfrantic

    fillyfrantic Network Guru Member

    I just installed that shiney new WRT54GX4 and am extremely impressed with the spped and distances I was getting not only from another SRX400 NIC but also from my 11b NICs. Problem I have is with my old 11b router I was able to forward and external tcp port (say 4321) to an internal ip on tcp port 80. Does anyone have any experience with this router and it's ability to port forward.
     
  2. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    TRY FIND INFO ABOUT IT ON THE WEB: WWW.GOOGLE.COM


    USUALLY ON MY ROUTER PORT FORWARDIND ONLY OPENS ONE PORT TO A DEVICE UNLESS YOU HAVE AN ACEESS RESTRICTIONS TAB or Qos TAB WHERE YOU CUSTOMIZE MORE THAN ONE PORT TO BE FORWARDED.

    YOU ALSO SAID THAT YOU FORWARDED A PORT TO AN INTERNAL IP ON TCP PORT 80.*port 80 uses the HTTP protocol which is used for websites and text words (hyper Text Transfer Protocol)*
     
  3. fillyfrantic

    fillyfrantic Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply SAPo57. I tried google also called Linksys and the response was "that feature is not part of this router". To clarify, I have a web server on my internal network (192.168.1.XXX) that only accepts calls on port 80 (http). Tired changing the port in the server but, unfortunately the web service doesn't allow a change to the http port 80. I tried 8080 which is https as well as a number of other ports with no joy. I know it is not a routing problem because when I do change the port on the web service to a port other than 80, I still can not connect from indside the routed network. In my Linksys 802.11b router you were able to define the outside port (the port the router listens on) and then define a seperate port (80) and ip address to send these requests to. With the SRX400 you can define the outside or extenal port and the internal ip address but you can not "convert" that external port to another port inside the router.....Hopefully a future firmware release will add this functionality.
     
  4. fillyfrantic

    fillyfrantic Network Guru Member

    I ended up using an unassigned port and configuring my TIVO to accept that port internally. For security I keep the port closed until I need to get to the TIVO, then I change the port forwarding for each instance.
     
  5. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    It's too bad that linksys didn't include this feature, they seem to never have even though it's so easy to implment, thats the nice things about WRT54gs with custom f/w you can do that kinda thing without linksys designing it in specifically
     

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