BEFW11S4 v2 home website problem

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by AbbieNormal, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. AbbieNormal

    AbbieNormal Guest

    I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 v.2 wireless router running firmware revision 1.45.10, Apr 15 2004.

    I have a Windows 2000 server running IIS hardwired into my router.
    The server gets it's ip from the router's dhcp service.
    Presently that IP is
    The webpage is, say, mypage.htm

    The WAN address the router gets from my CABLE ISP is 65.118.xx.xx
    I suspect my ISP is blocking incoming requests to my webserver on port 80, so I want the router to do port translation for me on an uncommon port

    I went into the router interface and went to port forwarding and clicked on the UPnP Forwarding button. On that page I setup external (WAN)port 38724 to forward to the internal (LAN) port 80 on the ip of my server.

    I then went to a website that does free (limited) proxy websurfing

    I typed 65.118.xx.xx:38724/mypage.htm and the proxy server said "http://65.118.xx.xx%3A38724/mypage.htm UNKNOWN HOST ERROR"

    I have always been able to see the webpage from the LAN side of the router, but people are not able to see it from the WAN side.

    I have also hooked the server directly to the cablemodem and people can not view it from the internet, but I can see it from my server.

    I know just enough to get me in trouble here, but am I doing this correctly? I should be able to have someone type into their web browser

    http://65.118.xx.xx:38724/mypage.htm and with the way I have it setup they SHOULD be able to see the website, right?

    (the xx.xx are placeholders for the reall ip segments I am leaving out for privacy's sake)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. nickc

    nickc Network Guru Member

    Hi there. Did you get anywhere with this?

    I would be tempted to make your IP static - make a note of the dynamic settings (DNS/gateway etc) that the DHCP gives you and then configure your PC with a static IP address. I think "ipconfig" with /all or -a or something gives you this information. This way you KNOW that the IP address you forward to will be correct!

    I am not sure why you are setting the port forwarding on the UPNP page - I assumed that this page should be left alone as it is automatically updated using the UPNP protocol by other network devices? I think you should just do a normal port forward which is on one of the other tabs on the admin pages. Once you have made these changes, you should be able to see if your port is open by using something like you were trying, or "Shields Up" is also good for seeing what you have open to the internet.

    By the way, I have the version4 of this router and can't get it to work properly with UPNP enabled - do you have any problem with UPNP enabled?

    Hope this helps.
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