Router with NAT Loopback aka Reflection

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by alejandr0, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. alejandr0

    alejandr0 LI Guru Member

    Hi! I'm about to buy a new router, and I really need one with this thing called NAT Loopback/Reflection support. In my network, I have both wireless and wired clients and one server. The server in this case runs Linux with WWW, FTP and MySQL-server, and of course I want to access the server on my workstation in the same network. Now I have this ****ty little D-Link router (I'm going to throw it away later...) and it doesn't have this function, so the only way I can update my websites that are on my server is to disconnect my workstation from the network and connect it to the 3G/HSDPA network instead, because the router still allows me to access everything from OUTSIDE the network.

    So can someone name some of Linksys better pre-N routers that have this function?
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    The Linksys WRT54GL (and older variants - wireless G only) with Linksys firmware has WAN IP NAT Loopback enabled by default, but you can turn it off with a checkbox called "Filter Internet NAT redirection". Tomato firmware reverses the logic and names it back to NAT Loopback, and has recently added a "forwarded only" mode.
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