Several webservers behind a WRT54G v7 - possible?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by actoso, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. actoso

    actoso LI Guru Member

    Good morning,

    I've tried for several days now and I have no more ideas, maybe someone can help...

    I need to run several webservers on port 80 behind a WRT54G v7. The WAN port of the router is connected to my LAN, so, I have kind of a "webserver-LAN" inside my LAN (no internetconnection available/necessary).

    I hoped to be able to create kind of portforwardingrule that forwards a request like via WAN-port to the inner LAN and to and so on...

    Right now I'm not shure, if this is possible at all and I have no more ideas what to try...

    Anyone an idea? Is it possible? Is it impossible? Do a need a 3rd-party Firmware or another router? Or do I simply need a miracle.....

    Looking forward to your thoughts and sorry if my German accent is difficult to understand :)

    Thanks in advance

  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    What you are asking can be done in the forwarding section of the router.
    You will define for each incoming port (on the WAN IP of the router) which internal IP and port to redirect them to (on the LAN/WLAN) and for which protocol (tcp/udp).

    I'm sure I can do that with my firmware (hyperWRT thibor) and i'm almost sure that capability was in the original firmware.
  3. actoso

    actoso LI Guru Member


    with the original Firmware I thought it should work with forwarding, but I didn't manage to suceed. But with your hint I'll have another try, if it doesn't work, I'll have some fun with 3rd-party....

    Thanks so far....
  4. actoso

    actoso LI Guru Member

    Good morning...

    glad I thought twice before starting with hyperWRT... I've got a WRT54G v7 which means - moep - not compatible!

    So I have to wait for tomorrow to buy a WRT54GL... I knew it wasn't a good idea reserving a _sunday_ for playing around with this...
  5. actoso

    actoso LI Guru Member


    Okay, hello to everybody,

    The WRT54GL is in place, Thibor 15c is at work, the Port Redirection is set to forward external Port 50000 to internal, external Port 50001 to internal and so on, for both TCP and UDP...

    But it won't work.

    I've set the Internet Connection Type to static IP, configured it to but everytime I try to access I get a timeout...

    Firewall is disabled, no change.

    Now I've taken a look at the logs. The outgoing log is empty, the incoming log gives me serveral "denied" messages. "Source IP" is the IP of my PC connected to the WAN-Port (, "Protocol" is always UDP, "Destination Port Numer" is either "netbios-ns", or "upnp" or "netbios-dgm".

    At the moment I'm trying to figure out what this logs is trying to tell me, so far I've got no idea...

    Maybe someone can give some good advice?
  6. actoso

    actoso LI Guru Member

    Good Morning,

    finally, here's the solution... Apparently, the webservers are somehow broken, I'am still trying to understand what the problem is, but this morning I did a quick XAMPP installation to have another webserver, and voilà, everything works fine with this one... Port forwarding, Port translation, whatever I want...

    So my last Task is to find out, what the other servers are doing...

  7. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    good news for the forwarding then.
    Good luck with your web servers.
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