Small server behind a Wrt150N - Not fowarded?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by armaguy, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. armaguy

    armaguy LI Guru Member

    Hi there everyone!

    Here's my situation:
    I have a small FTP server I'd like to setup (work in progress webpage also). It's for personal use. I'm running Mac OS X 10.4, and setting up the server was a 2 seconds job.

    Then I made up an account with a DDNS service for my dynamic adress. (I've found it withith the Linksys firmware, it's DynDNS)

    Now the problem is, when I enter my internet adresse (it is on my personal computer (being also my small server), I get to my router settings page! (prompting me my user name and password for the router setup).

    More over, I asked my friend from outside of the network to try that page at my adress, but it appears it couldn't even load.

    I am wondering how is called the functionality that cause my problem or perhaps anything that could help me fix it out!

    Great thanks in advance for any help!
  2. thepianobar

    thepianobar Network Guru Member

    You'll have to forward the ports in order for it to get past the NAT translation. Should be under the Applications and Gaming tab.

    Longer explanation: Right now your DDNS is sending people to the public IP of your router (your wan port) and your router runs an http server to serve its setup pages, so when people enter your domain name into a browser that's what comes up. To get those requests into your network you use port forwarding to tell your router where to send requests it gets on those ports.

    I think on the 150N it even has some basic apps preconfigured so you don't even need to specify ports, just pick the app (e.g. ftp, http, dns...) from the dropdown and then put the ip address of your Mac in and enable it.

    The good news is that your DDNS is working just like it should and it's already hitting your router so you won't have to wait for DNS to reconverge to test this out.
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