Weird remote web access problem

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kihc, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. kihc

    kihc Addicted to LI Member

    Hello, I need some help.

    I configured the remote web access via https on my WRT54GL with Tomato firmware and I discovered something very, very weird:

    If there is any computer active (= turned on) in my home network, remote access works fine. BUT - if there is no active computer in network, I can't access my linksys router!

    Any ideas why could this be happening? :confused:
  2. Clovenhoof

    Clovenhoof Addicted to LI Member

    Are you sure that your internet connection is active during your attempts to reach the routers web-interface? Have you tried to access it via ssh?
  3. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    Are you using DSL? Make sure for PPPoE you select Keep Alive, not Connect on Demand.
  4. kihc

    kihc Addicted to LI Member

    Yeah, it really was a problem in 'Connect on demand' option. Now it works perfect!

    Thanks for your help. :cool:
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Another interesting point about remote access:

    Accessing a remote router over the web, via HTTP port 8080 works fine. But I cannot access other AP's on that network (port forwarded as 8081-8 ext to port 80 int) unless the "access restrictions" rules on that router are turned off, when it all works fine.

    It isn't really much of a problem, but anyone got any comment?
  6. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    It all depends on how you have your network set up.

    If your remote routers see the traffic as coming in over the WAN on port 80, then as far as the remote router is concerned, that's "remote access."
  7. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It is a portforward issue, I think. With access restrictions turned on, nothing gets forwarded to port 80 on any of the remote AP's from the router.
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