Connecting to router login page remotely ?

September 14, 2010 at 02:17:11
Specs: Windows 7, 2 Gb
I've set up dyndns to a web address (example: and i have also set the dyndns settings in my router to update to the dyndns website if my router ip address changes. Means that I should have the latest ip address of my home router when i go to No need to worry about dynamic ip address changes.

My problem is that from within my network, if i type in my browser from LAN, then the browser opens up the router login page. :-) thats good.

But when i try to login remotely from the internet by typing from the internet, the connection simply times out. Can someone help me with this as to why the address " (example)" does not redirect me to my router login page from the internet like it did like when i was in LAN ? Must I open some ports/firewall or something ?

I want to specifically access the router's login page from the internet, not a computer within the network.

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September 14, 2010 at 05:48:36
There is a remote administration setting in the router configuration but I consider that a security hole. Why do you want to do that?

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September 14, 2010 at 06:00:11
Thank you. I knew of that option but it didn't cross my mind when i was setting it up. Will look it up once i get back home. Thanks. This issue is probably resolved. :-)

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September 14, 2010 at 06:03:24
In response to your reply, is there a more secure way to do access the router's access page rather than enabling the "remote admin" setting ?

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September 14, 2010 at 06:07:54
My problem is that from within my network, if i type in my browser from LAN, then the browser opens up the router login page. :-) thats good.

This is normal behaviour for any router whose public IP address is also linked to a URL. To get anything else, such as the web page the URL is meant to display, then you would need a router that has local loop-back. The only routers I have come across that have this facility are Belkin Routers.

Making your routers configuration page accessible from outside the local network is not a good idea at all. It should be avoided unless there is some overriding reason for doing it and then make sure you configure it with a strong password.


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September 14, 2010 at 07:41:58
thank you, sir !

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September 14, 2010 at 08:17:42
I agree 100% with never allowing remote (or wireless in the case of a wireless SOHO router) to a router's management interface. I never have, I never will.

If however I should ever find I need to say, access the SOHO Router in my house from an external location (like from work), I can.

I have a port forward for RDC setup in my router. This forward eventually ends up at my primary XP box.

So, if I wanted to remotely administer my router, I would RDC in to my XP box from the remote location. While RDC'd in to my XP machine I would open a web browser on that XP PC in my house and type in the IP of my router and voila, I'm in the router..........with external access shut off.......yet through the RDC session I'm able to remotely access in a much safer fashion then enabling remote access into the router directly.

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