Solved linksys e3000 router will not forward port 443

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December 20, 2011 at 13:21:07
Specs: Windows 7
I attached an Iomego Home Media network hard drive to my Linksys E3000 router (via ethernet cable). Before setting up the remote access on the Iomega, I forwarded the ports that it wanted (443 and 21) to the static IP of the Iomega. I checked to see that they were open using yougetsignal.com and they were both open. After setting up the remote access on the Iomega, the 443 port closed and I cant even get into the "manage storage device" page for the Iomega. Iomega uses TZo for the domain names. They tell me that the association is made between the name and my public IP address. My router is out of warranty since Sept, so Linksys wont give me the time of day. I contacted my ISP and while they block a couple of ports, 443 is not one of them.

I've installed the latest firmware (1.0.04 - Build 6). Reset and rebooted numerous times, Port 443 remains closed.

I've spent countless hours on this. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


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January 4, 2012 at 05:12:09
Linksys router and IOMEGA device do have their own unique ip addresses.
The IOMEGA device provides services for others and therefor, it should also have a fixed ip address.
If Linksys router has fixed internal ip address of 192.168.1.1, your IOMEGA device may have the ip address 192.168.1.2 and you have to configure port forwarding in the router to this ip address 192.168.1.2 or whatever ip address is use for your IOMEGA device.


#1
December 20, 2011 at 16:03:46
Check whether remote managemnt of the Linksys router is active and make sure, that it doesn't use the same port 443 for remote management.

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#2
December 20, 2011 at 17:03:13
Hi Paul,

Remote management for the router is disabled. It defaults to 8080 when enabled.

Thanks.
Rick


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#3
December 21, 2011 at 08:52:02
You mentioned, that ports were open right before you configured remote access at the IOMEGA device.
So try to unset the remote access at the IOMEGA device, check, whether the ports are open again and connect to the ports 21 and 443 and see, where you get connected to.

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#4
December 22, 2011 at 21:06:30
I cannot access the control page (Manage Storage Device). IE displays and error message that the page cannot be displayed. I was in Manager Storage Device when I set up the remote access (obviously) and immediately after the I received the SSL Certificate: Available status, the drives IP address was no longer accessable.

I was at this stage before, so I reset the Iomega using the reset buttons. When Iomega came back up, tested port 443, it was open. I could the Manage Storage Device, but getting the SSL Certificate again required TZo support. Since I went down that path before I am reluctant to do it again, unless there was something really drfferent that we wanted to try.


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#5
December 23, 2011 at 09:48:53
Concerning #3, when trying to connect to port 443 or 21, you have to use the public ip address of the router, to see, what happens.
Therefore, you might have to use another internet connection, because your router possibly do not support redirection from inside your network to the routers public ip and then back into your local network.

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#6
January 3, 2012 at 16:19:48
FIXED: I don't know if this is a common problem, but it was my problem.

In the Iomega Control Page, I manually set the Network Address Configuration to match what was in my router. After keying in the IP address I noticed it was wrong. The IP address was static in the router (192.168.1.122). In the Network Address Config it was 192.168.1.221, so I changed it back and hit apply. When I hit apply, it changed back to 221. I tried to change it to 122 three or four more times and each time I hit apply, it went back to 221. So I changed the static IP address in the router to 221 along with the port forwarding and it works perfectly.

I set the Network Address Configuration back to automatic. I even have the router SPI firewall and filtering anonymous internet requests enabled. It all works.

The only quicky part is under the Iomega control panel home page/remote access tab - remote access is set to disable. I am afraid to touch it since it is working as it is.

My advice is to switch to manual Network Address Configuration to see what IP address Iomega likes. Try to change it, if it changes it back to something else, make that something else your static IP address in your router. Don't forget to change your port forwarding as well. I know it sounds goofy, it worked for me and its all I got.

Good luck.


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#7
January 4, 2012 at 05:12:09
✔ Best Answer
Linksys router and IOMEGA device do have their own unique ip addresses.
The IOMEGA device provides services for others and therefor, it should also have a fixed ip address.
If Linksys router has fixed internal ip address of 192.168.1.1, your IOMEGA device may have the ip address 192.168.1.2 and you have to configure port forwarding in the router to this ip address 192.168.1.2 or whatever ip address is use for your IOMEGA device.

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#8
January 4, 2012 at 19:57:41
Paulsep,

What you state makes sense. Too bad I played with this thing for over 50 hours over the past few months before stumbling onto it. There is nothing in any of the user documentation that I read (and I read a lot of it), that indicates the IP for the Iomega is/can be fixed. It says the user should make it static. Only when I tried to manually configure the IP address in the Iomaga did I see it had a prefernce, and insisted on changing whatever I keyed in back to that preference.As I said before, as soon as I changed the static IP (and port forwarding) in the router to that preference, it all worked fine.


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