Port Forwarding on a WET610N Wireless Bridge

Linksys Wet610n wireless n ethernet brid...
September 28, 2010 at 01:41:46
Specs: Windows 7, NONE
Hello All,

I've been looking for some time now in regards to this question and I can't come up with any results. I have a Netgear Router connected to a cable modem acting as DHCP router for all computers connected and IP 192.168.1.1.

I have two computers which take addresses 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3. The DHCP server is set to allow 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.90. Regular port forwarding using the web console works fine to all wired servers - lets say 192.168.1.100.

Now heres the tricky part. I have a DVR for a security system which would normally be wired and configured to forward both ports 2000 & 3000 to a static ip lets say 192.168.1.101. so to call from a browser http://192.168.1.101:2000.

Unfortunately I cannot place the DVR in a wired location so I recently purchased a Linksys WET610N Bridge to place it onto the wireless network. I set on the router to take the position as the static ip : 192.168.1.101 and on the primary router I set the port forwarding to access the ip. But the ports still will not be contacted. I tried to set the bridge to DHCP and still no success. The settings on the DVR are set to the static ip address (as if it was wired directly to the router). I have also tried using the DHCP setting on the DVR (to take DHCP from the bridge which is designated to the static ip 192.168.1.101).

Keep in mind when trying to solve this problem is that the DVR system has a designation for DHCP or Static IP (with ip/gateway/subnet choices as well as port number config) as well as the wireless bridge which is connected to the router (ip / subnet / gateway).

What settings should I be using?


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September 29, 2010 at 06:11:31
Unfortunately I cannot place the DVR in a wired location so I recently purchased a Linksys WET610N Bridge to place it onto the wireless network. I set on the router to take the position as the static ip : 192.168.1.101 and on the primary router I set the port forwarding to access the ip.

Everything I see in your post tells me you're accessing the DVR internally. If this is correct then a port forward isn't needed. You forward a port to allow external traffic in past your firewall to a client or server on the internal (LAN) side.

Why would you use the IP of the DVR on the bridge? I would have used a different IP on the bridge, preferably one outside the DHCP scope. The reason I ask is, you had it working with the DVR set to 192.168.1.101 and then you make the Bridge that IP and it stops working.

If it were me doing this, I would do it one step at a time.
Step 1: setup the bridge and connect it.
Step 2: connect a laptop or PC that's set to get it's IP from DHCP and test. Does it work? If not, you have problems and start troubleshooting the issue with the Bridge.

If it does, then your DVR should connect and be accessible in the same fashion it always was (ie: type: http://192.168.1.101:2000)

If you are actually trying to get this setup to remotely access the DVR, first get it working internally (on the LAN). Once you have it working on the LAN, I would set it up so I can remote in to a computer in the LAN using RDC and then I'd open a web browser on that PC and connect to the DVR from the internal PC instead of trying to remote in directly to the DVR.

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