Port forwarding on BT voyage router

December 21, 2009 at 07:41:39
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I've set up port forwarding for port 80 on a BT voyage router to a computer running a website inside the network.
This works fine from out side the network, it access the site on the server, but when i try to access the site inside the network using the outside IP address or domain name i get the routers config page.
My question is how do i stop this (can i change the router to use a different port or only to be accessed on or something).
Any help,

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December 21, 2009 at 07:53:27
There is no reason to access the page that way but for some reason, everyone hosting a page wants to do it.

Add an entry to the hosts file & it should work.

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December 21, 2009 at 08:47:40
They want to test outside web access from the inside.

Kinda like going out your front door to then come back inside to go to the bathroom.

Only way I know how is to connect to an outside pc remotely. But from the inside out? No clue.

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December 21, 2009 at 08:53:12
To do what you are trying to do the router has to have local loop-back. The only routers I have come across that have this facility are Belkin.

The manual for D-Link routers specifically mention that this cannot be done and I imagine it is the same for most other router. You are going to have to access a local web site with a local address.

It is like trying to phone a colleague in the office down the corridor by phoning the companies outside phone number and his extension when all you need do is dial his extension number.


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December 22, 2009 at 04:30:51
thanks for the reply's,
i have added the domain name to the host file (pointing to the local webserver address) and i can now access it from inside the network using the domain name with out getting the router configure page.

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