Can't remotely connect to router

April 30, 2010 at 07:25:33
Specs: Windows 7, 2/2
I have a Linksys WRT54GS router that I'm trying to access remotely. In the settings for the router I have clicked the option to enable remote access and set the port to be 8080. I'm trying to access it remotely by typing in the browser "http://my.ip.address:8080" (where my ip address is the ip address from the router's status tab) but it doesn't work

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#1
April 30, 2010 at 07:56:35
try https instead of http

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#2
April 30, 2010 at 07:57:56
What are you doing again? The remote access feature is for WAN side access so you can configure the router from any where. You don't need it if you are the LAN side because you simply plug in the address of the router in a browser.

You only need remote access if you are a network engineer and want to configure routers from your main office when they are in remote locations. I would turn it off because you are giving access to any on on the Web to try to hack your router unless you have a really secure password.


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#3
April 30, 2010 at 08:05:43
I've tried https (including setting up the settings for that).

I'm on the WAN side. I'm at school right now and want to access my router at home so that I can remotely configure it.


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#4
April 30, 2010 at 08:21:18
see if you can access it from an internet cafe. perhaps your school is blocking access.

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#5
April 30, 2010 at 08:44:31
"access my router at home"

Do you have a Static IP with your ISP? If it is dynamic it may have changed IPs depending on your ISPs TTL policy. I personally setup Logmein on one of my computers at home then I access my router from the LAN side because I can't afford a static IP.

https://secure.logmein.com/US/home.aspx


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#6
April 30, 2010 at 09:46:36
It's a dynamic ip address but it has not changed. Especially not in the amount of time it takes to look up the ip address and type it into my address bar...

What would I have to check that is being blocked in order to verify that my school is blocking it?


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#7
April 30, 2010 at 09:50:00
I also can't ping it...

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#8
April 30, 2010 at 12:31:41
From home, I would first check, whether the port 8080 is open by using an online port scan.
http://www.t1shopper.com/tools/port...

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#9
April 30, 2010 at 13:14:44
You would need to enable ping response on your router which by default is off if you want to ping it from the outside.

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#10
April 30, 2010 at 15:50:59
Ok so I was able to remote into my router, but now I'm not sure WHY this works.

In my router config I allowed https access and I set the port to 8080.

In my browser I've been able to access the router ONLY by going to https://my.ip.address WITHOUT the 8080. It is my understanding that http is port 80 by default and https is port 443 by default so it seems that my router is ignoring the 8080 setting.


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