remote into just netgear router

Netgear Wgr614 wireless router
February 9, 2010 at 08:00:01
Specs: Windows XP
My bro has a netgear router and from time to
time needs help configuring it due to xbox live
issues. im not sure of the model of router but i
don't think it matters anywho. all i really want
to be able to do is login to his router from say
my house because he lives quite the distance
away and i can't always go there, so that i can
change settings on his router for him. I don't
need to remote into his computer just his
netgear router. It's enabled for remote
access...where do i go from here?

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#1
February 9, 2010 at 08:08:25
If it already has remote management enabled, you just open a browser and type in <his-ip-address>:what-ever-port-you-picked-in-the-router-config

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#2
February 9, 2010 at 08:50:58
it would be his public IP correct? from his ISP? also would it
make a difference that his DSL modem does NAT?

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#3
February 9, 2010 at 09:45:55
It should be his public IP. If his modem does NAT, then it too is acting like a router. Does the modem have more than one Ethernet port on it to connect computers to? If the modem is a true router, it would probably be better to replace the netear router with a simple switch. That may also help with some of the Xbox problems.

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#4
February 9, 2010 at 10:37:38
nope just one ethernet port on modem, no other devices just
modem and router. would the modem's NAT affect remotely
logging into his router?

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#5
February 9, 2010 at 11:50:55
Yes. If it is doing NAT (meaning that the device plugged into the modem (in this case the Netgear router) does not get assigned a publicly routable address) then it also has to do some sort of port forwarding. You may have to configure it to allow what ever port you are using to remotely access the Netgear router to "pass through" it.

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#6
February 9, 2010 at 12:00:26
ahh ok. so i just used the default of 8080. so then should i do
port forwarding in the modem for 8080 or just put router into
modems DMZ? if so for port forwarding would that be TCP, UDP
or both? sorry kinda new at this lolz

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#7
February 9, 2010 at 12:08:14
Normally you start simple and then move on to the more complex.

Have your bro tell you what the netgear router wan ip is.
Have your bro tell you if remote management is set to http or https.
Have your bro confirm port 8080.

Then just http(s)://wanipaddress:8080 and see if you connect.

If not then confirm the settings. If they check outt then move on to the modem.


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