Solved Router/ network problem , allowing me to log into a device

March 18, 2014 at 10:06:34
Specs: Windows 7
I have full access to my router from outside but there are only printers on this network and I need to get into the GUI of one of the printers. Is there a way to set this up and then dismantle it. There are no computers on this network .

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March 18, 2014 at 13:36:19
While I have no experience with that particular device, I do have experience with other cisco products. This looks like a mid-grade device but should easily be able to do what you want. However, due to my lack of experience with this particular device, I can't advise you beyond saying you might want to:
1) Find a cisco help forum on the internet, join up and ask about this there
or
2) Contact cisco support directly (they'll want money)

I would try #1 first if it were me.

Now, in the past I've created port forwards on SOHO level equipment for ftp, ssh and RDC. I haven't tried (or needed to) make a forward for HTTP (port 80) but it should function the same as any other forward.

You shouldn't need to do any more than enter the outward facing IP of your router (external interface) in your web browser and you should be automatically directed to the printer in question.

One last thing, you could put a PC in the LAN in question and set it up to accept RDC connections. Then create a port forward to that PC on the RDC port (3389 if memory serves me) and you could then connect to the PC and from it, any printer in that network. Using the method you're employing, you could only connect to one printer. Using a "printer management PC" you could connect to all of them.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



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March 18, 2014 at 10:19:22
You would likely have to make a port forward. Find out what port the GUI's on the printers are using and forward it to the IP of the printer.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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March 18, 2014 at 10:50:12
Please elaborate as the printer is on 192.168.1.20 and i forwarded 80 to 192.168.1.20 BUT how do i tell the router to take me to 192.168.1.20 as this is Cisco and they are strange sometimes. and does the firewall stop this from going through and back again?

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March 18, 2014 at 11:56:56
You don't actually "tell" the router manually. When you attempt to connect to the printer using your web browser, the router's firewall should pick up the attempted connection on port 80 and automatically forward it to the IP address you specified in the forward. Before doing anything else, you need to double check the forward and ensure you've configured it properly.

What model router is it you're using?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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#4
March 18, 2014 at 12:21:35
Cisco RVO42 I forwarded 80 to the IP no response when i put 173.xxx.xxx.xx:80 in my browser I also forwarded a second port to that ip and tried 173.xxx.xxx.x:1234. No response

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March 18, 2014 at 13:36:19
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While I have no experience with that particular device, I do have experience with other cisco products. This looks like a mid-grade device but should easily be able to do what you want. However, due to my lack of experience with this particular device, I can't advise you beyond saying you might want to:
1) Find a cisco help forum on the internet, join up and ask about this there
or
2) Contact cisco support directly (they'll want money)

I would try #1 first if it were me.

Now, in the past I've created port forwards on SOHO level equipment for ftp, ssh and RDC. I haven't tried (or needed to) make a forward for HTTP (port 80) but it should function the same as any other forward.

You shouldn't need to do any more than enter the outward facing IP of your router (external interface) in your web browser and you should be automatically directed to the printer in question.

One last thing, you could put a PC in the LAN in question and set it up to accept RDC connections. Then create a port forward to that PC on the RDC port (3389 if memory serves me) and you could then connect to the PC and from it, any printer in that network. Using the method you're employing, you could only connect to one printer. Using a "printer management PC" you could connect to all of them.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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