Router/Firewall Settings for Port Forwarding Continued...
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Mon Apr 5 16:22:01 2004
I've ignored this conversation up to this point, so excuse me if this
> So basically, how can I set up port forwarding so that when I type in
> http://w.x.y.z:5800 it forwards to 192.168.1.2:5800 instead of just
> 192.168.1.2 b/c that's my problem right?
This doesn't make sense. All IP communication has an address and a port
number. Your NAT device takes the information coming into it on port 5800
and forwards it to the internal "server" address on the same port (5800).
> I was thinking that since my
> router had a remote management feature (where I can type in http://w.x.y.z
> and I can log into my server settings from anywhere on the internet) that
> this might be causing a problem? B/c even though for remote management I
> have port 8080 lets say to log in, I don't even need to type a port to get
> to the router settings.
You don't have to type a port because port 80 is the assigned port for
HTTP. Your web browser assumes port 80 for HTTP unless you tell it
> I will try turning remote management of the
> off and try both port forwarding addresses one more time, but I am at a
> on how to forward a TCP 5800 or 5900 to 192.168.1.2:5800 or PC1 and not
> to 192.168.1.2. Any ideas????
You are confused.
> If you click on the link below, you can view a screen shot of the only
> forwarding settings I have with my Netgear.
As explained on the netgear page, the "Server" address should be the
internal address of the machine running the server.
I would suggest using two entries, one for port 5900 and one for port 5800
(both assuming your "PC 1" is a MS Windows machine using the default
I see that your router also has a SPI firewall. Have you tried disabling it?
> And here's what my network looks like since I have one computer...
> N| +--------+
> T| w.x.y.z | |192.168.1.1 +------+ 192.168.1.2
> E+----------+ Router +--------------+ Pc 1 +-------------
> N| | | +------+
> E| +--------+
You are trying to access VNC from a machine on the internet and not