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Topic # 59113 27-Mar-2010 00:39
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hi i have configured my router to accept my ISP IP address under "remote administrator" over the internet (remotely) but i can only ping it over the internet, i cant use telnet or anything. im a bit of newbie really. how do i connect to the router? do i use webbrowsing or telnet? and if i wanted to just access a computer behind the router with VPN software how would i do that? cause the computers behind the router have leased DHCP class C static IP addresses, so with the VPN settings, do i type the PCs DHCP LAN address? or the routers internet IP? and if i entered the INternet IP, then wouldnt that be to vague since there are numerous computers behind the router. i know, im a newbie, but id appreciate some good tutorial links, or your own clear instructions. il love you long time. :D


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  Reply # 311785 27-Mar-2010 01:45
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its probably best not to open up your router admin interfaces to the net... there are a bunch of mailcious worms that would love to feats on it.

as for accessing computers behind the router, normally you would publish a vpn server or terminal server using the port forwarding capabilities. Published servers need to have a static ip address - whether they are a statis reservation in DHCP or manually assigned doesnt matter, but having a dynamic ip address isnt going to work

perhaps you could fill the the type of router you have, the type of connection from ISP and a psedo-drawing of your network including ip addresses (you can blank out the last three digits if required... e.g. 192.168.33.XXX

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  Reply # 311797 27-Mar-2010 08:51
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  Reply # 311801 27-Mar-2010 09:17
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First a question. You wrote "i have configured my router to accept my ISP IP address under "remote administrator" over the internet (remotely) but i can only ping it over the internet"

Is it your own router? If yes, what IP address you entered there? That is supposed to be someone else's IP address, the one you allow from OUTSIDE your network to administer the router. I have the impression you entered your own IP address, which wouldn't do anything there.

Next, if you want to access your PCs remotely you have to ask yourself "What I want to do?"

If you want to access resources (printer, shared folders) then you need a VPN. There are different ways of doing it:

1.Your OS supports VPN incoming connections: you will have to configure your PC to accept incoming connections and forward appropriate ports from your router to your PC. You will need a static LAN IP address on this PC.

2.You can use Hamachi (also from and create a VPN using that software (very easy) but you will need to install one copy in each PC that needs to be in the VPN

3.Your router is running DD-WRT for example which supports VPN. Using this you connect to your router and will receive an internal LAN IP address - like being connected at home.

If you want to remote control a PC then:

1.Install LogMeIn and just use it. No configurations needed except for the install

2.Configure Remote Desktop on your PC. Lilke one of the VPN scenarios you will need
to forward appropriate ports from your router to your PC. You will need a static LAN IP address on this PC.

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  Reply # 311867 27-Mar-2010 15:01
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thanks for the quick replies guys, before i go any firther with posting my details, one question... do i need a router on both sides? say if i have a wireless modem at one computer without a router, can i still connect through a remote router into someones VPN?

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