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# 208825 1-Mar-2017 09:12
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I've just had my Orcon fibre installed.  I have the Netcomm NF4V router provided by Orcon and have a fixed IP address.  My router's software version is: GURNV5.OT132A-8-NC.Orcon-R5B036.EN


2 Problems/questions:




1.    Remote Access to Router.   I cannot set my router up for remote access?  It appears the firmware Orcon have installed is different from Netcomm's.  I have no ability to get to the "services control screen as it's not there!  The manual says:  "management > access control > services control"


So now I cannot remotely access my router. 




2.   Remote Access to USB Stick.   Also, I have a USB stick plugged into the router.  I can access this internally from home via File Explorer but cannot access from the WAN/outside the network.  Wondering if it's to do with the port forwarding (I have some set up for my IPcams).


When I enter my IP address from outside the network it goes straight to the login for one of my IPCams on my network.




I contacted Orcon but they said not their problem and to contact Netcomm Wireless!  Even though it's Orcon's firmware which I think is causing this.


Any help appreciated.




PS: Anyone know what the difference is between "blocking mode" vs "standard mode" on the LAN setup screen in the router?  Mine is set to 'blocking mode' enabled by default.




Thanks in advance,



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  # 1728134 1-Mar-2017 09:23
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Firstly you've got to be crazy to allow remote access to a router. That's right up there at the top on the list of things you should never ever do above port forwards. If you want remote access to devices it should only be via VPN or some other remote access method such as Team Viewer.



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  # 1729157 2-Mar-2017 22:04
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Without being rude, what possible use case does remote router configuration access have for a home user?  I'm honestly perplexed by this.  It is a serious security issue, which is why we disable it and hide the option on our supplied routers.

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