Solved: Accessing iNet IP from same LAN

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TacticalSniper

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Hey all,

Here's the situation: I am attempting to access the external IP of my organization from same LAN the IP directs to.

To elaborate: I have laptops PCs for traveling users. In order for them to be able to connect their Outlooks to the Exchange server, I've set up an RPC over HTTP connection. It works great from outside, allowing users to work with their Outlooks as usual. However, the problems start when users get back to my LAN. If, for example, from outside their Outlooks go to IP 192.147.111.57, everything connects fine. However, when they get back into the LAN, their Outlooks obviously attempt to reach the same IP from within its own network, meaning they simply get timeouts.

Question: is there any way to set up my main router to re-address traffic in a way that would allow such connections to work seamlessly? Does a router has to have a specific option to allow such redirection, or could it be configured through simple static routing?

Ask me if I didn't explain well. Oh, and TIA!
 

zx10guy

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Your router needs to support loopback of the public IP address configured on its WAN port.
 

TacticalSniper

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Right. Thanks a lot, mate.

So I guess there's no way to set this up somehow using routing, right? I know the question is stupid, I was just wondering...
 

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Not with your typical SOHO or even some SMB routers. I know pretty much all the Netgear routers I've touched personally have this capability. The models I know for sure do it are the FVS318, WGR614, and the FVS338. I have a WGT624 which I haven't tried this on but I'm sure it will also support this.
 

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Thanks a bunch, mate. Until now, our hardware supplier sold us SMB routers that were supposedly good, but now that I became responsible for everything computer-wise I see all the shortfalls.

Thanks a lot.
 
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