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Solved: Accessing LAN server through WAN request?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Event3horizon, Apr 12, 2008.

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  1. Event3horizon

    Event3horizon Banned Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure if my subject is really worded correctly, im not an expert in networking, but heres my question.

    I have a motorola vonage VT2142 router with a broadband internet connection (1 ip address). One of the computers connected to it is running a web server. The problem is, whenever i try to access that webserver using my public wan ip address THROUGH my internal LAN, the web browser just gives an immediate error accessing server. BUT, people outside my LAN can access the server fine through my public ip. I can also access it using the LAN ip address directly within my own LAN of course. My port forwarding is also set correctly. So ultimately, is this a feature or a bug?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    That's normal operation. Unless your router supports NAT loopback, you can't use the public IP address inside your network. I suspect that cheap Motorola VoIP router doesn't have such support.
     
  3. Event3horizon

    Event3horizon Banned Thread Starter

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    Yea see i kind of though so because My dlink wireless router has no problem doing NAT loopback as you say. So if I want to do this i probably want to restructure my home network making my dlink wireless do the routing and the voip router just a node on my network so my phone can work.

    Thank you for the reply
     
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    You're welcome.

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