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Solved: Disabling FTP/WEB server in router- port forwarding woes

Discussion in 'Networking' started by shadowman25, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. shadowman25

    shadowman25 Guest Thread Starter

    ok so on my router, i attempted to forward ports to my new ftp and webserver and no matter how i do it, it will not redirect. i have deleted the built in filters for automatically dropping those connections, and i have even tried forwarding a huge range of ports ( I.e. 1-20000 to while i realize that is a huge risk, it still did not work. what happens is, when accessing my external ip, on port 80 , or 21, then the password box for the router login comes up. why is it automatically doing this and not forwarding my ports as instructed? all computers on the LAN can access my computer without a problem. i even tried changing my computers ftp / web server to a nonstandard port and also forwarding those, but it didn't seem to work either. am i missing something ?? the router in question is an RT314 and i tested it with Bulletproof FTP serv . and Savant web serv.
  2. skinnywhiteboy


    Jan 26, 2001
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    How are you typing in the URL's for those services??
  3. shadowman25

    shadowman25 Guest Thread Starter in firefox to get to my webserver, and i assumed all i have to do to acces it from outside my network was http://(myip):80 or is that horribly wrong?
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
    I know my old D-Link 704P had issues with this until I applied a Firmware upgrade to my router.
    You sure you don't have remote management turned on in your router config?
  5. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    It's the IP address of your WAN interface you use to access your web server from, not the address. You are also trying to access the external address from inside your LAN which will always go to your router setup page. Have someone from the outside try and access it.
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