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WRT54G V6 Won't Port Forward

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Paul533, May 1, 2010.

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  1. Paul533

    Paul533 Thread Starter

    May 1, 2010
    I have read the posts regarding WRT54G port forwarding problems, have contacted Linksys support who confirmed that the configuration setting were conrrect and cannot get port forwarding to work. I am attempting to view a Canon VB-C50iR camera from the internet that is wire connected to the router. The router is connected to a Scientific Atlanta DPC2100 cable modem with Time Warner as the ISP. The router is a WRT54G v.6 with current firmware. I have confirmed with the ISP that they are not blocking any ports. I also confirmed that camera configuration is correct with Canon.

    I created as static IP address for the camera outside of the DHCP automatic addresses set by the router. I can access the camera without a problem within the network both on a wired and wireless basis.

    I configured and enabled the required ports to be forwarded but cannot access the camera from the internet. I have also attempted to access the camera after disabling port forwarding and enabling DMZ to the IP address of the camera.

    With the ports forwarded or in DMZ, the ports are not open as tested with Open Port Check Tool.

    I configured the router for remote access over the internet and can access the setup function without a problem. The remote access port for the router does appear open with Open Port Check Tool.

    Help please! Thanks.
  2. Mumbodog


    Oct 3, 2007
    Have you forwarded ports for any other device or software, do they work on that router?

    The only thing I can think of is if your ISP has your IP address behind their firewall, known as a private IP.

    I know you said you asked them, but you might call back and ask a technician if your IP address is Public or Private.

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