2012-01-24, 09:16 AM
Hey gang, just got my 70/30 fibre installed Saturday, loving it so far. I am however having issues with port forwarding. I've been reading some threads and saw that I should reboot the modem after making the settings. The issue I'm having now is that I'm at work and can't remember the default port to use to remote into my router. I knew I should have changed it! LOL
Thanks for the help!
2012-01-24, 11:54 AM
I don't think you can remote into the modem by default. I think remote management is turned off by default or at least would hope that it is.
I can't check the default settings on mine since I've switched over to the ASUS R56U instead of the Actiontec router.
2012-01-24, 12:35 PM
I do have it enabled. I called the help line and they told me the port is 443 but it's still not working maybe b/c I didn't reboot the modem. I'm after reading in this forum that a reboot is sometimes required for port forwarding etc changes to take effect
2012-01-24, 02:18 PM
Do you have any routers after the Actiontech or is it your router for the home (by the way that router sucks).
2012-01-24, 03:42 PM
LOL yes it's the only router right now. I did have a linksys with the old aliant modem.
2012-01-24, 08:40 PM
Having problems trying to remote to my PC from an external IP. I was able to RDP with my old modem when I had ultra. I have port 3389 opened by adding remote desktop as an application rule (TCP Port start end and map are 3389) . I can remote internally but not with an external IP.
2012-01-24, 09:29 PM
If it is the only computer that you want to remote on your network :
Log in to your router
Go to Advanced Settings
Click on port fowarding on the bottom
Since you are going to open a port on the internet I would suggest you choose another port then 3389.
In Section 1 enter starting port end ending port to 3389 then TCP and the internal ip of your computer 192.168.2.XX (Set your computer to static IP for best results)
Section 2 choose a port other then 3389 (for safety) and enter it for both Starting and ending. Put remote I.P to 0.0.0.0
After, if you want to contact your computer outside your home enter in remote: 142.xxx.xxx.xxx (your bell IP adresse or a DynDns adress if you have one) followed by :Port# so if you ip would be 126.96.36.199 and your chosen port would be 11983, enter 188.8.131.52:11983 then it should connect you
If you need further help feel free to PM me
Please exercise caution when modifying router setting, I will not be help responsible for any malfunction.
2012-01-24, 09:50 PM
If you're trying to connect using your external IP from within your lan, the Actiontec won't let you do that. When I had the Actiontec, I used my cell to try out things out or I would VPN into my office and try from there.
Replacing the Actiontec with the RT56U got rid of this issue.
And as a fyi, port 22 is blocked.
2012-01-24, 09:58 PM
Well dosnt matter if you are inside your LAN you would just connect using the internal ip of the computer, I have VPN running trough the Actiontec, not when i am inside the Lan of course
2012-01-25, 08:17 AM
I am trying to RDP while on work VPN.
2012-01-25, 11:31 PM
Try setting up another port forward on any port and using PFPortCheck (http://portforward.com/help/portcheck.htm) to see if the forward is actually working. I've been able to use RDP across the Actiontec.