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I'm trying to remotely manage a Wireless router that's on the inside of a home network that uses a DSL modem. I've enabled remote management, and typed in the IP address:8080, but it still says it can't connect. I've done this with a cable modem with a router built into it, so it's once device...do I have to change some settings on the DSL modem to get it to work?
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So wait. You're trying to access the router from outside the local network?
In that case, sounds like you might have missed some settings. You also have to allow forwarding to the port in question.
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Is that a setting on the router itself, or the modem that connects outside? I only ask because I didn't have to do it with the cable modem/ route all in one unit.
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Is that a setting on the router itself, or the modem that connects outside? I only ask because I didn't have to do it with the cable modem/ route all in one unit.
On the router, check for "Port Fowarding" on the router page.
Then forward port 8080.
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Awesome thanks. Is that because it's behind a dsl modem? I just know I didn't have to do it with the other one.
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Depending on the device, you don't necessarily have to forward ports.

Some devices (generally higher-end units) will provide the option to allow management sessions from the WAN interface. In this case, no port forwarding is required.

However, with other devices enabling remote management will simply NAT the external IP to and internal address and then access the webGUI as an internal client would. In this case port 8080 may need to be forwarded.
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It's a pretty low end D-link router, and a basic DSL modem. I'll give it a shot and let you guys know. Thanks a ton
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It's a pretty low end D-link router, and a basic DSL modem. I'll give it a shot and let you guys know. Thanks a ton
I'm not sure if you'll have the same problem, but in my network I have to go into the modem and forward the ports through to the router. It's annoying, but simple. If the other suggestions don't work, maybe take a look in the modem's settings? Best of luck.
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