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PLEASE HELP - Flowpoint Port Forwarding

By ahaimsky3 ·
Hi, I have a program called "Remotely Anywhere" (It's like almost any other remote control program, so if you haven't heard of it, it doesn't really matter) through which one can control a remote pc through the use of any Java-enabled browser. Anyway, here's my problem: I'd like to set up the server side at work, where the network is connected to dsl through a Flowpoint 144 router. Now I think that this has a firewall built-in (not sure) because there is one ip address the router uses, and thenevery computer is set to use an internal ip (192.168.254.x). I need to connect to one of these computers remotely...! The instructions say that in a situation like this, port forwarding must be set up on the router. I downloaded the program to control the flowpoint router, but it's instructions were pretty impossible to understand. I also need to get rid of the password the isp set on the router, but I THINK I know how to do that. Anyway, pleeeeeease help. I really need to get this setup as soon as possible. THANKS!!!!!!!! Also, in a perfect world, I would like to set up all the computers on the network with this program and be able to control ANY of them remotely. I guess when I punch in the public IP address (same as the one the router'susing) I should get a list of computers that I can connect to...? Right? I'm so confused... Anyway, if you only know how to make it forward to a single computer, that information will be great for now. If anyone feels like throwing in some VPN setuppointers under this setup as well, I would be ever so grateful (I know, I'm pushing my luck =) ) Thanks again!!!

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by ahaimsky3 In reply to PLEASE HELP - Flowpoint P ...

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by curlergirl In reply to PLEASE HELP - Flowpoint P ...

It sounds like your router is doing NAT (Network Address Translation) and may have some packet filtering going on as well. You need to know this in order to successfully use your remote control software. You can use the NAT portion of the router software to map your static IP to a single internal IP address, which would allow you to get to a single workstation. Then, if this program works anything like pcAnywhere, you should be able to use that single workstation as a gateway to get to otherworkstations on the LAN (this is the way we do it). However, if your router is also doing packet filtering, you may need to find out what ports your remote control software uses so that you can open these ports on your router to allow it to pass your data through to the internal machine. I know how to do this with pcAnywhere, but each software package uses different ports defined in the program itself. pcAnywhere actually allows you to set the ports yourself, but other remote control softwareI've seen doesn't. Hope this helps!

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by ahaimsky3 In reply to PLEASE HELP - Flowpoint P ...

Hmmm thanks a lot for your input! I don't believe the router is doing any filtering and this program usually uses port 2000 but can be set to any other port instead. I actually do have pcAnywhere as well so perhaps I should use that. However, I don't see how it will make a difference if I still haven't gotten the forwarding down. So anyway, if we forget about the other workstations, I still need to know how to get a single one with the internal ip to allow access from the internet. Thanks a lotfor your input though, and if you (or anyone else) has any more, please post it. I am leaving this question "not answered" for now only in hopes that there will be more responses to it, but if nobody else gives me a better answer, I will of course give you the points. Thanks again!

p.s. the 10 point thing is a typo and it was supposed to be much more. Perhaps I can figure out a way to change it...

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by curlergirl In reply to PLEASE HELP - Flowpoint P ...

I guess my previous answer wasn't clear or detailed enough. With NAT, what you need to do is map one of your public IP addresses to the private IP address of the host that you want to be able to contact. The routers I've worked with (Netopia) havean option on the NAT screens to "add servers", and this is where you specify a service (i.e., the port number or numbers, in your case 2000), and then you specify the public IP address you want to use and the private IP address of the host machine that you want to get to using that port and public IP. Then, when you connect from the remote, you tell it to go to the public IP address that you mapped, and the router will forward the communication that comes in on that port at that IP address, and send it to the internal IP address of the host machine. I don't know anything about your particular router, so I can't give details on exactly what screens you might see, but this is the general idea. Hope this helps!

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by curlergirl In reply to PLEASE HELP - Flowpoint P ...

P.S. If you need to ask a specific question I can try to help further - you can email me at synergy@synoffsys.com.

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by ahaimsky3 In reply to PLEASE HELP - Flowpoint P ...

Thanks a lot. I will try this over the weekend; hopefully I'll be able to get it.

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