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karotto
06-10-08, 12:59 AM
Hi there,

I am using a Dlink 504T DSL router and I am experiencing the following
problem: I have a static IP address and I have 2 computers connected
to my network. I would like to access computer A through computer B
VIA THE INTERNET (through my static IP address) as opposed to going
through the LAN as is simple to do. (too complicated to explain why I
need to do this but it has something to do with email). When I try to
connect to my IP address and I am not connecting from home things are
fine. I can access my other computer fine. But when I do the same from
home I get an error. somehow the router knows that the IP address I am
requesting to connect to is the same one as the one I am requesting
from (as I am home now and on the same LAN). Is there any way to tell
the router to go over the Internet to access my other computer rather
than connecting though my network? Any help is MUCH appreciated.

Don
06-10-08, 05:08 PM
Unless your router has a "loopback" feature, the NAT is preventing you from
hitting your own external IP address. Loopback basically puts an alias of
the external address on the internal interface of the firewall. In reality,
you'd still be going across the LAN.

"karotto" <biz@theplayspace.com.au> wrote in message
news:7c85f34a-c86f-48be-aa98-c8f26bb974a0@l28g2000prd.googlegroups.com...
> Hi there,
>
> I am using a Dlink 504T DSL router and I am experiencing the following
> problem: I have a static IP address and I have 2 computers connected
> to my network. I would like to access computer A through computer B
> VIA THE INTERNET (through my static IP address) as opposed to going
> through the LAN as is simple to do. (too complicated to explain why I
> need to do this but it has something to do with email). When I try to
> connect to my IP address and I am not connecting from home things are
> fine. I can access my other computer fine. But when I do the same from
> home I get an error. somehow the router knows that the IP address I am
> requesting to connect to is the same one as the one I am requesting
> from (as I am home now and on the same LAN). Is there any way to tell
> the router to go over the Internet to access my other computer rather
> than connecting though my network? Any help is MUCH appreciated.