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Garry Douglas
11-29-08, 12:29 PM
I'm having problems trying to get remote management to work on a friend's
Netgear DG834Gv2 wireless router modem (firmware version 3.01.31).

The router has a dynamic IP address but is permanently powered on so it only
changes occasionally, but in addition I have set it to e-mail the status
logs to me on a daily basis and can usually monitor any changes to the IP
address when the lease expires or if a power outage occurs because the logs
include details of port scans by source and destination address.

I can use VNC to access the desktop machine (XP Pro SP2) connected to the
router from my PC (also XP2 SP2) by setting port forwarding on ports 5800
and 5900 on the router to the desktop's reserved local IP address
(192.168.0.2) so I know I'm using the correct WAN IP address.

Remote management is enabled using port 8080 and for testing purposes is set
to accept communications from any remote computer. The router is password
protected (not the default p/w).

However, when I enter the IP address in to my browser (IE6) the router
management console log on screen is not displayed (Page Not Found). I've
tried entering the IP address (xx.xx.xx.xx:8080) with and without the
http:// prefix and have also tried it with Google Chrome but the result is
always the same.

I've looked on several web based IT help forums and have seen the same
problem posted but no working solutions in response. Have also looked on the
Netgear site but can't see any details of the problem.

On my home PC I access the internet via a Linksys ADSL2 MUE USB/Ethernet
modem connected to a Belkin F5D7230-4 wireless router and have NIS2005
installed. Have checked the firewall rules and can't see any block on
outgoing comms on port 8080. Even tried creating a specific rule allowing
outgoing comms on that port (local and remote) but it doesn't make any
difference.

Can anyone suggest what it is I haven't considered or offer a solution.

Thanks

Garry
London, England