Sunday, December 27, 2009

Port Forwarding Rule Setup in Actiontec router (VZ WIRELESS ROUTER)

First of all login in router access page; most often it is

In my case

public IP: 72.B.C.D (I haven't provied my public ip for my privacy)
private IP: 192.168.1.x

Step: 1 Click on Firewall Setting--> Port Forwarding --> New Entry

step: 2 Give the device name (LAN device) where your outer world need to have access; for e.g Web server in LAN hosted on computer named as 'windows' with IP add

step 3: We selected "Forward to Port : User Defined " so that we can customize the way (I mean the Port) we can access LAN service from outside world. I named my WebServer application as DevApp.

step 4: Now configure the service/Application. The simplest rule would be: Any one can access through the my defined Port (say 8081) using TCP protocol

step 5: now we should select OK

step 6: Forward to Port : the port where my web server is listening. In my case my web server is listening at (FYI - Listen port can be changed in httpd.conf e.g Listen

step 7:

step 8: Once the rule is defined, it should be refreshed in router or applied.

step 9: Click Refresh/Apply

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