Linksys 4-port router/switch: I've forwarded port 80, now how do I connect to the config page for th

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Sorry for the x-posting but this way I potentially get advice from more
    people. (That's advise for you English fellers).

    I have a Linksys BEFSR41 4 port router/switch. it is working fine. Nat is
    fine. Internet connection is fine, etc. I can configure it just fine using
    the LAN address (which I have changed to 192.168.0.1 rather than changing
    all my computers to the Linksys' subnet.)

    I've set up port forwardign for port 80 to an internal machine.

    Now how do I connect to the Linksys itself from the internet? All port 80
    requests are going to the internal machine!

    Thanks!
     
    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 11, 2003
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  2. Jeffrey Silverman

    Mark Taylor Guest

    You have to enable "Remote Management" in the Advanced settings, then the
    access to the Linksys moves to port 1080


    Cheers,
    Mark
     
    Mark Taylor, Sep 11, 2003
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  3. On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 15:49:54 -0500, Mark Taylor wrote:

    Fantastic! Thanks.
     
    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 11, 2003
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  4. Alternatively, you could should be able to simply telnet into the Linksys
    instead of using a browser at all :)


    Michael
     
    Michael Buchenrieder, Sep 12, 2003
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  5. I tried that. It doesn't seem to work. what am I missing? Incidentally, I
    could not find mention of this feature in the user doc taht came with this
    (kick ass) router, so maybe you *can't* telnet in.
     
    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 12, 2003
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  6. Jeffrey Silverman

    Mark Taylor Guest

    Sorry, it's http protocols. It's a gui screen.
     
    Mark Taylor, Sep 12, 2003
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  7. [telnet]
    If a "telnet <router IP> doesn't yield a sucessful connection, although
    you can ping the router's interface, then it's probably a feature that
    the Linksys is lacking, sorry. I use Longshine routers only, and these
    allow for classical telnet access (which is very handy if you have to
    adjust the router's IP address to be matching the network's IP range
    that the router is to be added onto - because in such a situation the
    HTTP setup may be unreachable without tweaking at least one installed
    system on that network).

    Michael
     
    Michael Buchenrieder, Sep 13, 2003
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  8. Well, the thing was only $US50, so I can't expect *every* feature now, can
    I.

    This thing makes a great replacement for my Linux firewall I had set up on
    an old pc. No fan! (i.e. quiet)
     
    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 13, 2003
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  9. Jeffrey Silverman

    James Knott Guest

    I recently bought an SMC 7004VWBR wireless router for $90 (CDN) with a $60
    rebate from SMC. Currently, I have it between my LInux firewall and cable
    modem. This means that anyone wanting to access my home network, has to
    use a VPN, to get past my Linux firewall.

    Incidentally, I'm currently sitting on my balcony, with my notebook
    computer. I'm running Knode on my main desktop system, and using X over
    the wireless, to display the program. Since I used ssh, to connect to the
    desktop and redirect X, my newsgroup messages are protected by both ssh and
    vpn encryption! ;-)

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    James Knott, Sep 13, 2003
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  10. Jeffrey Silverman

    James Knott Guest

    My SMC wireless router also doesn't appear to have any control method, other
    than browser. What would be nice, would be SSH, instead of telnet. SSH
    supports sending commands, without actually logging in. It also encrypts
    everything, so a snooper can't read your password.

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    James Knott, Sep 13, 2003
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  11. Jeffrey Silverman

    James Knott Guest

    Further on this. I sent an e-mail to SMC tech support, asking about other
    control methods. They confirmed that using a browser was the only method.

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    James Knott, Sep 14, 2003
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  12. Jeffrey Silverman

    Les Mikesell Guest

    Keep in mind that anyone else who manages to associate with the wireless
    access point has direct access to the laptop. Even though your established
    connections may be through ssh and can't be intercepted the laptop must
    provide its own firewalling against new inbound connections or exploits.
     
    Les Mikesell, Sep 14, 2003
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  13. Jeffrey Silverman

    James Knott Guest

    I'm well aware of that, and while I didn't have the firewall up for testing
    that problem we were discussing elsewhere, I normally do have one up.
    Also, WEP reduces that risk somewhat. I am a strong believer in computer
    security. On my previous linux based firewall, I was running IPchains and
    found a bug in the firewall rules published by the author of the book
    "Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls" and got credit on his site for
    finding it. I also promote X.509 digital certificates to my friends, for
    secure e-mail. And, I frequently run port scans against my firewall, to
    ensure they're still safe.

    BTW, if you want a free X.509 certificate, you can get one at
    www.thawte.com.



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    James Knott, Sep 15, 2003
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  14. Fantastic! Thanks.
     
    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 30, 2003
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