I am trying to find a simple work around for a crappy modem. Basically the modem from my ISP functions as a crappy router (Siemens SE567). It does all that NAT and firewall stuff. I want the ability to open and close ports remotely. Unfortunately it doesn't allow remote administration. So I am trying to figure out a work-around. Here are the options:
Set up all ports (TCP/UDP 0-65535) open on the modem and control ports with my router
Tried this and as soon as it is active NO network traffic gets through. I do not understand why, any ideas? Could this solution be made to work?
Set up an open port to an internal computer that will do internal NAT so I can access the LAN administration interface on the modem
Does that make sense? Basically it would be like a proxy. External to the network the the url http://my.wan.ip.adr:prt would get forwarded to say 192.168.2.165 (internal computer) and that computer will then forward that request to the gateway 192.168.2.1:80. Is this possible?
Dump the ‘crappy’ router (as you put it).
And get one you can work with
Thanks for the suggestion but the crappy router is my modem. So...... yeah.... dumping crappy router = dumping Internet
I did manage to find a work around. Albeit not ideal, I managed to achieve the required effect of a proxy. I still cannot remotely manage ports, but I found a solution where remote port management is not needed. So this problem is solved. Thanks for the help.
Can’t be a very happy chappie then… lol
I don’t know what your ISP’s policies are, but here you are not obliged to use ISP provided equipment; as long as it talks DSL you can hook it up to the phone line. A quick search showed many people are unhappy with the SE567 performance. Combo DSL modem/routers are inexpensive now, couldn’t you just buy a better one and use that?
> I did manage to find a work around. Albeit not ideal, I managed
> to achieve the required effect of a proxy. I still cannot remotely
> manage ports, but I found a solution where remote port management is not
> needed. So this problem is solved. Thanks for the help.
Remote admin is a BUG, not a FEATURE, IMHO!
If your router has remote admin, hackers can attack it. If it can only
be managed from a wired LAN connection, they have to break into your
Of course it’s a different story in an organizational setting but for a
private house I think not having remote management is sensible.