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Old 25-04-2012, 23:05   #1
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Superhub Port Forwarding Problems

Dear all,

I am a bit of an IT tinkerer and like to set things up just to see if I can get them working.

I currently have a web server running on my home network and would like to be able to access the page from outside of my LAN.

With my pre-Superhub setup (the little black Virgin modem and a Linksys WRT54G router) this was a piece of cake. I just forwarded port 80 to the IP address of my web server (192.168.0.2) and everything worked fine (I used DynDNS to forward my domain name to my external IP address).

I upgraded to a Superhub and 30Meg broadband about 6 months ago however at the time didn't setup my web server.

This evening I thought I might have a go at setting it up agian. I duly forwarded port 80 to the IP address of my server inside my LAN using the Supehub's web interface, however this time it doesn't work. I used the ShieldsUp port scanner and it indicates that port 80 is still closed.

I have searched the net and it is apparent that I am not the only one having difficulties with port forwarding on the Superhub.

Question - Does anyone know if the problem is definitely the Superhub, or am I missing something?

Any help will be gratefully received.

Rob
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Old 25-04-2012, 23:10   #2
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Re: Superhub Port Forwarding Problems

When I had a Superhub port forwarding worked OK so I suspect you've screwed it up somehow. Can you access your server from within your home network? Have set up any software firewall you may have on the server machine correctly?
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Re: Superhub Port Forwarding Problems

I can access the webpage from inside my network no problem soI know it is running and serving the pages as it should be.

Unless I have missed something stupid I would be surprised if I have screwed something up given that I have had it working fine before. Also, to be honest, there's not really all that much to it.

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Re: Superhub Port Forwarding Problems

I have a similar problem with a server I developed. It runs okay on an external VPS, and anyone can connect to it.

However, when I try to run it on my home PC, using port forwarding, only I can connect to it. I would be really interested to know what I can do to address this issue...
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Re: Superhub Port Forwarding Problems

Some cheap routers can't listen on a loopback interface (LAN) while portforwarding.

That said, I run a development webserver on my LAN for tinkering, and it responds over the LAN and via portforwarding, so the superhub doesn't seem to have that issue.
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Re: Superhub Port Forwarding Problems

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Some cheap routers can't listen on a loopback interface (LAN) while portforwarding.
Yes I remember running across that one in the past but I'd forgotten it. That said if you don't have the issue on a Superhub nobody should. Simplest way to check is to use a 3G phone or phone a friend to try it.
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Re: Superhub Port Forwarding Problems

I recall port forwarding on the superhub worked OK for me.

However, lately I've been using an asus rt n16 flashed with tomatousb. The other day I was quite depressed to find that port forwarding had stopped working.

I managed to retrieve the situation by clearing the NVRAM.

On the superhub the nearest equivalent is resetting to factory defaults. If you are still getting problems and are confident you've done everything right then you must have a faulty superhub.
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Re: Superhub Port Forwarding Problems

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Some cheap routers can't listen on a loopback interface (LAN) while portforwarding.
The correct term for this is NAT reflection - though most people call it "loopback" for some reason.

The loopback interface is 127.0.0.1 and cannot be used to listen or transmit anything to/from the LAN, hence I prefer to avoid the term to avoid confusion.
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