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Internal DSL Modem w/ External IP + External Router, how to get into local network?

Q: Internal DSL Modem w/ External IP + External Router, how to get into local network?

Hi everyone My setup Dell running Windows XP SP with internal DSL modem isp is xmission Linksys WRT router I get my internet through the internal modem and I m able to access the internet on the computer that the modem is installed in and then I have a network cable going from the box with my modem in it to a wireless router and I have a good internet connection on all of my local boxes Now I have an external IP External Router, w/ local network? DSL to Modem get Internal IP External into how + address on that computer so I m able to ssh ping it etc I Internal DSL Modem w/ External IP + External Router, how to get into local network? have tried numerous tutorials and guides on how to go through this computer and get into my local network to access machines in my home remotely from work the road etc But I think the internal modem gives me some problems for some weird reason I don t quite understand how to get through the router I think what s happening is I have my internet gateway computer in front of the router and then all the local boxes behind the router and I can t get past the router Could anyone enlighten me as to how I would SSH into or even PING machines in my local network from a remote location Many thanks and Merry Christmas nbsp

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A: Internal DSL Modem w/ External IP + External Router, how to get into local network?

My interpretation is that you have dial-up internet access and are using ICS? Correct?

If the above is correct does the ICS machine connect to the router's WAN port or a LAN port?
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A:External To Internal Network Access

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A:Connect using external IP address on internal network

In order to connect to the public IP address, the router used would have to loop back the IP addresses into the network. I've been led to believe that some SOHO routers have that capability, but I've personally never tried to do it. Look in the WAN configuration for the router.
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I thought, I had got this, but,, potentially, i haven't. I used to be able to do this, when I had a different router/modem

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It is the "gateway", in this network, to the "internet".

Now, if I go on google, or anywhere else, to find my ip, and, it says, say, should i not be able to access the router/modem externally, through this ip?

If i do this, say, in IE 9, it can't connect, saying

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A:Access gateway (router/modem) from external net

You need to make sure that the modem/router supports remote access to the administration pages and that it is enabled. Allowing this is a security risk since a remote attacker could take control of it. You definitely need to use a very secure password when enabling this function

If you are testing remote access while connected on the LAN side of the modem/router, you need to make sure it supports loopback access through its own public IP address. Some routers do not support it.
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Normally, internal or PCMCIA Wi-Fi cards have much less range than an external adapter with a real antenna.
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A:network connection problem with external modem

Welcome to the Forum.

Check out this Thread it covers most of things that I found in other items with Google.
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A:Cannot Access Router With External Network Adapters

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I'm no professional, so this may not be the most correct answer. Be warned.

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A:internal hd data to external hd

Clicking is not a good sign . . What files did you try to copy? . . how did you try to copy the files?

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Hi as far as I know it should be plug and pay so's to speak,
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Quote: Originally Posted by veii

I don't seem to be able to copy my "Music" folder from my external HDD to my internal. No prompts for permission or anything come up, just nothing happens?

I'm trying to drag and drop the folder using Windows Explorer.


Try this, make a new folder on your external. Put the old folder in the new, then try to transfer. Hope it works, good luck..
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