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Siemens Se587 Wlan DSL port forwarding testing help

Posted by: Jemes  Z.      12 Dec 2009 @ 14:00
Siemens Se587 Wlan DSL port forwarding testing help

I have the above routor and set properly. But I cannot do the port forwarding test from my pc.
Question 1.
Is anyway I can do the testing withou asking a friend's help. It is just a learning question.
Question 2.
Do most of the routor have the same limitation or just the particular routor does?

Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      12 Dec 2009 @ 15:00
RE: Siemens Se587 Wlan DSL port forwarding testing help

One way you could test it yourself would be if you had a dialup modem. You could then connect your PC to teh internet via dialup, bypassing the router, and connect to the router's external IP address. It is usually much easier to ask a friend.

Whether your router aloows "internal connections to the external address" varies by make. It is not common on the cheaper home routers that most of us use. However, it might work. Have you tried it?

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Reply by: James z.      14 Dec 2009 @ 16:54
RE: Siemens Se587 Wlan DSL port forwarding testing help

Thank Alan D,

I have not had a dialup connection. Anyway, one thing seems clear that it is difficult to test the port forwarding using your own internal IP. It is understandable. Thank you again.

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