Recommend a modem/router please.

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by entertheraptor, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. entertheraptor

    entertheraptor New Member

    My Netcomm NB7 does not do reverse NAT and also refuses to forward WAN side port 80 requests to port 80 on the LAN side because it uses port 80 to access the modems configuration pages so I have had to forward to port 81 and tell the server to listen on that port instead.

    This makes no difference to people viewing sites on the server from the outside world, all appears to work just fine. The problem is when I want to view sites on the server from a machine on the same network as the server using the sites domain name.

    I got around the need for reverse NAT by editing my machines "hosts" file and associating the domain name with the network IP of the server but because the server listens on port 81 I have to append :81 to the domain name for it to work. This creates issues when I'm trying to view a site built from Wordpress for example.

    I need a DSL modem/router that will forward to port 80 on the LAN side, any recommendations?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    AFAIK, any D-Link/Linksys/Netgear router can do this (at least all models of these makes that I worked with could do this).
  3. entertheraptor

    entertheraptor New Member

    Hey thanks falko, the guy at my local computer store just looked at me and scratched his head lol.

    If they will forward port 80 on port 80 do they still access the routers config pages through a web browser? If so it seems kinda odd that all of these other routers will and the Netcomm doesn't. That would be just my luck though, to have the only router that has this issue :)
  4. mini14

    mini14 New Member

    I run a Netgear 3500L here and love it. Most of my webservers are at a Colo, but I run a few from the house/office and this does everything I ask of it with no problems at all. And yes you can use port 80 on Lan and Wan sides with no problem...and yes you still access the router configuration via a webpage http://

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