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port forwarding-can't open the routers web based configuration page

nagarjuna borra
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i want to forward the ftp port to allow ftp traffic.

but the problem is : nothing shows up when i enter my router's ip address in the browser's adress bar,

my default gateway is 172.16.212.1,and i tried every possible combination of addresses for my routers_web_based_config_page as suggested in google, still no result.

(if there are any strange combinations,do let me know)

what could be the problem?

is it natural that there will be no web based configuration page for a router,sometimes???.
Joe Ess
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I'm sure your ISP could disable your ability to configure your router. Can you ping or telnet to your router?
portforward.com is what I always rely on when I need help with my router configuration.


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Henry Wong
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Joe Ess wrote:I'm sure your ISP could disable your ability to configure your router. Can you ping or telnet to your router?
portforward.com is what I always rely on when I need help with my router configuration.


That's a private ip address -- so it's not the one assigned by the ISP. It's the internal address for the router that is supporting the private network. And you need to talk to your system adminstration -- because, even if you find the correct port that the admin page is configured for, it is very likely to be password protected.

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Joe Ess
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Henry Wong wrote:
Joe Ess wrote:I'm sure your ISP could disable your ability to configure your router. Can you ping or telnet to your router?
portforward.com is what I always rely on when I need help with my router configuration.


That's a private ip address -- so it's not the one assigned by the ISP. It's the internal address for the router that is supporting the private network.


I think he's working on his home network, so hitting the gateway IP with a browser should open the router configuration page. At least that's the way it has worked for the ISP's I have used.
nagarjuna borra
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Joe Ess wrote: Can you ping or telnet to your router?


i can ping him but cant telnet
nagarjuna borra
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Henry Wong wrote:
you need to talk to your system adminstration -- because, even if you find the correct port that the admin page is configured for, it is very likely to be password protected.

thats what i've been suspecting.I'll ask the ISP guy.
 
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