Thread: Router problem
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:40 PM   #2
Cormanth
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Craig,
Having a Netgear router myself, I tihnk I have an understanding of your problem. The deal is, Netgear routers (especially residential routers) don't like to allow internal IPs (clients on the inside network) to connect to it's external (WAN) IP. This has been a thorn in my backside for a number of years. The only way I have ever been able to get around this is to create a static route to the public IP of the router. This does not work on all Netgear routers, but my MR314 lets me do it this way. If all else fails, just accept that you will have to connect to the local IP while your friends can safely connect to the public IP.
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