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sitka160n
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-02-2009
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WAG160N Access from Internet

I have just bought a WAG160N, no problem setting it up and it seems to work fine. I have been trying to reach it from the internet ('block anonymous requests' is not selected) so when I type in the address using port 8080, I get a page right back with three square characters at the top left hand corner.

Anyone got any idea what I'm doing wrong?

dibbler
Posts: 3,173
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: WAG160N Access from Internet

To enable remote management on your Gateway see the link here , you have to use your Gateway's Internet IP address:8080(x.x.x.x:8080)...
sitka160n
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-02-2009

Re: WAG160N Access from Internet

Thanks for your reply Dibbler, I am trying to get access using my dyndns host name e.g http://xxxx.dyndns.org:8080

I have configured the router as per the link you kindly referenced for me when I first set it up, when I type in the address above, I get a new web page, but it's blank apart from three square characters at the top left of the page. I have managed to get ftp access to my network drive attached to the router, so I know it's letting stuff through, I just can't see the admin pages of the router.

sitka160n
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-02-2009

Re: WAG160N Access from Internet

Just in case anyone is following this thread, I've sorted myself out. The problem was that I was trying to reach my router using http:// and not https:// once I used https:// and got the router to do a handshake with the pc I was using, I got through and all was ok then.

port 8080 requires a secure connection (https).

ice_monsta
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-23-2009

Re: WAG160N Access from Internet

[ Edited ]

The first of my string of disappointing discoveries about this rubbish product was the DDNS issue.

 

You CAN access the admin pages via the ip address but not the DDNS address.

 

Both ask for credentials. IP passes you onto the router management. DDNS address redirects me to websearch.linksys.com....

 

I have had this confirmed by linksys support, and no fix has been made...I got the router replaced even...and now am working towards a replacement product

Message Edited by ice_monsta on 08-05-2009 02:53 AM
Derekj
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-08-2009

Re: WAG160N Access from Internet

Hi

Thanks for the tip about https://

However when I follow it I type in my User Name and Password correctly then it fires up a strange search page with the URL

http://websearch.linksys.com/error_redirect_site/get_error_redirect?eg=3232238438&job=semp04.homeuni...

 

Any ideas folks???

 

Thanks Derek

Derekj
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-08-2009

Re: WAG160N Access from Internet = Read the above !!!

Hi

I read, but did not understand, so off to sleep and let it stew.....

So what I had to do was log onto Dyndns and find the IP address of the remote site

Copy it to clipboard

then  https://188.217.202.230:8080  lets me manage the router

NOT https://derek1234.dyndns.net:8080

 

NOW I UNDERSTAND

Thanks