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  • Hi, it looks like this forum has been around for awhile.  I've been doing a lot of reading but I still haven't found the answer.  I thought WHS might be a better way than a NAS but am starting to wonder if it is worth it.  If someone has any insight into my problem, I would appreciate some feedback.

    Problem:  Setting up Remote Access.  QWest/MSN is my ISP and they still say the are not blocking any ports.  I am using an older Linksys router, BEFSX41.  I am getting the two errors saying the remote access is not configured correctly.  I found out that I can go to my website, "*.homeserver.com" or use the IP address if I do not use a secure link, ie http works and https does not work.  I think that is all I need to get up and running.  If someone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.  Thanks, GR5821
    • Moved by Ken WarrenModerator Wednesday, January 21, 2009 1:06 PM question is about WHS software. (Moved from Windows Home Server Hardware and Installation to Windows Home Server Software)
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:58 PM

Answers

  • Hello,
    take a look into your routers configuration interface. Here you should have 3 entries for port forwarding:
    port 80 (http), port 443 (https) and port 4125 (Remote Desktop Proxy) all redirected to the correct internal IP address of your server.

    Also update the firmware of your router to the latest available.

    Can you access your WHS internally, i.e. with https://server ? This will bring up a certificate warning first, which you can ignore, but would show at least, that IIS is configured properly.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:21 AM
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