I first posted this Q on the WHS Software Forum,; perhaps it should have been posted onthe WHS Hardware Forum. Below, the first three segments were posted on the software Forum.
1st- May 12 Original from myself:I have tried to follow the instructions given by Rabbit101 Oct 03, 2008 without success.
Where Rabbit101 says:
|Enter Firewall Settings|I edited setting (4125any) and added some ports (Click on Pencil over to right to edit)|Click Add Ports Button pull down the list and add HTTP|It will now show port 80|Click Add Ports Button pull down the list and add HTTPS|It will now show port 443|Click Add Ports Button pull down the list and add Any|Type 3389 in port and select TCP (Remote desktop 3389 is not an option on the Westell)|Click Add Ports Button pull down the list and add Any|Type 3389 in port and select UDP (Remote desktop 3389 is not an option on the Westell)
On my screen, at (router) Firewall Settings - Remote Admin I see no way to Edit anything.There is a section Titled "Allow Incoming Web access to Web Mgmt" and under that titlethere are four listings -Using Primary HTTP port (80) which I have checkedUsing Primary HTTP port (8080) not checkedUsing Primary HTTPS port (443) which I have checkedUsing Primary HTTPS port (8443) not checked
I see no way to add anything, and there is no "Pencil" icon anywhere.There is no "Add ports" buton; no button period.
Under (the router) Firewall Settings - Port Forwarding section there is a Table style listwith the left two columns showing stnd IP addresses (192.168... etc), and there is a "NewEntry" link at the bottom, but that link leads to "Specify Public IP Adrs" and "Specify NetworkIP Adrs"; nothing about ports or port numbers.
I figure anyone with the Verizon Westell model A90-9100... etc router will see the samescreens I am seeing. Apparently there have been changes since Oct 2008.Is there someone out there who may help me.Tks,
2nd- May 12 reply by Ken Warren:Your best bet is going to be to allow Windows Home Server to use UPnP to configure your router,since (per the manual ) your router supports that. Failing that, take a look at the sectiontitled "Port Forwarding" in your router's manual. It has very clear instructions on how toconfigure port forwarding.
3rd- May 13 from myself:Ken,
Tks for the link to the manual. Interesting that it did not show up when I Googled the routerby name and model number.
As for UPnP, you can see in the manual the selection is not clean cut; there is more than oneselection. I made my router entry look just like the screen in the manual. I OK clicked myway out, and re-ran the WHS Console - Settings - Remote Access scan. It still failed.I rebooted and again ran the scan; still failed.
Of the three steps in the scan,
the first -Verifying remote web site available locally- is always OK,
the second -Configuring router using UPnP standards- I receive a yellow triangle with anexclamation mark,
the third step -Verifying remote web site available from Internet- fails and shows a red X.
In the Port Forwarding section of the router I was able (using New Entry) to establish ports 80and 443, and now I see the Pencil icon mentioned earlier.
WHS (Help files Broadband/ISP Requirements for Remote Access) also calls for the activation ofport "Remote Desktop Proxy TCP 4125".
I tried following the router manual's instructions on User Defined protocol to enter port 4125as Source and left Destination port as ALL. When I then clicked OK, I received a screen fullof "Conflict..." alerts, so I removed my User Defined effort.
I feel sure I cannot be alone in trying to configure this particular router to allow WHS remoteaccess.
Anyone else out there with experience in in this area?