Port forwarding permits a computer on the WAN side of the gateway to connect to a device on the LAN side of the gateway.
Port forwarding is very useful for remote configuration of wireless access points.
Port forwarding can be configured for up to 25 devices (up to 250 on the R10/R20/R40/R80).
The port forwarding configuration page requires four parameters for each device.
A static WAN port setting is required to access forwarded devices.
Important: The LAN side device fixed IP must be in the same subnet as the LAN DHCP range, however the subnet DHCP range must be modified so that the device fixed IP’s are outside the DHCP range.
Each device connected to a LAN port is addressed by:
http:// < IP of WAN port> : < assigned port number>