Forwarding a WAN port (external port??) to a LAN Port ???? ** Puzzled **
I'm having to configure port forwarding on an ER605 (TL-605) for a odd type of cloud service that will periodically pull information from a server on our lan.
The port forwarding spec sheet that I received is as follows:
Public IP: ----> WAN Port 26800 ----> LAN Port 443 ----> [internal server lan IP]
I have [public ip] : 443 working just fine. Entering that url from an external network will access the internal server just fine.
HOWEVER..... I am unfamiliar with forwarding a "WAN" port. Is a WAN port the same thing as an "external" port ?
I am using the router settings at location TRANSMISSION / NAT / VIRTUAL SERVER for port forwarding. But when I use the 26800 for the External Port - - - -> Internal Port: 443 .... it does NOT work.
Currently, only using 443 for BOTH the External and Internal ports will work.
NOTE: This location has fiber isp service .... and the ISP equipment is BRIDGED. It passes all traffic our public IP straight through to our TPLink Router.
- Our TPLink routner is provviding DHCP.
SUMMARY: I've never had a request / need to forward or translate a WAN port before, and am having a hard time finding any specifics on the process.
Any help greatly appreciated.