Archer VR400 and port forwarding to port 80 - FIXED

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Archer VR400 and port forwarding to port 80 - FIXED
Archer VR400 and port forwarding to port 80 - FIXED
2018-10-18 05:43:08
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So we have a big issue. We've replaced a router that connects to CCTV. Replaced with the VR400. The router is, as usual, 192.168.1.1 and CCTV is set to get DHCP so got 192.168.1.101 so we then setup a reservation which is all fine.

We then went to NAT Forwarding/Virtual Servers setup forwarding to the CCTV 192.168.1.101 on port 80 on TCP. This should work. But for some reason TP-Link decide the management console for the router is on port 80 as well. So from what I can tell, this is conflicting with the port forwarding to the CCTV.

If you then try to connect to the external IP address of the router from a different network to port 80, all you get is 403 Forbidden which I believe is coming from the TP-Link router, meaning it's not even bothering to forward to the CCTV.

Anyone else got this issue? Is it a conflict with the Management Port which you can't appear to change as whatever free port you use, the TP-Link wrongly states it conflicts with a non existent entry in the Virtual Server.

The router is on firmware Firmware Version:0.2.0 0.9.1 v0070.0 Build 170719 Rel.63031n
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Re:Archer VR400 and port forwarding to port 80 - FIXED
2018-10-18 18:26:09
Just had another look while at the physical router instead of remotely. Checked the online firmware update. Turns out we are already on the latest update yet Port Forwarding just doesn't appear to be working at all. DHCP randomly drops devices from the list so a device that already has a reserved IP, after a Router reboot, drops off the list. Not sure if that is related.
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Re:Archer VR400 and port forwarding to port 80 - FIXED
2018-10-18 19:01:55
I've now discovered you can only change the management port when physically connected to the router. I've done that, it's still refusing to port forward 80 or 81
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2018-10-18 22:35:36
I've now port forward Telnet on the device (it's a ecosense dedicated mircos CCTV box) and the telnet works. Just port forwarding to 80 or 81 is refusing to work. Any ideas? I wonder if it's the CCTV box now.
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Re:Archer VR400 and port forwarding to port 80 - FIXED
2018-10-19 20:33:56
OK we now have this fixed but it makes no sense. Either this is an issue with the TP-Link or the CCTV unit. When the remote port of the router is set to 8080 you can get to the router but then this breaks the port forwarding on port 80 to CCTV. So we've had to put the remote port for the management console of the router on port 5001. Now both the management port works remotely and the CCTV now works when port forwarding to port 80.
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Re:Archer VR400 and port forwarding to port 80 - FIXED
2020-06-09 10:19:16

@Me me stesso e io 

non rieco ad aprire una porta per accedere alla telecamera dall'esterno; ho impostato virtual servere correttamente ma la porta la porta risulta sempre chiusa, accedo solo da rete interna, cosa posso fare?

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