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Local Access From External IP

Hi,

I have a lot set up on my network which is accessed externally via DDNS this link is set to my public IP address.

Since having Virgin installed (Superhub 3) I have been having to access this via local IP when home. I have searched the Superhubs settings and can't find NAT Loopback which I used on previous equipment. 

Is there a setting I have missed or a clever configuration to solve this? Or is this another limitation of virgins equipment? 

 

Thanks es in advance to anybody who can help.

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tryingwebman wrote:

Or is this another limitation of virgins equipment? 

 


yes that.

 

 

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hiya @tryingwebman to check when you go into the advanced settings and remote access is it grayed out?, since you need to change the default login password for the hub.
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NAT Loopback is not about remote access and VM are unlikely to add it as if its not done right (which would apply to everything) it could cause more problems then it solves.

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The hubs actually allow NAT loopback, there is no setting to turn it on or off.

I've had the hub 3 from the outset and I've connected to a local Teamspeak server via a URL I have pointing to my public IP address.  I've also done this on the Superhub 2 and 2ac.

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If it allows it then why is the OP having a problem for testing this its simple if it works or not maybe you didn't setup DMZ and the OP did maybe it only works by wire maybe more then one rule forwarding for one port to one LAN IP and another port to another LAN IP causes problems.

Thinking about it the OP did not say they setup port forwarding which would explain why its not working then again what if the OP does not want to have their devices accessed from the internet? Well VM don't ideally have a option for that unless they tried to make it simple like the firewall setting in the hub 3 that makes no sense and now might somewhat might? but really failed.

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I'll let my ping speak for itself

C:\Users\timdu>ping 94.173.xxx.xxx

Pinging 94.173.xxx.xxx with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 94.173.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 94.173.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=64
Reply from 94.173.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=64
Reply from 94.173.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 94.173.xxx.xxx:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 5ms, Average = 4ms

C:\Users\timdu>

Note: that besides that I also had a web server set up previously using IIS and again I could access it via a URL pointing to the external IP.

Yes I did have port forwarding rules set up as well.  Although currently my PC is in the Routers DMZ so port forwarding rules aren't required.  I had to do this when I was playing with an PPTP VPN on my Windows machine.

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ravenstar68 wrote:

I'll let my ping speak for itself


Well that says nothing so what you can ping 192.168.100.1 your test does not really test NAT Loopback and your ping to your own IP should not ping that high (which a could question but aa) but like I said NAT Loopback if its not done right it could cause more problems then it solves.

 

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Except I'm not pinging 192.168.100.1 I'm pinging my external IP

add to that I can connect to the following servers on my PC using the external IP

Teamspeak 3 server

Plex server - (direct using IP not via plex.tv

IIS.

This isn't guesswork - this is what I've seen on most of the hubs certainly from the SH2 upwards and now the hub 3.

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ravenstar68 wrote:

Except I'm not pinging 192.168.100.1 I'm pinging my external IP


You don't get what I said never mind.

 

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