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Can't access my own external IP from my network

Hi! I own a Cisco RV345 Dual WAN Router and currently I'm facing kind a strange problem, where i don't know the reasons: I have a fixed external IP from my ISP (assumed 1.2.3.4). Inside my network i have 2 VLANs. Only one WAN is used and active. When i access any website or other IP the outgoing IP is 1.2.3.4 as well. All works fine so far.

 

Now the problem: When I'm inside my network i cannot access my own external IP via 1.2.3.4. Ping to the network works, but HTTPS doesn't give any response. Actually seems to related to some firewall rules, but currently i don't have any rules defined yet. Even when I deactivate the firewall, no connection possible. When I'm in a different network i can access 1.2.3.4 without problems. Is there anyone of you who had similar problems?

 

Kind regards

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VIP Advisor

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

can you include a brief diagram, of your setup, including ip addresses.

 

also, why do you need to access your public IP on your router, from inside?  or is it just a test?

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Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

That might be a router limitation: not being able to access your WAN IP from inside aka LAN.
Is this related to some kind of webacces from internal?
VIP Advocate

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

I wouldn't say it is a limitation, but a "security feature".  Kind of like with the ASA.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

Don't want to start a flame here, but there other well-established vendors that allow this "feature".
At least ASA has that DNS doctoring feature.
VIP Advocate

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

Why this isn't included in the ASA QoSk feature is a question Cisco would need to answer.

 

But my guess is that Cisco has other devices that do this very nicely and since the ASA is a firewall that only a limited QoS feature was added.  Well, that's my 2 cents.

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Beginner

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

The reason i would need it, is because I use a server with nextcloud, which is accessed through port-forwarding. As i don't want change the config on my devices accessing the nextcloud, I would like to access it through my external IP, even when I'm inside. Of course i can access the local IP inside my network without problems

 

I currently have 2 distinct VLANs, actually before, when i had just the default one, i could access my own IP without problems. InterVLAN routing is deactivated. 

VIP Advisor

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

as an alternative you could use a vpn to manage that nextcloud server from external?

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Beginner

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

Still facing the same problem... I have tried some things...

 

Strange behavior: When i delete the PORT-forwarding (HTTPS to HTTPS on 192.168.2.10) i cannot access 1.2.3.4 from external (thats what i expected). But surprisingly, when i access now 1.2.3.4 from an internal device, i get the login page of the router... even though i have deactivated remote management. 

 

Its really confusing, do you know what am i doing wrong?

Frequent Contributor

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

I think the behavior is "as expected". I would try changing the management port from TCP/80, TCP/443 to TCP/4430 and see if we get any improvement.
Beginner

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

Unfortunately none of the solutions worked.

 

I found out that the problem is called NAT loopback. So my question now: How can i avoid a NAT Loopback on a Cisco RV 345?

 

Thank you

Beginner

Re: Can't access my own external IP from my network

Still no answer! How can i get proper support with this Business Router?