Before we start are you using SSL VPN's?
If you are changing the following settings could affect your SSL VPN's.
You will need to go into the Firewall/Basic Settings You will see the option for Remote Management, Enable that and choose the port you want to use.
Randy , I'm not using SSL VPN, it's
a very simple setup.
I've checked the boxes for HTTP on port 80 and HTTPS in Firewall-Basic Settings. also checked 'any ip' . still no luck. thing is , I can ping this public IP from outside , just can't access it through http or https .
Question : I've noticed the box can work in two modes: gateway and router . right now is setup as gateway(default) . would that have anything to do with it?
Thanks for posting. The router should be in Gateway mode. Try changing the remote management port to 8080 and connect using https://
I've been playing with this all weekend long , still no luck.
I've tried it from 3 different ISPs , no ports are blocked whatsoever.
Tried the generic http and https over 8080 . I can successfully ping this public IP but can't connect to it . I'm getting frustrated and need to find a workaround fast .
Any other Ideea before I return this product ?
the router is connected to the ISP's ADSL modem , i've checked with them and
there is no issue on their side. the wan port is configured with this public ip
address and I can ping this IP successfully from anywhere .
This is unusual. The WRVS4400N is normally very easy to access remotely. Since you have DSL, have you tried lowering the MTU in the WAN settings? 1492 usually works best for DSL.