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mcshamandesign
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Not enough port fields in port forwarding for Linksys E4200

I have always used netgear routers in the past. After a series of issues regarding configurations not working correctly I invested in what appeared to be a semi pro router, the cisco linksys e4200.

I have a centralized server which I use to access a mass of different services such as mail, dns, VPN, FTP, Kerberos, http and many more. While I am not a massive networking ****, this server setup is like my garage project. To access these services externally to my LAN as far as I understand I would need to configure port forwarding for each service to my server. Unfortunately the control panel for the linksys E4200 only offers about 15 custom port fields for forwarding, and some documentation I have read shows that with it's basic install my server could be using up to 60 ports at once.

Is this router just not suitable for this sort of network. If so I will be very disappointed because I have spent a quarter of the price on netgear routers with more control than this.

If anybody could assist with details and options I would greatly appreciate it

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zbenko
Beginner

Hi Tim,

In this case I would suggest to put your server into DMZ - which would be pretty much like forwarding all ports (I suppose you have a firewall on your server for further security)

On the other hand while the Linksys E4200 is an excellent product it was made primarily for home and not for business use and Cisco has a different line of routers designed specifically for small business environments. You can find more information about these routers here:

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/solutions/small_business/products/routers_switches/small_business_routers/index.html

Best regards,

Zsolt