Port forwarding:How do I set up Virtual Servers using Archer MR200/MR400?
Virtual servers: When you build up a server in the local network and want to share it on the Internet, Virtual Server can realize the service and provide it to the Internet users. At the same time virtual server can keep the local network safe as other services are still invisible from the Internet. Virtual server can be used for setting up public services in your local network, such as HTTP, FTP, DNS, POP3/SMTP and Telnet. Different service uses different service port. Port 80 is used in HTTP service, port 21 in FTP service, port 25 in SMTP service and port 110 in POP3 service. Please verify the service port number before the configuration.
User’s Application Scenario
Share my personal website I’ve built in local network with my friends through the Internet.
For example, the personal website has been built in my home PC (192.168.0.100). I hope that my friends in the Internet can visit my website in some way.
The PC is connected to the router with the WAN IP address 188.8.131.52.
Router WAN: 184.108.40.206
Assign a static IP address to your PC, for example 192.168.0.100
Follow the steps below.
Please refer to How to log into the web-based management interface of Archer MR200?
Go to Advanced > NAT Forwarding > Virtual Servers, click Add.
Click View Existing Services, and select HTTP. The external port, internal port and protocol will be automatically filled with contents. Enter the PC’s IP address 192.168.0.100 in the Internal IP field. Click OK to save the settings.
1. It is recommended to keep the default settings of Internal Port and Protocol if you are not clear about which port and protocol to use.
2. If the service you want to use is not in the Service Type, you can enter the corresponding parameters manually. You should verify the port number that the service need.
3. You can add multiple virtual server rules if you want to provide several services in a router. Please note that the External Port should not be overlapped.
Users in the Internet can enter http:// WAN IP (in this example: http:// 220.127.116.11) to visit your personal website.
1. WAN IP should be a public IP address. For the WAN IP is assigned dynamically by ISP, it is recommended to apply and register a domain name for the WAN refer to Set Up a Dynamic DNS Service Account. Then you can use http:// domain name to visit the website.
For your reference:
If you are not sure how to configure static IP on the device, you may do an address reservation refers to ‘How to configure Address Reservation of Archer MR200’, so that IP will always be assigned to the device.
2. If you have changed the default External Port, you should use http:// WAN IP: External Port or http:// domain name: External Port to visit the website.
3. Make sure the server is accessible from internal network. You can check if you can access that server in the local network. If you are unable to get access to the server in internal network please check settings of your server.
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