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Saturday, October 1st, 2022 7:36 PM

BGW320-500.  Has anyone gotten Port Forwarding to work?


I see no solutions to Port Forward on BGW320 from other users.

I see no solutions to Port Forward on BGW320.  

I finally get my devices to be allocated to the desired ipaddr via the BGW320, by using the IP Allocate, after dhcp assigns it to some wayout address, all addresses are above 192.168.100.  DHCP server is above 100 also.  Then used IP Allocate to change them to what I want; e.g. 192.68.1.40 (a XVR/DVR) for video cams.

The I go to the stupid NAT/Gaming menu Custom Service; enter service name XVR, Global Port Range 60377, Base host port 80  - Here it gets weird, it implies it wants the Base Host Port to be 60377, but that makes no sense because nowhere else will I see it ask for the device port (80).  So I used 80.

Did humans design this thing?

I also tried the 60377 IPaddr as the base host port.  no joy.

And vaguly recall reading somwher in the forum that Port Forward will not work with static IP targets, Yes or No?

Tried to add some screencaptures here but they don't seem to go into my post.

Thanks for any help

Jimmy

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2 years ago

> I finally get my devices to be allocated to the desired ipaddr via the BGW320, by using the IP Allocate, after dhcp assigns it to some wayout address, all addresses are above 192.168.100. 

The RG is purposely designed to assign addresses above a certain number so that users with manually configured (statically addressed) LAN devices are instructed to use addresses below that number. This is information not often communicated well. You can easily change this by assigning a different range for the RG's DHCP server.

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2 years ago

@markbnj   And yet you still failed at that task.  🙄

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> The I go to the stupid NAT/Gaming menu Custom Service; enter service name XVR, Global Port Range 60377, Base host port 80  - Here it gets weird, it implies it wants the Base Host Port to be 60377,

The RG has noo way of knowing what Base Port you want. By default, it uses the same value as the Global Port range start number.

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> a XVR/DVR for video cams.

I tried to do that once for a video system (exacqVision) only to find out that video system had smart logic which detected the external request was off LAN and rejected the setup (a pain to debug).

I had to use the vendor's external software to access the system, setting up the multiple pinholes it required.

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I apologize for the messed up look of this post.&n(Edited per community guidelines)p; This forum is rather bad for posting.&n(Edited per community guidelines)p; Doesn't like images (they just clean the screen.&n(Edited per community guidelines)p; And all the other mess OMG how horrible.bbb
Have spent another half day on this port forward (Edited per community guidelines).
I guess I will see if maybe IP passthru will work - will put my FreshTomato previous router to catch and manage the traffic.
Now FreshTomato is a 1000 to 1 better that this ATT thingbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Below if the device listing of my XVR/DVR.&n(Edited per community guidelines)p; It was allocated with DHCP after I had added to a list of macaddr/ipaddr adresses.&n(Edited per community guidelines)p; I don't know how it became static, or maybe that's how it works.
MAC Address
24:52:6a:89:c0:ec
IPv4 Address / Name
192.168.1.40 / unknown24526a89c0ec
Last Activity
Sun Oct 2 16:02:13 2022
Status
on
Allocation
static
Connection Type
Ethernet LAN-4
Connection Speed
1000Mbps fullduplex
Mesh Client
No
IPv6 Address
fe80::2652:6aff:fe89:c0ec
Type
slaac
Valid Lifetime
forever
Preferred Lifetime
forever
Here is my port forward stuff
Name Global Port Range Protocol Host Port Edit Delete
XVR 60088 - 60088 TCP/UDP 80

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2 years ago

I got 1 port forward to work; 4 more to go.  Anybody else have the secret?

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1 year ago

For anybody struggling with port forwarding on the BGW320-500 router: this feature is broken on the device. It will only successfully forward a single packet for inbound connections, then will timeout for the next 30 seconds.

You can test this out yourself: set up a simple HTTP server on a computer, forward port 80 to it and use curl to connect to it twice in a row - the first connection will succeed whereas the second will timeout. Now wait 30 seconds and try again, same thing will happen.

The only solution I found was to IP passthrough to a better router and only use the BGW320-500 to convert the fiber optics connection to ethernet.

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