Can't Access local LAN and SERVER from WAN.
Posted on 2009-02-10
I have windows SBS 2008 premium installed. I use Netgear's SRXN3205 router. I am using the the DHCP service on windows 2008. Windows won't allow me to use the router as a DHCP server. I am trying to access my LAN and SERVER via the WAN. I can log in while I am within the LAN with no issues. I however can not log in from the WAN. I have run the fix the network wizard in windows 2008 and I get an error. The error says I need to open ports 80, 443, etc (all the standard ports). I have logged into my router and opened these ports but windows keeps complaining about these ports not being opened.
When I try to log into my Server VIA the WAN I am sent to IIS 7 site (using HTTP). When I try using HTTPS I get a page that tells me I am not authorized. I'm not sure what I am missing. Why I can't log into my server or lan from the internet. I don't seem to have any problems logging into any computer on the LAN or Servers within the LAN. I have remote access set on the server and that doesn't seem to be the issue either. I am able to ping everything with no issues within the LAN. All the access problems come from trying to log in from the internet. Also my VOIP adapter seems to being stopped from communicating with the WAN.
I am suspecting the issue is at the router level, although I am not positive. Can anyone help?