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Netgear FVS336G dual wan router won't connect to Terminal server from both ports

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I've got the Netgear FVS336g dual WAN router with Comcast Business Internet on one port and Bell South DSL on the other in load balancing mode.

I had it working with a firewall rule for each to forward port 3389 to my terminal server at 192.168.0.5,  but with double NAT on each, but the router was hanging every 24 hours or so.

I now have both services set up in "Bridge mode" but now I can only access the TS via the Comcast connection.

I have verified that port 3389 is open on the DSL line, and if I change the firewall rule for the DSL line to forward to a different computer, i.e, 192.168.0.24, it connects up to that computer just fine.

I just can't get it to connect to the TS.  The idea is to have the DSL line as a backup to connect to the TS.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Bob

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It's working now---it seems like there is some flakiness in this router though.  Hopefully, when the new firmware is released (it's due to be released this week)  it will resolve this.

I power-cycled the entire system - modems, router, etc - and then I could connect on both ports.  I'm fairly certain I restarted everything when I made the bridge mode changes, but I was making other changes as well, so who knows.

But here's the weird part.  After the power-cycle, only the TS could access the internet, and I could RDP to the TS on both ports from outside.  Doubly weird is that the TS is a virtual server running on a bridged network adapter, and the host system couldn't access the internet while the TS could.

I rebooted the router again from the diagnostics tab, and then the internet came up on all computers, and I can still RDP in on both ports to the server. So right now it is good.

The true test will be to see if the router connections stay up -- the whole reason I made the changes is that I was losing connectivity after about 24 hours.

-Bob

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