Need Help with Port Forwarding Please

kas23

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I currently have broadband with VoIP through my ISP, Insight. I would like to set up port forwarding so I can access my home network from out of the house.

Currently, I have a RCA/Thomson DHG536 box. I don't think it is a traditional router, to this would have been easy. I think it is a E-MTA, where a cable modem is combined with a VoIP adaptor. This box is connected to the cable and then I run an ethernet cable between this box and my AirPort Extreme Base Station. I then use the AEBS as my wireless router to connect my Macs running Lion. I also have a Synology DS212j NAS hooked up to the AEBS that I would like to specifically access from the road. So, in this set-up, what exactly is the router? If the RCA/Thomson DHG536 is not a router, but just a modem, then is the AEBS acting as the router?

Then, would I do my port forwarding by configuring it on AEBS? Or, do I need to buy a router to connect between the DHG536 and the AEBS and then configuring port forwarding on this new router?
 

Darth.Titan

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If the AEBS is the device supplying the IPs for your network, that's your router. If that's the case you'll set up your port forwarding on the AEBS.

Just be careful what you make visible to the world.
 

kas23

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If the AEBS is the device supplying the IPs for your network, that's your router. If that's the case you'll set up your port forwarding on the AEBS.

Just be careful what you make visible to the world.
Thanks for the advice. All of my internal ip's start with a 10. so it appears that the AEBS is acting as my router after all.
 
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