Remote TC access via port forwarding

whsbuss

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I have been trying to setup my network for remote TC access via port forwarding. Here's my setup:

Verizon FiOS router (main router, dhcp & nat) -> connected to TC set in bridge mode with a static IP

I can remotely access the TC using Back to my Mac with no problems, and of course locally on the home network via Wifi.
Since the TC has to connect in bridge mode, port forwarding is done on the FiOS router.

If I set a port forwarding rule in the FiOS router TCP,UDP (any) to port 548, it works. However I want to use a specific connection port
so others can't connect unless they know the forwarded port. BTW, I have remote disk sharing set with Use Device Password.

So here's what works:

FiOS Router (TCP any -> 548, UDP any ->548)

What doesn't work:

FiOS router (TCP 8990 -> 548, UDP 8990 -> 548).

Is there any additional setting required for specific port forwarding to work?
 

robgendreau

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To work how?

8990 is typically used for webmail, I think. Sending incoming requests for that to an afp file sharing port isn't gonna work.
 

whsbuss

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To work how?

8990 is typically used for webmail, I think. Sending incoming requests for that to an afp file sharing port isn't gonna work.
I just used that port as an example. I use an unused port for the actual setup.
Connecting Finder CMD+K afp://publicFiOSrouterIP:#port fails.
 

whsbuss

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Okay I have it working..... port forwarding for specific ports require both ports to be specified in a rule.

Here's my setup:

Network Connection/Device: 192.168.1.22:8990
Applications & Prots Forwardrd: Tcp Any->548 UDP Any->548

Network Connection/Device: 192.168.1.22:548
Applications & Prots Forwardrd: Tcp Any->8990 UDP Any->8990

This is how ActionTec router works. Hope this helps others.