I have been having hassles with this router since we've had it. A couple of months.
It will not open ports. Except a couple of times it has done so. So I don't know where we are at.
I have asked the vendor: Telstra, Australia, to give me checking routine so's I can figure out if the thing is broken or not but I get nothing from them.
That seems weird. You should be able to check any machine shouldn't you? So's you can at least figure if a fault is in the machine or elsewhere?
Anyway, we've got win10. A home Lan. A permananent IP. Microsoft IIS on two machines on the lan:
10.0.0.13 and 10.0.0.88
13 is this machine I'm using now. My 'main' machine. I have never been able to access it via port forwarding.
88 is the other machine and one day I was able to see the IIS setup on it via port forwarding.
But not now.
The router is a TG800vac. From Telstra. Probably a rebadged something else but I don't know what.
'localhost' on 13 gives me the IIS installation - specifically the MS login thing I'm using.
The permanent web IP on 13 gives me the router itself.
10.0.0.13 on 13 gives me 'unable to connect'.
10.0.0.138 on 13 gives me the router.
Does anyone know anything I could do to at least establish that the router is or isn't working as it should?
Oh, yes, Port checkers always tell me the ports are closed. They tell me that port 80 is closed, too. Please excuse my ignorance but I don't understand that bit in particular. I thought all http traffic goes through port 80 typically on our computers? So how can it be closed if I'm still interacting with the web?
That's always puzzled me. Time I got that sorted out.