San Francisco, CA
2701HG-B Can't turn on Port Forwarding
I'm using a 2Wire 2701HG-B. In the past, I had an earlier 2Wire router; on that router I forwarded a few ports to allow myself access to my home computer.
With this router, the firewall setting is "Maximum protection".
I try to select "Allow individual application(s)", but when I click the submit button, it reverts back to "Maximum protection".
I would appreciate help as I require access at this time.
The software version on this is 5.29.47. It doesn't show any updates available.
Model Number: 2701HG-B Gateway
Hardware Version: 2700-100594-004
Software Version: 5.29.47
Are you selecting a device first
After you select "Allow individual application(s)", are you selecting a preconfigured application or creating a new application
San Francisco, CA
Thanks for the reply.
I attempted both and both failed. I believe that I hit a but, but have now got it working.
By default, the firewall port forwarding page showed a computer that I no longer have in my lan. It also showed no ports forward. It didn't allow me to add any ports, but didn't say why.
I selected a different computer in my lan and attemped to add application port forwarded. It then complained that these were already forwarded to my now non-existent computer. I still saw nothing forwarded by clicked remove and that old computer. I now saw a screen with those ports indicated as forwarded. I removed those. Now, I was able to select the new computer and to add those ports for forwarding.
I think that there may be a subtle bug when attempted to forward ports to a device that doesn't exist.
I'm now good. Thanks for your help. I saw other replies that indicated this should work, so kept at it.
With the 2wire you should always select a computer/device first before selecting a application if you are creating a new application you'll select a computer/device after creating a new application
You can force the 2wire to clear the select a computer drop box but the 2wire will need time to rediscover the devices connected to it