Does anyone have a working recipe for port
triggering on the SmartRG SR516ac?
And backing up a step... Is port
triggering the right way to make listeners on a LAN visible on the WAN? The verbiage here
is somewhat ambiguous:Some applications such as games, video conferencing, remote access applications and others require that specific ports in the Router's firewall be opened for access by the remote parties. Port Trigger dynamically opens up the 'Open Ports' in the firewall when an application on the LAN initiates a TCP/UDP connection to a remote party using the 'Triggering Ports'. The Router allows the remote party from the WAN side to establish new connections back to the application on the LAN side using the 'Open Ports'.
Perhaps this should be done in the Virtual Servers section (which doesn't have a documentation link, but it just above the port triggering
Edit: I tried the following:
- Add a static IP address in the LAN DHCP configuration section for my server.
- Add a Virtual Server entry for the port
I want to expose, using that port
number, the static IP of my server, and leaving the "Use Interface" pulldown to the default, atm0.1
- Reboot the router.
My server gets assigned the expected IP address, the Virtual Server rule shows up, but externally, the port
is not open.