I am trying to connect to a router over the internet. I forwarded the RDP port and I can successfully connect to my PC at home via Remote Desktop. I tried doing same for the router by forwarding port 23 but can’t seem to get it done successfully. I figured since RDP works its probably not a port forwarding problem. Pleas how do I get this done?
PS: my router has a private IP
If you can get to your router from your computer at home, you should be able to RDP to your home computer and from there access the router.
Yes I can do both right not. I can access my home computer and I can also access the router from the RDP connection. Is it not possible to just telnet to it over the internet? If it is possible to ssh to a server over the internet then there should be a way to telnet to the router. (My assumption anyway except I am wrong)
Well, I would not advise using telnet over the internet because when you type your password, it's sent in plain text. That's a bad, bad idea. I would consider setting up SSH on the router.
I totally agree with you however right now I am trying to find out how to get it working. It is a Lab router for practice so security is my least worries.
Another way to do it would be to create an access list and apply it to the incoming interface on your home router. Or you could apply an access-class to the vty interfaces on your router. As long as you know the IP range your are coming from and the public IP of you home router you should be ok.
Hmm, Ok so what is the function of the access list? Don’t get that part.
I know the public IP I am using from by ISP. My home default gateway is not a Cisco router. It is a Linksys router from my ISP. The Cisco router I am trying to connect to is connected to the Linksys router.
I guess your suggestion applies if the Cisco router is the default gateway.
I have never put a linksys router on the edge. Why not put the Cisco in place of the Linksys? Try switching things up.