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I'm trying to setup remote access for my linksys 3200 so that I can configure it through the WAN port. I have turned on remote access, however when I try to connect I get a 404 error. The settings I have are: enter image description here

When I try to access I just get a 404 error. I have allowed RDP access to a computer behind the router and this works fine on the same IP address. Any idea's on what else I have to do to allow remote management access?

UPDATE: I tried changing the port to 80 and it works. Change it back to any other number and it doesn't work. Modem is setup with a DMZ to the router's IP. Why does it only work on port 80? BTW I can't use port 80 because there is a website hosted behind the router.

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A 404 error means the URL is incorrect. Are you sure you're using the outside IP address assigned to that very device? – David Schwartz Oct 4 '12 at 6:14
I'm sure it's the right IP (I can use the same IP over the internet to access RDP). It may not be a 404 error. If I access the IP from my phone I get "Webpage not available" and from my work computer: "Error Code 10060: Connection timeout Background: The gateway could not receive a timely response from the website you are trying to access." – Greg Oct 4 '12 at 6:26
Are you putting a :9999 on the end of the URL? – David Schwartz Oct 4 '12 at 6:28
yes. As per the question, I've also tried other ports – Greg Oct 4 '12 at 6:37
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So it turns out that my work place and my phone both block a huge number of outbound ports. I tried on my friends computer and it works great on any port I chose. Try the same thing on my phone or work computer and I get a message saying it can't connect. Spoke with the network guys here at work and they confirmed that they do block most out-bound ports.

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