24-01-2022 12:51 PM - edited 24-01-2022 12:51 PM
I was exchanged this router because I was originally I was supplied with a Sagemcom that was forever dropping its wifi as the chip would overheat.
Now i've discovered with the DG8041w i cant port forward (common fault) so what's the answer?
Who does the R&D on hardware for TalkTalk (not very good).
on 25-02-2022 10:02 PM
OK, the Huawei will allow NAT loopback on some ports, but I expect that will be tightened up in a future firmware release. TalkTalk's position on this is that they consider NAT loopback to be a security risk. No other TalkTalk router permits this. All that you have to do as a workaround is to use the device's private IP address (typically 192.168.1.x)
25-02-2022 05:24 PM - edited 25-02-2022 05:24 PM
Hi, Well router arrived and swapped and I've sent the old one back, Thanks.
However on that router I couldn't port forward, now on this router it wont allow a Nat loopback.
So what i've gained i've lost.
Why do isp's do this sort of stuff?
on 25-01-2022 08:19 AM
on 24-01-2022 02:23 PM
Can I just check, which FW version was on the old Sagemcom hub?
I can send a new Sagemcom hub and there is new firmware being rolled out at the moment but this wont be on the new router straight away. Our Products Team are rolling out the firmware to Sagemcom hubs in batches.
on 24-01-2022 01:40 PM
There's always the option of researching and buying a third party router that does everything and performs the way you want it to. you're not tied to using a TalkTalk supplied device.
on 24-01-2022 01:05 PM
I have had no loss of signal from the Sagemcom.
24-01-2022 01:04 PM - edited 24-01-2022 01:05 PM
I Need to forward 22, 443 so how? with a DG8041W or do i have to go back to a Sagemcom again?
As i said, I no longer have the Sagemcom, but if memory serves me right talktalk sent me three in total none of which worked after all the tweaks talktalk made (So no vote from me).
It wasn't wifi reception, it was complete loss, the radio modem chip would overheat and crash (again an issue talktalk finally admitted knowledge of)
I've never been sent so many routers from a provider its a bit ridiculous.
on 24-01-2022 12:56 PM
on 24-01-2022 12:55 PM
There are only a small group of ports that cannot be forwarded on the DG8041W, these are:-
TCP Ports 22, 23, 80, 443 & UDP 53.
I have never found any WiFi reception problems as you describe with the Sagemcom. I would think that was just a faulty one & it forwards all ports.