26-02-2021 07:18 PM - edited 26-02-2021 07:21 PM
I want to configure the TalkTalk Wifi Hub, so you would be able to access the router configuration page from 192.168.1.1 remotely via the internet through port forwarding.
But when I enter "192.168.1.1" inside Access Control->Port forwarding->Add rule->internal host, it gives me an error saying it's an invalid IP address, while it's a valid IP address for the router itself.
How do I fix this?
on 28-02-2021 01:13 PM
I realise that, but the original question raised by the OP that I was trying to answer, was that TalkTalk does not allow remote access to the router, direct from the internet.
RDPing to a PC on the local LAN will of course allow access to the router like that, if the OP has a PC on 24/7.
28-02-2021 12:20 PM - edited 28-02-2021 12:21 PM
It is not remote access if it comes across your internal network, from a PC in the lounge to the router under the stairs.
You are watching what the local PC has on its screen via RDP or similar.
Virgin Media, Microsoft et al; will remote into your laptop and run things from there on occasions.
So it can be done, also before I let them in I put a simple password in place, then replaced it with a stronger one.
on 27-02-2021 12:59 PM
TalkTalk prohibits remote access to the router on the grounds of your safety.
on 27-02-2021 11:54 AM
I would try an RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connection to a PC / Raspberry Pi etc, then open a browser and try 18.104.22.168.
However I would be wary of changing settings that might reset the router and leave it hanging with no connections at all.
on 27-02-2021 10:51 AM
You would need to know you Public IP address, which is not fixed on a TT home service.
Even then, I'd guess that any incoming traffic aimed at the router interface would be blocked by the firewall.
I am getting out of my depth here, but @KeithFrench will know the answer I am sure.
on 26-02-2021 10:22 PM
You won't be able to as that is the IP address of the router. The whole point of port forwarding is that you forward the port to a device connected locally to the router, not the router itself.