23 February 2006

Round of applause for NetGear

If you examine this NetGear download page, you’ll see this line near the bottom of the first changelog: “Fixed a problem where a LAN service could not be accessed via WAN IP.”. NetGear did that for lil’ ol’ me.

What it means is that you can static-route the external address of the DG834G to an internal IP address, so if an internal machine aims traffic at the external address it arrives at the internal machine instead of the router.

All I had to do was insist, once, that a competitor’s product had this functionality, et voila, there it was within a day or two.

Thanks, netgear!

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