1. Is there any way at all for me to access my router from an external network? The story: DHCP gave my system in the Netherlands another port and therefore screwed up port forwarding, so I can't access my PC anymore behind the router from this completely unrelated network in Germany. So I need to either access the router, or the PC directly, "bypassing" the router. I know the external IP of the network and I know the most likely internal IP of the system I want to access through SSH. Does anypony have a clue what I can do?

    Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:43:56 UTC from MuSTArDroid
    1. @omni It gave my system another internal IP, not port, sorry...

      Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:44:42 UTC from MuSTArDroid
      1. @omni

        Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:46:03 UTC from web
    2. @omni Something like Connectify, maybe?

      Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:45:31 UTC from web
      1. @derpyshy Thanks for the help, but a Wi-Fi ad-hoc network isn't strong enough to connect to from roughly 100 kilometres away from it. Besides that, I have no access to my system now (only a dad there who can't do tasks like port forwarding)

        Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:56:42 UTC from MuSTArDroid
        1. @omni Can't you help him with it? :3

          Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:58:21 UTC from web
          1. @derpyshy Ewww... must be a thick fog like smell...

            Thursday, 07-Jun-12 18:03:59 UTC from web
          2. @derpyshy I'm not sure if I can even get him to turn my PC off correctly. I mean, logging in and typing "sudo poweroff" isn't that hard, but computers aren't his thing

            Thursday, 07-Jun-12 18:28:40 UTC from MuSTArDroid
            1. @omni :/ Then I'm out of ideas :\

              Thursday, 07-Jun-12 18:31:16 UTC from web
    3. @omni Some routers support web-facing administrative access, but you'd need to enable it from within the network first, so you're out of luck right now. That and doing so is a _horrible_ idea from a security point of view, since anyone on the internet can then access your router's control panel; meaning that if you did do so, you'd better have an _extremely_ strong password on it, and probably more safety measures too.

      Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:50:03 UTC from web
      1. @bitshift So, long story short: I'm screwed, should sob quietly in a corner and disable DHCP on my system as soon as I get home again?

        Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:53:46 UTC from MuSTArDroid
        1. @omni As long as you don't actually need DHCP for anything, pretty much, yeah. :(

          Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:56:16 UTC from web
          1. @bitshift Is there any reason I may need DHCP? I haven't figured one other reason than ease-of-setup yet.

            Thursday, 07-Jun-12 17:58:11 UTC from MuSTArDroid
            1. @omni That's pretty much it. If you're not adding new devices regularly (and all your devices support being manually assigned IPs; I'm aware of very few devices that don't, so that's probably no bother), then there's no real advantage to it beyond the convenience. And since that same property that usually makes it convenient is the exact one that's shot you in the foot here, I would say it's of dubious value anyway.

              Thursday, 07-Jun-12 18:01:20 UTC from web
              1. @bitshift Then I'll be disabling it for my system, at least. Thanks for the info

                Thursday, 07-Jun-12 18:25:50 UTC from MuSTArDroid
    4. @omni Do you have any direct access to this other pc at this time? like, to install or change programs? if so, you should set up a VPN.

      Thursday, 07-Jun-12 18:02:21 UTC from web
      1. @techdisk42 I don't, and I don't really know how a VPN works, but I'll be looking into that for later

        Thursday, 07-Jun-12 18:27:10 UTC from MuSTArDroid
        1. @omni Well, i did just figure out how to VPN on my laptop. If your using Windows 7, Should help.

          Thursday, 07-Jun-12 19:13:44 UTC from web
          1. @techdisk42 Being honest, I'm wondering what the difference is between this and the SSH server I'm running on my Linux system. It also seems to require proper port forwarding so it doesn't look like it would solve my issue. I guess I just need to get my system to use a static internal address, instead of DHCP. Still, thanks for the help!

            Friday, 08-Jun-12 09:29:32 UTC from MuSTArDroid