Port forwarding: connecting with the router config page
Hello, I'm trying to setup a simple test webserver on my pc, but I have a big problem: I'm not able to acces to the router configuration page for the port forwarding. Let me explain what I have been doing since now:
I have a NoIp free domain, accepted and signed up; and the router is a Zyxel Prestige 643 (the pc o.s. is Windows XP Pro.Ed.).
Also I have been reading some threads in here (CProgramming) (well, also in other boards) and I have been searching on the net for some manuals to port forwarding this router; finally I've found something interesting to access the config page of Zyxel P.643 (the url is http://www.portforward.com/english/r...43/default.htm):
-from command prompt open Telnet and connect to 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1
-I should have an static IP adress
Well, I try to connect to those addresses from Telnet, from Netscape and from IE but the result is long wait and finally a 'Document contains no data'. So I have to think that the problem is that I haven't a static IP address... Well, I have followed the link on the top of that manual and arribed at a manual to set up a static IP address for my o.s. (windows xp): open the control panel -> network connections -> properties -> in general tab select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button. Tha manual to setup a static IP addres says that if I do not have a dot on 'Obtain an IP adress automatically', my connection is already setup for a static IP address. So I already have a static IP adrress because I have a dot on the 'Use the following IP address' (and all the fields filled up), but I still cannot connect to the router config page.
Finally I have tryed something else: on the manual about setup a static IP address there's a form with 2 fields: the computer default gateway and the computer current IP address; that form calcules several static IP address; so I do it and I changed my previous IP address with one of the new ones, accept the change, close all windows, test with the browser that I still have access to the net and try another time to connect to 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, but still the same result. Finally I resetup the IP address with the previous one and started a new thread in CP asking for help :)
I don't know what else to do. Can anyone point me in a right way?
Thank's in advance
P.S. Sorry for the boring explanations :)