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Setting Web Service Management Port Number in AP Mode

Bonnnie
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Setting Web Service Management Port Number in AP Mode

If R7000 is in router mode, one can go and change the portnumber in Remote Service Management. Is that still possible after turning the router to AP mode as the Web Service Management link is now greyed out....

 

1) If I change it back to router mode, then change the port number and save the setting, then change the router to AP mode, will I be able to connect using this new port number instead once the machine goes into AP mode?

 

2) Has anyone found that after turning the machine to router mode and turn on the Remote Service Management, Remote Service Managment stops responding after a few hours? I'm using fixed IP on the WAN side and I know that the router is still up and running as the clients in the intranet can still get ot the internet via the router.

 

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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antinode
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Re: Setting Web Service Management Port Number in AP Mode

> If R7000 is in router mode, one can go and change the portnumber in
> Remote Service Management. Is that still possible after turning the
> router to AP mode as the Web Service Management link is now greyed
> out....

 

   Obviously not, if the control is disabled.

 

   Here's a list of features which are disabled in a
router-as-wireless-access-point:

 

      https://kb.netgear.com/26765

 

"Remote Management" is in that list.

 

> 1) If I change it back to router mode, then change the port number and
> save the setting, then change the router to AP mode, will I be able to
> connect using this new port number instead once the machine goes into AP
> mode?


   No.  There is no "Remote Management" in a router-as-WAP because there
is no "Remote".  "Remote Management" is for connections at the
WAN/Internet port of the router.  A WAP is all-LAN; there is no longer a
WAN/Internet interface.

 

   Given the inherent stupidity of a router-as-WAP, why you'd want to do
much management of one is not immediately obvious.  However, if you
really did want to do it, then you could add a suitable port-forwarding
rule to your main router, and access the management web site of the
router-as-WAP (using HTTP (not HTTPS) at internal port 80) through a
port of your choice at your public IP address.  (Just as you would any
other web server on your LAN.)

 

> 2) Has anyone found that after turning the machine to router mode and
> turn on the Remote Service Management, Remote Service Managment stops
> responding after a few hours? [...]

 

   At this point, a firmware version would become useful information.

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