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Manage the Router from the Internet

Published On: Jun 24, 2016 

Vigor Router offers remote management access; however, it is disabled for security reason. If you would like to manage the router from the Internet, follow the steps below.

1. Connect to the Internet

Make sure the WAN Interface is online, and the router has a public IP address.

2. Allow access from the Internet

Go to System Maintenance >> Management page, check Allow management from the Internet, and enable for the management interface you'd like to access from the Internet. (SSH for CLI, HTTPS access for the Web UI). With the configuration above, you may access the router's web management page from the Internet by https://[The Router's WAN IP].

3. (Recommended) Set up Access List

To restrict the remote access to a specific IP only, enable Access List then add the public IP of the remote host into the IP List. (The option should be disabled if the remote access peer doesn't have a static public IP. )

4. (Recommended) Change management port

For higher security, you may change the port for management. If you change the management port, you will need to specify the port number after the IP address. For example, with the configuration below, you may access the router's management page by https://[Vigor3900's WAN IP]:4433

5. (Recommended) Enable Brute Force Attack

To protect the router from attackers guessing the administration password.

1. Connect to the Internet

Make sure the WAN Interface is online, and the router has a public IP address.

2. Allow access from the Internet

Go to System Maintenance >> Access Control. At Internet Access Control, select “Enable” for the management interface you'd like to access from the Internet. (SSH for CLI, HTTPS access for the Web UI). With the configuration above, you may access the router's web management page from the Internet by https://[Vigor3900's WAN IP].

3. (Recommended) Set up Access List

To restrict the remote access to a specific IP only, enable Access List then add the public IP of the remote host into the IP List. THe configuration below means only the host from IP 1.2.3.4 will be able to access the router from WAN. (The option should be disabled if the remote access peer doesn't have a static public IP. )

4. (Recommended) Change management port

For higher security, you may change the port for management. If you change the management port, you will need to specify the port number after the IP address. For example, with the configuration below, you may access the router's management page by https://[Vigor3900's WAN IP]:4433


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