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    trying to access windows shares using sky netgear router

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      trying to access windows shares using sky netgear router

      Sorry for double post, only just found sky router sub-forum

      I have several services setup and working fine from a specific remote IP address. For example remote desktop has a service on the router defined using port 3389 and forwarding to the wireless attached device 192.168.0.2. I can remote desktop to the wireless laptop with no problems.

      I want to be able to access shares on the wireless laptop as I can on the local network or another wireless device on the same network but remotely just like I can with remote desktop.

      I have defined two services "WinFS" tcp/udp port 445 and "Shares" tcp/udp ports 135 - 139. These are setup the same way in the Netgear Router Firewall rules to forward to the same locally attached device that has shares present (c$ for example)

      When I try to access this remotely the router log has an entry which ends with "WinFS Match" so the firewall rule is correct, although I was expecting it to use 135-139 not 445.

      Does anyone know what step is missing in this setup? Or if this is possible. I can't see why it wouldn't be as it's basically just port forwarding as far as I can tell.

      I'd be grateful for any ideas here, or any other way you might know to access files remotely without having to use remote desktop or installing cygwin etc


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      Re: trying to access windows shares using sky netgear router

      Depends on the OS: all the ones since and including Windows 2000 use (or more accurately will use by default) TCP 445, so you can ditch the other port forwards as they're the old NetBIOS NetBT ports.

      You may also need a registry change to disable SMB strict name checking: Connecting to SMB share on a Windows 2000-based computer or a Windows Server 2003-based computer may not work with an alias name.

      Massive word of warning: what you are doing is very much not recommended. You'll be the target of a zillion hack attempts (and maybe some successful) within minutes! If you really want to map drives, I strongly, really strongly suggest a VPN instead.
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