I’ve recently installed Google Analytics, interesting stats from the top. I’d have expected more Internet Explorer users given most of my traffic is to the Thomson Router page.
This is quite possibly the worst router I’ve had to deal with, maybe not the worst but its certainly up there, top 5.
The issue I had was I wanted to forward ports 80 and 443 through it to a web server. So, I did as you’d expect, used its interface, Applications and Gaming (urgh, I hate this on a router used in a workplace) and set to forward HTTPs and HTTP to the server. Well, HTTP worked but HTTPs was a no go. I tried again, this time using the Secure Web Server option which was also there but mapped the same ports for 443. Still no go.
After hours, almost a full man day I found out I needed to telnet into the device (after creating myself a different admin account so I know the username and password) and then run these command:
service system ifdelete name=HTTPs group=wan
I’m assuming that what this does is turn off the web interface listening on port 443 on the wan interface which stops bypassing my attempts to forward it.
And before anyone mentions it, no there isn’t a way to do this in the web interface, or change the management ports.
I hate Thomsons.