New to this forum and hoping for some assistance
I have been given the task of getting a "dreaded" Thomson TG585 router configured so that a webserver connected to the LAN will be contactable on a public IP. I currently have a /30 subnet assigned to the WAN from the DSL provider giving me two usable IP addresses. I have one assigned to the router and i want the other to be assigned to the web server. Seems quite simple no?
Guess again our good friends over at Thomson who made this router have made nigh on impossible to do the most basic things on it so i am looking for a learned person to tell me either by CLI (Command Line Interface) or if it is possbile through the web GUI how i can assign a public IP to the web server and have it so it will respond to ICMP echoes if i ping the WAN IP.
Currently i have used the GUI and it says it has assigned the public IP via the MAC address of the device but when i ping the public IP i get no response. If i ping the router i do get a response on its public IP as i have enable ping responder via CLI already is there another command i have to do to allow a response from the LAN device?
Can anyone help?