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So I have done everything in the Guide here regarding setting up port forwarding in my router (Ozenda AR4505GW) etc. I have entered into the DDNS page of my router (which allows me to choose from DynDNS.org or TZO.com) the following: -
Everytime I enter that hostname into my browser when working remotely from my Synology (i.e. on the WAN not the LAN), e.g. www.myfreehostname.webhop.org it returns a message saying 'Link broken', or 'server cannot be found'.
I am very frustrated as it has taken hours of messing about only to find it will never work.
What is the secret? Does it actually work for anyone out there???
Answer by RotBlitz · Mar 06, 2010 at 08:41 PM
There is no secret, as your hostname is not www.myfreehostname.webhop.org, but just myfreehostname.webhop.org. You would need to upgrade to DynDNS Pro to allow for so called wildcard CNAMEs, i.e. *.myfreehostname.webhop.org.
Think about to also change this for your router's DDNS update function, else it cannot do its job.
Therefore, to reach the network from remote, you have to enter just myfreehostname.webhop.org into the browser's address line. In case you want to connect to another port than 80 or another protocol than HTTP, you have to specify the port number and/or protocol too, e.g. myfreehostname.webhop.org:8080 or https://myfreehostname.webhop.org or ftp://myfreehostname.webhop.org:2121. The www is totally irrelevant here and has nothing to do with the browser functioning or not. A DNS entry of www.myfreehostname.webhop.org simply does not exist, so cannot be used.
In case you do not want to enter the protocol and/or port (other than HTTP and/or 80), there is a solution too. Just set up a WebHop redirection, i.e. a second hostname as WebHop like:
myfreehost.webhop.org ---> https://myfreehostname.webhop.org:55443/
Now, when entering myfreehost.webhop.org into the browser, it goes to myfreehostname.webhop.org using HTTPS over port 55443.
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