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July 2, 2017 at 9:03 am in reply to: Anti-Virus prevents access to opensprinkler controller #46980
AVG has had an update which I’ve installed. For fun I just checked to see if OS would work and now it does. I don’t know what they changed or allowed but all seems well for now. Yes, I do use my mobile devices more often to access OS but if I’m building a new schedule from scratch a large screen computer and real keyboard is more convenient.June 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm in reply to: Anti-Virus prevents access to opensprinkler controller #46656
Anyone else using AVG with OpenSprinkler?
So the secondary router (WNDR4500) is really the access point in my garage connected to the primary router (R8000). It’s an extension of the primary router. I thought the Ethernet ports would act like a generic switch but it doesn’t. The setup on the WNDR4500 has the port forwarding and many other settings like DHCP disabled. The 2nd post above documented from Netgear that port forwarding is disabled when it’s in AP mode.
I proved this tonight by plugging in a old 4 port 100Mb switch off the spare line and it port forwarded just fine.
Maybe other router brands will allow port forwarding through them while in AP mode but this one won’t.
I searched for hours before posting my original post. As soon as I post it I found the answer on my specific router. From NETGEAR support:
Some routers allow you to configure the router as a wireless access point (AP) to extend your wireless range. It will then act as a simple wireless gateway and its sole purpose is to provide a wireless connection. Note that once a router becomes an access point, it will lose router functions such as port forwarding and DHCP server. This article applies to the following routers:
I guess I’ll hook up a spare network switch and then split OS and security system off of it.
I hope this helps others with the same issue.