ICS and Routing Via router

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by naza911, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. naza911

    naza911 Guest

    I hope someone can shed some light on a little setup that I want to do.

    So basically in my bedroom I have a TV Set top box which has a web interface which you can control it from.
    The reciever is connected to the internet via ICS on a laptop that is wirelessly connected to the router.
    My iphone Connects to the router.

    I basically want to be able to use the web interface on the set top box but from my iphone.

    As it is the router cannot see the set top box and so does not assign any IP address to it.

    I am not 100% sure on how ICS works. I'd imagine though I would be able to use the IP address of the computer and then on the computer has software which port forwarded to the set top box on port 80.

    The idea setup would be if somehow I was able to make the router 'see' the set top box. I am not to sure on how routing works. i have read up about something called static routing but my basic implementation on the router via telent has provded fruitless.

    Any Ideas????
    naza911, Dec 12, 2012
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  2. Hello,

    a écrit :
    Basically, it's NAT (network address translation). Source NAT aka
    masquerading for outgoing connections, destination NAT aka port
    forwarding for incoming connections.
    That's port forwarding, yes. It must be set up on the box that does the
    ICS. What OS does it run ?
    You can indeed try to add a static route on the router with the subnet
    behind the ICS box as destination and the ICS box address in the
    router's subnet as gateway. But depending on the ICS implementation this
    may or may not work (the ICS must be able to act as a regular router too).

    Where's the Linux in this setup ?
    Pascal Hambourg, Dec 13, 2012
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