Setting up a port trigger is applicable if you use similar
applications in two PCs during different times of the day.
However, it is not suitable for servers behind a router
because it relies on specific applications to make an outgoing
connection before it can receive incoming ones. Port
forwarding can be configured for a server located behind a
Virtual DMZ exposes one client to the Internet, allowing this
client to receive all inbound packets directed to your Local Area
Inbound traffic from the Internet is usually discarded and routed
to a specific client only if port forwarding or a port trigger has
been configured on the network. In a DMZ configuration, one
network client receives all inbound packets.
Setting up DMZ on a network is useful when you need incoming
ports open or you want to host a domain, web, or e-mail server.
Caution: Opening all the ports on a client to the Internet makes the
network vulnerable to outside attacks. Please be aware of the security
risks involved in using DMZ.
To set up DMZ:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >
2. On the IP Address of Exposed Station text box, enter the IP
address of the computer which you want to assign to DMZ.
IP address of Exposed Station: Key in the client's LAN IP address that will
provide the DMZ service and be exposed on the Internet. Ensure that
the server client has a static IP address.
To remove DMZ:
1. Delete the client's LAN IP address from the IP Address of
Exposed Station text box.
2. When done, click Apply.