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RV215W inbound rules with control ip - cannot open port 25

I have the exact same router, exact same firmware and the this exact same problem.  I cannot open port 25 and specify a range of IP addresses.  This is simply not working.  What do we have to do to get this to work correctly?  When I port forward the SMTP service it allows all IP's and works fine.  When i try to use an Access Rule, it does not work.  Can someone from CISCO help please?  Thanks,

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RV215W inbound rules with control ip

It's not just single port forwarding that has bugs, the entire router has bugs and simply does not work as advertised. I have found the following bugs/aspects of this router that just does not work correctly: 1. If you have to open ports, and who doesn’t, this router will eventually stop accepting packets from WAN>LAN. You will still have Internet access but no open ports. A reboot will fix this problem. Oh, by the way, this router has no scheduled reboot option! ••ßThat would be a workaround but a welcome one for this router. 2. Firewall Access rules do not work!! Yep, a Cisco router and basic functionality simply does not work. I called Cisco and even though the tech saw the router not working denied it was a bug! Said we have to do port mirroring, setup a workstation with WireShark and capture packets so we can debug the issues! I told him I would have appreciated if Cisco would have debugged the issues with their router BEFOR they shipped the units. Stay away from Cisco Small Business Routers. I wish I had. And if there are any Cisco die-hards out there willing to prove me wrong, just reply to this and please, prove me wrong that the RV series and specifically the RV215W is not JUNK.

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