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Netgear router - opening ports

JsTJsT TheSite GraduatePosts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
Basically I need to have port 50505 open to play a game and I seem to have having some difficulty doing it, and basically none of the online guides have helped.

Router is Netgear WGR614v7 and the online guides tell me to do this:

50505il6.jpg

The guides say that Server IP address is my IP address, I've tried changing it to the hosts IP address but it just throws an error.

Can anyone see where I'm going wrong and help me out?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Assume you've looked at -

    http://portforward.com/routers.htm
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi :)

    Go to start->run and type "cmd", which opens the command prompt. Then type ipconfig /all. Then check if "IP adress" is the same as the one in the "Server IP Address" on the router config page you showed above.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On my netgear router i have to create the service like the one you show there then there is another page which puts the service into effect, but from what i can see, it should be working?
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Yeah the address is right, but it just isn't working.

    Damn annoying!
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Matteh wrote: »
    then there is another page which puts the service into effect, but from what i can see, it should be working?

    Thats not the same thing as 'port triggering' is it?
  • Saeed MSaeed M ********* Posts: 270 Boards Initiate
    Have you checked your PC for software firewalls or even Windows Firewall?
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Saeed M wrote: »
    Have you checked your PC for software firewalls or even Windows Firewall?
    Software firewall set to allow and Windows one is disabled!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do you have both of these options:
    Fisxed.png
    If so, you need to setup the service (to "Inbound") otherwise the Router won't use it.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Have neither of those options! Oh well!
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