I'm new to opening ports and am having real trouble doing so on my TP-Link W8960N for a game (FIFA13)
I have tried the following:
Set my machine to a static IP (192.168.1.100)
Set DMZ to 192.168.1.100
Opened the following ports
Name External Port Start_External Port End_Protocol_Internal Port Start_Internal Port End_Server_IP Address_WAN____ Interface Status
EA1 9000 9999 UDP 9000 9999 192.168.1.100 pppoa0 Enabled
EA2 10000 20000 TCP 10000 20000 192.168.1.100 pppoa0 Enabled
EA3 3569 3569 TCP 3569 3569 192.168.1.100 pppoa0 Enabled
EA5 9946 9946 TCP 9946 9946 192.168.1.100 pppoa0 Enabled
EA6 9988 9988 TCP 9988 9988 192.168.1.100 pppoa0 Enabled
EA8 42124 42124 TCP 42124 42124 192.168.1.100 pppoa0 Enabled
None of these seems to work, I've upgraded firmware, rebooted router. If I check my ports are open on these sites using my WAN IP address.
I've asked EA games, TP LInk and Telecom (my isp) none can tell me anything, they all say to ask the other 2.
I've checked the ports on http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ both say the ports are closed on my WAN ip.
I've never done this before so I think I must be doing something wrong, but have no idea what.