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# 129343 11-Sep-2013 20:05
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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 ( 

Set DMZ to

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                pppoa0  Enabled
EA2   10000                  20000                   TCP      10000                     20000               pppoa0  Enabled
EA3   3569                     3569                    TCP       3569                       3569               pppoa0  Enabled
EA5   9946                      9946                   TCP       9946                       9946               pppoa0  Enabled
EA6   9988                      9988                   TCP       9988                       9988               pppoa0  Enabled
EA8   42124                  42124                   TCP      42124                     42124               pppoa0  Enabled

Enabled UPnP.

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 and 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.


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  # 895145 13-Sep-2013 11:57
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I'm curious why UPNP doesn't work you for you, DMZ or port forwarding shouldn't be needed.

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  # 895149 13-Sep-2013 12:14
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Don't use both DMZ & port forwarding. Disable the DMZ settings. The ports will show as closed if nothing is listening at the time of the test, too.
Have you tried the' target='_blank'>PortForward guide?

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