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Topic # 25958 7-Sep-2008 21:04
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hey all


as i have gone very far to get all the ports open i only could do it for 1 pc. because me and my dad are on the same public ip adress only 1 ip adress could be entered. This is of course very stupid since i always gotta chance the ip address to mine and back again.


i'm just wondering: is there a solution for this. Port forwarding doesen't help a bit. Just fill all ports in and nothing happens. The lastest thing i would do is buy a new router so port forwarding might work but for now i could use some help.


thx from blood 

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  Reply # 162960 7-Sep-2008 23:36
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What problem are you trying to solve?  Your description is a little confusing to follow, but if you can post what the issue is you are having (online gaming, torrents etc) we can then suggest a solution.

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  Reply # 162968 8-Sep-2008 05:14
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me and my dad play a game that requires to open some ports. But we can't open the ports cuz our router is just a rot piece of trash and my dad won't beleave me. So we use DMZ as last solution to open all ports. But the problem is only 1 can play the game at the time. Meaning to play both at same time. But its not possible with DMZ cuz we have some public ip at leats i think it is why..

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  Reply # 162985 8-Sep-2008 08:43
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You have asked the equivalent of "Why doesn't my car go properly?".

You need to provide enough information to allow others to help you.
  • Turn your DMZ off permanently. It's dangerous if you do not know what you are doing.
  • Turn your DMZ off permanently. It's dangerous if you do not know what you are doing.
  • What make and model is the router?
  • Are your PCs on static IP addresses? (or DHCP?)
  • What is the game you are trying to play?
  • Does your router have a modem built in, or is there more equipment in the LAN? (i.e. list everything attached to the LAN please).
  • Turn your DMZ off permanently. It's dangerous if you do not know what you are doing.
  • Turn your DMZ off permanently. It's dangerous if you do not know what you are doing.

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Reply # 162991 8-Sep-2008 09:14
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Regardless of router maker/model you have to realise that most cheap domestic routers (cheap being anything that is not commercial/enterprise grade) will only have one PC in the DMZ, and most will only have ways to port forward to single IP address.

Unless you get a router that can actually "understand" what your PCs are doing, I doubt you will find anything for home use that will actually manage a single port to multiple PCs, etc.

Most games won't need incoming connections unless you are running as a server - and ideally you wouldn't have two servers on the same network I presume. Most torrent software will allow you to select your own port, thus eliminating this problem.

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