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Topic # 90069 14-Sep-2011 09:39
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Hi, i have a Belkin F5D7634-4 v2 and unfortunately no matter what i try my ports stay constantly closed.

Firstly, i get the common problem of not being able to even try to open UDP ports, as the selection is changed back to TCP when i apply the settings. Now i have discovered that even the TCP ports i have selected to be forwarded, aren't. Even with UPnP enabled, nothing works.

Now i am about to confuse the matter because i don't just have 1 router. I have 3. Unfortunately due to the unique way my house has been wired, the ADSL box is downstairs and my PC is upstairs, and short of drilling holes in my wall and setting a wire up with a 30m ethernet cable, 3 routers was my only option. This is also because the house has 3 PC's, 1 downstairs connected to the Belkin router, 2 upstairs connected by a Sweex, which is connected to another router (Is positioned under a sofa and can't remember its make) which is then connected to the belkin.

Can anybody provide some answers?

Thanks,

John.

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  Reply # 520803 14-Sep-2011 09:49
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You probably are finding problems with double-NAT. Are you using DHCP on first router only, or all of them have DHCP on? And are you doing the port forwarding in all routers involved in the chain?

The best option would be to get rid of two of those routers and replace them with switches, leaving just one router in the LAN.






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  Reply # 520808 14-Sep-2011 10:06
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Sorry, No the 2 non-Belkins i said aren't actually routers they are switch boxes.

And I believe the Belkin has DCHP enabled and only has 1 PC on the"Client List", which is the downstairs one.

Many apologies, i talk alot about knowing computers but sometimes i just don't observe.

Thanks for the quick reply by the way.

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