Re: port forwarding by a router

  • From: "qubit" <lauraeaves@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:45:49 -0500

ah, I am still on xp pro sp3.
I followed the steps to tweak what the program's webpage said for xp.  I am 
going to quit and fire off an email to support and see what to do next.
Thanks.
--le

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trouble" <trouble1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: port forwarding by a router


That will be in vista and vista does have a funny way of dealing with 
networks.

At 08:13 PM 9/10/2009, you wrote:
>Hi trouble --
>Thanks, will check, if I can understand what you mean by network and 
>sharing
>center -- is that supposed to be on my computer or on my router?
>I know where to set static ips on the router -- it has a fairly
>straightforward interface.
>But despite turning off my wireless adaptor, when I run the test in the
>program it still fails the firewall test.
>The ips now match and the ports match so I don't know why it is failing.
>Actually it partially succeeded, but the diagnostics are vague.  It sounds
>like I can connect to other computers on the net running the program but
>they can't connect to me.
>I forwarded the ports on "applications and gaming" on the router, and put
>the program on the windows firewall on my pc.
>
>Question: What does it mean to add a port to the windows firewall 
>exceptions
>list? and when you do, what software is monitoring the open port?
>I put the program on the list but didn't add ports, which I discovered did
>not have anything to do with my program, but were just named ports. This
>didn't seem pertinent to what I was doing.
>Am I wrong?  How do I make sure the ports are tied to my program?
>--le
>
>"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the
>crowd."--Max Lucado
>
>
>
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Trouble" <trouble1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:15 PM
>Subject: Re: port forwarding by a router
>
>
>If you do then there will be a ip address for local and one for
>wireless. Now there can be 2 for each of them depending on if you
>have ip4 and ip6 running.
>To set a static to the router. go to network and sharing center, tab
>to network connections. Arrow to local or wireless and hit
>application key, chose properties. now arrow to either ip4 or 6
>depending on witch one you want to use. most common is ip4.
>Now write down all the settings. un check the get auto ip and fill in
>the manual ip settings with the ones you wrote down. now that comp
>will always default to that ip and the router will assign any that
>are not static open ips.
>you can only port forward from the router. The port settings in the
>firewall. Just make it easy for the program to get through the firewall.
>For more info on forwarding ports go to,
>http://www.portforward.com
>it has many manuals on routers and how to do different things with them.
>
>At 06:36 PM 9/10/2009, you wrote:
> >No I went to the windows firewall dialog on the control panel. The
> >exceptions tab has the port and program stuff. The most you can 
> >apparently
> >do there is specify programs and ports and scope (limiting access to
> >certain
> >machines).
> >Not quite as detailed as admin tools.
> >
> >I just discovered something.  I typed ipconfig to get my local ip address
> >and got 2 entries -- 192.168.1.100 and 102
> >The router is saying I'm 102 but the software I'm running says I'm 100.
> >What I think happened is that I have both the ethernet cable plugged in 
> >and
> >also my wireless adaptor turned on.
> >So my box has an evil twin...
> >How could that happen. I just need to poke around a little more.
> >Hopefully if there's someone else battling firewalls they can benefit...
> >--le
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "D!J!X!" <megamansuperior@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:59 PM
> >Subject: RE: port forwarding by a router
> >
> >
> >Actually usign the advanced firewall under administrative options in
> >control
> >panel, windows firewall with advanced security will let you make an 
> >inbound
> >and/or outbound rule. On win7 and I believe vista you can specify a port 
> >or
> >specify all ports as well as the protocol such as UDP or TCP/IP etc. 
> >Should
> >be the same for XP... Is this how you created the rule?
> > From this idea I take it that if you don't specify a port it'll default 
> > to
> >all, not sure though.
> >
> >HTH, D!J!X!
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of qubit
> >Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 5:44 PM
> >To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: Re: port forwarding by a router
> >
> >Ok, I kind of figured that... (Darn.)
> >I have another question about the tangled logic of windows.  Actually it 
> >is
> >a simple yes/no question:
> >When I put a program on the windows firewall exceptions list on the 
> >control
> >panel, there is a button to add ports.  So I highlight the program I want
> >to
> >tie to that port and press that button and type in a port number. 
> >Actually
> >I do this twice for the 2 port numbers.
> >My question, does this limit that program to using only those ports? 
> >What
> >happens if I just put the program name up and specify no ports? Is that a
> >special case that chooses port 80 or whatever?
> >I tried undid my configuration by hitting the delete button.  There were 
> >3
> >entries for me to delete -- one for each of the ports I specified and a
> >third for the program name with no ports.  So what exactly did I have
> >configured with the 3 entries in the list?
> >I just like to be precise.  (I know, it's windows...) TIA --le
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "D!J!X!" <megamansuperior@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:07 PM
> >Subject: RE: port forwarding by a router
> >
> >
> >Unfortunately for most of these routers you'll have to specify an IP
> >address, the one that is assigned to your computer by the router. That 
> >way
> >those ports are only forwarded for your computer's IP. Yes, you'll have 
> >to
> >change this number if your IP changes. Unless you set up your router in a
> >static server format.
> >
> >HTH, D!J!X!
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of qubit
> >Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:45 PM
> >To: bprogramming
> >Subject: port forwarding by a router
> >
> >I have a program that I am trying to install that requires 2 ports to be
> >forwarded in my wireless router.  I did this with no trouble.
> >I also opened an exception for this program on my firewall, specify the
> >same
> >protocol (UDP).
> >But when I run a firewall test it keeps failing.
> >Can anyone think of something else I'm not doing, or am doing wrong?
> >Thanx
> >--le
> >
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>trouble
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