Solved Can only connect to ports 80 and 443?

May 21, 2016 at 17:49:31
Specs: Windows 10
Hey all,

I got two questions here, both somewhat related. And if I post on the wrong topic, sorry, I'm new.

So I recently came back from a holiday, and found out that I can't connect to ports other than 80 and 443, or that it takes extremely long. I know this because when trying to connect to servers used by games such as agar.io, CSGO, Steam etc... it keeps timing out, and only very rarely connects. Once it does connect though, it is stable, and has no problems. Before the holiday, everything was fine and there were no problems with the internet at all. I have tried Port Forwarding the ports required, as well as some protocols like FTP, SSH,PPTP etc.. to my static local i.p. No luck. I have found a temporary solution, which is to disable the NAT mode in my Netgear Cable Gateway, and go into full bridge mode, but the security risks are too great to do that long term. Maybe it has something to do with the way my gateway is configured? If it works with full bridge mode, it must mean it is bypassing something in the router mode...
It probably hasn't got anything to do with the firewalls and anti-viruses on my computer, since it worked in full bridge mode. It is definitely a networking/internet issue.

Yeah well my second question is, since it does work in full bridge mode, I have a billion router. Is there anyway to set up a DHCP server and firewall and all that stuff on the Billion router, while then having the cables redirect from the router into the Netgear gateway, and then connecting to the internet? I tried for 4 hours yesterday and I couldn't seem to get it to work. It would either just set the Billion Router as default gateway, with DHCP server working and all, but I couldn't access the internet because it completely ignores the Netgear gateway, which is the device that actually connects to the internet, while the Billion is the device I'm using just as a router. OR it would just completely bypass the Billion router, even though the cables are connected into it, and just go straight to the Netgear gateway and connect to the internet directly, with no DHCP server or ANY firewall/protection.

So yeah, that's it really. I would want a solution to the first problem rather than the second, since it branches out from the first. I could really use some help as I have posted this issue on other sites like Bleeping Computer and Stack Exchange sites, with no help. Anything will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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May 22, 2016 at 08:25:18
Forwarding ports isn't likely to help since a port forward on your router allows remote access to your LAN on those ports. When you're gaming, you're accessing those ports on a remote server.

I would suggest you first try recycling the power on your router like sluc suggested. If that doesn't fix it, you may want to call your provider and get their support people to see if they can help you resolve this issue.

If you do have a second SOHO router then you should click on my name above in my response then read my "how-to" guide pertaining to adding a second router to your LAN. You'll want to use the scenario wherein you interconnect your two routers using the "LAN port to LAN port" version.

If this doesn't fix the issue then it could very well be restrictions your ISP has placed which is why I suggested calling them.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
May 21, 2016 at 21:49:26
What other ports do your games require?
Was there any port forwarding before the problem started?

Could restore your pc to the date all was ok.


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#2
May 22, 2016 at 00:06:23
The ports my main game requires are from 1500-1530.
There was no port forwarding before the problem started. I didn't touch anything, it just happened.
Isn't a PC fault because all the devices in the house have this problem, no way is it all just a coincidence, and also, if I use a vpn, I can connect, but I'd rather not.

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#3
May 22, 2016 at 00:26:45
power cycle your modem/router does not solve the problem?

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#4
May 22, 2016 at 08:25:18
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Forwarding ports isn't likely to help since a port forward on your router allows remote access to your LAN on those ports. When you're gaming, you're accessing those ports on a remote server.

I would suggest you first try recycling the power on your router like sluc suggested. If that doesn't fix it, you may want to call your provider and get their support people to see if they can help you resolve this issue.

If you do have a second SOHO router then you should click on my name above in my response then read my "how-to" guide pertaining to adding a second router to your LAN. You'll want to use the scenario wherein you interconnect your two routers using the "LAN port to LAN port" version.

If this doesn't fix the issue then it could very well be restrictions your ISP has placed which is why I suggested calling them.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
May 22, 2016 at 21:09:32
nope, i've tried factory resetting and power cycling many times, no help.

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#6
May 23, 2016 at 00:20:57
Hi Curt,
I am currently looking at your router set up guide, and what I need is:

"Router 1", the router that connects to the internet, to be in full bridge mode, which means no firewalls, no DHCP servers etc.. It is literally just a modem, with no other capabilities but to connect devices straight into the internet.
I need "Router 2", which is my Billion router, that CAN'T connect to the internet, to set up the DHCP server, firewalls, etc..., but then REDIRECT to "Router 1" after the connections pass through the firewall and DHCP server. As I have said above, I have tried doing this, but I'd end up with "Router 2" set with the firewalls and DHCP servers and all, but it would be the default gateway, which means I can't connect to the internet, OR, "Router 2" would be completely ignored, even though the cables are connected to it, and go straight to "Router 1" and to the internet, with my public IP showing. Is this possible? Or do I need the DHCP servers and firewalls to be set on the router that does connect to the internet?

Thanks


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#7
May 24, 2016 at 01:26:00
Alright, I got it to work.
Turns out it was a problem with Telstra, and they came in and replaced the cable outlet and the gateway. Now it's all working. For other users with this problem, turning on bridge mode will allow connection, but is insecure. Get your ISP to come and replace the gateway/router/modem and it should work all fine.
Thank you all,
James

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#8
May 24, 2016 at 03:46:41
I'm glad you were able to figure it out!

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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