Need to bypass my router but....

January 25, 2007 at 05:00:41
Specs: XP Pro, X2 4600+@2.8ghz & 1GB
Firstly I don't have enough available ports to open in my router,only have 20.

I need to bypass my router but still use it to pass the internet around the house wirelessly.
Basically I need the internet to come straight into my main pooter for the purpose of gaming and being a server.
I've tried the DMZ way but that was a no go.

My pooter has 2 network ports,nvidia and marvell plus a wireless connection if I need it.I also have a switch Netgear FS105.

My modem is an ethernet type D-Link DSL300T.
Alledgedly it has a built in DHCP server,although it does not seem to be working?

What I've tried......

Cable from modem into switch.
Cable from switch into router.
This works fine for speading the internet around as you would guess.
When I run another cable from the switch to my main pooter is where things go wrong(network ip conflict).

Cable from modem into switch.
2 cables from switch into my 2 ports(nvidia&marvell).
This does not work.
Which is where I'm getting a bit confused.
I thought the DHCP server in the modem should assign the 2 ports on my pooter ip's?
192.168.x.x but the modem always assigns the same ip that I get from my isp 88.x.x.x.

Because my main pooter will be running the game and a server I'd rather not have all the network traffic coming through it,unless it is easily capable of doing so?
Main pooter is in sig.

Any ideas,thoughts or solutions would be greatly accepted.

Tt Lanfire
MSI K8N Diamond
X2 4600+@234x12=2.8ghz 1:1
1GB PC3200/4400
OCZ Powerstream 520w
7900GTO
WDCaviar 160gb sata x2


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#1
January 25, 2007 at 08:42:49
"I don't have enough available ports to open in my router,only have 20."

You are mixing/confusing concepts. You have 65,535 tcp/udp ports. You have 4-5 lan ports in your router. Which are you talking about? I am guessing tcp/udp ports but then you have more than 20.

My suggestion would be to throughly read your router manual. Your hooking a switch up limits, due to the ISP provided ip address, how many units you can get on the internet. Everything should be going thru your router and it should be configured to do all that you desire.

Proper setup would be a crossover cable from router to switch. DHCP should be ON for all devices via the router. Connect your server/gaming pc to the router not the switch. Either put it on the DMZ port [since it sounds like you have one] which means nat only and no port blocking/firewall protection or configure port forwarding to your pcs ip address.

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#2
January 25, 2007 at 09:00:42
I can only configure 20 options within my router to open specific ports for 'portforwarding.

I have to use 2 options to open 1 port in TCP&UDP.
I can't use only 1 option to open 1 port in both TCP&UDP.

I've tried the DMZ way but that didn't work.

Which is why I'm trying to split the internet from the switch.
1 into my pooter
2 into the router


Tt Lanfire
MSI K8N Diamond
X2 4600+@225x12=2.7ghz 1:1
1GB PC3200/4400
OCZ Powerstream 520w
7900GTO
WDCaviar 160gb sata x2


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#3
January 25, 2007 at 10:16:17
I looked up your model. It is not a router but only a modem. Here are the specs;

"*Single Ethernet port ADSL modem - Ideal for adding Internet to a single PC or Mac.
*No NAT or firewall, perfect if you need a straight through connection to your ISP
*Suitable for adding ADSL to the majority of Ethernet routers/firewalls which need a separate modem
*Completely driverless, no compatibility problems and works with any computer with an ethernet port"

quote taken from here
http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/prod...

You have three choices:
1. purchase additional ip addresses from your ISP
2. purchase a wireless router.
3. [not recommended] put two nics in your gaming computer and off the second nic run your switch. Use ICS to router traffic thru the gaming pc to pcs attached to the switch.

You have no firewall
You have no dhcp
You only have one ip address.
You have to address these issues to address what it is you want to do.


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#4
January 25, 2007 at 12:30:12
Ok thanks muchly.

What confusing me is the DHCP.

dhcp

3.Is what I thought I'd be left with and I don't like it myself.

Tt Lanfire
MSI K8N Diamond
X2 4600+@225x12=2.7ghz 1:1
1GB PC3200/4400
OCZ Powerstream 520w
7900GTO
WDCaviar 160gb sata x2


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#5
January 27, 2007 at 07:30:51
Weird. Pic doesn't match the spec sheet concerning dhcp. BTW lease time must be longer than 60 seconds [if I read the pic right].

I would still do the wireless router before spending all the time on ICS. They are cheap now.

Knowing the correct answer and giving a correct answer, are two different things


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