Port Forwarding

Acer Intel
April 22, 2008 at 11:05:37
Specs: Acer aspire t300, 256mb

Ok guys , im sick of not being able to via ip address with my friends. My Router is Linksys WA54G and i would like to Army Men RTS.

The problem is i dont know how to port forward it and other games.
What should i write for Application Start End Protocol IP Address.
All that i want to know and what to write also for other games.

i tried searching for ports for Army men but cant find.
another thing which ip address should i give to my friend ? my router ip 192.168.1.64 or the one which i can find on sites?

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#1
April 22, 2008 at 11:26:25

You should give you friend you public IP address. You can find that in your router configuration. If you don't know how to do that the go to http://whatsmyip.org and that will tell you.

192.168.1.64 is a private IP address used only on local networks as is off no use to anyone except you. 192.168.1.64 seems a strange address for the router though. It is usually 192.168.1.1

You router manual will tell you how to forward ports. Which ports to forward the games manual should tell you.

Stuart


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#2
April 22, 2008 at 14:13:19

http://portforward.com/cports.htm

doesn't take much to find what ports you need to forward in google. I don't see this new game listed but you certainly can ask that question in one of the game forums.

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#3
April 23, 2008 at 06:11:20

192.168.1.64 seems a strange address for the router though. It is usually 192.168.1.1

This new 2wire combo unit my ISP sent me when I upgraded has a default of 192.168.1.254. I've seen some D-Link AP's that default to 192.168.0.50

*shrug*

Depends on mfg I guess.

doesn't take much to find what ports you need to forward in google. I don't see this new game listed but you certainly can ask that question in one of the game forums.

Or, you could email the support people of the game manufacturer and ask them too. Chances are if you find a forum for that particular game, the question has already been asked and a quick search of the forum would yield the port number associated with the game quicker than emailing the support people.


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#4
April 23, 2008 at 09:26:47

Keep in mind if your using a cable modem or DSL your public IP will change everytime your modem is reset, or your DHCP lease expires from their service center... I'm pretty sure when your talking about Via IP address is meant more for LAN play than across internet. thats probably why port forwarding is not the best choice, most home routers have whats called port triggering option if you dont know the IP's and ports of the program... which will basically allow a specified program to go out the firewall and it will automatically capture its info and let data come back down through to it, this is usually how to set up for games that have a web interface ie gamespy, steam, warcraft, ect ect... hope this helps

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#5
April 23, 2008 at 10:22:23

Keep in mind if your using a cable modem or DSL your public IP will change everytime your modem is reset, or your DHCP lease expires from their service center.

Not to be rude but this is not correct. While it may be in some cases, how DHCP is handled by the ISP varies from one ISP to another.

With my present ISP, my IP never changes as it's based on the MAC address of the modem/router (it's a combo unit provided by the ISP). I can reboot it 100 times and get the same IP as always because the MAC never changes. If I wan't to have a different IP, I can change the MAC address of the router and I will then get a different IP. And no, I'm not paying extra for a static IP, I'm on DHCP. This is just how this particular provider does things.

It's worth noting too that a DHCP lease running out also doesn't necessarily mean you'll get a new IP. Take my case again for example, when my lease expires, it's renewed with the same IP.

Now my buddy back home has an ISP that forces an IP change on him regularly. To the tune of once or twice an hour if not more often.

We game together a lot and it's easier if I host the games as my IP never changes. If he hosts, he first has to hit whatsmyip and then tell me his IP. We've had it change during game play so that when that game was over, he had to go check at whatsmyip again and give me the new IP so I could reconnect. Annoying to be sure.....lol


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