Port Forwarding

June 20, 2009 at 18:24:36
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition, Intel P4 2.8Ghz/1024Mb
I'm making a Garry's Mod server. In order to
use the server, port 27016 and some others
must be open. I forwarded the ports on my
router, but the server won't show up on the
server list, and when using a port forward
check tool it says it is closed. I even tried to
enable DMZ and disable my firewall but the
port still appears close. How can I get this port
open?

Manufacturer: Dell computer corporation
Model: Optiplex gx270
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional CPU/Ram: 2.793 GHz / 1022 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro (128mb)


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#1
June 21, 2009 at 05:48:18
What are you using for a firewall?

From my own experience, when forwarding a port, you forward it to the IP of the computer you want that port to connect to.

For example, lets say you've built a web server who's LAN IP is 192.168.0.100

The forward on your firewall would be configured as follows:

Forward Port 80 to 192.168.0.100


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#2
June 22, 2009 at 12:24:28
I'm just using the Windows firewall, and I disabled it.

Manufacturer: Dell computer corporation
Model: Optiplex gx270
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional CPU/Ram: 2.793 GHz / 1022 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro (128mb)


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#3
June 22, 2009 at 12:44:41
You would need a firewall in order to do a port forward.

I've never played with the Windows firewall myself since I have a SOHO router.

Assuming your PC is connected directly to the internet without any firewall running (which by the way is extremely dangerous) you would not need to do a port forward (hard to do if you have no firewall running on which to configure the forward right!) but you would need software running on the PC listening on the appropriate port. If you're not connecting (even with the firewall disabled), you need to ensure you have the listening port correctly configured.

It sounds to me like the port your software is listening on is not the same port the traffic is actually coming in on. You need to get that fixed up. This may be a setting in the software running on your PC. You'll need to verify the correct port in the documentation for the software. You may also be able to get that info from a google search.

Once it is, and you can connect with your firewall disabled, then you really REALLY need to get a firewall up and setup the port forward. This way you'll be protected from intrusion.


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#4
June 22, 2009 at 14:04:16
Look at your statement:
" In order to use the server, port 27016 and some others
must be open."

Then you write: " I forwarded the ports on my
router"

How about you OPEN the ports not forward them.


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