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Windows XP port forwarding

August 22, 2005 at 19:30:49
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB

Hello,

I will be setting up laptops with networked DVRs soon, and would like some guidance in setting up port forwarding in windows XP. The setup will be as follows, Windows XP laptop, wireless internet from verizon I believe, static IPs. The DVR will be connected to the laptop via an ethernet cable. What I need to do is forward information sent to the static IP:Port# to be forwarded through to the DVR. What is the best way to do that? I've fiddled around with it on my desktop, but do not have hands on access to the laptops to test what I've come up with yet. Thanks for any help!



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#1
August 23, 2005 at 05:49:26

Unless there's a NAT device between the DVR and your laptops, you don't need port forwarding.

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#2
August 23, 2005 at 18:38:43

No there isn't a NAT that I know of, or at least I haven't been informed of yet. But as an example, someone trys to connect to 62.89.123.45 (which might be the IP of the laptop), and connect using port 2905, how does the laptop know to send the data through to the DVR connected to the ethernet port on the laptop?

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#3
August 23, 2005 at 20:27:11

Why are these DVR's connected to ethernet cables to the laptop? If they connect via ethernet, why not plug them into switches?

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#4
August 24, 2005 at 03:39:42

These are mobile DVRs, connected to laptops with wireless internet

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#5
August 24, 2005 at 06:23:04

OK, then you must set port forwarding within ICS to the IP on the laptop. Internet Connection Sharing would be the way to go.

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#6
September 13, 2005 at 04:08:44

Well that works great, only one problem. We had to login to an admin privileged account to setup the ICS, tested it, works great. Log out, and log into the account of the main user, and it doesn't work. I haven't had time to look at the laptop yet, someone else had set it up. Do ICS settings in one profile, work in all profiles though?

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