Hard issue hosting Counterstrike game server

January 5, 2010 at 11:01:52
Specs: Windows Vista

I've been for a time very intrested of hosting myself a Counterstrike 1.6 server, i would know more than well now how to host one.
But the trouble i have is that i can't port-forward the ports i need to open for my Counterstrike 1.6 server because when trying to port-forward with my CONNECT2AIR WLAN AP-500RP router once everything is set and ready to go and after i clicked the router website goes totally white, the internet goes down and by any router it's mentioned that when the port-forwarding is completed the internet should go up by itself, but as it comes to my internet it doesn't.
Instead after the port-forwarding i have to drag the cable in and out to make the internet come back and then the ports haven't been port-forwarded.
I have no idea myself how to check if there is any ports i could use to host my counterstrike 1.6 server but as it comes to my router it doesnt properly port-forward it seems like and that's a problem.

Anyone able to assist with this, i'll be gladly helpful, thanks, the model im using is
and is from Fujitsi Siemens, a wireless device.

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January 5, 2010 at 12:30:18
Start by determining what your wan port ip address is. This is usually found on the wan page of the router.

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January 5, 2010 at 12:55:50
Ah okay, thanks!

I'm using a Dynamic IP Adress, but i guess changing to Static would be better.
This is able to change in the WAN settings by logging onto the router?

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January 5, 2010 at 13:09:05
You have no control over the wan port ip. Do not make any changes. This is assigned by your provider [ISP]. I just want to know what the ip address if public or private

For security leave off the last two octets so it will look like this:

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January 5, 2010 at 13:17:42
Ah okay, my WAN IP looks like this:


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January 5, 2010 at 13:46:14
That is a public ip. That's great. Forwarding should work. If it was private than it would explain why your forwarding wasn't working.

So it has to be something else.

I am not seeing a online user manual for your model. Can you describe how you are setting the port fowarding?

It should have no effect on internet connection especially outgoing since since forwarding does not pertain to outgoing.

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January 5, 2010 at 14:00:57
Yes true, well once trying to port-forward i'm logging into my router as normal.
There is 5 tabs
System Status, Wizard, Primary Setup, Advanced Settings, Toolbox & Help

I'm going to Advanced Settings pressing on Virtual Server
Once that is up, i'm getting alot of IDS a whole list saying

and up to 8.
Service ports & Server IP
There is also a enable function, after putting all information into these fields there's a enable buttom just at the right side of the site.
Once the fields is filled in with the ports, there is only to press Save and once that's done the whole website starts to lag, internet shuts down and doesn't restart so sometimes i have been waiting around 10 minutes but still it doens't start.
After the waiting time i were going to the other room we're my Wireless router is, taking out the cable and putting it in again as i restart the wireless router manually by hands, the internet comes up.
So it feels like once in the middle of the port-forwarding it fails, it's like it doesn't port-forward but it is really trying hard to do so.
I will line up a better example with a screenshot soon how it looks by uploading them on a uploading website.

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January 5, 2010 at 14:06:27
exactly what information are you putting in for server port(s) and server ip?

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January 5, 2010 at 14:25:09
The exact information is

1 Service Ports: 27020 Server IP: 192.168.1.xx
Hosting a dedicated CS 1.6 server on my computer, just the trouble i have that once i clicked save and it's trying to save & open the port the inet goes offline and doesn't switch on again as on several other routers they have acctually stayed online and there was no problem in porting forward at all.
I just tried port-forwarding, i will try set-up the dedicated server and host it and gonna see if other public internet users is allowed to connect to the server.

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January 5, 2010 at 14:43:39
I think that once trying to port-forward it doesn't really save the port and it doesn't open it.
Instead everything crashes (including internet) and the only thing i can do in this matter is to restart the router and then it seems like the port that i were trying to open is getting lost.

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January 5, 2010 at 14:48:30
Here is some links included with pictures you could see how it looks without the information just empty fields.




I don't know if they work to view, but they should.

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January 5, 2010 at 14:59:10
sorry the pics won't resize for me. They are too tiny to read.

What you describe is a defective router. See if there isn't a firmware update for it.

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January 5, 2010 at 15:05:39
Okay, also i found a pdf documentation of information also how the router looks could be helpful too here it is:
I'm gonna look if there is a firmware update for it, i have no idea where to check really but i'll look forward a bit. :)

Edit: I will see if i can find any firmware update at the suppliers website.

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January 5, 2010 at 17:27:50
Hi again.

I think it's best to buy a new router totally because this one doesn't seem to work properly by any means, either it's a publishing fail or it has to do with the hardware.
I don't know how they build these things really or why my router can't port-forward at all.
I think it will be the best to replace it with a total new one from todays year.
I have been looking alot at the D-link routers and they seem fine.
So will install everything from beginning and see how it turns out with a new one.
I would also like to thank you for your help and the assistance i've got, it's very kind and friendly. In future time i'll always turn to computing.net, seems like a great place for help by any means and the help from you is alot appriciated, i hope you will have a great continued year and many thanks for assisting me/us,


Gussie & Buffy

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January 5, 2010 at 19:40:16
Your decision looks like a wise choice.
There are many talented people supporting these forums.
Thanks for visiting us and letting us know what you decided.
Have a great year!

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