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Re: outlook express incoming and outgoing mail servers
If you would like to know your incoming and outgoing mail server address, you must contact your email provider and inquire about such. This is because mail server addresses are based specifically on your email providers settings so there is no default. So for it to be easier just contact them and inquire.
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Usable tcp and udp ports range from 1 to 65535. However you should not need to open any ports by default. Most routers include a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall. This is a fancy way of saying the router inspects the packet on it's way out to the internet when a computer on the inside of the firewall sends it out to the internet. The firewall will only allow connections from the internet on that TCP or UDP port if it returns from the original destination. For example, if you send a packet requesting the web page at cisco.com, the firewall will only allow traffic back into your network on TCP port 80 from the web server at cisco.com. If a packet from any other IP address tries to piggyback into your network through tcp port 80, the firewall will block it.
The only reason to open ports on your firewall is to allow a server inside your network to receive unsolicited traffic e.g. a web server inside your network may need TCP port 80 and 443 (HTTP and HTTPS) opened if you want to be able to access it from the internet. A mail server may need port 25 and 110 open for SMTP/POP e-mail. However, most home users do not host their own mail or web servers.
typically your router should pick that up automagically from your ISP. If the power failure reset your router to factory (unlikely) you will need to login to it and reset those settings. from a computer connected to that router run a dos console (type cmd in win 7 or 8 start menu or xp run menu) then run ipconfig, write down the gateway address and use internet explorer to browse to that address (type the address in the address bar). login to the router and look for the ISP settings and such. your ISP should be able to help with those settings. that failing use 126.96.36.199 (google) as a DNS server in your computer IP configuration.
Email is not the first thing to try to test your network connection. In the command prompt, simply type "ping www.yahoo.com" that should show you if you have a working network connection. You might need to verify your network setup (Network SSID, WEP?WPA security password, etc).
Best bet is to open up your browser and type in www.whatismyip.com this will give you your ip address from your isp provider (Internet Service Provider) If You need some DNS numbers (Domain Name Server), I use open DNS. they are pretty good at keeping out dodgy or rogue sites. Web sites have actual numbers for their address, not names. When you type in www.anynamehere.com, the computer goes to the DNS server to look up the name and get the number (IP address) just like looking up a phone book. If you choose to use Open DNS as the look up server. use these numbers in your settings. DNS1 188.8.131.52 DNS2 184.108.40.206 If you need to put in a gateway (like a front door to go out to the net) you will need to go into your router or modem settings to find this number, Or just call your ISP to get the information. You will need your email username & password before you ring Good Luck
I had this happen a while back as well. When you installed the router, your DHCP settings in your router most likely gave your PC the router's IP address as the DNS server. Earthlink Mailbox refuses to use any DNS servers except for Earthlink's DNS. I think this must be hard-coded (on accident or by design, I am not sure). I know this because I had the same problem. I allowed their helpdesk to remote into my PC, and all they did was statically configured my NIC to use Earthlink's DNS servers; the Earthlink Mailbox worked fine after that.
To successfully use port forwarding you must know the IP address of the computer on the INSIDE of your network BUT your router is most likely using DHCP. This means your internal IP address isn't necessarily static. The "D" in DHCP is for dynamic.
First you need to ensure the the inside IP address of your machine isn't going to change. This can be accomplished 2 ways. 1) assign a static IP to your machine 2) Force specific DHCP IP address assignments by MAC (Hardware) address of your network port - this is the easiest way. Your router does NOT support this option (according to the manual) :-(
So #1 it is...
1) Your router defaults to allocate ALL inside address to DHCP - This will have to change. Alot of routers only use a subset of your internal range (eg: 192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.150.) Yours will too!
Determine how many addresses you wish to reserve for DHCP (for a house 50 should be more than enough). Figure out the range (say 192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.150.)
Also find out the DNS (Domain Name Servers) of your ISP, as you'll be needing them later.
Log into your router and go to Network settings / setup (pages 26 & 27 in the manual) make the changes and restart your router (and computer) you will now be using a DHCP address in the range you just specified! :-)
Now you will need to go to your network settings on your computer and change you r network setting from DHCP to manual. Enter a IP address such as 192.168.0.10, and your gateway (eg: 192.168.0.1) and your DNS server information that you got earlier.
Now restart your computer to make the changes take effect. We could do something from the command line but I'm trying to keep this short ;-)
If everything is working and you can use the web, check email etc. and your network settings show you are using the manual address you assigned. If you don't have internet review your earlier work (especially the DNS servers) you can always change your computer to use DHCP until your get it resolved.
Congrats most of the tough work is done!
Now you will be using the port forwarding option (Page 28 in your manual) to assign which incoming ports to map to your IP address
Rather than regurgitate other peoples work... see: http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Dlink/WBR-1310/eMule.htm
You need to check your mail account settings and make sure the SMTP server is set to the fully qualified domain name of your ISP's SMTP server. Your ISP should be able to tell you what this is. You may be able to figure it out by looking at which server is set in the POP3 settings. It will likely be similar if not the same.