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Problem opening some ports

Hi, i have a problem opening some ports on my router. I tried different ways described on internet but neither of them worked. What can i do?

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Log in to your router, go to applications and games, then enter a name--> then input the ports you wish to open--> then input the IP address of the computer or what ever device your opening the ports for. Make sure you have a check mark next to enable. Then save settings.

To verify the ports go to www.canyouseeme.org and test the ports there.

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