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Modem # wcg200 how can i get around the router to be able to host games as i did before the router

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Some routers have a kind of built in firewall. You need to let the router/modem that it is okay for it to let this information pass through it. Here are your instructions
Overview

Follow the steps in this chapter and use the Gateway’s web-based utility to configure the Gateway. This chapter
will describe each web page in the Utility and each page’s key functions. The utility can be accessed via your web
browser through use of a computer connected to the Gateway. For a basic network setup, most users only have to
use the following screens of the Utility:

• Setup. On the Setup screen, enter the settings provided by your ISP.

• Security. Click the Administration tab and then the Security tab. The Gateway’s default username and
password is admin. To secure the Gateway, change the Password from its default.

There are seven main tabs: Setup, Wireless, Security, Access Restrictions, Applications & Gaming, Administration,
and Status. Additional tabs will be available after you click one of the main tabs.
Setup

• Setup. Enter the Internet connection settings on this screen.
Wireless

• Basic Wireless Settings. You can choose your wireless network settings on this screen.

• Wireless Security. This screen allows you to choose your wireless security mode.

• Wireless Network Access. This screen displays your wireless network access list.

• Advanced Wireless Settings. On this screen you can access the advanced wireless features.

• WDS. The wireless distribution system feature is accessed on this screen.
Security

• Firewall. This screen contains filters and the Block WAN Requests feature. Filters block specific internal users
from accessing the Internet and block anonymous Internet requests.

• VPN Passthrough. To enable or disable IPSec and/or PPTP Passthrough, use this screen.

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