Question about D-Link 802.11g Wireless Router WBR-1310 (WBR1310)
Wondering how to get ports open on router or if there is something else hindering my download speed on Emule.
Short answer? hmmmm
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
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I hope this was helpful!
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
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