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Port forwording I have the Westell 6100 DSL modem/router. I have a couple programs I need to port forword for. I go into the setup on the router enter all the ports, global and local. Set the ports to the computer i want but it will NEVER WORK. When I go back and look the modem says the ports are forworded. Is there a apply button or a port forword on switch i dont know about. DMZ host is off and I have tried forwording to computer name as well as IP address

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Re: Port forwording

Ok port forward if any has router this is easy ill get too others in momment

routers port forwarding features type in ip address in internet explorer search bar at top
router ip's start like this 192. type the whole ip in
this will ask you for password and that usually is the word "password" or "admin" threw that you can set the router port forward by going down the list

now for comps with out routers
goto control panel
then network connections
right click on your connection
goto properties
goto advanced
goto settings
you will be directed to windows fire wall
goto exceptions add program or port you want to forward

basically port forwarding is a program that keeps 2 comps from having conflict with each other running the same program and helps in monitoring ports for intrussions

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