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Port forward failure

Hi my wag54gv2 port forwarding seems to be failing when i forward utorent its telling me theres an error and isnt forwarding . ive set up modem according to and still getting this problem. any suggestions? cheers kraftyj

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Place it on the dmz instead?

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IP Camera Port Forwarding

The best way to find out what is being forwarded is to look at the traffic with the Wireshark program. You can install this from the Internet.

Wireshark is perfect for this but you have to learn how to filter traffic or there will be too much information collected. It is also regarded as (a bit of) a burglar tool so don't use it at work without permission.

I would recommend that you connect a PC to a wired port on the inside LAN and configure the router to forward outside requests to the PC. When you run wireshark on the inside PC with a filter that selects for tcp port 80 (or tcp port == 80) you will see traffic forwarded from the router.

Use your outside machine to request a page from the router's outside address and the port you are forwarding. If you have forwarding set up correctly, you should see a TCP connection attempt. If you are not running a web server on the inside PC, there will be no connection so you will only see the SYN packet from.
outside. If you have a web server on port 80, you will see a fair number of packets in both directions. (SYN -- SYN-ACK -- SYN -- some HTTP Headers an HTTP GET / a response and FIN -- FIN-ACK).

Once you see successful port forwarding (your are forwarding TCP packets, right?) at the PC, change the destination of the forwarding to the camera.

This is really technical but Wireshark is so good that it is quite easy to use.

Sep 10, 2012 | Routers

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Hi, I'm having problems port forwarding my Thompson TG585 v8. Im trying to port forward for utorrent application but it does not seem to work, everytime i get an error saying "port is not...

- Please check if it's UDP or TCP. You might have selected TCP for port forwarding but Torrent also uses UDP. For some ports that's important to make both forwarding. One for TCP, the other for UDP.

- If this doesn't work, you need to go deeper. You need to have access to an external computer on internet (a friend) from which you can start a telnet. For instance :
telnet mypublicip 45682

On your side, you need to check what's coming on your network interface. Two options to achieve this :
- Either you book a linux live cd (kubuntu), and you run in a console :
sudo tcpdump -ni eth0
(eth0 is the first ethernet adapter of your workstation).
- Either you use wireshark on Windows, this should do the trick, but you cannot be sure that there is no other software blocking on your current installation.


Jul 10, 2011 | Routers

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There should be an automated port forwarding setup where you dont need to type in any IPs, but only the port(s) you want forwarded. also, the local IP isnt 198... but 192.168.1.x
To do this setup you'll need to go to the router's default page which should be sometihng like 191.168.1.x, you'll find this IP either on the bottom of the router, or in the router's documentation. Just type in this IP in your browser's Address bar and find the Port Forwarding page. Consult the router's documentation if you cant find it.

Dec 21, 2010 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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NetGear WGR826V has no clear port forwarding section in the setup, the mamnual is as clear as brick as to how do I forward a port on this brain dead router?

Forwarding Port – If you select 'Same as Incoming port' then all incoming traffic on specified Service is forwarded to LAN server without modifying Destination Port. – If you select 'Forward to another port range' then all incoming traffic received on the Service port (or range of ports) is forwarded to this port or range of ports of the LAN Server. – This field is disabled if action selected is "Block Always". – If you want to forward the traffic to a single port then enter port value in start port and leave finish port empty. – If you want to forward the traffic to range of ports then enter non zero value in finish port and make sure that service record attached to this rule has range of ports and range is equal to that of forwarding ports. – For example if you select Service as HTTP (TCP/80), LAN Server IP address as and Forwarding port as 8080 then all traffic coming from internet on – TCP/80 (HTTP) to this Router is redirected to TCP/8080 port of • WAN Users: These settings determine which packets are covered by the firewall rule, based on their source (WAN) IP address. Select the desired option: – Any All IP addresses are covered by this firewall rule. – Address range If this option is selected, you must enter the "Start" and "Finish" fields. – Single address Enter the required address in the "Start" fields. • Log: This determines whether packets covered by this firewall rule are logged. Select the desired action. – Never - never log traffic considered by this firewall rule, whether it matches or not. – Match - Log traffic only it matches this firewall rule. (The action is determined by this firewall rule.)
Ok well this is out of the manual, to me it seems straight forwards, but it is a brick too though, there is an example to help you, basically you tell it the Address of the PC, (Right click on NIC and get address) that you want ports to go to.. then ALLOW it, UN-disable actually.. in the tables.

Feb 05, 2010 | NetGear WGR826V Router (wgr826vna)

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Hello,a message appears low on the bar of utorent no incoming connection.what is this?

You need to open or forward the port that utorrent uses. Open the router's admin page and do it under port forwarding

Apr 18, 2009 | Routers

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Hi i have a satellite internet provider and im trying to set up my linksys broadband router so i can hook up my xbox 360 my problem is everytime i hook it up im getting no internet connection can you tell...

there are two things to be addressed in this case.firstly you have a satellite internet provider which can create consistency issue.then when you connect a xbox to router you need to do a port forwading on linksys router(port forwarding=opening ports in router so your xbox can communicate freely).in order to do the port forwarding you have to log onto router user interface.then go to applications and gaming tab,where you can do the port forwarding.
but before doing so,you have to contact microsoft to know the ip address assigned to the xbox and the ports(numbers) to be opened.
thank you.

Nov 27, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Xbox live test fails and so does update

you need to open the port that the update is trying to go through. the easiest way is to turn your firewall off, but this opens up your security. another way is to forward the correct port through port forwarding on your router. findout which port xbox live uses and put in the information to the router

Jan 06, 2008 | Netopia (3347NWG-ENT) Router (3347NWGENT)

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Viewsonic inbound/outbound policies

Hi I found a manual that may help. userguides/wmg120-1_ug_eng.pdf - Also there is a Fix at another FixYa post.. here t102098-port_forwarding+viewsonic+wmg120 +port+forwarding&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2

Sep 22, 2006 | ViewSonic WMG120 Router (DHWMG120B1)

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