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NAT? Where?! Okay, so I went to and found the instructions on how to forward ports for a P2P software called uTorrent. I followed the instructions and got all the way into my router, when all of the sudden, the next instruction didn't make any sense. It said to click on a folder labeled "NAT" under "Advanced Settings," and when I clicked on the "Advanced Settings" folder, there wasn't a NAT folder. I swear this is the correct router. The Device Summary states that the router is a Zhone (Paradyne) 6218-I2. Here is the link to the portforward site. I've looked and looked, and there is really nothing that matches the screenshots on the instructions.. so my guess is that either: A) I have a defective router by some freak chance. B) I'm doing something wrong. C) You can solve this better than I can and make me look stupid (lol). (on a side note, yes I have opened every folder to see if NAT or anything mentioning Port Forwarding is in them, I've compared all the screens to the screenshots and I simply cannot find the page that i'm looking for.) Any help and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

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  • topgunrk May 13, 2008

    I do not have a modem, I am connected to a router that is plugged directly into a phone jack in the wall.

    I have looked for Virtual Server, and Port Forwarding as well. The only thing close to either of those is something called "Port Mapping," and it does not pull up the page that I want it to. It basically only states the devices that the router authorizes it to pass through the connection (such as USB, Wireless_Guest, ect.), and it has options for adding vendors via DHCP ID's. Sadly, there is no options for forwarding ports nor picking the corresponding machines.

    Here's my problem, maybe it'll help if you compare this image to the guide's corresponding image.

    As you can see, where the NAT folder is supposed to be, something called "Ethernet Mode" is there.

    Also, I downloaded the newest update for the router from the official site before I posted this thread, and nothing really changed excpet the graphics (thus why I have asked for help). This is why my image is blue and the images are grey. I assure you that there were not any changes to the firmware.

    On a side note, I'm still learning about all of this stuff, so if some of this seems a bit stupidious and obvious, bear with me.

    Thank you for your help.

  • topgunrk May 15, 2008

    Sure thing, here's the screens.

    This is the beginning of the list with every folder open:

    Here's the end of the list. (A lot of the same stuff from image 1 is on this one)

    And here's the screen that appears when I click Ethernet Mode.

    I was guessing that they might've been integrated into another area as well, but after going through the screens endless times over, i'm really starting to think that they may have left something out of the router. How that can be, I do not know. This is a tough one.

  • mohitbedi Dec 23, 2012

    ur problem resolved??


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I do not think you are logged in as the admin. If you are only logged in as a user then the NAT will not even show up in your menu. Try logging in with admin - admin or admin - cciadmin or possibly some other modified version customized by your isp.

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Perhaps you are using a different firmware than the one they are using in the guide. If they are using an older one then you may just need to figure it out. Look through your router's settings again for anything that mentions NAT, Port Forwarding, or Virtual Server. Then just pick the port (or ports) that you want to forward and which machine to forward them to.

One last thing that may be causing your issue is that you are not connecting to your router. Does the configuration page that you visit display your routers make or model? If you have a modem and a router, then it's possible you are actually connecting to your modem instead.

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    Rick White May 13, 2008

    Good that you have confirmed that you are, indeed, looking at the router's configuration. Just wanted to eliminate all possible points of fault :-) It's very strange that you aren't seeing those settings considering that it's the same model. I'm not sure why they would just disappear. If it's not too much to ask, could you either post a complete list of categories on the left or include another screen shot of the rest of the list? It's puzzling that the NAT or Virtual Server categories aren't shown, so the only thing I can guess is that those settings have been integrated into another area.

    Could you also include a screen shot of what comes up on the right when you select the Ethernet Mode category? Thanks!


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