how do i port forward

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by martin dickinson, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. i have downloaded x fire which is an online chat program so i can speak to my
    friend using a microphone and head phones. i am unable to tallk to him
    because my nat type is number 2 which is symmetric or something like that.
    any way, the program help file says i have to forwrd the ports to this other
    place for the desired machine.

    i am lost :-( please help.
     
    martin dickinson, Nov 26, 2007
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  2. martin dickinson

    Malke Guest

    Basically:

    1. Set a static IP address for your computer.
    2. Configure the router to forward the necessary ports to that IP address.
    3. Open those ports in your firewall to that traffic.

    There should be instructions about the ports at the program's website.
    You'll need to refer to your router's manual for how to do port
    forwarding with it.


    Malke
     
    Malke, Nov 26, 2007
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  3. what type of router do you have?
     
    James Matthews, Nov 26, 2007
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