Welcome guest. Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register. Click here it's easy and free.

Author Topic: Port Forwarding Help  (Read 820 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

rjbinney

    Topic Starter


    Adviser
  • Disarmingly Good-looking
  • Experience: Familiar
  • OS: Other
Port Forwarding Help
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:54:31 PM »
At one point in my life, I had this dialed down. Now, I'm getting an error and I can't figure out why.

I want to open a port (duh).

I went into my router - a Netgear Residential Gateway CG3000DV2-RG and created a "Port Forwarding Rule":
.
(Yes, my IPV4 is 192.168.0.8)

I went to an open-port-checking site, and it timed out.



I thought maybe my firewall was messing with me, so I created two rules, one for TCP and one for UDP. Both are enabled, both are set to allow all connections, all profiles (Domain/Private/Public), for Local and Remote ports.

I have specified Port 3567 for all of this - that should be OK, right? (nb: I also tried port 30329, same results).

What am I missing?
Dan: You're gonna need to get someone to fix my computer.                     Kim: What's wrong with it?                     Dan: It's in several pieces on my floor.

camerongray



    Expert
  • Thanked: 303
    • Yes
    • Cameron Gray - The Random Rambings of a Computer Geek
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Expert
  • OS: Mac OS
Re: Port Forwarding Help
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 04:20:52 PM »
What service are you trying to port forward to, i.e. what are you running on port 3567 or 30329?  Can you access this service from another machine on the same local network?

rjbinney

    Topic Starter


    Adviser
  • Disarmingly Good-looking
  • Experience: Familiar
  • OS: Other
Re: Port Forwarding Help
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 04:30:02 PM »
It's a torrent program. Why would that make a difference on whether or not the port can be seen?

(I can't test it on another machine right now, but what's interesting is, if I run my VPN, it passes through the VPN port no prob. Trouble is, the torrent program and the VPN don't play nice).


And before everyone gets all worked up, I'm not engaging in piracy!
Dan: You're gonna need to get someone to fix my computer.                     Kim: What's wrong with it?                     Dan: It's in several pieces on my floor.

BC_Programmer


    Mastermind
  • Typing is no substitute for thinking.
  • Thanked: 1098
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • BC-Programming.com
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Beginner
  • OS: Windows 8
Re: Port Forwarding Help
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 08:03:25 PM »
You will need to make sure the ports you are forwarding are also allowed as incoming connections in any firewall software (including Windows Firewall) on the system being forwarded to.

EDIT: I see you've done that
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

Geek-9pm


    Mastermind
  • Geek After Dark
  • Thanked: 1001
    • Gekk9pm bnlog
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Expert
  • OS: Windows XP
Re: Port Forwarding Help
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 08:21:45 PM »
Quote
(Yes, my IPV4 is 192.168.0.
No,it is not.please correct that.

BC_Programmer


    Mastermind
  • Typing is no substitute for thinking.
  • Thanked: 1098
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • BC-Programming.com
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Beginner
  • OS: Windows 8
Re: Port Forwarding Help
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 08:45:46 PM »
They wrote this in their post:
Quote
(Yes, my IPV4 is 192.168.0.8)
The 8) got replaced with the sunglasses emoticon.
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

Geek-9pm


    Mastermind
  • Geek After Dark
  • Thanked: 1001
    • Gekk9pm bnlog
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Expert
  • OS: Windows XP
Re: Port Forwarding Help
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 09:20:25 PM »
They wrote this in their post:The 8) got replaced with the sunglasses emoticon.
That makes sense.   8)

rjbinney

    Topic Starter


    Adviser
  • Disarmingly Good-looking
  • Experience: Familiar
  • OS: Other
Re: Port Forwarding Help
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 01:26:28 PM »
Well I'm about to change my IP to a frowny face if I don't figure this out.

(I was going to say something like "socket to me", but you're all too young for that reference.)
Dan: You're gonna need to get someone to fix my computer.                     Kim: What's wrong with it?                     Dan: It's in several pieces on my floor.