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Pretty big TCP problem (stupid router!)

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Yeah, so i''m sure a lot of you know what i''m goign to ask. I''ve got a router. A Netgear RT314, you know, the one that doesn''t let "fun" through. Anyway. I"m currently working on client<->server software using TCP, and No one can connect to me. Only way I can test is using localhost, and that''s not cutting it anymore. I was wondering if anyone has a connectable TCP setup from behind a router. I don''t expect exact instructions, just wondering if there''s hope I guess. I already have the filtering sending me all the crap, makes xbox live work, but still won''t allow TCP connection requests through it seems. Hope someone can shed some light on this. - Newb Programmer: Geek++

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Have you set up your router to FORWARD client requests to the specified port and ip that your server process is on?

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Well,
At first I had 192.168.0.5 (my box) as the default for all unaddressed requests. So I tried doing my server port specifically along side that, and then I tried just doing the server port. And none of them worked, connections won''t... well connect.



- Newb Programmer: Geek++

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Yeah, I am having that problem too. I have forewarded the specific port (and turned off dhcp) and it just doesn't seem to want to work. (I have a linksys wireless b router)
-Greg

[edited by - Greg K on June 9, 2004 10:16:06 AM]

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The way to make this work is to go through the web-based configuration of your router, and find the thing called "port forwarding", or "Virtual Servers". These options should make it possible to forward the correct port to your maching behind the router.

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As with them this option dosent work for me either. Iam behind a belkin wireless and it wont port forward period. I tell it the port, the Internal IP for the port to be forwarded to, and it wont go on. I have been trying to fix this if I find a soultion Ill let you all know.

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