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    Port forwarding headache

    This is a discussion on Port forwarding headache within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hello all. I've been searching through this forum about port forwarding and set up my router as described and still ...

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      Port forwarding headache

      Hello all.
      I've been searching through this forum about port forwarding and set up my router as described and still getting nowhere. It's the black netgear (DG934 I think).
      I'm trying to host games in Far Cry 2 which specifically needs ports 9000-9008 open as well as a few others for the anti cheat stuff and what have you. I can join games fine, but hosting them is an issue.
      Whenever I set up a port forward I find that whatsmyip.org reports it as closed. Without the forward set up the ports time out. I've tried resetting the router but it still remembers settings. Would a full on "forget it all" reset help?
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      Re: Port forwarding headache

      Until the game is running, it won't pass as an open ports test.

      Once you have the game running can people join it?




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      Re: Port forwarding headache

      Nope, once running nobody can join. Occasionally it shows up as being there with a ping of 9999. On the same connection I can join games and play with a respectably low ping most of the time, but hosting them is a pain. It's only through hosting that we can choose custom maps and so on.
      With the game running whatsmyip.org reports the ports as closed.

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      Re: Port forwarding headache

      Greetings,

      Have you tried setting the DMZ option to point to your machines internal IP? That way you'll by pass the firewall and also rule the connection as a source of the problem. If that then works OK then the issue could be with the rules you've setup.
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      Re: Port forwarding headache

      Hi, I'm still getting the same issue I'm afraid. I've even tried taking out all the services and allowing all traffic in and out the router and on this machine.
      Does it matter that I'm using the wireless for this btw? Does port forwarding only work on wired connections to the router?

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      Re: Port forwarding headache

      Greetings,

      Using Wireless should not matter, but I would try a wired connection to the router to rule it out.
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      Re: Port forwarding headache

      Hmmm yes I'll be giving that a go later on once I'm done with work methinks.

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      Re: Port forwarding headache

      Nope, still got the same problem. All ports I forward either come up as closed or time out.

      edit... just looked at ports whilst playing in a game hosted by someone else... still says they're closed. :S I'm confused there.

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      Re: Port forwarding headache

      Greetings,

      Well I don't play Far Cry but do play UT 2004 and this is what I had to do to be able to play online. Setup the following services:

      Service Name: UT2004
      Port Start: 7777
      Port End: 7788
      Protocol: TCP/UDP

      Service Name: UT2004A
      Port Start: 27900
      Port End: 27900
      Protocol: TCP/UDP

      Service Name: UT2004B
      Port Start: 42292
      Port End: 42292
      Protocol: TCP/UDP

      Then add them to the firewall rules section and then setting which internal IP they were sent to. Works fine. And while playing a game checking the port range 7777 to 7788 all ports are shown to be closed.

      The only other thing I can suggest is taking some screen shots of the services/firewall rules pages to see if you've got things setup correctly.
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      This is the only time I've had to do this which is why it irks me quite so much. Plenty of others out there are hosting servers with no probs. I've attached screenshots of the pages suggested. There's a lot of ports supposedly used. The key ones mentioned on forums I've checked this out on say that Far Cry 2 needs 9000 to 9007, but others say a bit higher. Either way they work when in game, but hosting...
      I've tried all of them on, all of them off, combinations of them...
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