on 31-05-2011 09:11 AM
I need to open some ports on my Sky D Link Router and don't know how??!! I've searched the router page but there isn't anywhere obvious to do this. Can someone talk me through please?
on 31-05-2011 10:18 AM
If your application uses UPnP there is no need to open any ports so check that first
If you really need to open ports you need to
1. ensure the client gets the same IP address through the LAN set up IP address reservation or alternatively assign a fixed IP address outside the reserved pool
2. Create a service for the ports you want open
3. allocate the services to the IP reserved IP address in the firewall configuration
Computers do a good job at LAN IP address reservations other devices less so
on 31-05-2011 10:45 AM
Thanks for the replies. It's for Xbox Live and so I need to make sure ports 80 and 3074 are open - can you talk me through where I go on the router page and how to do it?
on 31-05-2011 12:50 PM
The LAN setup is in the advanced section, you need to know the MAC address of your XBOX to assign it a defined address
The other options are under security in the Services and Firewall section