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Port forwarding with WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by tfish77, May 26, 2005.

  1. tfish77

    tfish77 Guest

    Hi everyone. I just replaced my Netgear WGR614 (which stopped accepting wireless connections every couple days, then later every couple hours) with a brand new Linksys WRT54G. I love it, except that I can't seem to get Port Forwarding to function the way I expect. Here's my vital stats:

    Router: WRT54G v3
    Firmware Version: v3.03.6
    Firewall Software: Kerio Personal Firewall 4.1
    OS: Win XP SP 2
    ISP: Verizon.net

    I have enabled ports 6881-6999 (TCP and UDP) in the router admin interface, yet I get very mixed results with BitTorrent (which worked perfectly with the Netgear, so I know it's not my ISP or Kerio; I get these results with both Azureus and ABC). Usually I get all yellow (meaning I can't accept incoming connections) or the occasional green - sometimes after several minutes, all my torrents will turn green, but it never used to be this way - they used to turn green immediately and stay that way.

    I have also forwarded port 3389 (TCP only) to accept incoming RDC connections. That, coupled with DynDNS, should let me RDC to my box, yet I cannot do this from the outside (this also worked OK with my Netgear router). I cannot ping my DynDNS hostname either, but it does resolve to an IP.

    I read the documentation that said I had to set my connection to a static IP to use Port Forwarding, and I think I did this properly - I am using

    I have disabled the router's firewall, and disabled all the options on the page. I haven't tried the DMV; I read the description and honestly it sounded a little scary (I am a web developer, but I really don't know my way around networks).

    I just want a secure router that lets me RDC to my box and run BitTorrent without problems. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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