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WR54TG Port Forwarding every system?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jayarebee11, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. jayarebee11

    jayarebee11 Guest

    Hi, I have a question about my router... I've never had to forward any ports but I recently encountered a problem for a program I use while trying to transfer files over the internet. I understand that I need to go into the router's settings and manually forward the port for the system (IP) I use the program on... but would there be a way to forward that port for each system connected to the router without typing each system's IP in?

    Could I say forward the port for the IP and would that open/forward the port for every system that connects to the router, rather than having to type in each system/IP manually? Because I never check the DHCP Client Table every time I reboot each system but I think that whenever a system reboots that the IP's might change, and obviously the IP would not be the same and the port being forwarded would require the IP to be changed accordingly.... any suggestions?
  2. irootsk

    irootsk Addicted to LI Member

    For portforwarding you have to set static IP for each systems connected to the router. If you leave your PC to receive IP from DHCP, portforwarding wont work.

    Basicly IP is set for the router by default. For example - you've got FTP server runing on PC1(let say and another PC2 ( which you want to access via remote desktop.
    If you want to access your FTP server from outside (from internet), your router need to know where your FTP server is. Is it on IP or
    Router doesn't where to send the packets. So you have to tell him that FTP server is on IP by seting up portforwarding ( to forward port 21 to IP address To access PC2 via remotedesktop you need to forward port 3389 to IP address
    I hope now you've got some idea how it's work. Im not very good in explanation of things in english - it's not my mother tongue.
    If you've got any question don't hesitate to ask :wink:

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