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Windows 7: Trouble Forwarding Ports

23 Oct 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Trouble Forwarding Ports

Hello Forums, I Seem to be having trouble forwarding my ports, My router model is a D-Link DIR-615. (If needed by PC Specs are down below) When i go into my router and i forward the ports, the forwarding doesn't work, Here is what i know

-Computer IP Is the correct IP that the port is being forwarded too
-Windows Firewall is Off
-Restarting the Router/Computer Multiple Times
-The router says the ports are forwarded
-I have forwarded the ports to a laptop of mine and that seemed to work
-I tested the ports on this site Open Port Check Tool - Test Port Forwarding on Your Router
-That site told me that the forwarding to my laptop worked, but not to my desktop

Could anyone help me?


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23 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you forward a port lets say port number 22 for an ssh connection you have to specify an ip address lets say 192.168.2.1. Now if you use your external ip address with port 22 it will look for 192.168.2.1 listening for a connection. If you're on 192.168.2.5 the port will not be forwarded to the computer. It will only go to 192.168.2.1.

I hope that make since it sounds like you did it right for your laptops ip addresss
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25 Oct 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I did that, it still didnt work. Does anybody else have any suggestions?
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26 Oct 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Bump, Im still looking for an answer to this.
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26 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What port(s) are you trying to open. Do you have a program listening for a connection?
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26 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does the target computer have a fixed local IP? It needs to be static for port forwarding to work with the correct computer.
Also, you can try doing a telnet to your public IP on the targeted port to test if anything respond to the connection. If the laptop is still answering it, most likely you have mixed the IPs of the computers, or if nothing does, maybe an antivirus/firewall is blocking it.
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26 Oct 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
What port(s) are you trying to open. Do you have a program listening for a connection?
Ports 8123, and 25565 (for the game minecraft) And yes i do got a program listening

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Does the target computer have a fixed local IP? It needs to be static for port forwarding to work with the correct computer.
Also, you can try doing a telnet to your public IP on the targeted port to test if anything respond to the connection. If the laptop is still answering it, most likely you have mixed the IPs of the computers, or if nothing does, maybe an antivirus/firewall is blocking it.
The IP Is static, and i quadruple checked the IP's. The Windows Firewall is completely disabled, same with my antivirus,
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27 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you trying to forward the same ports on the laptop and the desktop?

Also are what A/V are you using?
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27 Oct 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

The ports are different, the ports on the laptop are just 200, and the ones for the desktop are on a previous post, and my AV is microsoft security essentials
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27 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

On the desktop type open a command prompt and type "netstat -a" no quotes post the output or just look for the port you opened with listening on under state.
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