Quote: Originally Posted by skypearce69
How do you forward the ports manually?
well if you notice after install, it creates a firewall exception for windows firewall... take the same ports and enter the information into the router's configuration thru your browser. like http://192.168.1.1
. The hub has its own address as well and software, btw there is a firmware update for this device, but this isnt where to forward ports, just in the router like i stated.
Reason I had to do this was because of my setup, i was "piggybacking" another 4 port wired router onto the main router, and running the belkin usb network hub thru the 4port wired-only router. If just connected to your ONLY router, or atleast the same router from which you are connected to, there shouldnt be a need to enter the information in the router and forward the listed ports.
ALso, if you have your router setup as upnp enabled, then this wouldnt be needed. I have switched my thinking on upnp since i noticed some ports wouldnt release and/or refresh along with the changing of an IP, tho this may have been program/device/adapter dependant. So i have upnp disabled on the network, and hence the reason why i had to forward the ports from the second router that was hosting the belkin net usb hub