Link to home
Create AccountLog in
Avatar of TheFred
TheFred

asked on

Winsock and External ip's

Hi everybody...
My winsock app was just working great ... i recently tried to use it in a pc in a lan... having an internal and an external ip adress...  i didnt work... i can see that my winsock control is listening to the internal ip (using Ws,LocalIp) and i understand that that is the reason .... So how do i get a winsock control to listen to a port using the external ip instead ...¿?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Avatar of BobHewick
BobHewick

Link to home
membership
Create an account to see this answer
Signing up is free. No credit card required.
Create Account
Avatar of TheFred
TheFred

ASKER

>If your using a router you need to forward the listening ports to your internal IP address.

Its a router... how do i do that ?
Do you know the brand of router?

Most routers now have a web interface which allows ports to be forwarded to a local ip address.  For instance with a US Robotics Router you have a web based setup on its IP address http://192.168.123.254. However some must be done via there own applications OR telnet.

You could try typing in your Gateway IP address in Internet Explorer to see if you get a response....

To do this:-
1) Click "Start" and then Click "Run"
2) Type CMD and press OK
(A black window will appear (dos window) and will allow you to type at the prompt)
3) Type IPCONFIG
This will output all the network adapters in your computer along with the IP address and Gateway address, the gateway IP address is the one your after!
Avatar of TheFred

ASKER

Yeah.. working with a linksys... got it..
thankz