Setting up Port Forwarding ?


The program I am using stopped working when I changed from Cable to DSL in my home network.  Everything else works fine.  I have heard from another expert that I need to set-up port forwarding.

I logged-in to my to the router and went into the port forwarding section, now what...

My questions are do I need to do this?

If so, how? I see the servie available for port forwarding.  Where do I get the server's address from?  Exact directions would be helpful.

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
The server's address is the IP address of your computer on which you wish to run the program.
You can find very good instructions on port forwarding by going to:
Then click on the link for your router, then on the next page click on the link for the application you wish to rum. It will give you step by step instructions for your application and router complete with pictures.

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Wow!  What an awesome site!  Thanks, RobWill!
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Very welcome, hopefully it will help you to resolve.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Sorry jjrr007, just noticed comment above was from samb39, not you. Hopefully it will still help you to resolve.

samb39, you are welcome, very handy site.
jjrr007Author Commented:
Thanks for the link.  I did the steps it outlined. Still no luck.  Any ideas.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Some new modems are combined routers and modems. If this is the case you either need to forward ports on the modem as well, or the better solution is to put the modem in bridge mode, which effectively turns it into a basic modem and forwards all traffic to the router. If you do the latter you need to configure the WAN section of the router with the appropriate Dynamic/Static/PPPoE or PPPoA information. If in doubt let me know what what make and model your modem is, and I can advise what, if anything, is necessary.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks  jjrr007,
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