01-03-2011 08:45 AM
I cannot set up port forwarding through Linksys RT31P2 and WRT160Nv3 routers.
My set up is Webstar Modem=RT31P2=WRT160N=Mac OS 10.6.5. (Modem not configurable and ISP not impeding port forwarding. Issue is with two Linksys routers.)
I have had a Monty-Pythonesque go around with Cisco chat support; and a followup with telephone support in which the agent knew nothing about port forwarding and his superviser opined that it was not possible with two routers. Sigh.
So can someone help me with precise and simple step-by-step instructions for setting-up the routers. i know the basic procedures. What I am not clear about is exactly what changes are made on which routers.
I have read what portforward.com has to say and it doesn't work so I must be misunderstanding something.
My computer ip address is 192.168.1.103. Are the last three digits of this address entered into both routers in the box on the port forwarding page? What other changes must be made to which router?
I know the port numbers I am using are OK since I can set up successfully if I connect to only one or other of the routers (but not with both), and my p2p software shows port is open.
Any help and suggestions most gratefully received.
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01-03-2011 10:43 AM
01-03-2011 01:00 PM
Thanks for this.
I have other computers and devices linked to the WRT160N wireless network. Will disabling the DHCP server affect their internet access?
Also, I may misunderstand these things but my RT31P2 seems to have the address 192.168.15.1. On the port forwarding page, the ip entry is to a box 192.168.15.xxx. Would i enter, from my computer, 103 in the xxx box?
Again thanks for your help.
01-03-2011 09:32 PM
01-04-2011 06:09 PM
Very clear and much appreciated. I'll get to work on it. Many thanks.
I have been googling this subject for the last several days and there is surprisingly little information about port-forwarding through two routers. What little I have found is either incomplete , inaccurate, or too obscure for most people to follow. If you could somehow do a digest of all this and post it as a sticky i think it would be very helpful to many.
01-04-2011 09:42 PM
10-09-2011 06:47 PM - edited 10-09-2011 06:49 PM
Hi, I am getting fiber to the road and off wireless broadband, living in the country.
I have the modem with a dlink 825 wireless rtr off the modem and cat5 tfrom the shop there to the house. I want to connect the cat5 to a linksys 600n wirless rtr but use it as layer 2 only for the wireless.
I have disabled dhcp on the 600n, plugged dlink switch port to lnksys switch port. Turned off the linksys firewall.
Is there anything else or will the lan ports pass the pakets so the internet may be reached?
Does the linksys need an ip? How would I assign one since it is a switch port?
They are coming tomorrow incase anyone might have time for an answer.