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Static IP/Port Forwarding Nightmare

by damian71 / March 14, 2008 8:58 AM PDT

Trying to open the ports for Guild Wars. My router is old and crap (AWR-8210) and getting a new one next week, but I don't think that is the problem:

When I go to ipconfig /all, my IP address and default gateway are and respectively. My mask is The first two do not seem similar to all the examples on line, but I carried on regardless and entered them into the TCP IP Properties along with the DNS servers ( and

I then used this info to get a static IP using

I then entered the details into my router as directed in order to port forward- again I put 'Host IP' as (again it didn't seem right to me, but..)

When I did a port scan the port was still closed.

The numbers don't seem right to me, but I am at a loss as to what to do.

I really don't hold much hope of anyone helping - I can't find anything on the Internet. But if you do I will be very grateful and impressed!

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Just one idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 14, 2008 11:26 AM PDT

I see seems to only play with 192.x.x.x numbers but it's still useful if you just juggle in your head the numbers. How good are you are networking? Why not just put your machine in the DMZ and configure your firewall as well?


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Cheers Bob
by damian71 / March 16, 2008 9:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Just one idea.

I seem to have sorted out now anyhow - more by luck than judgement I think!

Thanks anyhow.


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