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Multi-Router Home Network

By jim.turnbull7 ·
So I have a Linksys wireless gateway/router/switch and connected to that is a standard linksys 4-port wire router/switch. I have a windows xp machine connected to each router. I have been unable to get the computers to talk. I realize that I need to use port forwarding. What I can't figure out is what port/protocol I need to use. File and print sharing is enabled on both computers as well as multiple network shares. What I'm trying to accomplish is as follows:

-Access network shares on both computers
-Remote desktop functionality
-Remote management functionality

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This will help with your Port Forwarding issue. :)

http://www.ox.compsoc.org.uk/~steve/portforwarding.html

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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lots of ports, or use DMZ

by Churdoo In reply to Multi-Router Home Network

This article should help you with the ports for SMB file sharing (137-139 OR 445)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/204279

RDP is port 3389 by default. This can be changed by registry edit, but 3389 is default.

Remote management, I'm assuming you're talking about Computer Management / Connect to another computer...; POSSIBLY the same as SMB above, but I don't think so.

Or of course instead of forwarding almost a half dozen individual ports, you can configure the workstation behind the innermost router as the DMZ

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Thanks

by jim.turnbull7 In reply to lots of ports, or use DMZ

I had tried forwarding all the ports listed in my router. When I tried to open those ports in windows firewall it said that port 139 was being used by netbios. The KB gave better instructions how to disable netbios.

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