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By MDDDDD ·
Does anyone with any experience with Linksys wireless routers know how to open specific ports for internet games and instant messaging?
Any help you be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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by tduval In reply to Linksys Router

I've sold and installed linksys router, and there's nothing special to play internet games. Excepted if a firewall is installed, even on the router, or in a computer. Filtering is easy, by-pass harder. Try using socks ?

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by briantruitt In reply to Linksys Router

You first need to figure out what ports the games and instant messenger use. From there go to the Advanced setup and one of the tabs, I forget the exact name, will let you put port ranges on the left that will be forwarded to IP addresses on the right. Now that I think about it the tab might be called Port Forwarding or something like that. Example, say you use VNC, so you would put port 5900 to port 5900 in for the ports and let's say your computer is 192.168.1.5, so you would put that IP address in for anything that came to port 5900 would be forwarded to the IP address of 192.168.1.5. Some of the routers already have listed the port numbers for some games and maybe instant messaging. Hope this helps.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Linksys Router

There is a good bit of info about this in the online manual that comes with the router. Also, look here for some examples and information:

http://www.linksys.com/support/support.asp?spid=68#general

(delete any spaces in the URL)

Good luck! Hope this helps....

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