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need help with router ports

By SarahAria
May 21, 2007
  1. hi guys excuse and me for taking your time
    I need some open ports on my office router, and I told the network manager but she said your pc uses mask (invalid) ip and I can't open ports for that.
    any question will be answered, and any help will be regarded
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    sorry, but
    >but she said your pc uses mask (invalid) ip and I can't open ports for that
    doesn't make sense.

    The issue for the net admin is, opening a port for you, implies that no other
    user can use that port -- it's all or nothing.

    What port number and tcp protocol do you need?
    Normally, we open ports so that users outside our organizatin can get access
    to an application we are running. What application is on your PC and why is it
    not on one the company's server?
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Maybe she meant that the IP addresses are allocated dynamically from a pool? Port forwarding wouldn't be reliable with a dynamic IP and any outgoing port rules would have to be made for the entire subnet (a security hole).
     
  4. SarahAria

    SarahAria TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I want Some open ports for downloading torrent!
    and she said she can do that (router settings, I know she uses cisco) for valid ip's and my pc has an invalid one and she couldn't fix it for me
     
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Uhm.. If she is the network administrator, then any "invalid" IP addresses are her problem!

    I smell incompetence.. Or maybe inability to explain stuff to you.
     
  6. SarahAria

    SarahAria TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey guys just plz tell me what I should ask her to solve my problem or her problem??!
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    if the IP address is invalid, then the system has no network access what-so-ever, no email, no sharing, no internet.

    if this is true, the first step is to get a valid ip address
     
  8. SarahAria

    SarahAria TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But I have internet and even could download torrents
    but with a low speed under 25
    I think she was meaninig something like mask ip by saying it's not valid
     
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,715   +89

    are you at a place of business you won't be allowed under security rules to open ports up on your system..
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    To help you, we need a good statement from the admin as to what the problem might be -- corp rules, network standards, some specific details as to what is wrong.
    Until then, we're all playing a guessing game :)
     
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