No-IP Software Troubles

By thelost300
Apr 8, 2009
  1. *Don't know if this should be in Other Software, but I thought it should go here, my apologies if this is the wrong forum*

    Hello everyone, I'm having some trouble configuring a webserver/game server using No-IP. Both servers work fine, but I personally cannot connect to the servers.

    I am currently connected through Ethernet, and it has been suggested to me to attempt to use wireless AND Ethernet at the same time, and I seem to be having trouble with both responding at the same time. Typically, the modem responds, but if its connection goes out, the wireless replaces it.

    The No-IP system is configured to my Ethernet connection.

    Modem: Actiontec GT701-WG
    Router: Linksys WRT54G
    Wireless Adapter: Linksys WUSB11 (v2.8)

    Any ideas would be appreciated, thank you!
  2. CombinationZero

    CombinationZero TS Rookie Posts: 31

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    if you have a choice, use the WIRED connection for more stability and reliability.

    Attempting to use more than one connection is difficult and seldomly fruitful,
    as routing will control which interface is used and alternating between devices
    is not possible with very special software, ie: ATM
  4. thelost300

    thelost300 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well uh, thanks guys. But that wasn't really helpful at all... Combi, if you notice, I already have the ports forwarded properly. Other people can connect to the server, but I CANNOT. Jo, thanks, I already realize that a wired connection is more stable and reliable. The current issue is that, whether I use two connections or not, whether they be wireless or wired, I cannot connect to my own server.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Maybe it's just me confused, but i think you need provide more details and clarify some things, for example

    1) Both the Actiontec GT701-WG and LinkSys WRT54G can provide both wired and wireless router functions. How they act (and if they act correctly) depends on how they're configured. So.....
    => How are they configured?
    => Who should be doing the routing?
    => Who provides the wireless? etc

    As i understand it No-IP is a DNS name provider. I assume you have one public IP address from your ISP? So your No-IP is set to your public IP address, yes? (has nothing to do with wired Ethernet or wireless)

    3) You can't connect to your server? You are trying to connect from outside your LAN or within your LAN between home computers?

    4) What platforms are you using for your servers? You;re running a web/game rserver package? Or Windows stuff? Or..?
  6. thelost300

    thelost300 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Forgive me, as I am not the best networker in the world...

    1) I need specific details on what you want about their configurations. They both run properly on every connection except my personal server. What do you mean who should be doing the routing?

    2) Yes, my No-IP is set to my public IP address. People outside of the LAN can access my public IP address, under the ports I have forwarded, but none other.

    3) I cannot connect to my server from within my LAN, on a single computer, although I know other people who CAN connect from within their LAN, and they have no help for me.

    4) I'm running a web/game server package, but it's simply being run by Appserv and some game server files that I know other private server owners use. The operating system is XP SP2, if that helps at all.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Why don't you update to SP3, it's free and better you know :confused:
  8. thelost300

    thelost300 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know. I have a Windows Update setting in my taskbar waiting to update to SP3. But I'm lazy.
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No problems

    I'd say uninstall your Antivirus (or any other 3rd party live protecting software)
    Update to SP3
    Re-install Antivirus (anyway Avira preferred)

    Then reply back
    I'd say it will help. There's been many security updates since SP3 as well (really lots)
    Best to be safe online before trying to do other stuff, especially with your IP (wouldn't you think?)


    Geez especially a webserver !
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    this is usually a firewall issue and getting access from within the LAN
    is requisite to making it work from the WAN side.

    What FW are you using? The default Windows should be easy enough -- just add the exception to allow the port required
  11. thelost300

    thelost300 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I've looked at the firewalls, and they shouldn't be an issue. My Windows FW is off, Norton has the server files excepted, and the actual client to run the game works on other servers, so it shouldn't be a problem with Norton. I didn't see an issue with the router firewall, and the modem FW is down so...
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Norton is one of the worst Antiviruses
    I'd highly suggest you do as I posted above
    Otherwise you are leaving your system vulnerable :suspiciou
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    From inside the LAN, the Modem and Router do not control client to client (or client to server) access.
    The server system firewall must open the specific port(s) required --
    and btw: having many firewalls inactive is frequently insufficient.

    just add the rule
    allow in, any ip, tcp/udp, dest-port xxx​
  14. thelost300

    thelost300 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I really would appreciate if you stopped flaming my posts. >.>

    I understand that SP3 is safer, I also understand Norton will not cover everything in the matters of antiviruses or firewalls. But my choices with my computer are my choices, aren't they? If you have something to say that will be beneficial to the topic at hand, then say it, if you don't PLEASE stay off my threads. >.>
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    lol :)

    I won't help you then ;)
    Thankfully if others use the thread as a reference, Norton is bad, and update to SP3
  16. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    didn't mean to offend you but to only share 37 years of experience.

    you've saved me time and effort and I'll just wish you every success. :rolleyes:
  17. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    He was talking to me !

    With the same amount of years experience .

    Edit: I'll leave you to your WebServer with XP SP2 (and SP3 wanting to update in the tray!) and Norton protecting you. Good luck.
  18. thelost300

    thelost300 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    J.O., you were not the one who offended me. Kim was. She has flamed every post I've ever had. >.> I'm not sure I understand what you mean though J.O. You want me to add that rule to Norton Firewall?
  19. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    apparently he has all the answers before asking the question ... I've got better things to do.

    I just set ignore=thelost300 to remind me.
  20. thelost300

    thelost300 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    J.O., I don't think you understand. Your posts are actually helpful, and I understand that SP3 is more secure than SP2. But when she doesn't have anything beneficial to my problems, it doesn't seem helpful for her to post.
  21. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I edited my last post, I'm off the thread, which should make you happy ;)
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