Wireless Router Conflicting Ports

By BrawlFan
Jul 9, 2008
  1. My Netgear Wireless Router (Model WPN824v2) has been running fine and until now has had no problems with the ports I'm running on it.
    However, I just recently erased my ports in a effort to make them more efficient, and now I'm having some conflict issues.

    I have one set of ports set to my X-box 360 system and it has since improved. Now I'm working to get another system running on the router wirelessly. However, this system takes more ports, about 7 as it were. 6 TCP and 1 UDP. The 2 sets of ports are different IP's and I haven't had any problems until I went to make the UDP completely open (1-65534). The other ports are specific, but when I go to make the UDP open is says there is a conflict.

    Any fixes?
  2. BrawlFan

    BrawlFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is there any way I can make it more clear or are you guys just as confused as me? :confused:
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    bad idea to open all udp ports and that span creates the conflict.

    If you need open ports, you open ONLY the ports documented by the Application
    and that should be specific as to being tcp or udp.
  4. BrawlFan

    BrawlFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It has been frequently stated as having both, but I've got the others without the UDP so I'll leave it be I suppose.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    yes, that happens; eg Print/File sharing use 139 udp and 445 tcp and still other
    might use xxx tcp+udp

    the point is not which protocol but opening ONLY required port numbers :)
  6. BrawlFan

    BrawlFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I did a little research an apparently the outgoing UDP is picked randomly each time the service is used...
    Which would need me to open all ports...

    Any other suggestions? D:
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    Outgoing UDP is just fine. You do not necessarily need inbound port forwarding,
    depending upon how the code was written. Normally opening the outbound port
    then allows a reply on the same port and thus no unsolicited inbound traffic occurs.

    Any software that would require all upd ports to be open is bogus and creates an
    environment that invites securing issues. Might as well disable the firewall and
    uninstall your A/V programs -- you're in deep water here!

    Hope you only use the system for games and keep no personal data on the HD.
  8. BrawlFan

    BrawlFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As the case would have it, its a Wii that needs some assistance in the Wi-Fi department.
    Really though, there are a few other methods I'm going to try and not mess with the security issues for now.

    Thanks anyway.
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