D-Link DI-604 port forwarding

By clyde85
May 14, 2011
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  1. Hi,

    Can you help me guide on "Port Forwarding"? I tried to access my router and added ports to forward as I've seen other guides here on the net, but when I check it with "PFportchecker" Software, it said my port is not open or unreachable.

    My router is D-Link DI-604.

    Please Help!=(
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    there's a difference between an Open Port and having access to a service On That Port.

    1. the machine which has the desired program (or better said, service) must have a fixed IP address, not one assigned by DHCP
    2. the router then forwards port xxx to that fixed address
    3. the firewall on the target system must allow incoming traffic on that port(s)
    4. AND the program/service must be running.
    then and only then will a probe like PFportchecker find it 'open'

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