Unable to Create a Port with a Range

By BrawlFan ยท 6 replies
Jul 16, 2008
  1. Title says it all mostly.
    I'm trying to create a UDP port with a range, like 1-500 for example...

    But it says its a conflict even if the range is a merely 1-2.
    Is that just how routers work, because I remember being able to do it before.

    I have changed around the settings of my router a bit, so maybe a setting I made screwed things up...
    Help would be appreciated.
  2. BrawlFan

    BrawlFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No ideas?
    Not sure if I can make it any clearer, ah well thanks for at least reading it. >_>
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    ports are unary; ie single numbers.

    you may need a range of ports to be opened for a given application,
    but each is still singular numbers.

    to open a range of ports, depending upon the firewall, you just say
    ALLOW ports x-y {tcp,udp, or tcp/udp}.

    describe in detail what you're trying to allow for which application :)
  4. BrawlFan

    BrawlFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My gaming system needs UDP ports open for decent pier to pier game connection.

    So I am trying to open say ports 1-5000 which from what your saying seems to be impossible...

    And right now I'm believing you as it is still in conflict.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    IT'S irrational and dangerous!!! Far too many and these create the conflicts.

    First, all ports from 1-1024 have special meanings and 'well know services' attached to them, NO GAME will ever run in this range.

    Second, ports above 1025 can be registered to specific applications, eg 8080 is
    used by web JSP, VNC 5900

    your game(s) should have a common starting port and the add some extras for
    'your friends'.

    If game X needs port 6500, then set a range like 6500-6600 -- that is very doable :)
  6. insoman

    insoman TS Booster Posts: 102

  7. BrawlFan

    BrawlFan TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks for the help, however my system seems to be running fine even though only my TCP ports are open.

    I guess this can be locked, not sure how this place works. >_>
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