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Port forwarding...default gateway all jumbled up. PLEASE HELP!!

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November 17, 2013 10:07:44 AM

I'm trying to forward my Games for windows live ports to help connectivity to the game dark souls.

I'm told that I have to have a static IP address first, but the automatic software to give me a static IP says "could not parse your IP address and gateway" so i tried doing it manually by following instructions online. I got to a point where i was supposed to type my default gateway into the internet protocol version 4 window, but my Default gateway isn't like the 196.34.2.1 that everyone else has, in command prompt it reads as-

fe80: :21d(colon)d1ff:fe10:5bd1%12 (the (colon) between 21d and the : is so it doesn't put up the :D  smiley, it's just d and then : right after)



and since I can't type letters or symbold into the gateway bar I can't type this in! The automatic software even had my default gateway listed as just fe80, and that wouldn't work either.

I have an ARRIS TG862G/CT router and a Comcast Xfinity internet connection. I REALLY could use some help, not having the gfwl ports open is making multiplayer on this game nearly impossible.

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November 17, 2013 10:28:27 AM

if you're just acting as a client and not hosting a server you really shouldn't need to change any router settings. maybe your anti-virus is blocking it? if you are hosting a server, read ahead:

check the underside of the router, you should see the default gateway there (it may be labelled default IP or similar)

OR

there seems to be an issue with IPv4 and IPv6. IPv4 (version 4) looks something like "192.168.0.1", whereas an IPv6 will look like the "fe80: :21d:D 1ff:fe10:5bd1%12" that you see. try typing "ipconfig /all" into the command prompt and see if you can see a default gateway in IPv4 format. I'm not familiar with that router so couldn't say whether it port forwards in v6 or v4. all routers i have seen use IPv4 for port forwarding and firewall rules. try disabling IPv6 with the tickbox where you can change the IPv4 settings and see what details you get there from the command prompt.
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November 17, 2013 10:35:16 AM

jwk3 said:
if you're just acting as a client and not hosting a server you really shouldn't need to change any router settings. maybe your anti-virus is blocking it? if you are hosting a server, read ahead:

there seems to be an issue with IPv4 and IPv6. IPv4 (version 4) looks something like "192.168.0.1", whereas an IPv6 will look like the "fe80: :21d:D 1ff:fe10:5bd1%12" that you see. try typing "ipconfig /all" into the command prompt and see if you can see a default gateway in IPv4 format. I'm not familiar with that router so couldn't say whether it port forwards in v6 or v4. all routers i have seen use IPv4 for port forwarding and firewall rules. try disabling IPv6 with the tickbox where you can change the IPv4 settings and see what details you get there from the command prompt.


Well it's a problem in a game where you get failed attempts to bring another player into your game for multiplayer, and opening these ports helps the ridiculous fail rate at summoning other players.

Apparently Port forwarding must be enabled on the TCP port 80.
UDP and TCP port 3074.
UDP port 88
UDP and TCP port 53
TCP port 443


So i'm trying to set my IP to static like i've been told to do.

The only thing listed under default gateway in ipconfig is

default gateway . . . . . : fe80: :21d(colon):D 1ff:fe10:5bd1%12
(and on the second line)10.0.0.1
DHCP server . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1

EDIT: HEY, it worked. Unticking the IPv6 box made the Proper gateway and DNS show up and the static IP software didn't give the error anymore. THANKS!!
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