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June 6, 2010 6:41:01 PM


So I want to host some games in Warcraft 3.
But I need to open the ports 6112-6119 to be able to do that.

I already opened some ports before, so I thought this wouldn't me be a problem. (the ports are closed now)
But this time, it didn't seem to work.

So, I set up my static IP. (
But I didn't have a second DNS when I typed ipconfig /all. So I made up the second one.

Anyways, so I did that then added the ports on my router.
But it didn't open.

So I checked my Linksys WRT160 and opened them up there too.
I use the linksys as a AP/Switch.
But it still didn't work.

I don't know what's wrong. Probably something with the Linksys.
I didn't change any settings. Except I changed the IP from the router from to
The rest is factory Default.

I hope someone can help me =)

Thanks in advance


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June 6, 2010 9:02:11 PM

Why "ipconfig /all"? If you'll forward ports to a server, the server should have a static IP address. Otherwise how will you tell the router where to forward the ports?
June 6, 2010 9:10:13 PM

What do you mean?
I just followed he steps on
My goal is just to open ports (not sure if that's the same as forwarding ports to a server).
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June 7, 2010 1:19:27 AM

Using the same IP address all the time makes it easier. It usually doesn't change, but whenever a system is used as a server, it's better to use a static IP address. You need to open ports and forward them to the system that will be the server.
June 7, 2010 11:59:00 AM

I did all the steps on the forum post.
But it still didn't work. I opened the ports on my livebox and Linksys.
I made my static Ip dynamic again but still no result.

I made a huge/dumb mistake.
I used websites to see if my ports were open.
But it seems that you had to have the program open in order to see if your port was open.

I'm terribly sorry for your inconvenience.

Thanks for the help

June 7, 2010 12:31:39 PM

You forwarded the required ports to your server's IP address and it doesn't work? Is your firewall blocking them?

Edit: Can you explain this statement: "So, I set up my static IP. ( But I didn't have a second DNS when I typed ipconfig /all. So I made up the second one."? If you have a static Internet IP address, then why would you use that site? Is the confusion between the LAN static IP address and an Internet static IP address?
June 7, 2010 12:35:41 PM

It is working now.
I used the port checking websites to see if my ports were open.
But I never knew you had to have the program using the port to be open.

So problem is fixed now =)
June 7, 2010 12:46:34 PM

That's normal. The remote site connects via a specific port and it expects a reply. That's the only way they can determine that a port is open.