Cisco Router And XP Port Configuring

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by butcherboys, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. butcherboys

    butcherboys Unconforming User

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    I have ADSL through a Cisco 677 Router and XP Home. I am trying to connect to WinMX as a primary connection. Just wondering if anyone could give me some hints on how i can configure XP and my router so i can use ports 6699 and 6257. My ISP does not block these ports but i seem to be unable to connect as primary, only secondary. Someone had mentioned NAT to me but this really means nothing to me. I connect to my router via Telnet and my experience with TCP/IP is little. If someone could be of some assistance i would be greatful.
    Thank you,
    Butcherboys
    butcherboys2000@yahoo.com

    P.S. I am also running Sygate Pro Firewall.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I can't say I know what WinMX is (i heard people speaking about it, but that's it), but a stab in the dark would be forwarding those ports to your computer (this is done in the router) since you are using NAT (Network Address Translation).
     
  3. xerox

    xerox Guest

    Forwarding is the correct answer, and here's how:

    Start -> Run and type
    telnet 10.0.0.1
    <password>
    en
    <password>
    set nat entry add <localip> 6699 <globalip> 6699 tcp
    set nat entry add <localip> 6259 <globalip> 6259 tcp
    write
    quit


    Et voilá, you have forwarded these ports to your computer.

    More info here.

    Let me know if it works :)
     
  4. butcherboys

    butcherboys Unconforming User

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    Okay, i'll try that when i get off work tonight, hope it works. If it does i'll post the outcome.
    Thanks for the info.

    Butcherboys.

    I would have responded earlier but i have been having problems accessing this site from work. :D
     
  5. butcherboys

    butcherboys Unconforming User

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    I also have another question, after i forward the ports, do i have to open them or do anything else with XP (home)? I don't use the XP firewall. i use Sygate Pro.
    Butcherboys
     
  6. xerox

    xerox Guest

    Yes, you have to open the port in Sygate Pro.
    Haven't used it myself, but it's probably easy.
     
  7. butcherboys

    butcherboys Unconforming User

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    Thanks Xerox, it worked great! I also had to set nat entry.....udp also for it to work. and that link you gave came in real handy. all kinds of configs.
    Again, Thanks a lot!

    Butcherboys :D