win2000 pro + ICS + port forwarding = impossible (?)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by periphrastic, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. periphrastic

    periphrastic Guest

    I've spent close to half a day trying to get port forwarding working on my NAT box, which just so happens to run win2000 pro (XP isn't an option, as it's only a pentium pro 200). Despite crawling through just about every page I could find about it on the net, I still can't get it to work.

    My question, then: has anyone out there had any success in forwarding ports (through ICS) on a win2k pro box? I read an article by one guy stating that it simply isn't possible with the pro version, as the only internal routing option for ICS is dynamically to the non-routable 192.*.*.* IP range.

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated...thanks in advance. :)
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Welcome to the forums!

    Yes I think it should work. It's somewhere in the ICS settings, don't remember where, but it should be there. I believe Win98SE and ME can, so why not 2k? Port forwarding ability has nothing to do with dynamic IP or static IP.

    Could be wrong I guess, but I'd be surprised.