Port Forwarding Tutorial
By Tayuke: Gaming World Admin
Gather the information needed
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Go to the ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½StartÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Button
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Click ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½RunÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Type in ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½cmdÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ and Click ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½O.KÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ A new screen should appear. Once it appears, type in ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ipconfigÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ A set of information should appear below the word you just typed. Record down the ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½IP ConfigÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ and ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Default GatewayÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Numbers on a piece of paper or on a Word Document.
Setup Port Forwarding Settings
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Open your Web Browser (e.g Explorer, Firefox, whatever you use)
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Type in your ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Default GatewayÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Number, in the ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Web AddressÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Bar, located at the top.
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ You should then see a ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½LoginÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Screen.
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Enter Your ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½RoutersÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Username and Password. (If you donÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½t know your ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½RoutersÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Username and/or Password, go to http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm and find your ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½RouterÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½. If it isnÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½t there, chose the closest one to it. There you should find the default Username and Password for your ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½RouterÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½. IF the default Username and Password DO NOT work, then either ask your Computer Admin to do this for you. If that can not happen, then you canÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½t complete your ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Port ForwardingÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½.)
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Once the page is uploaded, click on ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Advance OptionsÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ or ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Gaming OptionÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½, depending on the router, so long as there is a ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Port ForwardingÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ screen as an option.
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Create a new Port Forwarding Configuration Setting, and Type in the same number for both Port Starting and Port Ending. The Port Starting and Port Ending number differ, depending on what engine you are using
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ For the IP Address, type in the IP Address that we wrote down in Step 1, and with the protocol option, type in the same number as the post number, with TCP set.
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Now this is what you should have:
ÃƒÂ¯Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â§ Port Starting: (Depends on what engine you are using)
ÃƒÂ¯Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â§ Port Ending: Same as Port Starting
ÃƒÂ¯Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â§ Protocol: TCP
ÃƒÂ¯Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â§ IP Address: The one you wrote down before.
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Click ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ApplyÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ and then ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½O.KÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½
- Client Configuration
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Once you have finished and it has saved your settings go to: www.whatismyip.com
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ It should give you your Pubic IP Number. Copy that number down onto a word document, or write it down.
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Now, open your Client Folder for your MMO. Then, open your ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½DataÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ File in the folder. If it asks you what software you want to use, use ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Text DocumentÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½.
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Change the Pubic IP Number to the number that you recorded down from www.whatismyip.com.
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Change the Port Number to the number used in the Port Forwarding setup.(If it is not already the right number).
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ The data file should like this:
ÃƒÂ¯Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â§ Ip=(public ip from www.whatismyip.com)
ÃƒÂ¯Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â§ port=(port used in Port Forwarding setup)
ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ Save the data file, Zip it up, and give it to all your friends.