Port Forwarding the Ativa RTL8139 Router for Battlefield 1942

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Ativa RTL8139 router your device needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:

Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your device, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your device here:

192.168.2. <-- Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Ativa RTL8139 Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your Ativa RTL8139 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Ativa RTL8139 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Ativa RTL8139 Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your Ativa RTL8139 router. By default the IP address should be set to

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You should see a box prompting you for your Ativa RTL8139 password. Enter the password now.

The Default Ativa RTL8139 Router Password is: blank

Click the Submit button to log in to your Ativa RTL8139 router.

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How to Port Forward Battlefield 1942 on the Ativa RTL8139

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Ativa RTL8139?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your router to save you time and hassle.

Port 14567 UDP is the only port you have to forward for Battlefield 1942. If you want to have your server listed on gamespy, you might also need to forward the following ports.

Allow TCP and UDP Ports 12203 Allow UDP Port 14690 Allow UDP Ports: 23000-23009 Allow UDP 22000 (This is only for LAN) # GameSpy Master Server UDP Heartbeat: Allow UDP Port 27900 # GameSpy Master Server List Request: Allow TCP Port 28900

It's also important to note that EA suggests DMZing your computer for Battlefield 1942.

Ativa RTL8139 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Ativa RTL8139 router you should see the following:

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Click the Virtual Servers link near the left of the page.

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Forward Ports 14567,14690 on the Ativa RTL8139

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Battlefield 1942 requires you to forward the 14567,14690,23000-23009 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Servers menu and then click Set.

No. LAN IP Address Protocol Type LAN
1 192.168.2.

Forward Ports 23000-23009 on the Ativa RTL8139

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Virtual Servers page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Set.

No. LAN IP Address Protocol Type LAN
2 192.168.2.

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Battlefield 1942 on the Ativa RTL8139 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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