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To setup port forwarding on the Mentor MentorWireless-G router your computer 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 computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:
Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.
It's ok if you don't know your Mentor MentorWireless-G router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:
Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.
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 Mentor MentorWireless-G router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.62.1.
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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 Mentor MentorWireless-G router to save you time and hassle.
Now that you are logged in to your Mentor MentorWireless-G router you should see the following:
Click the Advanced link near the right of the page.
Click the Filters link near the top of the page.
This page lets you block traffic into and out of your router. We need to make sure that the ports you are forwarding are not shown on this page. Remember, I am showing you how to use the page so you can remove the ports you are forwarding from it. Your port forwarding configuration will not work if the ports you are forwarding are on this page. Make sure that a port range here does not contain the ports you are forwarding. I'm going to go over the boxes on this page. The Filtering Layer drop down box will generally be set to Port Filtering to filter ports. The Proto Num box will be grayed out, so we will not do anything with it. The Direction drop down allows you to select traffic coming into or going out of your network. The Private Port Range box will let you enter the ports to block. The lowest port number in the range should go into the box on the left. The highest port number in the range should go into the box on the right. If you only plan on blocking one port enter that port number into both of these boxes. Use the Protocol drop down box to select the port protocol of the blocked ports.
Click the Virtual Servers link near the top of the page.
We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Comanche 4 requires you to forward the following ports: 17200. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Servers menu.
|Service||Public IP Address||Public Port||Private Port||Protocol||Private IP Address|
When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
And that's it! You're done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for Comanche 4 on the Mentor MentorWireless-G you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.