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I have a network consisting an Actiontec Modem (GT701-WG) and a Linksys Router (wrt-54g, factory firmware). The Modem has DMZ hosting pointed at the router (192.168.2.1) and then the router has the port forwarding all configured for the needed computers in the network. But somewhere, there is still a block and no one can connect to me. Any ideas?

btw - I tried tech support, but thats akin to asking toddlers for help :S
    
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I have a network consisting an Actiontec Modem (GT701-WG) and a Linksys Router (wrt-54g, factory firmware). The Modem has DMZ hosting pointed at the router (192.168.2.1) and then the router has the port forwarding all configured for the needed computers in the network. But somewhere, there is still a block and no one can connect to me. Any ideas?

btw - I tried tech support, but thats akin to asking toddlers for help :S
1) how do you know all of the proper ports are forewarded? Be sure to use www.portforward.com.
2) What application are we trying to use to make an incoming connection?
3) the whole DMZ thing is all wrong. DMZ is only for when you want to make a single device connectible from outside the network while not allowing traffic into your network. Disable all these settings.

yeah, give us more info and we'll be able to offer more help. I'd say 90% chance ur problem is the DMZ stuff. For what you're trying to do this is completely wrong.
Edited by HatesFury - 7/1/08 at 8:42pm
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aight this is why i came here

So I'm trying to get srcds (steam ded. server, 27015-27020) and warcraft 3 (6114) working mainly. it would also be nice if people could finally connect to me for bittorrent lol

Maybe im confused, but doesnt the DMZ to the router just forward all the data the modem gets and lets the router sort it out and route it to the computers that need it?

and tell me if theres anything else you need and it will magically appear haha
    
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aight this is why i came here

So I'm trying to get srcds (steam ded. server, 27015-27020) and warcraft 3 (6114) working mainly. it would also be nice if people could finally connect to me for bittorrent lol

Maybe im confused, but doesnt the DMZ to the router just forward all the data the modem gets and lets the router sort it out and route it to the computers that need it?

and tell me if theres anything else you need and it will magically appear haha
The modem automatically send all traffic to the router no matter what, end of story, no exceptions (unless you have something between the two ).

What you most likely want to do is put your server (unless you're hosting from your PC, which most people don't do, they use a dedicated box) in the DMZ. This means that when people connect to the server the router keeps them from actually entering your private (home) network, and this is more secure for you, however it is not necessary. All you have to do is kill the DMZ setup you have now, setup your server on a static IP address (use something over .150 to avoid DHCP conflict) and port-forward all of the ports needed for steam and Warcraft to that IP address. Once you've killed the DMZ your torrent client should return to normal operation as your router will be handling its traffic normally. (kill any port forwarding you might have setup for torrenting to this point.
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so the router will have the server connected to it and a DMZ running to it, while every other app i need a direct connection to will be port forwarded? This setup is way more simple than the other one (a result of a tech-support call before i knew better)

EDIT: so i just tried WC3 and no one could join my game still, and the ports been forwarded to my comp and everything :S
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so the router will have the server connected to it and a DMZ running to it, while every other app i need a direct connection to will be port forwarded? This setup is way more simple than the other one (a result of a tech-support call before i knew better)

EDIT: so i just tried WC3 and no one could join my game still, and the ports been forwarded to my comp and everything :S
What IP address did you give to the other people, can you access your own server (use the internal IP and then try the exteranl IP to verify setup), double check your port forwarding settings on the router.
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Theoretically it should work, unless theres an odd setting somewhere. So starting with my modem, heres all the settings

Actiontec GT701-WG
IP: 192.168.0.1

WAN IP: PPPoA
DHCP Server: Off
Ports Forwarded: None
DMZ Hosting: Off
Firewall: Off
Dynamic Routing: Off
NAT: On
Static Routing: Off

Linksys WRT-54G
IP: 192.168.2.1

Connection Type: DHCP
Advanced Routing Mode: Gateway
Firewall: Off
Block Anonymous Internet Requests: Off
Filter Multicast: On
Filter Internet NAT Redirection: Off
Port Forwarding: Warcraft 3, Ports 6114-6114, Both, To 192.168.2.101
SRCDS, Ports 27015-27020, Both, To 192.168.2.120
DMZ: Off (I'm just trying to get warcraft 3 working right now, ill DMZ the server later. itll live with forwarding)
QoS: On (for the server's port and a switch's port)

Thats it, I think hah
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Port Forwarding: Warcraft 3, Ports 6114-6114, Both, To 192.168.2.101
SRCDS, Ports 27015-27020, Both, To 192.168.2.120
Are you running the servers on 2 different boxes??? Otherwise the "To" Ip for both port forwarding setups should be the same. Can you connect to you own server using 192.168.x.x, and can you connect by using your actual IP address? When you try to have others connect are you giving them a 192.168.x.x address, or the actual address?
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The server runs the source dedicated server, while warcraft 3 is hosted client-side. 192.168.2.101 is my main computer. I can connect to my own server using the network IP, but when I use the global IP, with the port number tacked on, it doesnt connect :S
    
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The server runs the source dedicated server, while warcraft 3 is hosted client-side. 192.168.2.101 is my main computer. I can connect to my own server using the network IP, but when I use the global IP, with the port number tacked on, it doesnt connect :S
Don't use the port number, it should work without it. Have you reset the router since you applied all of these settings? Often you need to do this before they'll work properly. If it still won't work it's probably cause of crummy OEM firmware on the router. Check to see if your router can run DD-WRT, Open-WRT, or Tomatoe and it'll not only run better, but be easier to configure.
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