Author Topic: {TUTORIAL} Port-Forwarding [Windows]  (Read 528 times)


USING WINDOWS VISTA - 10
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A - SETTING A STATIC IP ADDRESS
B - ACCESS THE DEFAULT GATEWAY
C - FORWARD THE ROUTER'S PORTS
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A - SETTING A STATIC IP ADDRESS

1. Win-Key and type CMD. Hit enter. In the command prompt, type ipconfig /all and hit enter again

Scroll down and record the following:
IPv4 Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
DNS Server 1
DNS Server 2
(if applicable)

2. Open the Network and Sharing Center and click Change adapter settings


3. Right-click your internet adapter and click Properties


4. Click TCP/IP v4 and click Properties


5. Fill the information here with the information from step 1


It should look something like this

Click OK and make sure "validate settings upon exit" is unchecked

CONGRATS! You have just set yourself a static IP. Let's proceed to the next part


B - ACCESS THE DEFAULT GATEWAY

1. Open your browser and type your default gateway from step A-1 into the address bar. Hit enter.

2. Log into your modem/router. Normally, the router or modem has a sticker on it that has the username
and password for the gateway. If it does not, try looking up the manufacturers default gateway information.
It's usually something like "admin" and "password" or "user" and "password" or "user" and "user"



If you cannot access the default gateway, then your journey to port forwarding has ended here.


C - FORWARD THE ROUTER'S PORTS

1. Look for the port forwarding option in your router. Sometimes it's hidden under advanced settings.
A quick google image search of your router model with the words "port forward" might also help

The default port for Blockland is 28000. You will need to open this port, and set the end port
to 28000 + However many people will be hosting. I use 28000 - 28008. It will look something like this

Make sure to enable the port for both TCP and UDP. Click apply/ok/accept/done

CONGRATULATIONS! You have forwarded your ports! Now, was that really so hard?
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NOTE: If you have an ancient router/modem and you cannot find the port forwarding option, try updating the firmware for your model.

:cookie:  HAPPY HOSTING!  :cookie:

In certain cases, if you have port forwarded and your server is still not joinable and you know you did all the steps correctly, you may have to actually call your ISP and ask them to open the ports on their end.