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I am new at this and any help would be much appreciated. I have three pc's connected and i am trying to forward ports and port triggering. I want to be able to connect to msn zone with both pc's and play online. I have all the ranging numbers however i have this site to go by http://freehost27.websamba.com/+NibblesNbits/files/portsets_no1.jpg and i am not sure what ip address to add to the pc's? Also do i enter these numbers twice with the two differnt ip address for both? My ip address is 192.168.1.100 and my other pc is same but .101 . Can someone help me out please!!! i am following the steps on this site to open ports. http://freehost27.websamba.com/+NibblesNbits/whydo.html Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
 
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With the Linksys you shouldn't have to do anything at all to share a connection. If it has switch ports and you are getting the IP addresses you are you should be set. The only issue I can see is if your ISP only allows for one connection frm one MAC address from your router. The way around that is to use the MAC address cloning feature of the router. There might be some ports you need to open for certain games and you are correct in attempting to use port forwarding. The example is right there in the link you sent....just substitute the 192.168.0.20 with 192.168.0.101 or 102
 

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On the port forwarding screen do i add all the numbers listed with the ip address .100 then add all the numbers in again with the ip address .101 for a total of 10 numbers listed? Thank you for the help
 
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If you want ot forwared ports on both PC's and you need that many ports open yes. If it's just for a service like FTP you would do port range 21 - 21 for 192.168.0.100 and if you wanted an FTP server on 101 you would do the same thing. The same thing applies for your games.
 

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I want to be able to play both pc's on ms zone. It's says on that site i listed above that i should copy what is shown it only shows things being forward to one ip address and it ends with .20 my ip address ends with .100 (i got this info from that NAT link on the site) Do i need to add this for both ip #'s??? Also they have under port tiggering directplay7 and directplay 8 should i be adding these as well? One last question it says at the botton rinse and repeat on both pc's however i when i go to my other pc with the .101 address it show's the same settings that i entered on my .100 address so do i need to even enter anything from my .101 pc??? Thanks for your patience i really want to be able to play on the msn zone with both pc's. When i was only using 1 pc i went to the DMZ host and changed my ip address to .100 this worked and i could play online however now i want both pc's to be able to play and this has been a chalenge! Thanks agian!!!
 

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update: I am having no luck with the two pc thing so i decided to see if u could forward the port to my pc with the .100 ip address to see if i could going an age of empire game on msn. I Left my DMZ host to .0 Wasn't sure if i am supose to change it, I forward the ports like to says to in the screen shot above using all the same numbers except for the ip address i changed that to .100 and i was un able to join a game? Can someone please help me with where i am going wrong with this?
 
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