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Port forwarding setup issue.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Whisperz666, Oct 26, 2018.

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  1. Whisperz666

    Whisperz666 Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2018

    Ok, so I started by creating a dynamic IP address using NO-IP. I got everything set up and got the ddns on my router and it updated successfully. So I started to try and set up port forwarding in my router. And in the port forwarding. I then add a name for where it says comment. Then enter the NO-IP, IP address, then add two ports. So after I enter all that and push save. I get the message... " This IP is not in the local area network (LAN) "
    I am accessing my router through the wifi not Ethernet. I would appreciate the help getting pass this issue. I have looked everywhere and either missed how to fix this or just didnt understand.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Port forwarding is used to direct traffic on the given port to a device on the router's local network (LAN), not on a public network.

    Remote users would use your public IP address, obtained by using your NO-IP URL, to send a message to your router's WAN; the router would use the port forwarding to direct the message to the proper device on your LAN.
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