port forwarding w/ router

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kissflysky

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I cant host wc3 games, and i dont know how to port forward because i have a dynamic ip... im using netgear
 
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You should have a static, not dynamic ip address if you are trying to do port forwarding. In a port forwarding configuration you must specify an ip address to forward the ports to. Let's say you reboot, and then your ip address changes. The ports are now forwarded to the wrong ip address. So you would need to reset port forwarding every time you reboot or log onto the net. You can on the other hand port forward for a single session if that's what you want. But then once you relogon you will have to reset all those setting again.
select your router from the list and it will tell you how to port forward.
http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm
 

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Are you confusing your public IP address with your internal network address? For a dynamic public IP address, you can use a service like www.dyndns.org to create a fixed URL that will always map to your variable public IP address.

Many routers offer the option to lock an IP address to a specific MAC address, or as schusterjo stated, you can simply setup the IP address statically.
 
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