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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by s0lar404, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. s0lar404

    s0lar404 Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2011
    I have a Belkin F5D8636-4 v2 router. I am trying to port forward but everytime it says WAN IP invalid ip. How can i fix this?
    Do I have to set up a static ip? if so how? Thanks very much
  2. Grob needs help

    Grob needs help

    Mar 3, 2009
    you will not normaly have a static ip unless ypu have asked for it as many isp charge extra for it. if you want to check then google what is my ip record you ip then restart the router and check you ip again, if it is static then it will be the same as before.

    port fowarding is done through the router by logging into it and finding the right tab (port fowarding, vertial servers ect) normaly to foaward a port you go to or differs from router to router. log in to the system with what ever password you set. and have a look around for tabs or links that say port fowarding or vertial servers again differs from router to router

    hope that helps
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Are you trying to forward to the router's WAN? Port forwarding is to forward to a computer (or other device) on your LAN.

    No, but if you don't reserve an IP (on routers that have that feature) or use a static IP the port forward will cease working when the device's IP changes.
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