Unable to port forward?

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Unable to port forward?

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Hey I've been trying to port forward with this Actiontec MI424WR and it's unsuccessful. Everytime I scan the port it's closed. I've tried disabling/enabling upnp.

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Try to make sure to follow these guides, maybe even use the auto port forward tool at www.simpleportforwarding.com

 

The Actiontec is a little Unique, in that it doesn't like a source port to be defined. 

 

So make sure you are leaving that as ANY.

 

Your port forward rule should look like this

 

192.168.1.x  TCP/UDP ANY -> xx  

 

 

Here are the complete instructions.

 

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I've followed these instructions and the port is still closed.

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What port are you trying to forward? There are a few that are blocked outside of your router on Verizon's end. Such as 25 etc......

 

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/1.3_IP_addresses_and_Port_Info#12566

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If you port forwarded as instructed and followed the directions to the T and your PF rule looks like I described, then there's a big possibility that you have a software firewall that is blocking, and you might have to go into that firewall (windows firewall, norton, mcafee, etc.....) and allow the port's in there.

 

Open a port in Windows Firewall How do i open certain ports - Norton Community

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
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