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Having issues Port Forwarding

madkingdiamond
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Having issues Port Forwarding

            Hello, 

        I bought my nighthawk about a year ago. My friend suggested this router for me. He told me how to port forward, It used to work. After I moved to a new building and got a new Public IP adress, I can no longer forward any port even if what is running is supposed to be listening to that port. It is always closed. I made sure to re-forward the ports when i moved, as the ip's have changed. I have looked at other people's issues on here and could not find an answer. I have called my ISP and asked to make sure I infact had a public ip. I don't know alot about this except for the fact that it used to work and now it is not. I even asked the ISP if they were blocking any ports and they said no. I do not know what else to do. I have searched everywhere online for a solution and i came up with nothing.

 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO
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madkingdiamond
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Re: Having issues Port Forwarding

Well this support is terrible, Didn't help me at all and were kind of an **bleep** about me lacking knowledge in routers. Kudos to you for being a **bleep**

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antinode
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Re: Having issues Port Forwarding

> [...] After I moved to a new building [...]

   Who is your new ISP?  The new building, or some ISP who deals
directly with you?  To what is the R7000 WAN/Internet port connected?
Some kind of modem?  An Ethernet hole in the wall?  Other?

> [...] and got a new Public IP adress, [...]

   What is this "a new Public IP adress"?  What is the WAN/Internet IP
address of the R7000?  Is it a private or public address?  If in doubt,
report at least the first two octets ("a.b" out of "a.b.c.d").  If the
R7000 WAN has a private address, then you'd need to configure port
forwarding on the router beyond yours, which, I'd guess, would not be
allowed.

> [...] I can no longer forward any port even if what is running is
> supposed to be listening to that port. [...]

   Can you connect to that service from a device on your LAN?

> b428755d194d37d10db62e3bce97c3e1.png

   You're working too hard.  There's no good reason to hide your LAN IP
addresses.

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madkingdiamond
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> Who is your new ISP?  The new building, or some ISP who deals
directly with you?  To what is the R7000 WAN/Internet port connected? 
Some kind of modem?  An Ethernet hole in the wall?  Other? <

 

Same ISP Spectrum, The router is connected to a Cisco Systems / Technicolor - DPC3216



 > You're working too hard.  There's no good reason to hide your LAN IP
addresses <

 Didn't know that my bad lol



  > What is this "a new Public IP adress"?  What is the WAN/Internet IP
address of the R7000?  Is it a private or public address?  If in doubt,
report at least the first two octets ("a.b" out of "a.b.c.d").  If the
R7000 WAN has a private address, then you'd need to configure port
forwarding on the router beyond yours, which, I'd guess, would not be
allowed.<

By "new public ip" as in when i go to google its a different IP then my old one when i type "whats my ip" Also Where would I find this? I know nothing of navigating except to Change my Wireless names and passwords and the portforwarding

  > Can you connect to that service from a device on your LAN?<

 What do you mean. <--- Sorry if that sounds stupid. I just don't understand
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antinode
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Re: Having issues Port Forwarding

> Cisco Systems / Technicolor - DPC3216

   That sounds harmless (only a modem, not a modem+router).

> [...] when i go to google its a different IP [...]

   And what _is_ it (or the first half of it, at least)?

> [...] Where would I find this? I know nothing of navigating [...]

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.  I'd try ADVANCED >
Advanced Home : Internet Port : Internet IP Address.

> What do you mean.

   With my weak psychic powers, it's tough to be sure, but, presumably,
you're running some kind of (unspecified) server program on the device
at "192.?.?.2", which should be listing at port 7777.  Can you connect
to that server, at that port, from some other system on your LAN?  If
not, then all the port forwarding in the world won't let anyone in the
outside world talk to it through your router.

> [...] even if what is running is supposed to be listening to that
> port. [...]

   So, is something listening there, or not?

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madkingdiamond
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 And what _is_ it (or the first half of it, at least)?

 

76.179.24.62

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.  I'd try ADVANCED >
Advanced Home : Internet Port : Internet IP Address.

 

  76.179.24.62 . Same as going to google and typing "What's my IP"

   With my weak psychic powers, it's tough to be sure, but, presumably,
you're running some kind of (unspecified) server program on the device
at "192.?.?.2", which should be listing at port 7777.  Can you connect
to that server, at that port, from some other system on your LAN?  If
not, then all the port forwarding in the world won't let anyone in the
outside world talk to it through your router.

 

 I am not running any server program. i am just running the game terraria. When I am allowing friends to join, It is laggy as all hell. When I looked up how to fix this issue. People on steam forums and Terraria Wikias are saying port forward the port 7777. Also I have no other device in my house besides my Desktop to connect to run the game.



   So, is something listening there, or not?

 

 I was assuming that just running the game would listen in on the port 7777. All i know is before when i forwarded this port and checked it on any port checker(by any i mean : I googled port checker and tried alot of them) it would say "open" but now its saying "closed"

I do not know if im just being dumb or if its actually forwarding it.

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madkingdiamond
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Re: Having issues Port Forwarding

Well this support is terrible, Didn't help me at all and were kind of an **bleep** about me lacking knowledge in routers. Kudos to you for being a **bleep**

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