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What am I doing wrong? Opening a port on my wireless router.

elloellothere
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What am I doing wrong? Opening a port on my wireless router.

Hi! 

 

I'm trying to open a port on my router, so my home network can be access externally. 

 

What am I doing wrong with the setup? I've done the setups in instructions, but my port is still closed. 

 

 

Example of what I've done : 

 

Added a firewall rule to port 445 : http://oi68.tinypic.com/14xfe5h.jpg

Port Forwarding setup : http://oi63.tinypic.com/2hfi3aw.jpg

But port is still closed : http://oi63.tinypic.com/2n0ioma.jpg

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: What am I doing wrong? Opening a port on my wireless router.

Welcome to the community, @elloellothere

 

What's the exact model number and version of your router?

Do you have the latest firmware installed on the router?

Did you try factory reset?

When you bypass the router, will this port work?

Just want to make sure that your ISP is not blocking such port.

 

Looking forward to your response.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: What am I doing wrong? Opening a port on my wireless router.

Welcome to the community, @elloellothere

 

What's the exact model number and version of your router?

Do you have the latest firmware installed on the router?

Did you try factory reset?

When you bypass the router, will this port work?

Just want to make sure that your ISP is not blocking such port.

 

Looking forward to your response.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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elloellothere
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Re: What am I doing wrong? Opening a port on my wireless router.

ISP was blocking the port! /thank you 🙂 

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