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#1 DarkIntellect

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:23 AM

I don't have any time to feel out my profile or anything like that, sorry. I'm in need of computer help pronto. Hoping I won't need to reboot the whole thing. This noob is mildly retarded when it comes to computers. Help would be greatly appreciated. Also, I'm not sure where this goes, so if a staff member needs to move this thread I apologize.

I was trying to tweak Emule and I screwed up my IP address/LAN thing.(As I said, I'm an idiot when it comes to computers). I can't get on the Net my usual way now. I'm on a different wireless network that has a very weak signal. These are the exact directions I followed from a friend of mine on another site who was trying to help me with Emule.

Port Forwarding: These are settings you need to change in your NAT router. If you don't have a NAT router then you don't need to worry about this. One way to quickly find out if you have a NAT router is to go to Start->Run and type

cmd

if you are on Windows 2000/XP/Vista or

winipcfg

if you have Windows 95/98*DarkIntellect (in which case I recommend upgrading). A command prompt will appear. From there type

ipconfig

It will show you your LAN IP address. If it starts with 192.168. then you definitely have a NAT router. Write this IP address down because you need it to enable port forwarding. To begin configuring your NAT router, goto http://192.168.0.1/ or in some cases http://192.168.1.1/ This is not an Internet site but your router's config screen. One form of port forwarding is called "enable DMZ" which means forward all connections attempts. You just have to enter the LAN IP of the computer you want to receive the connections. If you only want to forward connections to specific ports on specific protocols, use port forwarding. You should be able to configure either one of these options from your router's config screen.


This was where I messed up. I can no longer connect via linksys. For what it's worth, I'm on a laptop. If you need any more info just ask.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 12 March 2007 - 09:51 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:27 AM

Can yu please give me the exact type nr of your linksys?

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:34 AM

:thumbsup: nr?
Sorry

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:38 AM

You say you have a linksys router. Which type this is improtant to establish which mode we have to follow

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:44 AM

As I've said, I'm not the sharpest when it comes to computers. I take it you're not talking about my adapter, correct? What does nr stand for?

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:55 AM

DarkIntellect,

I'm going to presume that fozzie is asking what Brand and Model number of router you are working with. So far we know its a Linksys. Now if you can advise us which particular model number, that will help us help you.

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 04:22 PM

Would I be able to find out externally or in my computer itself?




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