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licquorice
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Message 111 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

It shouldn't do. What happens with UPnP with the TP Link?

 

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Jaysnp101
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Message 112 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

Too much headache having the tp link connected, WiFi won't connect to the TV which is 3 feet away and my partner works from home so needs some security clearance every time I change the router.  Doesn't help with my connection so pointless using it. 

If I'm connecting to a server in London is it normal for data to travel to all ends of the country before its destination? 

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Message 113 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.


@Jaysnp101wrote:

This is another thing that happens occasionally.

Below I've posted 2 images with Upnp enabled but nothing else. 

Playstation is 192.168.1.114

Galaxy S9 is 192.168.1.11

These are automatic ports forwarded by playstation or gamin developer. 

You'll see that have opened 2 ports but to the wrong ip address. Top one even says 192.xxx.xxx.114 then shows 192.xxx.xxx.11 underneath.


No.

Message 103 shows port 9308 being forwarded to your S9 by device name whilst message 104 shows the same  port being forwarded to the IP address of the S9 (192.168.1.11).

Potential problem: If you have not set a static IP address for the S9 on the device itself then there is a possibility that DHCP will, at some time, give the S9 a different IP address (for sake of explanation, lets say 192.168.1.64), you now have the rule shown in message 104 still trying to forward port 9308 to 192.168.1.11 but the S9 is no longer there, it's moved to 192.168.1.64

At the same time  the rule in post 103 is trying to forward the same port to the S9 by device name, but, as already stated, this has now moved to 192.168.1.64. Hence the combination of the two rules is now trying to forward the same port to two different destinations and you cannot do this

I suggest that you delete the rule in post 103, make sure that the S9 is set for static IP. Then give the Playstation a static IP in the range 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.63 and change the destination IP of the rule in 104 to that of the playstation

 

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licquorice
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Message 114 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

Except they aren't rules, it is UPnP opening the ports.

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Anonymous
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Message 115 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

Maybe so but the point is that one port is being forwarded to two destinations

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Jaysnp101
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Message 116 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

This is what I mean, if upnp is opening those ports for the playstation like it always does when upnp is enabled then why is it forwarded them for the wrong device. Those ports are meant to be for .114 not .11

  • Also @Anonymous  I'm not sure thats right, I may be wrong as your alot more knowledgeable than me on this topic but the ports are only being forwarded to one device, admittedly  the wrong one but just the galaxy S9 at ip .11
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Jaysnp101
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Message 117 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

Good morning, I found this post on the.BT forums last night which seems quite interesting. Is it possible this could have happened to me, we have 3 laptops in our house, another games console (although I had issues with that too) and had people here with their consoles using my connection.

https://community.bt.com/t5/Home-setup-Wi-Fi-network/Port-forwarding-not-working/td-p/1965440/page/3

Also their is a link on this page that says " click on the link to see if it loads" this one:

http://communityhelp.ddns.net/

I couldn't get it to load when using WiFi 😩 

 

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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 118 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

@Jaysnp101 The community help website is now closed, I used to host it.

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Jaysnp101
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Message 119 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

Thanks @Keith_Beddoe 

Any idea on my problem and if I could be having the same problem as the guy in the link above. 

Ie ports already being (used) by another device like laptop or console?

Thanks 

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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 120 of 127

Re: Port forwarding.

@Jaysnp101 

Sorry, I do not use a BT Home hub, or do any port forwarding any more.

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