19-01-2018 03:10 PM - edited 19-01-2018 03:11 PM
I am trying to stop my router blocking a piece of gaming software I am running. The software basically allows other people to connect to my game via the internet. So far the only way I have found to do this is to 'disable my routers firewall'. However I have noticed that under Firewall header in the routers admin setting there is a sub header called 'Access Control' and part of this reads
"Access Control allows users to define the traffic type permitted or not-permitted to/from the Internet."
When I take a look at the options and read the help, it seems to single out blocking traffic and creating time zones for parental measures for blocking the internet at certain times. It doesn't really discuss allowing software through the routers firewall though.
All I want to do is define the traffice permitted. The software is running on port 1802. Its a piece of software called Fantasy Grounds, downloaded from Steam.
I have taken the time to set up port forwarding for this software on port 1802, but this really hasn't done much to help this situation.
19-01-2018 03:34 PM
@agjwilson: Yes, Access Control is only for controlling the traffic of users on the router's LAN, not for controlling it for incoming users from the Net.
Go to Shields UP! and use User-Specified Custom Port Probe to probe port 1802. What state does it say it has?
19-01-2018 04:11 PM
I used canyouseeme.org and http://canyouseeme.org
Error: I could not see your service on XX.XXX.XX.XXX on port (1802)
Reason: Connection timed out
I used ShieldsUp (port 1802)
Solicited TCP Packets: PASSED
Unsolicited Packets: PASSED )
Ping Reply: RECEIVED (FAILED)
So you're saying to allow traffic to reach my computer I need to disable my whole routers firewall if Port Forwarding is not working correctly? Seems a bit unsafe. Especially once I have posted online what I am trying to do.
19-01-2018 04:17 PM
Just what did ShieldsUp! say was the status of port 1802? It's this bit I'm interested not the other warnings.
|Protocol and Application|
I'm not suggesting that all.
25-01-2018 01:08 PM
Then you game server is not up & running.
25-01-2018 03:05 PM - edited 25-01-2018 03:08 PM
Here is what ShieldsUp displays when my game is running and the routers firewall is disabled.
Here is what ShieldsUp displays when my game is running and the routers firewall is enabled.
And here is what my routers port forwarding looks like as I set it up for the game to accept incoming traffic through 1802. (minus the pixelation)
25-01-2018 11:22 PM - edited 25-01-2018 11:28 PM
So in what circumstances was it "Stealth" that you said it was before?
What individual things within the Firewall have you got enabled in the case when it shows "Closed"? "Closed" rather than "Stealth" shows that Port Forwarding is doing something, just not the right something.
26-01-2018 04:06 PM
It was in stealth when the routers firewall was down but the game was not running.
I haven't got any individual assignments set through the routers firewall. Currently only experimenting with "enabled and disabled".
The original post was regarding what I could do to achieve the firewall to disable only for this game servers instance.
26-01-2018 06:22 PM
Have you reserved the IP of the game server in the DHCP?
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