ROOTER - Port Forwarding

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ROOTER - Port Forwarding

Post by serverside » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:16 pm

So I'm having a bit of an issue, I'm trying to forward a port and there are two spots for it in the Network -> FireWall Location. I'm seeing Port Forwards and then under Traffic Rules also a port forward. Which do I need to be using?

I've tried
Source Zone being Wan/wan1/wan2 (modem)
Source IP: Any
Source Port: any
External IP: any
External Port: Port I want opened
Internal Zone: Lan
Internal IP Address: My Server
Internal Port: Port I want Opened
Enable Nat Loopback: Checked.

Restarted Firewall - and nothing.

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Re: ROOTER - Port Forwarding

Post by serverside » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:30 am

So wanting to update this....basically 4G on ATT doesn't allow for port forwarding because they still use IPV4, so I'm NATed with like 100 other people on the same public IP. I got around this though as I have a VPN and just request a port and use it. Sucks but I'm on the Mobily plan paying $23 for 100+MBs down and 20+Up...
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Re: ROOTER - Port Forwarding

Post by scottfree » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:57 pm

Im in the same boat, thinking of switching to verizon or sprint. Did this solution help with lag? Is there a tutorial on how to do this?

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Re: ROOTER - Port Forwarding

Post by BillA » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:20 am

serverside wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:30 am
So wanting to update this....basically 4G on ATT doesn't allow for port forwarding because they still use IPV4, so I'm NATed with like 100 other people on the same public IP. I got around this though as I have a VPN and just request a port and use it. Sucks but I'm on the Mobily plan paying $23 for 100+MBs down and 20+Up...
Please don't take this as nitpicking, just would like to point out the correct expression of your down/up speeds.
If you put down 100+MBs, it means MegaBytes/sec (upper case B=Bytes, lover case b=bits), which would equal to 800Mbps (Megabits/sec), and I'm pretty sure you're getting nowhere near that with regular 4G-LTE. Hope you can see that those 3-4 letters can make a huge difference in your actual speed. Trust me, once upon a time it was confusing for me too. ;)

For testing purposes try to disable firewall completely, then simply define your forwarding rules under Traffic Rules only.
As I recall I have used ISP's with IP4 (no IPV6) and was able to forwards ports just fine. Play around with the above suggestion and see how it goes.

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