Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network. The basic process to open a port is: Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to. Navigate to the port forwarding section. Click on Port Range Forwarding. Create a port forward entry.
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This is not an article on how to create a wireless-to-wireless bridge, as some have misinterpreted it to be. It is just to add a simple wireless access point to an existing wired network.
In this example, the existing router was DHCP settings and subnet mask does not matter for this example. Substitute your network addresses in place of these settings if yours is different. Do not connect any cable to the "WAN" port Put a new piece of tape over the "WAN" port socket to prevent you from trying. Take a new cable and plug into LAN port 2 on the new Linksys router and the other end into the network jack of your PC.
Plug the power supply into the AC mains and the output cable and plug into the power jack on the rear of the router. One or more lights should become illuminated on the front to indicate it has been successfully powered up. Resetting ensures that any customized settings are erased and the router is returned to factory defaults. Consult the manual for the location of the reset button, as it varies depending on model - but is usually found on the rear panel near the power jack.
Linksys WRT54GC Router Port Forwarding Instructions
WRT54GC series with The "C" in the router number stands for compact, as the unit measures 4" by 4" by 1" with an internal antenna. The unit can be expanded with addition of HGA7S external antenna to boost range. Hardware Version 1. Version 2. By appropriately changing the value of the firmware byte 0x26, the WRT54GC can be cross-flashed with firmware based on the same reference platform.
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