Windows 7 - how do i port forward

Asked By martin dickinso on 26-Nov-07 08:45 AM
i have downloaded x fire which is an online chat program so i can speak to my
friend using a microphone and head phones. i am unable to tallk to him
because my nat type is number 2 which is symmetric or something like that.
any way, the program help file says i have to forwrd the ports to this other
place for the desired machine.

i am lost :-(        please help.

Malke replied on 26-Nov-07 08:55 AM

1. Set a static IP address for your computer.
2. Configure the router to forward the necessary ports to that IP address.
3. Open those ports in your firewall to that traffic.

There should be instructions about the ports at the program's website.
You'll need to refer to your router's manual for how to do port
forwarding with it.

Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
James Matthews replied on 26-Nov-07 01:40 PM
what type of router do you have?