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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 3:28 PM

3600HGV will not forward ports for Steam or Battlefield 2!

Manufacturer     2Wire, Inc.
Model     3600HGV
Hardware Version     2700-100727-008
Software Version     6.3.7.42-plus.tm
DSL Modem     3.73 SW:9_158_16_100526

 

I've tried everything to make this RG forward ports - it refuses to open the following ports for BF2 and Steam:

 

            UDP     1500-4999
    
            UDP     16567
    
            UDP     27900
    
            UDP     29900
    
            TCP     4711
    
            TCP     27901
    
            TCP     28910
    
            TCP     29900
    
            TCP     299
    
    
            UDP     27000-27015
    
            UDP     27015-27030
    
            TCP     27014-27050
    
            TCP     27015
    
            UDP     3478
    
            UDP     4379
    
            UDP     4380

 

 

I've used UV Realtime and Nmap (Zenmap GUI) to confirm whether the ports are opened or not. Just doesn't do it! I was able as a last resort to get eMule to run it's port test (UDP/TCP) and connect to an external site during it's Wizard - odd!

 

I'm ready to return this RG to AT&T - clearly the firmware is in error here or some convoluted configuration. I had a 3800HGV RG at another location and it worked fine - I didn't even need to forward ports! 

 

I've tried connecting hard-wired via a single static IP and DHCP for the PC/laptop that I'm trying to port forward. After some intense debugging, it's not my Apple gear, not Steam but it's that piece of junk 2Wire (now Pace, great!) 3600HGV.

 

Any suggestions?

 

-chromaburst

todarling

Mentor

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55 Messages

11 years ago

2wire routers are not PNP. You will have to manualy go in to the router's firewall section and forward the ports yourself. Should be a sticker on the router with it's ip address and password for you to access it use your browser.

Teacher

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16 Messages

11 years ago

Yes, I understand and I've done this.

 

-Chromaburst

todarling

Mentor

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55 Messages

11 years ago

After you forward the ports are you applying that profile to the computer you want them forwarded to?

todarling

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55 Messages

11 years ago

ports.JPG

 

Here is my forwarded list. (above)

 

This is where you apply it (below)

 

ut ports.JPG

 

 

 

Teacher

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16 Messages

11 years ago

BF2 - Steam.jpg

Teacher

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16 Messages

11 years ago

My forwarded ports for my XP box is shown above - my Public IP address has been removed.

 

-chromaburst

todarling

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55 Messages

11 years ago

On an xbox you should not have to forward ports.

Teacher

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16 Messages

11 years ago

Xbox? That may be the case - I'm using Windows XP, Vista64 and OSX desktops/laptops.

 

Since the last posting, the problem has got deeper...

 

1) On any browser, I can't see certain web site - even though Google can show it's cached version on it's search page. Stes include www.evga.com, www.provantage.com, www.torqlite.com I've flushed DNS caches on all machines.

 

2) I've checked my router infront of my 3600HGV is connected LAN to LAN and NOT LAN to WAN!

 

3) I've reset the Windows software firewall on both XP and Vista to their defaults and made programs prompt when ports are queried.

 

4) I've tried various multiplayer games on my Vista box to check whether the source of the problem is solely attributed to Steam - NO!

 

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars - works fine, can interrogate internet play servers.

BF2 - Can't connect to EA servers, password checked.

Game Comrade - Can't connect.

Steam - Can't connect to servers. Uninstalled, clean installed, messed with reg files etc - not working...

Wolfenstein -Can't connect.

 

 

-chromaburst

Teacher

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16 Messages

11 years ago

FYI - My 3600HGV DHCP configuration is as follows (below) - this is different from the default 3600HGV configuration of 192.168.1.0 / 255.255.255.0

 

 

DHCP Configuration - Configure manually
    
Router Address              192.168.0.5
Subnet Mask                   255.255.255.0
First DHCP Address     192.168.0.25
Last DHCP Address     192.168.0.30

 

-chromaburst

Anonymous

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25.7K Messages

11 years ago

The problem with opening all of those ports, is that it leaves your router wide open. You should not have to forward any extra ports. Like I stated before, Steam has always had problems with their service, so it is no doubt that what problems you are having, are the same as others.
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