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NWN: LinkSys Server/Firewall Setup
As you can see from the above picture Your Internal NOT external IP is listed. Also the Port that this server will listen to is displayed.
So in this case my Internal IP is 192.168.1.99. And this Server will listen on Port# 5122.
The Port# can be changed in the nwnplayer.ini
file in the Never Winter Night Game Folder.
It will be under the [Server Options] like this
Server Name=ShadowGameWorld: NWN1
Open your Web Browser. IE or Netscape is fine.
1) Type the IP for your Linksys Box. By default that is 192.168.1.1
2) A Username / Password Window will appear. You only need a
Password. By default Linky's ship with admin
all lower case.
type in your password and press enter.
The circled IP is your External or WAN or Internet IP. This info is located on your STATUS page under the Heading
of WAN. The IP Address listed under WAN is your external or internet IP.
As you can see I have DHCP Enabled and working. Yet my main game box has a static IP. Please click HERE to setup a static IP on your box.
The most important part is that your Static IP must be LOWER than 100 or what you have set in Starting IP Address:.
As is stated by Linksys you DO NOT have to turn off DHCP to do port forwarding. This will be seen under Port Forwarding.
How to find your computers IP Address...
DHCP what is it?...
List of well known ports...
Game Server Ports...
As can be seen by this I do not use any of the extra Security features of the Linky. I do not know what effect this would have on NWN.
When you first log into your router this is the first page you will see.
Figure A. This is the tab
or link you use to get your advanced options. This includes
Port Forwarding, DMZ, and Filters.
Figure B. This shows what
your Current Linky's IP is. If you were to ping this IP the Router itself
This is also the IP you need when setting up a Static IP, because this becomes your Gateway IP.
These are the setting that I run that work for NWN. Under Firmware V1.43 the SPI option is no longer available.
If you do not need to do Remote Management then this option should also be disabled.
Also, unless you have DSL the MTU setting should be left disabled. This can cause some Forwarding problems in the older firmware.
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As can be seen by this I have 2 NWN servers setup. The NWN is the one we will discuss for now. You should also note that I have
other applications setup that use forwarded ports. As long as none of the port#'s overlap there is no problem with this.
This is a free Form Description area. This is optional. Linky put this in to help us keep track of what each port range is used for.
This covers the Range of Port# that you wish to be forwarded. As can be seen I am only forwarding only 1 port to each Server.
The Port# to be forwarded can be found under the NWN Server Settings. This is all you need for posting to GameSpy.
This tells the Linksys if you wish to forward TCP or UDP Packets of
information. Since NWN only uses UDP we only
need to forward UDP. Place a check mark by clicking under UDP.
We see that the first 9 digits of the IP has been entered for us; this being 192.168.1. All we need to do is type in the last 3 digits
of the IP Address we want to forward to. This IP can be found under the NWN Server Settings.
And lastly the Enabled must be check marked. If this is not checked then the port forwarding we just setup will be saved, but will not
actually forward the data.
As can be seen above I have this set to a ZERO. This is the same as disabling DMZ. There is no need to turn on DMZ to get
the server to function, because all the work is being done under Port Forwarding.
Here we can see the server is up and running at GameSpy. And we can see that only 1 port was needed to be forwarded, Port#5124.
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Older Linksys Firmware to download...
Once downloaded please be sure to print or write down your settings in the
Linky. By flashing the router
all your settings will be erased. Just follow the original instructions that came with Linky to flash backwards.
If you have problems you can follow the instructions to replace a STICKY Firmware.
NOTE: If you flash your Linky Tech Support
may give you problems. This is due
to the fact that you should only flash your Firmware if you have a major problem.
Well at least according to Linky Tech Support.
Right Click and Save Target as... to save a zipped file.
Linksys BEFSR41 V1.43 This is the Current Version
Linksys BEFSR41 V1.42.7
Linksys BEFSR41 V1.42.6
Linksys BEFVP41 V1.40.2 This is the VPN Router Firmware
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