Port Forwarding for Counter Strike

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Hey guys, Im trying to make a Counter Strike server so that my friends can join it up and play but so far im not being successful. I know there are some ports i need to forward and i've tried but ive not been able to. Im behind a DLink 524 router and a DSL modem ZyXel P-660R-T1v2. Can someone please tell me how to go about forwarding ports so i can run a server on my PC ?
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http://www.portforward.com/english/rout ... Strike.htm
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The DI-524 will not allow you to forward enough ports, to run Counter Strike. You should try using the DMZ portion of this router if it is available. Alternatively you can try switching the router to bridged mode. You will need to contact your ISP to switch to bridged mode, so they can make the required changed on their end.
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I have actually tried that. Can someone explain what exactly is the DMZ function? I have actually switched it on but still am not able to forward ports. Also is there a website through which i can enter the port number and see if it's forwarded?

Also i dont want to mess up my settings on my router and modem so i dont want to switch to bridged mode. I already had done that before and i had alot of problems switching from bridge mode to router mode so i dont want to switch from router mode to bridge mode again only for Counter Strike.
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Buy a new router then.
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grinch2171 wrote:
Buy a new router then.


sounds about right!
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How about helping me activate DMZ instead?
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I don't recommend doing the DMZ
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A DMZ is far easier to set up than port forwarding but exposes your entire computer to the Internet. Placing a computer in the DMZ should be considered "temporary" because your firewall is no longer able to provide any security to it.


So if your okay with having your PC exposed like that then so be it.

Just so you know, D-Link does have a support website and has this information available for free if you bothered to look.
http://support.dlink.com/supportfaq/ wrote:

How to enable DMZ
Step 1 Verify the IP address of the computer that needs to be in the DMZ.

Read http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1372 to find the IP address of your computer.

Step 2 Access the routers web management by entering its IP address in the browser, 192.168.0.1.

Step 3 Click the Advanced tab, then the DMZ button.

Step 4 Select the Enable radio button and enter the private IP address of the computer you need to be in the DMZ.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Be aware, the computer in the DMZ is not protected by the firewall. It is recommended that you disable the DMZ when the computer is not using the service that requires complete internet access.
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Activating DMZ had no real effect.

How do i check if a port is successfully forwarded or not?
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http://www.canyouseeme.org/

You are fighting an uphill battle. Your router does not support Counter Strike and the DMZ doesn't seem to work for you. Your only option at this point is to purchase a new router or pick a different game to play.
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Oh okey. Thanks though grinch2171 for your help. I think ill remove the router and connect my computer directly with the DSL modem and then try to forward ports.
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I hope you have a firewall because if you don't you are opening yourself to a world of problems.

Here is how to open up ports using XP's firewall
http://www.portforward.com/english/rout ... rikeIn.htm

Vista should be similar.

Other firewalls can be found here
http://www.portforward.com/english/rout ... rindex.htm
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Can I ask if your assigning static IP addresses?

I have successfully created game servers using that exact router a couple of years ago, but could only get it to work when using static IP addresses.

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