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    Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    Didn't really see a specific place to post this so I thought I'd start here. I'm trying to get some software to work and oviously it's not. The tech support for this company (X10) is telling me that I need to open ports 8080 and 8888. I've been looking every where I can for instructions on how to do this. Don't want to pay the Geek Squad if it's something that I can do. So I'm asking does anyone know where I can get specific detailed instructions on how to open ports 8080 & 8888? Also is there some kind of way I can test these ports once they are open. Thanks in advance for any and all help .

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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    you should try contacting your internet service provider and informing them that you have had advice from a software company telling you to open certain ports. your ISP can access all information about your line settings once you have given them your account details.

    they will tell you if the port is or is not active and will guide you through process of opening it (most will only help if you still use the router supplied by them when you signed up with that company.)

    Make sure you get the correct TCP OR UDP ports from the software company, it might cause problems if the wrong ones are opened

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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    By opening ports, you mean port forwarding? If so, go to PortForward.com - Port Forwarding Guides Listed by Manufacturer and Model choose your router manufacturer, router model, and program, and they will have a tutorial.

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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    Sorry scousa4lyf, guess I should have mentioned that I have already contacted my ISP provider and the normal tech support would not assist with this . They would only offer help as to what the provide on a normal basis. They referred me to their Tech Connect department which has a price tag of $90.00. So is ovious that I will not be using them.

    Yes Katokato, I guess I do mean port forwarding. Seems this is referred to in different ways. Will try your recomendation in the post and get back to you. Thanks

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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    Internet Explorer uses port 8080 as an alternate to port 80 to access the Internet. It is for HTTP traffic. Go here for Port 8888:

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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    Quote Originally Posted by freeze View Post
    Sorry scousa4lyf, guess I should have mentioned that I have already contacted my ISP provider and the normal tech support would not assist with this . They would only offer help as to what the provide on a normal basis. They referred me to their Tech Connect department which has a price tag of $90.00. So is ovious that I will not be using them.

    Yes Katokato, I guess I do mean port forwarding. Seems this is referred to in different ways. Will try your recomendation in the post and get back to you. Thanks
    Hello Welcome to VF !!

    We could help you with it !! What is the model of your Router ?? Also check with your ISP and get your Router Username and Password they should not charge you for that. Once we have both then the process should be quiet easy. And also what Firewall are you using in your Local System apart from Windows Firewall ??

    Good Luck,
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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    Well I can tell you that I have att uverse. I'll look at the router when I get home to see what the model is and if my memory serves me correctly I have the password written down, but I didn't know there was a user name for the router.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    OK I believe I have all the requested informattion but I am not sure about what firewall I am using. Is there a particular name I should be looking for? Thanks

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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    Ok I followed the steps that were provided in the post above. I had to create two applications. One for port 8080 and one for port 8888. Do I have two creat two application names? If so can they be the same name? I choose X10-Multiview since it was listed as a program. Now it's on to testing the ports

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    Re: Opening firewall ports 8080 & 8888

    Ok after all that work my port failed when I ran the port tester. The result said "Your port is NOT OPEN or not reachable. This happens on both the ports I tested. I had my anti virus turned off. Step 1 in the instructions asy to foward the port to IP addy 192.168.65. How do I do that?

    Thanks

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