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banned6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I need to forward ports to 3000 or something and set a static IP to use Xlink Kai for xbox 360. I have no idea what this means. I have a sky router and know how to access settings, but not sure what to do from there. Any help ?
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banned6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago

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Google portforwarding on the sky router....

Yh still couldn't find how to set that number thingy, just trying to understand what it is a bit more
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three times a ladyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

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Bumping thrice, can anyone tell me what port forwarding is ?
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Bumping thrice, can anyone tell me what port forwarding is ?

If you have a USB broadband modem and you plug into the internet, your PC gets an IP address which places it directly on the internet - everything on the internet can get to the PC directly, so anything coming to the IP address goes to the PC and there's no problems.

A home setup with a router generally works differently, because there's usually only a single IP address available the router gets the public internet IP address and all the PCs connected to the router get their own private internal IP address. Every time a PC sends data out to the internet, it goes through the router which when the data comes back it knows which PC to send it to. This is how multiple people can be browsing the internet in the same house without problems.

However if data is sent to the public internet IP address it comes to the router and then stops because the router has no idea which PC it's meant to be going to. Say I have a webserver listening on port 80 with the IP address - this is a private internal IP address so if I give it to anyone to browse to their PC will try and go to a webserver on their own network. If I give them my public internet IP address then the router will receive the request for the website but it has no idea what to do, it doesn't know which PC is the webserver so the website won't load.

This is where port forwarding comes in - it's basically a set of rules telling the router how to handle incoming data. To set up port forwarding for my webserver I add a rule that says for all traffic on port 80 I want it to go Now when someone browses to my IP address the router recognises that it's port 80 and then sends it to my webserver which sends the page back.

Similarly with your xbox 360, if it sends data out such as if you're browsing the store the router knows what requests were sent out and it sends the return data back to the 360. But if there's any data coming to the router for the 360, the router doesn't know what the data is or where it's meant to go. Again, with port forwarding you can tell the router that if traffic is coming in on a certain port that it should go to the ip address the 360 has.

Unfortunately as mentioned above, you'll need to look up specific instructions for your router as it the implementation on routers doesn't tend to be consistent which means some will have a different name and process entirely from another router.


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