Maybe that's where I'm getting confused. I have an AT&T router and it doesn't have a gaming or port forwarding tab. I'll keep working on it. Thank you for your help . :)
I have AT&T Uverse with an AT&T router.
You will need the password to make changes to your router. On mine the default password is printed on a sticker on my router. One password is to log onto the network with a wireless adapter, the other is to actually log into the router config page. If you or a family member or someone has changed the default password, you will obviously need to get it.
1. Goto 192.168.1.254 in your web browser.
2. Your router will change your computer's internal IP address every so often. You need it to not do this if you want to forward ports to your computer. Select Settings > Lan > IP Address Allocation
. Find your device, and from the Address Assignment
combo box, select Private Fixed: 192.168.1.xxx
. You can select any address from the list you wish, but don't select one that is already in use.
If you do not know which device is your computer, do the following:
from the start menu run command and type ipconfig
. Remember you local address. It will be something like
IPv4 Address...................: 192.168.1.100 or 192.168.1.64 etc. The important bit is the ending number; the first 3 octets will be 192.168.1. Keep in mind this is not a decimal system, so .1 .10 and .100 are NOT
the same address.
On your router config page in your web browser select Lan > Settings > Status
. Scroll down to the devices section and you will see the devices connected to your router and the (internal) IP address. The device with the same address as your computer is obviously the one you need.
3. Now that your internal IP address is static, you need to open ports in your router's firewall and forward them to your computer. Select Settings > Firewall > Applications, Pinholes, and DMZ
4. Select Add a new user-defined application
below the Application List
5. Application Profile Name
can be anything such as FFXIV Updater or whatever you want to call it. Leave TCP selected. In the Port (or range) text boxes enter (default FFXIV ports) From: 55296 To: 55296. If you have changed the port in the FFXIV Beta Test Config you need to use that port instead. Click the Add to List
button. Repeat step 6 this time selecting UDP instead of TCP. You can also add ports 443 and 80 UDP if you think it will help. When done, click the
6. Select your computer. This is an important easy to over-look step. If you don't first select your computer you will be forwarding ports to whatever device appears first in the list.
7. Select the user-defined application you just created in the Application List
8. Click the Add button.
9. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
You are done and can close out your web browser at this point. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Don't forget to run the patcher as admin if using Windows Vista or newer. Edited, Aug 27th 2010 2:05pm by xXMalevolenceXx