View Full Version : Hosting a server behind a router

06-30-2002, 08:10 AM
I am trying to host a server behind a router and no one can join. I gave them the IP I got at http://www.whatsmyip.net/ but they can't join. Is there something special I have to do to get it to work?

06-30-2002, 09:01 AM

06-30-2002, 09:18 AM
Connect to your router's IP (ex. that's my router's IP, and for me i gotta click on advanced, then dmz host, and put the IP i get from the router in and that'll let you host and join irc channels and such and such. Oh by the way what kind of router you got?

06-30-2002, 10:30 AM
How do I find the routers IP? Can you explain this in more detail? I have an EtherFast Cable/DSL router if thats what you mean. Thanks for the help.

06-30-2002, 10:35 AM
Your router's factory IP should be stated somewhere in the manual that it came with look in the index for IP or something and when you find it open up internet explorer and type that number in the address bar now if yours does what mine does then a username and password thingy pops up and your manual again should tell you what to do so after you connect to your router look for something like DMZ host or similar or hell while you're in your manual look in the index for something about hosting.

06-30-2002, 04:43 PM
Your router's IP should also be your computer's default gateway if your manual's not telling you. To get your default gateway in windows 2000/XP type "ipconfig /all" in a DOS box or "winipcfg" in a DOS box for win9x/ME.