Opening Ports in a Linksys WRT610N Router

To forward a single port, click Single Port Forwarding. Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. When you use Network Utilities you get your port forwarded right now! It should look something like this:. This could be why the old router works. I did attempt setting port forward to with no change is results.

Now for the odd situation. Thank you in advance for any assistance. Which client are you using? Windows VPN client is too vague. Are you connecting to the WRTN via a wired connection or a wireless connection? Have you tried both? In other words, VPN is the only thing that is not working? Odd - 1 PC will connect and 1 PC will not. As the other poster said you need to give more details of what you are using, doing and your settings.

What ports are you using and have you set port forwarding for any of them in the router? What OS is running on the 2 PC's? Your router has a setting that will not let a local PC client connect to another local PC server VPN using a port that is forwarded from the router. In this case you must use different ports if you plan on connecting to a local PC from the local LAN and also at a different time from the Internet without changing the setting in the router.

My new router is on the client side, I am connecting to my work server from home. My home router is set for NAT with passthrough enabled. I did find a site with a similar issue but a different router. Solved, so I applied the same to my system. I was however able to complete a connection, but only for a few seconds.

I am beginning to think that the wrtn is not capable this type of VPN connection. The Full featured VPN clients would allow a passive mode and allow it to work across the NAT in your router, the default ms software don't have these settings. This router has two different sections that allow you to forward ports. One section allows you to forward a range of ports, and the other allows you to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, click Port Range Forwarding.

To forward a single port, click Single Port Forwarding. You need to name this entry in the Application Name box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward. Enter the port to forward into both the External Port and the Internal Port boxes. In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

Put a name for this forward in the Application Name box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box and the highest number of that range into the End Port box. If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Start Port and the End Port boxes.

If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box. When you're finished, click Save Settings near the bottom of the screen to save your changes. Now that you have forwarded ports on the Linksys WRTN you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly. To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker.

We also have the Internets largest collection of Router Screenshots. Intro Download Buy News Support. We also have the following related guides: The basic process to open a port is: Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.

Navigate to the port forwarding section.