Re: Port forwarding problem

Butch Bussen

I had a similar problem here with sprint dsl. I called tech support and had them talk me through setting the modem up as a bridge. I then set the router to log in and also set keep alive for 30 seconds or so to help maintain same ip address. You then just have to set up port forwarding in the router. Works great. I have the irlp box, two desktops, and wireless to the laptop.

Butch Bussen

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, ve7ltd wrote:

The more I look at this, the more I think you should just do the

1) Return your linksys, and just buy a SWITCH, not a router

2) If you dont want to return your linksys, plug the cable from the
DSL modem into one of the 4 ports of the switch. Then your computers
will be assigned 172.16.X.X addresses, and you will only have one

3) Assign the IRLP computer a static IP address of
netmask gateway
( verify that the netmask and gateway are the same as what is
currntly on the "internet IP of the linksys)

Do this by typing (as root)

4) Follow the directions from the site for forwarding
the IRLP ports. The internal IP will be

The idea is that the DSL modem already has the router and firewall in
it, all you have to do is use it. By adding the linksys to the chain,
you are using two routers in series, which works OK in principle, but
is a functionally sound as wearing two pairs of sunglasses.

Hope this makes some sense....

Dave Cameron

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