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Damn you, port forwarding!

Anyone out there a wiz with port forwarding that would have a clue as to how to guide me through setting up Roxio’s Streamer? I am using Verizon FiOS and their Actiontec router.

Not they they can trouble shoot every router, but Roxio’s joke of a Streamer help section lists only this support page

as far as I can tell I have opened Port 10080, but get a Safari error page when attempting to access my stream.

Thanks for any help.
-The Doc

12 Responses to “Damn you, port forwarding!”
  1. Berzerker says:

    portfowarding.com is your friend.

  2. No, portforwarding.com hates me. Not sure why…
    -The Doc

  3. Mark M says:

    UPnP should be enabled on the actiontec.

  4. Mark M,

    Do you mean it should ALREADY be enabled, or I should enable it?
    I cannot see an option anywhere in my router setup to enable UPnP.
    -The Doc

  5. TC says:

    This may be something you want to check with Verizon on. It is my understanding that they block alot of ports themselves. I know several people who stuck with Brighthouse because the FiOS service blocks port 80 and you cannot run your own web server using it.

  6. erro0257 says:

    Verizon is not blocking ports in all locations so that may not be the issue.

    To the issue, and pardon me if this is too basic of a question but in what direction did you open the port & when you set up the forwarding how did you direct the wan port back to the device? are you using static ip’s or relying on dhcp assignments?

  7. Ethan says:

    Hey Dr,

    I don’t know what you’ve already tried, but I’ll list the steps that I take to forward ports (obviously on the Verizon-supplied Actiontec router). I highly suggest assigning a static IP to any computer that you plan on forwarding ports to, otherwise changes in your network setup could screw the port forwarding up. Do this before you forward ports – I added instructions at the end.

    1. Click ‘Firewall Settings’ from the main menu at the top.
    2. ‘Do you want to proceed?’ Click Yes…unless you changed your mind for some reason.
    3. Click ‘Port Forwarding’ from the menu at the left.
    4. There will be a list of existing port forwards. At the end of the list you should find a red ‘Add’ link, click it. If the link isn’t there (I think it may have been added in an update at some point – I don’t remember it being there originally) click the ‘New’ icon under the ‘Action’ column at the end of the list.
    5. You should be at a page titled ‘Add Port Forwarding Rule’ with options for the port forward.
    5a. Leave ‘Specify Public IP Address’ unchecked (unless you have a reason to do otherwise).
    5b. Select your computer from the drop-down labeled ‘Networked Computer / Device’.
    5c. Skip ‘Protocol’ for a moment. The next few settings should already be correct by default, but make sure.
    5d. ‘WAN Connection Type’ –> All Broadband Devices
    5e. ‘Forward to Port’ –> Same as Incoming Port
    5f. ‘When should this rule occur?’ –> Always.
    6. Under ‘Protocol’ click the red ‘Add’ link to the right of the drop-down menu.
    6a. ‘Service Name’ should be whatever application you are setting this up for, in this case Roxio Streamer. This does not change anything and is for your reference.
    6b. Click the red ‘Add Server Ports’ link.
    6c. Under ‘Protocol’ select TCP.
    6d. For ‘Source Ports’ select Any (which is default).
    6e. For ‘Destination Ports’ select Single and input your port (as you said, 10080 for Roxio Streamer).
    6f. Click ‘Apply’.

    For applications that require more than one set or type of port forwarding you can continue to add ports by repeating 6b-6f.

    7. Click ‘Apply’ after you are taken back to the ‘Edit Service’ page.
    8. And Click ‘Apply’ after you are taken back to the ‘Add Port Forwarding Rule’ page again.

    To assign a static IP to your computer (internal IP, naturally):

    1. Click ‘Advanced’ from the main menu at top.
    2. Click ‘Yes’ to proceed.
    3. Click ‘IP Address Distribution’, which should be the very last link at the bottom right.
    4. At the very bottom of the page click the button labeled ‘Connection List’.
    5. Find your computer in the list (it must be currently connected to the network).
    6. Under the ‘Action’ column, click the ‘Edit’ icon.
    7. Check the ‘ Static Lease Type’ checkbox.
    8. Click ‘Apply’.
    9. Extra: If you click the ‘Edit’ icon again you can change the IP address that you want assigned to your computer.

    I really hope this helps!


  8. Ethan, you rock!
    I am up and running now, ceck me out!

    Man, I love my readers, especially the smart ones!
    -The Doc

  9. Dan says:

    Yep. Fios plays well with port forwarding.. but blocks incoming to port 80 (for residential accounts).

    You should be able to follow Ethans steps anytime you need to forward ports.

  10. Mateo says:

    I am also having some issues trying to get streamer up and running. I have an airport extreme so it should be easy, right?? I keep getting the ‘safari can’t find server’ page when I try to connect to my url. I have checked the box to automatically open the port needed, and configured my airport extreme for NAT-PMP. My IP is automatic and DHCP. Has anyone used streamer successfully with airport extreme?? If so, I need to figure out what to do with my settings.

  11. Albert says:

    Sorry for the long bump but I really need help and I can find the place to make a new thread.

    I’m using BrightHouse Arris router and I can’t find port forwarding.

    Any help?

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