View Full Version : Using LINKSYS 8 Port Router for Cable Modem
17th August 2001, 05:17
I'm using the LINKSYS 8 Port router for my cable modem. Three computers are hooked up to this router. Only these computers can receive my streams but not others not connected to the router. How do I enable access for other people not hooked up to the router?
17th August 2001, 13:38
I don't know your router's precise model so I can only give general directions...
Does your router have a web-based setup console, accessed by URLs that look like http://192.168.1.1/? If so, go to the setup console, go into advanced setup / router setting / firewall setting (or other similar-sounding options), then try and find something called "Demilitarized zone", or "DMZ". Now assign your broadcasting PC's IP address as the DMZ, and save your settings.
Routers that act as broadband gateways also serve as firewalls, and don't normally allow connections from the Internet side to the local network side. When you set your broadcasting PC's IP as the DMZ, it effectively disables firewall protection for that PC, and allow outsiders to connect to it.
17th August 2001, 20:04
17th August 2001, 20:11
On the DMZ page there's no space to input my computer's IP address, it only gives 192.168.1.0 and the 0 is the only number I can modify. Any other ways to do it?
18th August 2001, 01:02
Your IP address is probably 192.168.1.xxx. To find out, use "Start/Run..." and run "winipcfg".
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