Many people have problems with routers
and their servers.
Right how do i get past this one?
Well i know the moderators get sick of keep on repeting themselves about it so ive russled up something hopefully not too confusing for you. This has been metioned in the SHOUTcast: Important Info & Answers to FAQs. READ ME!
If some of you had been botered to look and let the moderators and forum admins spoon feed you
Here is some tips to sort out your router so you can broadcast:
1) Go into your router cofigration/settings.
2) Go to port forwarding or sometimes called "virtual server" menu.
3) Now forward the port "8000" here and forward to your internal server ip. eg mine is: 10.0.0.4
4) Now do the same for port 8001 as the server uses this to.
What is internal server ip?
This is the ip of the workstation or computer on your network what you are using to broadcast on or what your shoutcast dnas server is on.
What ip do i forward the ports to?
Find out the wokstations ip which is assigned by the router.
To do this go to run under start and type: WINIPCFG then select your ethernet adaptor or lan card and see your ip that way. (look at the part labled: "ip address") and hey presto! (you can also go into your router setting and have a nose)
What do i do if i carnt access all what you told me?
If you are not the owner of the network or station contact your server administrator. (The person who operates the network)
If you dont have one you are your own system admin!
How do i listen to my stream?
a) Inside the network:
Quite simple just load up your browser and type in that ip address from the last section and you will connect to that computer your server is on in the network.
P.s Dont try connecting to your radio via the internet method or useual way cause it wont work
Just normal if you are connected seperatly or are on a different network or pc
Ok ime having trouble with ports (none work!)
Simple make sure you put in the correct
if you are certain the ip is correct it could be one of two things:
a) Your isp blocks ports
Ring up your isp and discuss the situation, if they will not co-operate try a different isp
b) Your ports are not forwarding correctly
Your router may be ancient or not functioning as it should for x reasons, if this is so please refer to your routers
documentation for more details, alternatively speak to a technical support helpline for a solution to your problem.
A possible solution to your problem
A possible solution to your problem may be to try DMZ instead of port forwarding, this opens up your computer totally, ok it may be a bit risky, but it may be the only way round the problem. Basically how it works it opens up your computer to the internet, rather than creating a gap in your firewall to allow cerain programs to access the net for different reasons like servers (in this case)
How can i configre my firewall on my computer?
Disable it, its rather self explanetory, some firewalls like norton security have a function where you are trying to broadcast for instance it will say "allow this to access my computer"
Xp also has a built in firewall search the forums for answers.
Ime still not sure about this, what shall i do?
Ok you may be a bit like this
If you pm me i will see what i can do for you.
I hope i helped you, i always like to make life easyer for moderators and admins here and to ease problems for users.