Re: Linsys BEFSR41 / Road Runner / Firewall problems / Total newbie please help!

From: Dr. Bob (
Date: 01/13/02

From: (Dr. Bob)
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 16:43:47 GMT

On Sun, 13 Jan 2002 10:46:05 GMT, "Jim Vieira"
<Whiplashr@wi.DOTrr.DOTcom> wrote:

>Many places I saw suggestions to make my machine the DMZ host.
>Despite the risk, I figured I'd try it, planning only to turn it on and off
>as I hosted certain games, etc.

>In the router setup screens, my machine is identified as the .100 address.
>( I went to "advanced" and then "DMZ" and put 100
>there. Verified that I was .100 many times.

>I don't get firewall errors from games when I do this, however hosting
>still is a NO GO. People cannot join me.

Try disabling SPI. We have heard that the so-called "DMZ" feature does
not work if SPI is enabled. We know that port forwarding does not work
if SPI is enabled, so it is likely that DMZ won't either.

If DMZ still does not work, keep SPI disabled and forward the complete
range of ports (0-65535) to your game host machine in the Forward
page. That should let game clients in.

Of course, all this assumes that you can get game hosting to work when
the Linksys is not in the circuit.

Dr. Bob

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