Open up ports man­u­ally.

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1 CHECK OUT AN APP’S IN­TER­NET NEEDS

Any app on your com­puter (or other de­vice) that needs ac­cess to the in­ter­net should make it clear what you need to do in or­der to open up ac­cess to it. You should start by look­ing into the pro­gram’s own set­tings to find out where you de­ter­mine which ports it re­quires and the steps you need to fol­low to make it work.

2 SET STATIC IP AD­DRESS

If you’ve not al­ready done so, you’ll need to set up a static IP ad­dress for the de­vice that is run­ning the ap­pli­ca­tion. In Win­dows 10, you should fol­low the guide at port­for­ward.com/ net­work­ing/static-ip-win­dows-10. htm. Make sure that you give the de­vice an IP ad­dress which doesn’t clash with your router’s DHCP server.

3 ADD NEW PORT

Armed with the in­struc­tions pro­vided in from the site in Step 2, lo­cate the port for­ward­ing sec­tion of your router’s con­fig­u­ra­tion util­ity. Now cre­ate a new port, en­ter­ing the port num­ber into both port fields and your de­vice’s IP ad­dress into the IP Ad­dress field. Click Save or En­able to test the con­nec­tion and see if it’s work­ing cor­rectly.

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