When your communication device is behind a router, the product has a local Internet Protocol address. If software or service attempts communication on the device, the information travels through an assigned port. These sending and receiving requests are directed to and from your real IP address, which is stored on the router. Since your device only has a local Internet Protocol address, you may have problems receiving or sending data through an assigned port. This usually results in NAT – related errors on your device. Solve this problem on your Belkin wireless G router by sending traffic from the program or ports of service to your local Internet Protocol address.
- Click “Start.” Type “View Net Connections” in Search and press “Enter.” This will open a Network Connections window.
- Double-click “Local Area Connection” if the connection between your computer and Belkin is wired, and double-click “Wireless Network Connection” if the connection is wireless. This action opens a Status window.
- Click on the “Details” button, and then look for the address that appears next to “IPv4 address.” This is the local IP address of your computer.
- Click “Close” to close the Details window and then click “Close” to close the status window. If you want to fix a NAT related problem on other devices, such as a game console or media server, you need to obtain their Internet Protocol addresses as well.
- It’s time to do the port forwarding for which, you will have to open your web browser. Once opened, type “http://192.168.2.1” (without quotes) in the address bar and then press your “Enter” key to open the Belkin setup interface.
- Click on the “Login” link, which is located next to “Help” in the upper right corner of the Belkin interface page. Enter the password of your router, and click on the ‘send’ button. This brings you back to the previous page. By default, the Belkin router does not have a password. In this case, leave the field blank and press ‘Send’.
- Click on the “Virtual Servers” link. This is the first link under “Firewall”. This opens a virtual Server table.
- Click on the “Enabled” box and type a name in the “Description field.”
- Type the first port number of the service used in the first “Inbound Port” box, and the last port in the second “Inbound Port” box. If only one port is used, type the same number in both boxes.
- Click on the “Type” drop-down, and select the port type. If you are unsure, consult your product’s manual, or select “Both.”
- Type the local IP address of your computer or another device in the “Private IP Address” box.
- Type the first port number of the service used in the first “Private Port” box, and the last port in the second “Private Port” box. If only one port is used, type the same number in both boxes.
- Click on the “Apply Changes” button. Close the Belkin setup page and restart the computer or device.