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Linksys Router: Enabling Application Ports

Do you have a webserver or some other application that is running on your home network that you want to access from outside? This is fairly easy to enable on a typical home router.

On a Linksys router, look under “Applications and Gaming.” Let’s say you have an application called PhotoShare running on a PC or a fileserver that uses port 1000. You need to create an entry on your router. The entry would look something like this:

Application Start Port End Port Protocol IP Address Enable
PhotoShare 1000 1000 TCP (checked)

When I setup web-access on my Buffalo NAS box, I had to create an entry such as this for it to work.

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