I have this multimedia game Warcraft 3 which I would like to launch on 3com router. How can I carry out the port forwarding on 3com router for a better experience playing Warcraft 3? I have other games on the computer that do not need any technical configurations to work. Kindly share with me a way in which I can configure 3com Warcraft 3 for a good experience. Thanks big time.
If you want to forward ports to your router, first, your computer should be on a static IP address. If you didn’t do any configuring on your connection and you just connected your computer to your router, most probably you are using a DHCP connection since most ISPs set DHCP connections to their subscribers.
To set your computer to use a static IP address, right-click your network icon on the system tray then select “Status” and then “Properties.” This is the icon that shows two monitors.
In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window, in “General” tab, scroll down and select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties.”
On the next screen, select “Use the following IP address.” In “IP address” field, enter a new IP address for your computer like without quotes “192.168.22.11” or create an IP address from your router’s default gateway. Click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Accessories,” and then “Command Prompt.” In the command prompt window, type without quotes “ipconfig /all” then hit Enter.
On the result, look for the “Default Gateway” and take note of the number or IP address. Add 10 to the last digit of your default gateway and enter it in the “IP address” field. In “Subnet mask,” get the number from the result in the command prompt window then enter your default gateway in the “Default gateway” field.
Next, select “Use the following DNS server addresses” then enter the DNS servers from the DNS servers listed in the command prompt window.
When you are finished, click “OK” all throughout. Now, to forward ports, log in to your router. Open your web browser and enter your default gateway on the address bar and hit Enter. Enter your username and password to log in to the router’s control panel. On your router’s interface, look for a tab called “Applications & Gaming,” “Advanced,” “Port Forwarding/Port Triggering,” “NAT/QoS,” or something similar.
Under “Internal” and “External,” enter the port you want to open or enter a range of ports under “Start” and “End.” Get the port numbers to forward from the game you want to play. Select “Protocol” (TCP, UDP, or both) and enter the static IP address you created. If available, select “Enable” then save the changes. And that’s it.