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Router configuration to enable buddy diving

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Router configuration to enable buddy diving

Postby eDiver » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:02 am

First add Port Forwarding
Although eDiving has a few tricks it uses to establish connections when the host or the client are connecting to the internet through a gateway router, not all routers behave the same and some may need additional configuration to allow a connection to occur.
eDiving uses UDP ports 34174 -34180 for communication during a buddy dive.

To configure port forwarding on a router, go to the website portforward.com, select your router model, and then choose the "Default Guide" option above the list of programs. Follow the instructions, in this guide using the information above. You need to forward all ports from 34174 to 34180, and if your router gives you a choice between "TCP" and "UDP" ports select "UDP".

Then read this
Mmost likely have to add a new port forwarding rule by entering two or three pieces of information.
There will be an option for a port or port range. The port range you need to forward for eDiving is "34174-34180". Most routers will let you enter it exactly like that, but there are some routers that only allows individual ports. If yours is like this, you will need to enter each number individually in a separate port forwarding rule (34174, 34175, 34176, etc).
The other option that will always be there is the target address or sometimes a server. This is the IP address of your computer on the local network.
Depending on the router, you may be able to select this from a list, or it may want you to enter the address manually. In either case, you can find the address of your computer in Windows by running "cmd" (Start->Run "cmd" in XP, or type "cmd" into the search bar in Vista or 7). In the command prompt window, type "ipconfig" and look for a line like this one:
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IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.150

If you have more then one adapter, look for either "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Network Connection" and use the address below that heading.
Most routers will only require you to enter the last few digits (the "150" in my example) if they do require you to enter it by hand.
Finally, many routers also ask for you to pick a protocol for the rule. This should be a simple choice between "UDP" or "TCP", and in this case you want to select "UDP".
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