Cannot Find Dmz Option In Smartax Mt882 Modem

vjineo

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hi, i have dataone unlimited 256 kbps connection. i cannot locate the dmz option in my routers configuration page. my router model is smartAx MT882 (the default one provided by bsnl). I need this option to be enbled. or give me an alternative to forward 1000 ports to the specified LAN ip address. By default this modem supports only 20 ports :( to be opened(through the virtual server setting). please someone help. i have been trying this for months.
 

seshu

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^ I searched the net with Dmz router smartax keywords and
understand that smartax MT882 has no provision for Dmz .

so you may have to get a new router having the Dmz provision .
or you have to work in the bridged mode .
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the following had been posted earlier on this forum . check it .

http://broadbandforum.in/lofiversion/index.php/t3521.html

... try enabling the DMZ in ur ADSL modem , which is located in ur modem web configuration advanced settings. Enable it and if it asks u an IP address ,type ur pc's address which can be got from ipconfig command thru command prompt.

probably 192.168.1.2 or 192.168.1.3 or something closer to that.
DMZ stands for De - Militarized - Zone.This is very useful for
hosting many services from ur pc like an e-mail server ,etc.[/b]

Keep in mind that being in DMZ will expose your PC to all kinds of
virusses etc. So instal a firewall on your PC (Zonealarm is a free one).
And do not allow any program to accept connections from internet
unless you are sure about that program.[/b]
 


vjineo

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fianlly phew.. :blink: thanks seshu for replying. i can't go for another modem (this modem already costed me 1800). why does everyone just simply say "try bridged mode". i really can't understand this. and it also says that u have to contact your isp for changing to "bridged mode". Can anyone plzz help me what this bridged mode is and how to change to that mode. Or atleast tell me the procedure to make this "age of conquerors" work in multiplayer online. Don't tell me the same procedure as it is in "portforward.com". the information in that page regarding this game doesnot help me. All my friends, nearly 8 of them are having this same problem. if anyone can help me, it will greatly help me(and my 8 friends) in getting a lower grade in this semester
 

seshu

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^ I do not know why "try bridged mode" was at several
results of the search . I have just quoted from the net .

one can easily change to bridged mode by using a dialer to
connect to the net . No need to contact the BSNL if you know
your username and password .

http://raspppoe.com

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now I searched Google with "age of conquerors" online smartax
as key words and translated the result page into English .

The result page had another Link
we need the translation again for the Link .

check if it can help .

all the best
 

vjineo

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hi seshu, thanks for replying. looks lik you r doing the same thing that i do(using google). but i have been searching for this for a long time. Trust me it doesn't help. Anyway my last chance is to write a letter to chip or digit magazine. i hope that they will answer my question. BTW i didn't try the ppoe software. i read some of the readme files and i will try it later as a last resort. thanks for you help seshu. i will update about this problem later.
 


bsnluser

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QUOTE(vijaykumar @ Jul 25 2006, 05:19 PM) [snapback]56681[/snapback]
hi seshu,

thanks for replying. looks lik you r doing the same thing that i do(using google). but i have been searching for this for a long time. Trust me it doesn't help. Anyway my last chance is to write a letter to chip or digit magazine. i hope that they will answer my question.

BTW i didn't try the ppoe software. i read some of the readme files and i will try it later as a lost resort. thanks for you help seshu. i will update about this problem later.
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There are two steps in using your modem in bridge mode:

1. Setting up XP to dial your service provider
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Assuming you are using Windows XP follow the steps as shown here(those given in "Configuring Windows XP for PPPoE Dynamic DSL" section):
http://public.pacbell.net/dsl/winxp/index.html#dynamic

but note that:
- in step 8, you can put any name, e.g. BSNL DataOne
- in step 9, user you BSNL username and password.

If you are not using XP, ask someone how accomplish the above for your version of Windows.

2. Configure your MT882 modem to be used in bridge mode
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To do so, open your modem configuration page in a web browser. I think you have to go to the URL http://192.168.1.1 (with your modem ON and connected to your computer). If you cannot go to this web page, list the output of "ipconfig" command in the command prompt.

Once in the configuration page, go to the WAN Settings, and in the ConnectionType, choose "Pure Bridge". Once this is done, go to Tools->System Setting and restart the modem by clicking on "save and restart".

After the previous two steps, you should be able to connect by clicking on the newly created BSNL connection (Step 1). You can create a short cut to this connection for all users for convenience.

Good Luck.
 

vjineo

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hi bsnluser, finally. thanks for replying. i knew that someone would be coming up with a better explanation (seshu also did a good job, but i'm being lazy didn't trust in him. sorry seshu). These are my doubts. (i'm using windows xp) i want to know what are the advantages of using the modem in "bridged mode". Does it eliminate the need for port forwarding? > or i still have to forward ports for individual applications (or playing online games). the smartAx 882 doesnot support forwarding more than 20 ports ( that's the maximum entry that i can make in the virtual server page in router config) P.S : i have successfully hosted some of the games. all the games that i hosted needed only 1 port to be opened. So for me games that require only one port (or less than 20 ports ) to be opened works fine. But for games that require 100 ports, i can enter only the first 20 ports and the game doesnot work(looks like it needs all the 100 ports). You guys are really great waiting for your reply.
 

vjineo

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:D

:lol:


Thank u Seshu and BSNLuser, all my games works online(after using the bridged mode).

i no longer need to know what ports to be opened for a particular game or application.


Seshu and BSNLuser are BROADBANDFORUM ROCKS
 

bsnluser

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QUOTE(vijaykumar @ Jul 26 2006, 06:35 PM) [snapback]56773[/snapback]
hi bsnluser,

finally. thanks for replying. i knew that someone would be coming up with a better explanation (seshu also did a good job, but i'm being lazy didn't trust in him. sorry seshu).

These are my doubts. (i'm using windows xp)

i want to know what are the advantages of using the modem in "bridged mode".

Does it eliminate the need for port forwarding? >
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Well, in bridge mode, you computer which is connected to the modem, practicallly gets the public IP address. The modem works like a bridge and the outside IP network practically see only your computer through the bridge. So the public IP address, the IP given to your modem by BSNL upon connection, essentially becomes your computer's IP address. Hence, you don't need any port forwarding at all in this case.

Also, if you type "ipconfig" in DOS command terminal, you will see that your public IP is listed as ppp connection.

So the advantage is you don't need any port forwarding in this case and you can connect or disconnect from your BNSL connection icon.

The disadvantages are:
1. I guess your modem's firewall needs to be off. I am not sure about this. But try with your modem's firewall off and then with it on and see if you see any difference.
2. If your modem's firewall is off, then you need to have your own firewall on your computer, e.g. Zone Alarm. However, having such a firewall is strongly recommended in any case.
3. I guess in this mode you can only connect one computer with the modem. If I am wrong, others can correct me.

QUOTE(vijaykumar @ Jul 26 2006, 06:35 PM) [snapback]56773[/snapback]
or i still have to forward ports for individual applications (or playing online games).
the smartAx 882 doesnot support forwarding more than 20 ports ( that's the maximum entry that i can make in the virtual server page in router config)
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Does it allow you to forward a range of ports? You could forward, say, 60000~61999 to your computer. But this would entail you to configure your games to listen to those range of ports only.
 

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