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Problems with Philips router


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I am having trouble with my router (Philips SNA6500).
I have tried to open a port for a program I am using by following the advice stated at Portfowarding.com but it doesn't seem to be working.

I need advice on what to do since I have tried everything including adding the program to the windows firewall exceptions list .

Also I would like to know how I can use a proxy sever with my router for security purposes. I tried using a proxy server and entered it into my browser connection settings but my router wasn't able to connect to the internet.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

Edited by asantewah87, 30 November 2007 - 03:55 AM.

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what program are you trying to connect through the router?
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Hi, thanks for your reply.
I have sorted out the port fowarding problem but I still need help with using a proxy server with my Philips router.
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well...plain and simple...proxy server's have nothing to do with your router....that's all in your browser...there's a chance that there's something blocking you

are you on a school network? or something like that?
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No its a network I set up at home.
I have no idea what could be blocking it because it used to work before i got the router.
On my firefox browser I click on tools, options, network tab, settings and then enter the ip address into the section which says manually configure proxy.
As soon as I do that my network cuts off. What should I do?
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why are you needing a proxy anyway?
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I would like a proxy because my IP address is visable to hackers.
Do you know how I can enable it on my computer?
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well....to be thoroughly honest......if someone really wants in to your computer...a proxy's not really going to stop them


have you tried using a different public proxy address?
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well....to be thoroughly honest......if someone really wants in to your computer...a proxy's not really going to stop them


have you tried using a different public proxy address?

Thats what I'm asking advice on. I tried to enter a proxy address but it disconnected my wireless internet.

Edited by asantewah87, 06 December 2007 - 03:53 PM.

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where did you get the address taht you're putting into IE as the proxy server?
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where did you get the address taht you're putting into IE as the proxy server?

I typed free proxies in google
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ok...have you tried a different one than the one you're having problems with?
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ok...have you tried a different one than the one you're having problems with?

Yes I've tried several and they don't seem to connect to my router. There is a connection but whenever I click on a page I get a connection timeout message or "Firefox was unable to connect to www..."

I just want to know if there is a way I can enable my router to allow proxies.
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.......again...your router has nothing to do with the proxies.....google "how do proxies work" to learn a little more about the process.....unless your router has been set up with some kind of funky web filter or firewall that blocks specific sites....or categories (not likely) then your router has nothing to do with the proxies
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So do you have any suggestions on what to do?
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