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Port Forwarding on Linksys WRT54gx

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Ok so I have a linksys wrt54gx router and 9 computers plugged into it with more on the way. On this network I currently have Real VNC installed on each station so that I can remotely troubleshoot network and computer issues.

I just added the 9th computer to the network today and at the rate that this business is growing i expect to be adding another 3 to four more computers before the end of the year. The only problem I am facing is that the linksys router won't allow for more then 8 port forwards that i can see. All the computers on the network have internal network static ip address's so that I can open the proper port to the right computer in the router. Now that I have filled up all eight slots I need to find a way to add more port forwards to the list.

Is there a way to add more port forwards other then 8 to Linksys wrt54g series routers? Do I need to use the port triggering option and if so, what is the proper way to do that?

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Check that there isn't an option to specify a range of IPs rather than having to specify each one individually.
Failing this either a new router or third-party software would be needed to expand the range.
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That specific brand of router has plenty of 3rd party firmware that can handle that sort of thing. There is the chance that the router doesn't take the firmware upgrade and becomes dead. You will lose any support from Linksys.

From Wikipedia:

The WRT54G is notable for being the first consumer-level network device that had its firmware source code released to satisfy the obligations of the GNU GPL. This allows programmers to modify the firmware to change or add functionality to the device. Several third-party firmware projects provide the public with enhanced firmware for the WRT54G. See Third party firmware projects.

The link to third party firmware projects: http://en.wikipedia....rmware_projects
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