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I have a web service that I'm going to need to open ports for.

I've used my Verizon router to open the ports. The port-checker service I use checks for games, so I'm testing my ability to open ports using port 2302. Here are the settings I'm using for my router:

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The port checker service at whatismyip.org shows this port to be closed. How do I open it, am I doing something wrong? Thanks for any help in advance.

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Are the games hosted on a individual computer? –  Joe S Dec 18 '11 at 9:55
    
Yes, they are hosted from an individual computer. –  Archio Dec 18 '11 at 23:19
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Try forwarding the ports rather than just opening them.

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What does that look like? –  Archio Dec 18 '11 at 5:38
    
@Chromium: Your screenshot shows that they're already forwarded; I believe people are being confused by you having described them as "opened". –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 18 '11 at 16:07
    
I understand. So if they're already forwarding, how do I test that? –  Archio Dec 18 '11 at 23:19
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The port checker service is correct; the port is closed on 192.168.1.14. Try checking while the game is running.

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