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I've got a DSL connection using a SpeedStream 5200 router and I am using Internet Connection Sharing to share on our local network. My problem is, I can't get ports 5631 & 5632 to open so I can use PCAnywhere. The router won't let me forward the ports to my workstation's static IP address, which I thought would be the solution. I'm guessing part of the problem is the Internet Connection Sharing, but I can't figure out any way to get those ports open.

Thanks in advance for any help. I'm sure there must be a way to do this!

Dave

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Did you open the ports on the router? That is my main concern.

Yes, that is one of the first things I tried. I've been working most of the day on this and I think I finally figured it out. I did get PCAnywhere to work last night, but when I tried on a different workstation today it did not work. It seems that with Internet Connection Sharing I can only map one IP address to a port, so I'm having to use different ports for each workstation. Does that sound right?

Also, is there any way to tell if a port is actually open on my computer. I've tried various online port scanners and they said the port is closed even when PCAnywhere is working. I did try Netstat -a and that showed on port listening, so I suppose that is an option.

Thanks!

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