Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Port forwarding, part of CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) Cert Prep: 3 The World of TCP/IP.
- Beautiful thing about little SOHO routers…is that they allow us to have inexpensive internet access…where we only get one IP address…and allow multiple devices to access it.…The downside is that these devices…are not accessible from the internet itself.…You can't get to them.…The only thing you can get to…is the WAN address of the router,…the IP address that's provided by the ISP.…Now if you want to get all of these devices on the internet,…well, you can do that the old-fashioned way.…You can call your ISP up and they will allocate you…public IP addresses and you turn that off here,…you set it from gateway to router…and configure it all up and that's one way to do it…but that's expensive.…
So, for a lot of us, there are only a few situations…where we might want to have access to one or more devices…on the LAN side of our NATted network,…and to do that, we use Port Forwarding.…So, let me give you an example…where this would be really handy.…What I've got here is a webcam.…Now, this webcam isn't like the ones…that you plug into your computer with a USB.…
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Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 06/20/2017. What changed?
A: The following topic was updated: subnetting with CIDR.