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Hello,

I own an Edimax router and I am interested in configuring one of my computers on the network as a DMZ, as in letting it connect to the net directly, not behind the protections of the router.

I tried doing that, but it didn't seem to have any effect - all the ports were still protected behind the router (I don't have ANY software firewalls or anti-viruses that imght block it). I tried setting up another computer as a DMZ and it worked fine.

Is there something I need to configre on my computer or the router to let it work? thanks in advance.
 

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Are you sure the address of the computer that you're attempting to put in the DMZ is correct? Can you PING this computer from another computer on the network?
 

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The address is correct.

How exactly do you ping a computer from a different one?
Someone that was helping me around tried to do that and indeed he couldn't. I changed my static IP manually, and it fixed it - but perhaps its not working again.

If I can't ping it from another computer, what does it mean? what should I do about it?
 

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Open a command prompt and do this:

PING <ip_add>
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PING <computer_NAME>

Your router may not have MAC<->IP reservations, and if so, it'll assign the IP addresses randomly depending on when the computer connects. If that is the case, using a manually configured IP address is the way to go.
 
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