How To Port Forward Using a Mac OSX
What is Port Forwarding? Port Forwarding is a way that you tell the router how to send requests from the internet to the Mac with the server. In order to be successful in using port forwarding, it is very important to set up a static IP address. This is easy to do. Once you have your port forwarding set up, you can then use your router to forward ports to a specific IP address. This process will work when you initially set up your computer. However, when you decide to restart your computer, you might not get the same IP address. Once you get a different IP address, then the ports will no longer be forwarded to your computer’s IP address. This can seem frustrating. How can this situation be resolved? One way is to change the Mac addresss which stands for (Media Acess Control). There are several mechanisms that allows you to do a modification to the Mac address. Therefore, this method can eliminate the problem that might occur with the computer’s IP address once you restart it. This solution might not be a permanent one. However, it is a temporary solution that will resolve the computer’s IP address problem.
Posted: August 18th, 2011 under Uncategorized.