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I was running my DSL internet from the modem to a switchboard without the use of a router and it got to the point where that no longer worked. So now I have a SpeedStream 4200 modem going to a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (was just lying around) to my switchboard.

I need to know how to access the port forwarding options for my modem. I am able to get to my Linksys router by typing in my IP address into my browser but i dont know how to access the modem.

Can someone tell me how to access my modem?

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A modem (modulate and demodulate) is a device that modulates an analog carrier signal to encode digital information, and also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted information. The goal is to produce a signal that can be transmitted easily and decoded to reproduce the original digital data. Modems can be used over any means of transmitting analog signals, from driven diodes to radio. Experiments have even been performed in the use of modems over the medium of two cans connected by a string.

Your router is what handles the data and ports. The router also handles port forwarding. Not your modem. Give it another try.

Basically, your router is like a bodyguard/bouncer at a bar. It says what gets in.

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Well now I am confused, because when i didnt have teh router i opened teh ports in the modem and i was able to do what i needed. Now that i have a modem and router i opened the ports and i cannot do what i could before.

If i do not need to open any ports in my modem do you have any ideas on what is stopping me from hosting things like i was before?

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I read what you said about the modem and I understand, but took it upon myself to continue checking into a way to get into my modems options. I found a remote access way and opened the ports i had open before and everything works correctly now.

Thanks for the help and explanations, but i am good now. Appreciate it.

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