How do I port Foward for my internet radio?

IP Address Questions and AnswersCategory: Port Forwarding QuestionsHow do I port Foward for my internet radio?
babdook asked 4 years ago

I have been trying to port forward to my wireless laptop and the portchecker.exe said that my port 8000-8001 is open but when I type in my ip address and port number the server page won't come up... I'm using Icecast2 and i have followed some instructions but nothing...
BUT when i do http://localhost:8001/ i can go to my server page... when i put in http://localhost:8001/IZRBoD.ogg into my music player i can listen my internet radio... but if i do i just get a message error that the page will not connect...
I have
Modem: Westell 2200
Wireless router: Linksys WRT300N
Laptop OS: Windows XP

I have been looking at other forums and such but it didn't help me...

I'm trying to get my internet radio to work so i can listen to the music elsewhere and so other people can enjoy it also

2 Answers
Cody Robertson Staff answered 4 years ago

Hi H

I wrote an article about port-forwarding:

You'll probably need some tenacity to get it to work - well, I did. It took me 3 or 4 days (maybe 1 hour/day) until I figured it. However you're well on your way to success - you've got port 8001 working locally.

I suggest you on-line port scanner to check the status of your ports. For example:

Here's what happens when I ping and nmap you from my Mac: (nmap is port scanner - you can Google and download a windows version)

503 /Users/rmills> ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=47 time=140.014 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=138.893 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=47 time=138.370 ms
--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 138.370/139.092/140.014/0.686 ms

504 /Users/rmills> nmap

Starting Nmap 4.76 ( ) at 2009-06-15 22:14 PDT
Note: Host seems down. If it is really up, but blocking our ping probes, try -PN
Nmap done: 1 IP address (0 hosts up) scanned in 2.15 seconds
505 /Users/rmills> nmap -PN

Starting Nmap 4.76 ( ) at 2009-06-15 22:14 PDT
Interesting ports on (
Not shown: 998 filtered ports
25/tcp closed smtp
1503/tcp closed imtc-mcs
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 10.83 seconds
506 /Users/rmills>

So. I can ping, but not much else.

As I said, you will need some tenacity and determination. However you'll get there. If you can't get it work, take a break for a day or two and when you return to this, you'll probably make new progress.

If you're really stuck, I can probably give you some 1-to-1 time next weekend on Skype. You'll find my email address on my website.


DiscoverTranceRadio answered 4 years ago

Both Icecast and Shoutcast use 2 ports.

If you are streaming on port 8000 then you need to open the next port up also.

If you are setting up multiple streaming channels you must step them

Stream one: port 8000
Stream two: port 8002

I hope this helps you


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