I am trying to figure out if there is a way to Port Forward more than one PC on a Network.
I am using a D-Link DI-614+ I would like to be able to have both my Desktop PC and my Laptop PC to use the same Port. Not at the same time, but one at a time without having to modify the Router settings when switching to the other PC.
I figured out how to do it. See later POST with a Screen Shot.
I need the IP for both the Desktop and the Laptop to be present and they are both pointing to the same Port number.
I am using EchoLink software and I need to be able to switch from PC1 to PC2 without having to Edit my Router's Virtual Server each time I make the switch. I would not run EchoLink on both PCs at the same time. Both PCs would remain powered up and connected to the Router.
Perhaps this is a limitation of this particular Router.
I figured out how to have multiple PCs on a Router share the same Forwarded Port.
All the information available on internet is for the assignment of just one IP address and leads one down the wrong path if one wants to have more than one PC be able to Port Forward through the same Port.
I don't know what other Routers have for Menu screens so I can only refer to my D-Link 614+ . If you have already set up Port Forwarding via "Advanced - Virtual Server", Delete the entries you made. Go to "Advanced - Firewall" and basically enter the same info as instructed to do before but you now have the opportunity to enter the "IP Range Start" and "IP Range End" IP addresses.
Click the "Apply" button after each entry and then do the same for Echolink2 - Port 5198, Echolink3 - TCP - Port 5200 The above allows 4 PCs to share the same Ports with an intent of one at a time. Change the IP Range addresses to whatever you have.