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ItzMunx
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So I'm trying to port forward my PS4. But the problem is, I'm on boingo wireless. You can't access router settings because of "security reasons". I do have Linux and wondering if there's a way to do it using the terminal. Maybe ssh? Already tried iptables, but also could have just done it wrong. I'm not sure how I could do this considering we're not supposed to be able to.

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    try upnp most today's router hav that ... thats what programs like utorrent use to forward their port .. and what do you mean by i have linux , do you hav ssh access to router ...i don't think having linux on your pc help
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    What I'm talking about is, boingo allows no access to the router settings. So doing this is much harder then just going into the setting and port forwarding because you can't just do that with boingo. So I have to try to find a way to do it by getting around doing without the router settings.@manox14
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    @manox14 also the reason I said I have Linux is because I'm sure there's a way to do it through the terminal by bypassing the settings altogether. Haven't found it out yet.
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    You can't alter your router's port forwarding table from Linux. Using iptables you are altering your firewall on your system, not your router's.

    Your only way to configure the routing table would be SNMP, UPNP, or a webinterface/cli on the router.

    A ps4 already tries to use upnp, and if they lock it down, you won't be able to use SNMP or the web/cli

    So you are out of luck.
    From my research, Boingo is a shared wireless internet hotspot provider, so you would never have access to do this. You need your own internet service to use incoming ports, and trying to access someone elses router to reconfigure it is illegal/immoral.
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    @bottswana True, probably just need to get a different provider. I'm on a military base so that's why boingo is a provider here.
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    @ItzMunx I saw that, but kind of ruled it out because I thought it was unlikely. Shame on me!

    Unfortunately though, since they aren't an actual ISP it still doesn't help much. Plus, if I was a betting man I would say they likely do carrier grade nat to handle so many subscribers on the base, so even if you could get into it, you still wouldn't be able to forward ports.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news :(
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