Says I have a different ip address (PortForwarding) Motorola


I recently tried to start up a Runescape private server. However, when I go and port forward everything works out, but then if I see if it's open it's not and I have a different IP address displayed as my IP.. I don't know what the deal is I'll upload screenshots..
I'm not sure where it's getting that ip on So I don't know how to port forward that address.

Best Answer

It's because of how networking works. Everything behind your router is going through a NAT (network address translation) which means that your whol house hold shares only one IP address when it passes through the router, but behind the router each device has a unique ip, but this is only unique behind the router. This is also the reason that port forwarding is necessary, otherwise the router would not know which computer to send the request to.