Port Mapping Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ricke46, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. ricke46 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Location:
    Northern California
    #1
    So here's the scenario:

    I just setup an online stock brokerage account to day-trade. The java-based window in-which I view the streaming quotes from freezes on me from time to time. I called their customer support and they told me to use port 443. I don't know how to add/use/change this port. Can anyone help me?

    Some tech specs on my end are:
    OSX 10.4.11
    ISP: Comcast Cable
    Router: Airport Extreme "mushroom" (updated)
    Browser: Firefox 2.0.0.11 / Safari 3.0.4
    Java 5

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. macleod199 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    #2
  3. ricke46 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Location:
    Northern California
    #3
    I access my account by logging on through the url, but once in, I launch the java applet by clicking a link which lets me access the streaming quotes. I tried your suggestion and it brought me to a "404 page not found" page.

    Also, support told me the change will have to be with my router settings.
     
  4. Bunker macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    #4
    You don't have to do anything with the router settings.

    Port 443 is simply HTTPS.

    Just use httpS://you.url.goes.here

    Remember that "S". It means secure HTTP, which is automatically transmitted via port 443.
     
  5. ricke46 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Location:
    Northern California
    #5
    I'll try this out and let you know if the problem persists. Thanks for the advice!
     

Share This Page