Port Forwarding in Linksys® router
Do you know about port forwarding and the method to configure port forwarding in Linksys router?
Port forwarding is a process that the router or firewall uses to sort accurate network data to the corresponding accurate port. Different types of data are file downloads, websites, online games etc. In port forwarding, in order to organize data, the computers and routers use the ports. Each data is assigned with a port number. By using port forwarding, the router or the firewall has the ability to send the exact data to the proper place. You can set port forwarding whenever you want the necessary data to travel through your firewall and you want the data to be sent to a particular location.
Following are the methods to configure port forwarding on Linksys router:
- Port forwarding
- Methods to set-up
- Configure port forwarding
Port forwarding allows you to choose the ports which you want to open. The forward traffic is being sent through those ports which are selected by the port forwarding technique to the exact computer. Normally this is used when you decide to run a web server or a game. Port forwarding gives the firewall orders about which types of data are permitted and also about how they should be directed. Port forwarding allows you to send the appropriate data to the computer.
Methods to set-up
In order to set-up port forwarding, it is suggested to enter the router's IP address in the web browser in order to go to the administration page of router. After this, you must enter the username and password when prompted. Once you have logged in, it is advised to select the applications and gaming tab which is provided at the top of the page. Then select port range forwarding. After that, place the name of service that you are forwarding the port for. In the next two boxes, place the port number which you desire to forward and then select the protocol in the drop-down menu. Enter the IP address of the host where the traffic is forwarded. In case of torrents, IP address would be your local machine's address. Finally, save the settings.
To configure the router for port forwarding, it is essential to first find out the IP address and Gateway. Now, type the Gateway address in the Address field of the web browser. After this, select 'Applications & Gaming' tab and also select 'Port Range Forward area'. Then, type BitTorrent or BitComet for the Application. Then type 25000 for start address and type 65535 for end address. Set both followed by type in the final part to the IP Address. Now check enable box and click 'Save Settings'.
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