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Old 11-01-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
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router safecom 4port adsl open ports?

I bought a safecom router off, and its all going good very happy with it. its just that on the setup page i dont no how to open ports in it. i need to open some so that i get dl torrents faster currently at 10kbps, and to set up an ftp sever.

if anyone has it and knows how to do this all help welcomes

thanks ryan
Old 11-01-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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Generally opening ports is pretty easy. These instructions are not specific to the safecom, but should be fairly similar to all home gateway/routers. You dont really open a port per se, what you do is forward in a port from the gateway to a computer inside the gateway.

The first thing you will need to do is to assure that your computer is using a static ip address. So resolve that first. The reason for this is that you arent necessarily going to have the same address if you use DHCP.

1) Go into the web interface of the device whatever it is or whatever it idefaults to.

2) Log in if necessary

3) There is probably a tab somewhere named virtual servers or port forwarding etc.... Find it and go to it.

4) The relevant information it will want is the port or ports that you want to forward, the ports that you want to have it forward to, and the machine that you want it forwarded to.

For example, if you wanted to serve web pages and your router is at ip and the machine you wanted to serve the pages is at You would set the port to be forwarded to be 80, the port to forward it to would be 80 (assuming your web server operates on that port) and the machine to be forwarded to would be

I hope this helps.
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