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How to port forward on a Sky Sagem F@ST2504n Router

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This tutorial will show you how to port forward on your Sky Sagem F@ST2504n Router

Sky Sagem F@ST2504n Router

Sometimes, when you use certain pieces of software or applications, then you may need to open some ports on your router, to allow the software or applications, to communicate with your router.

An example maybe Vuze, or any other type of Torrent software, or you may even just want to host an FTP server on your home PC to allow others to upload or download files etc

 

Step 1

You need to find out what actual port it is that you need to forward. For the purpose of this tutorial, we are going to assume that you need to open port 12345

To find out what port it is that you need, then look at the documentation of your software or application and then make a note of it.

Step 2

You need to login to your router.

In your browser bar, type (or click this) https://192.168.0.1

You should then see the below screen.

Sky router login screen

Step 3

You then need to click on the Further Diagnostic Help, marked A bottom left hand side.

Once you have clicked you should see a dialogue box, similar to this. (Marked B)

Username and password screen

Type in your username and password:

Defaults are username: admin password: sky (unless you have already changed them)

 

Step 4

You should now see a screen like this, click on the security link (where the red arrow is)

Once logged in

This will then present to you some different options.

It is a good idea to check the existing firewall rules, to see if any match the port number that you actually need to use. Most common ports will be listed in there already.

For example,

FTP - 21

SMTP - 25

To check for preconfigured rules, then click firewall rules

Firewall Rules

You then need to click on add, under inbound services

Click add

Once on the next screen, click the little arrow, to the right of the service label

Click Service

Using the scroll bar, scroll down and check to see if your required port is actually listed, if so then jump to Step 7

Step 5

By this stage, we have now established that the port 12345 is not listed, and as this is the port number that we need to allow the router to communicate with the software / application, then we need to manually add one.

To do this, we need to click on services

Services

 

We then need to click on add custom service

Add custom service

Step 6

We are now going to create our custom rule for the port that we need (12345)

A - Give it a name, so as you can identify it easily. ie myrule, etc etc

B - Normally it would be TCP so select that, if UDP then use the drop down etc

C - Put 12345 in here

D - As we only need port 12345 adding, then also put 12345 in here

(Sometimes, you may need to open a range of ports, ie 80 - 100 in which case, you would put 80 in C and 100 in D)

E - Click apply

Port numbers

That's the hardest part out of the way now. It's time to tell the router to allow the port number that you have just created.

Step 7

Click firewall rules

You then need to click on add, under inbound services

Click add

Then click on the little arrow to the right of service and using the scroll bar select the rule that you have created

Your rule

A - Rule you created has now been selected

B - Choose allow always

C - You need to add the internal IP address of your PC / Laptop eg 192.168.0.10

(You will need to know this already)

D - Click apply

Add your rule

You should now see your new rule listed, under inbound services - As a certain Chef would say, "Done"

Rule added

Go and try your software / application to make sure it works.

 

 

 

Work in progress, keep checking back.

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