Port Forwarding the Actiontec MI-424-WR Router for Timbuktu Pro Mac

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Actiontec MI-424-WR router your device needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:

Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your device, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your device here:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Actiontec MI-424-WR Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your Actiontec MI-424-WR Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Actiontec MI-424-WR router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Actiontec MI-424-WR Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your Actiontec MI-424-WR router. By default the IP address should be set to

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default Actiontec MI-424-WR Router Username is: admin

The Default Actiontec MI-424-WR Router Password is: password

Click the Ok button to log in to your Actiontec MI-424-WR router.

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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Actiontec MI-424-WR router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Actiontec MI-424-WR router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Timbuktu Pro Mac on the Actiontec MI-424-WR

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Actiontec MI-424-WR?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your router to save you time and hassle.

Actiontec MI-424-WR Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Actiontec MI-424-WR router you should see the following:

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Click the Security button near the top of the page.

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Click the Port Forwarding link near the left of the page.

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Click the Add link.

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Click the Add Server Ports link.

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Forward Ports 407 on the Actiontec MI-424-WR

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Timbuktu Pro Mac requires you to forward the 407 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Edit Service menu and then click Add.

Protocol Exclude
Source Ports: Exclude
Destination Ports: Exclude

Click the Ok button.

Select Specify Address from the Networked Computer/Device list.

Enter the ip address to forward these ports to into the Networked Computer/Device box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your device, you should enter your device's ip address into that box.

Leave Wan Connection Type set to All Broadband Devices.

Leave Forward Port To set to Same as Incoming Port.

Leave When should this rule occur set to Always.

Click the Ok button.

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Timbuktu Pro Mac on the Actiontec MI-424-WR you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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