Port Forwarding the Actiontec MI-424-WRv2 Router for Night Owl FS-8500

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Actiontec MI-424-WRv2 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-WRv2 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-WRv2 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Actiontec MI-424-WRv2 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Actiontec MI-424-WRv2 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-WRv2 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-WRv2 Router Username is: admin

The Default Actiontec MI-424-WRv2 Router Password is: password

Click the Ok button to log in to your Actiontec MI-424-WRv2 router.

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How to Port Forward Night Owl FS-8500 on the Actiontec MI-424-WRv2

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Actiontec MI-424-WRv2?

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.

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Now that you are logged in to your Actiontec MI-424-WRv2 router you should see the following:

Click the Firewall Settings 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 near the center of the page.

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Enter the ip address to forward these ports to into the Network 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.

Click the Protocol Add link near the right of the page.

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Enter the name of the program into the Service Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded would be a good idea.

Click the Protocol Add Server Ports link near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the Actiontec MI-424-WRv2

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Night Owl FS-8500 requires you to forward the following ports: 80,9000. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu.

Source Ports:
Destination Ports:

Forward Ports 9000 on the Actiontec MI-424-WRv2

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Forwarding page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

Source Ports:
Destination Ports:

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

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When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Night Owl FS-8500 on the Actiontec MI-424-WRv2 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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