Port Forwarding the Apple AirPortExtreme Router for PS3 BlackSite Area 51


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Apple AirPortExtreme router your computer 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 computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

10.0.1. <-- Don't Skip This Step!

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Open up the finder on your Mac.

Click the Applications button near the left of the page.

Click the Utilities button near the right of the page.

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Click the AirPort Admin Utility button near the right of the page.

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Select Apple Base Station from the Select Base Station list.

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Click the Port Mapping button near the top of the page.

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Click the Add button near the right of the page.

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Forward Ports 5223 on the Apple AirPortExtreme

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. PS3 BlackSite Area 51 requires you to forward the 5223,3478,3479,3658 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Mapping Add menu and then click Ok.

Public Port:
Private Address: 10.0.1.
Private Port:


Forward Ports 3478 on the Apple AirPortExtreme

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Mapping Add page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Ok.

Public Port:
Private Address: 10.0.1.
Private Port:


Forward Ports 3479 on the Apple AirPortExtreme

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Mapping Add page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Ok.

Public Port:
Private Address: 10.0.1.
Private Port:


Forward Ports 3658 on the Apple AirPortExtreme

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Mapping Add page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Ok.

Public Port:
Private Address: 10.0.1.
Private Port:

When you're finished, click Update 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 PS3 BlackSite Area 51 on the Apple AirPortExtreme 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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