Port Forwarding the Apple AirPortExtreme Router for iChat


What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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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 5060 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. iChat requires you to forward the 5060,5190,5220,5222,5297,5298,5353,5678,16384-16403 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 5190 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 5220 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 5222 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 5297 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 5298 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 5353 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 5678 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 16384 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 16385 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 16386 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 16387 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 16388 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 16389 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 16390 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 16391 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 16392 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 16393 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 16394 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 16395 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 16396 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 16397 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 16398 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 16399 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 16400 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 16401 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 16402 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 16403 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 iChat 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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