Port Forwarding the Asus WL-530G Router for Echolink

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Asus WL-530G 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:

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Login to the Asus WL-530G Router

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

How To Find Your Asus WL-530G Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Asus WL-530G router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Asus WL-530G 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 Asus WL-530G 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 Asus WL-530G Router Username is: admin

The Default Asus WL-530G Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your Asus WL-530G router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Asus Routers

Please visit our Default Asus Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.

If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Asus WL-530G router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Asus WL-530G router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Echolink on the Asus WL-530G

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Asus WL-530G?

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.

Asus WL-530G Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Asus WL-530G router you should see the following:

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Click the NAT Settings link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virutal Server.

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Forward Ports 5200 on the Asus WL-530G

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Echolink requires you to forward the 5198-5200 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Add.

Enable Virtual Server YesNo
Virtual Server List
Well Known Applications
Local IP Port Range Protocol Description

Forward Ports 5198-5199 on the Asus WL-530G

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

Enable Virtual Server YesNo
Virtual Server List
Well Known Applications
Local IP Port Range Protocol Description

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 Echolink on the Asus WL-530G 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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