Port Forwarding the Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R Router for BitTornado


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 Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R 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:

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

Login to the Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R Router

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

How To Find Your Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R 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 Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.2.1.

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You should see a box prompting you for your Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R password. Enter the password now.

The Default Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R Router Password is: blank


Click the Ok button to log in to your Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R router.


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How to Port Forward BitTornado on the Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R?

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 Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R router to save you time and hassle.

Since you are reading this guide, I'm going to assume that you have Bit Tornado installed. Open up Bit Tornado.

Close to the top you will see a Prefs link. Go ahead and click that link now.

The Port Range box defines the ports that Bit Tornado will use. These are the ports that you need to forward to your computer. Bit Tornado does not need the full 50,000 ports that come predefined. Go ahead and uncheck the Random checkbox. Enter 10000 into the From box, and enter 10010 into the To box. If you expect to download more than 10 files at the same time, then you should make this range of ports larger.

On this page there is a UPNP Port Forwarding drop down box. Open it up and set that box to disabled. We are not going to use UPNP to forward our ports. Now go find your router on our routers page, and forward the port range you set above.

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Now that you are logged in to your Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R router you should see the following:

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Click the Virtual Servers link near the left of the page.

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Forward Ports 10000-10010 on the Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. BitTornado requires you to forward the following ports: 10000-10010. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Servers menu.

  Enable Description Inbound port Type Private IP Address Private port
1. - 192.168.2. -

When you're finished, click Apply Changes 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 BitTornado on the Belkin MyEssentials-ME1004-R 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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