Port Forwarding the Crypto F300 Router for Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages

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 Crypto F300 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 Crypto F300 Router

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

How To Find Your Crypto F300 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Crypto F300 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Crypto F300 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 Crypto F300 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 Crypto F300 Router Username is: admin

The Default Crypto F300 Router Password is: conexant

Click the Ok button to log in to your Crypto F300 router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Crypto Routers

Please visit our Default Crypto 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 Crypto F300 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Crypto F300 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages on the Crypto F300

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Crypto F300?

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.

Crypto F300 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Crypto F300 router you should see the following:

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

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Forward Ports 5101 on the Crypto F300

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages requires you to forward the 5101 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server Configuration menu and then click Add This Setting.

ID  Public Port - Start  Public Port - End  Private Port  Port Type  Host IP Address   

When you're finished, click Save Settings / Reboot near the left 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 Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages on the Crypto F300 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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