Port Forwarding the Dana NW514OSR Router for BearShare

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 Dana NW514OSR 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 Dana NW514OSR Router

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

How To Find Your Dana NW514OSR Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Dana NW514OSR router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Dana NW514OSR 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 Dana NW514OSR 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 Dana NW514OSR Router Username is: blank

The Default Dana NW514OSR Router Password is: blank

Click the Ok button to log in to your Dana NW514OSR router.

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Please visit our Default Dana 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 Dana NW514OSR router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Dana NW514OSR router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward BearShare on the Dana NW514OSR

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Dana NW514OSR?

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.

Before we can forward ports for BearShare, we need to figure out what ports BearShare is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up BearShare.

Click Setup in the menu at the top of your screen. In the list that drops down click Connection.

On this page you should see a Listening Port for Incomming TCP and UDP Connections box. This box contains the port you need to forward to the computer you are running BearShare on. You can change this port number if you want to. Please enter the port you chose into the box below.

BearShare's Port for incoming connections

Dana NW514OSR Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Dana NW514OSR router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Dana NW514OSR

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

Rule Name
Internal Server IP Address ... Protocol
External Port Internal Port

When you're finished, click Save near the top 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 BearShare on the Dana NW514OSR 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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