Port Forwarding the Draytek Vigor2500V Router for Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Draytek Vigor2500V 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:

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

Login to the Draytek Vigor2500V Router

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

How To Find Your Draytek Vigor2500V Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Draytek Vigor2500V router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Draytek Vigor2500V 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 Draytek Vigor2500V 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 Draytek Vigor2500V Router Username is: admin

The Default Draytek Vigor2500V Router Password is: blank

Click the Ok button to log in to your Draytek Vigor2500V router.

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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Draytek Vigor2500V router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Draytek Vigor2500V router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat on the Draytek Vigor2500V

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Draytek Vigor2500V?

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.

Draytek Vigor2500V Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Draytek Vigor2500V router you should see the following:

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Click the NAT link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Open Ports.

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Forward Ports 5000-5001 on the Draytek Vigor2500V

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat requires you to forward the 5000-5010 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Open Ports Setup menu and then click Ok.

Enable Open Ports
Local Computer
  Protocol Start Port End Port

Forward Ports 5000-5010 on the Draytek Vigor2500V

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

Enable Open Ports
Local Computer
  Protocol Start Port End Port

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat on the Draytek Vigor2500V 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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