Port Forwarding the Edimax BR-6204WG Router for Ares

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Edimax BR-6204WG 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 Edimax BR-6204WG Router

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

How To Find Your Edimax BR-6204WG Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Edimax BR-6204WG router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Edimax BR-6204WG 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 Edimax BR-6204WG 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 Edimax BR-6204WG Router Username is: admin

The Default Edimax BR-6204WG Router Password is: 1234

Click the Ok button to log in to your Edimax BR-6204WG router.

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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Edimax BR-6204WG router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Edimax BR-6204WG router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Ares on the Edimax BR-6204WG

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Edimax BR-6204WG?

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 Ares, we need to figure out what ports ares is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that.

Open up Ares. Then click the Control Panel icon in the toolbar at the top of your screen.

You should see a bunch of tabs close to the top of this window. One of these tabs should be labeled Transfer. Go ahead and click it now.

Enter the port you want Ares to use into the Accept incoming connections on port box. By default this port is set to 1157. You can change it to whatever you like, or leave it set to 1157.

Please enter the port you chose for Ares below.

Ares' Port

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Now that you are logged in to your Edimax BR-6204WG router you should see the following:

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Click the General Setup link near the right of the page.

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Click the Firewall link near the left of the page.

Put a dot into the Disable radio button.

Click the NAT link near the left of the page.

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This router has two different sections that allow you to forward ports. One section allows you to forward a range of ports, and the other allows you to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, click Port Forwarding. To forward a single port, click Virtual Server.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Edimax BR-6204WG

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

Enable Virtual Server
IP Address Private Port Protocol Public Port Comment

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Ares on the Edimax BR-6204WG 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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