Port Forwarding the Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 Router for mIRC DCC - IRC DCC

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 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:

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Login to the Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 Router

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

How To Find Your Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 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 Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 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 Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 Router Username is: vodafone

The Default Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 Router Password is: vodafone

Click the Ok button to log in to your Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 router.

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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward mIRC DCC - IRC DCC on the Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2?

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 mIRC, we need to set the ports that Mirc uses. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up mIRC.

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

On the left hand side of this new page click the plus sign in front of Connect. In the list that drops down click the Options link. There should be an Advanced button on this page. Go ahead and click it now.

Make sure there is a checkmark in the DCC checkbox. We will be using 10051 through 10070 as our port range in this example, but you can choose any port range you like. If you decide to choose another port range, you will need to forward the ports you chose instead of 10051 to 10070. The port range we are using in this example gives us plenty of ports for DCC file transfers. Once you have set the ports to use click the OK button all the way out to mIRC's main menu.

Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 router you should see the following:

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Click the Router link near the left of the page.

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

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Forward Ports 1024-5000 on the Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. mIRC DCC - IRC DCC requires you to forward the 1024-5000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the NAT management and port redirection menu and then click Add.

Application Protocol Source
Port Start
Port End
Destination IP Destination
Port Start
Port End
Delete Change

When you're finished, click Ok 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 mIRC DCC - IRC DCC on the Huawei EchoLife-HG556av2 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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