Port Forwarding the Linksys WRT54G Router for Night Owl FS-8500

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Linksys WRT54G 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 Linksys WRT54G Router

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

How To Find Your Linksys WRT54G Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Linksys WRT54G router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Linksys WRT54G 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 Linksys WRT54G 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 Linksys WRT54G Router Username is: blank

The Default Linksys WRT54G Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your Linksys WRT54G router.

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How to Port Forward Night Owl FS-8500 on the Linksys WRT54G

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Linksys WRT54G?

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.

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Now that you are logged in to your Linksys WRT54G router you should see the following:

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Click the Security link near the top of the page.

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Remove the checkmark from the Block Anonymous Internet Requests checkbox.

Click the Save Settings button near the bottom of the page.

Click the Applications & Gaming link near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Range Forward.

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Forward Ports 80 on the Linksys WRT54G

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Night Owl FS-8500 requires you to forward the following ports: 80,9000. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Range Forward menu.

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enable
To 192.168.1.

Forward Ports 9000 on the Linksys WRT54G

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Range Forward page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enable
To 192.168.1.

When you're finished, click Save Settings 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 Night Owl FS-8500 on the Linksys WRT54G 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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