Port Forwarding the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 Router for iChat


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 router your computer 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 computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

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

Login to the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 Router

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

How To Find Your Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 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 WRT54Gv1.1 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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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 WRT54Gv1.1 Router Username is: blank

The Default Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 Router Password is: admin


Click the Ok button to log in to your Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 router.


Default Usernames and Passwords for other Linksys Routers

Please visit our Default Linksys 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 Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward iChat on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1?

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 Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 router to save you time and hassle.

Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 router you should see the following:

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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 Forwarding.

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Forward Ports 5060 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. iChat requires you to forward the following ports: 5060,5190,5220,5222,5297,5298,5353,5678,16384-16403. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Range Forwarding menu.

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.


Forward Ports 5190 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

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

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.


Forward Ports 5220 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

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

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.


Forward Ports 5222 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

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

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.


Forward Ports 5297 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

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

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.


Forward Ports 5298 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

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

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.


Forward Ports 5353 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

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

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.


Forward Ports 5678 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

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

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.


Forward Ports 16384-16403 on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1

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

Port Range
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled
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 iChat on the Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 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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