If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.
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To setup port forwarding on the Minitar MN54G4R 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:
Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.
It's ok if you don't know your Minitar MN54G4R router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:
Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.
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 Minitar MN54G4R router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.254.
You should see a box prompting you for your Minitar MN54G4R password. Enter the password now.
Click the Login button to log in to your Minitar MN54G4R router.
Please visit our Default Minitar 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 Minitar MN54G4R router password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Minitar MN54G4R router back to its factory settings.
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 Minitar MN54G4R router to save you time and hassle.
Now that you are logged in to your Minitar MN54G4R router you should see the following:
Click the Cusomized Configuration link near the bottom of the page.
Click the NAT button near the top of the page.
Click the Virtual Server button near the left of the page.
We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages requires you to forward the 5101 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click + Add.
|Service Name||Private IP||Private Port||Type||Public Port|
Click the Firewall button near the top of the page.
Click the Basic Setting link near the left of the page.
Put a dot into the Inbound Traffic Deny radio button.
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages on the Minitar MN54G4R you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.