Port Forwarding the Motorola SBG900 Router for BitSpirit


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Motorola SBG900 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:

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

Login to the Motorola SBG900 Router

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

How To Find Your Motorola SBG900 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Motorola SBG900 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Motorola SBG900 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 Motorola SBG900 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.100.1.

Motorola SBG900 Screenshot 1

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default Motorola SBG900 Router Username is: admin

The Default Motorola SBG900 Router Password is: motorola


Click the Log In button to log in to your Motorola SBG900 router.


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How to Port Forward BitSpirit on the Motorola SBG900


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Motorola SBG900?

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 Motorola SBG900 router to save you time and hassle.

Before we can forward ports for BitSpirit, we need to figure out what ports BitSpirit is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up BitSpirit.

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

Click the Network Options tab at the top of that page. You should now see the menu shown in the screenshot above. The number in the Default Port for TCP Listening box contains the port you need to forward. You can change this port if you want to. If you do change it, it is a good idea to pick a port between 10000 and 60000. Most ISPs do not block those higher numbered ports.

BitSpirit's Port for incoming connections

Motorola SBG900 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Motorola SBG900 router you should see the following:

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Click the Gateway button near the left of the page.

The menu near the top should change. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Click the config button near the top of the page.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Motorola SBG900

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

Template
Name
Port Start
Port End
LAN IP Address 192.168.0.
Enable

When you're finished, click Apply 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 BitSpirit on the Motorola SBG900 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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