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 Netcomm NB5580W 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:
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 Netcomm NB5580W 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 Netcomm NB5580W router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.
Click the Ok button to log in to your Netcomm NB5580W router.
Please visit our Default Netcomm 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 Netcomm NB5580W router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netcomm NB5580W 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 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.
Now that you are logged in to your Netcomm NB5580W router you should see the following:
Click the Port Forwarding / UPnP link 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. mIRC DCC - IRC DCC requires you to forward the following ports: 1024-5000. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu.
|Ports||Redirect IP Address|
When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
And that's it! You're done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for mIRC DCC - IRC DCC on the Netcomm NB5580W you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.