Port Forwarding the PTI PAE-CE81 Router for DC++

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the PTI PAE-CE81 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:

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Login to the PTI PAE-CE81 Router

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

How To Find Your PTI PAE-CE81 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your PTI PAE-CE81 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The PTI PAE-CE81 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 PTI PAE-CE81 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 PTI PAE-CE81 Router Username is: admin

The Default PTI PAE-CE81 Router Password is: epicrouter

Click the Ok button to log in to your PTI PAE-CE81 router.

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How to Port Forward DC++ on the PTI PAE-CE81

Having trouble forwarding ports on the PTI PAE-CE81?

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 PTI PAE-CE81 router to save you time and hassle.

Before we can forward ports for DC++, we need to set which port DC++ is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up DC++.

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

Make sure the Active radio button has a dot in it. I'm not absolutely sure that entering your external ip address in the IP box is required. You can try leaving it blank, but if you remain unconnectable try putting your external ip address into that box. Your external ip address is Enter the port you want DC++ to use into the TCP Port and the UDP Port boxes. You can enter whatever port you like into those boxes, but a port between 10000-60000 will most likely not be blocked by your ISP. Please enter the port you chose into the box below.

DC++'s Port for incoming connections

PTI PAE-CE81 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your PTI PAE-CE81 router you should see the following:

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Click the Virtual Server link near the left of the page.

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Forward User Defined Port on the PTI PAE-CE81

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. DC++ requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Add This Setting.

ID Public Port Private Port Port Type Host IP Address  

Forward User Defined Port on the PTI PAE-CE81

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Virtual Server page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Add This Setting.

ID Public Port Private Port Port Type Host IP Address  

When you're finished, click Save Settings near the left 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 DC++ on the PTI PAE-CE81 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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