Port Forwarding the Paradyne 6381-A4 Router for MechCommander 2


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Paradyne 6381-A4 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:

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Login to the Paradyne 6381-A4 Router

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

How To Find Your Paradyne 6381-A4 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Paradyne 6381-A4 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Paradyne 6381-A4 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 Paradyne 6381-A4 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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How to Port Forward MechCommander 2 on the Paradyne 6381-A4


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Paradyne 6381-A4?

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 Paradyne 6381-A4 router to save you time and hassle.

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Now that you are logged in to your Paradyne 6381-A4 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.


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Put a dot into the User radio button.


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Click the New button near the bottom of the page.

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Forward Ports 2300-2400 on the Paradyne 6381-A4

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. MechCommander 2 requires you to forward the 2300-2400,47624 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Rule Management menu and then click Apply.

Rule Name:
Protocol:
Port Start: Port End:
Port Map:


Forward Ports 47624 on the Paradyne 6381-A4

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Rule Management page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Apply.

Rule Name:
Protocol:
Port Start: Port End:
Port Map:
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Select the applications you just created in the Available Rules list, then click the Add > button to move them to the Applied Rules box.

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

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 MechCommander 2 on the Paradyne 6381-A4 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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