Port Forwarding the Planet XRT-401C Router for Http File Server-HFS

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Planet XRT-401C 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:

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

Login to the Planet XRT-401C Router

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

How To Find Your Planet XRT-401C Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Planet XRT-401C router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Planet XRT-401C 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 Planet XRT-401C router. By default the IP address should be set to

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You should see a box prompting you for your Planet XRT-401C password. Enter the password now.

The Default Planet XRT-401C Router Password is: blank

Click the Ok button to log in to your Planet XRT-401C router.

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How to Port Forward Http File Server-HFS on the Planet XRT-401C

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Planet XRT-401C?

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 Planet XRT-401C router to save you time and hassle.

Before we can forward ports for HFS, we need to set the ports HFS is using. Go ahead and open up HFS.

At the very top of your screen you should see a Port box. That box contains the port that you need to forward for HFS. You can change this port if you want to. Please enter the port you chose into the box below.

Http File Server's Port for incoming connections

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Now that you are logged in to your Planet XRT-401C router you should see the following:

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Click the General Setup button near the left of the page.

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Click the NAT link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Planet XRT-401C

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Http File Server-HFS requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu.

  Private IP Private Port Type Public Port
1. 192.168.0. TCPUDP

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 Http File Server-HFS on the Planet XRT-401C 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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