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To setup port forwarding on the Qwest GT701-WG 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:
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 Qwest GT701-WG 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 Qwest GT701-WG router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.0.1.
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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 Qwest GT701-WG 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 Qwest GT701-WG router you should see the following:
Click the Advanced Setup button near the top of the page.
Click the Applications link near the left of the page.
Put a dot into the User radio button.
Click the New button near the bottom 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 1024-5000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Rule Management menu and then click Apply.
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Use the Lan Device box to choose a computer to forward ports to. This box contains a list of computer names that are visible on your network.
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.
Now that you have forwarded ports for mIRC DCC - IRC DCC on the Qwest GT701-WG you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.