Port Forwarding the Siemens GigasetSX551 Router for Soulseek

What is Port Forwarding?

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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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Siemens GigasetSX551 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:

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

Login to the Siemens GigasetSX551 Router

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

How To Find Your Siemens GigasetSX551 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Siemens GigasetSX551 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Siemens GigasetSX551 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 Siemens GigasetSX551 router. By default the IP address should be set to

How to Port Forward Soulseek on the Siemens GigasetSX551

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Siemens GigasetSX551?

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.

Soulseek picks a random port, and uses that port to transmit data. Before we can forward ports for Soulseek, we need to find out which port to forward. Go ahead and open up Soulseek now.

In the menu at the top of your screen, click Options. This will drop down a submenu. In this menu click the General Options link.

The port in the Listening Port box, is the port that Soulseek is using. You can change this port to whatever you like, or you can just leave it set like it is. Please enter that port number into the following box.

Soulseek Port

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Now that you are logged in to your Siemens GigasetSX551 router you should see the following:

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default Siemens GigasetSX551 Router Username is: blank

The Default Siemens GigasetSX551 Router Password is: blank

Click the Ok button to log in to your Siemens GigasetSX551 router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Siemens Routers

Please visit our Default Siemens 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 Siemens GigasetSX551 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Siemens GigasetSX551 router back to its factory settings.

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Click the Advanced Settings button near the top of the page.

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Click the Internet link near the left of the page.

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You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Address Translation (NAT).

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You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Siemens GigasetSX551

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Soulseek requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu and then click Add.

Protocol Public port Local port Local IP Address Comment Enabled  
Predefined applications: 192...

When you're finished, click Ok 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 Soulseek on the Siemens GigasetSX551 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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