To setup port forwarding on the Sitecom WL-118 router your device needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:
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 Sitecom WL-118 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:
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 Sitecom WL-118 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.0.1.
Click the Ok button to log in to your Sitecom WL-118 router.
Please visit our Default Sitecom 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 Sitecom WL-118 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Sitecom WL-118 router back to its factory settings.
Before we can forward ports for BitTorrent, we should set the ports that BitTorrent uses. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up BitTorrent.
In the menu at the top of your screen, click the View link. Then in the list of options that drops down click the Settings option.
A new window should have poped up that looks like the picture above. There are a few tabs at the top of this window, click the Network tab.
The number in the starting at port box tells BitTorrent where you start looking for open ports. BitTorrent works it's way up from that port number until it finds a port that is open. Every port that BitTorrent has to check takes time. So it would be a good idea to forward the port that you enter into the Starting at Port box. Many ISPs block ports in the 6000 range. Please choose a port between 10000 and 60000 then enter it into the Starting at Port box. Then enter that port into the box below.
If you plan on downloading multiple files at the same time via BitTorrent, you need to open up one port for each file. This guide will show you how to open up one port for each file. If you chose to put port 12540 into the Starting at Port box and wanted to have five files going at the same time, you should forward ports 12540 to 12544.
Now that you are logged in to your Sitecom WL-118 router you should see the following:
Click the Advanced Setup link near the top of the page.
Click the NAT link near the top of the page.
Click the Virtual Server link.
We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. BitTorrent 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 Save.
|Start Port Number|
|End Port Number|
|Local IP Address|
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for BitTorrent on the Sitecom WL-118 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.