Port Forwarding the Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU Router for Colin McRae - DiRT

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU 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:

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

Login to the Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU Router

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

How To Find Your Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU 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 Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU router. By default the IP address should be set to

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

The Default Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU Router Username is: admin

The Default Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU Router Password is: 1234

Click the Ok button to log in to your Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Soho Routers

Please visit our Default Soho 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 Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Colin McRae - DiRT on the Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU?

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.

Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced Setup link near the left of the page.

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Click the Filters link near the top of the page.

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This page lets you block traffic into and out of your router. We need to make sure that the ports you are forwarding are not shown on this page. Remember, I am showing you how to use the page so you can remove the ports you are forwarding from it. Your port forwarding configuration will not work if the ports you are forwarding are on this page. Make sure that a port range here does not contain the ports you are forwarding. I'm going to go over the boxes on this page. The Filtering Layer drop down box will generally be set to Port Filtering to filter ports. The Proto Num box will be grayed out, so we will not do anything with it. The Direction drop down allows you to select traffic coming into or going out of your network. The Private Port Range box will let you enter the ports to block. The lowest port number in the range should go into the box on the left. The highest port number in the range should go into the box on the right. If you only plan on blocking one port enter that port number into both of these boxes. Use the Protocol drop down box to select the port protocol of the blocked ports.

Click the Virtual Servers link near the top of the page.

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Forward Ports 30002 on the Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Colin McRae - DiRT requires you to forward the following ports: 30002. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Servers menu.

Service Public IP Address Service Port Protocol Private IP Address

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 Colin McRae - DiRT on the Soho 18-OB-WR85-FHEU 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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