Port Forwarding the TekComm ADSL2-2 Router for BitTorrent


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 TekComm ADSL2-2 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:

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Login to the TekComm ADSL2-2 Router

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

How To Find Your TekComm ADSL2-2 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your TekComm ADSL2-2 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The TekComm ADSL2-2 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 TekComm ADSL2-2 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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

The Default TekComm ADSL2-2 Router Username is: blank

The Default TekComm ADSL2-2 Router Password is: admin


Click the Log In button to log in to your TekComm ADSL2-2 router.


Default Usernames and Passwords for other TekComm Routers

Please visit our Default TekComm 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 TekComm ADSL2-2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your TekComm ADSL2-2 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward BitTorrent on the TekComm ADSL2-2


Having trouble forwarding ports on the TekComm ADSL2-2?

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 TekComm ADSL2-2 router to save you time and hassle.

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.

BitTorrent's Port for incoming connections

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.

TekComm ADSL2-2 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your TekComm ADSL2-2 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

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Click the Port Forwarding button near the left of the page.

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Click the Custom Port Forwarding link near the right of the page.

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Forward User Defined Port on the TekComm ADSL2-2

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 Custom Port Forwarding menu and then click Apply.

Custom Port Forwarding
Connection: Enable:
Application: Protocol:
Source IP Address: Source Netmask:
Destination IP Address: Destination Netmask:
Destination Port Start: Destination Port End:
Destination Port Map:    
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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're finished, click Save Settings near the left 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 BitTorrent on the TekComm ADSL2-2 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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