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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To setup port forwarding on the Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 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 Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 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 Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.0.1.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.
Click the Ok button to log in to your Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 router.
Please visit our Default Thomson-Alcatel 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 Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 router back to its factory settings.
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 Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 router to save you time and hassle.
Now that you are logged in to your Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 router you should see the following:
Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.
The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Forwarding Rules.
We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Echolink requires you to forward the following ports: 5198-5200. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu.
|Local IP Addr||Start Port||End Port||Protocol||Enable|
When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
And that's it! You're done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for Echolink on the Thomson-Alcatel DCW725 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.