Port Forwarding the Thomson-Alcatel TG580 Router for BYOND Dream Seeker


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Thomson-Alcatel TG580 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 Thomson-Alcatel TG580 Router

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

How To Find Your Thomson-Alcatel TG580 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Thomson-Alcatel TG580 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Thomson-Alcatel TG580 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 Thomson-Alcatel TG580 router. By default the IP address should be set to 10.0.0.1.

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How to Port Forward BYOND Dream Seeker on the Thomson-Alcatel TG580


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Thomson-Alcatel TG580?

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 TG580 router to save you time and hassle.

Before we can forward ports for BYOND's pager, we need to figure out what ports BYOND's pager is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up Dream Seeker.

Click Options in the menu at the top of your screen. In the list that drops down click Preferences.

Click Pager tab at the top of this new window. You should now see the menu shown in the screenshot above. Enter a port number into the Pager Port box. It doesn't really matter what port you choose, but something between 10000 and 16000 would be a good idea. Please enter the port you chose into the box below.

BYOND's Pager port

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Now that you are logged in to your Thomson-Alcatel TG580 router you should see the following:

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Click the Toolbox button near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Game & Application Sharing.

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Click the Create a new game or application link near the bottom of the page.

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Enter the name of the program into the Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded would be a good idea.

Put a dot into the Manual Entry of Port Maps radio button.

When you are finished, click the Next button.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Thomson-Alcatel TG580

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. BYOND Dream Seeker requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Game or Application Definition menu and then click Add.

Protocol Port
Range
Translate To ... Trigger
Protocol
Trigger Port

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Click the Assign a game or application to a local network device link near the bottom of the page.

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Use the Device box to choose a computer to forward ports to. This box contains a list of computer names that are visible on your network.

Select the application you created using the Game or Application drop down box. Then click Add to enable it.

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for BYOND Dream Seeker on the Thomson-Alcatel TG580 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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