Port Forwarding the VisionNet M505N Router for INSTEON SmartLinc

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 VisionNet M505N 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:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the VisionNet M505N Router

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

How To Find Your VisionNet M505N Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your VisionNet M505N router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The VisionNet M505N 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 VisionNet M505N 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 VisionNet M505N Router Username is: enduser

The Default VisionNet M505N Router Password is: password

Click the Ok button to log in to your VisionNet M505N router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other VisionNet Routers

Please visit our Default VisionNet 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 VisionNet M505N router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your VisionNet M505N router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward INSTEON SmartLinc on the VisionNet M505N

Having trouble forwarding ports on the VisionNet M505N?

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.

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Now that you are logged in to your VisionNet M505N router you should see the following:

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Click the Security link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Click the Add button near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the VisionNet M505N

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. INSTEON SmartLinc requires you to forward the 80 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Servers menu and then click Apply/Save.

Service Name:
Select a Service:
Custom Service:
Server IP Address:

External Port Start External Port End Protocol Internal Port Start Internal Port End

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for INSTEON SmartLinc on the VisionNet M505N 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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