Port Forwarding the Zhone 1518-A1 Router for StrongDC++


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 Zhone 1518-A1 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:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Zhone 1518-A1 Router

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

How To Find Your Zhone 1518-A1 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Zhone 1518-A1 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Zhone 1518-A1 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 Zhone 1518-A1 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 Zhone 1518-A1 Router Username is: admin

The Default Zhone 1518-A1 Router Password is: admin


Click the Log In button to log in to your Zhone 1518-A1 router.


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How to Port Forward StrongDC++ on the Zhone 1518-A1


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Zhone 1518-A1?

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 Zhone 1518-A1 router to save you time and hassle.

Before we can forward ports for StrongDC++, we need to figure out what ports StrongDC++ is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up StrongDC++.

In the menu at the top of your screen click the File option. In the list the drops down click the Settings link.

There should be a list of options on the left hand side of the window that poped up. Click the Connection Settings option in this list. Put a dot into the Firewall with Manual Port Forwarding radio button. You should see a TCP box and an UDP box. Enter a random port into each of these boxes. It doesn't matter what ports you choose, but a port numbers between 10000 and 60000 would be a good idea. A higher numbered port is generally the best to use, because most ISP's do not block the higher numbered ports. Please enter the port you chose for the TCP box into the box below.

StrongDC++'s port for incoming TCP connections

Please enter the port you chose for the UDP box into the box below.

StrongDC++'s port for incoming UDP connections

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Now that you are logged in to your Zhone 1518-A1 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced link near the top 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 bottom of the page.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Zhone 1518-A1

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. StrongDC++ requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu.

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

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


Forward User Defined Port on the Zhone 1518-A1

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Forwarding page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

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 StrongDC++ on the Zhone 1518-A1 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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