Port Forwarding the ZyXEL Prestige964 Router for BitComet


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 ZyXEL Prestige964 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:

192.168.1. <-- Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the ZyXEL Prestige964 Router

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

How To Find Your ZyXEL Prestige964 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your ZyXEL Prestige964 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The ZyXEL Prestige964 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 ZyXEL Prestige964 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 ZyXEL Prestige964 Router Username is: webadmin

The Default ZyXEL Prestige964 Router Password is: 1234


Click the Ok button to log in to your ZyXEL Prestige964 router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your ZyXEL Prestige964 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your ZyXEL Prestige964 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward BitComet on the ZyXEL Prestige964


Having trouble forwarding ports on the ZyXEL Prestige964?

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 ZyXEL Prestige964 router to save you time and hassle.

BitComet chooses a random port to listen on when you install it. Before we can forward ports for BitComet, we need to find out what port BitComet is using. Go ahead and open BitComet.

In the menu at the top of your screen, click Options. Clicking Options will cause a menu to drop down. In this new menu click Preferences.

In the menu on the left the top option Connection should be selected. On the right hand side of this window you should see a Listen Port option. That is the port that you need to forward. You can change it if you like. Please enter the listen port below.

BitComet's Listen Port:

There is one more thing we need to do. We need to shut off the UPNP of BitComet.

In the menu on the left hand side under Advanced, click Connection. There should be an Enable UPnP Port Mapping(XP only) checkbox on the right hand side. Make sure it is unchecked.

ZyXEL Prestige964 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your ZyXEL Prestige964 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Forwarding.

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Forward User Defined Port on the ZyXEL Prestige964

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

Local IP Adr Start Port End Port Protocol Enabled
192.168.1.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom 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 BitComet on the ZyXEL Prestige964 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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