Open Ports on Your Router for Tieline-G5

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS are:

Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS - Internet of Things

  • TCP: 8999, 9002, 9012
  • UDP: 8999-9003, 9010-9013, 9020-9023, 9030-9033, 9040-9043, 9050-9053

Forwarding Ports for Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

Find the IP Address of Your Router

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.

If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The way to forward a port is:

You probably will need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS:

List of Routers - Customized for Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS

That's all it takes to forward your ports for Tieline Genie Distribution / Merlin PLUS.

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