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How to Open and Forward Ports on Your Router

Noemi Balogh
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If you consider hosting your BIMcloud for external connection as well, you need to make sure to set the environment to fulfill some requirements. One of them is to make it possible for Archicad client computers to access certain ports on the server computer to communicate with BIMcloud.

By default, you need to open the following ports:

  • BIMcloud Manager: 22000
  • BIMcloud Server: 22001
  • CodeMeter: 22350
Additional ports you may need to open are:
  • Delta Cache: 9921
  • LDAP: 389 (If you use an active directory for user authentication in BIMcloud.)
  • SMTP: 25 (In case you set up your own email preferences in BIMcloud.)

To set port forwarding, you will also need your server computer’s IP address. If you are not familiar with your settings, check out your IP address with WhatsMyIP.

Here below you can find some help for the most common router manufacturers available on the market:

Asus

Asus routers have a dedicated admin site to manage their settings, which is usually available from one of the following addresses:

The default username and password are admin. Use these credentials to log in to your router’s settings.

Once you are logged in, go to the menu on the left side and in the Advanced Settings, choose the WAN option. Now you will see further menu items on the top side of the window, please select the Virtual Server / Port Forwarding option.

Please note that in Asus routers, when you set port forwarding, you open the affected ports on the router as well.

Here you can find an example:

Basic Config

Enable Port Forwarding: Yes

Famous Server List: HTTP

Port Forwarding List (Max Limit : 64)

Service Name: BIMcloud

Port Range: 22000-22400

Local IP: 192.125.63.128

Local Port: leave it blank

Protocol: TCP

Press Apply to apply settings. You can find more information on Asus’ official site.

Belkin

Belkin routers have a dedicated admin site to manage their settings, which is usually available from one of the following addresses:

The default username is admin. Password should be left blank by default. Use these credentials to log in to your router’s settings.

Once you are logged in, go to the menu on the left side and in Firewall, choose the Virtual Servers option.

Please note that in Belkin routers, when you set port forwarding, you open the affected ports on the router as well.

Here you can find an example:

Enable: tick in

Description: BIMcloud

Inbound port: 22000 – 22400

Type: TCP

Private IP address: 192.125.63.128

Private port: 22000 – 22400

You can find more information on Belkin’s official site.

D-Link

D-Link routers have a dedicated admin site to manage their settings, which is usually available from one of the following addresses:

The default username is admin. Password should be left blank by default. Use these credentials to log in to your router’s settings.

Once you are logged in, you will see your current network settings. Click on the “Manual Setup” button to get into the settings. On the top menu bar, select Advanced, then on the left side menu, click on Advanced Port Forwarding Rules.

Please note that in D-Link routers, when you set port forwarding, you open the affected ports on the router as well.

Here you can find an example:

First checkbox enables the rule.

Name: BIMcloud

IP Address: 192.125.63.128

Public Port: 22000 – 22400

Traffic Type: TCP

You can find more information on D-Link’s official site.

Linksys

Linksys routers have a dedicated admin site to manage their settings, which is usually available from the 192.168.1.1 address.

The default username and password are admin. Use these credentials to log in to your router’s settings.

Once you are logged in, go to the menu on the left side and in the Router Settings, choose the Security Tool. In this setting, on the top menu bar, select Apps and Gaming, then go to Port Range Forwarding.

Please note that in Linksys routers, when you set port forwarding, you open the affected ports on the router as well.

Here you can find an example:

Application name: BIMcloud

Start - End Port: 22000 – 22400

Protocol: TCP

Device IP#: 192.125.63.128

Enabled: tick in

You can find more information on Linksys’ official site.

TP-Link

TP-Link routers have a dedicated admin site to manage their settings, which is usually available from one of the following addresses:

The default username and password can be found on the bottom of the device. Use these credentials to log in to your router’s settings.

Once you are logged in, go to the menu on the left side and choose “Forwarding” and select the “Virtual Server” option. Click the “Add New” button and enter your settings. Click on “Save” when you are done.

Please note that in TP-Link routers, when you set port forwarding, you open the affected ports on the router as well.

Here you can find an example:

Service Port: 22000 – 22400 (range of ports to be opened)

IP Address: 192.125.63.128 (IP address of the BIMcloud host computer)

Protocol: TCP

Status: Enabled

Common Service Port: HTTP

You can find more information on TP Links’ official site.

Router provided by the internet provider

Many internet providers offer their own built-in solution as a router for their customers. If you use a solution like this, please contact your internet provider to help you with the necessary settings.

My router manufacturer was not listed above

Please search for your router’s manual to find the exact way to open the necessary ports for your BIMcloud.

Possible keywords for settings: port forwarding, virtual server and manufacture’s name

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