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How To Setup Port Forwarding On Apple Router?

To setup Port forwarding on the Apple router, there are certain steps that need to be implemented in the same order. If you find any problem, you can ask the experts. They will answer your queries in the best possible manner. The process to setup port forwarding on apple router is same for all the router models.

One of the major challenges in using the port forwarding is quirking with the different routers. But if we talk of, Mac Ecosystem, then it is quite unique because it has its own port forwarding process and own version of UPnP.

Most of the steps for setting up port forwarding on Apple router are available online and tried by most of the experts. They find the steps helpful and useful on their device.

Note: In order to setup port forwarding on the Apple Router Setup, you need an ‘AirPort Utility’ on Mac with the latest version installed and proper internet connection with the Apple router. You must not use it in bridge mode. It should be DHCP/NAT mode.

Step 1st: Open Airport Utility

This is first and the foremost step to setup port forwarding. You need to open ‘AirPort utility’ from Mac. You can find it under ‘Applications’. Go to ‘utilities’. The AirPort Utility app version should be higher than 6.3.

Step 2nd: Open AirPort/AirPort Extreme

After opening the AirPort utility, you will find the following message on the screen. If you have a password, you need to click on ‘Edit’ button as shown on the screen.

Step 3rd: Ensure that you are using DHCP and NAT on the router

After entering into the login window, you need to open the ‘Network tab’. From the Router Mode dropdown menu, click on ‘DHCP and NAT’. Select NAT but not bridge mode.

Step 4th: Setup Port forwarding on the Router

Click on ‘+’ symbol from the port settings and check the options available on the screen.

Do the following settings:

  • Firewall entry type: IPv4 port mapping.
  • Description: Personal internet sharing.
  • Public and private ports: These ports are for the camera. If you want to check these ports, then open the app from ‘camera settings’. Go to ‘Network section’. Use the same name for UDP and TCP.
  • Private IP address: This is internal IP of your system listed in the app as well.
  • Click ‘Save’ and then update the software.

Once you come back to the home screen, you need to check whether the camera is set for external access or not. You can check by turning on the mobile network. The camera will then get displayed.

Step 5th: Enabling Apple NAT-PMP service

This is an optional step. You can try this step. It all depends on your choice. For further queries, you can send mail to experts.

Some users have already tried this step and they find this step helpful.

After returning to the ‘AirPort Utility’ page, go to ‘Network tab’ and follow the settings to configure Apple Time Capsule Setup NAT-PMP feature for auto-configuration.

Check the screen with a message on it.

Click on ‘Enable NAT port mapping’.

Click ‘Save’ and ‘Update’.

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