Hi friends, I had been requesting for help and searching all over the internet on how to configure the BSNL Wireless Router (Siemens SL2-141) to enable Port Forwarding. The uTorrent downloads were not active and I had the infamous RED exclamation mark that shows an Error in incoming connections.
The other routers supplied by BSNL is easy to configure, all you need to do is login as admin(with password admin) to the router menu(192.168.1.1 IP address mostly), and add a Virtual Server(which is given under Advanced Options). From there we can name our service as "uTorrent" (any name) and add our computer's IP address(make it static, just give an IP address that comes under your routers internally assigned IP) plus the port to be forwarded(which u can get from uTorrent).
But, it was difficult to configure this particular router as the Router Configuration menu did not give an Advanced option even if I log in as an admin user. I tried to login using a fictious superuser, but it did not work.
But finally, I solved it and now, I am able to get the incoming connections in my uTorrent and the upload also works fine. I have the green check mark to my relief
How did I do it?
I used the TELNET option and configured the Router. It is a very simple procedure and far more easier. IT WORKS FOR ALL THE ROUTERS, NO MATTER WHAT EVER THE MAKE IS
How to do it?
1. Get HyperTerminal, you can find it from Start>Accessories>Communication (for Windows users)
2. A "New Connection" window will open uip asking you to enter a name and choose an icon for the connection. You can give any name here and choose any icon. If the window doesn't pop up, then click on File>New Conncetion.
3. In the next window choose the "Connect Using" option as "TCP/IP(Winsock)" [Very Important] and then choose the Host address as 192.168.1.1(the router IP address) and the Port as 23.
4.It will take you to the Login menu, enter the login and password as "admin"(when you type the password, it won't show any asterisk or any other character, keep on typing)
5.Thats it, we are now in the Advanced Options of the Router setup.
6. Enter the menu option 6 that corresponds to NAT to enter the NAT configuration
7.It gives you 3 options and from that choose Virtual Server(ie, 1) and then choose Add
8. You can give any service name here, i gave the name as uTorrent and for Protocol choose the option 0(Zero - for tcp and udp)
9. The External Start port, end port, Internal Start port, end port > Enter it exactly same as the port given in uTorrent.(yes, all four) [I am not very sure about the exact value to give, but it worked for me when i entered the same port in uTorrent for all four port settings]
10. Give the internal IP address as your computer's IP address [I set my computer's IP address as 192.168.1.2]
11. Now, the router will save the information and you can exit (by hitting 4 and then 3) and then reboot the router by pressing 13. It will show some process kills and then after 30secs-1min, it will reboot. Wait for 1 minute and then login to the router again(By using HyperTerminal, follow steps 1, 2,3,4)
12. Now, check in the uTorrent, if its accepting the connections and is forwarding the Port. It should work for most of you out there
13. If it does not, then, go to NAT setup through the HyperTerminal again, and go to DMZ and choose Configure and give you computer's IP address. The network traffic will be open. Make sure that you have a good antivirus and a firewall installed in your computer. You can give the Firewall exception for uTorrent though. I suggest downloading and installing Avast! Antivirus for that.