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Configuring Router Port Forwarding for Personal Cloud

In most cases, your ix2 Network Storage attempts to automatically configure your router. However, if it
cannot, a message displays that your router is not configured for port forwarding, and you must manually
configure your router to forward a specific port to your ix2. Most routers refer to this as port forwarding,
application access, or virtual server. It is recommended that you refer to your router's documentation for
setting these values. When you set up port forwarding, you are allowing data to travel through your
Personal Cloud between your ix2 and trusted devices.
When you have selected a port value to forward for Personal Cloud, click
Cloud page, and enter your selected port number in the Personal Cloud settings dialog box. If you have
more than one Personal Cloud, you can enter a range of port values for your Personal Clouds. The range of
port values is 50500-50599. You must also port forward port 443 to enable https access to your ix2.

Router Port Forwarding

Some routers have a UPnP option. If you have a UPnP router, enabling this option allows the ix2 software
to automatically configure the correct forwarding ports. Otherwise, you must perform additional steps by
manually enabling port forwarding on your home network router. Port forwarding allows invited users to
connect remote computers or other ix2 devices outside of your local area network (LAN) as trusted
devices to the Personal Cloud on your network.
Port forwarding must be configured for both the network router on which the Personal Cloud is
configured, and any remote network from which trusted devices are accessing the Personal
Cloud.
The following steps are generic router settings. If you have never logged into your router before, you must
consult the manufacturer's documentation to find specific details such as default IP address, default
administrator account, and password.
1.
Log in to your router by entering its IP address in the browser's URL field from your computer. If
prompted, enter administrator account name and password.
2.
Navigate to the Port Forwarding configuration page. This is often related to Port Mapping,
Application, Virtual Server, or Gaming configuration options.
3.
Type in the desired application or service name. This is typically a blank or drop-down field where
you can type or choose a user-specified application or service name for the port you are
forwarding. Create a new entry with a value like "LenovoEMC Personal Cloud " in this field.
4.
Enter a port number for the Personal Cloud service in the range 50500-50599 in both the port start
and port end fields. Port number 50500 is the default. It should not be necessary to change this
value, but if you do, choose the next available port; for example, 50501. If you decide to choose a
port in the higher range, note that the Media Server uses the same range of ports, numbering
backwards from 50599.
5.
Repeat the previous step, using port 443 to enable https communication with your ix2.
6.
Enter the IP address of your ix2 which contains the Personal Cloud. The IP address displays on
the System Status page when you log into the device's web interface.
7.
Save the changed settings.
8.
Reboot the router if required.
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