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Open a port on router Xyxel Prestige 791R

I need to open port 5060 in my router so my IP telephone software can work properly (Bria). Problem is, i cant find anything in the routers software that does this. All other routers i come across, this is easy. I cant change router because its a GHDSL router. Any ideas?
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Paer Toernell
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skca54Senior EngineerCommented:
Do you have a firewall inside the router?
ZyXEL Routers required NAT enabled for Port Forwarding. However if you are using the router in a bridge mode or similar enabling NAT will stop other services functioning. What else uses the SDSL - email etc?
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Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:
Hi,

Are you sure that port 5060 is blocked by the Xyxel box? I think that is a DSL Modem and it usually does not block any port. Make sure that the port is not blocked by any other firewall or other box in your network.
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Press2EscSystems IntegratorCommented:
The Zyxel Prestige 791R uses "rules" to open ports to a LAN device/server...  under NAT Setup (Menu 15 > 15.2 NAT Server Setup), set up a rule with a start & end port of 5060 to open up a firewall port to the ip-phone ip LAN address (192.168.x.x., etc)...  Be sure & save the config.  Since this ZyXEL model has a builtin DSL modem, you should be good to go with the IP phone...  
If you do have any issues with the phone, consider putting the IP-phone into the router's DMZ (no firewall).
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Paer ToernellAuthor Commented:
I don't think port forwarding is an option. Im using multiple IP telephones behind the router (6 phones) so incoming calls does not only come to one internal ip adress.

"router's DMZ" what is that? I never heard about it, and how do i do that?
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Paer ToernellAuthor Commented:
Is there no way i just can turn the firewall off?
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skca54Senior EngineerCommented:
Yes. The firewall can be turned off completely. Should be in the Firewall Menu.
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