Problem Mapping Ports with - Thomson Speedtouch 546vX

Following steps have to be taken. 1. Accessing the router via the Browser and its IP-Address (e.g.: 2. Enter your password (if you do not now the default password (e.g.: 1234) or you have forgotten your old password reset the router) 3. Go to the network configuration site and start to create 2 mappings for the IP-Address -UDP for ports 2700-27030 -UDP for ports 28960 -TCP for ports 27014-27050 4. Now you will recognize that tough you have specified the ports your applications won't be able to connect via these ports. The issue now is that tough specified as they should they don't work. We now need a workaround (Updating the firmware does not work either).
1 answer

Use Telnet to set up the mappings

Due to the fact that the interface seems broken you have to use telnet. Tough it establishes the same mappings via telnet they do! work.

Using telnet

=>service host add name myService
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=udp portrange 27000-27030
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=udp portrange=28960
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=tcp portrange 27014-27050
=>service host assign name myService host <>