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Set up port forwarding

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Ports let programs on your computer connect to other computers on the Internet.

When you forward a port, you allow other computers or devices to connect to your computer over your Internet connection, generally for the purpose of gaming, file sharing or connecting to wireless devices like CCTV.

To set up port forwarding you'll need to go into your router's settings and add the port forwarding details for the application you want to use. If you're setting up port forwarding to another device, like a wireless camera, you'll also need to reserve an IP address, select your router from the below list for step by step instructions.

Which router do I have?

Your router's make and model is on the sticker on the back of your router. The make comes first (e.g. Huawei) followed by the model (e.g. HG633).

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page.
  2. Login with your router username and password; these are on the sticker underneath the removable settings card on back of your Wi-Fi Hub.
  3. Click the See internet settings button on the Dashboard page.
  4. Now click the Manage advanced settings button.
  5. Select Access Control.
  6. Select the Add Rule tab and scroll down to Add Rules Manually.
  7. Type in the port forwarding details for your chosen application or device.

 

OR

 

  1. Select the Games & Applications tab and choose from the preconfigured rules.
  2. When you’ve entered all of your details, click the Add button.
  3. To finish, click the Apply button.

Step 1 - Login to your router's settings

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page.
  2. Enter your router username and password:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: this is on the sticker on the back of your router.

 

Step 2 - Reserve an IP address

  1. Select Settings from the top menu bar.
  2. Select Network (LAN) from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Advanced Settings.
  4. Under DHCP Table, click Add Rule.
  5. Select the internal IP address you want to use.
  6. Type in the MAC address of the device you want to map to the internal IP address.
  7. Click Apply.

 

Step 3 - Set up port forwarding

  1. Select Features from the top menu bar.
  2. Select Application from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Add Rule.
  4. In the Name field, enter the name of the application.
  5. Enter the lowest required trigger port number in the Trigger Port Start field.
  6. Enter the highest required trigger port number in the Trigger Port End field (for a single port, this number may be the same value as the Trigger Port Start).
  7. In the Trigger Traffic Protocol Type field, enter either All Protocol, UDP or TCP depending on the application.
  8. In the Open Port field, enter the port number that needs to be open.
  9. In the Open Traffic Protocol Type field, enter either All Protocol, UDP or TCP depending on the application.
  10. Click Apply.

Step 1 - Log into your router's settings

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page.
  2. Now type in your username and password (these are case-sensitive):
  • Username: admin
  • Password: this is on the sticker on the back of your router.

 

Step 2 - Reserve an IP address

  1. Select Home Network from the top menu bar.
  2. Select LAN Interface in the Home Network section.
  3. Under DHCP reservation, click Create new static IP address.
  4. Select your device or enter the device details.
  5. Click the Save button when you're finished.

 

Step 3 - Set up port forwarding

  1. Select Internet from the top menu bar.
  2. Choose Port Forwarding.
  3. Under Port Mapping, select New Port Mapping.
  4. Enter a name for this rule in the Mapping Name field.
  5. Choose your application. If your application is not listed, click Add port mapping application.
  6. At the bottom of the application list, choose New.
  7. Enter the name of the application.
  8. Enter the start and end ports you want to open. Keep the number of external ports to a minimum. The internal and external port settings should be kept the same if possible to avoid conflicts.
  9. When you're finished, click Save.

Step 1 - Login to your router's settings

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page.
  2. Now type in your username and password (these are case-sensitive):
  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

 

Step 2 - Reserve an IP address

  1. Click the Advanced tab in the left-hand menu.
  2. Click Ok when you see the warning box for advanced users.
  3. Select LAN Setup from the left-hand menu.
  4. In the DHCP Table section, type in your device’s MAC address and set the status to Static.
  5. Click the Save Settings button.

 

Step 3 - Set up port forwarding

  1. Click Advanced in the top toolbar.
  2. Click Virtual Server in the left-hand menu.
  3. Enter the details for your chosen application. You can find these at portforwarding.com, just go to their list of programs and find your application.
  4. Copy and paste the details into the relevant boxes on your router settings page.
  5. If you need to forward the port to a specific device or PC, type in the IP address in the internal IP field.
  6. Click the Add/Apply button when you’re done.

Step 1 - Login to your router's settings

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page.
  2. Now type in your username and password (these are case-sensitive):
  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

 

Step 2 - Reserve an IP address

  1. Click the Advanced tab in the left-hand menu.
  2. Click Ok when you see the warning box for advanced users.
  3. Select LAN Setup from the left-hand menu.
  4. In the DHCP Table section, type in your device’s MAC address and set the status to Static.
  5. Click the Save Settings button.

 

Step 3 - Set up port forwarding

  1. Click the Advanced tab in the top menu bar.
  2. Enter the details for your chosen application. You can find these at portforwarding.com, just go to their list of programs and find your application.
  3. When you're happy, click the Apply button to save your changes.

 

tt_icon-pdf If your router isn't listed above, check out portforwarding.com or the router manufacturer's website for more information.

 

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