Port Forwarding to a Local Server
If your home network includes a server, you can allow certain types of incoming traffic to reach the server.
For example, you might want to make a local web server, FTP server, or game server visible and available
to the Internet.
The router can forward incoming traffic with specific protocols to computers on your local network.You can
specify the servers for applications and you can also specify a default DMZ server to which the router
forwards all other incoming protocols.
Set Up Port Forwarding to a Local Server
To forward specific incoming protocols:
1. Decide which type of service, application, or game you want to provide.
2. Find the local IP address of the computer on your network that will provide the service.
You can usually find this information by contacting the publisher of the application or user groups or
news groups.
The server computer must always use the same IP address.
3. Assign the server computer a reserved IP address.
See Manage Reserved LAN IP Addresses on page 53.
4. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the network.
5. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
6. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are
The BASIC Home page displays.
7. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
The Port Forwarding / Port Triggering page displays.
8. Leave the Port Forwarding radio button selected as the service type.
9. From the Service Name menu, select the service name.
If the service that you want to add is not in the menu, create a custom service. See Add a Custom Port
Forwarding Service on page 125.
10. In the Server IP Address field, enter the IP address of the computer that will provide the service.
11. Click the Add button.
The service displays in the menu.
Customize Internet Traffic Rules for Ports
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