Manage Port Forwarding to a Local Server for Services
and Applications
If a server is part of your network, 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 modem 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
modem router forwards all other incoming protocols (see Set Up a Default DMZ Server on page 142).
Forward Incoming Traffic for a Default Service or Application
You can forward traffic for a default service or application to a computer on your network.
To forward incoming traffic for a default service or application:
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.
The server computer must always receive the same IP address.To specify this setting, use the reserved
IP address feature. See Manage Reserved LAN IP Addresses on page 147.
3. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device device that is connected to the network.
4. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
5. Enter the modem 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.
6. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.
The Port Forwarding/Port Triggering page displays.
7. Make sure that the Port Forwarding radio button is selected.
8. From the Service Name menu, select the service or application.
If the service or application that you want to add is not in the list, create a port forwarding rule with a
custom service or application (see Add a Port Forwarding Rule With a Custom Service or Application
on page 190).
9. In the Server IP Address field, enter the IP address of the computer that must provide the service or
that runs the application.
10. Click the Add button.
Your settings are saved and the rule is added to the table.
Manage Port Forwarding and Port Triggering
Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7000v2
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