The Default Firewalling Guide for the Cisco Linksys-X2000

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the router your computer needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:


Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

192.168.1. <-- Don't Skip This Step!

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default Router Username is: admin

The Default Router Password is: blank


Click the Ok button to log in to your router.


Default Usernames and Passwords for other Routers

Please visit our Default Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.

If you can't login to your router because you forgot your router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your router back to its factory settings.


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Click the Security link near the top of the page.

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Put a dot into the IPv4 SPI Firewall Protection Disable radio button.

Remove the checkmark from the Filter Anonymous Internet Requests checkbox.

Remove the checkmark from the Filter Multicast checkbox.

Remove the checkmark from the Filter Internet NAT Redirection for IPv4 Internet Only checkbox.

Remove the checkmark from the Filter IDENT(Port 113) checkbox.

Remove the checkmark from the Proxy checkbox.

Remove the checkmark from the Java checkbox.

Remove the checkmark from the ActiveX checkbox.

Remove the checkmark from the Cookies checkbox.

When you're finished, click Save Settings near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!


To test if your port has been properly opened, you can use our Port Checker tool.

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