Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.
If you do not know your routers internal IP address please read our How To Find Your Routers IP Address guide.
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.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now. By default both the username and password are admin. Click the Ok button to log in to your router.Please visit our Default Router Passwords page if the username and password shown above do not work for you.
Click the Security link near the left of the page.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Firewall.
Remove the checkmark from the Enable Firewall checkbox.
Remove the checkmark from the Enable IP Address Filtering checkbox.
Remove the checkmark from the Enable Domain Filtering checkbox.
Remove the checkmark from the Enable MAC Address Filtering checkbox.
When you're finished, click Save 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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