Forwarding Ports on the Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I Router


What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I 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:

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Login to the Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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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 Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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How to Port Forward any port on the Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I router to save you time and hassle.

Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I router you should see the following:

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Click the Firewall Settings button near the top of the page.

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Click the Port Forwarding link near the left of the page.

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Use the IP Address box to choose a computer to forward ports to. This box contains a list of computer names that are visible on your network.

Select Custom Ports from the Application drop down box.

Use the Protocol drop down box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

Enter the port to forward into the Port box.

When you are finished, click the Add button.

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

And that's it! You're done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for any port on the Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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