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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Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.
It's ok if you don't know your BT BTHomeHub router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:
Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.
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 BT BTHomeHub router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.254.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.
Click the Ok button to log in to your BT BTHomeHub router.
Please visit our Default BT 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 BT BTHomeHub router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your BT BTHomeHub router back to its factory settings.
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 BT BTHomeHub router to save you time and hassle.
Now that you are logged in to your BT BTHomeHub router you should see the following:
Click the Advanced link near the left of the page.
Click the Continue to Advanced link near the center of the page.
The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Application Sharing.
Click the click here link near the center of the page.
Enter the name of the program into the Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded would be a good idea.
Put a dot into the Manual Entry of Port Maps radio button.
Click the Next button.
Use the Protocol drop down box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the top Translate To, Port Range and the bottom Port Range boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the top Translate To, Port Range box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the bottom Port Range box.
When you are finished, click the Add button.
Click the Apply button near the top of the page.
Use the Device box to choose a computer to forward ports to. This box contains a list of computer names that are visible on your network.
Select the application you created using the Game or Application drop down box. Then click Add to enable it.
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for any port on the BT BTHomeHub you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.