Port Forwarding the Cisco Linksys-E3000 Router for Minecraft Server

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Cisco Linksys-E3000 router your device 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 device, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your device here:

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

Login to the Cisco Linksys-E3000 Router

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

How To Find Your Cisco Linksys-E3000 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Cisco Linksys-E3000 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Cisco Linksys-E3000 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 Cisco Linksys-E3000 router. By default the IP address should be set to

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

The Default Cisco Linksys-E3000 Router Username is: admin

The Default Cisco Linksys-E3000 Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your Cisco Linksys-E3000 router.

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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Cisco Linksys-E3000 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Cisco Linksys-E3000 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Minecraft Server on the Cisco Linksys-E3000

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Cisco Linksys-E3000?

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 router to save you time and hassle.

For information on how to host a Minecraft server, please check out our How to Host a Minecraft Server guide.

Cisco Linksys-E3000 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Cisco Linksys-E3000 router you should see the following:

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Click the Applications & Gaming link near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Single Port Forwarding or Port Range Forwarding.

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Forward Ports 25565 on the Cisco Linksys-E3000

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Minecraft Server requires you to forward the following ports: 25565. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Single Port Forwarding or Port Range Forwarding menu.

Single Port Forwarding      
Application Name  
External Port Internal Port Protocol To IP Address Enabled

When you're finished, click Save Settings 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 Minecraft Server on the Cisco Linksys-E3000 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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