Port Forwarding the Huawei B683 Router for FTP

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 Huawei B683 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:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Huawei B683 Router

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

How To Find Your Huawei B683 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Huawei B683 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Huawei B683 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 Huawei B683 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 Huawei B683 Router Username is: admin

The Default Huawei B683 Router Password is: admin

Click the Login button to log in to your Huawei B683 router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Huawei Routers

Please visit our Default Huawei 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 Huawei B683 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei B683 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward FTP on the Huawei B683

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Huawei B683?

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.

Huawei B683 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Huawei B683 router you should see the following:

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Click the Settings button near the top of the page.

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Click the Security button near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.

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Forward Ports 21 on the Huawei B683

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. FTP requires you to forward the 21 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Apply.

Name: Status:
Common Port: WAN Port:
LAN Port: LAN IP Address:

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for FTP on the Huawei B683 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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