Port Forwarding the Huawei HG556a Router for XBOX360 Gears of War

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Huawei HG556a 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:

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Login to the Huawei HG556a Router

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

How To Find Your Huawei HG556a Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Huawei HG556a router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Huawei HG556a 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 HG556a 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 HG556a Router Username is: vodafone

The Default Huawei HG556a Router Password is: vodafone

Click the Ok button to log in to your Huawei HG556a router.

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How to Port Forward XBOX360 Gears of War on the Huawei HG556a

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Huawei HG556a?

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 Huawei HG556a router to save you time and hassle.

Huawei HG556a Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Huawei HG556a router you should see the following:

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Click the Router link near the left of the page.

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

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Forward Ports 3074 on the Huawei HG556a

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. XBOX360 Gears of War requires you to forward the 3074 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the NAT management and port redirection menu and then click Add.

Application Protocol Source
port start
port end
Destination IP Destination
port start
port end
Delete Change

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for XBOX360 Gears of War on the Huawei HG556a 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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