Forwarding Ports on the Huawei HG8245 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 Huawei HG8245 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 HG8245 Router

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

How To Find Your Huawei HG8245 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Huawei HG8245 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Huawei HG8245 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 in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your Huawei HG8245 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 HG8245 Router Username is: telecomadmin

The Default Huawei HG8245 Router Password is: admintelecom

Click the Login button to log in to your Huawei HG8245 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 HG8245 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei HG8245 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward any port on the Huawei HG8245

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Huawei HG8245?

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 HG8245 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Huawei HG8245 router you should see the following:

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Click the Forward Rules link near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Port Mapping Configuration.

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Put a dot into the Custom radio button.

Select an available connection using the WAN Name drop down box.

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 External Start Port, External End Port, Internal Start Port and Internal End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range into the External Start Port and Internal Start Port boxes. Then enter the highest number of the range into the External End Port and Internal End Port boxes.

Enter the ip address to forward these ports to into the Internal Host box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your device, you should enter your device's ip address into that box.

Enter the name of the program into the Mapping 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 checkmark in the Enable Port Mapping checkbox.

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for any port on the Huawei HG8245 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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