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 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 Huawei HG8245 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:
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 HG8245 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.100.1.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.
Click the Login button to log in to your Huawei HG8245 router.
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.
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 HG8245 router to save you time and hassle.
Before we can forward ports for lphant, we need to figure out what ports lphant is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up lphant.
Close to the top of the lphant window there should be a row of buttons. Click this Options button in this row.
You should see a TCP Port box and an UDP Port box. Enter a random port into each of these boxes. It doesn't matter what ports you choose, but a port numbers between 10000 and 60000 would be a good idea. A higher numbered port is generally the best to use, because most ISP's do not block the higher numbered ports.
Please enter the port you chose for the TCP box into the box below.
Please enter the port you chose for the UDP box into the box below.
Now that you are logged in to your Huawei HG8245 router you should see the following:
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.
We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. lphant requires you to forward the AppFullPortsListTag ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Mapping Configuration menu and then click Apply.
You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Mapping Configuration page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Apply.
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for lphant on the Huawei HG8245 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.