Port Forwarding the Linksys RV082 Router for OpenVPN


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 Linksys RV082 router your computer 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 computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

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

Login to the Linksys RV082 Router

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

How To Find Your Linksys RV082 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Linksys RV082 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Linksys RV082 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 Linksys RV082 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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

The Default Linksys RV082 Router Username is: admin

The Default Linksys RV082 Router Password is: admin


Click the Ok button to log in to your Linksys RV082 router.


Default Usernames and Passwords for other Linksys Routers

Please visit our Default Linksys 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 Linksys RV082 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Linksys RV082 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward OpenVPN on the Linksys RV082


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Linksys RV082?

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 Linksys RV082 router to save you time and hassle.

Linksys RV082 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Linksys RV082 router you should see the following:

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Click the Setup link near the top of the page.

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

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Click the Service Management button.

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Forward Ports 1194 on the Linksys RV082

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. OpenVPN requires you to forward the 1194 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Service Management menu and then click Add to list.

Service Name
Protocol
Port Range
to


Forward Ports 1194 on the Linksys RV082

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Service Management page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Add to list.

Service Name
Protocol
Port Range
to

When you are finished, click the Save Setting button.

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Select the application you created using the Service drop down box. Then click Enable to enable it.

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

Click the Add to list button.

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 OpenVPN on the Linksys RV082 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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