Port Forwarding the Linksys WAG54GS Router for XBOX360 Madden NFL 06


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Linksys WAG54GS 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 WAG54GS Router

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

How To Find Your Linksys WAG54GS Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Linksys WAG54GS router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Linksys WAG54GS 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 WAG54GS 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 WAG54GS Router Username is: blank

The Default Linksys WAG54GS Router Password is: admin


Click the Ok button to log in to your Linksys WAG54GS router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Linksys WAG54GS router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Linksys WAG54GS router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward XBOX360 Madden NFL 06 on the Linksys WAG54GS


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Linksys WAG54GS?

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 WAG54GS router to save you time and hassle.

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Now that you are logged in to your Linksys WAG54GS router you should see the following:

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Click the Applications & Gaming link near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Single Port Forwarding or Port Range Forwarding.

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Forward Ports 3074 on the Linksys WAG54GS

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. XBOX360 Madden NFL 06 requires you to forward the following ports: 3074. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Single Port Forwarding or Port Range Forwarding menu.

Application External Port Internal Port Protocol IP Address Enabled
192.168.1.

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 XBOX360 Madden NFL 06 on the Linksys WAG54GS 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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