Port Forwarding the Microsoft MN-500 Router for XBOX360 Mass Effect 3


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Microsoft MN-500 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:

192.168.2 <-- Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Microsoft MN-500 Router

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

How To Find Your Microsoft MN-500 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Microsoft MN-500 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Microsoft MN-500 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 Microsoft MN-500 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.2.1.

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You should see a box prompting you for your Microsoft MN-500 password. Enter the password now.

The Default Microsoft MN-500 Router Password is: Admin


Click the Log On button to log in to your Microsoft MN-500 router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Microsoft MN-500 router password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Microsoft MN-500 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward XBOX360 Mass Effect 3 on the Microsoft MN-500


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Microsoft MN-500?

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 Microsoft MN-500 router to save you time and hassle.

Microsoft MN-500 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Microsoft MN-500 router you should see the following:

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Click the Security link near the left of the page.

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Click the Port Forwarding link near the center of the page.

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Click the Set up persistent port forwarding link near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 3074 on the Microsoft MN-500

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. XBOX360 Mass Effect 3 requires you to forward the following ports: 3074. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Persistent Port Forwarding menu.

Enable Description Inbound port Type Private IP address Private port

- 192.168.2. -


Forward Ports 3074 on the Microsoft MN-500

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Persistent Port Forwarding page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

Enable Description Inbound port Type Private IP address Private port

- 192.168.2. -

When you're finished, click Apply 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 Mass Effect 3 on the Microsoft MN-500 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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