Port Forwarding the ZTE ZXDSL831 Router for Access Remote PC

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the ZTE ZXDSL831 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:

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

Login to the ZTE ZXDSL831 Router

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

How To Find Your ZTE ZXDSL831 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your ZTE ZXDSL831 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The ZTE ZXDSL831 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 ZTE ZXDSL831 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 ZTE ZXDSL831 Router Username is: ZXDSL

The Default ZTE ZXDSL831 Router Password is: ZXDSL

Click the Ok button to log in to your ZTE ZXDSL831 router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other ZTE Routers

Please visit our Default ZTE 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 ZTE ZXDSL831 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your ZTE ZXDSL831 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Access Remote PC on the ZTE ZXDSL831

Having trouble forwarding ports on the ZTE ZXDSL831?

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.

ZTE ZXDSL831 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your ZTE ZXDSL831 router you should see the following:

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Click the Services button near the top of the page.

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Select NAT Rule Entry from the NAT Options drop down box.

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Click the Add button near the bottom of the page.

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Forward Ports 34012 on the ZTE ZXDSL831

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Access Remote PC requires you to forward the 34012 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the NAT Rule - Add menu and then click Submit.

Nat Rule Information
Rule Flavor:     
Rule ID:     
IF Name:     
Local Address From:     
Local Address To:     
Global Address From:     
Global Address To:     
Destination Port From:        
Destination Port To:        
Local Port:        
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Click the Close button near the bottom of the page.

Click the IP Filter link near the top of the page.

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Select Low from the Security Level drop down box.

Select Accept from the Public Default Action, Private Default Action and DMZ Default Action drop down box.

Click the Submit button near the bottom of the page.

Click the Admin button near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Commit & Reboot.

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Click the Commit button near the bottom of the page.

Click the Reboot button near the bottom of the page.

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Access Remote PC on the ZTE ZXDSL831 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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