Port Forwarding the ZTE ZXDSL831v2 Router for Microsofts Flight Simulator X


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2 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:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the ZTE ZXDSL831v2 Router

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

How To Find Your ZTE ZXDSL831v2 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your ZTE ZXDSL831v2 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The ZTE ZXDSL831v2 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 ZXDSL831v2 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 ZTE ZXDSL831v2 Router Username is: admin

The Default ZTE ZXDSL831v2 Router Password is: admin


Click the Ok button to log in to your ZTE ZXDSL831v2 router.


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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 ZXDSL831v2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your ZTE ZXDSL831v2 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward Microsofts Flight Simulator X on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2


Having trouble forwarding ports on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2?

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 ZTE ZXDSL831v2 router to save you time and hassle.

ZTE ZXDSL831v2 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your ZTE ZXDSL831v2 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

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Click the NAT link near the left of the page.

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

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Click the Add button near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 3783 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Microsofts Flight Simulator X requires you to forward the 3783,6073,6500,6515,6667,13139,23456,27900,28900,29900-29901 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Apply.

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 6500 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 6515 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 6667 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 13139 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 27900 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 28900 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 29900-29901 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 6073 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 6515 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 13139 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 23456 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:


Forward Ports 27900 on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2

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

Service Name:
Select from the following list:
Customized service:
 
Protocol:
External port:
Internal port:
Internal server IP address:

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Microsofts Flight Simulator X on the ZTE ZXDSL831v2 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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