Port Forwarding the ZyXEL HS-100W Router for PS3 Need for Speed Carbon


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the ZyXEL HS-100W 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 ZyXEL HS-100W Router

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

How To Find Your ZyXEL HS-100W Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your ZyXEL HS-100W router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The ZyXEL HS-100W 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 ZyXEL HS-100W 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 ZyXEL HS-100W Router Username is: admin

The Default ZyXEL HS-100W Router Password is: admin


Click the Ok button to log in to your ZyXEL HS-100W router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your ZyXEL HS-100W router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your ZyXEL HS-100W router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward PS3 Need for Speed Carbon on the ZyXEL HS-100W


Having trouble forwarding ports on the ZyXEL HS-100W?

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 ZyXEL HS-100W router to save you time and hassle.

ZyXEL HS-100W Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your ZyXEL HS-100W router you should see the following:

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Click the SUA/NAT link near the left of the page.

Click the SUA Server link near the top of the page.

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Forward Ports 5223 on the ZyXEL HS-100W

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. PS3 Need for Speed Carbon requires you to forward the following ports: 5223,3478,3479,3658. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the SUA/NAT menu.

# Active Name Start Port End Port Server IP Address
1


Forward Ports 3478 on the ZyXEL HS-100W

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

# Active Name Start Port End Port Server IP Address
2


Forward Ports 3479 on the ZyXEL HS-100W

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

# Active Name Start Port End Port Server IP Address
3


Forward Ports 3658 on the ZyXEL HS-100W

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

# Active Name Start Port End Port Server IP Address
4

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 PS3 Need for Speed Carbon on the ZyXEL HS-100W 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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