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Forwarding Ports in a 3com WL522 Router

3com WL522 routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

The basic process to open a port is:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your 3com WL522 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall link.
    • Click the Virtual Servers link.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your 3com WL522 router.



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Step 1

It is important to setup a static ip address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your 3com WL522 router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:


192.168.1.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your 3com WL522 router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to: 192.168.1.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

3com WL522

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The Default 3com WL522 Router Username is:
  • The Default 3com WL522 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your 3com WL522 router.

3com Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default 3com Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your 3com WL522 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your 3com WL522 router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:

3com WL522

Click the Firewall link near the left of the page.

3com WL522

Click the Virtual Servers link near the top of the page.

3com WL522 port forward

Step 4

Here are the ports to forward for Xbox Live:

TCP Ports:3074
UDP Ports:3074

If you are looking for the ports for a different application you can find it by either:

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the LAN IP Address box. Note that if you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box instead.

You need to name this entry in the Description box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol Type box.

Enter the port to forward into both the LAN Port and the Public Port boxes.

Enable the Enabled checkbox by putting a check in it.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the 3com WL522 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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