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How to open a port on the Acer Wlan GRU2

Acer WlanGRU2 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 Acer Wlan GRU2 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced link.
    • Click on Filters.
    • Display-->FilteringText
    • 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 Acer WlanGRU2 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 guide to setup a static IP address.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Acer WlanGRU2 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:


192.168.62.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.62.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Acer WlanGRU2 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: 192.168.62.1

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

Acer WlanGRU2 Screenshot 1

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

  • The Default Acer WlanGRU2 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Acer WlanGRU2 Router Password is: password

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Acer WlanGRU2 router.

Acer Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Acer WlanGRU2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Acer WlanGRU2 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:

Acer WlanGRU2 Screenshot 2

Click the Advanced link near the right of the page.

Acer WlanGRU2 Screenshot 3

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Filters.

Acer WlanGRU2 Screenshot 4

This page lets you block traffic into and out of your router. We need to make sure that the ports you are forwarding are not shown on this page. Remember, I am showing you how to use the page so you can remove the ports you are forwarding from it. Your port forwarding configuration will not work if the ports you are forwarding are on this page. Make sure that a port range here does not contain the ports you are forwarding. I'm going to go over the boxes on this page. The Filtering Layer drop down box will generally be set to Port Filtering to filter ports. The Proto Num box will be grayed out, so we will not do anything with it. The Direction drop down allows you to select traffic coming into or going out of your network. The Private Port Range box will let you enter the ports to block. The lowest port number in the range should go into the box on the left. The highest port number in the range should go into the box on the right. If you only plan on blocking one port enter that port number into both of these boxes. Use the Protocol drop down box to select the port protocol of the blocked ports.

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

Acer WlanGRU2 Screenshot 5
Step 4

Now we are ready to enter some data in your router. In order to show you exactly how to configure your router we need you to answer 2 questions:

Application :
IP Address :

(The IP Address to forward to should be the same "static ip address" that you setup above)

Our router simulator shows you exactly what data to enter in your router based on your choices above. We are currently showing the ports for XBox Live. You should fill out the boxes in the router as you see them here:

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 for on the Acer WlanGRU2 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 Utilites 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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