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Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the Actiontec F2250 Router

Actiontec F2250 - Frontier 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 Actiontec F2250 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall button.
    • Click the Port Forwarding link.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Actiontec F2250 - Frontier 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 Actiontec F2250 - Frontier 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:


192.168.254.254

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.254.254 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Actiontec F2250 - Frontier 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: 192.168.254.254

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

Actiontec F2250 - Frontier Login

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

  • The Default Actiontec F2250 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Actiontec F2250 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Actiontec F2250 - Frontier router.

Actiontec Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Actiontec F2250 - Frontier router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Actiontec F2250 - Frontier 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:

Actiontec F2250 - Frontier Main

Click the Firewall button near the top of the page.

Actiontec F2250 - Frontier Firewall Summary

Click the Port Forwarding link near the left of the page.

Actiontec F2250 - Frontier Port Forwarding

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:

Use the Select Application dropdown box to choose Custom.

Put a name for this forward in the Application Name box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you.

In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.

If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Global Start Port and the End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Global Start Port box and the highest number of that range into the End Port box.

In the Local Base Port box enter the port to forward.

From the Select Device dropdown box pick Manually Enter Local IP Address.

Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the Local IP Address box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

Click the Add Rule and Apply button when you are all done.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Actiontec F2250 - Frontier 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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