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How to Open Ports in a Actiontec MI424WR GEN2 Router

This is the open port guide for the Actiontec MI424WR GEN2 Rev.F. We also have the following related guides:

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Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F 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 MI424WR GEN2 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall Settings 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 MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F 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 MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F 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:

In the picture above the address bar has in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F 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:

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

Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F

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

  • The Default Actiontec MI424WR GEN2 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Actiontec MI424WR GEN2 Router Password is: password

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F 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 MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F 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 MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F

Click the Firewall Settings button near the top of the page.

Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F

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

Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F 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:

In the IP Address box to select a device or computer to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.

Choose Custom Ports from the Application dropdown box.

Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.

In the Port box type the port to forward.

Click the Add button when you are finished.

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 Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2_Rev.F 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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