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Simple Actiontec MI424WR Router Port Forwarding Instructions

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

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All Actiontec MI424WR Rev.C routers come equipped with a basic firewall to help protect your home network from unwanted connections coming from the Internet. A firewall works by blocking connections. Sometimes it becomes necessary to unblock or open these connections. This process is called opening a port or a port forward because you are forwarding a port through the firewall directly to a certain device on your home network.

To setup a port forward you need to:

  1. Create a static IP Address on whatever device or game console you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Login to your Actiontec MI424WR Rev.C router.
  3. Find the port forwarding section. To do that you need to:
    • Click the Firewall Settings button.
    • Click the Port Forwarding link.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

If these steps seem too difficult, don't worry, we will walk you through every step for your Actiontec MI424WR Rev.C 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.

  • Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you.
  • 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

Time to login to the Actiontec MI424WR Rev.C router. Your router has a web user interface, this means you need to login using a web browser.

It doesn't matter what browser you decide to use, simply pick your favorite. Some common options are Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

Go ahead and open up the web browser you chose and find the address bar. It will look something like this:

Do you see the address bar in the image above? It has in it. All you do is replace what is in that address bar with the router's IP Address, which can also be called the default gateway.

If you have changed the Actiontec MI424WR Rev.C router's IP Address in the past then you need to enter that IP Address in the address bar. If you don't remember what you changed it to or are unsure you can find the router's IP address with this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

The default Actiontec MI424WR Rev.C router IP Address is:

After entering the router's IP Address simply press the Enter key on your keyboard. If all goes as it should you will see the following screen:

Actiontec MI424-WR_Rev.C

If you see a Login screen prompting you for a username and password then you are on the right page.

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

Go ahead and enter the Actiontec MI424WR Rev.C username and password and click the OK button to access the web interface.

Username and Password Trouble

If you are being refused access to your router's interface because of an inaccurate username and/or password there are several things you can do:

  • You can try other default Actiontec usernames and passwords. Sometimes new firmware updates change the username and password. If this could be the case try some of these Default Actiontec Router Passwords.
  • If you are still unable to access your router it might be a good idea to try and guess what you think the password is. To automate the long process we have a Find Password App. It is completely safe to use as it cannot be used over the Internet. It only works on your local home network.
  • Finally if both of the above options did not work, it may be time to consider a reset. A factory reset like this erases all personal data and should only be considered after all other troubleshooting options are exhausted. If this is something you may need to do, check out our How to Reset a Router page.

Step 3

It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To do that you need to start from the first page:

Actiontec MI424-WR_Rev.C

First, select the option at the top of the page labeled Firewall Settings.

Actiontec MI424-WR_Rev.C

Next, look in the left sidebar. Click the option of Port Forwarding.

Actiontec MI424-WR_Rev.C 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 choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.

In the Application dropdown box select Custom Ports.

Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.

In the Port box put the port to forward.

After you are done click the Add button.

When you have finished, click the Apply button at the bottom of the page.

Check Your Work

Once you have finished forwarding all the ports you wanted for the Actiontec MI424WR Rev.C router you need to see if they forwarded correctly.

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