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How to Open Ports in a Arris NVG468MQ Router

This is the open port guide for the Arris NVG468MQ 9.3.0h0d55 Frontier. We also have the following related guides:

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Your NVG468MQ router helps to protect your network by blocking incoming internet connections. This is an important feature that helps you to control which applications have access to your network. Sometimes you want to allow network access to a specific application in order to play a game, connect a device, or use an app. The Arris NVG468MQ can unblock certain incoming connections through port forwarding or by opening a port. You can open ports in your NVG468MQ by assigning specific ports to an IP address. Forwarding these ports directs incoming data to a specific device or application.

Follow the steps below to open ports in your Arris NVG468MQ router:

  1. On the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to, you will need to set up a static IP address.
  2. Login to your Arris NVG468MQ router.
  3. Make your way to the Port Forwarding section of the Arris NVG468MQ router.
    • Find the Firewall link at the top of the screen and click it.
    • Find the Port Forwarding link at the left of the screen and click it.
  4. Create a Port Forwarding entry.

The process of opening ports in your Arris NVG468MQ router may seem daunting. Remember, however, that you are not alone and do not have to feel discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening ports in your router. Let's get this figured out!

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Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address

In order to keep the ports in your router open, even after a reboot or disconnect, it is important to set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to.

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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 - Login To Your Arris Router

Log in to your Arris NVG468MQ router. To log in you will need to use a web browser since the Arris NVG468MQ uses a web interface to access router configurations.

Open up whichever internet browser that you are comfortable with. If you are not sure which one to use, then go ahead and open Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

To help with confusion, we have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your NVG468MQ Router

Once you have opened a web browser, find the address bar which is usually located at the top of the screen. The image below shows an example of this.

In the screenshot above you should see an address bar with the address of in it. This is your router's IP address, sometimes called the computer's default gateway.

The Arris NVG468MQ router's default IP address is:

Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.

Basic Authentication

Enter the username and password for the Arris NVG468MQ in the corresponding boxes. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.

  • The default Arris NVG468MQ Router Username is: admin
  • The default Arris NVG468MQ Router Password is: printed on router

To log in to your Arris NVG468MQ router, enter your username and password, and then click the Log In button.

Arris Usernames and Passwords

If the username and password did not work, go to our Default Arris Router Passwords page for help.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. **Note:**After resetting the Arris NVG468MQ router your username and password revert back to factory defaults.

Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section

You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Port Forwarding section on the home page of the Arris NVG468MQ router.


  • Click on the Firewall link at the top of the screen.
  • Click the Port Forwarding link, which can be found at the left of the screen.

You should now be on a page called Firewall - Port Forwarding.

port forwarding

Step 4 - Create A Port Forward Entry

Forwarding ports in your router creates a path that allows data to get through your network firewall and it is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. So make sure that it is really necessary for you to forward a port before actually doing so. However, the risk is very low, so do not let this warning stop you from making this change if you need to.

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:

  1. Choose Add device manually from the Select Device dropdown box.

  2. Find the Manually Add Device Address box and enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This can be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address for devices on your network that you want to forward ports for.

  3. Leave Public IP Address blank.

  4. Choose Custom from the Select Application dropdown box.

  5. Make up a name to put in the Application Name box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.

  6. In the Protocol dropdown box, select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. Choose Both if your router has that option. Otherwise, select either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have the Both option, then you need to create two entries.

  7. Enter the port number into the left Global Port Range and the right Global Port Range boxes to forward a single port. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left Global Port Range box and then enter the highest number of that range into the right Global Port Range box.

  8. In the Local Base Port box, enter the same values that you entered into the left Global Port Range box.

  9. Click the Add button at the bottom of the page when you are completely finished to apply these changes.

Test Your Ports To See If They Are Open

Use our Network Utilities software, (which includes a free Open Port Checker tool) to test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Arris NVG468MQ router correctly. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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