Your 4G-AC68U 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 Asus 4G-AC68U can unblock certain incoming connections through port forwarding or by opening a port. You can open ports in your 4G-AC68U by assigning specific ports to an IP address. Forwarding these ports directs incoming data to a specific device or application.
To open a port in your Asus 4G-AC68U router, follow these important steps:
- On the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to, you will need to set up a static IP address.
- Go ahead and log in to your Asus 4G-AC68U router.
- Make your way to the Virtual server/ Port Forwarding section of the Asus 4G-AC68U router.
- Find the Advanced Settings Section on the left.
- Find the WAN tab at the left of the screen and click on it.
- Click on the Virtual server/ Port Forwarding tab, which is at the top of the screen.
- Create a Virtual server/ Port Forwarding entry.
If the process of forwarding ports in your router seems difficult to you, you are not alone! Do not get discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening a port in the Asus 4G-AC68U router. Just follow along as we lead you through the process of opening a port in your router.
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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After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
In order to login to the Asus 4G-AC68U router you need to use a web browser. The Asus 4G-AC68U router uses what is called a web interface where you can access and control router settings.
Go ahead and open up your favorite web browser. If you don't have a favorite or are not sure what this means, open up Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
If this step is confusing, we have simplified it for you with this link: Login to your 4G-AC68U Router
Find the address bar once you have opened up a web browser. This is usually located at the top of the page, like in the image below.
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your web browser and type in your router's IP address.
The Asus 4G-AC68U router's default IP address is: 192.168.1.1
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.
To login, enter the username and password for the Asus 4G-AC68Us. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.
- The default Asus 4G-AC68U Router Username is: admin
- The default Asus 4G-AC68U Router Password is: admin
Once you enter your username and password, click the Sign In button.
Asus Usernames and Passwords
If the username or password did not work check out our Default Asus Router Passwords page.
If you are unable to log in even after trying the above list of passwords you may need to consider a reset for your router. Our guide How to Reset a Router can help you with that. After resetting the Asus 4G-AC68U router your username and password will be reverted back to factory defaults.
After a successful login to the Asus 4G-AC68U router you should be on the home page of your router. Now you need to find the Virtual server/ Port Forwarding section.
- Find the Advanced Settings Section on the left.
- Click on the WAN tab at the left of the screen.
- Find the Virtual server/ Port Forwarding tab located near the top of the screen and click on it.
You should now be on a page called Virtual server/ Port Forwarding.
Make sure that you must open a port in your router before doing so since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.
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:
- Make sure that Enable Port Forwarding is ON.
- Click the Add profile button at the bottom of the screen.
- In the Name box, type in a name for this forward. This will serve as a reminder to you in the future as to why this forward was set up, so give it a name that makes sense to you.
- The External Port box accepts either a single number or a range of numbers. If you are forwarding a single port number, then enter that port number into the External Port box. If you are forwarding a range of ports such as 1000-2000, then you can enter the lowest number of that range into the External Port box, followed by a hyphen, followed by the largest number.
- Enter the same values into the Internal Port box that you entered into the External Port box.
- Go ahead and enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Internal IP Address box. It is possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or of any other device on your network that you want ports forwarded to.
- Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both, then choose that. Otherwise, choose either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have Both, then you have to create two entries.
- Click the button labeled Apply.
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 Asus 4G-AC68U router correctly. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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