Asus DSL-AC68U Router Port Forwarding

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May 22, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

This Asus DSL-AC68U router has a firewall. The firewall protects your home network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall does this by blocking all incoming and outgoing connections (ports) that have not been authorized. Some online games and programs require additional ports to be opened for optimal performance. In order to allow these ports to be opened you need to create a port forward.

In this guide I will be showing you how to properly open a port or ports on your Asus DSL-AC68U router. These steps are:

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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.

This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.

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TIP: Write this static IP address down. You need it a little later in the port forwarding process.

Step 2

Time to login to the Asus DSL-AC68U router. Your router along with most others require a web browser to interact with the router interface. You need to open up a web browser. It normally doesn't matter which one. I recommend choosing one you are the most familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, or Firefox.

Once you have opened the web browser of choice, find the address bar. The address bar is typically located at the top of the page like this:

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your router and type in your router's IP address.

The default Asus DSL-AC68U IP Address is:

Once you have entered the router's IP address, press the Enter key. If the IP address was correct you should get an authentication page like this:

Asus DSL-AC68U Login
Asus DSL-AC68U Login.

If you did not get an image similar to the one above asking for a username and/or password you need to find out what the router's IP address has been changed to. To do this follow our guide titled How To Find Your Router's IP Address.

Ultimately you should see a page asking for a username and password.

Once you have entered the username and password, click the blue Sign in button to login to the router interface.

Having Trouble?

If the default values for the Asus DSL-AC68U router did not work, there are a few things you can try:

  • I first recommend trying other default Asus usernames and passwords. A slightly different firmware version may also have a different username and/or password. Here is our list of the Default Asus Router Passwords.
  • If the above option did not help then it is likely you or someone else has changed the router's username and/or password. You can either try and guess what the name was changed to or use our Find Router Password App. Our app does the guessing for you, making owning a router much easier.
  • If you are still unable to access your router interface you may need to consider a factory reset. A reset like this one erases all previously changed settings (including the username and password). The problem with a reset is that you have to completely reconfigure your router afterwards. I do not recommend a reset unless you have exhausted all your other troubleshooting options.

Step 3

To find the port forwarding page of the Asus DSL-AC68U router we will begin on the Network Map:

Asus DSL-AC68U Network Map
Asus DSL-AC68U Network Map.

First, click the option of WAN in the left sidebar.

This opens up a new set of choices at the top of the page. Click the option labeled Virtual Server / Port Forwarding

Asus DSL-AC68U Virtual Server Port Forwarding
Asus DSL-AC68U Virtual Server Port Forwarding.

You are now on the correct page to create a port forward. Click the yes option next to the Enable Port Forwarding radio button.

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:

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Enter the name of the program into the Service Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.

In the Port Range box enter the ports to forward.

You can ports can be entered as a list 23,24,25, a range 500-600, or a combination of both 23,45,500-600.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the Local IP box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

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

When you are done click the + button.

Test Your Ports

After you have finished port forwarding on the Asus DSL-AC68U router you should test them to see if the forwarded properly. In order to do this I recommend using our Open Port Checker. It is a reliable and totally free to use. Our port checker uses a local application to see if your ports are open. This makes our port checker guaranteed to have accurate results.

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