Fastest Asus DSL-N14U B1 Router Open Port Guide

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January 04, 2020 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 6 minutes

A Asus DSL-N14U B1 router protects your home network by blocking unwanted incoming internet connections and acting as a basic firewall. Sometimes you need to open a port in your router in order to get a good connection for a game or to use a specific device on your network. The DSL-N14U B1 lets you choose the applications that are allowed to connect through an open port. By opening a port in your router you allow a specific application or game to send data from the internet to your home network.

You need to follow the steps below to open ports in your Asus DSL-N14U B1 router:

  1. Go ahead and set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Go ahead and log in to your Asus DSL-N14U B1 router.
  3. Find the Virtual Server / Port Forwarding section in your Asus DSL-N14U B1 router.
    • Find the WAN tab located near the left of the screen and click it.
    • Click on the Virtual Server / Port Forwarding tab, which is at the top of the screen.
  4. Go ahead and 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 DSL-N14U B1 router. Just follow along as we lead you through the process of opening a port in your router.

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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.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Login To Your Asus Router

In order to login to the Asus DSL-N14U B1 router you need to use a web browser. The Asus DSL-N14U B1 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 DSL-N14U B1 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.

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 web browser and type in your router's IP address.

The Asus DSL-N14U B1 router's default IP address is:

Once you have finished entering your router's IP address into the address bar, click the enter button on your keyboard. A box similar to the one below should appear.

This is the login page from your Asus router.

Enter the username and password for your Asus DSL-N14U B1 router. Note: If you have changed these numbers in the past, you will need to enter in the those values.

Once you have entered your username and password, remember to click the Sign In button to login to your Asus DSL-N14U B1 router.

Asus Username and Password Trouble

If the username and password that you typed in did not work, check out our Default Asus Router Passwords page for other ideas about possible passwords.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in, you may need to reset your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the Asus DSL-N14U B1 router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults. Router settings may also change when you reset, so make a note of your current router settings before you reset.

Find the Port Forwarding Section

You should be on the home page of your Asus DSL-N14U B1 router once you have successfully logged in. Find the Virtual Server / Port Forwarding section of your router.

This is the home page from your Asus router.

You are now on the Virtual Server / Port Forwarding page.

port forwarding
This is the port forwarding page from your Asus router.

Create A Port Forward

Opening a port to a specific device may solve problems that you are having on your network. Make sure that it is necessary though, before opening a port, because you are effectively creating a pinhole in the firewall portion of your router that could lead to malicious traffic on your network. The risk is exceedingly low, though, so don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it.

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. Create a name for this forward and type it into the Service Name box. Since the name does not have an effect on the functionality of the forward, choose a name that will help you remember why the forward was created.

    • Source IP doesn't need to be filled out. It should be left blank, unless you understand what it's for and need to make use of it.
  2. If you are forwarding a single port number, enter it into the Port Range box. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Port Range box followed by a colon followed by the largest number. For example a range of port numbers might look like this: 1000:2000.

  3. Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Local IP box. It is possible to forward a port to the IP address of your computer or to the IP address of a specific device on your internal network.

    • Local Port can be left blank.
  4. In the Protocol dropdown box, select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. Choose Both if your router has that option. 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 the Both option, then you need to create two entries.

  5. When you've finished filling things out, click the Plus/Add button to the right.

  6. When you are completely finished, click the Apply button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes.

Test If Your Ports Are Open

Finally, I strongly recommend testing to see if you forwarded the Asus DSL-N14U B1 ports correctly. To do this you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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