The Asus RT-AC1900P routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted access from the Internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need to open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the Internet to your home network.
The basic process to open a port is:
- Setup a Static IP address on the device you are forwarding these ports to.
- Login to your Asus RT-AC1900P router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Asus RT-AC1900P router.
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. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
TIP: Write this static IP address down for later.
Now we can login to the Asus RT-AC1900P router. This router has a web interface which means you need to login using a web browser. It doesn't usually matter which browser you decide to use, I recommend using one you are familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox.
Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:
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 RT-AC1900P IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. If you do not see a login screen like the one above, you need to find out what the router's IP address has been changed to. Follow the directions on the How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
- The Default Asus RT-AC1900P Router Username is: admin
- The Default Asus RT-AC1900P Router Password is: password
Enter your username and password, and then click the blue Sign In button to log in to your Asus RT-AC1900P router.
Asus Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Asus Router Passwords page to try other common Asus defaults.
Use our Find Password App to help you figure out what the router's username and password have been changed to.
Finally, if you still can't access your router, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Asus RT-AC1900P router back to its factory settings, then try the default values again.
Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the Home Network Map page in your router:
On this page click the WAN link in the left sidebar.
Then, click the Virtual Server/Port Forwarding link at the top of the page.
You are now on the correct page to make a port forward entry.
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:
You need to name this entry in the Service Name box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.
Type the port to forward into the Port Range box.
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the Local IP box. Note that if you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box instead.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.
Click the Add button when you are done.
Make sure to click the Apply button when you are done.
When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Asus RT-AC1900P you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.
To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.
Check out our other guides here. We have a growing list of free gaming, networking, and software guides here at portforward.com.
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