Opening Ports in a Asus RT-ACRH13 Router

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January 03, 2020 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Your Asus RT-ACRH13 router protects your home network by limiting incoming connections from the internet. Sometimes it is necessary to unblock some of those connections like when you want to create a direct connection for gaming, use a specific application, or set up a new device on your network. This process is called forwarding or opening a port. In your Asus RT-ACRH13 router you many need to open a port, which means assigning a port number or set of port numbers to a specific IP address. This routes the incoming data to the correct device on your network.

To open ports in your Asus RT-ACRH13 router, follow the steps below:

  1. Set up a static IP address on the device or computer you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Login to your Asus RT-ACRH13 router.
  3. Make your way to the Virtual Server / Port Forwarding section of the Asus RT-ACRH13 router.
    • Click on the WAN tab at the left of the screen.
    • Click the Virtual Server / Port Forwarding tab at the top of the screen.
  4. Create a Virtual Server / Port Forwarding entry.

The process of opening ports in your router may seem like a difficult task. If so, you are not alone! We are here to help walk you through the steps to open a port in the Asus RT-ACRH13 router.

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Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address

It is important to set up 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.

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

Step 2 - Login To Your Asus Router

The Asus RT-ACRH13 router uses a web interface to display router settings. In order to login to the Asus RT-ACRH13 router you need to use a web browser.

Open 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 you are already in a browser window, go ahead and open up a new tab.

We have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your RT-ACRH13 Router

Find the address bar in your browser window. This is usually found 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 RT-ACRH13 router's default IP address is:

After typing your router's IP address into the address bar, make sure to click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box similar to the one shown below.

This is the login page from your Asus router.

Go ahead and enter the username and password for the Asus RT-ACRH13 router in the spaces available. Remember if you have changed them in the past, you need to enter those values.

Enter your username and password, and then click the Sign In button to log in to your Asus RT-ACRH13 router.

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 RT-ACRH13 router your username and password will be reverted back to factory defaults.

Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section

After a successful login to the Asus RT-ACRH13 router you should be on the home page of your router. Now you need to find the Virtual Server / Port Forwarding section.

This is the home page from your Asus router.

You should now be on a page called Virtual Server / Port Forwarding.

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This is the port forwarding page from your Asus router.

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 this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. So make sure that you must 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. To start adding an entry, click the button that says Add Profile.
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This is the port forwarding page from your Asus router.
  1. Make up a name to put in the Service 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. Or if you really want, you can just leave it blank.

  2. 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.

  3. Enter the ports you want to forward in the External Port box. The External Port box accepts a single port (eg. 1000), a range of ports separated by a colon (eg. 1000:2000), or a mix of both separated by commas (eg. 1000,2000,3000:4000,5000).

    • The Internal Port box can be left blank, unless you have a reason to change it. By default it'll use the same port information as entered in the External Port box.
  4. Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Internal IP Address 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.

    • The Source IP box can, and in most cases should be left blank. Unless you know exactly what it's for, just leave it blank.
  5. Click the OK button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Asus RT-ACRH13 router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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