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Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the Asus RT-N16 Router

Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28 routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need 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:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your Asus RT-N16 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Port Forwarding link.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28 router.



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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.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

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

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28 router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:


192.168.1.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28 router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to: 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:

Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The Default Asus RT-N16 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Asus RT-N16 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28 router.

Asus Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Asus Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28 router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:

Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28

Click the Port Forwarding link near the left of the page.

Asus RT-N16_Tomato_v1.28 port forward

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:

Enable the On checkbox by putting a check in it.

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

In the Ext Ports box type the ports to forward.

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

In the Int Port box type the port to forward.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the Int Address 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.

Put a name for this forward in the Description box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you.

When you're finished, click Save 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-N16_Tomato_v1.28 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.

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