Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the ATT Home Base Router

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June 01, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

This ATT Home Base router has a firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall does this by blocking all incoming and outgoing connections that are not authorized. Some online games run much smoother with additional connections opened. To do this you need to create what is called a port forward. This forwards the named port or connection to a specific device on your home network.

In this guide we will be showing you exactly how to get ports forwarded on the ATT Home Base router. We will show you how to:

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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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Write this static IP address down, you need it a little later in this guide.

Step 2

In this step we show you how to login to the ATT Home Base router interface. This router, along with most others, use a web interface to make setting changes. This means you need to login using a web browser.

It normally doesn't matter which browser you decide to use, we recommend picking one you are the most familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, or Firefox.

Once you have opened the web browser you want to use, find the address bar. This is usually found 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 ATT Home Base IP Address is:

After you have entered the router's IP address in the address bar simply press the Enter key on your keyboard. If the correct IP address was used you will see a login screen or window like this:

ATnT Home Base login
Screenshot of ATnT Home Base login.

If you don't see an image similar to the one you see above you probably changed the router's IP address in the past and don't remember. To find out what your current router IP address follow the directions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address guide.

By default the Login for the ATT Home Base router is: attadmin

Having Trouble?

If you are unable to access the ATT Home Base router with the above information, here are a few things you can try:

  • First you can try other ATT default username/password combinations. If you have a slightly different firmware version you may also have a different password. Here is out list of all the Default ATT Router Passwords.
  • If that did not work it is either because you changed the password in the past for security reasons and forgot or we don't have the current information (router manufacturers are constantly updating their routers which includes the username and password). You can try to guess what it was changed to or use our Find Password App. Learn more about it on this page.
  • As a last resort you may need to consider a reset. A reset is not the same thing as a reboot. A reset erases every setting you have ever changed in the past. Please exhaust all your other options first. To learn the basics of resetting a router follow this How to Reset a Router guide.

Step 3

In the third step we will be showing you how to find the port forwarding page of the ATT Home Base router. We begin on the Home page:

ATnT Home Base Home
Screenshot of ATnT Home Base Home.

First, click the Settings option in the left sidebar.

ATnT Home Base Wi-Fi Basic
Screenshot of ATnT Home Base Wi-Fi Basic.

You should now see a page like the one shown here. Click the tab at the top of the page labeled Firewall.

Then under that pick the option of Port Forwarding.

ATnT Home Base Port Forwarding
Screenshot of ATnT Home Base Port Forwarding.

Congratulations you are now on the correct page to create a port forward entry.

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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Put a dot into the Port Forwarding Settings Enabled radio button.

Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the IP Address box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

If you are forwarding a single port then you can enter that port number into the left Port Range and the right Port Range boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left Port Range box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right Port Range box.

Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.

You need to name this entry in the Comment 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.

When you are all done click the Apply button.

Don't forget to click the blue Apply button after each entry is completed.

Test if Your Ports are Open

After you have completed all the steps above, you need to test to see if the ports are open. To do this we have a free Port Checker App. This is part of our Network Utilities tool. It uses a local application to see if the server is listening on the ports you just opened. This guarantees accurate feedback about whether your port is open or not.


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