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Forwarding Ports in a BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL Router

A BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL 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 RidgeWave 6300NEL 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.

Follow the steps below to open ports in your BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router:

  1. On the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to, you will need to set up a static IP address.
  2. Log in to your BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router.
  3. Find the Virtual Server section in your BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router.
    • Click on the Configuration tab, which can be found at the left of the screen.
    • Click on Advanced Setup.
    • Click on NAT.
    • Click the Virtual Server Edit link at the center of the screen.
  4. Create a Virtual Server 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 BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router. Just follow along as we lead you through the process of opening a port in your router.



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Step 1

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 remain forwarded even after a reboot, power outage, or other type of device or router disconnect.

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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

Log in to your BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router. To log in you will need to use a web browser since the BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL uses a web interface to access router configurations.

Open up whichever internet browser that you are comfortable with. If you are not sure which one to use, then go ahead and open Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

To help with confusion, we have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your RidgeWave 6300NEL Router

Once you have opened a web browser, find the address bar which is usually located at the top of the screen. The image below shows an example of this.


192.168.1.254

In the above screenshot, you should see an address bar with 192.168.1.254 in it. This is your router's IP address (sometimes called the computer's default gateway.)

The default IP address for the BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router is: 192.168.1.254

Once you have entered your router's IP address in the address bar go ahead and click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box like the one shown below.

Basic Authentication

Go ahead and enter the username and password for the BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router in the spaces available. Remember if you have changed them in the past, you need to enter those values.

  • The default BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL Router Username is: admin
  • The default BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Log In button to log in to your BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router.

BEC Technologies Usernames and Passwords

If the username and password did not work, go to our Default BEC Technologies Router Passwords page for help.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. **Note:**After resetting the BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router your username and password revert back to factory defaults.

Step 3

You should be on the home page of your BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router once you have successfully logged in. Find the Virtual Server section of your router.

home

  • Find the Configuration tab located near the left of the screen and click on it.
  • Click on Advanced Setup.
  • Click NAT.

nat

  • In the DMZ / Virtual Server section, select your internet connection from the Interface drop down box. If you have more than one option here and aren't sure which is correct, your router's Status pages may give you an idea which is.

  • Click on the link called Virtual Server Edit.

You are now on the Virtual Server page.

port forwarding

Step 4

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. Select the protocol type of the ports that you are forwarding from the Protocol dropdown box. If your router has the option of Both, then go ahead and select that. Otherwise select either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP but your router does not have Both, then you will need to create two entries.

  2. Go ahead and enter the port number into the Start Port Number and the End Port Number boxes, to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port Number box and then enter the highest number of that range into the End Port Number box.

  3. You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Local IP Address box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.

  4. Take the values that you entered in the Start and End Port Number boxes and put the exact same numbers in the Start and End Port Number (Local) boxes.

  5. Remember to click the Save button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.

Test Your Ports To See If They Are Open

Use our Network Utilities software, (which includes a free Open Port Checker tool) to test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the BEC Technologies RidgeWave 6300NEL router correctly. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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