This Belkin F5D7633-4 router already has a basic firewall. This firewall protects your local network. Incoming connections to your network have been blocked for your protection. You may need to open a port for certain games or applications to run properly. The process of opening a port is called a port forwarding.
The steps involved are:
- Setting up a static IP Address on the computer or device you want to forward the ports to.
- Logging into your Belkin F5D7633-4 router.
- Navigating to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Virtual Server option.
- Creating a port forward entry.
Keep reading for more detailed steps on how to port forward the Belkin F5D7633-4.
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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- 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.
It's time to login to the Belkin F5D7633-4 router. Your router has a web interface. This means you need to use a web browser to login. This can be either Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Firefox. It typically doesn't matter what browser you use.
Once you open your web browser, find the address bar at the top of the page. It should look 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 Belkin F5D7633-4 IP Address is: 192.168.2.1
Once you have entered the IP Address press the Enter key. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default Belkin F5D7633-4 Router Username is: blank
- The Default Belkin F5D7633-4 Router Password is: blank
Click the Submit button to login to your Belkin F5D7633-4 router.
Belkin Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then visit our Default Belkin Router Passwords page.
If you are still unable to login to your router because you forgot your Belkin F5D7633-4 router username and password, try using our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Belkin F5D7633-4 router back to its factory settings.
Next, you need to find the port forwarding section of the router. Starting from the Home page:
First, choose the Virtual Server link in the left sidebar of the screen. This is directly under the blue Firewall heading.
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 Custom Server radio button.
Enter the name of the program into the following box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded would be a good idea.
You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Server 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.
If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range into the External Port Start and Internal Port Start boxes. Then enter the highest number of the range into the External Port End and Internal Port End boxes. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the External Port Start, External Port End, Internal Port Start and Internal Port End boxes.
The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.
When you're done, click the blue Add button near the top of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports the Belkin F5D7633-4 router you need to test and see if your ports are forwarded correctly.
Our Network Utilites tool 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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