On this page you will learn how to open a port for the Belkin F5D7633-4 router. This router has a basic firewall protecting your home network. Incoming connections and unauthorized outgoing requests are blocked for your protection. However sometimes you want or need to open some of these connections for a game or work. When you open a connection you are opening a port. This open port is called a port forward because you are forwarding ports directly to your home network.
The basics to forwarding a port on a Belkin F5D7633-4 router 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.
Don't panic if this sounds daunting. We will walk you through each step:
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.
- Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- 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.
Next, you need to login to the Belkin F5D7633-4 router. Your router uses a web interface. This means you need to use a web browser to login to the router to make necessary adjustments. Go ahead and use your favorite browser for this such as Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It shouldn't matter what browser you use.
After opening your web browser, find the Address Bar along 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 according to plan you will see a screen similar to the one below:
Do you see a box or boxes prompting you for your username and password?
- The Default Belkin F5D7633-4 Router Username is:
- 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/or password did not work then I recommend a visit to our Default Belkin Router Passwords page.
If you are still can't login to your router because you forgot your Belkin F5D7633-4 router username and/or password, you may need to consider resetting your router. Follow our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Belkin F5D7633-4 router back to its factory settings.
Now, it is time to find the port forwarding section of the Belkin F5D7633-4 router. Let's start from the Home page:
First, choose the Virtual Server option in the left sidebar of the screen. This is 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 Enable checkbox by putting a check in it.
Make up a name to put in the Description 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.
If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the left hand Inbound port and Private port boxes and the highest number of that range into the right hand Inbound port and Private port boxes.
If you are forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both of the Inbound port and both of the Private port boxes.
The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Type box.
Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Private IP address box. 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.
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
Finally, it is always a good idea to check your work. You need to test to see if your ports were forwarded correctly.
If you would like we have a Network Utilites tool includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Checker is the only one online that has Guaranteed Results.
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