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Fastest Benq AWL 700 Router Open Port Instructions

Benq AWL700 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 Benq AWL 700 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the NAT/DMZ Setup link.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Benq AWL700 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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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 Benq AWL700 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 Benq AWL700 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:

Benq AWL700

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

  • The Default Benq AWL 700 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Benq AWL 700 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Benq AWL700 router.

Benq Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Benq AWL700 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Benq AWL700 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:

Benq AWL700

Click the NAT/DMZ Setup link near the left of the page.

Benq AWL700 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:

From the Virtual Server Entries list select None.

Select the protocol that you are forwarding in the Protocol radio button.

If you need both TCP and UDP forwarded then you need to create a duplicate configuration. One configuration has TCP selected and the other one has have UDP selected.

Enter the name of the program into the Service Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.

Enter the same port number to be forwarded into both the Port Number and the Server Port Number boxes.

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

Click the Change button when you are done.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Benq AWL700 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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