Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the Billion Bipac 7404VGP Router
Billion Bipac-7404VGP 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:
- Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your Billion Bipac 7404VGP router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Configuration button.
- Click on Virtual Server.
- Click the Add Virtual Server link.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Billion Bipac-7404VGP router.
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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.
Now we are going to login to your Billion Bipac-7404VGP 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:
In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.254 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Billion Bipac-7404VGP 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: 192.168.1.254
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default Billion Bipac 7404VGP Router Username is: admin
- The Default Billion Bipac 7404VGP Router Password is: admin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Billion Bipac-7404VGP router.
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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:
Click the Configuration button near the left of the page.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.
Click the Add Virtual Server link near the center of the page.
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:
The default for Time Schedule is set to Always On. Leave it like this.
Enter the name of the program into the Application 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.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.
If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number of the range into the External Port from and Redirect Port from boxes and the highest number of the range into the External Port to and Redirect Port to boxes. If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into the External Port from, External Port to, Redirect Port from and Redirect Port to boxes.
Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Internal IP Address box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
When you are finished, click the Apply button.
When you're finished, click Save Config to FLASH near the left of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Billion Bipac-7404VGP 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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