Your Billion Bipac 7560 router has a firewall. The firewall does a good job of keeping your home network safe from unwanted Internet access. The firewall does this by blocking all connections to and from the Internet that have not been authorized by your router. Some online games and programs will run much smoother if you open additional connections through the firewall. This process is frequently called a port forward.
In this guide I will show you how to setup a port forward on the Billion Bipac 7560 router. The steps I will cover in detail are:
- How to setup a static IP address on the computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your Billion Bipac 7560 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Create a port forward entry.
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 Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.
I strongly recommend writing this address down. You need it in Step 4.
Let's login to the Billion Bipac 7560 router. Your router (like most others) use a web interface, which simply means you need to use a web browser to login to the device interface.
It normally doesn't matter which web browser you use to do this, we recommend using the one you are most familiar with such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
Once you have opened the web browser, find the address bar. This is typically at the top of the page 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 Billion Bipac 7560 IP Address is: 192.168.1.254
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply 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. If you do not, you need to find out what the router's IP address is. To do this you can follow the directions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
- The Default Billion Bipac 7560 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Billion Bipac 7560 Router Password is: password
Enter your username and password, and then click the OK or Login button to log in to your Billion Bipac 7560 router.
Billion Usernames and Passwords
Here are a few things you can try if the username and password did not work:
- Try other default Billion username/password combinations. Please visit our Default Billion Router Passwords page.
- During initial configuration, most router's encourage you to change the username and password because they are so insecure. Try guessing what the username and password were changed to. If you need a little extra help with the guessing process, try our Find Password App.
- If you still can't login to the Billion Bipac 7560 router you may need to consider a factory reset. A factory reset comes with it's own set of problems however and should always be considered you have tried everything else first. A full reconfiguration of the router will need to be done afterwards. To learn the basics of resetting a router back to factory defaults, check out this How to Reset a Router Password guide.
Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the Status page in your router:
Select the Configuration link in the left sidebar.
This opens up more links. Select the new option of Virtual Server.
Now, select the option of Add Virtual Server in the center section of the page.
That should take you to a page like the one you see above. This is the correct page to create a port forward entry.
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:
Make up a name to put in the Application 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.
Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into both of the External Port and both of the Redirect Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left hand External Port and Redirect Port boxes. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right hand External Port and Redirect Port boxes.
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the Internal 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 Apply button when you are finished.
Once you are completely finished, click the Save Config to FLASH option in the left sidebar.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Billion Bipac 7560 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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