Your BiPAC 8800NL router helps to protect your network by blocking incoming internet connections. This is an important feature that helps you to control which applications have access to your network. Sometimes you want to allow network access to a specific application in order to play a game, connect a device, or use an app. The Billion BiPAC 8800NL can unblock certain incoming connections through port forwarding or by opening a port. You can open ports in your BiPAC 8800NL by assigning specific ports to an IP address. Forwarding these ports directs incoming data to a specific device or application.
In order to open ports in your Billion BiPAC 8800NL router, you need to:
- Set up a static IP address on the device or computer you are forwarding these ports to.
- Login to your Billion BiPAC 8800NL router.
- In your Billion BiPAC 8800NL router, navigate to the Virtual Servers section.
- Click the Configuration tab, which is at the left of the screen.
- Click the tab called NAT.
- Click Virtual Servers.
- Go ahead and create a Virtual Servers entry.
The process of opening ports in your router may seem like a difficult task. If so, you are not alone! We are here to help walk you through the steps to open a port in the Billion BiPAC 8800NL router.
It is important to set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports remain forwarded even after a reboot, power outage, or another type of device or router disconnect.
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Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.
After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
In order to login to the Billion BiPAC 8800NL router you need to use a web browser. The Billion BiPAC 8800NL router uses what is called a web interface where you can access and control router settings.
Go ahead and open up your favorite web browser. If you don't have a favorite or are not sure what this means, open up Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
If this step is confusing, we have simplified it for you with this link: Login to your BiPAC 8800NL Router
Find the address bar once you have opened up a web browser. This is usually located at the top of the page, like in the image below.
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your web browser and type in your router's IP address.
The Billion BiPAC 8800NL router's default IP address is: 192.168.1.254
After typing your router's IP address into the address bar, make sure to click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box similar to the one shown below.
To login, enter the username and password for the Billion BiPAC 8800NLs. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.
- The default Billion BiPAC 8800NL Router Username is: admin
- The default Billion BiPAC 8800NL Router Password is: admin
Once you enter your username and password, click the Log In button.
Billion Usernames and Passwords
If the username or password did not work check out our Default Billion Router Passwords page.
If you are unable to log in even after trying the above list of passwords you may need to consider a reset for your router. Our guide How to Reset a Router can help you with that. After resetting the Billion BiPAC 8800NL router your username and password will be reverted back to factory defaults.
You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Virtual Servers section on the home page of the Billion BiPAC 8800NL router.
- Find the Configuration tab at the left of the screen and click it.
- Click the NAT tab.
- Click Virtual Servers.
You should now be on a page called Virtual Servers.
Opening a port to a specific device may solve problems that you are having on your network. Make sure that it is necessary though, before opening a port, because you are effectively creating a pinhole in the firewall portion of your router that could lead to malicious traffic on your network. The risk is exceedingly low, though, so don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it.
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:
To start adding an entry, click the button that says Add.
Choose your internet connection from the Interface drop-down box. If you're not sure what to select here, the WAN section of your router's Status page should mention something.
Select Custom Service from the Server Name drop-down box.
In the Custom Service box, type in a name for this forward. This will serve as a reminder to you in the future as to why this forward was set up, so give it a name that makes sense to you.
Go ahead and enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Server IP Address box. It is possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or of any other device on your network that you want ports forwarded to. Alternatively you can select it from the list.
Unless you want to set up a specific time schedule, go ahead and make the Always On selection in the Time Schedule drop-down list.
Leave Exceptional Rule Group set to None unless you know what it's for and have a reason to set it otherwise.
To forward a single port, enter the port number into the External Port Start and the External Port End boxes. To forward a range of ports, enter the lowest number in the range into the External Port Start box. Then enter the highest number in the range into the External Port End box.
In the Protocol dropdown box, select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. Choose Both if your router has that option. Otherwise, choose either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have the Both option, then you need to create two entries.
The Internal Port boxes should have auto-filled, but if they did not then go ahead and make sure they have the same information you entered in to the External Port boxes.
To finish adding an entry, find the Add button located near the bottom of the screen and click it.
Remember to click the Save Config button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.
Test If Your Ports Are Open
Finally, I strongly recommend testing to see if you forwarded the Billion BiPAC 8800NL ports correctly. To do this you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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