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Simple Buffalo WZR-600DHP DD-WRT Router Open Port Guide

Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT 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 Buffalo WZR-600DHP DD-WRT router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the NAT / QoS link.
    • Click the Port Range Forwarding or the Port Forwarding button to forward ports.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT 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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  • 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.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT 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:


192.168.11.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.11.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT 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: 192.168.11.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

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

  • The Default Buffalo WZR-600DHP DD-WRT Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Buffalo WZR-600DHP DD-WRT Router Password is: password

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT router.

Buffalo Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT 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:

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Click the NAT / QoS link near the left of the page.

This router has two different sections that allow you to forward ports. One section allows you to forward a range of ports, and the other allows you to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, click Port Range Forwarding. To forward a single port, click Port Forwarding.

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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:

Forwarding a Single Port

Click the Add button.

You need to name this entry in the Application box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.

Put the same port number into both the Port From and the Port To boxes.

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

In the Enable checkbox put a checkmark.

Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT port forward

Forwarding a Port Range

Click the Add button.

You need to name this entry in the Application box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.

If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the Start and the End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, usually separated by a hyphen, then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the Start box and then enter highest number into the End box.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.

Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the IP Address box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

Verify that you have the Enable checkbox checked.

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

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Buffalo WZR-600DHP_DD-WRT 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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