Simple Calix GS2020E Router Port Forwarding Steps

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September 30, 2020 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Your GS2020E 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 Calix GS2020E can unblock certain incoming connections through port forwarding or by opening a port. You can open ports in your GS2020E by assigning specific ports to an IP address. Forwarding these ports directs incoming data to a specific device or application.

Follow the steps below to open ports in your Calix GS2020E router:

  1. Go ahead and set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Go ahead and log in to your Calix GS2020E router.
  3. Find the Port Forwarding section in your Calix GS2020E router.
    • Click on the Advanced tab, which is at the left of the screen.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
  4. Go ahead and create a Port Forwarding 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 Calix GS2020E router.

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Setup A Static IP Address

Set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This is an important step that keeps your ports open even after a reboot, power outage, or another type of device or router disconnect.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Login To Your Calix Router

In order to login to the Calix GS2020E router you need to use a web browser. The Calix GS2020E 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 GS2020E 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.

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

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 Calix GS2020E router's default IP address is: 192.168.1.1

Once you have finished entering your router's IP address into the address bar, click the enter button on your keyboard. A box similar to the one below should appear.

login
This is the login page from your Calix router.

Enter the username and password for your Calix GS2020E router. Note: If you have changed these numbers in the past, you will need to enter in the those values.

Once you have entered your username and password, remember to click the Login button to login to your Calix GS2020E router.

Calix Usernames and Passwords

If the username or password did not work check out our Default Calix 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 Calix GS2020E router your username and password will be reverted back to factory defaults.

Find the Port Forwarding Section

You should be on the home page of your Calix GS2020E router once you have successfully logged in. Find the Port Forwarding section of your router.

home
This is the home page from your Calix router.

You should now be on a page called Port Forwarding.

port forwarding
This is the port forwarding page from your Calix router.

Create A Port Forward

Make sure that you must open a port in your router before doing so since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.

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:

  1. Click on the New button.

  2. In the Local Port and IP section, select the IP Address option. Then, in the IP Address box, enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This may be the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network that you want to forward ports to.

  3. Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both, then choose that. 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 Both, then you have to create two entries.

  4. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into both of the Port Start and both of the Port End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into both of the Port Start boxes. Then enter the highest number of that range into both of the Port End boxes.

  5. In the Remote IP section, select the All IP Addresses option.

  6. Remember to click the Apply button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Calix GS2020E router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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