In this guide we show you how to port forward on the Cisco Linksys E1000 router. This router has a firewall that protects your home network from unwanted Internet access. This firewall blocks connections you may want opened for a game or application. The process of opening one of these blocked ports is typically called a port forward since you are forwarding a port from the Internet directly to a device on your network.
We will walk you through each of the steps involved in forwarding a port for your Cisco Linksys E1000 router.
We will show you how to:
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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.
It is now time to login to the Cisco Linksys E1000 router. To do this you need to open up your favorite web browser because this Cisco Linksys E1000 router uses a web interface to make setting changes.
Some common web browsers are:
After you have opened up a web browser, find the address bar. This is normally at the top of the page.
Do you see the address bar in the image above? It has 192.168.1.1 in it. All you need to do is replace what is in this space with the IP address of the Cisco Linksys E1000 router. The router's default IP address is also sometimes called the router's default gateway.
If you have changed the router's IP address and don't remember what you changed it to, follow our How To Find Your Router's IP Address guide to learn how to locate it.
The default Cisco Linksys E1000 IP address is: 192.168.1.1
After entering the router's IP address, hit the Enter key and you should see the following image:
You are in the right place if you see a box asking for a username and password.
After entering the username and password click the OK button to access the Cisco Linksys E1000 router interface pages.
If you having trouble at this point there are several things you can try:
It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To do that let us start on the Basic Setup page of the Cisco Linksys E1000 router.
First, click the Applications & Gaming link at the top of the page.
This particular router has two different sections to forward ports. The first section allows you to forward a single port and the other allows you to forward a range of ports. If you are forwarding a single port, click the option of Single Port Forwarding at the top of the page in blue. If you are forwarding a range of ports, click the option at the top of the page labeled Port Range Forwarding.
You are now ready to enter some data into your router. We want to show you exactly how to configure your router. In order to do this we need to know a little more information:
(The IP address above needs to match the static IP address you setup in Step 1)
Below is our router simulator. This shows you exactly what to enter in your router based on what information you gave us above. According to the above information you want to forward ports for XBox Live. If this is accurate, simply fill in the boxes in your router as you see them below.
Once you have finished, click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page.
Finally, it is a very good idea to check to see if the ports were forwarded correctly. In order to help you with this we have an Open Port Checker you can use in our Network Utilities free trial version. This port checker uses a local application to see if the ports are working, making this port checker guaranteed to work.
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