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Fastest Cisco EPC3828D Router Port Forwarding

Cisco EPC3828D 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 Cisco EPC3828D router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Applications & Gaming link.
    • Click on Port Range Forwarding.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Cisco EPC3828D 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 Cisco EPC3828D 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:


192.168.0.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.0.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Cisco EPC3828D 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: 192.168.0.1

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

Cisco EPC3828D Login

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

  • The Default Cisco EPC3828D Router Username is: unknown
  • The Default Cisco EPC3828D Router Password is: unknown

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Cisco EPC3828D router.

Cisco Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Cisco EPC3828D router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Cisco EPC3828D 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:

Cisco EPC3828D Quick Setup

Click the Applications & Gaming link near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Range Forwarding.

Cisco EPC3828D Port Range Forwarding

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:

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

You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Internal IP Address box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.

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

In the Enable checkbox put a checkmark.

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

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Cisco EPC3828D 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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