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Compex NetPassage 16A Router Port Forwarding Guide

Compex NetPassage-16A 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 Compex NetPassage 16A router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the NAT link.
    • Click the Port Forwarding button.
    • Click the Add button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Compex NetPassage-16A 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 Compex NetPassage-16A 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:


192.168.168.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.168.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Compex NetPassage-16A 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: 192.168.168.1

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 Compex NetPassage 16A Router Username is: unknown
  • The Default Compex NetPassage 16A Router Password is: unknown

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Compex NetPassage-16A router.

Compex Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Compex NetPassage-16A router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Compex NetPassage-16A 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 link near the left of the page.

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Click the Port Forwarding button near the center of the page.

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Click the Add button near the center of the page.

Compex NetPassage-16A port forward

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:

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Private IP Address box. 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.

In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.

If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Left Ports and the Right Ports boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Left Ports box and the highest number of that range into the Right Ports box.

Put a name for this forward in the Server Type box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you.

When you are done click the Add button.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Compex NetPassage-16A 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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