Your Draytek Vigor 2800G router has a firewall in place that helps protect it from unwanted Internet activity. The firewall does this by blocking all incoming and outgoing connections that have not been approved. Some online games and applications will run much smoother if you approve additional connections for that game or app. To do this you need to create what is called a port forward.
In this guide I will show you exactly how to port forward on the Draytek Vigor 2800G router. I will walk you through the following steps:
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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.
Port forwarding does not approve the port for the entire network, only one device on your network.
After you have finished creating a static IP address, write it down. You will need the static IP address a little later in this guide.
We can now login to the Draytek Vigor 2800G router. This router uses a web interface to make router setting changes so you need to open a web browser.
It should not matter which browser you decide to use, simply pick one you are familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox.
Open up the web browser and find the address bar. This is normally at the top of the page like the image below:
As you can see in the image above I have circled the address bar. I have also entered the router's default IP address. Go ahead and do the same unless you have changed the router's IP address in the past. The router's IP address can also be called the computer's default gateway or the router's GUI address.
After you have entered the router's IP address simply press the Enter key on your computer keyboard. If the correct IP address was entered in the address bar you will see a login screen similar to the one below:
If you do not see a screen or box prompting you for a username and password, then the IP address was entered incorrectly or it has been changed. To find out what the current router IP address is, follow the directions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
Enter your username and password, and then click the OK or Login button to gain access to your Draytek Vigor 2800G router.
If the above username and password did not work there are several things that can be done:
It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To help you with this step, we begin on the System Status page of the interface.
First, open up the NAT option in the left sidebar of the page.
Then under that pick the option of Port Redirection.
You are now on the correct page to make a port forward.
In this last port forwarding step, I will show you what data to enter in your router to get your ports forwarded. To do that we need you to fill in the following two boxes:
(Enter the static IP address you created in the first step in the IP address box above.)
Now we can move on to our router simulator. It will show you exactly what information to enter in your router based on the choices you make above. Right now we are showing the ports for XBox Live. If this is correct, simply fill in the boxes in your router as you see them here.
Once you are finished entering port forwards, click the OK button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Draytek Vigor 2800G 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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