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Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the EnGenius ESR 9750G Router

EnGenius ESR-9750G 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 EnGenius ESR 9750G router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced link.
    • Click the Port map. or the Port fw. button to forward ports.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your EnGenius ESR-9750G 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 EnGenius ESR-9750G 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 EnGenius ESR-9750G 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:

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

  • The Default EnGenius ESR 9750G Router Username is: admin
  • The Default EnGenius ESR 9750G Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your EnGenius ESR-9750G router.

EnGenius Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your EnGenius ESR-9750G router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your EnGenius ESR-9750G 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 Advanced link near the left of the page.

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This router has two different sections that allow you to forward ports. One section allows you to forward a range of ports, and the other allows you to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, click Port map.. To forward a single port, click Port fw..

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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:

Forwarding a Port Range

Put a name for this forward in the Description 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.

You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Local IP 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.

Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.

If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both the left Port Range and the right Port Range boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number into the left Port Range box and the highest number into the right Port Range box.

When you are done click the Add button.

EnGenius ESR-9750G port forward

Forwarding a Single Port

You need to name this entry in the Description box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.

You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Local IP 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.

Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.

Enter the same port number to be forwarded into both the Local Port and the Public Port boxes.

Click the Add button when you are all done.

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 EnGenius ESR-9750G 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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