The Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 router has a basic firewall that protects your home network from unwanted Internet access. Your firewall blocks unauthorized connections that may be needed by some online games or applications. To fix this you need to create what is called a port forward.
In this guide I will walk you through each step in the port forwarding process for the Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 router. These steps are how to:
- Setup a Static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
- Login to your Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Application link.
- Click on Port Forwarding.
- Create a port forward entry.
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.
- Recommended - Our free Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.
Write this static IP address down. You need it later in this guide.
It is now time to login to the Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 router user interface. To do this you need to open a web browser because this router uses a web user interface. It normally doesn't matter which web browser you decide to use, simply pick one you are comfortable with such as Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.
Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your router and type in your router's IP address.
The default Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. If you don't see a login screen, you need to find out what the router's current IP address is. Follow the directions on my How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
- By default the Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 router has a username of: admin
- By default the Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 router has a password of: admin
Enter your username and password, and then click the OK button to log in to your Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 router.
This is a pretty common place to get stuck. If you find yourself here, don't panic, there are a few things you can try:
- First, I recommend checking all the different Fiber Home default combinations. Here is our list of all known Default Fiber Home Router Passwords.
- Second, try and guess what the password/username was changed to. Use our Find Password App to make this step easier.
- Finally, if you still are stuck after trying both of the above options, it may be time to consider a factory reset. Learn more about this option on the How to Reset a Router page.
Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the Device Information page in your router interface:
First, select the Application link at the top of the page.
Now if you look in the left sidebar you will see a new group of options. Choose the one titled Port Forwarding.
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:
You need to name this entry in the Discription 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.
If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the left hand Public Port and Private Port boxes and the highest number of that range into the right hand Public Port and Private Port boxes.
If you are forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both of the Public Port and both of the Private Port boxes.
Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the IP box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.
Use the Enable dropdown box to choose Enable.
Click the Apply button when you are finished.
Don't forget to click the Apply button when you are finished.
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 Fiber Home AN5506 04 F2 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.
Check out our other guides here. We have a growing list of free gaming, networking, and software guides here at portforward.com.
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