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Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR Router Open Port Guide

A Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router protects your home network by blocking unwanted incoming internet connections and acting as a basic firewall. Sometimes you need to open a port in your router in order to get a good connection for a game or to use a specific device on your network. The CGN3ACSMR lets you choose the applications that are allowed to connect through an open port. By opening a port in your router you allow a specific application or game to send data from the internet to your home network.

To open ports in your Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router follow the steps below:

  1. On the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to, you will need to set up a static IP address.
  2. Login to your Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router.
  3. In your Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router, navigate to the Port Forwarding section.
    • Find the Basic tab at the top of the screen and click on it.
    • Click the Port Forwarding tab at the center of the screen.
  4. Go ahead and create a Port Forwarding entry.

If the process of forwarding ports in your router seems difficult to you, you are not alone! Do not get discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening a port in the Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router. Just follow along as we lead you through the process of opening a port in your router.



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Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address

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 - Login To Your Hitron Technologies Router

Log in to your Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router. To log in you will need to use a web browser since the Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR uses a web interface to access router configurations.

Open up whichever internet browser that you are comfortable with. If you are not sure which one to use, then go ahead and open Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

To help with confusion, we have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your CGN3ACSMR Router

Once you have opened a web browser, find the address bar which is usually located at the top of the screen. The image below shows an example of this.


192.168.0.1

Look at the screenshot above and find 192.168.0.1 in the address bar. This is your router's IP address (which is sometimes called the computer's default gateway.)

The Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router's default IP address is: 192.168.0.1

After typing your router's IP address into the address bar, make sure to click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box similar to the one shown below.

router login screen

Go ahead and enter the username and password for the Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router in the spaces available. Remember if you have changed them in the past, you need to enter those values.

  • The default Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR Router Username is: cusadmin
  • The default Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR Router Password is: cusadmin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router.

Hitron Technologies Usernames and Passwords

If the username or password did not work check out our Default Hitron Technologies Router Passwords page.

If you are unable to log in even after trying the above list of passwords you may need to consider a reset for your router. Our guide How to Reset a Router can help you with that. After resetting the Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router your username and password will be reverted back to factory defaults.

Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section

You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Port Forwarding section on the home page of the Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router.

router status mac address internet IP

  • Find the Basic tab at the top of the screen and click on it.
  • Click on the Port Forwarding tab, which can be found at the center of the screen.

You are now on the Port Forwarding page.

port forwarding nat screenshot

Step 4 - Create A Port Forward Entry

Make sure that it is necessary for you to open a port in your router before doing so, since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.

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:

  1. Click on the Add Rule button.

  2. In the Application Name box, type in a name for this forward. This will serve as a reminder to you in the future as to why this forward was set up, so give it a name that makes sense to you.

  3. If you are forwarding a single port number, enter it into the Public Port box. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Public Port box followed by a hyphen followed by the largest number. For example a range of port numbers might look like this: 1000-2000.

  4. Enter the exact same values that you put in the Public Port box, into the Private Port box.

  5. Select the protocol type of the ports that you are forwarding from the Protocol dropdown box. If your router has the option of Both, then go ahead and select that. Otherwise select either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP but your router does not have Both, then you will need to create two entries.

  6. Find the Local IP Address box and enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This can be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address for devices on your network that you want to forward ports for.

  7. Make the Any selection in the Remote IP Address drop down list.

  8. Choose On from the Status dropdown box.

  9. When you are completely finished, click the Save button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes.

Test Your Ports To See If They Are Open

Use our Network Utilities software, (which includes a free Open Port Checker tool) to test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Hitron Technologies CGN3ACSMR router correctly. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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