In this guide I will be showing you how to port forward the HooToo HT-ND003 router. Your router comes with a firewall designed to block unwanted access to and from the Internet. Sometimes you want some of these blocked connections to be unblocked. This is called a port forward because you are forwarding a port through your firewall directly to a device on your home network.
We will be walking through each of the following steps:
- How to setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
- How to login to the HooToo HT-ND003 router.
- How to navigate to the port forwarding section of your HooToo HT-ND003 router.
- And finally, what data to enter to get your ports forwarded.
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 program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
This step will cover how to login to the HooToo HT-ND003 router. In order to do this you need to open a web browser. It shouldn't matter which browser you decide to use but the manual specifically mentions Firefox and Internet Explorer.
After opening the web browser of your choice, locate the address bar, it is normally located at the top of the page 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 HooToo HT-ND003 IP Address is: 10.10.10.252
After typing in the router's IP address, simply click the Enter key on your keyboard. You should then see a page like this:
Simply enter the correct password and you can access the router's web interface.
- The Default HooToo HT-ND003 Router Username is: none
- The Default HooToo HT-ND003 Router Password is: admin
Once you have entered the router's password, click the blue Sign in button.
This is a very common place to get stuck. Here are a few things you can try:
- If you have a slightly different firmware version you may also have a different username/password. Why not try some other common HooToo passwords? Here is our list of current Default HooToo Router Passwords.
- If that did not help, it is probably because you changed the password in the past and have forgotten what you changed it to. If this is the case, we recommend using our Find Password App. This app works for you to find out what you changed that password to. Learn all about it on this Router Password Cracker page.
- Finally if neither of those options helped, it may be time to consider a factory reset. A reset like this is a big step and should not be taken lightly. A factory reset erases all your personal data, not just your password. If this is something you need to do, learn how to reset a router on this page.
At this point in the guide you should be logged into the router. We now need to find the port forwarding section of the device. Let's start on the System Status page.
First, select the option in the left sidebar labeled Expert Setting.
Then under that choose the new option of Port Range
You have made it to the port forwarding page of the HooToo HT-ND003 router.
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:
If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Start Port and the End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box and the highest number of that range into the End Port box.
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the To IP Address box. Note that 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 instead.
Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.
Enable the Enable checkbox by putting a check in it.
When you are finished, click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
Are Your Ports Open
Once you have finished the port forward it is a good idea to check to see if the ports forwarded correctly. In order to do this we have a free Open Port Checker. It is part of our Network Utilities free trial version. Our port checker uses a local application to listen for the server trying to connect. This way we can confirm that your port is forwarded.
Check out more of our guides here.
Interested in router specific guides, check out our website titled setuprouter.com.