Your B2268H router helps to protect your network by blocking incoming internet connections. This is an important feature that helps you to control which applications have access to your network. Sometimes you want to allow network access to a specific application in order to play a game, connect a device, or use an app. The Huawei B2268H can unblock certain incoming connections through port forwarding or by opening a port. You can open ports in your B2268H by assigning specific ports to an IP address. Forwarding these ports directs incoming data to a specific device or application.
Follow these steps to open a port in your Huawei B2268H router:
- On the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to, you will need to set up a static IP address.
- Log in to your Huawei B2268H router.
- Find the Port Forwarding section in your Huawei B2268H router.
- Find the Network Setting tab at the left of the screen and click it.
- Click on the link called NAT.
- 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 Huawei B2268H router. Just follow along as we lead you through the process of opening a port in your router.
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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.
In order to login to the Huawei B2268H router you need to use a web browser. The Huawei B2268H router uses what is called a web interface where you can access and control router settings.
Go ahead and open up your favorite web browser. If you don't have a favorite or are not sure what this means, open up Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
If this step is confusing, we have simplified it for you with this link: Login to your B2268H Router
Find the address bar once you have opened up a web browser. This is usually located at the top of the page, like in the image below.
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your web browser and type in your router's IP address.
The Huawei B2268H router's default IP address is: 192.168.1.1
Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.
Enter the username and password for the Huawei B2268H in the corresponding boxes. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.
- The default Huawei B2268H Router Username is: admin
- The default Huawei B2268H Router Password is: LTEcpe
To log in to your Huawei B2268H router, enter your username and password, and then click the Login button.
Huawei Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password did not work, go to our Default Huawei Router Passwords page for help.
If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. **Note:**After resetting the Huawei B2268H router your username and password revert back to factory defaults.
After successfully logging in to your Huawei B2268H router you should see the router's home page on your screen. Find the Port Forwarding section of your router.
- Find the Network Setting tab at the left of the screen and click on it.
- Click on the NAT link.
You should now be on a page that says Port Forwarding.
Make sure that you must 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:
- Click the button labeled Add new rule.
Select User Defined from the Service Name drop-down box. Then, in the User Defined 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.
Choose your internet connection from the WAN Interface drop-down box. If you have more than one option and aren't sure which is correct, the Connection Status section of your router may tell you something.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into both of the Start Port and both of the End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into both of the Start Port boxes. Then enter the highest number of that range into both of the End Port boxes.
In the Server IP Address box, enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This may be the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network that you want to forward ports to.
Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both, then choose that. Otherwise, choose either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have Both, then you have to create two entries.
Click the Apply button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.
Test Your Open Ports
Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Huawei B2268H router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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