Fastest Huawei B683 Router Open Port Guide

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Huawei B683 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 Huawei B683 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Settings button.
    • Click the Security button.
    • Click on Virtual Server.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Huawei B683 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.

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.

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Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Huawei B683 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:

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

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 Huawei B683 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:

Huawei B683
Huawei B683.

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

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Huawei B683 router.

Huawei Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Huawei B683 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei B683 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:

Huawei B683
Huawei B683.

Click the Settings button near the top of the page.

Huawei B683
Huawei B683.

Click the Security button near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.

Huawei B683
Huawei B683.

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:

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Put a name for this forward in the Name 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.

In the Status dropdown box pick On.

Put the same port number into both the LAN Port and the WAN Port boxes.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the LAN IP Address box. 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.

From the Protocol box select the protocol for the ports that you want to forward.

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 Huawei B683 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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