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Huawei EchoLife HG520u Router Port Forwarding Guide

Huawei EchoLife_HG520u 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 EchoLife HG520u router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Basic link.
    • Click on NAT.
    • Click the Virtual Server button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Huawei EchoLife_HG520u 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.

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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

Now we are going to login to your Huawei EchoLife_HG520u 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:


192.168.1.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Huawei EchoLife_HG520u router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to: 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:

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

  • The Default Huawei EchoLife HG520u Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Huawei EchoLife HG520u Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Huawei EchoLife_HG520u 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 EchoLife_HG520u router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei EchoLife_HG520u 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:

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Click the Basic link near the left of the page.

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

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Click the Virtual Server button near the center of the page.

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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:

Create a name for this forward and put it in the Application box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.

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

If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number of the range into the Start Port Number and Start Port (Local) boxes and the highest number of the range into the End Port Number and End Port (Local) boxes. If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into the Start Port Number, End Port Number, Start Port (Local) and End Port (Local) boxes.

Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Local IP Address box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

Click the Submit button when you are done.

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 EchoLife_HG520u 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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