Your Huawei EchoLife HG532 router has a firewall. This is essential to keep your home network secure from Internet threats. In very basic terms a firewall works by blocking all unauthorized connections to and from the Internet. By default your router has only opened a few connections (ports) so you browse the Internet in relative safety. Some games or online programs will run much smoother if you open additional ports. To do this you need to create a port forward.
In this guide I will show you exactly how to port forward on the Huawei EchoLife HG532 router. I will walk you through the following steps:
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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.
Port forwarding does not approve the port for the entire network, only one device on your network.
After you have finished creating a static IP address, write it down. You will need the static IP address a little later in this guide.
We can now login to the Huawei EchoLife HG532 router. This router uses a web interface to make router setting changes so you need to open a web browser.
It should not matter which browser you decide to use, simply pick one you are familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox.
Open up the web browser and find the address bar. This is normally at the top of the page like the image below:
As you can see in the image above I have circled the address bar. I have also entered the router's default IP address. Go ahead and do the same unless you have changed the router's IP address in the past. The router's IP address can also be called the computer's default gateway or the router's GUI address.
After you have entered the router's IP address simply press the Enter key on your computer keyboard. If the correct IP address was entered in the address bar you will see a login screen similar to the one below:
If you do not see a screen or box prompting you for a username and password, then the IP address was entered incorrectly or it has been changed. To find out what the current router IP address is, follow the directions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
Enter your username and password, and then click the Enter key to gain access to your Huawei EchoLife HG532 router.
If the above username and password did not work there are several things that can be done:
It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To help you with this step, we begin on the Device Information page of the interface.
First, click the Advanced link in the left sidebar.
A new menu appears. In this new menu click the option of NAT.
Next, click the option of Port Mapping at the top of the page.
You are now on the correct page to make your port forward entry.
Now we are ready to enter some data in your router. In order to show you exactly how to configure your router we need you to answer 2 questions:
(Make sure the IP address above contains the static IP address you created in step 1)
With the information you provided above we can show you exactly what to enter in your router to get your ports forwarded on the Huawei EchoLife HG532 router. We are currently showing that you want to port forward for XBox Live. If this is correct, simply fill in the boxes in your router exactly as you see them below.
Make sure to click the Submit button when you are finished with each entry.
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Huawei EchoLife HG532 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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