How to Forward Ports in a Huawei EchoLife HG8245H Router

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November 11, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

In this guide we will be explaining how to open a port on the Huawei EchoLife HG8245H router.

First, let's discuss the Huawei HG8245H firewall. This firewall is a pretty basic firewall designed to protect your home network from any unwanted access from the Internet. Sometimes it becomes necessary to unblock some of the blocked connections. When you unblock a connection to the Internet you are opening a port. This is frequently called a port forward because you are forwarding a port directly from the Internet to a specific device on your home network.

To open a port on the Huawei EchoLife HG8245H router you need to:

  1. Setup a static IP address on the device or computer you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Login to your Huawei EchoLife HG8245H router.
  3. Find the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Forward Rules link.
    • Click on Port Mapping Configuration.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

You are definitely not alone if this sounds difficult. Don't worry, we will walk you through each step in the process.

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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

We can now login to the Huawei EchoLife HG8245H router. The Huawei EchoLife HG8245H router has a web interface, meaning you need to login using a web browser. The web browser you choose is not important. Some common web browsers include Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Edge.

Go ahead and 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 EchoLife HG8245H IP Address is:

After you have entered the correct IP Address you can simply press the Enter key on your keyboard. If all goes according to plan you will see the following screen:

Huawei HG8245H Login
Huawei HG8245H Login.

Do you see a screen prompting you for your Account and Password?

Go ahead and enter the Account and Password. Then press the Login button to access the Huawei EchoLife HG8245H router.

Having Trouble with the Huawei Username and Password

If the Account and/or Password did not work then we recommend trying some other Huawei usernames and passwords. Check out our list of them here on this Default Huawei Router Passwords page.

If you are still unable to login it may be that you have forgotten that you have changed the Huawei EchoLife HG8245H username and password. If this is the case you may nee to reset the router. Learn more about this in the How to Reset a Router Password guide.

Step 3

It is now time to locate the port forwarding section of your router. To do that let us start on the first page of the router:

Huawei HG8245H Device Information
Huawei HG8245H Device Information.

Select the option at the top of the page labeled Forward Rules.

Huawei HG8245H Port Mapping Configuration
Huawei HG8245H Port Mapping Configuration.

After clicking the option of Port Mapping Configuration in the left sidebar you should arrive on the page you see above.

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 checkmark in the Enable Port Mapping checkbox.

Use the WAN Name dropdown box to select an available connection.

Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.

If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range into the Start External Port, Start External Source Port and Start Internal Port boxes. Then enter the highest number of the range into the End External Port, End External Source Port and End Internal Port boxes. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Start External Port, Start External Source Port, End External Port, End External Source Port, Start Internal Port and End Internal Port boxes.

Put a name for this forward in the Mapping 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.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Internal Host 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.

When you are done click the Apply button.

Don't forget to click the Apply button after each entry.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Once you have finished forwarding the ports on the Huawei EchoLife HG8245H router you should test them to be sure they forwarded correctly. In order to do this, we recommend using our Network Utilities tool. This includes a free Open Port Checker. This port checking tool is the only one online that has Guaranteed Results.

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