The Huawei Etisalat HG532e router has a firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet activity. The firewall does this by blocking all incoming and outgoing connections that are not authorized. Some online applications run better with additional connections authorized. This process of opening additional connections is called a port forward.
In this guide I will show you exactly how to port forward on the Huawei Etisalat HG532e router. I will cover how to:
- setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
- login to the Huawei Etisalat HG532e router web interface.
- find the port forwarding page in the router's web interface.
- setup a port forward for the online game or program of your choice.
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.
- Recommended - Our free Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
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.
TIP: Write this static IP address down. You need it later in this port forwarding process.
In order to login to the Huawei Etisalat HG532e router interface you need to open a web browser. It typically doesn't matter what browser you decide to use, I recommend picking the one you are most comfortable with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Once you have opened the web browser, find the address bar. This is located at the top of the page like this:
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 Etisalat HG532e router IP address is: 192.168.1.1
After you enter the router's IP address and press Enter on your keyboard you should see a login screen like the one below:
If you don't see a screen similar to the one above it is because the IP address was not correct. To find out what the router's IP address is currently, follow the directions on the How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
Go ahead and enter the router's username and password into the spaces provided.
- The Default Huawei HG532e Router Username is: admin
- The Default Huawei HG532e Router Password is: password
This is a pretty common place to get stuck. If you find yourself here, don't panic, there are a few things you can try:
- First, check all the different Huawei default combinations. Here is our list of all known Default Huawei Router Passwords.
- Second, try and guess what the password/username was changed to. Use our Find Password App to make this step easier.
- Finally, if you still are stuck after trying both of the above options, it may be time to consider a factory reset. Learn more about this option on the How to Reset a Router page.
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:
Begin by selecting the Advanced option in the left sidebar.
Then, choose the option of NAT.
This takes you to the page you see here. Click the option at the top of the page labeled Port Mapping.
You are now on the correct page to make a port forward entry.
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:
Enable the Customization radio button.
Select an available connection using the Interface dropdown box.
Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.
You can leave the Remote host box blank.
If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the External start port and the External end port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the External start port box and the highest number of that range into the External end port box.
Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Internal host box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
Put the port to forward into the Internal port box.
You need to name this entry in the Mapping name box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.
Click the Submit button when you are all done.
When you are finished, don't forget to click the Submit button to save your port forward entries.
Test Your Ports
Are your the ports you just forwarded really open? An easy way to find out is use our free Open Port Checker. It uses a local application to see if the ports are open or not. This guarantees our port checkers accuracy.
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