This Huawei HG533 has a firewall that helps keep your home network safe from unwanted Internet activity. The firewall does this by blocking incoming and outgoing connections that have not been authorized. Sometimes online games or other applications require additional connections or ports to be opened so you fully enjoy the game. The process of opening these ports is called a port forward.
In this guide we will walk you through each of the following steps in order to get your ports forwarded on the Huawei HG533:
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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.
TIP: I recommend writing this static IP address down. You need to enter the static IP address down in Step 4.
In order to login to the Huawei HG533 router you need to use a web browser. The web browser you choose to open does not matter, I recommend picking one you are familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, or Firefox.
Open 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, the address bar has been circled and has 192.168.1.1 in it. All you need to do is replace what is currently in the address bar with the router's IP address. The router's IP address can be called the router's GUI address or the computer's default gateway.
The Huawei HG533 has a default IP address of: 192.168.1.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press the Enter key. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
If you are not shown the above image or one very similar to it, then the router's IP address has been changed. To find out what the new address is, follow the instructions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
You should see a box prompting you for a username and password.
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Huawei HG533 router.
If you were unable to access the router with the above passwords, here are a few things you can try:
We will now show you exactly how to find the port forwarding section of the Huawei HG533 router. Let's start on the General Summary page:
First, click the option of Advanced in the left sidebar.
A new page should appear. Again click the option of Advanced in the left sidebar.
Now a new set of choices appears below that, pick the option of NAT.
Click the Port Mapping option at the top of the page.
You are now on the correct page to make a port forward.
In this fourth step, I will show you what data to enter in your router to get your ports forwarded on the Huawei HG533 router. To do this we need you to answer two questions:
(In the above box, enter the static IP address you created in Step 1)
This next section is our router simulator. It shows you exactly what to enter based on the questions you answered above. Currently we are showing the ports for XBox Live. If that is correct, simply fill in the boxes as you see them here:
When you are finished, click the Submit button to save your changes.
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Huawei HG533 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.
Remember if you need a little extra help with the port forwarding process, use our Port Forwarding Software. We do all the hard work for you. Our software troubleshoots, diagnoses, and fixes all your port forwarding problems.
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