A Huawei HG8245 router includes a basic firewall program to help protect your home network from the Internet. The Firewall is designed to block incoming connections from the Internet. There may be a time when you need a connection opened. When you open a connection through the firewall you are creating an open port or port forward.
In this guide we will show you step by step how to create a port forward for the Huawei HG8245 router.
To open a port for the Huawei HG8245 router you need to:
Don't panic if this seems difficult at first, we will walk you each and every step for the Huawei HG8245 router.
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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.
Let's login to the Huawei HG8245 router. To do this you need to use a web browser because routers use a web interface program.
If all went well, you should see the box above appear on your screen. This box asks you for your Account and Password.
Enter your account and password, and then click the Login button to access the Huawei HG8245 router.
If your account and password did not work we recommend visiting the Default Huawei Router Passwords page.
If you are still unable to login to the Huawei HG8245 router it could be that you changed your account and password and then forgot. If this is the case it may be time to consider a router reset. A factory reset like this one reverts all data back to how it was from the factory including the router's account/username and password. If this is an option check out our How to Reset a Router Password guide.
After logging into the Huawei HG8245 router you need to navigate to the port forwarding section. This is how you do it:
From the Home page, click on the link at the top of the page labeled Forward Rules.
At this point, the menu on the left side of the page changes. Click the new option of Port Mapping Configuration in the left menu.
You are now on the correct page to create a port forward. In order for us to show you exactly how to configure the Huawei HG8245 router you need to answer two questions:
(The above IP Address needs to match the Static IP Address you created in Step 1)
Welcome to our router simulator. It shows you exactly what data to enter in your router based on what choices you picked above. Currently we are showing the ports for XBox Live.
Just fill out the boxes in your router like you see them below:
That's it, simply click the Apply button when you are finished.
Once you have finished forwarding the ports on the Huawei HG8245 router you need to test them to see if they have been forwarded correctly.
To test if you have forwarded your ports correctly you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Checker tool is the only one online that has Guaranteed Results.
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