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How to open a port on the Huawei SMARTAX MT800

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Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

The basic process to open a port is:

  1. Setup a static ip address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your Huawei SMARTAX MT800 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Other Settings link.
    • Click on NAT.
    • Click the Add button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 router.

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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.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guide to setup a static IP address.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:

In the picture above the address bar has in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 router. Your router's ip address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to:

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 Screenshot 1

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The Default Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 router.

Huawei Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Huawei Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:

Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 Screenshot 2

Click the Other Settings link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click NAT.

Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 Screenshot 3

Click the Add button.

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Step 4

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:

Application :
IP Address :

(The IP Address to forward to should be the same "static ip address" that you setup above)

Our router simulator shows you exactly what data to enter in your router based on your choices above. We are currently showing the ports for XBox Live. You should fill out the boxes in the router as you see them here:

Select REDIRECT from the Rule Type drop down box.

Use the Protocol drop down box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

Enter the ip address to forward these ports to into the Local IP box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your device, you should enter your device's ip address into that box.

Leave Global Address From and Global Address To set to

Leave Destination Port From and Destination Port To set to Any Other Port.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Destination Port From and the Destination Port To boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Destination Port From box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Destination Port To box.

When you are finished, click the Submit button.

Click the Advanced Function link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click IP Filter.

Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 Screenshot 5

Select Low from the Security Level drop down box.

Select Accept from the Public Default Action drop down box.

Select Accept from the Private Default Action drop down box.

When you're finished, click Save & Reboot near the left of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Huawei SMARTAX-MT-800 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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