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:
- Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your Huawei SMARTAX MT800 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Other Settings link.
- Click on NAT.
- Click the Add button.
- 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.
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.
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:
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 SMARTAX MT800 IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default Huawei SMARTAX MT800 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Huawei SMARTAX MT800 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
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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.
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:
Click the Other Settings link near the left of the page.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click NAT.
Click the Add button.
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:
Set the Rule Type drop down box to Redirect. The Protocol type should be set to the protocol that application you are forwarding ports for requires. If you don't know what protocol to select, take a look at our ports page. Enter your computer or devices IP address in to the Local IP boxes. The Global Address From and Global Address To boxes should be set to all zeros. Setting them to zeros tell your router to use any external IP address available. Enter a range of ports to forward into the Destination Port From and Destination Port To boxes. The lowest port in the range should go in to the Desitnation Port From box, and the highest port in the range should go in to the Destination Port To box. Repeat this step until all the ports for the application have been forwarded.
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 192.168.1.1.
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.
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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