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Forwarding Ports in a Huawei SmartAX MT880 Router

This is the open port guide for the Huawei SmartAX MT880. We also have the following related guides:

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Huawei SmartAX-MT880 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 MT880 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Basic link.
    • Click the NAT link.
    • Click the Redirect button.
    • Click the New 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-MT880 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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After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Huawei SmartAX-MT880 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:


192.168.1.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Huawei SmartAX-MT880 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: 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:

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

  • The Default Huawei SmartAX MT880 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Huawei SmartAX MT880 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Huawei SmartAX-MT880 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-MT880 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei SmartAX-MT880 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:

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Click the Basic link near the left of the page.

Click the NAT link.

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Put a dot into the Redirect radio button.

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Click the New button near the center of the page.

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Step 4

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:

Select the protocol type using the Protocol radio button. If you need both TCP and UDP then create a duplicate configuration.

The first configuration needs to have TCP selected while the second one has UDP selected.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the Local Address box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

Verify that Global Address From and Global Address To is set to 192.168.1.1.

If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Local Port and Destination Port From box and the highest number of that range into the Destination Port To box. If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Local Port and Destination Port From and the Destination Port To boxes.

When you are done click the Submit button.

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Click the Tools link near the left of the page.

Click the Save & Reboot link.

Put a dot into the Save radio button.

Click the Submit button near the bottom of the page.

Put a dot into the Reboot radio button.

Click the Submit button near the bottom of the page.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Huawei SmartAX-MT880 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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