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Forwarding Ports in a Huawei SmartAX MT880 Router

This is the open port guide for the Huawei SmartAX MT880 v2. We also have the following related guides:

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Huawei SmartAX-MT880v2 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 Advanced link.
    • Click on Virtual Server.
  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-MT880v2 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-MT880v2 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-MT880v2 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:

Huawei SmartAX-MT880v2

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-MT880v2 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-MT880v2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei SmartAX-MT880v2 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-MT880v2

Click the Advanced link near the left of the page.

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

Huawei SmartAX-MT880v2

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 Enabled radio button.

Make up a name to put in the Name box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.

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

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol Type box.

Put the same port number into both the Private Port and the Public Port boxes.

Be sure that there is a dot in the Always radio button.

Click the Apply button when you are all done.

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-MT880v2 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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