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Easiest Way to Get an Open Port on the Huawei SmartAX MT880a Router

This is the open port guide for the Huawei SmartAX MT880a v3. We also have the following related guides:

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Huawei SmartAX_MT880av3 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 MT880a router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Basic link.
    • Click on NAT.
    • Click the Virtual Server 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_MT880av3 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_MT880av3 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_MT880av3 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 MT880a Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Huawei SmartAX MT880a Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Huawei SmartAX_MT880av3 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_MT880av3 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei SmartAX_MT880av3 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.

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

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Click the Virtual Server button near the center of the page.

Huawei SmartAX_MT880av3 port forward

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:

You need to name this entry in the Application box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.

In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.

If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range into the Start Port Number and Start Port (Local) boxes. Then enter the highest number of the range into the End Port Number and End Port (Local) boxes. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Start Port Number, End Port Number, Start Port (Local) and End Port (Local) boxes.

Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Local IP Address box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

Click the Submit button when you are 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_MT880av3 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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