Here in this guide we show you how to forward ports on the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router.
Your Huawei SmartAX MT882 router has a pretty basic firewall that helps protect your home network from any unwanted access coming from the Internet. A firewall by default blocks incoming connections that you may want open for a game or application. This process is called a Port Forward because you are forwarding a port through the firewall directly to a device in your home network.
The basic process involved with forwarding a port is:
Don't panic if these steps seem difficult at first. We will be walking you through each step involved with forwarding ports on your Huawei SmartAX MT882 router.
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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.
This step involves logging into the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router. Your router uses a web interface, meaning you need to login using a web browser. A web browser is what you use to browse the Internet. It can be Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer. It does not matter what browser you decide to use.
Open up a web browser of your choice and find the address bar. The address bar is typically at the top of the page, like this:
In the image above the address bar has the numbers 192.168.1.1 in it. All you need to do is replace what is in this address bar with the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router's IP address. If you have never changed this address it is referred to as the router's default IP Address or the default gateway.
If you have changed the IP Address in the past and have forgotten what it was, check out this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page to help.
The default Huawei SmartAX MT882 router IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
After you enter the IP Address simply press the Enter key on your computer's keyboard. If everything goes as it should you see the following page:
You are on the right page if you see a box asking you for a username and password.
Go ahead and enter the username and password, and click the OK button to login to the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router.
If the username and password you used did not work we recommend trying other Huawei usernames and passwords. Visit our Default Huawei Router Passwords page for a full list.
If you are still unable to login to the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router web interface it may be that you have changed the router's IP Address in the past and have forgotten. The next step is to try and figure out what you changed the password to. Try our Find Password App. It will help you crack the username and password.
The final option if you still can't login to the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router is to reset the device back to factory defaults. This is not recommended because you lose all settings you have changed in the past. If this is something you must consider read our How to Reset a Router page.
Assuming you were able to login to the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router, it is time to find the port forwarding section of the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router. To do this let's start on the first page of your router:
Select the Advanced option in the left sidebar of the page.
This opens up a new group of settings. Click the new option of Virtual Server in the left sidebar.
It is now time to enter some data into your router. In order for us to show you exactly what data to enter you need to answer the following 2 questions:
(Remember the IP Address above needs to match the Static IP Address you setup in Step 1)
Below is our router simulator section. It shows you what to enter in your router based on your choices above. Right now we are showing the ports for XBox Live. All you need to do is fill in the boxes exactly as you see them below:
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:
Don't forget to click the Apply button after each port forward entry.
To save these port forwards permanently you need to go to the Tools link in the left sidebar then under that click the System Settings option. From there select the option of Save & Restart.
Congratulations on forwarding the ports for the Huawei SmartAX MT882 router. After a port forward is complete you should always check to see if it was forwarded correctly. To do this we recommend downloading our FREE Open Port Checker. It can be found in our Network Utilities tool. Learn more about how to check to see if your ports are open in our How To Check For Open Ports guide.
If this guide helped you, we recommend these guides for more router specific information:
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