Fastest Humax HG100RE-02V Router Open Port Guide
Your Humax HG100RE-02V router protects your home network by limiting incoming connections from the internet. Sometimes it is necessary to unblock some of those connections like when you want to create a direct connection for gaming, use a specific application, or set up a new device on your network. This process is called forwarding or opening a port. In your Humax HG100RE-02V router you many need to open a port which means assigning a port number or set of port numbers to a specific IP address. This routes the incoming data to the correct device on your network.
To open ports in your Humax HG100RE-02V router follow the steps below:
- Go ahead and setup a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding these ports to.
- Go ahead and log in to your Humax HG100RE-02V router.
- Navigate to the Forwarding section in your Humax HG100RE-02V router.
- Click the Advanced tab, which can be found at the left of the screen.
- Click on the Forwarding tab at the left of the screen.
- Go ahead and create a Forwarding entry.
If this sounds difficult you are not alone. We will walk you through each step in opening a port for the Humax HG100RE-02V router.
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Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address
It is important to set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports remain forwarded even after a reboot, power outage, or other type of device or router disconnect.
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After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
Step 2 - Login To Your Humax Router
In order to login to the Humax HG100RE-02V router you need to use a web browser. The Humax HG100RE-02V router uses what is called a web interface where you can access and control router settings.
Go ahead and open up your favorite web browser. If you don't have a favorite or are not sure what this means, open up Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
If this step is confusing, we have simplified it for you with this link: Login to your HG100RE-02V Router
Find the address bar once you have opened up a web browser. This is usually located at the top of the page, like in the image below.
In the screenshot above you should see an address bar with the address of 192.168.1.1 in it. This is your router's IP address, sometimes called the computer's default gateway.
The Humax HG100RE-02V router's default IP address is: 192.168.1.1
Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.
Enter the username and password for the Humax HG100RE-02V in the corresponding boxes. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.
- The default Humax HG100RE-02V Router Username is: admin
- The default Humax HG100RE-02V Router Password is: password
To log in to your Humax HG100RE-02V router, enter your username and password, and then click the Login button.
Humax Username and Password Trouble
If the username and password that you typed in did not work, check out our Default Humax Router Passwords page for other ideas about possible passwords.
If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in, you may need to reset your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the Humax HG100RE-02V router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults. Router settings may also change when you reset, so make a note of your current router settings before you reset.
Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section
You should be on the home page of your Humax HG100RE-02V router once you have successfully logged in. Find the Forwarding section of your router.
- Find the Advanced tab located near the left of the screen and click it.
- Find the Forwarding tab located near the left of the screen and click it.
You should now be on a page that says Forwarding.
Step 4 - Create A Port Forward Entry
Make sure that it is necessary for you to open a port in your router before doing so, since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.
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:
- Create a name for this forward and type it into the Description box. Since the name does not have an effect on the functionality of the forward, choose a name that will help you remember why the forward was created.
- You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Local box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.
- Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both then choose that. Otherwise select either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have Both then you have to create two entries.
- To forward a single port, enter the port number into the External Port Start box. To forward a range of ports, enter the entire range into the External Port Start box.
- Leave the Port Start and Port End Local boxes blank.
- Click the Add button at the bottom of the page when you are completely finished to apply these changes.
Test If Your Ports Are Open
Finally, I strongly recommend testing to see if you forwarded the Humax HG100RE-02V ports correctly. To do this you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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