Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the Icotera i5800 Router

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March 16, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

The Icotera i5800 router has a firewall to help protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. A firewall blocks all traffic to and from the Internet unless the router considers it safe. To make the router consider certain traffic safe you need to create rules for your router. When you get your Icotera i5800 router from the manufacturer there are certain rules already in place. However when you want to play certain games online or use online programs you may need to create additional rules. These rules are frequently called port forwarding rules.

In this guide we will show you how to create port forwards for your Icotera i5800 router. We will walk you through the following steps:

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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.

This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.

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Step 2

It is time to begin the login process for the Icotera i5800 router. To do this you need to use a web browser because this type of router uses a web interface to make setting changes to the device. We recommend using the web browser you feel most comfortable with. Some of the more common browsers are Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

Once you have picked a browser, open it up and locate the address bar. You can normally find an address bar at the top of the page:

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your router and type in your router's IP address.

The default Icotera i5800 IP Address is:

If the default router IP address above did not work or if you know you changed it in the past and don't remember what you changed it to, you need to find out what it is. To do this we recommend following our directions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

Once you have finished entering the router's IP address into the address bar, just click the Enter key and you should be shown a login page similar to this one:

Icotera i5800 default login
Screenshot of Icotera i5800 default login.

You should see a username and password box. Simply enter the values in these boxes and press the Login or OK button to access your Icotera i5800 router.

NOTE: The router username and password are NOT the WiFi username and password.

Can't Login To the Icotera i5800?

If the default username and password did not work, don't panic. There are a few things you can try:

  • First of all, we recommend trying other Icotera username/password combinations. If you have a little different firmware version you could also have a different username and password. Here is our list of Default Icotera Router Passwords.
  • Second, did you change the username or password? If you did then enter those values. Don't remember what you changed them to? Use our Find Password App. It will guess thousands of different combinations for you. Learn more about it on this page.
  • Finally, if you have tried both of the above options and still are locked out of the Icotera i5800 router interface you may need to consider a factory reset. This should be a last resort. A factory reset erases all previously configured settings. Learn the basics of resetting a router on this How to Reset a Router page.

Step 3

You should now be ready to locate the port forwarding section of the Icotera i5800 router. To help you do that we begin on the System Information page:

Icotera i5800 System Information
Screenshot of Icotera i5800 System Information.

Click the option in the left sidebar labeled Port Forwarding under the green heading of Networks.

Icotera i5800 Port Forwarding
Screenshot of Icotera i5800 Port Forwarding.

Congratulations, you have made it to the port forwarding page of the Icotera i5800 router interface.

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:

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Put a name for this forward in the Name box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you.

From the Protocols box select the protocol for the ports that you want to forward.

If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both the left Ext. Ports and the right Ext. Ports boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number into the left Ext. Ports box and the highest number into the right Ext. Ports box.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the Int. IP box. Note that if you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box instead.

Put the port to forward into the Int. Port box.

Verify that you have the Loopback checkbox checked.

Enable the Enabled checkbox by putting a check in it.

Click the Save button after each entry is complete.

When you are completely finished click the Apply button to apply the rules to your Icotera i5800 router.

Are Your Ports Forwarded Correctly?

There are a few different reasons why a port forward rule doesn't go through correctly. To find out if your port opened properly you need to use an Open Port Checker. We (of course) recommend using our Open Port Checker. Most online port checkers assume that you already have an application (such as your game or torrent) listening for the port test on your computer, and then assume that the test was OK simply because they were able to connect to your computer. Our port checker does not do this. We use a local application to see if the ports are open. With our open port check tool you never get a false positive.

Additional Information...

If the port forward did not go through you should use our Port Forwarding Software. Everyday we help a lot of people get their port open. Port forwarding should be easy. Our software provides you with everything you need to easily troubleshoot and fix your port forwarding issues.

Don't forget that here are portforward.com we have a growing list of free guides. We have everything from game walkthroughs to networking and firewalling guides.

We also highly recommend checking out setuprouter.com for all your Icotera i5800 router setup needs. We have guides for setting up a secure WiFi network, how to change your DNS settings, changing the wireless channel, etc...

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