Opening Ports in a Linksys BEFSX41 Router
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Linksys BEFSX41 v1.50 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:
- Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your Linksys BEFSX41 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Applications & Gaming link.
- Click on Port Range Forwarding.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Linksys BEFSX41 v1.50 router.
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After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
Now we are going to login to your Linksys BEFSX41 v1.50 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:
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 Linksys BEFSX41 v1.50 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
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default Linksys BEFSX41 Router Username is: blank
- The Default Linksys BEFSX41 Router Password is: admin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Linksys BEFSX41 v1.50 router.
Linksys Usernames and Passwords
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Click the Applications & Gaming link near the top of the page.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Range Forwarding.
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:
Enter the name of the program into the Application box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Start and the End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Start box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the End box.
Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the IP Address box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.
In the Enable checkbox put a checkmark.
When you're finished, click Save Settings near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Linksys BEFSX41 v1.50 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.
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