Fastest Microcom AD 2706 Router Port Forwarding Steps

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Microcom AD-2706 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 Microcom AD 2706 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced button.
    • Click the Application link.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
    • Click the User radio button.
    • Click the New button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Microcom AD-2706 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.

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

Now we are going to login to your Microcom AD-2706 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:

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 Microcom AD 2706 IP Address is: 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:

Microcom AD-2706
Microcom AD-2706.

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Microcom AD-2706 router.

Microcom Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Microcom Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Microcom AD-2706 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Microcom AD-2706 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:

Microcom AD-2706
Microcom AD-2706.

Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

Microcom AD-2706
Microcom AD-2706.

Click the Application link near the left of the page.

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

Microcom AD-2706
Microcom AD-2706.

Put a dot into the User radio button.

Microcom AD-2706
Microcom AD-2706.

Click the New button near the bottom of the page.

Microcom AD-2706 port forward
Microcom AD-2706 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:

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You need to name this entry in the Rule Name 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.

Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Port Map, Port Start and the Port End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Port Map, Port Start box and the highest number of that range into the Port End box.

When you are done click the Apply button.

Microcom AD-2706
Microcom AD-2706.

Select the applications you just created in the Available Rules list, then click the Add > button to move them to the Applied Rules box.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Microcom AD-2706 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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