Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL 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 Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Advanced button.
- Click on Port Forwarding.
- Click the Custom Rules link.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL router.
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.
- Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
Now we are going to login to your Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL 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:
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 Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL IP Address is: 192.168.0.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL Router Username is: admin
- The Default Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL Router Password is: admin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL router.
Ovislink Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Ovislink Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL router back to its factory settings.
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:
Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.
The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.
Click the Custom Rules link near the center of the page.
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:
Use the Connection dropdown box to select an available connection.
Put a checkmark in the Enable checkbox.
Make up a name to put in the Application box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.
The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.
Try entering 192.168.0.1 into the Source IP Address box. The numbers 192.168.0.1 stand for any assigned IP address. When you enter that number it means whatever external IP address has been assigned to my router. If that does not work you have to enter your external IP address manually. This may be a problem because your external IP address can change. When it changes these ports will not be forwarded properly.
Put 192.168.0.1 into the Source Netmask box.
You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Destination IP Address 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.
You can leave Destination Netmask set to 192.168.0.1.
If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Destination Port Map, Destination Port Start and the Destination 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 Destination Port Map, Destination Port Start box and the highest number of that range into the Destination Port End box.
When you are finished, click the Apply button.
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 Save Settings near the left of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Ovislink EVO-WR54ADSL 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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