All Pace Plc 5268AC router have a pretty basic firewall that helps protect your local home network from unwanted connection from the Internet. As a rule, firewalls block incoming requests to your network. There are times when you need some of these blocked connections to be unblocked for games or applications. To unblock these connections is a process called creating an open port or port forward.
The basic process to open a port for the Pace Plc 5268AC router is:
- Setup a static IP address on the computer or device you want to forward ports to.
- Login to your Pace Plc 5268AC router.
- Find the port forwarding section.
- Click the Settings link.
- Click the Firewall link.
- Click on Applications, Pinholes and DMZ
- Click the Add a new user-defined application link.
- Setup a port forward.
You are not alone if you think this sounds difficult. We will walk you through each and every step in creating an open port for your Pace Plc 5268AC 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 Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
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.
Now you need to login to the Pace Plc 5268AC router. All Pace Plc 5268AC routers use a web interface, which means you need to login using a web browser. It doesn't matter which browser you use. It can be Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer or a different favorite you have.
After opening your favorite web browser, find the address bar. It will look 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 Pace Plc 5268AC IP Address is: 192.168.1.254 After entering the Pace Plc 5268AC router IP Address just press the enter key. If everything goes as it should you should see a screen like this:
First, click the Settings option at the top of the page.
In order to go any farther you need to have your Device Access Code. This information (unless you have changed it) is printed on the router label. It also may be found by looking through your router's paperwork.
After entering the correct Access Code you should then be taken to the following page:
The Settings should be highlighted at this point. If not click it again.
Directly under the Settings menu is a sub-menu. Choose the option of Firewall.
Below that choose Applications, Pinholes and DMZ.
You should now see a page similar to the one above. Scroll down to the bottom of this page. Click the option of Add a new user-defined application.
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:
Put a name for this forward in the Application Profile 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.
Choose the protocol that you are forwarding from the Protocol radio button.
In this router if you need both TCP and UDP forwarded then you need to create a duplicate configuration. One of the configurations has TCP selected and the other one has UDP selected.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Port From and the Port To boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Port From box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Port To box.
Type the port to forward into the Map to Host Port box.
Click the Add to List button when you are all done.
Don't forget to click the Add to List button when you are done.
When you are finished creating a port forward for all the ports you need open you should end up back on the following page:
On this page, at the bottom of 1) Select a Computer enter the IP Address you setup in Step 1 in the box labeled Enter IP Address. Then hit the Choose to the right of that box.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and find the button labeled User-defined. Click this link and then select the port forwards you just created in the Applications List. Then click the Add button to move them over to the Hosted Applications box.
When you are finished click the Save button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Once you are finished forwarding ports on the Pace Plc 5268AC router you should test them to see if the ports were forwarded correctly.
To do this we recommend using our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results
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