ReadyNet ACM1200M Router Open Port Guide

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September 19, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Your ReadyNet ACM1200M router protects your home network by limiting incoming connections from the internet. Sometimes it is necessary to unblock some of those connections like when you want to create a direct connection for gaming, use a specific application, or set up a new device on your network. This process is called forwarding or opening a port. In your ReadyNet ACM1200M router you many need to open a port, which means assigning a port number or set of port numbers to a specific IP address. This routes the incoming data to the correct device on your network.

To open a port in your ReadyNet ACM1200M router, follow these important steps:

  1. Go ahead and set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Go ahead and log in to your ReadyNet ACM1200M router.
  3. Find the Port Forward section in your ReadyNet ACM1200M router.
    • Find the Network tab located near the top of the screen and click on it.
    • Click the Port Forward tab.
  4. Create a Port Forward entry.

If the process of forwarding ports in your router seems difficult to you, you are not alone! Do not get discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening a port in the ReadyNet ACM1200M router. Just follow along as we lead you through the process of opening a port in your router.

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Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address

In order to ensure that your ports remain open in your device even after it reboots, it is important to set up a static IP address in your device.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2 - Login To Your ReadyNet Router

Log in to the ReadyNet ACM1200M router. To do this you need to use a web browser because the ReadyNet ACM1200M router uses what is called a web interface.

It normally doesn't matter what web browser you use so go ahead and open up your favorite. If you don't have a favorite then open up Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

If that is confusing to you, we have simplified this step with this link: Login to your ACM1200M Router

Once you have opened up a browser window, find the address bar. This is usually at the top of the page like the image below shows.

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 web browser and type in your router's IP address.

The default IP address for the ReadyNet ACM1200M router is: 192.168.11.1

Once you have entered your router's IP address in the address bar go ahead and click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box like the one shown below.

login
This is the login page from your ReadyNet router.

Enter the username and password for the ReadyNet ACM1200M in the corresponding boxes. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.

To log in to your ReadyNet ACM1200M router, enter your username and password, and then click the Login button.

ReadyNet Usernames and Passwords

If the username and password did not work I recommend checking out our Default ReadyNet Router Passwords page.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't login you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the ReadyNet ACM1200M router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults.

Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section

After successfully logging in to your ReadyNet ACM1200M router you should see the router's home page on your screen. Find the Port Forward section of your router.

home
This is the home page from your ReadyNet router.

You should now be on a page that says Port Forward.

port forwarding
This is the port forwarding page from your ReadyNet router.

Step 4 - Create A Port Forward Entry

Opening a port to a specific device may solve problems that you are having on your network. Make sure that it is necessary though, before opening a port, because you are effectively creating a pinhole in the firewall portion of your router that could lead to malicious traffic on your network. The risk is exceedingly low, though, so don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it.

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:

Forwarding a Range of Ports

  1. In the Port Forwarding section, click on the button that says Add.

  2. In the Comment box, type in a name for this forward. This will serve as a reminder to you in the future as to why this forward was set up, so give it a name that makes sense to you.

  3. Find the IP Address box and enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This can be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address for devices on your network that you want to forward ports for.

  4. Enter the lowest number of the port range into the left Port Range box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right Port Range box.

  5. Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both, then choose that. Otherwise, choose either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have Both, then you have to create two entries.

  6. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the page when you are completely finished to apply these changes.

Forwarding a Single Port

  1. In the Virtual Servers section, Click the Add button.

  2. Put a name for this forward in the Comment 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.

  3. In the IP Address box, enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This may be the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network that you want to forward ports to.

  4. Enter the port to forward in to both the Public Port and Private Port boxes.

  5. Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both, then choose that. Otherwise, choose either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have Both, then you have to create two entries.

  6. Remember to click the Apply button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the ReadyNet ACM1200M router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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