Your Siemens Gigaset router contains a basic firewall that protects your home network from unwanted access from the Internet. A firewall is designed to block connections. You may want some of these blocked connections to be unblocked. This process of opening a port is more commonly called a port forward because it is forwarding a port directly to a device on your network.
To make a port forward on the Siemens Gigaset router you need to:
While all this sounds difficult at first, we will walk you through each step in the process to get your ports opened.
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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.
Step two involves logging into your Siemens Gigaset router. To do this you need to use a web browser because the Siemens Gigaset uses a web interface to make router changes. It does not matter what browser you use. Some of the more common choices are Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
Go ahead and open up the browser of your choice and find the address bar. It will look something like this:
Do you see the address bar in the image above? It has 192.168.2.1 in it.
All you need to do is erase what is in the address bar and replace it with the router's IP Address. Remember the router's IP address is also sometimes called the computer's default gateway.
By default the Siemens Gigaset router's IP Address is: 192.168.2.1
Once you have entered the router's IP Address in the address bar, click the enter key. If all goes as it should, you will see the following page:
You should see a box prompting you for a password.
Press the LOGIN button to access the router's web interface.
If leaving the password box blank did not work, we recommend trying other common Siemens passwords. Check them out here on our Default Siemens Router Passwords page.
If you are still unable to login to the Siemens Gigaset router it might be that you changed the password in the past and have forgotten. If this is the case you can try and crack your password by using our Find Password App. The other option is a factory reset to revert all changed settings back to the how they were from the factory. To learn more about this read our How to Reset a Router guide.
Once you have logged into the Siemens Gigaset router you need to find your way to the port forwarding section of the router. To do this let us start on the following page of the router:
First, select the Advanced Setup link in the center of the page.
Then click the NAT option in the left sidebar.
A new menu should appear underneath NAT. Pick the new option of Virtual Server
If you see the page above, you are on the right page to enter data to make a port forward. We want to show you exactly what data to enter to get your ports forwarded correctly. To do this we need you to answer the following 2 questions:
(Remember: The IP Address above needs to match the static IP Address you setup in Step 1)
The next section contains our router simulator. It shows you exactly what data to enter in your router based on how you answered the questions above. Right now we are showing you have chosen the ports for XBox Live. All you need to do is copy the information below directly into your router.
When you are done, don't forget to click the Apply button near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Once you have finished forwarding the ports you need to see if they forwarded correctly. To do this we recommend using our free Open Port Checker tool included in our Network Utilities. Our open port checker is the only one that has Guaranteed Results. Learn more about this in our guide titled How to Check for Open Ports.
Congratulations on forwarding your ports for the Siemens Gigaset router. If you liked this guide, check out some of our other guides:
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