SMC 7004VBRv2 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 SMC SMC7004VBR router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Advanced Setup link.
- Click the NAT link.
- Click on Virtual Server.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your SMC 7004VBRv2 router.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
Now we are going to login to your SMC 7004VBRv2 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:
The default SMC SMC7004VBR IP Address is: 192.168.2.1
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default SMC SMC7004VBR Router Username is: blank
- The Default SMC SMC7004VBR Router Password is: smcadmin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your SMC 7004VBRv2 router.
SMC Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default SMC Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your SMC 7004VBRv2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your SMC 7004VBRv2 router back to its factory settings.
Click the Advanced Setup link near the center of the page.
Click the NAT link near the left of the page.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.
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:
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the IP Address box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.
Enter the port to forward into both the Public Port and the Private Port boxes.
In the Data Type box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.
Verify that you have the Enable checkbox checked.
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 SMC 7004VBRv2 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.
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