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How to open ports on the SMC SMC8014

Your SMC SMC8014 router has a basic firewall that helps you protect your home network. The firewall does this by blocking incoming and outgoing connections to your network. Some online games or programs need additional connections (ports) opened to run smoother. In order to open additional ports you need to create what is called a port forward.

In this guide we will show you how to create a port forward on the SMC SMC8014 router. The steps we will cover are:

  1. How to setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
  2. How to login to the SMC SMC8014 router interface.
  3. How to find the port forwarding page in the router's web interface.
  4. How to setup a port forward for the online game or program of your choice.

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Step 1

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.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guide to setup a static IP address.

TIP: Write this static IP address down. You need it in Step 4.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your SMC SMC8014 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:

SMC SMC8014 address-bar-circled

In the above image we have circled the address bar for you in red. All you need to do is enter the router's IP address in this space. The router's IP address is also called the computer's default gateway.

The default SMC SMC8014 IP address is:

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

SMC SMC8014 Screenshot 1

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. If you do not see a similar box to the one above you need to find out if the router's IP address has been changed. To do this follow the directions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address page. You will be finding your router's internal IP address.

  • By default there is NO default login username.
  • By default the SMC SMC8014 login password is: smcadmin

Enter your username and password, and then click the login button to log in to your SMC SMC8014 router.

SMC Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default SMC Router Passwords page.

Another thing you can try is guessing what the login values have been changed to. If you need help with this, check out our Find Password App.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your SMC SMC8014 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your SMC SMC8014 router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the Welcome page in your router:

SMC SMC8014 Screenshot 2

Begin by clicking the Firewall link in the left sidebar under FEATURE SETTINGS.

SMC SMC8014 Screenshot 3

Next, click the option at the top of the page labeled Port Configuration.

SMC SMC8014 Screenshot 4

Then, click the add new button in the center of the page.

SMC SMC8014 Screenshot 5
Step 4

Now we are ready to enter some data in your router. In order to show you exactly how to configure your router we need you to answer 2 questions:

Application :
IP Address :

(Make sure you enter the static IP address you created in step 1 in the IP address box above.)

Our router simulator shows you exactly what data to enter in your router based on your choices above. We are currently showing the ports for XBox Live. You should fill out the boxes in the router as you see them here:

When you're finished, click the apply button at the bottom of the page.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the SMC SMC8014 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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