SMC SMC8014WN Router Open Port Instructions

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

SMC SMC8014WN 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:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your SMC SMC8014WN router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the NAT link.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
    • Click the Add button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your SMC SMC8014WN router.

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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.

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.

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Step 2

Now we are going to login to your SMC SMC8014WN 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:

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 router and type in your router's IP address.

The default SMC SMC8014WN IP Address is: 192.168.0.1

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

SMC SMC8014WN
SMC SMC8014WN.

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your SMC SMC8014WN 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 SMC8014WN router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your SMC SMC8014WN 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 first page in your router:

SMC SMC8014WN
SMC SMC8014WN.

Click the NAT link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

SMC SMC8014WN
SMC SMC8014WN.

Click the Add button near the bottom of the page.

SMC SMC8014WN port forward
SMC SMC8014WN port forward.

Step 4

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:

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Make up a name to put in the Name box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Type box.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the LAN Server IP box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box.

If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Private Port, Start Public Port box and the highest number of that range into the End Public Port box. If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Private Port, Start Public Port and the End Public Port boxes.

When you are done click the Apply button.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the SMC SMC8014WN 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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