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Simple SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 Router Port Forwarding Steps

SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 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 SMCWBR14S-N3 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall button.
    • Click on Virtual Server.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 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.

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

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

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 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:


192.168.2.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.2.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to: 192.168.2.1

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

SMC SMCWBR14S-N3

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

  • The Default SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 Router Password is: smcadmin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 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 SMCWBR14S-N3 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 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 SMCWBR14S-N3

Click the Firewall button near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.

SMC SMCWBR14S-N3 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:

In the Virtual Server Settings dropdown box choose Enable.

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.

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

In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.

Enter the name of the program into the Comment box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.

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 SMCWBR14S-N3 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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