SMC WHSG44G 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 SMCWHSG44G router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the TCP/IP button.
- Click on NAT.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your SMC WHSG44G router.
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.
- Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
Now we are going to login to your SMC WHSG44G 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:
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 SMCWHSG44G IP Address is: 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:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default SMC SMCWHSG44G Router Username is: admin
- The Default SMC SMCWHSG44G Router Password is: smcadmin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your SMC WHSG44G 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 WHSG44G router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your SMC WHSG44G router back to its factory settings.
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:
Click the TCP/IP button near the left of the page.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click NAT.
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:
You need to name this entry in the Service Name box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.
Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Private IP Address box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol type box.
Select Any from the Interface dropdown box.
If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number of the range into the LAN Port Range From and WAN Port Range From boxes and the highest number of the range into the LAN Port Range To and WAN Port Range To boxes. If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into the LAN Port Range From, LAN Port Range To, WAN Port Range From and WAN Port Range To boxes.
After you are done click the Add button.
When you're finished, click Save & Restart 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 WHSG44G 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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