Your Ubiquiti AirOS router has a firewall that helps protect your local network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall works by blocking the incoming connections to and from the Internet. Some online gaming and applications will run much smoother if you open additional ports. To do this you need to create what is called a port forward.
In this guide I will be showing you how to open a port on the Ubiquiti AirOS router. The steps I will be covering are:
- How to create a static IP address on the device you are forwarding these ports to.
- How to login to the Ubiquiti AirOS user interface.
- How to find the port forwarding section in the Ubiquiti AirOS user interface.
- How to create a port forward on the Ubiquiti AirOS 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 Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
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.
Write this static IP address down. We will be asking for it in Step 4.
After creating a static IP address on the device you are forwarding the ports to, you need to login to the Ubiquiti AirOS user interface. The Ubiquiti AirOS router uses a web user interface which means you need to open a web browser to access it. I recommend picking a web browser you are familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox.
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 Ubiquiti AirOS 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:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. If you do not, you need to find out what the router's IP address is. I recommend using our guide titled How To Find Your Router's IP Address.
- The Default Ubiquiti AirOS Router Username is: admin
- The Default Ubiquiti AirOS Router Password is: password
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Ubiquiti AirOS router.
This is a pretty common place to get stuck. If you find yourself here, don't panic, there are a few things you can try:
- First, check all the different Ubiquiti default combinations. Here is our list of all known Default Ubiquiti Router Passwords.
- Second, try and guess what the password/username was changed to. Use our Find Password App to make this step easier.
- Finally, if you still are stuck after trying both of the above options, it may be time to consider a factory reset. Learn more about this option on the How to Reset a Router page.
You should now be logged into the Ubiquiti AirOS router user interface. To help you find the port forwarding section of the user interface we begin on the Main Status page.
On this page, click the Network tab at the top of the page.
You should now see a page like the one above. Select the option of Configure next to Port Forwarding in the center section of the page under LAN Network Settings.
You are now in the correct place to make a port forward entry.
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 Private IP box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.
Put the same port number into both the Private Port and the Public Port boxes.
Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Type box.
Verify that Source IP/mask is set to 192.168.0.1/0.
Create a name for this forward and put it in the Comment box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.
Put a checkmark in the Enabled checkbox.
When you're finished, click Save near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Ubiquiti AirOS 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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