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How to open a port on the US Robotics SureConnect 9003

US Robotics 9003-SureConnect 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 US Robotics SureConnect 9003 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firwall button.
    • Click the NAT button.
    • Click on Port Range Mapping.
    • 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 US Robotics 9003-SureConnect 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 guide to setup a static IP address.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your US Robotics 9003-SureConnect 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:

In the picture above the address bar has in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your US Robotics 9003-SureConnect 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:

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

US Robotics 9003-SureConnect Screenshot 1

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

  • The Default US Robotics 9003-SureConnect Router Username is: root
  • The Default US Robotics 9003-SureConnect Router Password is: 12345

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your US Robotics 9003-SureConnect router.

US Robotics Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your US Robotics 9003-SureConnect router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your US Robotics 9003-SureConnect 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:

US Robotics 9003-SureConnect Screenshot 2

Click the Firwall button near the top of the page.

US Robotics 9003-SureConnect Screenshot 3

Click the NAT button near the top of the page.

US Robotics 9003-SureConnect Screenshot 4

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

US Robotics 9003-SureConnect Screenshot 5

Click the Add button near the bottom of the page.

US Robotics 9003-SureConnect Screenshot 6
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 :

(The IP Address to forward to should be the same "static ip address" that you setup 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:

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the US Robotics 9003-SureConnect 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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