Your UTStarcom UT-300R router has a firewall in place that helps protect it from unwanted Internet activity. The firewall does this by blocking all incoming and outgoing connections that have not been approved. Some online games and applications will run much smoother if you approve additional connections for that game or app. To do this you need to create what is called a port forward.
In this guide I will show you exactly how to port forward on the UTStarcom UT-300R router. I will walk you through the following steps:
- How to setup a static IP address on the device you are forwarding these ports to.
- How to login to the UTStarcom UT-300R router.
- How to find the port forwarding section in your router.
- What information to enter to get the exact port you want forwarded.
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.
I recommend writing this static IP address down, you need it a little later in this guide.
It is now time to login to the UTStarcom UT-300R router. Your router uses a web interface, meaning you need to use your web browser to open the router settings. It typically doesn't matter which browser you decide to use to open. I recommend picking the web browser you are the most familiar with such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Edge, 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 UTStarcom UT-300R IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
Simply enter the router's IP address in the address bar and click the Enter key. If the correct IP address was used you see a screen or box similar to the one below:
If you do not see a screen or box prompting you for a username and password, then the IP address was entered incorrectly or it has been changed. To find out what the current router IP address is, follow the directions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default UTStarcom UT-300R Router Username is: admin
- The Default UTStarcom UT-300R Router Password is: password
Enter your username and password, and then click the OK button to log in to your UTStarcom UT-300R router.
UTStarcom Usernames and Passwords
If the above username and password did not work there are several things that can be done:
- First, you can try other common UTStarcom usernames and passwords. If you have a slightly different firmware version you may also have a different username and/or password. Here is our list of Default UTStarcom Router Passwords.
- If the above option did not work it is probable that you changed the username and/or password in the past for security reasons. This is highly recommended but also easily forgotten. You can try to guess or use our Find Password App. Learn more about it on this page.
- As a last resort, you may want to consider a factory reset for your router. This should only be considered after you have exhausted all other troubleshooting methods. Learn the basics of resetting a router on this How to Reset a Router page.
Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the Home page in your router:
First, click the Services tab at the top of the page.
This should take you to the NAT page like the one above. Open the NAT Options drop down menu and choose the NAT Rule Entry option.
Now select the Add option near the bottom of the page.
This is the correct page to be on in order to port forward your router.
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:
From the Rule Flavor dropdown box select RDR.
Pick a number that has not yet been used and put it into the Rule ID box.
Verify that IF Name is set to All.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.
Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Local Address From and Local Address To 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.
Make sure that Global Address From and Global Address To is set to 192.168.1.1.
You can leave Destination Port From, Destination Port To and Local Port set to Any Other Port.
If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Local Port and the Destination Port From boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Local Port box and the highest number of that range into the Destination Port From box.
Click the Submit button when you are all done.
Remember after each entry you need to click the Submit button then the here button for another port forward entry.
When you are done entering port forwards press the Close button after you click submit.
Then choose the IP Filter link at the top of the page.
You should now see a page like the one above. Select Low from the Security Level drop down menu.
Now select Accept in the Public Default Action, the Private Default Action and the DMZ Default Action drop down boxes.
Next, click Submit at the bottom of the page.
Then pick the Admin tab at the top of the page.
This gives you a new set of options in the sub-menu. Pick the Commit & Reboot option.
On this new page click the Commit button near the bottom of the page.
Then select the Reboot button also found at the bottom of the page.
That's it, you did it.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the UTStarcom UT-300R 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.
Port forwarding should be easy. If you are having problems with your port forward, use our Port Forwarding Software. Our software troubleshoots, diagnoses, and fixes any port forwarding issues you might be having. Our software makes port forwarding a router easy.
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