Fastest Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway Router Port Forwarding Guide

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February 04, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

A Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router contains a basic firewall to help protect your home network. A Firewall blocks incoming connections by nature. Sometimes you need to unblock some of these connections so you can run a game or application. This is called opening a port or port forwarding. Port forwarding is literally forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

You need to follow the steps below to open ports in your Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router:

  1. Go ahead and set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Log in to your Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router.
  3. In your Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router, navigate to the Port Forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall tab at the top of the screen.
    • Click on the Port Forwarding tab at the left of the screen.
  4. Create a Port Forwarding entry.

If this sounds difficult, you are not alone. We will walk you through each step in opening a port for the Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router.

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Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address

Set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This is an important step that keeps your ports open even after a reboot, power outage, or another type of device or router disconnect.

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

Step 2 - Login To Your Verizon Router

Log in to the Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router. To do this you need to use a web browser because the Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router uses what is called a web interface.

It normally doesn't matter what web browser you use so go ahead and open up your favorite. If you don't have a favorite then open up Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

If that is confusing to you, we have simplified this step with this link: Login to your FiOS Quantum Gateway Router

Once you have opened up a browser window, find the address bar. This is usually at the top of the page like the image below shows.

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your web browser and type in your router's IP address.

The Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router's default IP address is: 192.168..1.1

Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.

Basic Authentication

Go ahead and enter the username and password for the Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router in the spaces available. Remember if you have changed them in the past, you need to enter those values.

Enter your username and password, and then click the Log In button to log in to your Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router.

Verizon Username and Password Trouble

If the username and password that you typed in did not work, check out our Default Verizon Router Passwords page for other ideas about possible passwords.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in, you may need to reset your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults. Router settings may also change when you reset, so make a note of your current router settings before you reset.

Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section

You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Port Forwarding section on the home page of the Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router.

home
This is the home page from your Verizon router.

You are now on the Port Forwarding page.

Step 4 - Create A Port Forward Entry

Opening a port to a specific device may solve problems that you are having on your network. Make sure that it is necessary though, before opening a port, because you are effectively creating a pinhole in the firewall portion of your router that could lead to malicious traffic on your network. The risk is exceedingly low, though, so don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it.

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:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Verizon router.
  1. Find the Select IP from menu drop down menu choose the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This can be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address for devices on your network that you want to forward ports for. If you want to manually type in your IP address, choose Specify IP.
  2. In the Application To Forward drop down menu choose Custom Ports.
  3. Click on Advanced for more options.
  4. In the Protocol dropdown box, select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. Choose Both if your router has that option. Otherwise, choose either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have the Both option, then you need to create two entries.
  5. Make the Specify selection in the Destination Port drop-down list.
  6. The Destination Port text box accepts either a single number or a range of numbers. If you are forwarding a single port number, then enter that port number into the Destination Port text box. If you are forwarding a range of ports such as 1000-2000, then you can enter the lowest number of that range into the Destination Port text box, followed by a hyphen, followed by the largest number.
  7. Select Specify from the Forward to Port drop-down box.
  8. Take the same values that you entered into the Destination Port text box, and enter them into the Forward to Port text box.
  9. Click the Add button at the bottom of the page when you are completely finished to apply these changes.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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