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How to Open Ports in a Verizon Fivespot Router

Verizon Fivespot 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 Verizon Fivespot router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall button.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Verizon Fivespot 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 guides to setup a static IP address.

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

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Verizon Fivespot 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:


192.168.0.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.0.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Verizon Fivespot 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: 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:

Verizon Fivespot

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

  • The Default Verizon Fivespot Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Verizon Fivespot Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Verizon Fivespot router.

Verizon Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Verizon Fivespot router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Verizon Fivespot 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:

Verizon Fivespot

Click the Firewall button near the top of the page.

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

Verizon Fivespot port forward

Step 4

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:

Use the Virtual Server Settings dropdown box to choose Enable.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the IP Address box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

In the IP Address : Port box put the port to forward.

If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number into the left Dest Port Range box and the highest number into the right [2] box. If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both the left Dest Port Range and the right [2] boxes.

Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.

Make up a name to put in the Comment box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.

Click the Apply button when you are finished.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Verizon Fivespot 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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