Web Excel WebExceladsl2-2 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:
- Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your Web Excel adsl2-2 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Advanced button.
- Click on Port Forwarding.
- Click the Custom Port Forwarding link.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Web Excel WebExceladsl2-2 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.
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- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
Now we are going to login to your Web Excel WebExceladsl2-2 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:
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 Web Excel adsl2-2 IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
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.
- The Default Web Excel adsl2-2 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Web Excel adsl2-2 Router Password is: admin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Web Excel WebExceladsl2-2 router.
Web Excel Usernames and Passwords
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If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Web Excel WebExceladsl2-2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Web Excel WebExceladsl2-2 router back to its factory settings.
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:
Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.
The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.
Click the Custom Port Forwarding link.
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:
In the Connection dropdown box select an available connection.
Enable the Enable checkbox by putting a check in it.
Enter the name of the program into the Application box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.
In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.
Enter 192.168.1.1 into the Source IP Address and Source Netmask box.
Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Destination IP Address 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.
The default for Destination Netmask is set to 192.168.1.1. Leave it like this.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Destination Port Start, Destination Port Map and the Destination Port End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Destination Port Start, Destination Port Map box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Destination Port End box.
When you are finished, click the Apply button.
Use the LAN IP box to choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.
Put a dot into the User radio button.
Select the applications you just created in the Available Rules list, then click the Add > button to move them to the Applied Rules box.
When you are finished, click the Apply button.
When you're finished, click Save All near the left of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Web Excel WebExceladsl2-2 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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