This Westell A90-750015-07 router includes a basic firewall that protects your home network from unwanted Internet access. Very basically the firewall works by blocking unauthorized connections to and from the Internet. Some online games and programs will run much smoother if you open additional connections. This process of opening more connections is called a port forward.
In this guide, I will show you how to port forward on the Westell A90-750015-07 router. The steps I will show you are:
- How to setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your Westell A90-750015-07 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Create a port forward entry.
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.
Write this address down, you need it a little later in the guide.
We are now going to login to the Westell A90-750015-07 router. This router has a web interface, meaning you need to use a web browser to login. It normally doesn't matter which browser you decide to use. I recommend picking one you are familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox.
Now we are going to login to your Westell A90-750015-07 router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to
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 Westell A90-750015-07 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:
If you do not get an authentication box asking for a username and password, you need to figure out what the router's IP address is currently. To do this follow the directions on the How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
- The Default Westell A90-750015-07 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Westell A90-750015-07 Router Password is: password
Enter your username and password, and then click the OK button to log in to your Westell A90-750015-07 router.
Westell Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Westell Router Passwords page.
Another option is to use our Find Password App to help you guess what the username and password have been changed to.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Westell A90-750015-07 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Westell A90-750015-07 router back to its factory settings.
Now we need to find the port forwarding section of your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the Main page in your router:
First, click the Firewall Settings option at the top of the page.
Now, click the port forwarding option in the left sidebar.
Then select the Add link at the bottom of the page.
On the page you see above, select Custom Defined Service from the Select an Existing Service / Rule drop down box.
Then click the Create button.
You should now be on the correct page to make a port forward. Notice that in this router a port forward is called a "port forward service".
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:
Create a name for this forward and put it in the Enter a Name for the Custom Service box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.
Make sure that the Port Forwarding radio button is selected.
In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Base HostPort, Global PortStart and the Global PortEnd boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Base HostPort, Global PortStart box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Global PortEnd box.
When you are finished, click the Apply button.
After clicking Apply it should take you to the page you see above.
- Select the service you just created from the Select a Service/Rule drop down box.
- Put a dot in the Host radio button
- Choose the device you are forwarding these ports to from the Select a Discovered LAN Device drop down box.
- Click the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Westell A90-750015-07 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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