Westell A90-9100EM15-10 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 Westell A90-9100EM15-10 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Firewall Settings button.
- Click the Port Forwarding link.
- Click the Add link.
- Select Custom Defined Service in the drop down.
- Click the Create button.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Westell A90-9100EM15-10 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.
- 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.
Now we are going to login to your Westell A90-9100EM15-10 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 Westell A90-9100EM15-10 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 Westell A90-9100EM15-10 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Westell A90-9100EM15-10 Router Password is: password
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Westell A90-9100EM15-10 router.
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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 Firewall Settings button near the top of the page.
Click the Port Forwarding link near the left of the page.
Click the Add link near the bottom of the page.
Select Custom Defined Service from the Select an Existing Service / Rule drop down box.
Click the Create button.
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:
You need to name this entry in the Enter a Name for the Custom Service box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.
Make sure that the Port Forwarding radio button is selected.
Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.
If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Base HostPort, Global PortStart box and the highest number of that range into the Global PortEnd box. If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Base HostPort, Global PortStart and the Global PortEnd boxes.
When you are all done click the Apply button.
Select the service you created from the Select a Service / Rule drop down box.
Put a dot into the Host radio button.
Select your PC from the Select a Discovered LAN Device drop down box.
When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Westell A90-9100EM15-10 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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