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How to Open Ports in a Zoom X5 5654B Router

Zoom X5-5654B 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 Zoom X5 5654B router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced Setup button.
    • Click the NAT button.
    • Select NAT Option in the drop down.
    • Click the Add button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Zoom X5-5654B 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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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 Zoom X5-5654B 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:


10.0.0.2

In the picture above the address bar has 10.0.0.2 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Zoom X5-5654B 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: 10.0.0.2

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

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

  • The Default Zoom X5 5654B Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Zoom X5 5654B Router Password is: zoomadsl

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Zoom X5-5654B router.

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Zoom X5-5654B router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Zoom X5-5654B 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:

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Click the Advanced Setup button near the top of the page.

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Click the NAT button near the center of the page.

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Select NAT Option from the NAT Rule Entry drop down box.

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Click the Add button near the bottom of the page.

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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:

From the Rule Flavor dropdown box pick RDR.

Enter a number that has not yet been used into the Rule ID box.

The default for IF Name is set to All. Leave it like this.

Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

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

The default for Global Address From and Global Address To is set to 10.0.0.2. Leave it like this.

Make sure that Destination Port From, Destination Port To and Local Port is set to Any Other Port.

If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Local Port, Destination Port From box and the highest number of that range into the Destination Port To box. If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Local Port, Destination Port From and the Destination Port To boxes.

Click the Save Changes button when you are all done.

Click the Advanced Setup button near the top of the page.

Click the IP Filter button near the center of the page.

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Select None from the Security Level drop down box.

Select Accept from the Public Default Action, Private Default Action and DMZ Default Action drop down box.

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 Zoom X5-5654B 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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