Your ZTE F660 router includes a basic firewall that helps to protect your home network. A firewall is made to block connections to and from the Internet. Sometimes you need some of these connections opened for a game or application. This process of opening a connection or port is called a port forward because it is forwarding a port from the Internet directly into your home network.
The steps in opening a port are:
- Setup a static IP address on the device or computer you want a port forwarded to.
- Login to your ZTE F660 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Application link.
- Click on Port Forwarding.
- Click on Advanced.
- Create a port forward entry.
This may sound difficult, don't worry, we will be walking you through each step in the process.
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.
It is time to login to your router. The ZTE F660 router has a web interface, meaning you login to it using a web browser. This can be any web browser from Chrome to Internet Explorer. It usually doesn't matter which browser you decide to use.
After opening the web browser you need to find the address bar. This is usually at the top of the page 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 ZTE F660 IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
If you have changed the IP address in the past and don't remember what you changed it to, use this guide to help you find it.
After you have entered the IP address of the ZTE F660 router simply press the Enter key. You should be taken to a page similar to this one:
You are on the right page if you see a Login page.
- The Default ZTE F660 Router Username is: admin
- The Default ZTE F660 Router Password is: admin
Simply enter your username and password, and click the Login button to access to your ZTE F660 router.
ZTE Usernames and Passwords
Did the above username and password not work? We recommend trying some other common default ZTE passwords. Check them out here on our Default ZTE Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login it is probably because you changed the username and password in the past and have forgotten it. We have a Find Password App that will help you to find a lost password on your home network.
The very last resort if nothing works is to reset your router back to the original factory defaults. Don't do this unless you have exhausted all other troubleshooting methods. Learn how to do this in our How to Reset a Router guide.
Once you have successfully logged into the the ZTE F660 router you need to find the port forwarding section of the router. To do this start from the following page:
Select the Application option at the top of the page in green.
Next, look in the left sidebar. Select the option of Port Forwarding
Then select Advanced.
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:
Make sure that the Enable checkbox is checked.
Put a name for this forward in the Name box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you.
Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.
Choose an available connection from the WAN Connection dropdown box.
If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range into the WAN Start Port and LAN Host Start Port boxes. Then enter the highest number of the range into the WAN End Port and LAN Host End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the WAN Start Port, WAN End Port, LAN Host Start Port and LAN Host End Port boxes.
Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the LAN Host 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.
Click the Add button when you are finished.
Don't forget to click the Add button after you complete each entry.
Testing if Your Ports are Open
It is always a good idea to check and see if the ports were forwarded correctly. To do this on your ZTE F660 router we recommend using our free Open Port Checker. This is found in our Network Utilities. Learn more about this tool on this page.
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