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Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the ZyXEL P 660 RT 1 v3s Router

ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s 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 ZyXEL P 660 RT 1 v3s router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced Setup link.
    • Click on NAT.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s 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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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

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 ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s 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:


192.168.1.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s 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: 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:

ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s

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

  • The Default ZyXEL P 660 RT 1 v3s Router Username is: admin
  • The Default ZyXEL P 660 RT 1 v3s Router Password is: 1234

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s router.

ZyXEL Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s 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:

ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s

Click the Advanced Setup link near the left of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click NAT.

ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s port forward

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:

In the Rule Index dropdown box select an empty rule.

Create a name for this forward and put it in the Application box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.

From the Protocol box select the protocol for the ports that you want to forward.

If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number of the range into the Start Port Number and Start Port Number (Local) boxes and the highest number of the range into the End Port Number and End Port Number (Local) boxes. If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into the Start Port Number, End Port Number, Start Port Number (Local) and End Port Number (Local) boxes.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Local 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.

After you are done click the Save button.

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 ZyXEL P660-RT-1_v3s 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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