Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A Router
Your VMG3926-B10A router helps to protect your network by blocking incoming internet connections. This is an important feature that helps you to control which applications have access to your network. Sometimes you want to allow network access to a specific application in order to play a game, connect a device, or use an app. The ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A can unblock certain incoming connections through port forwarding or by opening a port. You can open ports in your VMG3926-B10A by assigning specific ports to an IP address. Forwarding these ports directs incoming data to a specific device or application.
Follow the steps below to open ports in your ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router:
- Set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to.
- Go ahead and log in to your ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router.
- In your ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router, navigate to the Port Forwarding section.
- Find the Network Setting tab at the bottom of the screen and click it.
- Click on Port Forwarding.
- Go ahead and create a Port Forwarding entry.
The process of opening ports in your ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router may seem daunting. Remember, however, that you are not alone and do not have to feel discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening ports in your router. Let's get this figured out!
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Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address
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After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
Step 2 - Login To Your ZyXEL Router
Log in to your ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router. To log in you will need to use a web browser since the ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A uses a web interface to access router configurations.
Open up whichever internet browser that you are comfortable with. If you are not sure which one to use, then go ahead and open Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
To help with confusion, we have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your VMG3926-B10A Router
Once you have opened a web browser, find the address bar which is usually located at the top of the screen. The image below shows an example of this.
In the screenshot above you should see an address bar with the address of 192.168.1.1 in it. This is your router's IP address, sometimes called the computer's default gateway.
The ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router's default IP address is: 192.168.1.1
Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.
Enter the username and password for your ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router. Note: If you have changed these numbers in the past, you will need to enter in the those values.
- The default ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A Router Username is: admin
- The default ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A Router Password is: 1234
Once you have entered your username and password, remember to click the Login button to login to your ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router.
ZyXEL Username and Password Trouble
If the username and password that you typed in did not work, check out our Default ZyXEL Router Passwords page for other ideas about possible passwords.
If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in, you may need to reset your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults. Router settings may also change when you reset, so make a note of your current router settings before you reset.
Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section
You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Port Forwarding section on the home page of the ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router.
- Click the Network Setting tab at the bottom of the screen.
- Click on Port Forwarding.
You are now on the Port Forwarding page.
Step 4 - Create A Port Forward Entry
Forwarding ports in your router creates a path that allows data to get through your network firewall and it is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. So make sure that it is really necessary for you to forward a port before actually doing so. However, the risk is very low, so do not let this warning stop you from making this change if you need to.
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:
Click on the button that says Add New Rule.
Click the radio button called Enable.
Type in a name for this forward in the Service Name box. Choose a name that will help you remember why this forward was set up since it does not effect the functionality of the forward.
Choose your internet connection from the WAN Interface drop down list.
To forward a single port, enter the port number into the Start Port and the End Port boxes. To forward a range of ports, enter the lowest number in the range into the Start Port box. Then enter the highest number in the range into the End Port box.
Take the values that you entered in the Start Port and End Port boxes, and put the exact same numbers in the Translation Start Port and Translation End Port boxes.
You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Server IP Address box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.
Don't worry about the Configure Originating IP option, leave it unchecked.
In the Protocol dropdown box, select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. Choose Both if your router has that option. Otherwise, select either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have the Both option, then you need to create two entries.
Remember to click the OK button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.
Test Your Open Ports
Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the ZyXEL VMG3926-B10A router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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