Network Utilities

How to Port Forward a ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A Router

Your ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A router has a firewall that helps protect your home wireless network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall works by blocking all incoming and outgoing ports or connections unless specified otherwise. Some online games or programs run smoother with additional ports opened through the firewall. To do this you need to create a port forward.

In this guide we will walk you through the steps in order to get your ports forwarded on the ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A router. These steps are:

  • How to setup a static IP address on the device or game console you want to forward these ports to.
  • How to login to the ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A router.
  • How to find the port forwarding section of the router.
  • How to make a port forward entry.


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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.

NOTE: We recommend writing this Static IP address, you need it for Step 4

Step 2

It is time to login to the ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A router. To do this you need to open up a web browser. It typically doesn't matter which browser you decide to use. I recommend picking the one you are most familiar with. Some common web browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox.

Open the web browser and find the address bar. This will normally be at the top of the page like this:


192.168.1.1

The address bar in the image above is located at the top of the page and has 192.168.1.1 in it. All you need to do is replace what is in this bar with the router's IP address. The router's IP address is also referred to as the computer's default gateway or the router's GUI address.

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 VMG8324-B10A Login

If the above login page does not appear, you need to find out what the router's IP address has been changed to. To help you with this, follow the instructions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

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

  • The Default ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A Router Username is: admin
  • The Default ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A Router Password is: password

Enter your username and password, and then click the Enter key to log in to your ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A router.

ZyXEL Usernames and Passwords

This is a common place to get stuck. Here are three things you can do:

  • Try other ZyXEL passwords. If you have a slightly different firmware version you could easily have a different username and password combination. Her is our list of different Default ZyXEL Router Passwords.
  • How about using our Router Password Cracker. It finds the password for you.
  • If you are still unable to access the router's interface you may need to consider a factory reset. A factory reset erases all the previously configured settings. This is not advisable unless you have no other options. Learn the basics of resetting a router on this How to Reset a Router page.

Step 3

In this step we will be finding the port forwarding section of the router. To do that we start on the first page:

ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Network Map

Not shown in the above image are the options at the bottom of the page. Click the option labeled Network Settings.

You should now see a new menu. Click the option of NAT

ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Port Forwarding

At this point you see the image above. Click the Add button.

ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Port Forwarding Add

You are now in the correct place to create a port forwarding rule.

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 Active checkbox put a checkmark.

You need to name this entry in the Service Name 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.

Choose an available connection from the WAN Interface dropdown box.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Trigger Start Port, End Port, Translation Start Port and Translation End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range into the Trigger Start Port and Translation Start Port boxes. Then enter the highest number of the range into the End Port and Translation End Port boxes.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the Server IP Address box. Note that 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 instead.

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

Don't forget to click the OK button when you are finished with each entry.

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 VMG8324 B10A 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.

More Info...

Port forwarding your ZyXEL VMG8324 B10A should be easy. If you are having problems, please use our Port Forwarding Software. Our software helps troubleshoot, diagnose, and solve your port forwarding issues.

We have more than just port forwarding guides. Check out our list of guides here.

If you are looking for guides on how to setup your router, take a look at setuprouter.com for setting up your wireless network, changing the DNS settings, and much more.