- Setting up Port Forwarding on a Belkin router through the Dashboard
Port Forwarding allows external devices to pass through your router's firewall for services such as a web server (Port 80), FTP server (Port 21), gaming or any other designated applications. This article will show you how to set up Port Forwarding on a Belkin router using the Dashboard. For more information about the common port numbers for your gaming consoles, click here.
NOTE: Make sure that your Belkin router is connected to your computer before performing the steps below.
Launch a web browser on your computer and enter the IP address of your Belkin router in the address bar. Press [ENTER].
QUICK TIP: The default IP address of your Belkin router is 192.168.2.1. If the default IP address doesn't work, check your router's IP address. For instructions, click here.
On your Dashboard homepage, click Advanced Settings.
NOTE: If your user interface doesn't look like the Belkin Dashboard, click here instead.
Under the Firewall section, click Port Forwarding.
Fill out the necessary fields. You can configure up to 20 entries and you can also click the drop down menu to select preset applications.
NOTE: Your setup should be like the image below:
Click to apply changes.
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