If you’re here to learn how to port forward Centurylink then you’re at the right place. In this post, we’ll unveil the process in detail and help you avoid any unnecessary complications even if you have never port forwarded a modem before.
To port forward Centurylink you need to log in to the modem’s control panel then navigate to the port forwarding options. From there you need to enter your IP address, select a port and choose your protocol. Lastly, you need to insert the remote IP and finalize the process.
If the simplified guide above could not help you with the port forwarding next, we’ll dive into the process with all the details surrounding it.
If you’ve never been in your modem’s control panel and you don’t know how to navigate through it, we recommend following our steps in order. Otherwise, you can jump straight to step #3.
Without further ado let’s start with entering your modems control panel:
First, go to your internet browser. You can use any browser of your choosing, but many users have suggested using the default Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
Once you’re in the browser, click on the search field and paste this address: – 192.168.01.
Next, you’ll need a username and password to log in, so let’s take a look at how to log in.
The next screen would be the log-in screen. The following steps will get you in the options of your modem where you can continue:
- Use “admin” for login username
- Check underneath the router for your password.
- Find the password and paste it into the password field.
- Then, click on the show password button and confirm the password.
- Finally, click on Next and then select Apply to finalize the login.
In the best-case scenario, you’ll be logged in without any issues, but if you’re unable to log in with these credentials, they might have been changed.
Contact both your ISP and Centurylink customer service to acquire the true credentials.
Once you’ve reached the Control Panel, you will have a lot of options to choose from so follow the steps below to continue:
- On the next screen, select the Advanced Setup button in red color.
- Highlight it and press the enter button toenter.
- In the next menu, select Port Forwarding from the left menu pane.
Once you’re there you’ll need to insert your IP address, so let’s check out how to find it.
Once you have gained access to the port forwarding configurations, you will get a prompt for your IP address.
These steps will clear up the IP situation for you:
- Click on the select device and select Manually Enter IP Address.
- Then go to Microsoft Edge once again and type “What’s My IP”? in the search field.
- Copy the IP and paste it down onto the other tab where the IP address requirement is.
- Press Enter and move on to the next step.
Note: Once the options guide has scanned the device, they are going to send packets to, you will move to the LAN port information.
There, you must enter the starting or ending port that will be populated later with the same info.
After entering the required starting/ending port information you will send packets to, you will be prompted to select a suitable protocol for the operation.
Options available for you are (TCP, UDP, GRE, or UDP/TCP).
Each of the options we’ve listed above will work, but it is up to you to select the most suitable one for your port forwarding.
Note: If you’re not sure which port to select, feel free to use TCP, UDP or both.
Once done with the protocol, follow these steps to enter the remote port and IP information:
- You will get three options – Remote Port and IP, All IP Addresses, and Define IP Address.
- You must select All IP Addresses.
- Once you’ve selected the blank circle next to All IP Addresses, click on Apply.
At this point, you’re already done with the modem port forwarding and setup.
On the screen that you’re currently at, you will be able to view all information Regarding Port forwarding rules and check the current modems you’ve included.
You will also have the ability to remove them later on by pressing the blue Remove button next to the IP private computer IP you’ve inserted a while ago.
This is how to port forward with Centurylink and to confirm and exit you can check the red button and close the page.
Since many users have been asking how to check the UPnP settings, we’ve decided to include it so keep reading.
If however, you’re interested in taking a look at your UPnP status, you can do that by opening the left pane on the Configuration Menu.
If you disable the UPnP feature, you can manually add/eject port forwarding rules or verify that the corresponding services have allowed a port to connect with a private PC address.
To port forward Centurylink, you must insert 192.168.0.1 into your web browser and use “admin/password” for login credentials. Go to advanced setup, choose port forwarding, enter an IP address then enter the LAN port information, select protocol and click Apply.
If you have learned how to port forward Centurylink in theory you will be able to do it with almost any other modem.
If you’ve stumbled upon a problem during the port forwarding process you can ask for help from your internet service provider or Centurylink support team.
In case you’ve got other difficulties with any of the devices in your network setup, make sure to check our blog to discover the solution you need!
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.