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By the end of this guide, you will know exactly how to set up the port forwarding on your Belkin router, as well as other specifications you should be aware of.
To set up the port forwarding on your Belkin router, insert “192.168.2.1” in your browser and press enter. Click on the login button at the upper corner, enter your router’s credentials and click on Virtual servers. Lastly, assign a static IP address on your device.
Now, let’s get this process enveloped and teach you how to enable port forwarding on your Belkin router in a few easy steps.
Before we proceed, there is a list of potential requirements for the process. Check out the list below to learn more about what you need in order to set up the port forwarding on your Belkin router.
Check the undermentioned points to learn more about the things you will be needing for the process.
IP Addresses of the Devices included in the Port Forwarding
You will have to acquire the IP addresses of the computer or device you’re willing to include in the port forwarding.
You will need the port numbers that can be used either as TCP or UDP ports.
Most importantly, you must have the router connected to your computer via Ethernet cable or the port forwarding won’t work.
It depends on the type of device you will port forward since you will have to write down the corresponding ports appropriately.
In most cases, users want to port forward their computers. We assume that you’re looking forward port forwarding your own PC, so here is a quick guide on how to obtain your computer’s IP address:
- Open the browser on your computer.
- Write down in the search field “What’s My Public IP”.
- Copy the result and save it for later use.
Keep in mind that with other devices the process may differ, so you will most likely have to google out the ports and IP addresses of any alternative devices you want to include in the port forwarding.
Now that you know what the major requirements for the process are, you can start applying the steps in the order that they are listed.
Firstly, you will have to access your router’s options. Generally, the IP stands static unless changed, so you will be using the default proportion which is “192.168.2.1”.
Keep in mind that if you’ve changed the IP address of your router, this link won’t take you anywhere, so make sure to write down the new one.
Here is how to enter your router’s options:
- Open a web browser. (Chrome, Safari, Mozilla, etc.)
- Write down “192.168.2.1” in the search field or your new router’s IP.
- Wait for the page to load.
Once in the login screen, follow the next step to log in to your router’s option.
Once you’re loaded the page successfully, you’ll see a log-in field asking you to insert the username and the password. It is now time to log in to your router’s page.
Generally, technicians would leave you the password and username which you will have to write down in these fields.
If you were not given any credentials upon technician establishing your network, you will have to use the default credentials which are “admin” for username and “password” for password.
Here are some additional steps on how to login your router:
- Click on the username field and write down “admin”.
- Click on the password field next, and write down “password”.
- Once done, click on the Login button to log in.
If it didn’t work, instead of typing the password in the password field, try typing admin once again.
In case that didn’t work either, get in touch with your ISP to learn more about your login credentials.
Once logged in, it is now time to create the virtual servers of the device you’re willing to port forward.
Follow the steps down below to set up your virtual servers and finish the port forwarding of your router:
- In your router’ settings, go to Firewall.
- Click on virtual servers and select “Add”.
- Check “Enable” to make sure that the virtual servers are activated.
- Select the port forwarding protocol (TCP, UDP, or TCP/UDP).
- Enter the required port information of your PC which is specific to each device.
- Click on “Next” and insert your PC’s IP you’ve copied earlier.
- Click on “Save” in order to save the changes you’ve made.
Most routers, including Belkin routers, will provide you with a window to insert your PC’s IP address.
From now on, your Belkin router will specifically communicate with the appointed IP address of your PC, since the port forwarding is completed.
If the port forwarding does not work, there are a couple of things that could prevent the connection.
Here is a list of things to inspect that could possibly prevent the port forwarding:
- Re-check the IP address and the ports.
- Disable Windows Firewall.
- Power cycle the router.
- Start the process over from Step #1
Lastly, you can check if the port has been forwarded to the IP, by visiting this webpage.
Simply insert the IP and the port, then click in Check and it will tell you whether the port forwarding was successful or not.
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To port forward your Belkin router, you must first access your router’s settings and log in to the page. Next, go to “Firewall”, click on “Virtual Servers” and select PC. Insert the port forwarding protocol, enter your PC’s IP and click on Save to save the changes.
Now that you know how to port forward on a Belkin router, we hope that you will be able to set up your port forwarding easily with our guide.
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