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How to Port Forward on a Linksys Router

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PUREVPNPort ForwardingHow to Port Forward on a Linksys Router

You’re not the only one who’s figuring out how to port forward a Linksys router. Anyone with a Linksys router will find this guide to be helpful. As Linksys routers have an easy and user-friendly interface, it helps make the port forwarding experience all the more convenient.

Step 1 – Login to your router

The foremost step is to locate your router’s IP address. The convenient way is to use the command prompt.

To open the command prompt:

  • Open the Windows tab
  • Type command prompt
  • Click on the command prompt app

Here’s what you should get:

Type command prompt, Click on the command prompt app

Now type ipconfig just after your devices’ name and press enter.

type ipconfig

You’ll get a list of information (I can’t share mine for privacy reasons), all you have to do is scroll up or down until you find an entry that says Default Gateway. The default gateway is your router’s IP address.

Find Default Gateway

Now that you have your router’s IP address, head over to Chrome or Firefox and type the Default Gateway number in the address bar and press Enter.

type the Default Gateway number in the address bar and press Enter.

This will take you to your Linksys login page.

Linksys login page

Step 2 – Find the Port Forwarding Section

Finding the port forwarding section won’t be difficult. Linksys routers these days have the port forwarding section right under the Security tab, located on the left of your screen.

Find the Port Forwarding Section

Here’s how you get to the port forwarding section:

  1. Look around and find the Security tab located near the left-bottom of the screen.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Click the Apps and Gaming tab which you can find at the top of the screen.
  4. Click the Port Range Forwarding link at the middle of the screen.
  5. Find and click the Add a new Port Range Forwarding button at the left of the screen.

You should see the following screen.

Port Range Forwarding

Step 3 – Create a Port Forwarding Entry

To give you an example, we are creating a forward for Xbox Live, which uses port 3074.

Create a Port Forwarding Entry

If you’re looking for how to open ports on specific games, head over here.




June 20, 2023


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