- Port Forwarding allows you to set up public services on your network, such as web servers, ftp servers, e-mail servers, or other specialized Internet applications. Specialized Internet applications are any applications that use Internet access to perform functions such as videoconferencing or online gaming. When users send this type of request to your network via the Internet, the router will forward those requests to the appropriate PC.
If you want to forward a whole range of ports, see .
NoteAny PC whose port is being forwarded must have a static IP address assigned to it because its IP address may change when using the DHCP function.
- To add a new Port Forwarding rule, click Add and fill in the fields below. To remove the last rule, click Remove.
- Enter the name of the application in the field provided.
- Enter the number of the external port (the port number seen by users on the Internet).
- Chose the right protocol TCP, UDP or Both. Set this to what the application requires.
- Enter the IP Address of the PC running the application.
- Enter the number of the internal port (the port number used by the application).
- Click the Enable checkbox to enable port forwarding for the application.
- Check all values and click Save Settings to save your settings. Click the Cancel Changes button to cancel your unsaved changes.
NoteRemember to save your changes before adding another forwarding rule.