• Port Forwarding on Linksys Router

    How do I setup Port Forwarding (open up ports) on my Linksys Router?

    Open your web browser and go to

    When prompted for a User Name and Password, leave the user name blank and type in the password of admin. Click the OK button.

    Click on the Applications & Gaming tab and ensure Port Range Forward is selected. Fill in the information using the following guidelines:

    • Application: Type in the name of what program you are using.
    • Start/End: Type in the ports you are needing forwarded. The RED example uses one specific port, whereas the GREEN example uses a port range.
    • Protocol: Select TCP, UDP, or Both.
    • IP address: Type in the IP address of the computer on your network that will be receiving the port traffic.
    • Enable: Enables or disables this port forwarding rule.
    • When you are finished, click Save Settings.

    Port forwarding should now be enabled and set up on your Linksys router.

    DISCLAIMER: Windstream does not provide any over-the-phone support for port forwarding on the Linksys router. If you have any further questions about port forwarding on your Linksys router, please contact Linksys technical support at (800) 326-7114, or go to their support forum database at http://forums.linksys.com/.