For a router to work properly, this must have the ports open. It may be something you don’t know much about, but that won’t be a problem. In today’s article we will explain more about this topic.
But before you start, if you are looking for a specific solution for your router, on the official Huawei page in the photos section you may find something about the ports of a Huawei router.
What does all this mean about opening the ports of a router?
This is nothing more than a procedure that doesn’t just apply to Huawei routers, but also on almost all routers on the market. Thanks to this procedure, you can access the internet from every device connected to the router’s network. Of course, for this, you need to learn how to configure a WiFi TP LINK router as a repeater.
It is important to note that this process that allows the internet connection is done through a certain channel or port. This channel has several purposes, among which we can mention:
- Possibility to obtain remote control functions
- Ease of access to surveillance cameras
- You can play online through games or online platforms.
So to accomplish all this and more, you need to open the ports to the router. In this case, Our explanation is based on the Huawei HG8546M model. But as such, the procedure is exactly the same for any other model, except for a few simple differences.
What you need to know to open your Huawei router ports?
1. You need to know the router access data
In order to be able to open the ports of any router, the first thing is to know the data that will allow you access. These are usually found on the bottom of the router on a label. There you will find the IP address that will allow you to access the device, as well as a username and password that the router brings by default.
Please note that this information will not only allow you to open the ports, but you will also be able to change your Wi Fi network name and password and make any other changes you deem necessary. Note that you can access the router from either your computer or any mobile phone.
To access the configuration you need to open the browser which is e enter the IP address of the router. When you log in, you will notice that a page appears where you have to enter a password and a user. All you have to do is add the values and log in. If for some reason you can’t access the router, try a factory reset and see if that fixes it, but it most likely will.
2. Configure the fixed IP
Out of need create a connection tunnel through the router, it is vital that such equipment has a fixed identifier. That is, it must have a fixed IP address. Just go to the option that says New to add a new configuration. There all you have to do is select an IP, such as 192.168.100.199. Note that this IP that you are about to assign, the last number must be between 1 and 255.
3. Start by opening the ports
After the previous step, you need to go to port forwarding option. The name of this option is usually called Mappin or Port Forwading. Here you must:
- Go to New and add a port forwarding.
- Fill in all the required fields in this window.
- In the Protocol field, you must choose between TCP or UDP or, alternatively, both options.
- Enter the number of ports or better known as the port in the field provided.
- The rest of the data must remain as it is.
Once you’ve set everything up and you’re done, you can continue to zoom in and out on your Wi-Fi signal from your mobile phone and enjoy the internet.