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Linksys BEFSX41 routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.
The basic process to open a port is: Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
Click the Advanced button. Click the Apply button. Click the Forwarding button. Create a port forward entry. We think that forwarding a port should be easy.
Our software does everything that you need to forward a port. When you use Network Utilities you get your port forwarded right now! Step 1 It is important to setup a static ip address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots. Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you. After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use. Open up your web browser and find the address bar.
It should look something like this: By default the IP address is set to: If all goes well you will see the following screen: You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
Step 3 Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Starting from the first page in your router: Click the Advanced button near the right of the page. The menu near the top should change. In this new menu, click Filters. Click the Apply button near the bottom of the page. Click the Forwarding button near the top of the page.
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