The process of opening a port on an EnGenius router is called Port Forwarding.
In this article we will walk you through each step on opening a port.
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.
We need to login to the setup page of the router. Using a computer that is connected to the router (wired or wireless), open a web browser. It can be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Edge or Internet Explorer. It can be any browser.
Find the Address bar. It should look like the one below:
In this example, the IP address is 192.168.0.1. Simply replace it with the router's IP address. Check the computer's default gateway to know the router's IP. The default EnGenius router's IP is 192.168.0.1
After entering the IP, select Router Management:
This time, you will be asked for the username and password. Enter the username and password setup for the router. The default username is admin and the default password is admin.
On the Home Page, click on the Cogwheel button (Network Settings)
Navigate to the Port Forwarding Section by clicking on Advanced>Port Forwarding.
We can now enter the information we want
- Description: Name of the Application
- Local IP: IP Address of the device you are forwarding the port to
- Protocol: Type of Protocol used for the application
- Local Port: Port needed to be opened
- Public Port: Port needed to be opened
For example, if you want to open port 53, it should look like below:
Just add another entry if there are more ports to open.
Don't forget to click Apply to save the changes.
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