Set up port forwarding

Ports let programs on your computer connect to other computers on the Internet. When you forward a port, you allow other computers or devices to connect to your computer over your Internet connection, generally for the purpose of gaming, file sharing or connecting to wireless devices like CCTV.

To set up port forwarding you'll need to go into your router's settings and add the port forwarding details for the application you want to use. If you're setting up port forwarding to another device, like a wireless camera, you'll also need to reserve an IP address. Select your router from the below list for step by step instructions.


  1. Open your browser and type in to go to the router admin page
  2. Login with your router username and password. These are on the sticker underneath the removable settings card on back of your Wi-Fi Hub
  3. Select the See internet settings button on the Dashboard page
  4. Now choose the Manage advanced settings button
  5. Select Access Control
  6. Select the Add Rule tab and scroll down to Add Rules Manually
  7. Type in the port forwarding details for your chosen application or device


  1. Select the Games & Applications tab and choose from the preconfigured rules
  2. When you’ve entered all of your details, select the Add button
  3. To finish, choose the Apply button