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Hitron Router Settings: Port Forwarding setup

Learn how to set up and configure port forwarding through your Hitron router settings. Customize your business router networking settings with these tips.

Port Forwarding setup

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Port forwarding allows remote computers outside the local network to connect to a specific computer or service within a private local area network (LAN).

  1. Log in to Hitron Modem.
  2. Select 'Basic' menu.
  3. Select the 'Port Forwarding' sub-menu.

Port forwarding allows remote computers outside the local network to connect to a specific computer or service within a private local area network (LAN).

  1. Log in to Hitron Modem.
  2. Select 'Basic' menu.
  3. Select the 'Port Forwarding' sub-menu.

SmartWiFi Port Forwarding settings
SmartWiFi Port Forwarding settings

  1. Set 'All Port Forwarding Rules' to 'Enabled' (or 'Disabled' if no longer needed).
  2. Select the 'Add Rule' button for new rules, or 'Manage' button to edit existing rules.
    • Common Application: Drop-down menu for pre-defined, common port forward rules..
    • Application Name: Freehand usage reference.
    • Protocol: Drop-down menu to select desired protocol.
    • Public Port Range: External Internet port numbers required for rule.
    • Private Port Range: Internal LAN ports for rule.
    • Local IP: Make sure the specified device is set up with an internal static IP LAN address. The local IP must be in the same LAN IP Address Subnet.
    • Remote IP Address: Select either 'Any' or 'Specific'.
    • Rule Status: 'On/Off'; select 'On' if needed.
  3. Select 'Apply' when the new rule setup is complete.
  4. Re-verify that the 'Status' is set to 'ON' for any rules that should be active.
  5. Select 'Save Changes' when finished.

Add port forward rule
Add port forward rule

Example: Say a security camera uses port 56000. First, using a DHCP reservation, the security camera is assigned the internal IP 192.168.0.210. Then, forward port 56000 to 192.168.0.210, which will direct any traffic from a public IP address and port 56000 to the security camera on 192.168.0.210 to ensure the connection.


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