Port forwarding on Linksys smart wi-fi router using the local access interface

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Port forwarding also known as Port Mapping is an application of Network Address Translation (NAT) that redirects a communication request from one address and port number combination to another while the packets are traversing a network gateway, such as a router or firewall. It is done so that the data for Internet applications can pass through the firewall of the router or gateway. It permits you to apply rules on your router to let it know that one particular port is open to receive a specific requested data. There are two types of Port forwarding:

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Single Port forwarding:

It allows you to set up public services such as web servers, FTP servers, email servers or other specialized internet applications one by one.

Port Range forwarding:

It allows you to set up public services in a group that is mainly a range of ports, for example from 20-25. Certain applications require opening specific ports so they can function correctly. Linksys Router Support suggests you to limit Port forwarding to only those ports that you are using due to security reasons.

This Linksys Tech Support article will guide you to do Port Forwarding on Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the local access interface.

Follow these steps:

Single Port Forwarding:

  1. Open Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router’s local access interface through a browser.
  2. On the left navigation pane, click the Security Tool under Router Settings.
  3. Select Apps and Gaming tab.
  4. Click on Single Port Forwarding > Add a new Single Port forwarding.
  5. Enter details like Application name, External Port etc. And the protocol that applies.
  6. Save the changes. Click Apply and then click on Ok.

Port Range Forwarding:

  1. Follow first 3 steps of Single Port Forwarding.
  2. Click on Port Range Forwarding > Add a new Port Range forwarding.
  3. Enter details like Application name, External Port etc. And the protocol that applies.
  4. Save the changes. Click Apply and then click on Ok.

If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Linksys Router Support. Call on Linksys Router Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017.

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