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How to Configure Port Forwarding on an Asus Router

How to Configure Port Forwarding on an Asus Router
May 8, 2023
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The very basic firewall that comes with Asus RT-AC88U routers aids in shielding your home network from unauthorized internet access. You might need to open a port through this firewall since it restricts inbound connections, which prevents some games and programs from working. You must use a procedure known as port forwarding to forward the port in order to do this. To set up port forwarding on the Asus router, you can refer to the instructions below.

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To open a port on your Asus RT-AC88U router, follow these steps:

  1. Assign your PC or device a static IP address.
  2. Log in to your Asus RT-AC88U router.
  3. Go to the port forwarding section.
  4. Create a port forward entry.
  5. Select WAN.
  6. Choose Virtual Server/Port Forwarding.
  • We’ll guide you through these steps for your Asus RT-AC88U router.

Step 1: Set the device to which you wish to forward a port with a static IP address. It ensures that your ports remain open even if your device restarts.

  • Refer to our Router setup guide for instructions on setting up a static IP address.

Step 2: Log into your Asus RT-AC88U router by following these steps:

  • Open your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge).
  • In the address bar, replace “” with the IP address of your router (known as your computer’s default gateway). The default IP address is usually set to:
  • Press Enter.
  • You’ll see a box where you need to enter your username and password.
  • The default username for the Asus RT-AC88U router is “admin,” and the password “admin.”
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Click the Login button to access your Asus RT-AC88U router.

Step 3: Follow these steps starting from the first page, To locate the port forwarding section in your router:

  • Access the first page of your router.
  • On the page’s left side, locate and choose the WAN link.
  • Go to the page’s top and choose the Virtual Server/Port Forwarding link.

Step 4: For instance, these are the ports for Xbox Live to forward:

  • TCP Ports:          3074
  • UDP Ports:         3074
  • Create a name for the Service Name field. This name doesn’t impact the forward’s functionality; it’s only for your reference in understanding its purpose.

Set the Port Range for port forwarding:

  • Specify the destination IP address for forwarding the ports in the Local IP field. It can be your computer’s IP or another device’s IP on the network.
  • Choose the protocol for port forwarding from the Protocol options.
  • Click the Add button to finalize the configuration.
  • To save the changes, click Apply at the bottom of the screen.
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