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What is Port Forwarding?

Port forwarding is the method which enables your router or firewall to arrange the right data from the network to the right port.Ports are very important since the computers or routers organize the network data by the means of them. Packet transmission is the main purpose of the ZyXEL router. Laptop or notebook clients might get greater mobility using this facility. The need for cables flooding in the room is not there as you can easily connect in a room. The individual computers have a wireless Transmitters and receivers that could be plugged to USB port or PC Card slot. Hardware firewall is also available with most of the routers. The wireless router can also act as hardware firewall for home and business users.

Following are the ways to set up ZyXEL router to forward ports from the Internet to computer:
  • Port forwarding from the Internet to computer
  • Make connections to router
  • Check lights of router

Port forwarding from the Internet to computer

You need to perform certain settings in the computer for port forwarding. Type http://192.168.2.1/ into URL and login to router. You need to select Network Address Translation and then you need to choose “Virtual Server”. After performing all these steps, you need to type “LAN IP Address” as 192.168.2.11. You need to make sure that the enable box is checked. After that, click on “Add” button to enable port forwarding.

Make connections to router

You need to plug-in the cable to back of the router. Backside of the router will have the Ethernet port. You need to makes necessary configurations in the router to access the Internet. The Ethernet cable could be connected from the Ethernet card of each of the computer. The port forwarding could be enabled only when the ports are connected properly.

Check lights of router

Ethernet cable connections are correct at both end at router and system. Make sure the power to the devices is turned on. Sometimes when you try connecting to the Internet the LAN or Internet light does not turn on when Ethernet connection is made. If the power LED blinks once per second then update the firmware of router. The firmware needs to be installed with latest updates for better functionality.

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