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Setting Up Firewall Rules On Your Router

Updated on June 30, 2009

Setting Up Firewall Rules On Your Router

This tutorial will show you how to set up firewall rules on your router to allow outside access of applications to your computers and other internet ready peripherals (ie.ps3,psp,xbox 360, etc)

I am going to show you how to enable this feature on a WRT54G2 Linksys Router. Even though you might not have this exact router, this should give you basic steps on how to do it for your router.

Step 1: Find out what your routers IP’s address is. Follow this tutorial to find out how

Step 2: Type in you Routers IP address on your favorite web browser.

Step 3: Enter the Credentials for your router.

Note: default is User: admin, Password: admin

Step 4: Go to: “Applications & Gaming”

NOTE: You will notice that I have already set up rules for my PS3, just follow that format for your particular application.

I will be setting up my TVersity application in this tutorial.

Step 5: Under “Application” enter something like: “TVersity”.

Step 6: For both “Start and End” fields enter the port number you wish to open. In my case I need to open 41975.

Step 7: For “Protocol” select: BOTH. Which are TCP and UDP.

Step 8: For “IP Address” enter the address of your computer, or internet ready peripheral that needs that port open. So, if your doing this for a Game you play on your ps3 enter the IP address of your ps3.

Step 9: Check the Box to enable the rule.

NOTE: It is a good idea to assign static IP’s to the devices your are setting up rules for. Otherwise you will need to change rule every time that device’s IP address changes. Click here to learn how to assign a static IP address and the definition of a static IP.

Step 10: Click —> Save Settings


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