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Router Instructions for Gaming

You can find your router model's brand name and number on the router itself, possibly on a sticker located on the bottom or back of the unit. Select your router from the list below for more instructions.

To configure your 3Com 812 router's ports for games and applications:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  http://192.168.200.254.
  2. Enter the appropriate username and password to access your modem's firmware.
  3. Click Configuration on the left-hand side of the window, and click Remote Site Profiles.
  4. Make sure the name of your "remote site" is highlighted and click Modify, then click Next at the bottom of the window that appears.
  5. Make sure there is a checkmark next to NAT. Click Static Ports  TCP or UDP, whichever is applicable to your situation.
  6. Click Add and enter the public TCP/UDP port, private IP address (LAN or Local Area Network), and private TCP/UDP port. Then click Add.
  7. Click Save Configuration on the left-hand side of the window.
  8. Click Save Configuration again and then click OK.

To configure the D-Link 500 or D-Link 504 ports for games and applications:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  http://192.168.0.1.
  2. Click Login to the web-based management module and log in with the appropriate username and password.
  3. Click Port Redirection on the left-hand side of the window, then click the Add button.
  4. Enter Comment (if any), Internet Port, Local Port, and select appropriate protocol ( TCP or UDP). Enter local computer IP address (the address to which the ports will be forwarded).
  5. Click Save Changes on the left-hand side of the window.
  6. Click Save Configuration and click Restart System.

To configure your Netgear 7550 modem's  DMZ to work with gaming systems:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  http://192.168.254.254.
  2. Log in with the username and password, both of which should be admin.
  3. Click  Firewall Settings.

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  4. Select DMZ Host.

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  5. Click Yes.

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  6. Select the device you wish to open DMZ for and then click Enable.

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  7. You will need to reboot the modem. Once the modem reboots, you should be able to use the gaming system.

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Next, follow these instructions for your particular type of gaming system: PS3 or Xbox 360:

To configure the Netgear 7550 ports for the PS3:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  http://192.168.254.254.
  2. Log in with the username and password, both of which should be admin.
  3. Click Firewall Settings from the menu at the top of the page.
  4. Select Port Forwarding from the menu on the left. If a warning screen appears, click Yes.
  5. Select Add and click Create.
  6. Name the custom service "PlayStation 3" or something that will allow you to easily recognize it.
  7. In the Define Rule section, enter the following:
    • Protocol— TCP
    • Global Port Start—80
    • Global Port End—80
    • Base Host Port—80

    Click Apply and click Add.
  8. In the Define Rule section, enter the following:
    • Protocol—TCP
    • Global Port Start—443
    • Global Port End—443
    • Base Host Port—443

    Click Apply.
  9. Repeat until you have added the rest of the necessary ports:
    • TCP—465
    • TCP—983
    • TCP—5223
    • TCP—Global Start: 10070, Global End: 10080, Base Host: 10070
    • UDP—Global Start: 3478, Global End: 3479, Base Host: 3478
    • UDP—3658
    • UDP—10070

    Once you have entered all of the port information, click Create.
  10. Make sure that "PlayStation3" or whatever you used to name your rule is selected. Enter a unique LAN IP in the box. For example, 192.168.254.170. Now, click Apply.
  11. On your PS3, login to your profile, select Settings > Network Settings > Custom.
  12. Select the connection method. It is recommended that you use a wired connection if available.
  13. Choose Manual Settings.
  14. From the Speed and Duplex section choose Auto-Detect and select Manual under IP Address Setting.
  15. Set the IP address as the same one you set in the modem (192.168.254.170). Then enter the Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 and set the DNS servers to 74.40.74.40 and 74.40.74.41.
  16. Set the MTU to Automatic.
  17. Set the Proxy to Do Not Use.
  18. Set UPnP to Disable.
  19. Press X to save your settings.

Restart both the modem and PS3 to ensure that the settings have taken effect. Port forwarding should now be setup.

To configure the Netgear 7550 ports for the Xbox 360:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  http://192.168.254.254 to launch the modem's web management interface. Log in to the modem; the username and password should both be admin. Select Firewall Settings from the menu at the top of the page.
  2. Select Port Forwarding from the menu on the left. If a warning screen appears, click Yes.
  3. In the Port Forwarding section, select Add and click Create.
  4. Name the custom service "Xbox 360" or something that will allow you to easily recognize it.
  5. In the Define Rule section, enter the following:
    • Protocol—TCP
    • Global Port Start—53
    • Global Port End—53
    • Base Host Port—53

    Click Apply then click Add.
  6. In the Define Rule section, enter the following:
    • Protocol—TCP
    • Global Port Start—80
    • Global Port End—80
    • Base Host Port—80

    Click Apply.
  7. Repeat until you have added the rest of the necessary ports:
    • TCP—1863
    • UDP—53
    • UDP—88
    • UDP—1863
    • UDP—3074

    Once you have entered all of the port information, click Create.
  8. Making sure that Xbox 360 is selected in the drop down, enter a LAN IP. Try to select one that another device won't use, for example: 192.168.254.149.
  9. Go to the Xbox 360 and navigate to the main screen.
  10. Go to Profile and select System Settings > Network Settings.
  11. Select Wired or Wireless. (It is recommended to use Wired when available.)
  12. Select Configure Network.
  13. Under Basic Settings, select the green block with the IP settings and select Manual > Choose IP Address.
  14. Enter the IP address you configured in the modem (192.168.254.149) and click Done.
  15. Select Subnet Mask and enter 255.255.255.0.
  16. Select Gateway and enter 192.168.254.254, then select Done.

Restart the modem and the Xbox 360 to ensure that the settings have taken effect. Port forwarding should now be set up.

To configure the SpeedStream 5200 (with version 2 of the firmware) ports for games and applications:

  1. Open your web browser go to  http://192.168.254.254/naptcfg.htm.
  2. If prompted, log in with the username and password (typically, they are both admin).
  3. Under Add/Edit entry, select either the service or protocol and  TCP/UDP ports, whichever is applicable to your situation. If you select Protocol and TCP/UDP Ports be sure to enter the appropriate range of port numbers for your situation.
  4. Select either Redirect Selected Protocol / Service to this Router or Redirect Selected Protocol / Service to IP Address, whichever is applicable to your situation. If you select Redirect Selected Protocol / Service to IP Address, be sure to enter the appropriate IP address for your situation.
  5. Click Apply.

To configure the SpeedStream 5667 (with a product number of 161-5667-501 or 161-5667-507) ports for games and applications:

  1. Open your web browser and enter the following address:  http://192.168.254.254. Enter your modem's username and password (typically, admin is both the username and password).
  2. Click Advanced Setup on the top left of the main page.
  3. Click Port Forwarding on the left-hand side of the window.
  4. Go to the section To add an entry, and choose the following:
    • Protocol—Select  TCP, UDP, TCP & UDP, or RAW.
    • Raw Protocol Number—Enter the Protocol ID if Raw is selected in the Protocol field.
    • Service—Select a preconfigured service or Port Number if service is not preconfigured.
    • Starting Port Number—Enter the starting port number if Port Number is selected in the Service field.
    • Number of Ports—If only one port must be open, enter 1. If a range of ports must be opened, enter the total number of ports in the range.
    • Server—Enter the local workstation where you want port traffic to go to.
    • Self—Check Self if the port is intended to be opened for access to the router itself.
  5. Click Add Service and wait for request to be completed.
  6. Click  Firewall on the left margin—make sure firewall mode is set to Low (Factory Default).
  7. Click Save Configuration on the top left of the screen.

To configure your SpeedStream 6520 or SE 567 modem's  DMZ to work with gaming systems:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  http://192.168.254.254.
  2. Click Go on the upper left-hand side of the window.

    Click Go next to Log In

  3. Both the username and password are admin. Note that if you are a former Epix customer, your password may be wireless dsl.

    Enter username and password

  4. Click Security.

    Click Security

  5. Click  Firewall Settings.

    Click Firewall Settings

  6. Uncheck the box next to Attack Detection. Check the box next to DMZ and click Configure.

    Uncheck the box next to Attack Detection. Check the box next to DMZ and click Configure.
  7. Select one of the options to Enable DMZ with this host IP address and either choose the IP address of your gaming system from the drop-down list, or type in the IP address of your gaming system.

    Note: You may want to consult with the gaming system's manufacturer for instructions detailing how to force this IP address into the gaming system to insure that the IP address stays the same. This way, you will not have to reconfigure the High-Speed modem if the gaming system's IP address changes.
  8. Select the option to Make Setting Permanent and click Apply.

    Select the option to Make Setting Permanent and click Apply.

  9. Click the Reboot button, but do not select the option to Reset to Factory Defaults.

    Click the Reboot button

  10. Once the modem reboots, you should be able to use the gaming system.

    You're ready to go.

To configure your SpeedStream 6520 or SE 567 router's ports for games and applications:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  http://192.168.254.254.
  2. Log in with the appropriate username and password (typically, both are admin).
  3. Click Security on the left-hand side of the page.
  4. Click Address Translation on the left-hand side of the page.
  5. Select Port Forwarding (NAPT) and click Configure to the right of Port Forwarding (NAPT).
  6. Review the list of available applications. If the application you desire is present, click on the application to add it to the Enabled Applications list. If the application you desire is not present, click Add a Custom Forwarding Entry.
  7. Under Add/Edit entry select either the service or protocol and  TCP/UDP ports, whichever is applicable to your situation. If you select protocol and TCP/UDP ports, be sure to enter the appropriate range of port numbers for your situation.
  8. Select either redirect selected protocol / service to this router or redirect selected protocol / service to IP address, whichever is applicable to your situation. If you select redirect selected protocol/service to IP address, be sure to enter the appropriate IP address.
  9. Click Apply.

To configure your Westell 7500 modem's  DMZ to work with gaming systems:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  http://192.168.1.1.
  2. Log in with the username admin and the password password.

    Log in with the username admin and the password password.

  3. Click  Firewall Settings.

    Click Firewall Settings

  4. Select DMZ Host.

    Select DMZ Host

  5. Click Yes.

    Click Yes

  6. Select the device you wish to open DMZ and click Enable.

    Select the device you wish to open DMZ and click Enable.

  7. You will need to reboot the modem. Once it reboots, you should be able to use the gaming system.

    You're ready to go.
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