How to Setup Port Range Forwarding on a Linksys Router
The article describes the procedure of port forwarding on a Linksys router. The methods compiled here are simple and reliable. However, it is still recommended that these should be followed carefully to avoid facing common problems. Doing so will help users save money and time that otherwise be wasted searching for Linksys router support. The below mentioned guide will help you perform the desired task on your own and without looking for support.
Download a free port forwarding software like PFConfig from its official website. Save the downloaded file to an easily accessible location in your computer. Open and run the file to initiate and complete installation of the program. When finished, open and run the program to begin the port forwarding procedure. You simply need to select the program whose port forwarding will be done and then click on the Upgrade Router button. The program will automatically locate and forward ports to. You will be now all set to enjoy games, networking etc.
You can also choose to download another free or paid program of your choice from internet. Make sure that you choose the right and safe program that carries no malware infections to your computer.
Open your web browser viz. Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox etc. Type '192.168.1.1' (without quotation marks and as is) in the browser's address bar and press the Enter key on the keyboard. When the login screen pops up, input your password as well as username and then click on the OK button.
Once logged in, click to highlight the Applications & Gaming tab. click on the Port Range Forward sub tab and you will be presented with the Port Range screen. Since it is a manual configuration, you should know what port numbers to enter in the required fields. Select either TCP or UDP protocols or both under the Protocol dropdown menu. Click to check the Enable box next to each port forwarding application.
Enter the IP (internet protocol) address for each forwarded port in the IP Address box. It is to be noted that IP address will remain the same for all the forwarded ports. If you don't know what your computer's IP address is, use this method. Click on the Start menu and navigate to Run. Type 'cmd' in the blank field and hit Enter on the keyboard. When the Command Prompt window comes up, type 'ipconfig' and the press Enter. It will bring up the IP address details of your computer. Note them down on a piece of paper and then enter in the respective field. You can also check the IP address through whatismyip.com website.
When done, review all the settings, modify them if not correct, and then click on the Save Settings button to save the changes. Exit the router's interface and other windows too. Your router is ready for use in online gaming or networking among other things.