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Port Forwarding on Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

Linksys WRT54G wireless router has an inbuilt firewall and NAT feature which may prevent certain online applications from running. For example, if you are a hardcore gamer, you may find issues with playing online games through a Linksys router. It is because some ports which must be opened for the smooth playing might be blocked by Linksys router firewall. For the protection of devices connected to WRT54G, built in firewall allow traffic through only known ports and any application which use uncommon ports are blocked by default. If you want to open any blocked port number on a Linksys WRT54G router, follow the instructions provided in this tutorial.

Port Forwarding

  1. Log on to Setup Page

    Use the IP address or the instructions provided in the link below to login to the setup page.
    How to login Linksys Setup Page.

  2. Click on Applications and Gaming

  3. Click on port range forward

    Port forwarding on WRT54G Wireless Router

  4. Enter the details of the port which we need to forward as shown in the image.
    online gaming problems WRT54G

  5. After entering the port details click on save settings.

Where to Get Port Numbers?

It depends on which program is facing trouble with accessing the Internet. If you are facing trouble with playing network games or online games through Linksys router, you must check the port numbers they use to communicate through a firewall. You can get the numbers either from game support or from their website. All you have to do to fix troubles with playing an online game is to follow the procedure provided at the beginning of this guide and enter the numbers.

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