How to Perform Port Forwarding in BSNL Modem

BSNL supplies modem with default firewall which prevents traffic through uncommon ports to ensure the security of devices connected to it. Sometimes it can be annoying because certain applications need some of these ports to work properly and the firewall settings prevent these applications from running properly. Port forwarding requires to fix issues with playing online games, online conferences or messaging, establishing a VPN connection through the BSNL modem. If you have installed an online camera on your network, you may need to open certain ports to it access through the Internet. Port forwarding for certain applications are already defined on BSNL modem and all you have to do is just enable them. For other applications, you should make sure you have the correct port number and the protocol type (UDP/ TCP) before starting the process. You can get this number either from the specific product manual or from their technical support.

Steps to Open a Port On BSNL Modem
  1. Login

    Type on the address bar of the browser and enter the following details when it prompts.

    Username: admin
    Password: admin

    To learn more about it, visit the link below.
    How to Configure BSNL Teracom Modem

  2. Click on the Security tab

    The option port forwarding is under the Security tab.
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  3. Click on Port Forwarding

    It may prompt you to enter BSNL modem username and password to continue the process.
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  4. Click on Add

  5. Add a new Port Forwarding Rule

    You must specify which Port you want to open on BSNL Firewall.
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    Here you can select the specific application from the list of pre-defined rules. If you cannot find your application in this list, you can select user-defined option to open a port for your application. For that, you should have the port number and protocol type from the product vendor. After creating the rule, you have to click on "Apply".

  6. Reboot

    Under the admin tab, you can find the reboot option. You should select "reboot from last" option. Sometimes you may need to reboot your modem to take the port forward rule in effect.

After rebooting the device, you might check whether the application is working properly. If not, you might need to make the computer as DMZ to stop all firewall restrictions. To do this, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
How to Make DMZ

Further Reading
  1. Setup wireless and security in Teracom Modem

  2. UT Starcom ADSL Configuration

  3. Setup Wireless Security On  Teracom Network