Wireless routers can share a single Internet connection with wired and wireless computers in a home or office very easily. Although creating Internet access for multiple computers is a relatively simple process, some programs may require the router to forward certain ports directly to a specific computer on the network so incoming mode traffic can be routed to the correct machine.
Accessing the port forwarding features of your Belkin router can be done directly from a browser. If you know the process, then that’s great, but if not, then you can find out how to carry out port forwarding. The router we have taken for the process is Belkin F5D7230UK4 54 MBPS Router, which is one of the most efficient routers the company has manufactured so far.
Let’s delve into the details of how to do port forwarding with a Belkin router.
- Turn on your computer and launch a web browser. You can use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or any other browser of your choice. Make sure that the browser is up-to-date as an outdated web browser may cause issues with the port forwarding steps.
- As the web browser opens, you need to type “192.168.2.1” (without quotes) into your browser’s address bar and press “Enter.”
- Enter the password if you have already set a password for your router. If you have not set up a password, leave the field blank and click “Submit”.
- Click on the “DHCP Client List” button under LAN Settings driving on the left side of the window to see a list of all computers connected to the router. Identify the computer you want to forward the ports to and make a note of its IP address.
- Click on the “virtual servers” link under Firewall driving on the left side of the window.
- Type a description on the first empty line, if desired. Enter the port or range of ports you would like to transmit in the “port” input boxes. If you would only like to transmit a single port, enter the same port number in both boxes.
- Write the last numbers of the IP address you wrote in the “Private IP address” entry so that the IP address is completed correctly. Leave the “private port” entry blank.
- Click the box in the “Enable” column to activate your new port forwarding entry. Click on the “Exit” link at the top of the window when you are finished.
Now, check if you are able to do port forwarding or not. You should be able to do it, but in case, there is some problem, then you need to take the help of Belkin router experts. Get in touch with them over a phone call or chat with them to find out as to why the port forwarding process failed and what needs to be done to carry it out successfully.