8level WRT-150 Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the 8level WRT-150 router.

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If you are not sure what port forwarding is you can read our What is Port Forwarding guide to help get started.

Other 8level WRT-150 Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the 8level WRT-150. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the 8level WRT-150 to your computer can be more reliable if you first configure a static IP address on your computer. We have instructions to setup a static IP address for Windows 7, Windows 8, and a variety of other devices on our Static IP Address Settings page.

Please note that while setting up a static IP address on your computer is optional, it is still a very good idea to go ahead and do it. In the long run it will make your port forward much more reliable.

Login To The 8level WRT-150

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To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your 8level WRT-150 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the 8level WRT-150, follow our 8level WRT-150 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the 8level WRT-150 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the 8level WRT-150

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This is the status page from your 8level WRT-150 router.

Now that you have logged into the 8level WRT-150 you begin on the Status page. To begin the Port Forwarding process, click the Forwarding choice on the left side of the page. Next, click the link labeled Virtual Servers.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your 8level WRT-150

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your 8level WRT-150 router.

On this new page, in the Description box enter the name of the program. It really doesn't matter what you enter in this box, but it would be a good idea to enter something that will help you remember why you are forwarding these ports.

Below that is the Internal Host IP Address. In this box you need to enter the IP address you are forwarding these ports to. For example, if you are forwarding multiple ports to run a program on your computer, you have to enter that computer's IP address in this box.

In the Protocol drop down menu, choose the type of protocol you want to use.

Under that is the two boxes labeled External Port. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number in both the left and right boxes. If you are forwarding a range ports, enter the lowest number of the range in the left box and the highest number of the range in the box to the right.

In the box labeled Internal Port enter the port you are forwarding here, or in the case of a range, enter with lowest number first, dash, highest number, such as 25-33.

Click the Save button and you have finished. Congratulations!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the 8level WRT-150 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your ports are forwarded you should use our Open Port Check tool.

Other 8level WRT-150 Info

Don't forget about our other 8level WRT-150 info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the 8level WRT-150. We also have the following guides for the same router: