Arris TG1682G Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Arris TG1682G 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 Arris TG1682G Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Arris TG1682G TG1682_2.4p2s1_PROD_sey. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Arris TG1682G 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 Arris TG1682G

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To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Arris TG1682G router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Arris TG1682G, follow our Arris TG1682G Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Arris TG1682G router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Arris TG1682G

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This is the status page from your Arris TG1682G router.

After you are finished logging into the Arris TG1682G router you should see the Gateway > At a Glance page. From there you need to click the Advanced section in the left sidebar. Then under that pick the option of Port Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Arris TG1682G

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Arris TG1682G router.

This takes you to a new page like the one you see above.

Click the ADD SERVICE option on the right side of the page in the blue bar. This will open up some new boxes.

From the Services Name drop down list choose Other. Then in the Other Service box enter the name of the program you are forwarding the ports for. It doesn't really matter what you enter here, it's just to remind you of why you forwarded these ports.

Next is the Service Type. Use this drop down list to choose the type of protocol you need to use to forward your ports.

The Server IP Address is next. In these boxes enter the IP address of the device you are forwarding these ports to. For example if you are forwarding a port for a program to run smoother on your notebook computer, be sure to use that notebook's IP address in this box.

Below that are two boxes one is titled Start Port and the other is labeled End Port. If you are forwarding a single port enter that one port number in both of these boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports enter the lowest number in the Start Port and the highest number of the range in the End Port.

Click the Save button which adds it to the list of Port Forwarding under the large blue bar. If the one you just added does not have a checkmark in the Active box go ahead and put one in there.

That's it, you just forwarded a port.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Arris TG1682G 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 Arris TG1682G Info

Don't forget about our other Arris TG1682G info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Arris TG1682G TG1682_2.4p2s1_PROD_sey. We also have the following guides for the same router: