Asus RT-N66R Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Asus RT-N66R router.

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

Other Asus RT-N66R Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Asus RT-N66R.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Asus RT-N66R 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 Asus RT-N66R

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Asus RT-N66R router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Asus RT-N66R, follow our Asus RT-N66R Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Asus RT-N66R router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Asus RT-N66R

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This is the status page from your Asus router.

Now that you have logged into the Asus RT-N66R you begin on the Network Map. On the left is a dark grey side bar. Find the WAN link under the heading of Advanced Settings. Then at the top of the page is some tabs, choose the one that says Virtual Server/Port Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Asus RT-N66R

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Asus router.

On this new page, scroll down until you see the heading of Port Forwarding List. Under this is a box marked Service Name, enter the program name here, or just something that helps you remember why you are forwarding these ports.

Next, is the Port Range and Local Port boxes. If you are forwarding one port, enter that number into both of these boxes. If you are forwarding multiple ports, enter the port range in both of these boxes. They should be written something like this: 500-600.

Now you are at the Local IP box. Enter the IP Address that you are forwarding the ports to in this box. For example if you are forwarding ports to run a program on your computer, be sure to use that computer's IP Address here.

Next you have the Protocol drop down menu, choose which protocol you are going to use from this menu.

After clicking Add then, Apply you are done! Congratulations!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Asus RT-N66R 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 Asus RT-N66R Info

Don't forget about our other Asus RT-N66R info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Asus RT-N66R.We also have the following guides for the same router: