Asus WL-500G Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Asus WL-500G 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 WL-500G Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Asus WL-500G.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Asus WL-500G 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 WL-500G

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Asus WL-500G router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Asus WL-500G, follow our Asus WL-500G Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Asus WL-500G router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Asus WL-500G

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This is the status page from your Asus router.

You begin on the Home page of this router after you log into the Asus WL-500g. On the left in purple, click the choice labeled NAT Setting, then click Virtual Server.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Asus WL-500G

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, under the yellow heading of Virtual Server List place your cursor in the first box labeled Local IP. Enter the IP Address you are going to be forwarding these ports to in this box. For example if you are forwarding ports to run a program on your computer, type that computer's IP Address in this box.

In the next box is the Port Range. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number here, if you are forwarding many ports, then enter them as a range such as 22-34.

You are now at the Protocol drop down menu. From this menu choose the type of protocol you'll when forwarding these ports.

Leave the Protocol No. box empty.

Under the heading of Description enter something that reminds you why you forwarded these ports, such as a program name.

When you are done, click Add, in the yellow bar, then down below, click Apply.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Asus WL-500G 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 WL-500G Info

Don't forget about our other Asus WL-500G info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Asus WL-500G.We also have the following guides for the same router: