Cisco Linksys-E1200 Port Forwarding Instructions

This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Cisco Linksys-E1200 router.

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

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Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Cisco Linksys-E1200 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 Cisco Linksys-E1200

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Cisco Linksys-E1200 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Cisco Linksys-E1200, follow our Cisco Linksys-E1200 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Cisco Linksys-E1200 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Cisco Linksys-E1200

This guide begins on the Basic Setup page of the Cisco Linksys-E1200 router. To forward a port, tick the link at the top of the page labeled Applications & Gaming.

You now have two choices, if you are forwarding only one port, tick the choice of Single Port Forwarding. If you are forwarding a range of ports, tick the option of Port Range Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Cisco Linksys-E1200

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

To Forward a Single Port:

To Forward a Range of Ports:

You did it, congratulations!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Cisco Linksys-E1200 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 Cisco Linksys-E1200 Info

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