Cisco Linksys-E900 Port Forwarding Instructions

This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Cisco Linksys-E900 router.

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

Other Cisco Linksys-E900 Guides

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Cisco Linksys-E900 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-E900

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Cisco Linksys-E900 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Cisco Linksys-E900, follow our Cisco Linksys-E900 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Cisco Linksys-E900 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Cisco Linksys-E900

Starting on the Basic Setup page of the Cisco Linksys-E900 router, click the choice at the top of the page labeled Applications & Gaming.

To setup a single port forward, click the choice in the blue bar labeled Single Port Forwarding. To setup a range of port forwards, click the link to the right of that titled Port Range Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Cisco Linksys-E900

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

Single Port Forwarding:

Application Name - Enter the name of the program you are forwarding this port for. This is not an important step to the process, but for your future reference.

External Port - Enter the port number here.

Internal Port - Enter the same port number here.

Protocol - Use this drop down menu to choose the type of protocol you want to use while forwarding this port.

To IP Address - Enter the local IP address of the computer you are forwarding this port to.

Enabled - Place a checkmark in this box.

Tick Save Settings.

Port Range Forwarding:

Application Name - Enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for in this box. This is for your reference.

Start~End Port - Enter the lowest number of the range, in the left box, and the highest number of the range in the right box.

Protocol - Use the drop down menu to select the protocol you want to use while forwarding these ports.

To IP Address - Key in the local IP Address of the computer you are forwarding these ports to.

Enabled - Place a checkmark in this box.

Save Settings - Click this button at the bottom of the page.

Congratulations, you did it!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Cisco Linksys-E900 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-E900 Info

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