Many applications require certain ports to be opened on your home router to properly work. Perhaps you’re running a game server that needs to be exposed to the internet, or a web server on port 80. To allow the outside internet access, you will need to configure port forwarding. This tutorial will use the Ooredoo Fibre Home Gateway (EchoLife HG8247) – but it should apply to practically every Huawei router with minimal differences.
Step 1: Login to the router:
I have already written a complete article on how to gain access to the Ooredoo Gateway. But to quickly summarize (if you need more help, visit the link) – do the following:
- Navigate to http://192.168.100.1
- Input the following: user: admin password: admin
- Click login.
You should now find yourself on this page if you successfully logged in:
Step 2: Locate the Port Forwarding utility:
- Step 1: Click “Forward Rules”
- Step 2: Click “Port Mapping Configuration”
- Step 3: Click “New”
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