The Single Port Forwarding feature allows you to apply rules on your router where one particular port is open to receive a requested data. This feature helps in increasing connectivity and speed, especially when playing games, streaming or downloading. Configuring the Single Port Forwarding feature of your router is made easy using the Linksys app.
This article will guide you in configuring Single Port Forwarding using the app. Before you start, make sure to check the following:
- Write down the ports you need to forward. Refer to your product documentation or contact your device manufacturer for details.
- Write down the IP address of the client you will need to configure Single Port Forwarding for. Static IP addresses should be assigned to the designated computers or servers before using the Single Port Forwarding feature.
Connect your mobile device to your router's WiFi then open the Linksys app.
For iOS, tap Manage Your Wi-Fi. For Android, tap Log in.
You will be prompted to log in using your Linksys cloud account. Enter the necessary credentials and tap Log in.
NOTE: You can also choose to log in using Router Password on iOS or Use Router Password on Android.
On the Dashboard, tap the Menu icon on the upper-left corner.
Tap Advanced Settings and choose Port Settings.
Tap on Single Port Forwarding.
Tap Add a rule.
Enter the details for the Rule Name, External Port, Internal Port, Device IP Address and then select a Protocol.
NOTE: You can also tap on Select a device to select a client that is already on your network.
QUICK TIP: You can tap on the slider button to activate or deactivate the Rule you have configured.
You have now successfully configured the Single Port Forwarding feature of your router.
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