The Orange Livebox 3, an ADSL wireless router, is best known for its high-speed connectivity. The router supports Orange’s Broadband services in multiple countries around the world. Orange Livebox 3, like other network routers, has a firewall built into it. This feature, while protecting the system against attacks, also hinders connections.
So to connect with servers present outside your network, you will have to forward a few ports. Here is how you can enable port forwarding on your orange router.
Why is Port Forwarding a Problem on Orange?
One of the main reasons Port Forwarding on Orange can be problematic is that many ISPs use Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) to conserve IP addresses. Your ISP assigns a single IP address to several users, and all rely on that IP address.
What is CGNAT?
CGNAT stands for Carrier Grade Network Address Translation. Most ISPs, including Orange, use CGNAT to conserve their IPv4 pool. The IPv4 protocol only supports 4 billion IP addresses. ISPs perform CGNAT to assign a single IP address to multiple users, saving their depleted IP pool.
Bypass CGNAT on Orange in Spain
To make this process easier, use the PureVPN port forwarding add-on. This add-on will allow you to bypass CGNAT and configure port forwarding for your devices. Here’s how it’s done:
- Sign up for PureVPN.
- Login to the PureVPN member area.
- Click the subscription tab.
- Click Configure.
- Apply your desired port settings (scroll below).
- Click Apply settings.
How to Port Forward Orange – Step-By-Step Guide
To set up Port Forwarding on your Orange router, you must log into the web interface. The detailed steps are provided as follows:
- Log into the Orange Livebox 3 router’s web interface.
- Open a Web browser.
- Enter the Orange Livebox 3 default IP = 192.168.1.1
- Hit enter
- Once you see the login page, enter the password and username.
- The password and username for Sagemcom Orange Livebox 3 Router are “unknown”.
- After you log in, go to Advanced Settings (the option will be at the top of the main page).
- Now select Network Configuration from the menu on the left.
- Select NAT/PAT.
- From the Application / Service dropdown box, select Custom.
- Enter the ports to be forwarded in both Internal and External Port boxes.
- Now, select the protocol.
- Choose a device.
- Select Save.
Fix Double NAT with Orange in Spain
You can’t use a public IP address that can easily port forward on Starlink. However, you can resolve the Double NAT issue using a VPN service (like PureVPN) that offers a static and dedicated IP address.
You will have to set up your router to use the dedicated IP address that you use with your VPN. You will need to use this WAN IP address on your router to set up the WAN connection. If done right, you can bypass both the CGNAT restrictions and the Double NAT status.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does your Orange Router have CGNAT?
It does. This is because it provides CGNAT-enabled routers to assign IP addresses. By doing so, the Starlink router works with other ISPs.
How can I bypass CGNAT?
The simplest way to bypass CGNAT with Orange is to use a VPN service. You use a virtual and dedicated VPN tunnel between your internet-enabled device and a VPN server. You get another ISP address as a result.
Does CGNAT affect online gaming?
Absolutely. Modern online multiplayer games rely on incoming and outgoing connections to host, connect and communicate. CGNAT blocks incoming traffic by default. You must bypass CGNAT for the best online gaming experience, especially when using Orange.