Arris TG2482A Port Forwarding: Set It Up Within Minutes
Your Arris TG2482A router features a firewall that protects your network from hacker attacks and other unauthorized access. The firewall does this by blocking incoming connections. If you want to run specific programs or games effectively, you will need to forward ports from the internet to your network. We give you a detailed step by step process of how you can accomplish Arris TG2482Aport forwarding.
Set Up a Static IP Address
You should set up a static IP address in the device receiving the forwarded ports to ensure a successful port forward in case your device reboots.
Log in To Your Arris TG2482A Router
Your Arris TG2482A router has a web interface. Thus, to log in, you need a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. On your choice browser, find the address bar and replace it with your Arris TG2482A default IP address, 192.168.0.1, then press Enter. This action will open a screen prompting you to enter your login credentials. Input Username: admin and Password: password, which are the Arris TG2482A default credentials and press Enter to log in.
Find The Port Forwarding Section
Starting from the first page, perform the following actions:
- Click the Firewall tab to open a new menu
- On the new menu, click Virtual Servers
- Click the Add tab at the center of the page
Create A Port Forward Entry
To create a port forward entry on your Arris TG2482A router, perform the following steps:
- Input a name in the Description box to remind you why you are forwarding these ports.
- For single port forwarding, enter the port number in both the Inbound Port and Local Port boxes.
- If the ports are in a range, enter the least number into the left Local and Inbound Port boxes and the highest number in the right hand Inbound Port and Local Port boxes.
- Select the protocol, whether TCP, UDP, or Both in the Format box.
- Input the IP address you are forwarding the ports to in the Private IP Address box. You can enter your device IP address if you are port forwarding to run a program on another device other than your computer.
- Once you finish the above setup, click the Add Virtual Server tab and test your ports to see whether they are open.