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 Setting up port forwarding on Westell network devices

The first step is to make sure you have the port information from the manufacturer or service that requires port forwarding. This normally includes the protocol, port start, port end, and port map.

The steps that follow provide instructions on how to set up port forwarding, but you must know the application's port settings to enter in the configuration screens.


Note: The configuration screens may vary slightly depending on when you purchased your modem or gateway and the version of firmware running on it.

To set up port forwarding on your Westell VersaLink 327W or 7500 gateway:

  1. Open your Web browser and enter http://192.168.1.1 in the Address field.
Figure depicting Address field in Internet Explorer
  1. Enter your current user name in the New User Name field. If you haven't changed the user name, the default is "admin." [Show Me]


  2. Enter your password in the Password field. You were required to change it during installation, so it can't be "password."


  3. Click OK.




Click Add
  1. Click Firewall Settings in the top menu. [Show Me]


  2. Click Port forwarding in the left navigation panel. [Show Me]


  3. Click Yes in the pop-up warning window that you understand that changes in this section could affect the device's configuration and performance. [Show Me]


  4. Click Add in the Name column to add a new port forwarding rule or service.




Select Service or Rule
  1. Select the service or rule that you want to use from the Select an existing Service/Rule or create a new one field. If the forwarding service or rule you want isn't listed, you can create a new rule.


  2. Select Host or Dynamic to control how the port forwarding service is activated. [Show Me]


  3. If you selected "Host" in the previous step, select the computer on your network where this port forwarding service will be applied. You can either select the computer from the drop-down list or enter its IP address. [Show Me]


  4. Click Apply to save your entries.


  5. Review the settings for the rule you have created, and click Close. [Show Me]


  6. Close the Westell configuration window to complete the port forwarding setup.


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