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How do I setup a DMZ on my router?
  • 1
    Open your Web browser and enter http://192.168.1.1 in the address field. Enter the router's username and password
  • 2
    Click the Firewall Settings icon at the top of the screen, then click DMZ Host
  • 3
    Enter the IP address of the device you want to put in the DMZ and click OK. Your device is now in the DMZ and more accessible to the Internet

Configure DMZ Settings

What is a DMZ?

A demilitarized zone (DMZ) is either a small network or computer host (DMZ host) that is inserted between a private network and the Internet. The DMZ is a network security neutral zone with less restricted connection to the internet.

If you are having connection issues with your gaming console, including lag, NAT, or voice communication, try moving it to the DMZ. A DMZ allows all traffic, so it’s a good alternative to port forwarding for online gaming.

Note: Moving a device into a DMZ bypasses firewall and security settings, and more secure alternatives are available. Do not use a DMZ on a PC or laptop as it is more vulnerable to an outside attack than a home network.

To setup the DMZ, you will need the local IP address of the device you want to put in the DMZ. On most devices, you will find the IP address in settings / network settings menu. We also recommend you select a static IP address.

Opening the DMZ on a Fios Quantum Gateway router

Login to your Fios Quantum Gateway at 192.168.1.1. The default router's username and password can be found on the router's label. Select:

  • Firewall Settings > DMZ Host > enter the IP address of your device in the DMZ Host IP Address field and click Apply.

Your device is now in the DMZ and more accessible to the Internet.

Opening the DMZ on a Verizon Fios Advanced router

Login to your Fios Advanced Wi-Fi Router at 192.168.1.1. The default router's username and password can be found on the router's label. Select:

  • Security > DMZ Host > enter the IP address of your device in the DMZ Host IP Address field and click OK.

Your device is now in the DMZ and more accessible to the Internet.

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