How Do I Forward Ports On My BT Home Hub 4/5

Port Forwarding On A BT Home Hub 4 and 5

To forward ports on the BT Home Hub 5 follow the instructions below

1. Open any web browser (Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer).

2. Type your default gateway’s IP Address which for BT by default is 192.168.1.254 – Hit the enter key to go to the Home Hub 5’s Admin Page.

192.168.1.254

3. You will be asked to provide your router’s password which is located on the back of your router OR on the card on top which you can pull out to get this password. Once you have it click on the Advanced Settings Button

BT Password

4. Enter your password and Click OK.

5. Click Continue To Advanced Settings.

bt home hub 5 advanced settings

6. Click Firewall from the menu.

bt home hub firewall

7. From the “Game OR Application” drop-down check if the service you wish to port forward for is listed here, if it is listed then select the service and the IP to which the port needs to be forwarded to. This is the local IP of the device, if you do not know what this IP address is check the device settings for the IP.

bt port forwarding

8. Once the Application and the Device is selected, Click the Add Button and Click Apply. You will see that the port forwarding has been enabled and the port has been assigned to the device. You will have the option to un-assign it.

9. If the port/application you want forwarded is not listed, then select the Manage Games & Applications option.

10. Click Add New Game or Application.

– Type the name of the application.
– Uncheck Copy an existing game/application
– Let the protocol be ANY
– 
Type the port number: ex 3019

custom-port-1

11. Click Add & then Click Apply.

12. Now click Back to Port Forwarding – select the name of the application you created, and select the Device.

13. Click Add , then Click Apply.

Port forwarding is required when you need to run a custom service on your network, remotely access your IPTV, IPCAMs and other ip-based applications.

Kevin Arrows


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