How to Port Forward Your AT&T Router

by Ryan Smith Online Blogger

Most of the internet providers use AT&T routers to offer internet connection to their users. The AT&T routers are very popular in today’s market. These routers can be used to turn on the port forwarding for connecting to the home network from the distant location. If you want to port forward your AT&T router, then go through the steps mentioned below.


How does Port Forwarding work?

•    Open the Sling box.

•    Otherwise, open any other streaming device.

•    Host game or web server.

•    Use security cameras.

•    Use the system remotely.

•    Host the hard disk drive which helps you in data sharing.

Steps to Port Forward Your AT&T Router

•    Open the gateway settings by entering into the search box.

•    It will open the AT&T U-verse on your desktop.

•    Choose the Settings tab.

•    After that, press on the Firewall option.

•    Click on the Pinholes, DMZ, and Applications options.

•    In case you get a warning text on your screen, open the AT&T Port Forwarding Tool to turn on the port forwarding on your AT&T router.

•    Select the device where you don’t want to open the Firewall.

•    In case you are not able to search for the device, then go through the steps mentioned below:

1.    Press on the text entry section.

2.    Choose the X option located in the search box.

3.    Type the device IP address which you wish to launch in Firewall.

4.    In case the device which you wish to launch is paired to the gateway, but you are not able to see it in the menu list, ensure that the device is paired to the gateway.

5.    Go through all the cables which help you to pair your device to the router.

6.    Search for the “Edit firewall settings for this computer” column.

7.    You will get the two options on your screen.

8.    The first one is Maximum protection- Disallow unsolicited inbound traffic option which turns off the port forwarding.

9.    The second one is the “Allow individual application” option, which allows you to start activating the port forwarding.

10.    Choose the app which you wish to host by going to the menu list.

11.    Press on the Add option.

12.    Type the access code of the device which is located in the gateway.

13.    Press on the Submit option.

Steps to Add Unlisted User Apps

•    Go to the gateway settings.

•    Go to the Settings tab.

•    After that, press on the Firewall option.

•    Then, choose the Applications, DMZ, and Pinholes options.

•    Turn on the AT&T Port Forwarding tool.

•    Search for the “Add a new user-defined application” line by going to the menu list of all the apps.

•    Choose the Protocol option

•    Type the Port or Range which you wish to launch in the “Port/Range From/To” sections.

•    Start using the “Protocol Timeout” settings tab in the entry section.

•    Type the “Map to Host Port” in the given box.

•    You need to leave the section empty.

•    Go to the pull-down list where it indicates “Application Type”  option.

•    Press on the “Add to list” option.

•    Type the Device Access Code in the provided field.

•    You will get this code in the gateway.

•    Choose the Submit option.

Ryan Smith is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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