How to Configuring Port Forwarding on the MI424WR Rev E. Router

The following procedure details the steps needed to correctly configure a pre-configured or custom port forwarding rule for your MI424WR Rev. E FiOS Router with firmware revision 20.19.8 installed.

You will need the following items to complete this process:

  • Computer/device Hostname or IP address (if using a static IP address).
  • The port numbers and protocols needed for the game, service, or application being forwarded

Create a Pre-Configured Port Forwarding Rule

  1. Connect a computer directly to the Router with an Ethernet cable.
  2. Type the LAN IP address into the web browser’s address bar and press Enter on the keyboard. The default LAN IP address is 192.168.1.1, the default username is “admin,” and the default password is “Password1.”
  3. Click Firewall Settings at the top of the screen.
  4. Click Yes in the warning screen.
  5. Select Port Forwarding in the next screen from the menu to the left.
  6. In the first drop-down list under “Create new port forwarding rule,” select either a specific device by its Hostname and current LAN IP address, or select Specify IP.
  7. If you selected a device by its Hostname and current LAN IP Address, continue to step 8. If you selected Specify IP, a new text box appears. Enter the LAN IP address of the device to which you want to forward the ports in the text box. 
  8. In the second drop-down list, a basic list of pre-configured rules will be displayed. To see all the pre-configured rules, select Show all Services. Click the drop-down list again to see the complete list.
  9. Once any pre-configured rule is selected, the port numbers opened after you apply that rule will appear.
  10. Click Apply to save the new rule.
  11. The new rule should now appear in the “Applied Rules” section of the Port Forwarding screen, with “active” displayed in the Status column. If “inactive” is displayed, click Resolve Now to refresh the screen. If the rule remains inactive, contact Verizon for support.


Create a Custom Port Forwarding Rule

  1. Connect your computer directly to the Router with an Ethernet cable.
  2. Type the LAN IP address into the web browser’s address bar and press Enter on the keyboard. The default LAN IP address is 192.168.1.1, the default username is “admin,” and the default password is “Password1.”
  3. Click Firewall Settings at the top of the screen.
  4. Click Yes in the warning screen.
  5. Select Port Forwarding in the next screen from the menu to the left.
  6. In the first drop-down list under “Create new port forwarding rule,” select either a specific device by its Hostname and current LAN IP address, or select Specify IP.
  7. In the second drop-down list, select Custom Ports. Two more drop-down lists will appear. 
  8. In the third drop-down list, select the protocol you want to use. Options include TCP, UDP, or Both.
  9. In the fourth drop-down list, enter the port numbers. To enter more than one port number, separate the numbers with a comma (example: 80,433,8443). To enter a range of ports, type the first port number, followed by a dash, and then the last port number (example: 80-90, 100-205)
  10. Click Apply to save the new rule. If you run out of room in the fourth drop-down list for port numbers repeat steps 6-10.
  11. The new rule should now appear in the applied rules section of the Port Forwarding screen, with “active” displayed in the Status column. If “inactive” is displayed, click Resolve Now to refresh the screen. If the rule remains inactive, contact Verizon for support.


Notes
The Router has a list of built-in, pre-configured rules already set up for many popular games, applications, and services. You should check the list before configuring a new port forwarding rule.

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