How To Configure Bt Router Firewall Settings?

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The BT router firewall settings include the Port Forwarding, IPv6 Pinholes, UPnP, DMZ, and Configuration features. When you enable Port Forwarding, the UPnP setting should be disabled.

If you wish to set up the firewall settings on the BT router's settings page, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Connect your computer to the BT router using a wired or wireless connection method.
  • After connecting the BT router and the computer, open the default browser and enter the router's IP address in the URL field.
  • Press the Enter button to access the router's login portal.
  • You can identify the BT router's IP address from the label attached to the router's backside.
  • In the router's login portal, enter the username and password in the required fields and click the Submit button to access the router's administrative interface.
  • In the router's settings page, click the Advanced Settings tab.
  • Next, click the Firewall submenu and select UPnP.
  • Turn off the UPnP setting and click the Port Forwarding tab.
  • Port Forwarding is mainly used to give access to the applications and gaming consoles that receive the data from the Internet.
  • The BT router will send the data packets to the selected gaming consoles or devices without any network traffic.
  • Under Port Forwarding, click the Manage games and applications button.
  • If you wish to add a device, click the Add new game or application button.
  • Enter the ports for the selected application and configure the necessary settings.
  • If you wish to edit the existing devices, click the Edit button.
  • To remove the selected devices from the Port Forwarding setting, click the Delete button.
  • After configuring the firewall settings, click the Apply button.
  • If you have difficulties in configuring the BT router firewall settings, contact our technical support team for remote assistance.