How do I Setup Port Forwarding on My Asus RT AC88u

Hello, Please let me know that how do i setup port forwarding on my asus rt ac88u. I bought this Asus RT AC88u router but now i am trying setup it then it's not forwarding port. Help me in this.

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  • 1 year ago

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Asus rt-ac88u Port Forwarding -

Do you actually understand what is port forwarding? Like every other router, Asus RT-AC88U routers also feature a basic firewall setting that protects your home network from unwanted or unauthorized access through the Internet. A firewall is an application that restricts every incoming connection from the web door.

Since the firewall blocks every incoming connection, there is a need to open a port for allowing games and other application connections. This process of opening a port for giving access to such useful applications is referred to as port forwarding. This process is frequently so-called as a port forward since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

What are the Basic Steps to Setup Port Forwarding on Asus RT AC88u?

Step 1 : Set a static IP address on your computer system or device that you want to forward a port to.

Step 2 : Log in to the admin interface of Asus RT-AC88U router.

Step 3 : Go to the port forwarding section of the interface.

Step 4 : Click the WAN option

Step 5 : Select the Virtual Server/Port Forwarding option.

Step 6 : Add a new port forward entry.

In Case You Find These Steps Difficult in First Glance, Take a Tour to the Complete Setup Procedure for Asus RT-AC88U Router.

Step 1 : Setting up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to is the first important thing. This step ensures that the device ports will remain open even after the rebooting process.

Note: You can also download a free program called Network Utilities, that will help you to set up a static IP address on your device. For more, you can follow a guide to set up a static IP address.

Step 2 : After setting up the port on the device or system, the next step involves logging into the web interface of your Asus RT-AC88U router. Your router has an admin web interface that is accessible using an installed browser.

You can use any installed browsers to access the admin interface of the router like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It never matters which browser you actually use.

  • Quickly open up the web browser on your system and locate the address bar on your screen.
  • Now, enter the admin URL into the address bar of the browser and press enter.
  • Ensure that you are entering the IP address of your Asus RT-AC88U router. This IP address of your router is also known as computer's default gateway.
  • Usually, the default IP address is set to
  • You will see a prompt login screen asking for the username and password for your Asus router account.
  • By default, both the username and password for Asus RT-AC88U Router are set to admin. Now you can enter this username and password in the provided fields, and then click the Login button to access the web UI of Asus RT-AC88U router.

Note: If this username and password are showing incorrect or invalid, visit the Default Asus Router Passwords page.

In case you have forgotten the login credentials and you are unable to login to your Asus RT-AC88U, follow the reset router password guide to set your Asus RT-AC88U router back to its factory(original) settings.

Step 3 : Now as you have entered the admin of your router, locate the port forwarding section on the screen.

  • Click on the WAN option under the Advanced Settings tab in the left section of your screen.
  • You will find a Virtual Server / Port Forwarding link on the top of the page. Click on that option.

Step 4 : First, enable the Port Forwarding option.

Enter the Service Name. This name has no effect on the functionality of the port forwarding Asus rt-ac88u, it simply defines the service for which it was created.

Enter the port range you want to forward to.

For example, the ports to forward for Xbox Live are:

  • TCP Ports: 3074
  • UDP Ports: 3074

Note: You can also find the ports for different games or applications depending upon your requirements.

  • Enter the IP address you want to forward these ports to in the Local IP. This IP address can be of your computer or another computer or device on your network.
  • Make protocol selection in the Protocol box. This protocol is the one that you want to forward these ports over.
  • When you have done all fields, click on the Add "+" button.
  • Finally, click the Apply button near the bottom of the screen to save the changes. Asus rt-ac88u port forwarding feature is now successfully configured for your computer.

Step 5 : Press the "Logout" button to sign out from the admin screen of the router.

  • Published by:  Gary   
  •  1 year ago