How to set up Port Forwarding with Deco?

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Updated 01-26-2018 02:28:44 AM
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Port Forwarding is used to make a device or service in your home network accessible by computers on the internet. Typical applications include allowing remote management to security cameras within the local network, permitting access to HTTP, FTP and other local servers, etc.

Port Forwarding can be used for setting up public services in your local network, such as HTTP, FTP, DNS, POP3/SMTP and Telnet. Different service uses different service port. Port 80 is used in HTTP service, port 21 in FTP service, port 25 in SMTP service and port 110 in POP3 service. Please verify the service port number before the configuration.

Launch the Deco app, tap the Menu icon at the bottom right corner.

Tap Advanced.

Choose Port Forwarding.

Tap Create or the Add icon at the upper right corner.

Choose a Service Type, type in the Service Name, and tap Internal IP to select a device you want to open ports for, then type in its External Port and Internal Port (Service Port). Tap Done.

If you leave the Internal Port blank, the internal ports will be the same as the external ones.

For example, set up the External Port as 4500-5000, then leave the Internal Port blank, tap Done. In this case, the internal ports 4500-5000 will be opened automatically.

After setup, please roll back to the Advanced page, tap IPv4 and check the WAN IP address of the Deco system. Now you can try to use WAN IP:Port Number (External Port) to access the service from the outside network.


If the WAN IP address of the router is not a public IP address, but a private IP address, that means there is another NAT device connected to the WAN Port of the Deco router, you need to open the service ports on that device as well.

For how to find out the IP Address is a public one or private one, please refer to this link: