Port Forwarding

Configure SD-WAN port forwarding settings for routers.

About Port Forwarding

When enabled, port forwarding allows the router to open certain ports to incoming traffic from specified IP addresses. Port forwarding is helpful when you have a server behind your router that needs a port exposed to the Internet, such as an HTTP server that needs to be accessible to people outside the VPN, Branch, or HQ network. For each port, a port forwarding rule applies. You can have up to 128 port rules.

Configure Port Forwarding

To enable port forwarding and add port rules, navigate to Manage > Devices > router_hostname > Additional Device Settings > Port Forwarding.

The following steps explain how to configure port forwarding on your router.

  1. In the Devices list, select the check box for, or select on the router hostname where you want to configure port forwarding.
  2. Toggle the Enable Port Forwarding button to ON.
  3. Add port forwarding rules to map inbound traffic to local ports. The maximum number of port rules you can have is 128. Reserved ports cannot be used. To see a list of Extreme Networks reserved ports, select "reserved ports" (in blue).
  4. Select to add a new forwarding rule. Complete the following fields (a red asterisk indicates the field is required):

Application: Enter a description of how this rule will be used (optional).

Outside Port: Select a number for the outside port from the range of 1025 - 65535. Reserved ports cannot be used.

Local Port: Select a number for the local port from the range of 1- 65535.

Protocol: Select TCP, UDP, or both from the drop down list.

Host IP Address: Select a host IP address for the internal device from the drop down list, or select to add a new address.

When you are finished, select ADD. When you have finished adding forwarding rules, select Save.

Edit or Delete Port Forwarding Rules

To edit a rule from the table, select the check box for the rule and then select . Make your changes in the dialog box and then select Save.

To delete a rule from the table, select the check box for the rule and then select .


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