What is Port Forwarding?
Port forwarding, sometimes called port mapping, allows computers or services in private networks to connect over the internet with other public or private computers or services. This creates an association called a map between a router’s wide area network (WAN), internet protocol (IP), and a local area network (LAN) for a device on that private network.
How To Configure Port Forwarding in the Vilo ISP Web Portal
- The connected device must have a reserved IP address in the Vilo network to configure port forwarding. You can go to the DHCP reservations to set a Static IP for the connected device that you want to configure for Port Forwarding. You can read more about DHCP and Static IPs in the Vilo Portal here.
- Once the reserved IP has been set go to the Port Forwarding page and click the “+Add” button.
- The reserved IP and device name automatically appear in the box under “Select a reservation”.
- Enter the internal port and external port for the device.
- Click the “Save” button to submit this configuration.
- The configured device will now be displayed on the Port Forwarding page.
- You can edit the configuration by clicking the “Edit” button for the individual device.