How to access the Fastweb router
In order to open Fastweb router ports, the first thing to do is to access the control panel of the device. To do this, start your favorite web browser, type the IP address of the router in the clue bar and then press the button Submit sulla tastiera of the computer.
To find out the IP address of the router try to take a look on the back of the device, there should be a label with the address written on it. Otherwise the IP address could be written on the router user manual included in the sales package. Generally the router's IP address is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
If the IP address of the router is not indicated either on a possible label stuck on the device itself or on the user manual, you can locate it directly from the computer.
If you are using a Windows computer, you can find out the IP address to access the router's control panel by typing cmd in the search field accessible by clicking on the button Home on the taskbar or in the appropriate field accessible from the top right of the Start Screen. Then press Submit to start the program that has been selected automatically.
In the window that will open at this point, type the command ipconfig and then press the button Submit on your PC keyboard to get the complete list of addresses related to your connection. The IP address of the router is the one you find indicated next to the item Default gateway.
If you are using a Mac instead of a Windows-based computer, you can know the IP address through which you can access the control panel of the router by going to System preference (you can find the icon on the Dock, in the folder Applications or you can access it using the Launchpad) and clicking on the item Network.
In the window that opens, select the name of the connection in use and click on the button Advanced which is located at the bottom right. At this point by pressing on the card TCP / IP you will find the address you need to connect to indicated next to the wording Router.
After identifying the IP address, after typing it in the address bar of the web browser and after pressing the button Submit on the keyboard you should finally be able to log into the control panel of the router
Also note that you will be prompted to enter a username and password to access the router panel. Usually the combination to use is admin / admin o admin / password but there are cases where you need to use other settings. If so, you can take a further look at the router's user manual to find out the right combination to use.
If you have difficulty identifying your router username and password, you can consult my tutorial on how to find the modem and router password. Alternatively, you can reset the router by holding down the appropriate button and retry logging in with the default username and password combination.
How to open ports in Fastweb routers
At this point, as the configuration panels vary from router to router, you have to be good at finding the firewall settings screen yourself so that you can open Fastweb router ports. Note that these settings are usually right behind the wording Firewall or behind voices like Virtual Server o LAN configuration.
For example, if you own the router Technicolor TG582n provided directly by Fastweb you have to click on the item Toolbox placed on the right and then up Sharing games and applications.
At this point, the procedure to follow to open Fastweb router ports is more or less the same for all devices. In fact, to open Fastweb router ports just type the number of the port to open in the fields Public door e Local port or Initial port e Final door and save the settings by clicking on the appropriate button on the panel, for example Save or Apply.
Also know that for some routers a list of programs for which you can open ports simply by selecting them is available directly in the control panel. For example, with the Technicolor TG582n router provided directly by Fastweb once you have accessed the section Sharing games and applications just click on the item Assign a game or application to a local network device, choose the program for which you want to open Fastweb router ports by clicking on the appropriate drop-down menu available under the item Game or application, press on the drop-down menu located under the item Peripheral to select the device part of your network for which you want to authorize the use of the ports in question and then press the button Add placed sideways.
To find out in detail what are the steps you need to take on the router model in your possession, connect to the Fastweb website and select the device for which you want to know the configuration instructions.
On the page that opens, then click on the item For the user manual click here which is located at the bottom and find the information regarding the opening of the doors in the manual of the device (which will be downloaded in PDF format or will be opened directly in the browser, depending on the settings of your navigation program).
To find out which ports to open, just access the settings of the program that cannot access the Internet and check which ports it uses to work. If you want to know more details about this procedure I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to open the doors of eMule and the one on how to open the doors of uTorrent. If, on the other hand, you want to know which ports to open to use specific consoles and certain games, you can click here to consult the appropriate web page with all the relevant information on the official website of fastweb.
In the unfortunate event that not even following my instructions could solve your configuration problems, try to contact Fastweb by phone or via the Internet following the instructions you find in my tutorial on how to talk to a Fastweb operator. A technician will try to take stock of the situation and guide you in configuring your modem / router.How to open Fastweb router ports